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Has the price of these houses changed much in the past four years?

Here TheJournal.ie looks at a few specific examples.

THE LAST COUPLE of years have been good ones for property owners.

The long-term downturn that set in after the crash in 2008 saw house prices stay down for almost five years – but they have been back rising again since the end of 2012.

Figures from last month show a year-on-year increase in property prices of 16.8%.

house prices last four years Source: CSO

Sometimes though it can be hard to grasp these numbers in real terms. To give a better idea of how these changes have been taking effect, here we look at how prices have changed on a few residential streets and properties around the country.

Dublin – Clonliffe Road

clonliffe road Clonliffe Road Source: Google Street View

November 2014 

Number 195

Sold for €487,000

June 2011

Number 132 

Sold for €390,000

Percentage change: 24%

This property which sold last year came onto the market in April according to Callapso.net. The second property 63 doors down the street sold for €97,000 less three-and-a-half years prior. Both are terraced houses with three bedrooms.

Limerick – Glencairin

glencairin The Glencairin estate in Limerick Source: Google Street View

January 2010 

20 Greenview Lawn 

Sold for €161,000

October 2014

1 Greenview Close 

Sold for €193,000 

Percentage change: 19%

Both of these properties are semi-detached houses located in the same estate.

Cork – Frankfield

Frankfield Frankfield in Co Cork Source: Google Street View

September 2014

Number 35

Sold for €246,000 

February 2012

Number 17

Sold for €210,000 

Percentage change: 17%

Both these properties have four bedrooms. No 35 is a detached bungalow while No 17 is a semi-detached corner house.

Comparisons were made using the Residential Property Price Register facilitated on Daft.ie’s website.  

Read: House prices are marching upwards again

Also: We asked this expert if people were paying over the odds for property again

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