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What you need to know about buying a house in Crumlin

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03 Mar 2017

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There must be something in the water in Crumlin because this Dublin village has produced a lot of Irish icons.
 

Its famous sons include writer and artist Christy Brown, actor Gabriel Byrne, football legend Paul McGrath and UFC champ Conor McGregor among others.* McGregor is probably one of Ireland’s hottest properties at the moment and he has spoken passionately about his love of Crumlin in the past.

We’re certainly not going to argue with “The Notorious” so you can take it from us that it’s a great place to live.

Great value in Crumlin

Crumlin is that rarest of things – it’s close to town but you can still pick up a nice home at a reasonable price. It also offers a lot of different housing options, which makes it great for everyone from families to first time buyers.

A quick look at Crumlin properties on Daft.ie shows a selection ranging from €140,000 for a quaint one-bed cottage at Rialto Cottages to €425,000 for a three-bed terraced house off Sundrive Road (Accessed December 2015).

“Crumlin is very near to town and the prices are very reasonable,” says Phil Reddin, Manager of EBS Crumlin.

 

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“Prices have crept up but you can still get some bargains. You’re only three miles away from the GPO. It’s near to everything so you don’t need a car to get around.

Crumlin is also an obvious choice for healthcare professionals as there’s three hospitals in the area so we get a lot of doctors and nurses coming in,” says Phil.

Prices in Dublin 12 have remained pretty stable in the last year. The latest Daft report shows the average asking price for a one-bed apartments has actually gone down by nearly 5% to €142,000 while a three-bed semi-d has gone up by only 1% to €270,000 (Accessed December 2015).

Home buyers in Dublin 8

The neighbouring area of Dublin 8 is one of Dublin’s trendy up-and-coming areas, with ongoing regeneration in many parts. It still remains one of the cheaper locations to buy despite its central location.

“Dublin 8 would also be in our catchment area - prices have gone up slightly but it’s not crazy,” says Phil.

“In parts of Dublin 8, like Kilmainham, there are more young couples and people who are looking for apartments. You get a lot of apartments for couples who are just starting off in life in areas like Cork Street.”

Amenities in Crumlin

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Crumlin offers house hunters the chance to enjoy a village lifestyle in the heart of the city.

There is still a real sense of community there. It’s a vibrant area with lots of smaller shops, eateries and places to enjoy a local drink.

“It is an old village and there is a huge sense of community,” says Phil. “It’s the ‘old Dublin’.”

Another major advantages of the area is the amount of green space. Brickfield Park is in the heart of the village and you don’t have far to go to enjoy Phoenix Park, Eamonn Ceannt Park and the Irish National Memorial Park.

Crumlin for families

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“Crumlin is definitely a family-friendly area,” Phil says.

“Crumlin and Terenure have a lot of family areas compared to the likes of Dublin 8.”

Popular areas for families in the area include Lisle Road, Kells Road, Leighlin Road and Faughart Road, all close to Crumlin Road which is well serviced by bus routes.

Crumlin for commuters

Crumlin is very close to town and it has a good bus service for people who’d rather leave the car at home.

“You really don’t need a car to get around as there’s a good bus service and a Luas route nearby,” says Phil.

Crumlin for First Time Buyers

Prices have been creeping up in recent times but Phil says there are still bargains available in Crumlin.

Areas like Cashel Road, Kildare Road, Leighlin Road and Faughart Road offer good value for first time buyers. Phil says that parts of Dublin 8 like Kilmainham are also be popular among young couples who are looking for their first home.

Thinking of buying a house in Crumlin

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Before you go house hunting, it's a good idea to get your mortgage arranged – or at least find out where you stand.

Get the ball rolling with our First Time Buyer and Next Time Buyer guides. You can use our mortgage calculator to find out how much you may be able to borrow.

You can pop in to the Crumlin office and talk through your mortgage options. They offer a face-to-face service and you can book a 30 Minute Mortgage Meeting with Phil or one of the team in the EBS Crumlin Office.

Why not pay us a visit on our Facebook page for more home tips, great competitions, or just for some general merriment?

 

Phil Reddin Financial Services Limited trading as EBS Crumlin is a tied mortgage agent acting solely on behalf of EBS d.a.c. EBS d.a.c. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

The content of this blog is expressed in broad terms and is limited to general information purposes only. Readers should always seek professional advice to address issues arising in specific contexts and not seek to rely on the information in this blog which does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by EBS d.a.c.

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*If we mention celebrities, we're not saying they love us. They secretly might, but it doesn't mean they endorse us.

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