Independent vs Irish Times

Sometimes it’s interesting to see how two different papers cover the same story.

Here is the Irish Times talking about how crowds failed to materialise at a property sale in Swords.

And then the Indo follows stating that nearly all of the houses sold.

Granted, they were filed on two different days and the Times couldn’t have known the level of sales, but they did point out the crowds didn’t arrive, the rational deduction being that there was ‘no rush’ to buy the homes. The Indo pointed out that 45 of 53 properties sold, that’s almost 80% of what was available in a day or two.

So is there a rush on for these homes? Yes, because 80% of anything with a price tag of a quarter of a million Euro never sells that quick when we don’t have a supply side issue – something Conor Skehan of the Housing Agency is lording over the mere mortals who lack his crystal ball.

Personally that article bangs of hubris, but I’d like him to be right.

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