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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 »

More than 800 sites owned by local authorities and public bodies will be offered to the private market to help boost housing supply.

State to offer more than 800 sites for at least 50,000 new homes

Apr 27, 2017 2:30

More than 800 sites owned by local authorities and public bodies will be offered to the private market to help boost housing supply.

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This is the first time the Government has a picture of exactly what lands are under its control, and therefore available for housing.

Paul Melia: State plan finally lays foundation to resolve this crisis

Apr 27, 2017 2:30

This is the first time the Government has a picture of exactly what lands are under its control, and therefore available for housing.

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A number of apartment tenants ordered to vacate their homes as the properties were put up for sale have been "assured" they will be able to remain in their homes under a new proposed agreement with the Simon Community of Ireland homeless charity.

Charity negotiates purchase of apartments as tenants left facing threat of eviction

Apr 27, 2017 2:30

A number of apartment tenants ordered to vacate their homes as the properties were put up for sale have been "assured" they will be able to remain in their homes under a new proposed agreement with the Simon Community of Ireland homeless charity.

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There has been a strong rise in the numbers of people living in middle-income households in this country, a leading US think tank found.

The middle class expansion: US think tank reports sharp rise in numbers living in middle-income households in Ireland

Apr 25, 2017 11:38

There has been a strong rise in the numbers of people living in middle-income households in this country, a leading US think tank found.

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Long-term renters should look at ways in which they can financially protect themselves, similar to mortgage holders, a leading insurance company has said.

Long term renters urged to look at protection similar to mortgage holders

Apr 25, 2017 8:30

Long-term renters should look at ways in which they can financially protect themselves, similar to mortgage holders, a leading insurance company has said.

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Housing Agency boss John O'Connor is under no illusions about how long it will take for house prices and rents to stabilise.

'House prices and rents won't stabilise for up to three years'

Apr 24, 2017 2:30

Housing Agency boss John O'Connor is under no illusions about how long it will take for house prices and rents to stabilise.

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Homeowners and landlords unable to pay their mortgages could see the negative equity portion of their loans written off to help restore the property market to normality, under proposals outlined by the head of the Government's Housing Agency.

Writing off negative equity 'would ease crisis'

Apr 24, 2017 2:30

Homeowners and landlords unable to pay their mortgages could see the negative equity portion of their loans written off to help restore the property market to normality, under proposals outlined by the head of the Government's Housing Agency.

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ON an autumn day in 1948, architect Herbie Simms consumed a bottle of whiskey and threw himself under a steam locomotive in Dún Laoghaire.

Comment: It’s time to stop faffing about and start treating this housing crisis like the emergency that it really is

Apr 23, 2017 9:51

ON an autumn day in 1948, architect Herbie Simms consumed a bottle of whiskey and threw himself under a steam locomotive in Dún Laoghaire.

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In April 2007 - 10 years ago to the very month - residential property prices peaked. The huge bubble in house prices, which had been inflating for years, then began to deflate. It happened slowly at first but as 2008 dawned it began to happen quickly.

There is no bubble - but housing's still a headache

Apr 23, 2017 18:09

In April 2007 - 10 years ago to the very month - residential property prices peaked. The huge bubble in house prices, which had been inflating for years, then began to deflate. It happened slowly at first but as 2008 dawned it began to happen quickly.

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