Meanwhile, In Carpenterstown



Hundreds queuing.

Waiting lists.

People wandering aimlessly.

Rose Doyle, in today’s Irish Times, reports:

Hamilton Park [in Castleknock] is funded by Nama. About half of the 44 houses in this first phase of three- and four-bedroom houses will be ready to move into before Christmas, the rest by spring 2016. Hamilton Park should be completed by 2018… The three-beds with 111sq m (1,200sq ft) and 112sq m (1,215sq ft) cost €395,000, the four-beds with 144sq m (1,550sq ft) and 150sq ft (1,615sq ft) are €490,000. A single, detached three-bedroom version is €425,000, and a detached four-bed, €550,000.

*jumps on ladder*

Pre-launch surge for homes in Castleknock (Irish Times)

NAMA and Social Housing

Previously: Meanwhile, In Castleknock

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50 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In Carpenterstown

  1. phil

    I would have thought considering NAMA is involved and they were built during a depression , that they would be able to sell for a reasonable price , but i guess its that market forces thing …

      1. Declan

        Hold on, are you saying I can’t complain if NAMA sold the property for social housing at a cheap price and then the person resold it in the future for a higher price???

  2. Punches Pilot

    Nothings changed and an entirely new generation of un-indebted folks are about to be screwed over by the elite of this country and burdened with unnecessary debt all to enrich the ruling classes, the land owners and the politicians and the banks and the builders. All bum buddies who looked after each other so well during the recession only to come out the other side and start riding us again.

    If you’re 18-30 and qualified then listen closely now. Get out. Do you really want to borrow a veritable fortune give most of your disposable income to a bunch of cronies only to end up living in a field beside a vast social housing complexes, busy motorways and no proper infrastructure in schooling, transport, education or health. Oh yeah, despite the fact that you already pay for these through general taxation, if you actually want any of it to work you’ll have to pay for it again.

    Really just leave. Depressing sh*t hole.

    1. Draxx Ltd II

      I hear you, im 28 and just finished a masters and about to start my first proper job. Where to go to tough? Also uprooting isnt easy with girlfriends and other commitments.
      The only option i can see is England. Canada are quite strict aren’t they? I’ve done the whole Oz thing. It wasn’t for me.

      1. Punches Pilot

        You’re so young. The aul cliché the world is your oyster is so true now. A year or two of upheaval or fifty of bliss. We’ll be back in the same sh*te again in fifteen or twenty years because nothing – NOTHING has changed. I’ve told both my kids to leave. If they do well I’ll follow them.

      2. Rowsdower

        You’re 28 and you still haven’t had a proper job?

        Its not Namas fault when you end up broke and confused

        1. Mr. T.

          I would imagine he has had jobs between his primary degree and doing his MA. And now has a better job in his chosen interest.

          But you know this yet choose to pretend you don’t in order to make a snide comment.

      3. sǝɯǝɯ ʇɐ pɐq

        @ Draxx
        I am a total expert on girlfriends, so listen up.
        -They have girls in other countries, much better-looking girls.
        -Girls who wet their lips at the sound of an Irish accent.
        -Not those lips, the other ones.(wink, wink.)
        You DON’T need to be bringing an apple to an orchard. (wink, wink, wink, etc.)

        Go to England. You can always get home in a couple of hours if you need to.
        Broaden your horizon, and keep on winking.

  3. Toni The Exotic Dancer

    just buy one and don’t bother paying your mortgage. Loads of people doing it now. Repossessions? My arse. That’s just media hype. The courts just keep kicking the can down the road. Percentage of dafaulters homes in Ireland repossessed this year are less than 0.5%. The real reason why first time buyers are being priced out of the market. If these gafs were released to the market prices would become affordable

    1. scottser

      so you’re suggesting reposessing homes on a large scale and making more families homeless because they defaulted on their mortgage just to free up an amount of housing that only equates to a p1ss in the ocean?

      1. doncolleone

        aye, did you think buying out of your capability to repay was not going to bite you back in the bum? Accountability boy, that thing yis are all on about for the bankers, cuts both ways.

        1. scottser

          it really doesn’t. are you honestly suggesting that it’s a level playing field for financial speculators, who are rewarded for taking crazy risks knowing that the taxpayer will cover their @rses and a working joe trying to raise a family?

        2. realPolithicks

          When they actually start holding bankers accountable your point may have some validity. Don’t hold your breath.

    2. TheMightyOne

      this is the truth, well said. plenty of groups advocating that no one should pay their mortgages.

      they are the ones who truly hold the rest of society with contempt

  4. Mr. T.

    Oh and Carpenterstown is not in Castleknoock as much as the residents might like others to think.

    Irish petty snobbery.

  5. Jay

    4 bed detached houses inside the m50 for half a mill. More low density housing.

    We have learnt precisely fking nothing.

      1. Paolo

        That’s what I thought. ZZZZ.

        In other news, luxury cars are expensive, as is dinner in Guibauld’s. Someone should tell the law of supply and demand to fupp off.

          1. Mikeyfex

            I’m just being nosey, I don’t know him from the internet but from the real world so I was going to probe him a few of the characters around here.

          2. Anne

            Dont be so nosey :)
            I don’t think a website owner running any sort of respected website would go divulging any information on their commenters/contributors.

          3. Spaghetti Hoop

            Here Mikey, ask your mate The Robber why he featured a story on Kilkenny winning the All-Ireland Hurling Final but not a whisper about the mighty Dubs last weekend.

          4. Mikeyfex

            I don’t know why. To be honest I rarely go on his site, I just know him for pints around town. And a bloody good laugh his for it, too.

  6. Kolmo

    The Netherlands is the correct answer there, followed by Denmark, nice, well-run small countries, where the citizen is not regarded as the enemy and is treated like an actual citizen with a stake in society at large.

    1. Paolo

      I think you’ll find that Denmark and The Netherlands have their fair share of moaning begrudgers too. Although, at least everyone in those two countries recognises the need to conserve water.

  7. Gav

    Did you hear the developer on prime time complaining that the central banks 3.5 lending rate rule was hurting his ability to sell his houses. He wants it scrapped you know so ignorant suckers can borrow poo loads more money to give him for his poohole Irish tiny box semis.

  8. Truth in the News

    Precisely what are the costs of each input that makes up a house put on
    offer for almost 500k, in other words are the roof tiles gold plated, this is
    a repeat of the previous boom rip off.
    We need to establish a National House Building Authority same as the Land
    Commission that was instrumental in liquidating landlordism, has it remerged
    again this time in housing…and controls on the price of land.

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