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Property Watch: What type of house you can get for €300k in Laois and in the cities of Dublin, Galway, Cork and Waterford

In this week’s Property Watch, we are going to focus on the cities of Ireland and comparing it to properties in Laois. Everybody knows the sky rocketing prices in Dublin, but the house prices in Galway and Cork have also began to rise.

Waterford and Limerick have not been as badly affected by steep house prices but it might be only a matter of time before both cities see significant rises in their house prices.

This week’s budget will be €300,000. If you wish to view any of the properties in full then just click on the linked address.


18 The Downs, Stradbally Rd, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

For this week’s feature, the selected property is situated in Portlaoise. This two-storey detached house is located in The Downs and is a well respected and quiet estate. This 4 bed house is just 5 minutes walking distance from the town centre, and is located on the same side as the new schools as well the hospital making the location ideal.

The house itself has oil fired central heating and is connected to the mains services. A secluded rear garden and spacious parking area to the front is attached with the property. Internally the house is of modern standards, with fitted wardrobes a feature in all the rooms.

The house has a slightly excessive guide price of €295,000, but the location and size makes it an attractive property.


112 Edenmore Avenue, Raheny, Dublin 5.

Located in a nice part of Dublin, this 3 bed house is situated at the end of a terrace. The property is 1,126 square feet and has a large cobble stone drive and a paved back garden. A gas fired central heating heats the place, and it fitted with aluminium windows. It holds an unfavorable G BIR rating.

The house itself is in need of modernisation, with old carpeting and interior throughout. The fitted kitchen stands out with the brightness and it has a modern feel to it. The house has been rewired and there is an alarm. The location of the property is very favorable being located near a dart station and not far away from the airport and M50. The guide on this house is set at €300,000.


30 Fursey Rd, Shanatalla, Co. Galway.

With Galway being one of the most popular cities in Ireland, this house is possibly a gem as it located relatively central to the city. The 4 bed, end of terrace house finds itself located near NUIG and the University Hospital, as well as only being short walking distance to Eyre Square.

The house is 1940s build, and is 1,338 square feet in size. Over the years it is evident that the house has been extended and modernised, and recently it has received improved insulation. It has oil fired heating and a solid fuel fire place as well as double glazed windows and comes with a D2 energy rating.

The house has patio area to the back with a large shed and at the front it has ample car parking space. The house it guided at €295,000.


1 Magnolia Terrace, Grattan Hill, St Lukes, Co. Cork.

Again, typical of a city house, this 3 bed propert is a terrace house. It is described as a 1890s build and looking at the property from the outside, one would expect nothing fancy on the interior. Wrong, this house has been meticulously restored by the current owner into surprisingly modern finish.

The high ceilings and small doorways are common features in this house but there is a warm, cozy feel and that is backed up by the insulation upgrade carried out on the property. The house has three floors with the ground floor containing a unfinished kitchen, and an open-plan living/dining area.

The first floor has one bedroom and a bathroom, while the second floor contains the two remaining bedrooms. Despite the property not looking overly big, there is ample space in all the rooms, and the quirky interior makes this house attractive with a guide of €300,000.


150 Evanwood, Golf Links Rd, Castletroy, Co. Limerick.

When searching for a property at the €300k mark proved difficult, and we settled for this attractive house in Castletroy. Probably the pick of this week’s feature, this 4 bed, two year old, semi-detached house is well located in the city of Limerick. Castletroy itself is a well-sought, affluent area and is located beside some of the biggest companies and industry hubs in Limerick, as well as the University of Limerick.

The house is gas fire centrally heated, comes with a large back garden and wooden shed. The new build home is bright and spacious, and is modern throughout. No expense spared by the current owners, with beautiful decor everywhere. The bedrooms are all fitted with sliderobes. The hallway is tiled along with kitchen, which has a modern and bright unit. With a guide of €290,000 this house certain wins this weeks pick.



15 Garranmore, Farmleigh, Dunmore Rd, Co. Waterford.

The fifth biggest city in Ireland, there was a shortage of properties at this price range but this property is a 4 bed, two-storey, detached house. Located not too far from the Hospital, this home has a good location and is on the Dunmore East side of the city.

The house itself is carpeted throughout with exception to a tiled kitchen. The kitchen is a fitted and there is a dinning room attached. The living room has a gas fire. The 3 bedrooms are quiet spacious and is there is an en-suite in the master bedroom. A large garden is attached. The property is guided at €300,000.

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