IPAV in the News

April 2024

CSO consumer price index ‘should be used to set rent hikes’

Irish Independent


February 2024

Property premiums escalate further in latter half of 2023 - IPAV

Galway Advertiser

IPAV's twice yearly Residential Property Price Barometer published this past weekend has found that while the overall price increase for the ...

According to latest IPAV survey, the highest prices nationally for forestry land last year, was ...

Midwest Radio

Land prices are up 5% to an average €12,840/acre for 2023, according to the professional body for auctioneers and valuers (IPAV). Launching its ...

Property report shows price increases across Limerick

Limerick Leader

IPAV's Residential Property Price Barometer charts prices actually achieved by auctioneers for three and four-bedroom houses and two-bedroom ...

Average land price up 5pc with Munster land in the driving seat | Independent.ie

The Irish Independent

... (IPAV). The annual IPAV farm report found the most expensive land in the country in 2023 was in Munster where the price paid for grazing land ...

Irish residential property prices could increase by 5% in 2024, report says

The Irish Times

Ipav chief executive Pat Davitt said “prices remain resilient and, given the paucity of supply, it's not unreasonable to think that, barring a ...

No respite for house-hunters as prices predicted to rise another 5pc this year

The Irish Independent

IPAV's chief executive Pat Davitt said the market is being strangled by a lack of supply and failed state interventions. Prices stabilised in Dublin ...

Cost of building homes outside Dublin soars - Business Post

Business Post

The Ipav analysis charted prices actually achieved by auctioneers for ... Ipav. This was followed by neighbouring Dublin 6 (€802,500) and Dublin 2 ...

Property prices rise: 'You can't use rent to prove you can pay a mortgage' | Newstalk


New data from the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) estimates that average residential property prices will rise by 5% in 2024.

Offaly house prices continued to rise sharply in last six months of 2023

Offaly Independent

The twice yearly Residential Property Price Barometer from the Irish Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV)O published today (Sunday) has ...

Revealed: The number of rental homes lost due to exodus of landlords - Business Plus

Business Plus

exodus of landlords Pat Davitt CEO IPAV. Costs are now likely to rise again this year, according to Pat Davitt, IPAV's chief executive. He said the ...

Experts explain why it's so expensive to buy a house and how to solve it - RSVP Live


IPAV's latest Residential Property Price Barometer shows that in 2017, the average price of a home in Ireland was €238,008. It now stands at ...



January 2024 


Rural house prices gaining ground on city properties | Anglo Celt


Anglo Celt


IPAV. Published: Wed 24 Jan 2024, 2:55 PM. IPAV observe that rural property prices are gaining ground on city residences. Commenting on today's CSO ...


IPAV call for new measures on house prices - Nenagh Guardian

Nenagh Guardian

Pat Davitt, IPAV's Chief Executive, said: “Availability of homes, and at affordable prices for those on average wages, has been and remains the main ...





November 2023

CSO house prices show market stabilised but major problems remain - IPAV

Galway Advertiser

Commenting on this week's CSO Residential Property Price Index for August, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said prices ...


October 2023

Over 70% of consumers face headaches in buying propertyOver 70% of consumers face headaches in buying property

Longford Leader 15.10.23

A new survey by Ireland Thinks found that almost seven in ten consumers (73%) have experienced difficulties when trying to buy properties. 


Auctioneers welcome Bill they say will cut conveyancing period by at least half

The Irish Times 06.10.23

Delays in conveyancing can lead to loan offers lapsing and property purchases falling through

73% of consumers experience unnecessary delays buying property – IPAV - Business Post

Business Post 02.10.23

73% of consumers experience unnecessary delays buying property – IPAV. Majority of consumers would like to see measures introduced to speed up ...

Almost seven in ten experience 'unnecessary delays' in buying properties | Westmeath Examiner

Westmeath Examiner 02.10.23

Pat Davitt, IPAV (Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers) Chief Executive, Joe Flaherty TD and Fintan McGill, IPAV Jnr Vice-President.

September 2023 

Pat Davitt: Seller’s legal pack would make property sales quicker, easier and cheaper

Business Post 30.09.23

Conveyancing typically takes four months or more, sometimes leading to buyers losing mortgage approval while they wait for documents

Dublin house prices fall at sharpest rate in three years

The Irish Times 18.09.23

Irish price inflation slows to 1.5% as mortgage costs take the heat out of property market

Annual house price growth cools to 1.5% in July - CSO

RTE 18.09.23

Home Truths: Outrageous conveyancing delays are killing house sale deals, so where are ...

