Will there be incentives to build apartments?

PatrickSmithUS

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We moved away from Dublin around five years ago for cheaper property down the country.

However, we're thinking about looking for an apartment there now with one of the kids due to go to college in the next two years and an increasing amount of work meeting for us.

Has anyone any advice? My wife wants to look around the Sandyford area as we lived close by to there. I have a feeling FG will use the coming recessions as an excuse to try and get the apartments flogged as quick as they can so I'm thinking some incentives for investment will be introduced in the next budget if they're in power with FF.
 

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I wouldn’t hold my breath for incentives but that’s a nice part of the world. You sound like you’ll get decent use out of it
 

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Why not wait until your kid goes to college and then decide where to buy?

Sandyford won't be great if he ends up in DCU.

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Why not wait until your kid goes to college and then decide where to buy?

Sandyford won't be great if he ends up in DCU.

Brendan
I thought the issue was their work rather than where the child is based. And is it really that difficult for a university student to get to DCU form Sandyford. Is there no public transport for that.
 

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I’m guessing 90 minutes from Sandyford to DCU. Depends where in Sandyford. Some places are 5 minutes walk from the luas, some 25 minutes
 

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I’m guessing 90 minutes from Sandyford to DCU. Depends where in Sandyford. Some places are 5 minutes walk from the luas, some 25 minutes
Yeah, you're talking about ~3 hours commute each day while most friends would likely live the other side of the city so making socialising a pain too.
 

huskerdu

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Why not wait until your kid goes to college and then decide where to buy?

Sandyford won't be great if he ends up in DCU.

Brendan
Or Maynooth ( or UCG).

Sandyford isn't even all that great for public transport to UCD. You'd have to get a luas to Dundrum and get the 175
 

PatrickSmithUS

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Well were not sure where he's going to go to uni but outside of Dublin he's only looking at Galway where he has relation.

My wife has her heart set on a Dublin apartment and Sandyford would also be great for a night pit stop on our journeys from Donegal to Wexford.
 

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My wife has her heart set on a Dublin apartment and Sandyford would also be great for a night pit stop on our journeys from Donegal to Wexford.
How often do you make that trip? Would the occasional night in a nice hotel not work out a lot cheaper? That has the added benefit of someone else making the beds and doing the cleaning.
 

PatrickSmithUS

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3/4 times per year minimum. Plus we have more business coming up in Dublin and a base there would allow us to target some more business.
 

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I wouldnt hold my breath waiting for any incentives. There will be a property price slump so if you are a cash buyer watch the market closely. As regards location I would buy along the Luas Green line but only as far as Dundrum.
Even if the students ends up in DCU a Luas to O Connell St and a bus link wouldnt be too bad a commute.
If UCD, Trinity etc it would be fine. Even if student never came to Dublin it would be nice to have a Dublin base for the coming years to use for holidays,concerts, matches etc. If you have free accommodation in Dublin it works out reasonable for little breaks
 

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Even if student never came to Dublin it would be nice to have a Dublin base for the coming years to use for holidays,concerts, matches etc. If you have free accommodation in Dublin it works out reasonable for little breaks
Not having a go but 5 trips to Dublin and paying €400 for a 2 night stay in a hotel works out at 2k per annum. That barely pays the management fees for an apartment nowadays.
 

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I thought the issue was their work rather than where the child is based. And is it really that difficult for a university student to get to DCU form Sandyford. Is there no public transport for that.
Yep. I grew up on the Sandyford road. A mate of mine ended up going to college in DCU. For 4 years, he had to commute over the other side of the city, getting a bus into town and another one out to DCU. He absolutely hated it The 44 goes straight there now from the Sandyford road but that bus is once an hour.

I work in Sandyford (I haven't moved far!) now. Apartments aren't that cheap and you want to get fire and structural reports before buying there. There's the LUAS for public transport into town but otherwise, buses aren't great. Not good to get to UCD, better off cycling. No pubs in Sandyford either but there are a few places to eat of varying quality. There's plenty of life in the place during the week but it's dead at the weekends, probably because it's more an industrial/ office estate with a load of apartments in it.
 

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Apartments aren't that cheap and you want to get fire and structural reports before buying there.
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This is essential if buying an apartment in Sandyford (or anywhere really), lots of costly fire & water ingress issues with developments around there.

No pubs in Sandyford either
Sandyford House is a decent pub since it was refurbished, though it's in the village not the industrial estate.
 
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Eh, the walk from Windy Arbour Luas to the Clonskeagh entrance to UCD is only about a 10 minute walk, ok a bit further to the arts building but not exactly a massive walk.
 

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Eh, the walk from Windy Arbour Luas to the Clonskeagh entrance to UCD is only about a 10 minute walk, ok a bit further to the arts building but not exactly a massive walk.
Yes, how did we survive going to college in the 80s. I hear people may be working on this thing called a bicycle..
 

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Yep. I grew up on the Sandyford road. A mate of mine ended up going to college in DCU. For 4 years, he had to commute over the other side of the city, getting a bus into town and another one out to DCU. He absolutely hated it The 44 goes straight there now from the Sandyford road but that bus is once an hour.
I’m not sure where these places are but when I was studying in Dublin I walked 40 minutes twice a day. Couldn’t afford public transport and it would have been more awkward anyway. In university I had to cycle four or five miles often getting so wet I tried to get my clothes dry using the hand dryers. No public transport from my parents home back in the day. The great advantage of public transport is you can read.
 

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Yes, how did we survive going to college in the 80s. I hear people may be working on this thing called a bicycle..
My nephew has just finished second year in university, his mother couldn’t afford accommodation in the city for him so fir first year he had to commute every day, once on the bus it was an hour to the city. But he had to get to that bus first. He of course had no social life not helped by the fact he was 17. But he got a great job in a hotel and worked weekends and the summer such that he was able to pay for his accommodation in second year but then he commutted home at the weekends to work back in the hotel.
 

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+1
This is essential if buying an apartment in Sandyford (or anywhere really), lots of costly fire & water ingress issues with developments around there.
Was it one builder in general or does this apply to everything built during the boom.
 
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