Dublin 8

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There is a plethora of tiny side streets with old cot­tages in Dublin 8.

Eu­gene Street and Fin­gal Street are prime ex­am­ples, and while in 2012 and 2013 these prop­er­ties could be snapped up for be­tween ¤40,000 and ¤50,000, prices have steadily in­creased, but it is still pos­si­ble to pick up a run­down cot­tage for around ¤150,000, and have a home close to the city.

A bonus with these prop­er­ties is that by dig­ging down into the sub­floor it’s pos­si­ble to gain an up­stairs. How­ever, it is all sub­ject to plan­ning, but there are some prece­dents for same.

While se­cu­rity is of­ten a de­ter­ring fac­tor for buy­ers in the area, there have been vigorous at­tempts to ad­dress so­cial prob­lems lo­cally in the past 20 years.

Mur­phy Mul­lan For a more spec­u­la­tive in­vestor, this site has full plan­ning for nine two-bed apart­ments over­look­ing the Lif­fey, and a de­ci­sion on per­mis­sion for a 10th apart­ment is due in com­ing weeks.

iMove In need of re­fur­bish­ment, the at­trac­tion is the scope to ex­tend into the rear gar­den and parts of a dis­used lane to the rear have been amal­ga­mated into neigh­bours’ gardens after ne­go­ti­a­tion with Dublin City Coun­cil, so this is also a pos­si­bil­ity.

A spend of €100,000and the eye of a good ar­chi­tect would to­tally trans­form this prop­erty.

¤675,000 10 Ush­ers Is­land 32 Is­land Street, Dublin 8 Agent:

¤175,000 19 Mallin Ave, Dublin 8 Agent:

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