The variety of mortgage approvals in Eire rose by 30.7% year-on-year within the three months to December, in keeping with new figures from the Banking & Funds Federation Eire.
Nonetheless, the statistics additionally present there was a 6.9% month-to-month drop in approvals final month.
A mean of three,144 mortgages had been accepted per 30 days between October and December, with practically half of the approvals, 1,492, for first-time patrons.
The common month-to-month worth of mortgages accepted through the interval was €641m, representing a 42.four% annual rise, however a 5.7% month-to-month drop.
In accordance with the BPFI, throughout 2016 a complete of 34,230 mortgages with a price of €6.7 billion had been accepted, representing a 13% quantity and 20.2% worth enhance on the earlier yr.