DaftDrop is the non-profit Irish property price tracker, bringing you an unbiased and impartial view of the Irish property market, with the easiest & fastest price search engine online.
What does DaftDrop do?
DaftDrop is tracking over 300,000 houses that were, or still are, for sale in Ireland. DaftDrop provides an easy way to determine a property's market history, as well as the means to gain am insight into the overall property market within Ireland, or a specific area.
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.
- Show price drops/increases
- 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 your area
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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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Millennials want a better way of living - and this will be reflected in housingAug 28, 2016 2:30
A survey in 2011 for the Halifax Building Society coined the phrase 'Generation Rent' to describe those born in the 1980s who felt that they'd never be able to afford a home - despite nearly three-quarters wanting to own instead of rent. Less widely reported is that those surveyed also acknowledged that they were aware of becoming 'more European' by regarding rent as the norm.
Glass Bottle site protests loomingAug 28, 2016 2:30
The first public protests over the housing crisis are due to kick off at Dublin City Council's September meeting tomorrow week.
Returning emigrants warned of hidden costs and homeless riskAug 27, 2016 2:30
Irish people wishing to return home after moving abroad still face major barriers, a leading emigration advice service has said.
'We spent a third of our life savings in months'Aug 27, 2016 2:30
John and Brenda Hannon returned home from five years in Perth, Australia, with a baby girl, another on the way and hope for a new future in Ireland.
Home Economics: Answering your property questionsAug 26, 2016 2:30
<b>Q: </b>We bought a holiday cottage in Cornwall some years ago with the idea of retiring there next year; it is currently let. My wife's pension will be paid in the UK and mine is Irish. We are more than a little concerned about Brexit and how it will affect (a) the rental income, which is in sterling and (b) our pensions. Would we be better off selling up and is the tax position likely to change?
State approves just two loans in two years for mortgage schemeAug 25, 2016 2:30
Just two mortgages have been issued in the past two years under a State-backed mortgage scheme that allows borrowers to get approval with tiny deposits.
Coveney blames rising prices for new tenants on rent freezeAug 24, 2016 2:30
Housing Minister Simon Coveney has said the two-year freeze in rent hikes introduced by the last government may be contributing to spiralling rent costs for new tenancies.
UCD to spend €300m building 3,000 student residencesAug 24, 2016 2:30
Government ministers have promised to fast-track the provision of purpose-built student accommodation, on or close to college campuses.
Rents hit all-time high as students begin hunt for accommodationAug 23, 2016 2:30
Rents have risen again and are now at their highest level on record.