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15 February 2018
First-time-buyer activity remained strong inFirst-time-buyer activity remained strong inQ4 at price levels up to €500,000. Housesin the €350,000 to €500,000 range, inparticular, are experiencing competitivebidding. This cohort will continue to competefor limited stock in 2018.
15 February 2018
The latest national account figures from the CSO for Q3 2017 were again very positive. GDP grew by 4.2% in the quarter and 10.5% in the year. In the first three-quarters of the year, GDP was up 7.4% on average on the same period last year, leaving it very well placed to top the EU growth league table for the fourth year running.
15 February 2018
Activity in the Dublin office market in Q4 was significantly up on Q3 figures with over 137,550 sqm transacting, which translated into 64 deals. The majority of deals were acquired by domestic occupiers while the IT sector took the most space. The city centre was the most active region, accounting for 60% of the volume of space transacted. Supply levels decreased further with the vacancy rate dropping to 9.2%.
15 February 2018
Similar to 2016, the final quarter of the yearSimilar to 2016, the final quarter of the yearwas strong in terms of market turnover. Dublindominated activity, as did international buyersand the retail sector. On an annual basis, totalturnover was strong but it was down on theprevious year. This was to be expected giventhe very strong years that have prevailedsince 2013 and the fact that many significantassets have sold and resold.

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