The year end effect....

The number of properties available on Daft.ie for rent has remained high over the holiday period. There is a distinct difference between the Christmas and year end of 06 and that of 07. See 2nd graph down in the link below. There is a high likelyhood that the numbers will zoom up in Jan and Feb of '08.

daftwatch.atspace.com/

I was surprised by that as well, I was half expecting them to drop to 6000 or so, looks like they are holding steady compared to last year.

Watch the rentals number rocket, and it’s only 2nd Jan!

Here’s my Dublin 4 2 Bed apartment watch.
Number of 2 bed apartments for rent in each price bracket.
Rent is in thousands.

Date     Rent (k)
            <1.6     1.6-1.8     1.8 -2     2-2.5     2.5-3     3-4     4-5     >5
12/11      14          32          40	      42         34       15       7        0
17/12      21          33          52         39         42        12      6        0
02/01      21          29          52         43         44        11      5        0

The total number of 2 bed apartments for rent in D4 since November has averaged around 207. It has been as high as 217, but anywhere from 200 to 210 is pretty much steady.

-Rd