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

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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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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.

'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.

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Irish people wishing to return home after moving abroad still face major barriers, a leading emigration advice service has said.

Returning emigrants warned of hidden costs and homeless risk

Aug 27, 2016 2:30

Irish people wishing to return home after moving abroad still face major barriers, a leading emigration advice service has said.

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<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?

Home Economics: Answering your property questions

Aug 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?

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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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