Significant increase in house sales in Louth in 2013

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A new study based on an analysis of the Property Price Register shows that the number and value of transactions in Louth rose substantially during 2013.

The study shows there 754 sales in the Wee County last year, up 14% on the 659 from a year earlier.

The research, carried out by leading property website, also found that €112.3m was spent on property in Louth last year. This was 21% more than what was spent on homes in the county in 2012.

The most popular area to buy property in the county was in Dundalk, where there were 254 transactions last year. That means that around a third of sales in the county last year took place in the border town.

Sales in Dundalk rose by 16% last year when compared with 2012.

The other major area for sales was Drogheda, where there were 206 transactions last year. This was 6% down on the total of 219 from a year earlier though.

Other areas to see reduced sales last year included the coastal areas of Clogherhead (-64%) and Carlingford (-17%).

Strong growth was experienced though in the likes of Collon (175%), Termonfeckin (114%), Blackrock (94%) and Dunleer (46%), while sales remained unchanged in Ardee.

Aside from Dundalk and Drogheda, the most popular areas to buy homes in were Ardee (41), Blackrock (33), Carlingford (20) and Dunleer (19).


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