Irish Independent 01.09.23

According to IPAV, it takes on average 10.4 weeks to conveyance a property between the sale being agreed and the signing of contract, ...

Home Economics: What’s the tax situation if I rent out my apartment while working abroad?

Irish Independent 01.09.23

Our property finance expert answers your questions

84% Of Estate Agents Have Seen Sales Fall Through Due To Delays In Conveyancing


More than eight in 10 estate agents have seen sales fall through because of delays in the conveyancing process, according to the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers (IPAV).

Property prices rose across Limerick in past six months

Limerick Post

IPAV Chief Executive Pat Davitt said the forthcoming October Budget will need to contain unprecedented measures to arrest the housing crisis and the “ ...

August 2023

Calls for mortgage provisions to be treated as separate to other forms of lending

Business Post 28.08.23

Ipav chief executive points to 'lopsided equation' whereby lenders' interests 'supersede' those of consumers.

House Price Rises Slip To Just 2%


House price rises have slipped again - dipping to just over 2% for the first six months of the year.

House prices in the county continue to increase

Roscommon Herald 28.08.23

House prices in the county continue to increase according to new figures.

House prices up 4-6% in first half of year

The Anglo Celt 28.08.23

There's been a call for unprecedented measures in the forthcoming Budget to ease the housing crisis.

Auctioneers call for ‘unprecedented measures’ to ease housing crisis

Irish Times 28.08.23

The Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers say selling price inflation has slowed to just 2.05%

Help to Buy scheme ‘must target lower paid’, say experts, or it risks wasting millions of euro on people who don’t need the help

Irish Independent 27.08.23

‘Government is keen to promote scheme as it gives impression it helps people get on the property ladder’

Price of a house is up 25pc since coalition took office, property report shows

Irish Independent 27.08.23

Young buyers are forced out of the market as IPAV calls for radical reform to ‘very sick’ and ‘disjointed’ housing system


House prices in Kerry rose in the first six months of the year | RadioKerry.ie

Radio Kerry 27.08.23

That's according to IPAV's residential property barometer, which measures property price sales from the start of this year.

Donegal remains one of the cheapest counties to buy property

Donegal Live 27.08.23

IPAV chief Pat Davitt says that people who started saving for a home during the pandemic will increasingly find their dream slipping away. House ...

Kerry IPAV member says conveyancing legislation would speed up house sales procedure

Radio Kerry 15.08.23

Brendan Mannix, of Mannix Property Services in Castleisland, is a member of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV).

Conveyancing delays leading to failed property sales 

RTE 14.08.23

A survey by IPAV has found that four out of every five estate agents say they have seen sales fail because of delays in the conveyancing process.

Rent Pressure Zones causing rent increases - IPAV 

Leitrim Observer 14.08.23

Rent Pressure Zones (RPZ), a designated area where rents cannot exceed general inflation, are causing rents to increase according to IPAV, ...

Conveyancing issues causing house sales to fall through, survey finds 

Irish Examiner 14.08.23

IPAV chief executive Pat Davitt said: 'Conveyancing delays put extra worry and pressure on purchasers and vendors as well as extra rental costs too in ...

Mortgage offers frequently withdrawn due to 'lethargic' conveyancing process – IPAV

Business Post 14.08.23

Mortgage offers frequently withdrawn due to 'lethargic' conveyancing process - IPAV. Estate agents are calling for urgent reform of the system, ...

Loan Offers Could Be Withdrawn Due To Conveyancing Delays 

Midlands 103 14.08.23

Castlepollard's Pat Davitt IPAV Chief Executive said: “Conveyancing delays put extra worry and pressure on purchasers and vendors as well as extra ...

Property sales being lost amid conveyancing delays, agents claim 

The Irish Times 14.08.23

Ipav said conveyancy, the legal transfer of properties from seller to buyer, was now taking on average four months to complete – over 10.4 weeks ...

Mortgage offers expiring because of legal delays, estate agents say 

Irish Independent 14.08.23

People are losing out on mortgage offers because of legal delays, estate agents say. A majority (84pc) of real estate agents surveyed by the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV)