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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

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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

Price Drops »

My brother and I are investing in a regulated property fund based in the IFSC. Although we're satisfied that it's well run by a reputable firm, we're both concerned at the limit on insurance should something go wrong with the company. Both of us were burned in the Custom House Capital failure. The State guarantee is only €20,000. Is there any way we can cushion ourselves should something similar happen?

Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

June 23, 2017 2:30

My brother and I are investing in a regulated property fund based in the IFSC. Although we're satisfied that it's well run by a reputable firm, we're both concerned at the limit on insurance should something go wrong with the company. Both of us were burned in the Custom House Capital failure. The State guarantee is only €20,000. Is there any way we can cushion ourselves should something similar happen?

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Irish homes are spending less on food and more on mortgage repayments and rent, latest official figures reveal.

Irish homes spending more on mortgages and rent - and less on food

June 21, 2017 13:12

Irish homes are spending less on food and more on mortgage repayments and rent, latest official figures reveal.

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'I want to pass on a couple of Dublin city apartments I own to my sons tax-free. Is this possible?'

June 21, 2017 12:13

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An advertisement for €700-a-month log cabins has been removed after a backlash.

Would you pay €700 a month to live in a log cabin in Coveney's constituency?

June 21, 2017 2:30

An advertisement for €700-a-month log cabins has been removed after a backlash.

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A recovery in the housing sector to meet new and pent-up demand risks undermining the public finances if not managed properly, the Fiscal Advisory Council has warned.

Tax take from housing 'could cause public finance issues'

June 21, 2017 2:30

A recovery in the housing sector to meet new and pent-up demand risks undermining the public finances if not managed properly, the Fiscal Advisory Council has warned.

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Catholics are continuing to experience the longest waiting times for social housing in Northern Ireland, according to a new report by the Equality Commission (ECNI).

Catholics wait six months longer for social housing in the North

June 20, 2017 2:30

Catholics are continuing to experience the longest waiting times for social housing in Northern Ireland, according to a new report by the Equality Commission (ECNI).

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The Government's help-to-buy programme has "failed miserably" according to Fianna Fáil - with a leading housing expert calling for it to be scrapped.

'Help-to-buy scheme failed miserably' - Fianna Fáil

June 19, 2017 2:30

The Government's help-to-buy programme has "failed miserably" according to Fianna Fáil - with a leading housing expert calling for it to be scrapped.

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If there is one thing investors do not like, it is uncertainty - and Brexit clearly makes the investment landscape more unpredictable. Will there be a hard Brexit? How will trade between the United Kingdom and Ireland be impacted? What will happen to property prices and sterling? These are just some of the questions that are top of investors' minds.

British property and sterling could be biggest casualties of Brexit

June 18, 2017 18:00

If there is one thing investors do not like, it is uncertainty - and Brexit clearly makes the investment landscape more unpredictable. Will there be a hard Brexit? How will trade between the United Kingdom and Ireland be impacted? What will happen to property prices and sterling? These are just some of the questions that are top of investors' minds.

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Bank of Ireland's move to cut some of its mortgage rates and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission's call for greater competition in the mortgage market are likely to make it more difficult for the banks to keep widening their net interest margins.

Are greedy mortgage lenders about to see enormous margins squeezed?

June 18, 2017 18:00

Bank of Ireland's move to cut some of its mortgage rates and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission's call for greater competition in the mortgage market are likely to make it more difficult for the banks to keep widening their net interest margins.

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