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My missus is leaving in Feb which means that I have nowhere to live (I have to stay until the summer and our residence is through her work). Many years ago I went to London (1997) on the old Irish thing of going away to work for 5 years and coming home to buy a house but because of certain considerations (celtic tiger/me being shit at my job) that didn't happen. But now I would like a foothold in the auld sod. Which areas should I be looking at and are there any honest decent estate agents out there? What is Drumcondra like?


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Southside is bestside

Bray excluded.


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Despite the media claim, property is still affordable in Dublin even if accessing mortgage funding is harder than it used to be. There may not be many bargains but there is value in the right areas. I don’t know the north side so can’t give you any good advice about it. Drumcondra would be viewed as a very solid suburb in a great location. I’d be concerned about the level of rentals there, and the chance of ending up bookended by two renting sets of neighbours. I suppose it all depends on your priorities and how much you want to spend.


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Duff Paddy wrote:
Despite the media claim, property is still affordable in Dublin even if accessing mortgage funding is harder than it used to be. There may not be many bargains but there is value in the right areas. I don’t know the north side so can’t give you any good advice about it. Drumcondra would be viewed as a very solid suburb in a great location. I’d be concerned about the level of rentals there, and the chance of ending up bookended by two renting sets of neighbours. I suppose it all depends on your priorities and how much you want to spend.


Glasnevin fine, the Glasnevin side of Phibsboro is fine, I'm less familiar but places like Killester and Raheny are grand as well, then you're into more expensive spots like Clontarf, Howth, Malahide. If you could live with a commute then Skerries.

I'm looking myself at the moment. Very little in the way of bargains around.


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Areas like stepaside and kilternan is where I’d be looking if in the market for a first house - stepaside village is now really good it has a Fresh supermarket, good butchers and fishmongers, a couple of decent pubs etc


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Newbridge, only twenty minutes from Dublin*


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:09 am 
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Newbridge, only twenty minutes from Dublin*


Plenty of ditches there you’d love it


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I got one word for you my friend "Bulgaria"


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https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-sty ... -1.1295168

:lol: :lol: :lol:


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Duff Paddy wrote:
https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/canny-irish-investors-take-a-punt-on-india-1.1295168

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Goa on, how did he do and what are they worth today?
(Were they even built)


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That India thing was probably a good bet, especially of you bought in the right location and 10 years ago. No doubt risky though.


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Uncle Fester wrote:
Newbridge, only twenty minutes from Dublin*

Droichead Nua. I bet you never thought I knew that UF.


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globus wrote:
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Newbridge, only twenty minutes from Dublin*

Droichead Nua. I bet you never thought I knew that UF.


I’d say that’s a safe bet. I can only speak for myself but every time the name of an Irish town is mentioned, my first thought is whether or not Globby knows the Irish version of that placename.


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Duff Paddy wrote:
Areas like stepaside and kilternan is where I’d be looking if in the market for a first house - stepaside village is now really good it has a Fresh supermarket, good butchers and fishmongers, a couple of decent pubs etc



Looking at Stepaside too. Its for living in for a year and then renting out.


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I would be bored fúcking stiff if I lived in stepaside. Trek to the luas as well.


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Don’t think I could live in Stepaside. It’s still soulless and a nightmare to commute from. D8 still seems to be the best value for money. Lots of youngsters buying in Walkinstown now too but D8 is your man if you’re looking to rent it out.


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Stepaside if you've kids and don't mind driving them about.
D8 is probably a better bet without kids. Better rental value too, but I presume consequently would cost more to buy.


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Duff Paddy wrote:
Areas like stepaside and kilternan is where I’d be looking if in the market for a first house - stepaside village is now really good it has a Fresh supermarket, good butchers and fishmongers, a couple of decent pubs etc


I don’t know when the last time you checked how much property is in stepaside but a couple would want to be earning 140k to buy a house anywhere there given the mortgage caps, is that now beginner money?
Your not getting any House there for less than 450k I’d imagine

I just left an apartment there and the landlord was selling it for nearly 300k


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Duff Paddy wrote:
Areas like stepaside and kilternan is where I’d be looking if in the market for a first house - stepaside village is now really good it has a Fresh supermarket, good butchers and fishmongers, a couple of decent pubs etc


I don’t know when the last time you checked how much property is in stepaside but a couple would want to be both earning 140k combined to buy a house anywhere there given the mortgage caps.

