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A home for less than €300k in Dublin? Here’s 30 to get you started

We’ve found a property in every postal district in the capital, from sleek apartments to tiny houses in need of total refurbishment

Buying a home is one of life’s great milestones, but with the rate at which house prices have risen in the capital in recent years, many young buyers have seen prospective homes move out of their price bracket.

The average list price for homes in Dublin city stood at just under €380,000 at the end of June but a hunt through the Residential Property Price Register shows a significant number of transactions across the city at prices between €250,000 and €300,000.

And supply at this level of the market is increasing: the number of new-to-market properties in Dublin priced under €300k, listed on the myhome website since June 1st stands at 1,062 compared to 927 in the same period last year – an increase of 15% This gives first time buyers a greater choice, at a relatively quiet time in the property calendar, before the autumn selling season gets underway.

What can you get in this price bracket and where? We’ve found a property in every postal district in the capital, from sleek apartments to tiny houses in need of complete refurbishment. While renovation costs are expensive, making buyers far more circumspect about going for a fixer-upper, it can make sense to invest in a property that can be improved over time, rather than one that is in walk-in condition. Have a look at what is on offer.


  Dublin 1, 3, 5 and 7

This is an opportunity to buy a small, own-door home laid out over two levels. The 39sq m space features a double bedroom and bathroom at entrance level with an open-plan living/kitchen on the floor above. In time you might be able to add a floor or two to the building, subject to planning and funds.
Price: €180,000
Price per sq m: €4,615
Agent: GWD
Transport: The Drumcondra train station is a five-minute walk across the bridge. There are numerous cross-town bus routes including the 1, 11, 16 and 44.
Monthly mortgage repayments: €923.93*

16 Strandville House, Strandville Avenue East, Clontarf, D3
A top-floor, one-bedroom apartment with a separate living room and kitchen as well as Stira access to the attic space above. The 56sq m 1970s-built property shares a communal garden and comes with a separate storage shed.

Price: €299,000
Price per sq m: €5,339
Agent: Leonard Wilson Keenan
Transport: Clontarf Dart station is a seven-minute walk; a range of busses to catch on the Clontarf Road include the 32x, the 104 and the 130.
Monthly mortgage repayments: €1,309.25

Mid-terrace, three-bedroom property of 73sq m with a separate, eat-in kitchen and living room, two double bedrooms and single, and a good-size garden, about 10m long.
Price: €275,000
Price per sq m: €3,767
Agent: Move Home
Transport: Killbarrack Dart station is around 10 minues' walk. 
Monthly mortgage repayments: €1,205.68

A second-floor two-bedroom apartment with views from its balcony over the Royal Canal. Measuring 70sq m it has a small, separate kitchen to its sitting room with box-bay window and access to balcony. The master bedroom is ensuite so you could conceivably rent a room and still have privacy.
Price: €295,000
Price per sq m: €4,214
Agent: Mason Estates
Transport: There are several cross-town buses including the 46a and the 140. 
Monthly mortgage repayments ¤1,291.99

Dublin 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17

A two-bed, mid-terrace, property of 61sq m on the Croke Park side of Drumcondra village with a separate living room and kitchen and a small, east-facing yard.
Price: €300,000
Price per sq m: €4,918
Agent: Kelly Bradshaw Dalton
Transport: Drumcondra station is a five-minute walk. It's a similar distance to bus stops where you can catch the 1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 41 and 44. 
Monthly mortgage repayments: €1,313.57

End-of-terrace house built in the early 1990s. There is a good-size sitting room that you walk directly into and a small but separate kitchen, as well as two double bedrooms, in the 76sq metre property.
Price: €295,000
Price per sq m: €3,881
Agent: Lappin Estates
Transport: The Broombridge stop on the Green line Luas is about a 20-minute walk.  The crosstown 140 bus and the number 40 are about a a seven-minute walk. 
Monthly mortgage repayments: €1,291.99

