I kow this has been discussed several ways before, but I require some advice.
I am curently living and renting in Dundalk, I am renting a 2 bed apartment. My problme is my rent for the aat is a bit high, an I can’t find any nice plce that is cheaper. I don’t like Dundalk very much and I would prefer to live in Dublin as that is where I do most of my socialising at the weekend, in fact I never stay in Dundalk at the weekends. If I go to Dublins at the weekend I have to try and get a hotel, a cheap one does me. (kinda getting fed up of that now)
My question is do I keeping renting here, or do I buy or rent in Dublin?
Thanks in advance for your advice and your opinions
Certainly rent first to try out the commute. You probably shouldn’t be considering buying at all at the moment unless you stumble upon some exceptional value and you’ll be working near Dublin for the foreseeable future.
I think they money is more or less balancing itself out here, and if you hate the place, that’s an added incentive to leg it. How much rent are you paying now?
You could move halfway down, to Balbriggan or similar, thus halving the commute and still being within Saturday night distance of the city centre, maybe. If you have a car, Swords would do you nicely and surely to God Swords can’t be expensive to rent in, it’s enormous.
It depends on whether you can afford it in my view. If you consider rent in Dundalk to be a bit high, I am not convinced you will do any better in Dublin.
If money is not an issue, then there are lifestyle questions to be answered. I personally took a decision to live within 15 minutes of work so as to cut down on transport issues but then I work in Dublin. It’s up to you whether you want to pay out that time all the time.
If, however, money is an issue with rent in Dundalk, I can’t see it being too much or at all better in Dublin.