You’ve been saving each month, been through all the official steps and now you’re finally starting to look for your first home.
Buying your first home is a big step and to help make the process less daunting and more understandable, we’ve teamed up with AIB to advice you on how and where to buy.
When buying your first home, you might have a long list of must-haves and some things you’re willing to compromise, but finding the right area for you and your family is key. With this in mind, we’ve looked through some Dublin neighbourhoods and picked out some great homes that you may have missed. This week, we’re focusing on Artane and have five homes to talk about… all on the market for less than €400,000.
(Psst! Make sure you try AIB’s handy mortgage calculator here to find out how much you’re eligible to borrow!)
1. 19 Mayfield Crescent, Artane – €365,000
If you’re on the hunt for a house that allows you to show up and move in right away, this property is perfect. This three-bedroom, semi-detached house is in great condition and well located close to a number of amenities.
With three bright bedrooms, a spacious living room and an open plan kitchen/dining area, it’s a great find for any young couple or family looking for a starter home. With off-street parking for two cars and a west-facing rear garden, this house has a lot to offer first time buyers.
The location is amazing – loads of shops, restaurants, cafés, bars and Artane Castle Shopping Centre all very close by. Not to mention the creche located at the top of Maryfield Crescent and plenty of schools in the area.
2. 37A McAuley Drive, Artane – €295,000
This recently updated, two-bedroom end of terrace house comes onto the market in excellent condition. A well presented home, this property comes with parking for one car, a beautiful lawn and a large bay window makes the living room even more spacious and floods the room with lots of natural light.
The master bedroom is bright and spacious, complete with floor to ceiling storage and the main bathroom is modern and tastefully decorated. The location is well serviced with loads of bus routes and the DART, with plenty of amenities, schools and shopping centres nearby.
3. 15A Beechlawn Green, Artane – €395,000
A relatively new build, this detached corner house was built in 2006 and boasts an impressive C2 energy rating and excellent turn key presentation. A maintenance free, well-kept rear garden has plenty of privacy with extensive decking where you can spend summer evenings entertaining guests.
The hidden gem is behind the sliding doors of the rear garden – a domestic garage for extra storage and secure off-street parking.
A bright, spacious hall leads into the large living room complete with a feature fireplace and double doors that lead into the amazing open plan, well fitted kitchen and dining area. Two large double rooms, an en suite, single bedroom and main bathroom make up the first floor, with the converted attic showcasing another room and en suite. Plenty of room for new or growing families.
4. 98A Pinebrook Drive, Artane – €290,000
This property is a bright, end of terrace home that’s ideal for young first time buyers. Built in 2005, the house is bright and airy with a good size living room and a fully fitted kitchen. Two spacious bedrooms come with fitted wardrobes and the family bathroom is modern and bright.
The best thing about this property? The very large, maintenance free south-east facing rear garden – the dream for long summer days. With bus routes to and from the City Centre, a great range of schools and shopping centres the location is second to none.
5. 48 Lein Road, Artane – €374,500
Located in a most sought after are amongst a mature group of family homes overlooking a large green, this extended four-bedroom, two bathroom end of terrace home is a must see. The fully renovated interior makes this home super bright with a great open plan kitchen to the rear of the property. Quality flooring, a feature fireplace and a bespoke fitted kitchen are just some of the key features in this beautiful home.
A large, private driveway and a lawned, east facing garden bookend the home and it has also been fully upgraded in terms of heating and insulation. No. 48 is is within an excellent catchment areas of both primary and secondary schools together with beautiful parks and many recreational facilities nearby.
Are you thinking about buying your first home? We’ve got your back. We’ve teamed up with AIB to bring you all you need to know about applying for a mortgage and buying your first home in our one-stop-shop mortgage hub. Keep an eye on the mortgage hub to guide you through your journey. And don’t forget – you can check how much you’re eligible to borrow by using their handy calculator and book an appointment too.