Last week on East Coast FM, The Morning Show presenter, Declan Meehan, was joined by Carol Tallon, Author of the Irish Property Buyers Handbook annuals to discuss the shortage of homes to buy and rent in County Wicklow.
And while it is true, there is a shortage in North Wicklow, 30 to 40 minutes south offers starter homes below €100,000, and detached four-bed homes from €140,000. Given that little new development is in the pipeline for 2016/2017 (based on commencement notices served with Wicklow local authority). Two of our newly listed properties in Carnew and Coolattin were given as examples of the better value to be had a little further south. (See all of our listings here: http://kinsellaestates.ie/residential/ireland/property-for-sale)
The issue of commuting time came up on-air and whether, in fact, it was possible to make it from Gorey (in County Weford) to Dundrum (Dublin) in less than an hour off-peak? The answer is ‘definitely’! With the expansion of the M11, we are finding more and more first-time buyers coming as far south as Gorey in search of the space and value they need in their new home.
If you are thinking of extending your house-hunting area but are unsure of the locality and various town/villages that might be worth exploring, talk to us about our house-hunting service in Wicklow and Wexford: http://kinsellaestates.ie/ResidentialServices
Listen back to the show here: http://www.eastcoast.fm/on-air/morningshow/listenback