Property Prices in the Area
How much did the other properties in the area sell for?
Why should I look at the Property Price Register?
The Property Price Register was launched in 2010 and sales before then are not registered on the website. It includes the Date of Sale, Price and Address of all residential properties purchased in Ireland since the 1st of January 2010.
Looking at the sold prices of similar properties in the area is a great tool to help you make an offer at the right level. It can be difficult to know where to start so use the Property Price Register as your guide. However, it is important to note that different properties on the same road can be very different. One property may be a 4 bedroom detached house with large gardens and views of the beach whilst at the other end of the street may be a ground floor studio apartment.
Some important things to note about the Property Price Register:
It should be clear that the position currently is that all prices on the Property Price Register are VAT exclusive
This only impacts new build properties
Second-hand properties do not have VAT on them
In other words, the prices quoted on the Register exclude the 13.5% VAT applicable in respect of new properties
In a small number of transactions included in the Register, the price shown does not represent the full market price of the property concerned for a variety of reasons
All such properties are marked **
For example, the price declared may reflect the retention of an interest in the property by the previous owner, or the fact that a part or fraction only of the property is being purchased
Alternatively, the property may have been purchased at a reduced price under the Affordable Homes Scheme
In a very small number of cases, properties may be declared as purchased in exchange for other property, stocks and shares, etc
Where a number of apartments are sold for a single price (e.g. Apartments Nos 1 to 15 Oak Drive are sold for €2m), the information on the Register depends on what was filed with the Revenue Commissioners
The Authority acknowledges that there may be errors in the data in the Property Price Register
The Register is compiled from data which is filed, for stamp duty purposes, with the Revenue Commissioners
The data is primarily filed electronically by persons doing the conveyancing of the property on behalf of the purchaser and errors may occur when the data is being filed
We recommend that after you get our Home Hunter Report that you Google some of the addresses listed for properties nearby on the Property Price Register to get an idea of what the property is like on Google Street View. In some cases, you may even find some old estate agent listings!