A three-bed semi-detached home in Kildare for €159,000

What is it? An executor sale sees this three-bed semi coming to market at Wrightscross, Grangemellon, five miles from Athy on the Carlow Road.

Tell me more about the place…

There’s three bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, a shower room and an acre of land at the back.

The good news?

Although in need of work, the windows are new and it has a good heating system, meaning that you could move in and live there for years before doing the work. Athy has a train service to Dublin for commuters and the acre is a big prospect for potential smallholders. Next door has already extended to a good degree.

And the bad news?

There’s no bathroom proper, only a shower room which is located off the kitchen. So you’ll need to extend for a modern kitchen and living room at the back. You’ll need to carry out a full redecoration.

How much to buy it?

The asking price is €159k.

And to fix it up?

With the extension as well as the refurb, you’ll likely spend another €100k.

What will I end up with?

A bright, spacious, modernised family home which can afford city commuters the best of both worlds.

Who do I talk to?

Louise McKillen of Sherry FitzGerald McDermott, (059) 8632797, has the keys.

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