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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

Price Drops »

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

Price Drops »

Any bid to remove the Government's Help-to-Buy scheme would cause a surge in demand during the summer and then depress prices, a leading economist said.

'Scramble to buy' if Varadkar pulls the plug on scheme to build more homes

May 27, 2017 2:30

Any bid to remove the Government's Help-to-Buy scheme would cause a surge in demand during the summer and then depress prices, a leading economist said.

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Q. I want to build a 5ft-high brick wall to separate my front garden from next door. There is currently an ugly rattan fence over a low (knee-height) brick wall erected by the previous owner - it looks terrible and is in poor condition. I've offered to pay for the entire structure, but my neighbour is objecting as she has grown a hedge against it on her side and wants to retain it. Can I go ahead or what permission do I need? I really don't want to have to build a second wall along the existing one as this would be silly.

Home Economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

May 26, 2017 2:30

Q. I want to build a 5ft-high brick wall to separate my front garden from next door. There is currently an ugly rattan fence over a low (knee-height) brick wall erected by the previous owner - it looks terrible and is in poor condition. I've offered to pay for the entire structure, but my neighbour is objecting as she has grown a hedge against it on her side and wants to retain it. Can I go ahead or what permission do I need? I really don't want to have to build a second wall along the existing one as this would be silly.

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To understand just how much you can see on a clear sunny day from the higher reaches of Dublin’s tallest residential building, we’ve compiled a range of photos taken both inside and outside apartment 74 — which shares the 12th floor of the Millennium Tower at Charlotte Quay, Dublin 4.

Inside the €895k Grand Canal apartment with spectacular 360 views of Dublin

May 26, 2017 2:30

To understand just how much you can see on a clear sunny day from the higher reaches of Dublin’s tallest residential building, we’ve compiled a range of photos taken both inside and outside apartment 74 — which shares the 12th floor of the Millennium Tower at Charlotte Quay, Dublin 4.

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People moving house have built up a large amount of equity in their homes, ensuring they can often outbid first-time buyers, new research indicates.

Movers with equity outbidding first-time buyers for houses

May 24, 2017 2:30

People moving house have built up a large amount of equity in their homes, ensuring they can often outbid first-time buyers, new research indicates.

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People moving home have built up a large amount of equity in their homes, ensuring they can outbid first-time buyers, new research indicates.

Movers have more financial firepower

May 23, 2017 13:09

People moving home have built up a large amount of equity in their homes, ensuring they can outbid first-time buyers, new research indicates.

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Banks have been dealt a blow after the High Court ruled on how mortgage borrowings are to be treated in formal debt deals.

Blow to banks after High Court judge rules splitting mortgage debt is not sustainable

May 23, 2017 2:30

Banks have been dealt a blow after the High Court ruled on how mortgage borrowings are to be treated in formal debt deals.

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The property tax take in Ireland is below the EU average, and we rely too much on "volatile revenue sources", the European Commission has warned.

Property tax take too low, says EU in warning over 'volatile revenue'

May 23, 2017 2:30

The property tax take in Ireland is below the EU average, and we rely too much on "volatile revenue sources", the European Commission has warned.

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Houses have not become more expensive to buy because of the Help to Buy scheme. The main reason is the lack of supply.

Paul Melia: Prices are going through the roof because we simply aren't building enough homes to meet demand

May 23, 2017 2:30

Houses have not become more expensive to buy because of the Help to Buy scheme. The main reason is the lack of supply.

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Fine Gael leadership frontrunner Leo Varadkar risks causing further chaos in the housing market after pledging to abolish the Help to Buy scheme if it proves to be inflating prices.

Revealed: Homebuyers race for deals as €20,000 grant faces axe

May 23, 2017 2:30

Fine Gael leadership frontrunner Leo Varadkar risks causing further chaos in the housing market after pledging to abolish the Help to Buy scheme if it proves to be inflating prices.

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