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02-10-2020, 12:49   #3496
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Amenity wise it probably has among the highest in Dublin within an easy walk.

2 train stations within 15 mins, luas line, aldi, centra, barbers, hairdressers, beauty salon, spar, super valu, pharmacy, 2 cafes, 2 takeaways, bus service, greenway for both strolls and commute, tolka park, gym, 2 community centres, 2 creches, 1 primary school. . . I'm sure I'm forgetting some stuff.

More schools, swimming pools, phoenix park, cafes, restaurants etc within a longer walk or easy cycle.

3rd train station within a year with a bridge which brings Navan Road amenities into play.


Anti social type problems wise it's pretty low. The community is very active on whatever issues arise. RCP management company have a security guard and cameras too. I've never had any issues in 5 years living in the area.
At the end of the day RCP it's right beside Finglas which as we all know has a very bad name for shootings murders etc. I was told the only shop near Watermint Court was a centra. Did Aldi open up lately ? This had put me off the area. The area is also right beside a huge industrial estate which doesnt add to its appeal.
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02-10-2020, 13:20   #3497
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At the end of the day RCP it's right beside Finglas which as we all know has a very bad name for shootings murders etc. I was told the only shop near Watermint Court was a centra. Did Aldi open up lately ? This had put me off the area. The area is also right beside a huge industrial estate which doesnt add to its appeal.

You planning on moving in or buying?
If not then why comment on a thread about an area where most of the posters have purchased, just to **** on their new homes?
If not then this is just fishing for reactions.

Everywhere in dublin is beside somewhere else. Terenure, one of the most expensive areas in thr country is beside crumlin, doesn't affect that area too much.

I've lived in RCP for a while now and it's no better or worse than anywhere else in Dublin, and personally I've had less issues here than when living in Dundrum/sandyford.

It's 20 mins from city center by bike, 30 mins by luas or bus, train station comming. having Aldi so close is awesome, saves having to drive to tesco/lidl/dunnes. Also has 2 spars and a centra in the village. Well equipt for shopping.

Some of the unused industrial area is being flattened for new developments, the rest is busy and kept well so not an issue.

25 min walk to Phoenix park or 10 min cycle, walk along the canal is lovely, tolka park is nice so lots of places to get out for a walk.

Wrt crime, there are occasional bikes stolen. I had 3 bikes stolen in the dundrum/sandyford area years ago so that's not specific to anywhere in Dublin. That's as far as it goes WRT antisocial behavior. No joy riding, shootings or murders in the years I've been living here. I have never felt unsafe.

It's a great place to live. It will suit some and not suit others. No big deal if it's not your thing, but that's no reason to dump on the area.

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02-10-2020, 20:21   #3498
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RCP is a great place to live and very safe, it’s as close to castleknock as it is finglas. It sits up on a mound/ bank and the tolka park provides distance between finglas and it. Plenty of nice people amd good spirited communities there too.

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Yeah I was asking as the Niro can support 11KW charging and was wondering if possible from home. Thanks I see now it’s not possible and that up to 7 KW charging is all that a house can do.

On the solar panel question, I was wondering if the cost of solar panels would make sense versus reducing energy bills even further by having them.

The heat pump n the house heats house efficiently but can’t possibly for example feed energy back into the power grid?
There is no feed in tarrif for excess electricity generation in Ireland. So the PV panels would need a battery to make use of the stored excess.
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Yyhhhuu, knock it off. You appear to have confused this thread for a general Finglas bashing. Take it somewhere else.

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Heron house rebuilding costs

When I bought a Heron style house in 2016, the evaluation report then had 300K for the house rebuilding cost. it was evaluated again in January 2020 for a mortgage switch - they say 690K 'to include demolition, site clearance, and professional fees'. Just renewing the home insurance and was going to update the house rebuilding cost. I didn't cop it at the time the last report was issued, but surely 690K must be a typo! Curious to know what s the average rebuild cost that other Heron homeowners are using for insurance 2020 purposes?
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I think rebuild cost for insurance proposes is typically calculated as a percentage of the mortgage.
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The society of chartered surveyors have a House Rebuilding Calculator on their website.
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When I bought a Heron style house in 2016, the evaluation report then had 300K for the house rebuilding cost. it was evaluated again in January 2020 for a mortgage switch - they say 690K 'to include demolition, site clearance, and professional fees'. Just renewing the home insurance and was going to update the house rebuilding cost. I didn't cop it at the time the last report was issued, but surely 690K must be a typo! Curious to know what s the average rebuild cost that other Heron homeowners are using for insurance 2020 purposes?
Just Moved my insurance to An post and used €318,270 as rebuild cost
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When I bought a Heron style house in 2016, the evaluation report then had 300K for the house rebuilding cost. it was evaluated again in January 2020 for a mortgage switch - they say 690K 'to include demolition, site clearance, and professional fees'.
What value did the new mortgage company took into consideration? I'm thinking to switch the mortgage and curious what LTV bracket will I be in. I have a Heron as well.
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What value did the new mortgage company took into consideration? I'm thinking to switch the mortgage and curious what LTV bracket will I be in. I have a Heron as well.

Heron with 1 car space was valued @ 440K pre-pandemic / Feb 2020
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Why is there a helicopter above us at night several times per week?
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Has anyone in a Ballymore house replaced a toilet seat?
One of ours is broken and I'm mithered trying to work out what is compatible.
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