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Interest in rural property soars as Covid-19 effect kicks in

Interest trends for rural property suggest that would-be house buyers are re-evaluating what they’re looking for in a home – rural homes between €100-€300k, in particular, are garnering great attention.

Interest for properties in Schull in West Cork during June was up 3,000% compared with the same month last year. Rosscarbery saw a 450% jump, while eyeballs on Clonakilty and Kinsale were 350% times greater.

Similar spikes have been seen in Kerry where interest is up 150% – mainly in Kenmare, Killarney and Tralee, while equal surges have been recorded for Waterford, driven mostly by a fourfold jump in queries about Dungarvan.

In the west, online viewings of properties in Galway city has more than doubled, while counties Mayo – predominantly Westport – and Sligo are recording 160% increase too.

Outside of Dublin in Leinster, many are looking at moving further away from the traditional commuter belt too with a 200% rise in buyer-interest for Louth, with similar increases for Wexford, Westmeath and Kilkenny too.

Read full article: IrishTimes.com

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