Cairn homes to sell off plans

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - New Homes - GEMMA TIP­TON 315,000

De­scrip­tion: Three and four bed houses launch­ing this week­end Agent: Hooke & Mac­Don­ald Launch­ing its sec­ond phase this week­end, Shack­le­ton Park, a devel­op­ment by Cairn Homes, is roughly equidis­tant from Lu­can village and Adamstown train sta­tion. It’s a con­ve­nient com­mute to the city, while parks, schools, Lu­can Golf Club, and Lu­can village on the banks of the Lif­fey, make the en­vi­rons of home, when you’re not at work, a po­ten­tially pleas­ant place to be.

The first Shack­le­ton launch of 35 units in May was quickly in­creased to 70, as they sold out over two week­ends off the plans. Now 40 more are be­ing re­leased on Saturday, off plans from a mar­ket­ing suite on site. The houses come in a range of three- and four-bed op­tions rang­ing in size from 112 sq m ( 1 , 2 06 sq ft) to 165 sq m (1,775sq ft). Later re­leases will in­clude apart­ments.

The ini­tial launch last May started at ¤295,000, though prices for this re­lease, through agent Hooke & Mac­Don­ald, start at ¤315,000.

Mar­ket­ing man­ager Ruchika Has­san says that the dif­fer­ence is down to house type (floor area, end of ter­race in­stead of mid-ter­race and so on), rather than an in­crease in line with rapid house price in­fla­tion.

Nearby three-bed houses, built by Tol­mac Con­struc­tion, were sell­ing for ¤286,000 at Moy­glass Glade in Lu­can, when they launched in Jan­uary of this year.

High-spec

Cairn prom­ise high spec fin­ishes, dou­ble glaz­ing, spa­cious rooms, and qual­ity fit­tings. The re­cent boom and bust has made some wary of pur­chas­ing off plans, though it’s be­com­ing in­creas­ingly preva­lent in a house-starved en­vi­ron­ment.

For those who like to try be­fore they buy, Has­san ad­vises tak­ing a trip to Co Meath, where Church­fields, by Cairn Homes, com­prises very sim­i­lar house de­signs. You could also visit Cairn’s Park­side on the Malahide Road. Show­houses are on view at each.

Ac­cord­ing to Has­san, buy­ers can ex­pect to move in next sum­mer, when show­houses for the next phase of the scheme, which will even­tu­ally com­prise 1,000 units, will also be on view.

Shack­le­ton Park is named for the fa­mous ex­plorer who had fam­ily links to the area.

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