The price of the average three-bed semi-detached house is expected to rise by 3 per cent in Meath and 4 per cent in Louth, in the next 12 months, according to a survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance.

Prices in Meath rose by 1.6 per cent in the final quarter of 2020, and by 1.3 per cent in Louth.

In Louth the price of an average three bed semi, rose to €202 thousand 500 euro.

The fourth quarter REA Average House Price Index shows an increase of €2,500 there, as the option to work from home incentivised buyers to move away from urban centres,

Drogheda prices rose 2.4% over the past quarter to €215,thousand euro and Dundalk prices remained at €190,000 over the past 12 months.

In Meath, the average price of three-bed semis rose by €3,750 to €242,500 euro.

Prices in Ashbourne have risen 1.7% to €305,000 over the last quarter.

In Navan they rose by 2.1% to €240,000, Kells prices remained at €180,000 and prices in Trim rose 2.1% over the past quarter to €245,000.