Three-bedroom duplex, 81sq m in size, a block from the sea and the boardwalk that extends from Sutton Cross all the way to Clontarf, this 1960s-built property has a separate living room and kitchen, big windows
Price: €295,000
Price per sq m: €3,641
Agent: Craddock Estates
Transport: Bayside Dart station is about a 15-minute walk and you can catch the 31 and 32 buses at the end of the road.
Monthly mortgage repayments: €1,291.99

1A Cherry Drive, Castleknock, D 15
Built in 2004 in the side garden of number 1, this 75sq m home has a roomy, dual-aspect living room and a sizeable back yard that extends to 20sq m.
Price: €295,000
Price per sq m: €3,933
Agent: REA Grimes
Transport: Coolmine train station is a six-minute walk. The 37 bus, which journeys from Ashtown to Aston Quay is about a similar distance.
Monthly mortgage repayments: €1,291.95

Three-bedroom semi of 74sq m with scope to extend out to the side and back where the garden measures about 21m by 9m. The house itself also needs some modernisation but has off-street parking for at least two vehicles.
Price: €258,000
Price per sq m: €3,486
Agent: GWD
Transport: It is less than a 10-minute drive to the M50 and the M1.
Monthly mortgage repayments: €1,132.32

Dublin 2, 4, 6w and 8 

A first-floor, one-bed apartment of 32 sq m situated at the junction of South Richmond Street, Harcourt Street and South Circular Road.
Price: €260,000
Price per sq m: €8,125
Agent: Mason Estates
Transport: The Green line Harcourt Street Luas stop is about a three-minute walk. Several cross-town buses stop nearby. 
Monthly mortgage repayments: €1,140.95

A 43sq m, ground-floor apartment in a landmark complex near the Grand Canal. The one-bedroom property has been upgraded and has good storage.

Price: €295,000
Price per sq m: €6,860
Agent: Lisney
Transport: Within a 10-minute walk of the city centre and the Charlemont stop on the Green line Luas. The 46a, 11 and 39 bus stops are all closeby. 
Monthly mortgage repayments: €1,291.99

79 Harold's Cross Cottages, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6w
A 30sq m end-of-terrace cottage with some charming original features and an open-plan living, dining kitchen area. The bedroom is a mezzanine level accessed via a ladder. 
Price: €295,000
Price per sq m: €9,833
Agent: DNG
Transport: The 9, 16c, 49 and 54a buses all stop at the end of the road. The Charlemont Green line Luas stop is a 10 minute walk down the banks of the Grand Canal.
Monthly mortgage repayments: €1,291.99

Light-filled, one-bedroom apartment of 48 sq m with a balcony that gets some evening sun and overlooks a quiet courtyard to the rear of the building.  
Price: €252,000
Price per sq metre: €5,208
Agent: BFR Estates
Transport: Several buses journey up and down Thomas Street and the Red line Luas Smithfield stop is a 10 minute, walk across the river. 
Monthly mortgage repayments €1,106.43

Dublin 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

58 Garryowen Road, Ballyfermot, D10

Two-bedroom 79sq m house with garage to the side where there scope to extend. Includes a south-facing front garden and a reasonable-sized back garden 
Price: ¤220,000 (reduced by ¤19,950 earlier this month)
Price per sq metre: ¤2784
Agent: Berkley & Associates
Transport: The number 79 bus can be caught at the end of the road while around the corner you can catch the no 18 which travels from Palmerston village to Sandymount

Monthly mortgage repayments: ¤968.34

49 Kildare Road, Crumlin, D12

A two-bedroom, end-of-terrace house of 70 sq m, in need of complete modernisation but with a good-sized sunny back garden. Situated at the Sundrive Road end of the throughway so adjacent to shops.
Price: ¤250,000
Price per sq metre: ¤3,571
Agent: SherryFitzGerald
Transport: Bus routes 17 and 150 are just outside the door while the cross town 18 and the number 83 stops are six minutes away.
Monthly mortgage repayments ¤1,097.80

16 Dundrum Castle House, D14

One-bed apartment in a 1990s built apartment block, located to the rear of the development so far from the traffic noise of the bypass. Measuring 44sq m  in size it has a narrow, south-west facing balcony
Price: ¤275,000
Price per sq metre: ¤6,250
Agent: SherryFitzGerald
Transport: Equidistant between the Dundrum and Balally Luas stops.

