Recent figures from the Central Statistics Office show that whilst Dublin house prices rose during 2016, the majority of the gains were outside the capital.
Across the country, home-owners saw an average increase of 8.1%. Unlike in previous years, Dublin properties did not see the bulk of these increases, with a rise of just 5.8%.
Outside of Dublin, there were gains of 12.1%, but the best of these gains were in the West of the country, with house prices rising 17.8%.
Whilst strong gains are being made, property prices are still 32.1% lower than the peaks seen in 2007, opening up opportunities for first-time buyers to purchase their first home, and for existing home-owners to be able to climb the ladder, particularly those who are deciding to move outside the capital.
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