Wednesday 26 April 2017

Hopefuls snap up properties

A Savills auctioneer pictured outside Silverbanks Showhouse in Baldoyle. Photo: Damien Eagers
A Savills auctioneer pictured outside Silverbanks Showhouse in Baldoyle. Photo: Damien Eagers

Ian Begley and Amy Molloy

Only two properties remain in a north Dublin development after people queued for days in a bid to get on the property ladder.

House hunters lined up in cold conditions in Baldoyle, north Dublin, to view the new accommodation at the Silver Banks development.

A spokesperson for estate agent Savills told the Irish Independent that, out of 34 units up for sale, only two remained.

"We have only two four-bed properties left. Obviously, we don't want to see people queuing for this length of time and we advised them not to do so, but, unfortunately, this was the case.

"We have more people coming to look at these properties all the time, but even though we had to turn a lot of people down we'll keep in touch with them and recommend an alternative property for them down the line," he said.

The Silverbanks development, which is still under construction, includes one to three-bed apartments, a three-bed duplex and two-bed and four-bed houses. Prices range from €155,000 to €380,000.

The queue started forming in the early hours of Tuesday morning, but significantly died down by yesterday afternoon.

Dubliner Michael Ranaghan, who had spent two days queuing to secure a home for his retired father, said: "This is the last roll of the dice".

Michael, whose father is looking to buy a one-bed with lift access, was hoping he might finally be able to deliver good news.

"He wants to come down but it's too cold for him," he said.

Local resident Eileen Murray said that her "heart goes out" for the people lining up to view the developments.

Irish Independent

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