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Home Prices Are Surging in These Four Countries

Property values in Ireland soared 16.1 percent last year
IRISH HOUSING
Photographer: PAUL MCERLANE
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Now might not be the best time to buy that Irish cottage.

Home prices in Ireland surged 16.1 percent last year — more than four times the average 3.9 percent increase for the 23 countries tallied in Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas data. Last year marked the second annual property value increase for Ireland after a five-year slump in which declines averaged 12 percent.