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.

Note: DaftDrop is getting a dramatic update, please feel free to report any issues. Reports / statistics are now much more accurate and extensive, but work is ongoing.

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.

DaftDrop can:

  • 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

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 »

Water costs just a drop in the ocean compared to variable mortgage rates.

The great rip-off: how banks are fleecing us

Apr 30, 2016 2:30

Water costs just a drop in the ocean compared to variable mortgage rates.

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What does a property worth €250,000 look like? Quite impressive, if you're living elsewhere in Europe.

A Skerries terrace or a Vendée villa? So how do our neighbours spend €250,000?

Apr 30, 2016 2:30

What does a property worth €250,000 look like? Quite impressive, if you're living elsewhere in Europe.

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Variable mortgage rates in this country are costing homeowners up to €2,500 a year more than our European cousins.

Home lenders here charge €2,500 more every year than rest of EU

Apr 30, 2016 2:30

Variable mortgage rates in this country are costing homeowners up to €2,500 a year more than our European cousins.

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Permanent TSB has admitted it is no longer losing money on trackers.

Permanent TSB is no longer losing money on trackers

Apr 30, 2016 2:30

Permanent TSB has admitted it is no longer losing money on trackers.

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Ulster Bank has admitted that the Central Bank is taking enforcement action against it over customers losing tracker mortgages.

Enforcement action taken against Ulster Bank over trackers

Apr 30, 2016 2:30

Ulster Bank has admitted that the Central Bank is taking enforcement action against it over customers losing tracker mortgages.

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There has been another fall in the number of people approved for a mortgage.

Home loan approvals continue to decline

Apr 30, 2016 2:30

There has been another fall in the number of people approved for a mortgage.

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Borrowers are being pressurised into taking out mortgage protection insurance from the bank providing the home loan, brokers claim.

'Protection policy pressure' on borrowers

Apr 30, 2016 2:30

Borrowers are being pressurised into taking out mortgage protection insurance from the bank providing the home loan, brokers claim.

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Advice from our property expert on implications of renting a room and on the tax consequences of building a 'granny flat' on your home for a parent.

Home Economics: Answering your property questions

Apr 29, 2016 2:30

Advice from our property expert on implications of renting a room and on the tax consequences of building a 'granny flat' on your home for a parent.

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The creation of a new Cabinet post for housing would be a "waste of time" unless it was given real powers, according to outgoing Environment Minister Alan Kelly.

Housing Minister a waste of time - Kelly

Apr 29, 2016 2:30

The creation of a new Cabinet post for housing would be a "waste of time" unless it was given real powers, according to outgoing Environment Minister Alan Kelly.

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