Apt 9 Dundrum Court, Ballinteer Road, D16

A top floor, one-bedroom apartment of 44 sq m in a small 1980s block. Balcony with views towards the city and the spire of Holy Cross church in Dundrum. There is no lift.
Price: ¤250,000
Price per sq metre: ¤5,861
Transport: It's a seven minute walk in either direction to the Dundrum and Balally Green line Luas stops. You can also catch the crosstown number 14 bus or the 75 nearby.
Monthly mortgage repayments ¤1,097.80

Apartment 5, Westminster Hall, Foxrock, D18

Ground floor, one-bedroom unit of 54sq m. It has a rather dark, masculine interior and a gas-fire in its living dining room. It shares a communal garden. 
Price: ¤295,000 (Recently reduced by ¤30,000)
Price per sq metre: ¤5,462
Agent: Janet Carroll
Transport: The N11 is a six-minute walk where there is a vast range of buses to take you crosstown. You can also catch the Wexford and Bus Eireann services to the sunny south-east.
Monthly mortgage repayments: ¤1,291.99

Dublin 20, 22 and 24

72 Knocknaree, Chapelizod, D 20

A two-bedroom apartment on the second floor of a five-floor block situated about a six-minute walk of the River Liffey. The 65sq m unit faces east and west with a balcony on either side.

Price: ¤260,000
Price per sq metre: ¤4,000
Agent: DNG
Transport: Located within a three-minute drive of the Chapelizod bypass. The bus routes 25,26, 66, 67 and 76 are all within a five-minute walk.
Monthly mortgage repayments: ¤1,140.95

Address: 46 Bushfield Drive, Clondalkin, D22

Situated just beyond Newlands Cross and built about 2001 this 125sq m three-bedroom house has plenty of living space; interconnecting living and dining rooms as well as a separate kitchen and family room. It has three bedrooms. The master has an ensuite shower room.
Price: ¤300,000
Price per sq metre: ¤2,400
Agent: SherryFitzGerald
Transport: It's a five-minute walk to bus stops where you can catch the 13, 51 and 69 buses.
Monthly mortgage repayments: ¤1,313.57

30 Sycamore Avenue, Kingswood, D 24

This three-bedroom bungalow of 74sq metres has a separate kitchen and living room, where there is an open fire. Two of the three bedrooms are doubles. 
Price: ¤275,000
Price per sq metre: ¤3,716
Agent: Kelly Estates
Transport: It's a about a seven-minute walk to the Kingswood stop on the Red Luas line and is about a four-minute drive by car to the M50. 
Monthly mortgage repayments: ¤1,205.68

County Dublin

61 Belfield Park, Stillorgan Road, Blackrock

A one-bedroom, apartment in need of modernization, in a 1990s block close to adjacent to UCD, Donnybook and Booterstown villages with the Radisson St Helen's acting as your local bar and restaurant.
Price: ¤285,000
Price per sq metre: ¤6,785
Agent: SherryFitzGerald
Transport: The N11 bus corridor is so close you can hear the traffic whizzing by. On foot there is a shortcut through Merrion Woods to the Dart station at Booterstown, about a 15-minute walk.
Monthly mortgage repayments: ¤1,248.84

14b Abbey Street, Howth, Co Dublin

A 60sq metre, two-bedroom, own door unit of 60sq metres above a shop in the fishing village opposite the Abbey Tavern. It has a shower room rather than a bathroom and includes the attic space which could be converted.

