I am hugely confused about things and hope you guys have some insight.
I want to buy a 3/4 bed house, I have 2 kids, a wife and ready to settle permantenly at almost 30 y.o.
So I have about 300k to spend, and I want to buy in South Dublin.
I have been looking at a few different places. Originally considered west Dublin - Rathcoole & Saggart (far from Dub, bad public transport), Lucan (too big, too far away from village) but have started ruling them out for various reasons.
So, really, I am looking for some suggestions for my budget:
Firhouse falls perfectly in my price range (330 for a 3 bed, figure in min 10% off), is a nice place, and should have some money left over to improve house or garden.
The prices in Knocklyon (which is basically separted from Firhouse by a road, & is Dub 16), and prices vary immensly there, from 360 to 500 for 3/4 beds. Any idea on true value here?
I had a look around Rathfarnham, seems Ballyboden may be coming down to my range, and maybe Nutgrove.
Also had a look around Walkinsown, I don’t know much about the area, but there are places close to Tymon Park and Templeogue which seem to be nice, again, in about the 300-400 range.
So, as it is such a big decision, thought I’d throw it out and see what you guys think about the area to concentrate on?
Also, I have been browsing forums for a few months, and only in past 2 weeks started actively setting up viewings, amazingly, 3 houses I wanted to view went Sale Agreed in that time, so now I am getting very worried that there is some pent up demand from people like me, who were waiting in the wings for a few years for a price drop…
thanks in advance