You can make a German village look like a castle in the heart of Dublin with a simple move.
A €5,000 move to a lakefront villa and a bit of elbow grease can turn a modest house in the Dublin area into a stylish, modern home for €80,000, and the €40,000 house in Dublin’s most exclusive area, Crouch End, is ready for the market.
“The house is absolutely fabulous,” said Marie-Louise Nix, a property consultant who works with people moving to Ireland.
“It’s a really nice home and it looks lovely.”
It’s a good sign that the Irish economy has finally made a dent in housing.
Between 2011 and 2017, housing prices in Ireland rose by around 30% according to a recent report by the Land Registry.
“I think people are looking for a bit more,” Ms Nix said.
They want to be in a place where they can live. “
There are a lot of people looking to do something that they love.
They want to be in a place where they can live.
It’s an interesting market.”
This article was originally published on RTE in May 2017.