A doer-upper or a turnkey home: Which makes financial sense?

It’s nice to put your own stamp on a property, but crunch the numbers before jumping in

Doer-upper or turnkey home? We compared four modest Dublin houses to see which approach is better value

Doer-upper or turnkey home? We compared four modest Dublin houses to see which approach is better value

In the current property market, is it better to buy a doer-upper or a home in walk-in condition? We took a pair of modest terraced houses on two Dublin 4 streets – one walk-in ready, the other in need of complete modernisation – and with the help of expert builder Kevin Moran asked which is better value for money. We also get advice from quantity surveyor Patricia Power about the new Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standard.

DONNYBROOK: WALK-IN CONDITION

34 Home Villas, Dublin 4
Price
€650,000
Floor space 61sq m (656sq ft)
BER C3
Cost per square metre €10,655
Agent Lisney

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