Take Four: Dublin family homes for sale under €220k
A look at houses for sale in Lusk, the Coombe, Ballymun and Clondalkin.
What: Three-bed extended family home
The house at 34 Kelly Park has been extended to the rear to provide extra living space.
So the interior now comprises a kitchen/dining room, sitting room, utility, shower room and separate family room before entering the south facing garden, which has been paved, with some grass shrubbery and two concrete sheds.
Upstairs consists of three bedrooms and the family bathroom.
Windows have been double glazed and some additional insulation fitted.
It overlooks a green area and is 1.6km on the outskirts of Lusk village.
The Rush & Lusk train station is 3.4km to the east. Rush golf club and the coastline beaches are under 7km from the property.
Enquiries to: DNG McKenna Healy (01) 849 1510.
What: Three-bed terrace in heart of the city
Where: Dublin 8
The Coombe is extremely central to Dublin City for those hoping to secure property for under €220,000.
Number 8 has had its kitchen refurbished with a new range of white fitted units.
There is a separate breakfast room, sitting room with tiled cast-iron fireplace and new shower room (suitable for disability) downstairs.
The bedrooms are really two, with a nursery off the main room, which can be used as a third bedroom. Both bigger bedrooms have their own fireplaces also.
Heating is provided by oil and the BER 'G' rating could be assisted with some insulation works - some of the windows have double glazing, but this could be upgraded to all.
There is a yard to the rear, housing a boiler room with plumbing for a washing machine.
The floor space is 765 sq ft and the property is finished in a red brick along the entire terrace.
The Coombe is a 500m walk from St Patrick's Cathedral and 1km from the hospital that bears its name, should the need to fill that nursery arise.
Enquiries to: Property Team O Mahony (01) 298 3500.
What: Three-bed end of terrace
Where: Dublin 22
Castlegrange Square has good access to a range of transport hubs - the N4, N7 and M50 are all nearby while the centre of Clondalkin Village is 3.4km.
Number 45 is a modern house with a red/yellow brick frontage under cream render.
As an end of terrace, there is a side entrance to the rear yard which has been paved.
While inside could do with some modernisation, it is in good condition with a kitchen/dining room, sitting room, guest WC downstairs, while upstairs has three bedrooms (one ensuite) and a bathroom.
It would be an ideal starter home for a first time couple. Leisure activities locally include Grange Castle and Newlands Cross Golf Club, while shoppers will find Liffey Valley 5.7km away.
A management fee of €500 pa applies to the estate.
Enquiries to: Broe Auctioneers (01) 459 4433.
What: Three-bed with south facing garden
Where: Dublin 11
Coming in at half the limit for first-time buyers to qualify on deposits, this property has not unreasonably already attracted some interest.
At 1,116 sq ft it has been extended by the owners so the kitchen now has a breakfast room out into the south facing garden.
There is a sitting room, dining room and guest WC downstairs, while three bedrooms and the main bathroom make up the first floor.
The exterior has been clad in brick and some decoration is required, while insulation works would help the BER rating, currently E2.
On Sillogue Road in Ballymun, an area which has seen much investment, Number 73 has easy access to DCU, Ikea and the M50 while the airport is just 6.6km away.
Enquiries to: Wilson Moore (01) 821 8620.