56 thoughts on “Looking For Bubble?

  1. Owen

    Its Blackrock. This is actually not a bad price given the current market. The fact its a kip is just a reflection on the last owner / tenant.

    1. Christopher

      This! Just because it’s a rental and full of stuff doesn’t make it a kip. It’s a fair price for the area and I would expect it to go for more.

      1. gerry

        Well it’s not a fair price. They don’t exist in todays market but it doesn’t look like a kip just occupied by a messy person.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          I’ve a friend from Crumlin who tells everyone he’s from Drimnagh – “just a bit posher, like”. That makes me smile.

    2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Is it though? It’s just Deansgrange, Co Dublin. I think people just add Blackrock for the cachet. It’s near Blackrock, certainly. And Foxrock. But it’s neither, I think.
      Though like in many things, I could be wrong.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            We may have to settle this with a nipple twist.

            In fact, I’d go as far as to say that it’s not even in Deansgrange proper. It’s more like Monkstown Farm. And that’s about as far from Blackrock as you can get (not talking geography here).
            That house is directly across the road from TEK* United football club, which sure as fupp isn’t in Blackrock.

            * A curious aside: TEK United (or as you likely know it: Tel El Kebir United) takes it name from the former Tel El Kebir Dairy (which became Premier Dairy in the 1960s, I think). I believe dairy workers formed the club. The dairy took its name from the Battle of Tel El Kebir between the Egyptians and the British in late 19th Century. I think it was over control of the Suez Canal. Not altogether unlike the Spion Kop in Anfield). When I was 8, I scored 11 goals against TEK United in a single match. That may be my finest ever achievement.

          2. Cian

            it is ex-council. perhaps DLRCOCO should buy it back (do it up) and use it for social housing…

  2. Vote Rep #1

    -Paul did you clean your room?
    -Yeah ma, I picked everything off the floor.

    Tbf, when you buy the house it won’t come with a teenagers room.

  3. Barry the Hatchet

    Jaysus if you think this place is a kip, you don’t spend much time on myhome.ie!

  4. Brother Barnabas

    This reflects more on the estate agent than anything else – a likely fee of €10,000 for selling that house yet couldn’t be ar$ed advising the seller on how to get the highest price. Who’d post those photos in an ad and think it’s ok?

    1. edalicious

      I’d say it’s more likely that there’s a difficult tenant in the house, not happy with the fact that the landlord is selling the gaf, so they’re making as difficult as possible for them. Nightmare for the seller and could knock a substantial amount off the price.

    1. mildred st. meadowlark

      I’d be embarrassed to let someone into my house if it looked like that.

      Have they never heard of a vacuum cleaner?

    1. Brother Barnabas

      And there’s an Irish flag draped across the window, so we can’t do a “that’s what happens when you rent to immigrants”. Or maybe we can still, I don’t know.

    1. Vote Rep #1

      Its in the small room right beside it. As shown in the photo directory befor eit. We had the same set up growing up. Actually quite handy with a big family. One person in the shower doesn’t cause almighty panic to the rest of the house each morning.

      1. nellyb

        I saw the exiled loo, all right, but not having a loo in your shower room or bathroom? in 2017? In first world country? Am I the only one who finds it unacceptable inconvenience – deal breaker – for 400K? (unless it comes out of your trust).
        Not to mention it’s a freezing box of BER-F where second biggest expense after mortgage will be heating. That’s love of suffering on industrial scale. If I see a house in Dalkey for bazillion euro with outdoor toilet – I now know there is a customer waiting to pounce…
        Rep, wasn’t swiping at you, you were kind enough to point out the layout, appreciate that.

        1. Cian

          it was the done thing for a few years – from the mid ’40s to the ’60s. As mentioned above it is an advantage if you just have the one loo in the house.

          And while BER-F is terrible – it’s what people have been living with for 100s of years.

          1. Harry Molloy

            you should see the house at home. no central heating and a fireplace in every room!

            tough going in the winter, grand when you’re a young fella but as an adult I look at ber for any of the properties I buy

  5. Junkface

    Ha ha ha! What a way to advertise a home! No shame. Jesus Christ. That house needs to be treated for dampness damage, and reinsulated for winters, and to prevent more dampness damage. You’re looking at another 60,000 needed to be spent to make that house a decent place to live. BER F! Why not just sleep in a shed?

  6. Frilly Keane

    Let’s see what the closing price on this gaff is

    And then decide about the state of it

  7. Spaghetti Hoop

    Either they don’t want to sell it or the agent is a lazy lard. Then again, it could be a split-the-gaff quick sale from a separating couple. Never be too quick to judge. But if you can find a situation where you’ll get a good price….wha?!

  8. The Ghost of Starina

    nevermind the clutter. There’s black mould in the walls and ceiling, a kitchen that looks like it’s made of glued-together particle board, and two teeeeeeeeny-tiny rooms for the bathroom. What a steal for a starting bid of 400k.

  9. Bort

    Where I live 3 even 2 bed bed ex council houses are all going for near to 400k or more. Near Dundrum: Rosemount Estate, Columbanus, Mulvey Park, Farrenboley, Holy Lands (Mountain view) even Hillview which is still a kip. Anyone who bought them off the council at the right price are sitting pretty now.

  10. Mark

    With a few licks of paint it could be a nice house. 3 bed semi d close to Blackrock Village, on a bus route into town for €400k. It’s seems like a good option for first time buyers or young professionals. The house is extremely untidy but certainly not a kip.

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