Property experts say rising houses prices cancel out the benefits of the help-to-buy scheme
They say the €20,000 offered under the scheme pales in comparison to the €19,000 year on year increase in prices
The average house price in Cork city has risen by 2% in last three months and by 4.8% in the county
The average three-bed semi is €142,500 in the county and €311,000 in the city.
Architect Mel Reynolds says the help-to-buy rules need to change.
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