Longer commute but lower prices in Kildare
Liadan Hynes details two new launches in Kildare
The latest Daft.ie House Price Report found that between December and March of this year, house prices in all six Dublin regions were on the up by between 2.6 to 4.1pc, having fallen back in the final three months of 2018.
As such, with the first-time buyers' Help-to-Buy scheme still in place until the end of the year at least, the commuter belt and the lower price point it offers remains a huge draw to buyers in the new homes market.
This weekend sees two new launches in Kildare, both large developments. Longstone is the newest development to launch from Sean Mulryan's Ballymore. Five minutes' drive south of Naas village, adjacent to Craddockstown Golf Club, the new development will include 160 units in total, a mixture of three-bedroom terraced and semi-detached houses, and four-bedroom semi-detached and detached houses.
This initial launch includes four house types. The three-bedroom semi-detached, called the Drive, runs to approximately 118.6sqm, and is priced from €340,000. The four-bedroom semi-detached, the Links, approximately 138.2sqm, is priced from €380,000. Two styles of four-bedroom detached house - the Woods, and the Fairways, ranging from 152-158.8sqm - are priced from €450,000.
Three show houses are on view this weekend, three- and four-bed semi-detached units, and a four-bed detached unit.
All homes in this development will be fitted with an electric vehicle charge point, double-glazed windows, kitchens with integrated appliances, stone worktops and islands, en suites including wet room showers, separate utility rooms, front gardens with cobblelock driveways and rear gardens with paved patios. Fitted bathrooms include extensive floor and wall tiling. All units have a BER rating of A3.
Viewing: Today, 1-3pm
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald New Homes (01) 667 1888 / CME (045) 89711
- Also in the commuter belt this weekend is a second brand-new launch: Ledwill Park, Kilcock, Co Kildare, by Glenveagh Homes. Eventually, this sizeable development will include 430 homes in total, a mixture of terraced, semi-detached and detached units. This week sees 30 units launch from a show house.
There are four house types available here: two-bedroom homes, sized from approximately 85sqm, priced from €280,000, three-bedroom units sized from approximately 102-114sqm, terraced units priced from €295,000, and semi-detached from €315,000, as well as two styles of four-bedroom, semi-detached and detached, sized from approximately 148-176 sqm, and priced from €410,000.
All homes have a mixture of brick and render exteriors. Contemporary kitchens as standard are by Gallagher kitchens, paved driveways and seeded rear gardens with post and panel fencing are included. Bathrooms, en suites and guest WCs include sanitary ware, taps, shower heads and bath fittings.
Viewing: Today, 12noon-2pm
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald New Homes (01) 677 1888 /Sherry FitzGerald Brady O'Flaherty (01) 651 0000