Well I rang the EA today and it’s gone and agreed at just over 700k (no exact figure given obviously). I know they took a hit of over 10% but it’s huge money for a nice house but with major drawbacks (no off-street parking or garden). It just seems that anything decent is selling at yes maybe a lot less than in ‘06 but it’s still nuts out there. When will this country come to its’ senses?
It sold according to the OP. (a) it was in a great location (b) craftsmanlike values are evident in the building of it.
I’d say you could always expect to pay at least twice the price of your averagely built semi-d located in your average location for something like this.Yes, it’s overpriced. But an average semi-d priced at 300K is also totally crazy.
I lived in that area for 14 years from 92 to 06, and sold up.
The area changed from a ragged arsed bedsit warren to a very nice resdentail arae full of artist, architects, actors and professional, plus a few older residents for character. Very nice. Think of it as the Chelsea of Ireland. It will always remain expensive.
An old lady I know told me that when her husband died in the 80s she wanted to sell the family 1960s 4 bedroom semi in Rathfarmhem and buy 5 houses there, but the family disuaded her, from her madness. Things and areas do change.
That house would have fetched over 1.5m at the peak. Fact.
Take it you’ve never been to Chelsea.
I’m finding it hard to think of a “Chelsea of Ireland”. Nice maintained parks, spotless, brilliant white period houses unchanged for generations, good infrastructure, river frontage, streets lined with mature trees.
Typical of Ireland to simply equate a good area with the occupations of those who live there.