Highest house prices in Laois in midlands

Slowest rises in midlands compared to rest of the country but highest price in Laois

Conor Ganly


Conor Ganly



Highest house prices in Laois  in midlands

Property prices in Laois and other midland counties showed the smallest property growth nationally but have still risen by more than 9%in the year to April.

The Central Statistics Office's latest Residential Property Price Index shows that to April, the Midland region showed the least price growth, with house prices increasing 9.3%.

However, the CSO figures show that the average sale price in Laois was €171,661 in April. It is the highest of all counties in the region which also includes, Westmeath, Offaly and Longford.

A total of 37 April sales were recorded in Laois compared to 25 in Offaly where the average price was just over €133,000.

Since the start of 2017, 173 sales have been recorded in Laois. The total value of these sale was €26.6 million.

The most expensive house in Laois, according to www.daft.ie, is The Old Rectory, Coolbanagher, Emo. it is valued at €1.25 million.

The least expensive at €50,000 is an end of terrace at O'Moore Place, Portlaoise.

Daft lists 305 for sale.

At a national level prices increased by 10.5% in April. This compares with an increase of 9.6% in the year to March and an increase of 5.8% in the year to April 2016.

In Dublin, residential property prices increased by 8.2% in the year to April. Dublin house prices increased 8.1%.

Whereas apartments increased 8.6% in the same period. The highest house price growth was in Dublin City, at 11.1%. In contrast, the lowest growth was in Fingal, with house prices rising just 2.3%.

Residential property prices in the Rest of Ireland (i.e. excluding Dublin) were 13.4% higher in the year to April. House prices in the rest of Ireland increased 13.4% over the period. The West region showed the greatest price growth, with house prices increasing 17.8%.

From the trough in early 2013, prices nationally have increased by 52.1%.

In the same period, Dublin residential property prices have increased 68.1% whilst residential property prices in the Rest of Ireland are 48.9% higher.