Anyone who has gone through the process of buying their first home knows that it can be a challenging process. So if you're currently looking to get onto the property ladder, you'll probably appreciate a little assistance. So, we're looking at properties in Maynooth currently on offer.
We have once again teamed up with AIB for our Livin Dublin series. We are highlighting areas in and around Dublin, helping you explore your options, and putting together informative and social first-time buyer summits and brunch clubs that'll give you all the info you need and answer all the burning questions you have.
And this time, we're skipping over to County Kildare to check out the lovely town of Maynooth.
We decided to shine a spotlight on just some of the properties in Maynooth that would be ideal for first-time buyers.
(Psst! Make sure you try AIB's handy mortgage calculator here to find out how much you're eligible to borrow!)
Located 5km outside of Maynooth Town Centre, this spacious six-bedroom detached house has more than enough space for a family.
All six bedrooms are quite large, with the master bedroom coming with an en suite bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe. Three other bedrooms in the house also enjoy en suite bathrooms.
The house is also comprised of a living room featuring a gorgeous fireplace, a kitchen complete with granite countertops and a bright and airy dining room. The front and back gardens are also extremely generous in terms of space, with panoramic south to westerly orientation ensuring sunshine throughout the day right up to sunset.
2. 61 Carton Court, Maynooth, County Kildare (€339,000)
This spacious 4/5-bedroom semi-detached house is on a small cul-de-sac located just off the M4 motorway, close to shops, a railway station and other amenities.
It's features an entrance porch and hallway, as well as a living room complete with a marble fireplace, an integrated electric fire, feature window, grey oak laminate flooring and light fitting.
Meanwhile, the kitchen comes with traditional style floor and wall units, tiled splashback, a four-ring ceramic hob and extractor fan, Hotpoint double oven, integrated fridge freezer, a dishwasher, double stainless steel sink, grey oak laminate flooring and light fitting.
Other features in the house include a spacious landing, a hot press, attic access, a master bedroom (with a built-in wardrobe, vanity unit and laminate flooring), and three bathrooms.
3. 17 Meadowbrook Lawns, Maynooth, County Kildare (€290,000)
Located on a cul-de-sac just five minutes away from Maynooth University, this four-bedroom house is comprised of an entrance hallway, a guest toilet, a 3.72m x 4.79m living room, a traditional-style kitchen/dining room and other attractive features such as attic space, a back garden, double-glazed windows and parking space.
The four of the bedrooms come with fitted wardrobes and timber flooring, while the living room features a fireplace with a stone hearth, a large front window, a TV point, laminate flooring and double doors to kitchen.
4. 217 Kingsbry, Maynooth, County Kildare (€275,000)
This three-bedroom, one-bathroom demi-detached house is conveniently located near many of the essential amenities in the area. It's a ten-minute walk to the train station, a five-minute walk to the closest bus stop, a three-minute drive to the N4 and a 30-minute drive to Dublin City.
As well as the living room, kitchen/dining room and bedrooms, other fabulous features that make up this house are the south-west facing back garden with a garden shed, the generous parking space to the front of the house and the gas fireplace with marble insert and timber surround.
5. 9 Straffan Court Straffan Wood, Maynooth, County Kildare (€230,000)
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this cosy two-bedroom townhouse is ideal for a first-time buyer.
As you make your way through the entrance hall, you'll pass the sitting room and the guest toilet before you eventually reach the kitchen, which features cream high gloss kitchen units, tiled splashback, a four-ring hob, oven, and integrated dishwasher, among other appliances.
There is also a south-facing rear garden, so you'll be sure to get plenty of sun during the summer months.
Upstairs, you'll find the master bedroom (complete with an en suite bathroom), another bedroom and the main bathroom.
6. Carton Wood, Dublin Road, Maynooth, County Kildare (€467,500)
The Carton Wood development features some stunning properties in Maynooth including two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom houses.
When looking at houses in this development, expect fully fitted kitchens, full flooring throughout the houses, fitted bathrooms, fitted wardrobes and kitchen appliances.
Each property also comes with a back garden and generous parking space.
7. Glassmullen 2A Old Greenfield, Maynooth, County Kildare (€425,000)
As far as properties in Maynooth go, it's safe to say this Dormer Bungalow is generous in terms of space and amenities. With five bedrooms, four bathrooms, an entrance hall, a large kitchen/diner, utility space and a living room with a stove, it wouldn't be difficult to make this house a home.
It's just five minutes from Maynooth town centre, Maynooth University and many shops, restaurants and bars, and is also quite close to the train station.
Other features of the house include a spacious back garden and parking space.
Are you thinking about buying your first home? Keep an eye out for the launch of our AIB Livin Dublin hub, which will house all the information you'll need as well as updates on upcoming first-time buyer events.