February 28, 2021
Business News

Third of all new homes sold in Ireland last year were in Wicklow: report

County Wicklow recorded the highest increase in property sales in Ireland in 2019, a new report reveals.

House and apartment sales jumped by 15.5% in the county last year, according to figures released today in the official Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) for 2019.

A total of 1,873 properties were sold in the county in 2019. A third (33%) of these were new builds – the highest proportion of any county in the country.

Wicklow’s sharp increase, double the next largest rise nationally (county Westmeath – 8.1%), bucks a national trend which saw property sales drop overall by 3.9%, a reduction of 2,239 sales.

Outside of Wicklow and Westmeath (8.1%), only seven counties recorded marginal increases in property sales. All the other counties recorded a decrease.

Sales in Dublin dropped by over 8%, while five counties – Kerry, Sligo, Monagahan, Roscommon and Leitrim – recorded double digit percentage drops.

The most valuable property sold in Wicklow in 2019 – Luggala House and Gardens – fetched a whooping €11,600,000.

Luggala House was the second most valuable property sold in the State last year, just behind Castletown Demesne, on the outskirts of Carrick-on-Suir in county Kilkenny, which fetched €12,600,000.

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