Price: ¤300,000
Price per sq metre: ¤5,000
Agent: Being sold by owner
Transport: The Dart station is about a six minute walk and here is on street parking.  
Monthly mortgage repayments: ¤1,313.57

19 Old Street, Malahide, Co Dublin
Beautifully decorated studio apartment of 36sq m with own door access, lofty ceilings and oak parquet flooring. It has a Murphy-style bed hidden in its wardrobes. While it's avertised on on some property portals, the studio will not be available to view until late-August.
Price: ¤295,000
Price per sq metre: ¤8,194
Agent: SherryFitzGerald
Transport: It's about a six-minute walk to the Dart station.
Monthly mortgage repayment: ¤1,291.99

28 The Square, Skerries, Co Dublin
A detached, two-bedroom bungalow of 47sq metres that is part of the old fishing village but needs modernizing. You could also reconfigure the layout to create one big bedroom with an ensuite and extend into the attic to create a dormer room, subject to planning. It has a small north-east facing back yard. 
Price: ¤285,000
Price per sq metre: ¤6,064
Agent: Kelly & Co
Transport: There is commuter train links to the city and the station is about a 12-minute walk.
Monthly mortgage repayments: ¤1,248.84

7 Old Market Green, Balbriggan, Co Dublin
A fixer-upper in the centre of Balbriggan with 109 sq m of living space and a large enclosed garden.The property needs upgrading and could be developed but is hindered slightly by the fact that the adjoining single storey shop is not part of the sale.

Price: ¤245,000
Price per sq metre: ¤2,247
Agent: REA Cumisky
Transport: The commuter train service is about a five-minute walk. Monthly mortgage repayments ¤1,076.22

1 Corrstown Mews, Kilsallaghan, Swords, Co Dublin

End-of terrace two-bedroom mews house, one of just five overlooking the 9th hole of the Orchard course, one of three at Corrstown Mews Golf Club, The two-bedroom, both ensuite, property measures 92sq metres and has an open plan living, kitchen dining room that opens out to a south west-facing garden. 
Price: ¤300,000
Price per sq metre: ¤3261
Agent: Coldwell Banker
Transport: A car is essential as there are no close train or bus links. Dublin Airport is a 10-minute drive.
Monthly mortgage repayments: ¤1,313.57

11 Castlelyon Green, Newcastle, Co Dublin
A three-bedroom mid-terrace house of around 88 sq m, within a five minute walk of the shops and school

Price: ¤265,000
Price per sq metre: 
Agent: Ray Cooke Auctioneers
Transport: Sallins/Hazelhatch train station is about a four kilometer drive 
Monthly mortgage repayments: ¤1,162.53

Commuter belt

211 Charlesland Court, Greystones, Co Wicklow

A two-bedroom mid-terrace property of 78sq m in a mature estate on the outskirts of the pretty seaside town. This property was built in 2004 and has a south-facing back garden.
Price: ¤295,000
Price per sq metre: ¤3,782
Transport: Greystones Dart station, the end of the line is about a 25-minute walk and can get you into Dublin city centre in about an hour.
Monthly mortgage repayments: ¤1,291.99

16 Monread Meadows, Naas, Co Kildare

A four-bedroom, semi-detached bungalow of 123 sq metres built in 1988. Set between the town's Millennial Park and its industrial estate the back garden is facing north-east. 
Price: ¤275,00
Price per square metre: E2,235
Agent: SherryFitzGerald O'Reilly
Transport: Situated ninutes from the M7/N7 the Sallins/Naas train station is about a 15-minute walk. There is also good bus services, both private and operated by Bus Eireann from Naas to Dublin. The town centre is a 25-minute walk.
Monthly mortgage repayments: ¤1,205.68

* Mortgage repayments are calculated on a 25 year mortgage term at a rate of 3%.