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Take 4: Homes for every budget

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

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

Derrybeg, Co Donegal – €229,000

Located in a Gaeltacht area of rural west Donegal, ‘Bun An Inbhir’ would make an ideal holiday-home destination – with it enjoying both sea and mountain views. The local area is also home to a golf club and the regional RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta studio. While the house is bound to be popular during the summer months – its rural location could mean difficulty renting it during the winter.

The inside of the three-bedroom house has a rustic design. It has latch doors throughout and a high-vaulted ceiling in its main living area. Another benefit is its 0.8 acre garden, which comes planted with mature shrubs and trees.

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Under €500,000

Phibsborough, Dublin – €420,000

This home offers good value for somewhere so close to the centre of Dublin. Located in Phibsborough it is around a fifteen minute walk from O’Connell Street and on the doorstep of all the local shops and amenities.

The property itself is described as a “stunning period residence” that “seamlessly combines the character and charm of yesteryear with all the comforts of modern living”. The four-bedroom maintains its original red-brick facade and comes with a garden to the rear.

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Under €750,000

Dungarvan, Co Waterford – €695,000

A big money-saver when buying a property is ensuring it has good energy efficiency. This house in Waterford has just that – with a solar panel heat recovery system and insulation throughout ensuring reduced heat loss. The modern five-bedroom has a number of other appealing features including a fully integrated kitchen and an exterior facade that has a 20-year guarantee.

It also has its own water well and septic tank.

The property is located around a 15 minute drive from Dungarvan and a 25 minute drive from Waterford.

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Under €1 million

Clontarf, Dublin – €900,000

The house is a period property that maintains a number of its original features. These include its ornate cornicing as well as fireplaces in a number of the rooms. It has four bedrooms in total and its back garden extends out to 100 ft.

This area of the capital is highly desirable due to its seaside-location and easy access to the city centre. The promenade of the coastal suburb is adorned with a replica Easter Island statue that was gifted to Ireland by the government of Chile in 2004.

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