Fix it up: A 1970's refurb in Balbriggan
What is it? From the era of glam rock and power cuts comes 65 Tara Court in Balbriggan, Co Dublin, a semi with some funky décor and in urgent need of a shove into the 21st century.
Tell me more about the place...
Located off Chapel Street, it's a standard three-bed estate semi with one living room, a large kitchen/dining room, three bedrooms and a bathroom.
The good news?
Don't say you can't find a three-bed semi in Dublin for under €200,000! The structure seems solid and some of the stripping out has already been done. It's within walking distance of the town centre, the train, schools and the beach.
And the bad news?
A mustard-coloured bathroom suite and a stipple-plastered living room fireplace wall straight from the planet Tatooine. Needs insulation, rewiring, replumbing, a new bathroom, windows and external doors, full decoration and a kitchen.
How much to buy it?
Can you argue with €175k for a family home in Dublin?
And to fix it up?
Your spend is likely to be in the order of €60k.
What will I end up with?
For €235k, a family home in an estate located at the centre of Balbriggan and close to its beach and its schools.
Who do I talk to?
Hugh Crean at Crean Estates (01) 8415872