These four properties in Dublin 4 could be yours for under €500,00
€395k Sherry FitzGerald Sandymount, (01) 667 2244
Joy Street must be one of Dublin's happiest addresses, rivalled by Hope Street, which is parallel to it. It runs north-south between South Docks Street and Gordon Street, near the old Gasworks, and at the north end is the South Dock Street park and playground. Number 6 is on the western side, giving it a westerly rear yard that's enclosed. It has two first-floor bedrooms and a converted attic room above that, while on the ground floor there's an open-plan living room, kitchen and dining room together with a shower room and separate toilet. The house measures 786 sq ft in all.
€475k Young's, (01) 497 5581
About 10 years ago, 152 Rosary Terrace underwent a refurbishment, including an attic conversion providing for a useful third bedroom upstairs. There's one downstairs bedroom at the front of the house and a second at the back, overlooking an internal paved courtyard. Otherwise the ground floor has a living room, (where the staircase is) with a fireplace, a modern, skylit kitchen that gives onto the courtyard, and a shower room. The house measures 723 sq ft in all and has also got new triple glazing and better insulation.
€425k DNG Donnybrook, (01) 260 0200
Whoever buys 14 Brookvale Road will have a project on their hands, as it needs major refurbishment. At the end of it, though, they'll have a handsome red-brick property on a cul-de-sac fronting onto the River Dodder, around the corner from Eglinton Road. There should be scope to extend the house as well (subject to planning), as many of the neighbours have done, as there's a reasonable back garden. As it stands, it's only 475 sq ft, with two bedrooms on the first floor, both with cast-iron fireplaces. Downstairs there's one main reception room and a small kitchen out the back.
€450k Bennetts Sandymount, (01) 260 2520
Margaret Place is a cul-de-sac north of Bath Avenue in the Beggars Bush district. It ends at a little grotto to the Immaculate Conception, beyond which is the ESB Networks campus. Grand Canal Dock station is less than 10 minutes' walk away. Number 18 measures 635 sq ft with two bedrooms, both on the first floor. Downstairs there's a front living room with a gas-fitted fireplace, opening into an open-plan kitchen and dining room. The shower room is out the back off a rear hallway with a door to the east-facing back garden.