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.

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

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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.

State approves just two loans in two years for mortgage scheme

Aug 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.

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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.

Coveney blames rising prices for new tenants on rent freeze

Aug 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.

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Government ministers have promised to fast-track the provision of purpose-built student accommodation, on or close to college campuses.

UCD to spend €300m building 3,000 student residences

Aug 24, 2016 2:30

Government ministers have promised to fast-track the provision of purpose-built student accommodation, on or close to college campuses.

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Rents have risen again and are now at their highest level on record.

Rents hit all-time high as students begin hunt for accommodation

Aug 23, 2016 2:30

Rents have risen again and are now at their highest level on record.

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Students are being advised to research what the prevailing rents are in their college's surrounding areas before signing a lease.

'It's a difficult landscape out there looking for a flat' - Student on 'impossible' accommodation hunt as rents hit record high

Aug 23, 2016 2:30

Students are being advised to research what the prevailing rents are in their college's surrounding areas before signing a lease.

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Activate Capital, a €500m housebuilding fund that's a joint venture between the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund and US private equity giant KKR, is likely to have committed upwards of €120m in capital to projects here by the end of the year, the Irish Independent understands.

Irish-US fund to commit €120m to housebuilding

Aug 22, 2016 2:30

Activate Capital, a €500m housebuilding fund that's a joint venture between the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund and US private equity giant KKR, is likely to have committed upwards of €120m in capital to projects here by the end of the year, the Irish Independent understands.

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Students and their parents are being hit by an enormous accommodation shortage as rental prices continue to rise.

CAO offers to spark a worsening house crisis

Aug 21, 2016 2:30

Students and their parents are being hit by an enormous accommodation shortage as rental prices continue to rise.

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Scrapping development levies could reduce the cost of a new home by as much as €7,000.

Cheaper homes if levies scrapped, says CIF

Aug 20, 2016 2:30

Scrapping development levies could reduce the cost of a new home by as much as €7,000.

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Almost one in six mortgages issued by local authorities has not been paid in over a year.

One in six council mortgages not paid in a year

Aug 20, 2016 2:30

Almost one in six mortgages issued by local authorities has not been paid in over a year.

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