House prices rising in Leitrim due to more employment and demand

Sligo is the only county in the North West where house prices are expected to remain stable in the coming year.

A survey carried out by the Real Estate Alliance Group expects a zero % rise in prices in Sligo in 2017.

However, in line with other surveys it predicts an increase in prices in Donegal and Leitrim.

Leitrim house prices will rise the most by this year with a 9% predicted increase with a more marginal increase in Donegal of 2.5%.

The estate agents say for example there is growing employment in Carrick-on-Shannon in particular at present and this is driving a demand for houses where prices are increasing.