I just left an apartment there and the landlord was selling it for nearly 300k


Glad you edited that was going to take you up on your figures :lol:

FTB 3.5x140,000 = €490,000
10% deposit
Minus 20,000 help to buy grant if property is under €500,000

Would get a decent 4 bed or a very nice 3 bed in Step for that. Good schools, new park, LUAS etc - good but really


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Duff Paddy wrote:
goose81 wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Areas like stepaside and kilternan is where I’d be looking if in the market for a first house - stepaside village is now really good it has a Fresh supermarket, good butchers and fishmongers, a couple of decent pubs etc


I don’t know when the last time you checked how much property is in stepaside but a couple would want to be both earning 140k combined to buy a house anywhere there given the mortgage caps.

I just left an apartment there and the landlord was selling it for nearly 300k


Glad you edited that was going to take you up on your figures :lol:

FTB 3.5x140,000 = €490,000
10% deposit
Minus 20,000 help to buy grant if property is under €500,000

Would get a decent 4 bed or a very nice 3 bed in Step for that. Good schools, new park, LUAS etc - good but really


Yeah but beginner house? Not accessible to the vast majority

It’s also a an absolute trek away from anything, I drove the bike into work because the bus takes 2 hours from bellarmine and the Luas is just a joke.

Also is help to buy grant not only for new builds?


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Ah would schtop, stepaside is grand distance wise. Village has everything you’d need. LUAS is overcrowded at rush hour though I agree


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Duff Paddy wrote:
Ah would schtop, stepaside is grand distance wise. Village has everything you’d need. LUAS is overcrowded at rush hour though I agree

I’m looking at buying I forgot about the grant? Are you correct above or am I because that’s a game changer for me if it’s as you say that it just has to be under 500k


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Stepaside village has everything you need if you're

A) Old
B) A family with small kids
C) A boring plum

For anyone else it'd be soul-destroying, imo.


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Best of luck getting three beds in Stepaside for less than half a million.

https://touch.daft.ie/dublin/houses-for-sale/stepaside


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Best of luck getting three beds in Stepaside for less than half a million.

https://touch.daft.ie/dublin/houses-for-sale/stepaside


10second search - one for €395k. Also they’re struggling to sell Belmont I think. Tonnes of 3 beds in Stocking Lane and Ballycullen for around €400k

https://m.myhome.ie/residential/brochur ... 18/3810980


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Stepaside village has everything you need if you're

A) Old
B) A family with small kids
C) A boring plum

For anyone else it'd be soul-destroying, imo.


Get over yourself do you think your parents had their first house in the heart of Ranelagh


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Duff Paddy wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Best of luck getting three beds in Stepaside for less than half a million.

https://touch.daft.ie/dublin/houses-for-sale/stepaside


10second search - one for €395k. Also they’re struggling to sell Belmont I think. Tonnes of 3 beds in Stocking Lane and Ballycullen for around €400k

https://m.myhome.ie/residential/brochur ... 18/3810980


Three beds, but that’s an apartment. Stocking Lane and BallyCullen is Tallaght.
Belmont houses are all gone.


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Ah would schtop, stepaside is grand distance wise. Village has everything you’d need. LUAS is overcrowded at rush hour though I agree

I’m looking at buying I forgot about the grant? Are you correct above or am I because that’s a game changer for me if it’s as you say that it just has to be under 500k


Only applies to new builds - it comes as a tax rebate on the tax you’ve paid over the past 5 years.


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Flametop wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Best of luck getting three beds in Stepaside for less than half a million.

https://touch.daft.ie/dublin/houses-for-sale/stepaside


10second search - one for €395k. Also they’re struggling to sell Belmont I think. Tonnes of 3 beds in Stocking Lane and Ballycullen for around €400k

https://m.myhome.ie/residential/brochur ... 18/3810980


Three beds, but that’s an apartment.


It’s a 3 bed duplex - you’d still get a 3 bed house but might be terraced


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Flametop wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Best of luck getting three beds in Stepaside for less than half a million.

https://touch.daft.ie/dublin/houses-for-sale/stepaside


10second search - one for €395k. Also they’re struggling to sell Belmont I think. Tonnes of 3 beds in Stocking Lane and Ballycullen for around €400k

https://m.myhome.ie/residential/brochur ... 18/3810980


Three beds, but that’s an apartment. Stocking Lane and BallyCullen is Tallaght.
Belmont houses are all gone.


