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.
- 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 »
Home in on a better mortgage and boost your spending powerApr 28, 2016 2:30
YOU could potentially save over €2,000 a year on the cost of your mortgage by switching to a different lender.
97pc paid property tax last year, says RevenueApr 28, 2016 2:30
Compliance with the controversial local property tax far outstrips compliance with water charges, new figures show.
Rules dictate size of loans and depositsApr 28, 2016 2:30
The Central Bank's rules restrict how much people can borrow by dictating the size of the deposit they have to have and by limiting the size of mortgage based on their income.
Review of mortgage rules just a 'box-ticking exercise'Apr 28, 2016 2:30
The Central Bank has been accused of engaging in a "whitewash" after it said it was to seek the public's views on its controversial lending limits, but insisted the rules were here to stay.
Limits may be prudent but they're hurting familiesApr 28, 2016 2:30
There has been a broad welcome for the announcement by the Central Bank that it is reviewing its controversial mortgage lending limits.
Paul Melia: The property tax is far more unfair than water chargesApr 28, 2016 2:30
Two months of squabbling over water and what are we left with?
Why placing priority on building smaller homes is misguidedApr 27, 2016 2:30
Political stability will require the incoming government to seek cross-party understanding on key issues, including housing. This creates the opportunity for a coordinated approach to policy, but there are also risks, as attempting to please everyone could result in a mishmash. Moreover, hasty decisions could make things worse.
Property prices rise marginally in March but recovery softeningApr 27, 2016 2:30
Property prices rose slightly in March, but the pace of increase has slowed down.
Germans are now becoming homeowners, thanks to the ECBApr 27, 2016 2:30
Unlike his parents who rented their whole life, Berlin resident Sebastian lives in his own apartment and is considering buying a second property in the German capital as an investment to top up his pension one day.