Jeannetta Registered User
#16

Barjim said:
I have recently bought and am due to move into one of those houses backing onto the railway line shortly!
Would you have any more information about the nature of the grief they are getting and is this recently or in the past? I was a bit worried about the railway when I bought but was told there wasnt any problems.

How do you find to live in the estate yourself so far?

Barjim Registered User
#17

Jeannetta said:
How do you find to live in the estate yourself so far?


Im there over a month now and am very happy with the place. Its seems a very quiet, settled area. The houses are big, about 1300 - 1400 sq feet. They are about 40 years old so some of them may need a bit of money spent on them. Im told they also tend to be cold in the winter so Im improving the insulation in my one.
By the way, no problems with the railway line so far either. The houses backing onto the railway line get sun on the back all day.

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Jeannetta Registered User
#18

Barjim, thank u so much for your reply. By the way, you don't mind light me up about the house price in that area. Going to see one today.

Barjim Registered User
#19

Jeannetta said:
Barjim, thank u so much for your reply. By the way, you don't mind light me up about the house price in that area. Going to see one today.


Houses have sold from €225,000 to €290,000 in this estate in the last 2 years. Take a look at the Property Price Register for details. It depends on how much you will need to spend on it afterwards really.

Jeannetta Registered User
#20

The house there are very spacious, can give us a lots space to add some we like. Also met a nice gentalman, he is so proud of his house. It is very beautful house after all the years what he has added on the house. By the way, Any idea about schools around Claremont court.

Barjim Registered User
#21

St Vincents primary school for boys is about 10 minutes walk down the road and St Columbas primary school for girls on Iona Road is about 20 minutes walk.
Good luck with the house. If you are thinking of buying make sure you get a surveyor to check out the house first.

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Jeannetta Registered User
#22

You are very good, Barjim. Thanks a lot. It is good to have inside view from you.

dsouths Registered User
#23

Been looking at a house here. Any more thoughts on the area? Any problems with "skangers" from post above?

Barjim Registered User
#24

dsouths said:
Been looking at a house here. Any more thoughts on the area? Any problems with "skangers" from post above?


The area is fine. Very quiet. All the neighbours I have met so far have been very friendly. Id imagine the 'skangers' reference probably refers to houses backing onto the railway line near Broombridge Station, which has a bad reputation for vandalism and anti social activity. I havnt had or seen any problems and I back onto the railway. Also its handy for town, Ive walked to Parnell Square in half an hour.
One word of warning, we have discovered problems with the roof which our surveyor didnt spot and may cost quite a bit to put right. From what Ive heard roof problems are very common with these houses.

dsouths Registered User
#25

I'll get the surveyor to double check the roof then!! How much did it cost to have your roof fixed? I've heard some of the houses aren't well insulated, did you have to reinsulate? How much was this? can i ask how you find the traffic in the morning?

Barjim Registered User
#26

dsouths said:
I'll get the surveyor to double check the roof then!! How much did it cost to have your roof fixed? I've heard some of the houses aren't well insulated, did you have to reinsulate? How much was this? can i ask how you find the traffic in the morning?


Hoping to get away with less than €2000 to fix the roof. Havnt got exact quote yet. Im getting the full insulation job, external wall, attic and zoned heating controls which will cost around 13k after grants. A neighbour told me his house was like an icebox until he got internal wall insulation. They are cavity block build so not suitable for pumped insulation.
Traffic was quiet over the summer but there can be a bit of a backup on the Finglas Road in the morning now the schools are back, not too bad though.

dsouths Registered User
#27

That's great thanks for the info. The BER rating isn't good so I'd assume I'd have to get insulation sorted to. Are the grants easy enough to get? What sort of money are you paying for monthly gas, electricity bills to heat the house if you don't mind me asking.

Barjim Registered User
#28

dsouths said:
That's great thanks for the info. The BER rating isn't good so I'd assume I'd have to get insulation sorted to. Are the grants easy enough to get? What sort of money are you paying for monthly gas, electricity bills to heat the house if you don't mind me asking.


You can apply for the grants online here, http://www.seai.ie/ after the job is done.
I havnt had any heating bills yet due to the nice summer.

the_syco Registered User
#29

Barjim said:
One word of warning, we have discovered problems with the roof which our surveyor didnt spot and may cost quite a bit to put right. From what Ive heard roof problems are very common with these houses.

Maybe check with someone in the legal profession if they are liable for missing it?

kattsmaher Registered User
#30

Hi there, we are vewing house in Claremont this weekend, its on for 350k, has two attic rooms and the décor is ok, BER D1, is this crazy asking price, all previous properties in last last year went for between 260-280?

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