It is a mature, handsome, well finished house on a quite busy road.
I think the point might be that it is not worth twice the asking price of an uglier 1960s semi a few hundred yards away. I also assume they’re counting the attic conversion as floor space.
I think it deserves a premium but not double the asking price.
43 is a more handsome design, maybe slightly older house. You couldn’t make 57 into 43. And you would lose money trying to.
I don’t think 57 is correctly priced. It needs a lot of upgrading to me. I didn’t really mean to compare 43 to that particular house, just to quieter houses around it in the €300k range.
Butterfield Avenue is a drag stip for cars, and you’re living practically opposite the Orchard Pub etc. I think the roads off it are better places to live. Nice as the house is, for €620k I’d want Rathdown not this bit of Butterfield Avenue.
I see that Rathdown are looking for much more than €620k though.
As a landlord you think you’d make money renting this at that price? I don’t think so. I don’t see the rental demand for this house at the rent you’d need to justify that investment.
I attended an open viewing of this house on Saturday. There must have been about 60 people there, mostly couples in their 30s with young children, and what appeared to be a few elderly neighbours. There was such a throng we had to go single file up the stairs.
It is all very nicely done. It looked like a lot of thought went into it. Had a calm colour scheme- Great if you like pale blue, if not you’d have to repaint the whole place.
The garden at the back is not long but it is quite wide, almost a square, and there is a tree (with rope swing attached) in the middle. The back garden is north facing. There is a road running alongside the LHS but the garden is still quite private. Family next door with young children also, by the look of their back garden.
The front wall had a dense hedge on top so the view of the traffic is minimised.
The traffic is heavy. I has parked on the pavement close by, and parking there was fraught enough with the traffic. On leaving I had to turn right into the oncoming traffic causing a small jam . It was hectic enough.
I believe there was at least one offer on the day of 580K.