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Take 4: Homes for every budget

Here is our pick of properties from €250k… up to €1 million.

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GETTING INTO THE property market can be a daunting experience. Here we make it easy and bring you four of the best properties on the market around the country this week.

Under €250,000

South city centre, Dublin – €140,000

This house is good value for somewhere so central in the capital. Just a short walk from the city’s George’s Street,  Phoenix Park, St James’s Hospital and the Guinness Storehouse – its convenience should ensure it is easy to rent.

The property is not exactly big on size, but it has made the most of what it has, with an attic room installed above the main section of the house. It has been upgraded in recent times to include gas-fired central heating and double glazed windows.

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Under €500,000

Bray, Co Wicklow – €359,000

This family home is located on a quiet, secluded road ensuring that it has maximum privacy. The property is only a minute’s walk away from the Bray Promenade while the local DART station is a little bit further away. It is also close to the Bray Institute of Education and its attached gardens.

The property itself has just over 1,000 sq. ft. of floor space and comes with a number of modern features. The three-bedroom has an antique cast-iron fireplace as well as a modern multi-fuel stove.

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Under €750,000

Barna, Co Galway – €550,000

This property on the west coast, known as ‘Wild Winds’, describes itself as “tucked away from the maddening crowd”. It is surrounded by a number of tall trees which gives it the quality of seclusion. The town of Barna contains a number of well-reputed restaurants and has its own beach.

While it has gone up by €55,000 since originally being listed, it does not seem disproportionately priced. The inside of the house has more than 3,000 sq. ft. of floor space – with this being put down to “well-proportioned bedrooms and ample interconnecting living spaces”.

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Under €1 million

Douglas, Co Cork – €875,000

This luxury property in Cork, known as ‘Mosman’, was designed and is currently occupied by an architect. The town of Douglas in Cork is currently occupied by almost 20,000 people according to the CSO. The area contains lively shopping areas and a farmers market is held every Saturday outside Douglas Court Shopping Centre. 

Floorspace inside the house extends to more than 2,500 sq. ft. . Its exterior is unique in that it is a combination of timber, limestone and glass. Inside there is a zoned-heating system and two of its bedrooms come with their own en suites.

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