Estate agent Damien Baxter
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Ireland experiences housing mini-boom

Irish house prices have risen 1.2% for the first time since the property crash that crippled the country's economy in 2008.

Prices of Irish homes have fallen on average by 50% since the crash, but finally increased by 1.2% in June.

However with tens of thousands of households deep in negative equity, estate agent Damien Baxter believes there is still a long way to go.

Damien told BBC Radio 5 live's Drive reporter: "It's definitely rebounded, are prices are back 10% and there's a lot more buyers... but it's been an arduous road."

  • 21 Aug 2013
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