Wicklow Property Price Guide: see how much your home is worth in 2020
It was a tale of two – or even a few – counties in Wicklow last year as house prices varied considerably depnding on where you live, according to the Sunday Times Property Price Guide published today.
The north and the south of the county also recorded very different sale values in 2019 – a sitiation likely to remain unchanged this year.
Average house prices in Greystones were largely static last year, with sales down just 1% to €427,499 at the hugely popular seaside town.
The guide says Central Bank lending rules “kept a cap on rising house prices in north Co Wicklow in 2019”, with growth strongest in starter homes and the mid market and the upper end “stagnating because of the macroprudential rules governing lending”.
It was a rather different story in the south of the country, where average house prices in Wicklow town rose by 4% to €304,415 last year.
The guide says: “Activity was up across the board and developers were out in force as south Co Wicklow had a busy 2019. Four new estates, accounting for 200 homes between them, did good business during the year — Waverley Meadows in Rathnew, Burkeen Hall and Carraig Beag in Wicklow town, and Mount Usher Glade in Ashford.”
Rents in Wicklow town rose sharply last year, driven by short supply and “incessant demand”, with a three-bed semi-detached home now fetching around €1,650 per month.
PROPERTY PRICE GRAPHICS: The Sunday Times