The average price of a second-hand, three-bed semi in County Roscommon rose by 2.4% in the first three months of the year, according to the latest national survey by Real Estate Alliance.
The average cost of three-bed homes in the county is now €210,000, up from €205,000 in December 2022, the Q1 REA Average House Price Index shows.
By concentrating on the actual sale price of three-bed semis, the survey provides an up-to-date picture of the second-hand property market in towns and cities countrywide.
First-time buyers made up 60% of the market during Q1 with 10% of buyers moving out from the cities.
The average time taken to complete a sale in the county is five weeks, unchanged from the previous quarter, the survey shows.
The average cost of a three-bed semi in Roscommon town is now €250,000, up 4.17% from €240,000 in the previous quarter.
“There was a slow start to the year, in respect of the first two months, due to significant shortage of stock coming to the market,” said Seamus Carthy of REA Seamus Carthy, Roscommon town.
“However, over the last three weeks there are signs that the supply of stock is improving.”
In Castlerea, the average cost of a three-bed semi remained at €170,000 from the previous quarter – the time to sell also remained unchanged at five weeks.
Across the rest of Ireland, the actual selling price of a three-bedroomed semi-detached rose by 0.6% over the past three months to €293,343 – representing an annual increase of 5.3%.
House prices in Dublin recovered after a pre-Christmas fall and rose by 0.5% to €498,333 in the past three months, slightly exceeding last September’s prices and showing an annual rise of 3.5%.
Mirroring the capital, cities outside Dublin experienced a 0.4% rise to an average selling price of €310,250.
The smallest percentage increases came in commuter counties where average prices went from €312,778 to €313,056 – a rise of just 0.1% on average over three months.
The country’s large towns saw the largest quarterly increase at 1%, with prices now averaging €211,776 and properties selling faster at an average of five weeks, than in cities or commuter areas.
Nationally, first-time purchasers make up 60% of the market, the quarterly survey has found.
The actual selling price of a three-bedroomed semi-detached house across the country rose by 0.6% over the past three months to €293,343 – representing an annual increase of 5.3%.