With an attempt to lift the housing market out of the current crisis it’s in, the Irish government is left to answer one very important question. Is the Help to Buy scheme even helping?
Or…is it worsening the gap of the home hunters who are looking for the ability to buy?
As what is already well known, house prices are soaring. Without the supply of housing increasing at any fast rate, this will continue to be the case.
Therefore, home prices are continuing to rise, much faster than incomes are rising, and the gap between available homes and affordable homes is continuing to worsen.
When looking at reports from CSO, the average wage in Ireland is €45,075 for a full-time employee. That number is, however, much lower as a median, where most of the working class clusters. The median is found at €28,500. A drastic difference and even more of a surprise when finding that, that means, nearly half the population is below that number.
This is where the Help to Buy scheme comes into play.
Introduced just earlier this …