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Housing Pulse

April 2021

The Housing Pulse stood at 107.9 in April 2021, up 10.6 on March and 82.9 higher than last April’s trough. Households in all regions raised their expectations for future house price gains this month, taking the index to its highest level since the autumn of 2018. The survey also finds that 36% plan to spend a large sum on home improvements over the coming year, a series high that likely reflects a combination of increased savings and the view that remote or hybrid working will be a feature of the post-COVID landscape for some.

Housing Pulse

April 2021

Key Points

  • Housing Pulse increases in April
  • 73% expect house prices to go up in the next year
  • Buying continues to trump renting

Housing Pulse

April 2021

Housing Pulse

April 2021

107.9

+10.6 on previous index reading

Housing Pulse

April 2021

”Even with house prices on the rise, seven in ten think it is cheaper to buy than rent in their area.”

Dr Loretta O'Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

Housing Pulse

April 2021

House Price Expectations National

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 33%
1% to 5% 40%
Stay more or less the same
19%
Decrease
1% to 5% 4%
> 5% 2%

Balance +49%

(+10 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2021

House Price Expectations Dublin

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 31%
1% to 5% 46%
Stay more or less the same
16%
Decrease
1% to 5% 4%
> 5% 2%

Balance +50%

(+14 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2021

Price Expectations Rest of Leinster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 31%
1% to 5% 43%
Stay more or less the same
19%
Decrease
1% to 5% 3%
> 5% 2%

Balance +49%

(+14 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2021

House Price Expectations Munster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 34%
1% to 5% 35%
Stay more or less the same
21%
Decrease
1% to 5% 5%
> 5% 2%

Balance +47%

(+4 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2021

Price Expectations Connacht / Ulster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 36%
1% to 5% 36%
Stay more or less the same
20%
Decrease
1% to 5% 3%
> 5% 1%

Balance +52%

(+11 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2021

Rent Expectations National

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 22%
1% to 5% 35%
Stay more or less the same
34%
Decrease
1% to 5% 4%
> 5% 1%

Balance +36%

(+4 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2021

Rent Expectations Dublin

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 19%
1% to 5% 34%
Stay more or less the same
35%
Decrease
1% to 5% 6%
> 5% 2%

Balance +32%

(+9 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2021

Rent Expectations Rest of Leinster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 22%
1% to 5% 37%
Stay more or less the same
32%
Decrease
1% to 5% 3%
> 5% 1%

Balance +38%

(+3 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2021

Rent Expectations Munster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 26%
1% to 5% 36%
Stay more or less the same
31%
Decrease
1% to 5% 4%
> 5% 0%

Balance +42%

(+5 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2021

Rent Expectations Connacht / Ulster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 19%
1% to 5% 31%
Stay more or less the same
42%
Decrease
1% to 5% 3%
> 5% 0%

Balance +33%

(0 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2021

Housing National

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Housing Pulse

April 2021

Housing Dublin

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Housing Pulse

April 2021

Housing Rest of Leinster

Housing Pulse

April 2021

Housing Munster

Housing Pulse

April 2021

Housing Connacht/ Ulster