Finding your first home in Ireland is fast becoming an out of reach task for many first-time buyers.
It was revealed this week that in some areas, the cost of homes is increasing by €100 a day as Dublin remains the most expensive county to purchase a property in.
It would be extremely rare to find any home or apartment in Dublin below €60,000 but if you’re willing to head outside of the city, there are some properties within this budget.
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Most are in need of a lot of cosmetic work but have amazing potential to be converted into the perfect family home.
Here are some of the options available as of March 29, 2022.
The first property is a three-bed and two-bath on the market for €22,500 in null, Galmoy, Co. Kilkenny.
According to the sellers, this is a “prime opportunity to acquire this single storey, thatched residence with extensions 1282 sq ft., which comes to the market in excellent condition throughout.”
The original thatched building was constructed circa 1825 and consists of two rooms, however, an extension added in 1950 now houses the kitchen area and a further extension in 2000 created 3 double bedrooms and a bathroom while the entire property was modernized.
The original thatched building is accessed through an entrance porch leading to a spacious and sitting room with a wood-burning stove in the original fireplace.
The second room is currently used as a formal dining room, and both rooms have solid wood flooring.
The fitted kitchen, with additional dining space and open fire, is accessed through the dining room and has a natural stone tiled floor.
A door from the kitchen leads to a tiled hallway off which the 3 spacious bedrooms and the bathroom are located.
This semi-detached dormer bungalow is situated in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, adjacent to all town amenities which include shops, restaurants, pubs, national and secondary schools, and several sporting facilities.
Priced at €39,000, itcomprises a ground floor with an entrance hall, sitting room, a kitchen/dining area, a utility room, one bedroom, and a bathroom.
The first floor then has three bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite.
The sellers issued a note saying; “This property is incomplete & is being sold as-is but offers great development potential for any prospective buyer.”
Next up is a three-bed and one-bath home in Knockalegan, Hollymount, Co. Mayo on the market for €40,000.
This property sits on approximately half an acre of land and boasts a galvanised shed to the rear.
It is in need of complete renovation but boasts huge potential and would be ideal for an owner-occupier or investor who is looking for a project.
The property is nestled between Ballinrobe, which is just a 15-minute drive away, and Claremorris, just a 10-minute drive away.
This three-bed with one bathroom is on sale in Toberroe West, Glinsk, Co. Galway for €55,000.
It is an old farmhouse that has amazing potential to be renovated into a family home.
It sits on half an acre of land and is only a short drive to Roscommon Town and Galway City.
This home is located on Main Street, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, and hosts three bedrooms and one bathroom for just €55,000.
It is situated in the centre of the town and poses a good opportunity to create a small townhouse, mid-terrace building with accommodation consisting of a kitchen, sitting room, study, rear utility area, and three first floor bedrooms, according to the sellers.
Although it is in need of updates, it features a prime town-center location within easy access of all amenities.
It features good broadband service in town with fibre available on request, and has single glazed windows.
This 3 bed, detached country house, stands on approximately 0.33 of an acre, with an extra garden down the laneway.
It’s on the market for €60,000 and is located in Knockrower, Bunnanadden, Co. Sligo.
The house will need a lot of cosmetic work but is the ideal property for a family home with plenty of space around it.
The property has a large garden with 3 garden sheds to the rear of the house.
It currently features a newly fitted kitchen units with appliances, solid fuel central heating from the Stanley Range Cooker, double glazed PVC windows and doors, a slated roof, and a bathroom with an electric shower and a bath.
This three-bedroom home hit the market recently for €60,000 and is on Humbert Street, Tubbercurry in Co. Sligo.
The property is in need of a lot of work, but has great potential and is located close to the Square and adjacent to County Council Offices and Library.
The buyer will also be provided with plans/drawings to renovate to a modern townhouse or the property could be converted for commercial/retail use subject to the necessary planning permissions.
For €60,000 you can get your hands on this detached three bedroom, two bathroom home in Carrowduff Lower, Four Mile House, Co. Roscommon.
This traditional farmhouse benefits from a very good layout and plenty of external sheds. standing on approx 0.4 of an acre
Set in an idyllic peaceful location just 15km from Roscommon this property hits the market ready to be modernised.
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