Q1 2023 Property Report in affiliation with Davy Property Value Report: Modest slowdown continues with market constrained  

A modest slowdown in asking worth inflation has continued within the first quarter, with the market constrained by poor provide and impacted by a spread of each optimistic and unfavorable components, based on the newest quarterly home worth report from 

The Q1 2023 report, in affiliation with Davy, discovered that annual asking worth inflation slowed to three.2% nationwide, and was 0.6% in Dublin and 5% elsewhere across the nation.  

In the meantime, the report discovered asking costs dropped by 0.3% on the quarter nationally and by 0.8% in Dublin. Inflation rose by 0.2% elsewhere across the nation over the quarter. 

This implies the median asking worth for brand new directions nationally is now €310,000, whereas the value in Dublin is €395,000 and elsewhere across the nation it’s €265,000.  

Different findings embody:

  • Houses are actually being offered for simply 1% over asking costs, versus 6% right now final 12 months. 
  • The US banking disaster means expectations for additional ECB fee hikes have been scaled again. 
  • Dublin home costs have fallen for 4 consecutive months and are already 2% under peak September 2022 ranges. 
  • There was a marginal achieve in asking costs of 0.2% outdoors Dublin in Q1 2023, partially as a result of inventory ranges in the remainder of Eire are nonetheless very low. 
  • Stretched valuations are concentrated within the capital, the place the common worth in January 2023 was 9 occasions’ common revenue. 
  • The common mortgage approval for first-time consumers hit a recent report excessive in February of €281,350 – doubtless reflecting looser Central Financial institution lending guidelines. 
  • There have been 13,600 out there properties on the market on in Q1 – nonetheless effectively under the pre-pandemic determine of 20,000. 
  • Hire inflation in Dublin has exceeded 2% regardless of the capital being designated a hire strain zone. 


The writer of the report, Conall MacCoille, Chief Economist at Davy, mentioned the info recommended that frothy pandemic-era valuations had been now cooling off. “This quarter’s MyHome report reveals one other 0.3% fall in asking costs in Q1 2023. Costs fell particularly sharply – by 0.8% – in Dublin however rose marginally by 0.2% in the remainder of Eire. We anticipate the 0.6% decline within the CSO’s RPPI measure of transaction costs in January will proceed within the coming months.” 

Nevertheless, he mentioned that Eire’s property market was not in freefall and would doubtless fare higher than the UK and US markets within the coming months. “First, demand stays buoyant given the resilient efficiency of the Irish financial system. Second, housing provide stays very constrained. Third, the European Central Financial institution just isn’t anticipated to boost rates of interest as aggressively because the Financial institution of England or Federal Reserve. Fourth, the shock choice by the Central Financial institution of Eire to loosen the mortgage lending guidelines will in time put upward strain on home costs.”   

Mr MacCoille added that the forecast for asking worth inflation had been revised to 1.5% for 2023 – from 4%. “This small rise may fairly presumably break up between falls within the capital and modest worth beneficial properties in the remainder of Eire. Nevertheless, the outlook may be very unsure and small worth falls can’t be dominated out. 

“Why? Asking costs have clearly had a weak begin to 2023. Additionally, the correction in stretched valuations in some areas seems to have additional to run. Nevertheless, as 2023 progresses the tight market, resilient financial system and, crucially, the easing of the Central Financial institution’s mortgage lending guidelines ought to help Irish home costs.” 

Joanne Geary, Managing Director of, mentioned that housing provide was nonetheless the elephant within the room. “Sadly, inventory ranges are nonetheless a significant concern. In a great situation, we want roughly 50,000 new houses constructed yearly, and we’re operating far wanting that concentrate on at current.  

“We all know from our current client sentiment survey that potential homebuyers are feeling the pinch from the power and value of dwelling crises, so now greater than ever we want building exercise to ramp as much as alleviate the build-up in strain.”