Houses for Sale in Dublin

Houses for Sale in Dublin

Houses for sale in Dublin

Here in Keane Thompson we have had a busy summer with houses for sale in Dublin. The majority of properties we have had on the market have gone sale agreed within 4 to 6 weeks.  At the moment the demand for housing is at an all time high and is currently outweighing supply therefore making it a particularly tough market for first time buyers, especially with multiple bidders more often than not.

We currently have a surplus of perspective purchasers on our books who are loan approved and ready to buy houses in the areas of Dublin 18, Dublin 14, Dublin 6 and Dublin 2. If you are interested in selling your home, contact us today to arrange a free valuation and advice so that you are equipped with all the information required to start the process of selling your home.

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The Dublin Housing Crisis and the homeless

The Dublin Housing Crisis and the homeless

The Dublin Housing Crisis

The Dublin housing crisis has caused much pain and anguish for prospective buyers in our nation’s capital, but what exactly is going on? How did it start? How is it affecting people? And what is the government doing to tackle it?

The crisis has its roots in the big economic crash of 2008. Back then, house prices in Ireland, and especially in Dublin, were sky high, and when the global stock market crashed, so did the Irish property market. Homeowners were sent into negative equity, owing more to the banks than their properties were worth. It was a torrid time, but there was one silver lining: houses suddenly looked more affordable.

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The benefits having a good Estate Agent in Dublin

The benefits having a good Estate Agent in Dublin

The benefits of having a good estate agent in Dublin

With Dublin’s high property prices, there’s no shortage of an estate agent in Dublin who wants to represent you and your property. Whether you’re selling or letting, you have a wide selection to choose from. But you may be asking yourself: what makes one estate agent better than the others?

If you’re selling, the most obvious answer is that a good estate agent will get you the best possible price for your property. But there’s more to it than that.

First of all, there are the fees. In Ireland, the typical commission charged on the sale of a house is between 1% and 2.5%, depending on the value of the house. More expensive homes are charged a higher commission, while less expensive ones are on the lower end of the spectrum. The best agents will charge you an appropriate commission, one that offers you value for money and doesn’t leave you feeling like you’re being ripped off.

Secondly, selling can be a long process, and you will therefore be interacting with your agent for an extended period of time. Because of this, you want your estate agent to be easy to get along with. You want them to be professional and polite, and to deal with your queries quickly and efficiently. If they do this, selling your property will be a pleasant experience, and you’ll be happy to deal with them again.

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How to pick the best estate agent for you?

How to pick the best estate agent?

You are looking to trade up, looking for a new start, or looking to size down? Maybe the value of your property has risen again and you are now out of negative equity, it’s time for you to shop around for a bigger home with room for your growing family. How do you find the best estate agent for you?

First things first, top of your list of “to dos”, you must find an estate agent to help sell your home for the best possible price and with the minimum fuss and delay.

But with quite a few to choose from, how do you know which one do you choose? Here are some tips from Keane Thompson to set you off in the right direction.

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85 Stepaside Lane, Stepaside Village, Dublin 18

85 Stepaside Lane, Stepaside Village, Dublin 18.

Location

85 Stepaside Lane is positioned at the foot of the Dublin Mountains and in the heart of Stepaside Village. A prime location ideal for families with its expanding range of neighbourhood services to include a number of superb gourmet restaurants such as The Step Inn pub and restaurant, The Wild Boar and The Box Tree, further facilities include a local family run Kennedy’s Centra, post office, greengrocers and butchers. The famous Johnny Foxes Pub “The highest pub in Ireland” is also just a short distance away. Stepaside is an area which is synonymous with superb recreational amenities which include hiking or cycling in the Dublin Mountains and a range of local golf, horse riding, tennis, GAA, football and rugby clubs.

There is an excellent choice of local schools in the area including St. Mary’s National School at Lambs Cross, Gaelscoil Thaobh Na Coille in Belarmine, St. Patricks National School in Glencullen, Stepaside Educate Together NS in Ballyogan, Our Lady of the Wayside in Kilternan and Rosemount, a fee-paying secondary school for girls. Transport facilities include 44 bus route, the LUAS green line at Glencairn is a few minutes away and the M50 and N11 motorways are close by. Dundrum Town Centre, Marlay Park, Carrickmines Retail Park and Sandyford Industrial Estate are also within close proximity.


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