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This blog tells my experience with buying a house in Dublin, Ireland, and renovating it. 

I wanted to share everything I learned along the way, my misadventures and any tips and tricks!


Finglas - End of Terrace House - 4 Bed / 2 Bath - €175,000

Type of Property: End of terrace house
Location: Finglas 
Rooms: 4 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms + extension of 3 rooms used as a hairdresser's
Asking price: €175.000, no current offer (sold by the bank)
Age of the property
Floor area: 155 m2 
Public transportation: 2 Bus lines
Other benefits: Very close to the Tolka Park and other smaller parks and green areas. There is also a big Dunnes supermarket nearby.

NOTES: While I'm absolutely not an expert in regards to all the Dublin areas, this area seemed to me a mix of Crumlin and Clonsilla: large green areas with very nice houses, mixed up with council terraced houses, and, yes, also houses in disrepair too.

However, the general feeling I got was very positive: the Tolka Park is only a short walk away, it's very quiet (I could hear birds singing!) and there is also a smaller park very nearby with an amazing view of the valley. I say this because of the descriptions of Finglas I received so far, which have mostly been negative. 

The house itself is HUGE. When you walk in, on your right there is a big living room which opens on a an even bigger lounge room, while on the left you have the kitchen. The first floor has 4 bedrooms, a family bathroom and the master bedroom's ensuite bathroom.
Furthermore, on the right, next to the house there is an extension used as a hairdresser's (with three rooms), which can be easily converted into a studio apartment. 

I see so much potential for this house! And I haven't even mentioned the garden yet, which has so many trees and it's very nicely landscaped. 

The only downside seems to be that there is some work that needs to be done, especially upstairs where I spotted some molt on the ceilings and renovating the kitchen. However, we'll certainly keep this house in consideration. 

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