WE KNOW THAT buying a home can sometimes be tricky, especially when you’re on a tight budget. That’s why each week, we take a look at what’s available around Ireland within a certain price range – to give you a better idea of what you can afford.
This week, we’re talking homes in and around the €250,000 mark.
Bettystown, Co Meath — €249,000
If a home next to the sea and within striking distance of Dublin appeals, look no further than Dún Eimear, a new development of townhouses in Bettystown.
The A3-rated, three-bedroom homes offer stylish, fitted kitchens and ample bedroom space in a glamorous development less than five minutes from the beach.
Blackrock, Co Cork — €240,000
Blackrock House is a former Ursuline Convent and a listed building, set against the marina in Blackrock, Cork. Built in the 1700s, the property recently underwent an impressive renovation (so impressive, in fact, that it featured as our Dream Home listing back in the autumn) and now houses 27 apartments.
This one-bedroom example exudes the same Georgian cool as the rest of the building, featuring stunning period features like sash windows and original brickwork.
Monasterevin, Co Kildare — €225,000
Moore Abbey is an exciting 16-house development in the heart of Monasterevin village. Described as a “blank canvas” ready for the owner to make their own, this property is ideal for a new family who want to keep Dublin close at hand.
It’s a three-bed property with plenty of space both inside and out. Zoned heating and solar panels keep the place warm and efficient, and outside, there’s space for two cars.
Dundalk, Co Louth — €225,000
This semi-detached home in the Carlinn Hall development is close to the M1 motorway, with easy access to both Dublin and Belfast, and is just a 5-minute drive from Dundalk town centre. There are a number of schools – including a Gaelscoil – nearby, as well as DkIT.
The homes themselves are perfect for growing families with a spacious kitchen/dining area, and three generous bedrooms. Homes in the Carlinn Hall development are A3 rated for energy, too.