Property prices continued to rise across the country in September but there was once again a slight fall Dublin, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
The latest national Residential Property Price Index showed that prices were up 1.4% in the 12 months to September, with prices in the capital falling by 1.9% - the same level as August – and prices outside Dublin up by 4%.
In September prices were up 0.8% compared with the previous month across the State.
In the 12 months to September 2023, house prices in Dublin fell by 2.5% while apartment prices were up by 0.7%. Within Dublin, there was a fall in house prices of 0.1% in Fingal, while Dublin City saw a decline of 4%.
Outside Dublin, house prices were up by 3.9% and apartment prices rose by 4.5%. The region outside of Dublin that saw the largest rise in house prices was the South-West (Cork, Kerry) at 5.4%, while at the other end of the scale, the Midlands region (Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath) saw a 2.3% rise.
In September 2023, 4,255 dwelling purchases by households at market prices were filed with the Revenue Commissioners, down by 7.2% when compared with the 4,583 purchases in September 2022.
The median price of a dwelling purchased in the 12 months to September 2023 was €320,000.
The lowest median price for a house in the 12 months to September 2023 was €160,000 in Longford, while the highest median price was €635,000 in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
The most expensive Eircode area over the 12 months to September 2023 was A94 'Blackrock' with a median price of €735,000, while F45 'Castlerea' had the least expensive price of €130,000."