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House buyers quit cities for home towns as remote working trend continues

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New housing data show prices in the country’s regional towns have risen by almost 1% in 12 weeks to €163,345,compared to less than 0.5% experienced in bigger population centres. 

The trend confirms a change in buyer priorities for home-buying as the Covid pandemic has demonstrated that working from home is a viable option for tens of thousands of people.

A nationwide rush to buy has caused the average time taken to sell a property to tumble from 10 weeks in June to seven in September.

Buyers are expressly asking for homes based on broadband coverage, home office potential, and garden space rather than factors such as commuter-friendliness and transport links, which have previously dominated.

Read full article: Independent.ie

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