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This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a luxury four/five bed detached family home within commuting distance of Galway city at a very affordable price. This fabulous family home is in a small exclusive development of 12 detached properties in prime village location adjacent to excellent national school, Montessori school, large childcare facility with school drop/pick up, shop, credit union, post office, and pub, with a secondary school bus stop outside the development.
Commenting on the CSO Residential Property Price Index showing a slowing of house price inflation, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said the figures indicate that market forces are working, despite the shortage of homes.
Rents in Mayo are now up 30% from their lowest point at an average of €672 per month, according to the latest Daft.ie quarterly Rental Report. On average, rents in the county are up 8.1% in the second quarter of this year compared 2017.
Relying on the private rental sector is "not appropriate" for delivering social housing, or tackling Galway's accommodation crisis, especially as there are no properties available to rent for people on Housing Assistance Payment or on rent supplement.
Introducing a cost rental scheme for Galway would "protect renters and deliver a below market rate housing in the city", especially as the private market is "not fulfilling the needs of renters".
As of our most recent City Council Housing Report there are 210 persons in emergency accommodation in the city. This number includes 41 families and 152 children. This number increases from year to year and the City Housing Department, in reply to my question about the projected cost of next years homeless budget, have confirmed they are seeking more funding due to increasing numbers presenting as homeless. The crisis in Housing is getting worse not better and it is a failure of government to put the resources in place and a failure of our local authority to fully implement plans.
The Galway City Council has approved the raising of a loan of €1.5 million for the purpose of granting house purchase and improvement loans in Galway city.
The Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers says disproportionate regulation of private landlords is the primary cause of the trend to let homes to tourists rather than long term tenants. The issue was flagged in the latest Daft.ie report.
Taxation, unnecessary regulations, rent control and complexity of legislation are the real reasons for the current decline in the supply of rental accommodation, according to Stephen Faughnan of the Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA).