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What does DaftDrop do?

DaftDrop is tracking over 1.5 million residential and commercial properties that were, or still are, for sale across Ireland, the UK, & Australia. DaftDrop provides the easy way to determine the market history of a property or area, and to gain insights into the overall property market throughout Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Australia!

Why use this?

As a buyer, one of the main things you're interested in are price changes, right? Right. Knowing a property's history gives you, the buyer, a much better idea of the mindset of a seller, which is very valuable knowledge before entering negotiations.

For example, if a seller has dropped their prices several times in the last few months, you can be sure they're eager to sell. On the other hand, if a house has been on the market for years without much activity, it's less likely that the seller is clued in to the current market and their expectations may be unrealistic.

DaftDrop can:

  • Show price drops/increases, that are otherwise forgotton
  • Allows lightning fast and flexible sorting and searching
  • Show the real time on market
  • Show similar properties
  • Detect previous listings of the same property
  • Show unbiased, up-to-date trends via graphing
  • Automatically notify you of price changes in property you're interested in

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Estate Agents often:

  • Modify the ad's 'entered' date to make a property seem like it's fresh on the market
  • Or, re-create a whole knew ad, having the same effect
  • Increase price above actual expectation, just so an initial offer will be high
  • Change a price to Price On Application, because of lack of interest in an overpriced property

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Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is to meet with local authorities in the coming weeks to ensure they have sufficient resources to complete building inspections in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy which has claimed at least 80 lives.

Review of funding for fire safety inspections after Grenfell blaze

June 29, 2017 2:30

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is to meet with local authorities in the coming weeks to ensure they have sufficient resources to complete building inspections in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy which has claimed at least 80 lives.

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Property owners could be offered local authority loans to bring vacant homes back into use and help tackle the housing crisis.

Loan scheme aims to bring vacant homes into use

June 29, 2017 2:30

Property owners could be offered local authority loans to bring vacant homes back into use and help tackle the housing crisis.

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There is "no evidence" short-term lettings such as Airbnb directly affect the housing crisis, which should be addressed by using vacant homes, according to a leading economist.

Airbnb-style lettings 'have no effect' on housing crisis

June 29, 2017 2:30

There is "no evidence" short-term lettings such as Airbnb directly affect the housing crisis, which should be addressed by using vacant homes, according to a leading economist.

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On Thursday evening, the Dáil accepted a Green Party motion to improve regulation of building standards and quality, implement a remedial scheme to assist homeowners resolve serious structural and safety issues resulting from defective building standards, and also provide new legal rights to protect home buyers.

Greater regulation of our building standards would make it easier to fund social housing

June 26, 2017 2:30

On Thursday evening, the Dáil accepted a Green Party motion to improve regulation of building standards and quality, implement a remedial scheme to assist homeowners resolve serious structural and safety issues resulting from defective building standards, and also provide new legal rights to protect home buyers.

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Construction work has yet to begin on some 23,000 homes in the capital despite full planning permission being in place.

Work has yet to start on 23,000 homes in capital which have permission

June 26, 2017 2:30

Construction work has yet to begin on some 23,000 homes in the capital despite full planning permission being in place.

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Brexit is damaging recovery in the regional property market with Donegal particularly impacted by uncertainty following the UK's decision to leave the EU.

Brexit is stalling recovery in the Border housing market

June 26, 2017 2:30

Brexit is damaging recovery in the regional property market with Donegal particularly impacted by uncertainty following the UK's decision to leave the EU.

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Mortgages are squeezing out cash buyers in large numbers for the first time since the downturn, helping drive house price rises to boom-time levels across swathes of the country.

Rush for mortgages is pushing up prices faster than in boom

June 26, 2017 2:30

Mortgages are squeezing out cash buyers in large numbers for the first time since the downturn, helping drive house price rises to boom-time levels across swathes of the country.

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We threw it away. Measures introduced two-and-a-half years ago by the Central Bank to curb runaway property inflation were only ever a temporary stop-gap. The aim was to control prices to buy time to enable the State to fast-track housing development in a market which is now seeing the worst supply levels in a lifetime. It was plenty of time.

Comment: Relaxing deposit rules just not an option, even if it means families must save up €83,000

June 26, 2017 2:30

We threw it away. Measures introduced two-and-a-half years ago by the Central Bank to curb runaway property inflation were only ever a temporary stop-gap. The aim was to control prices to buy time to enable the State to fast-track housing development in a market which is now seeing the worst supply levels in a lifetime. It was plenty of time.

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There has been much talk this past week - following Minister Eoghan Murphy's comments about help-to-buy - that July will be a bumper month for the housing market. In particular, the new minister talked about help-to-buy being reviewed and potentially scrapped if it is found that the scheme is pushing up house prices.

The clue is in the title - a housing boom needs housing

June 25, 2017 18:30

There has been much talk this past week - following Minister Eoghan Murphy's comments about help-to-buy - that July will be a bumper month for the housing market. In particular, the new minister talked about help-to-buy being reviewed and potentially scrapped if it is found that the scheme is pushing up house prices.

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