Buying Homes From Developers Cost City Council Up To €40,000 More Than Building Them Directly in 2019

The Irish Times reports the Council paid an average of €306,800 for a ‘turnkey house’ last year, while the average cost of a direct build was €266,000.

The figures provided by the Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien to Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin show social housing built by developers cost the County Council almost €241,000 last year, around €12,000 more than a turnkey home.

The biggest difference between the cost of self building and turnkey was in Fingal in Dublin where the Council paid developers almost €203,000 more per unit than it would cost to build them themselves.

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