€495 is a lot - don’t think it’s worth that. How much below the asking price is acceptable to offer before you’re just wasting people’s time? First time buyer so any advice would be appreciated, especially from people who know or live in this estate. Would love to know what other houses have sold for here lately and in times gone by… Cheers.
Thanks JC. Could you elaborate on what you mean by the build quality being rubbish? I’ve seen a few people say that in other threads about places in The Maples so I’d be interested to know exactly what is rubbish about it? I’ve been to see the place and it looked decent enough to me. The internal walls are pretty thin but isn’t that usually the case?
I think all Dublin property is no less than 30% higher than it will be at the bottom of the crash. I see no reason why this property should be any different, and think it’ll reach that bottom in Spring selling season 2013.
Rented a very similar (but not detached - is this one?) house. Internal walls thin (noise transmits) and easily damaged. Noiseproofing as between adjacent houses also poor. Other internal items (doors, handles, bathroom fittings, tiles, etc.) were relatively cheap and didn’t age well, though of course may differ in this particular house. None of this is unusual for houses of that era, but it did put me off the estate. Certainly at that price. The fact that the estate is heavy on student rentals wouldn’t help, unless that’s since changed.
Walls are thin.
Nice estate. Its full of rentals to students or young professionals though. Used to be every second house. Maybe less now. Known for loud parties.
Plenty of families also. A nice green.
I suspect it has an annual service charge.