Have your say: Are Irish house prices ‘quite affordable’?

ESRI says prices will rise by 20% in three years. We want to hear your views

What has your experience of the Irish property market been? Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

If you are hoping to buy a home, today’s report from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) is not likely to come as welcome news.

In it, the ESRI predicts Irish house prices will rise by at least 20 per cent over the next three years.

But this does not mean another property bubble is inflating, the think tank claims, adding that by “international comparisons, Irish prices appear to be quite affordable”.

The Irish Times would like to hear your views on the property market. If you are looking to buy, or have recently purchased, what has been your experience of househunting?


Does the market feel overheated or undersupplied in the area you are searching, or have you been pleasantly surprised? As prices rise, do you feel under pressure to buy quickly, or increase your budget?

Are house prices in Ireland now "quite affordable", in your view? If you are thinking of selling, do reports such as this one from the ESRI change your plans in any way?

To contribute, fill out the form above. Please include a few lines about you and where you are living or househunting.

A selection of contributions may be published online or in print as part of our reporting.

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