From The Archives


An ad from the late 1980s, early 1990s…

Caoimhín Ó Ghoul tweetz:

House for sale in Ballybrack, only €35,000. You won’t find it on @daftmedia…



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20 thoughts on “From The Archives

    1. Col

      House price inflation isn’t the same as inflation.
      It would be useful to look at the average wage today compared with the late 80s/ early 90s.

  1. Rob_G

    Yes, I would say that you would not find 30-year old advertisements for long-sold houses on Daft’s website; it doesn’t strike me as a great use of their servers, personally…

  2. postmanpat

    I know, but think about how much they will be worth in 20 years!! (the answer is 15% less then what you paid for it ) but look. it either get a huge mortgage of get bent over by a landlord. of stay with maw and paw for nothing., and hope to let the house as inheritance. like that one useless sibling we all have that can hold down a job, who will be handed a 400k asset and have no appreciation for it whatsoever.

    1. George

      Inflation doesn’t explain this. And 1983 is not the late 80s.
      Inflation would account for an increase of about 300 percent not 1000

  3. Rep

    It should be noted that that area has changed quite a bit in 35 years and I would call that area Loughlinstown more than Ballybrack.

  4. Cian

    in 1990 the average house price in Ireland was €63,954 [average mortgage interest was 12.37%].

    So this was very cheap.

    1. Dhod

      This was not the 90’s. The Dublin suburbs are full of this style of house – they were built in the late 70’s/early -mid 80’s

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