Tallaght :lol: you’re losing it. Is Knocklyon tallaght too yeah


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Duff Paddy wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Best of luck getting three beds in Stepaside for less than half a million.

https://touch.daft.ie/dublin/houses-for-sale/stepaside


10second search - one for €395k. Also they’re struggling to sell Belmont I think. Tonnes of 3 beds in Stocking Lane and Ballycullen for around €400k

https://m.myhome.ie/residential/brochur ... 18/3810980


Three beds, but that’s an apartment.


It’s a 3 bed duplex - you’d still get a 3 bed house but might be terraced


Anything decent is €500k. Belmont three beds being offered second hand at 50k above that.


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Duff Paddy wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Best of luck getting three beds in Stepaside for less than half a million.

https://touch.daft.ie/dublin/houses-for-sale/stepaside


10second search - one for €395k. Also they’re struggling to sell Belmont I think. Tonnes of 3 beds in Stocking Lane and Ballycullen for around €400k

https://m.myhome.ie/residential/brochur ... 18/3810980


Three beds, but that’s an apartment. Stocking Lane and BallyCullen is Tallaght.
Belmont houses are all gone.


Tallaght :lol: you’re losing it. Is Knocklyon tallaght too yeah


Yes.


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Ah would schtop, stepaside is grand distance wise. Village has everything you’d need. LUAS is overcrowded at rush hour though I agree


If you're raising a family it's great. Sports clubs up to your eyeballs in the immediate vicinity. Carrickmines retail park, Dundrum town centre and Leopardstown shopping centre all nearby for food, clothes, toys, DIY, furniture, cinema, resturants etc. Lots of decent schools nearby. Local pub and shop in walking distance. Close to Wicklow mountains for scenery, close to M50 for getting around the country. On a bus route (albeit the 44 is not a bus you want to be getting at rush hour), Luas about 10 minutes walk away.

It could be seriously isolated and too far out for a couple who are likely to do more socialising etc. It's a good 35 quid in a taxi from town.


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Seems a lot of lads here want a 3 bed house in a top suburb close to everything with great pubs and restaurants for their first house. Oh, and it has to be under 400k


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It’s not great for Secondary Schools TBF, especially if you have boys and aren’t Opus Dei.


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Duff Paddy wrote:
Ah would schtop, stepaside is grand distance wise. Village has everything you’d need. LUAS is overcrowded at rush hour though I agree


If you're raising a family it's great. Sports clubs up to your eyeballs in the immediate vicinity. Carrickmines retail park, Dundrum town centre and Leopardstown shopping centre all nearby for food, clothes, toys, DIY, furniture, cinema, resturants etc. Lots of decent schools nearby. Local pub and shop in walking distance. Close to Wicklow mountains for scenery, close to M50 for getting around the country. On a bus route (albeit the 44 is not a bus you want to be getting at rush hour), Luas about 10 minutes walk away.

It could be seriously isolated and too far out for a couple who are likely to do more socialising etc. It's a good 35 quid in a taxi from town.


Agree. Why would you want a 3 bed house if you weren’t considering a family though.


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Duff Paddy wrote:
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Ah would schtop, stepaside is grand distance wise. Village has everything you’d need. LUAS is overcrowded at rush hour though I agree


If you're raising a family it's great. Sports clubs up to your eyeballs in the immediate vicinity. Carrickmines retail park, Dundrum town centre and Leopardstown shopping centre all nearby for food, clothes, toys, DIY, furniture, cinema, resturants etc. Lots of decent schools nearby. Local pub and shop in walking distance. Close to Wicklow mountains for scenery, close to M50 for getting around the country. On a bus route (albeit the 44 is not a bus you want to be getting at rush hour), Luas about 10 minutes walk away.

It could be seriously isolated and too far out for a couple who are likely to do more socialising etc. It's a good 35 quid in a taxi from town.


Agree. Why would you want a 3 bed house if you weren’t considering a family though.


Agreed, which means you’d need a garden and not a penthouse apartment still costing. €400k.


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Duff Paddy wrote:
Diego wrote:
Stepaside village has everything you need if you're

A) Old
B) A family with small kids
C) A boring plum

For anyone else it'd be soul-destroying, imo.


Get over yourself do you think your parents had their first house in the heart of Ranelagh

They did not.


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