Kerry has one of the highest house vacancy rates in the country.
That’s according to the GeoView report published by GeoDirectory.
This GeoView report shows that the overall house vacancy rate for Ireland was 12.8 per cent in the second quarter of this year; over 259,000 dwellings were deemed vacant.
Kerry has one of the highest vacancy rates at 24.2 per cent.
The report shows that during Quarter 2 the level of detached dwellings and bungalows nationally amounted to 790,478 and 179,441 respectively.
Bungalows account for a significant share of the residential stock in Kerry at 20.6 per cent; apartments account for 3.3 per cent.
The report shows the average density of homes per square kilometre across the country is 29; in Kerry it’s 16.
Over 13,000 homes were sold across the country in the 12 months to June this year, giving a national average housing turnover rate was 2.1 per cent; in Kerry it was 1.7 per cent.