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zemerin

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Potentially buying a house/apt
« on: August 22, 2020, 05:15:17 PM »
Hey lads,

Potentially looking at buying a house in Belfast, preferably close to city centre. Am originally from the south (not in Dublin)..its way better value up here than in most places down south here and just exploring my options.

My budget is roughly 90-100k, anyone have any suggestions with areas to go to, or avoid?

Thanks a million!

jillyfred

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Re: Potentially buying a house/apt
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 11:25:30 AM »
Your budget will limit you with regard to choice i.e.standard of property and area -as is the case in any part of the World.
Any Estate Agent will be able to advise you what to expect for your money and where.

Good Luck in your search.

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stickleback

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Re: Potentially buying a house/apt
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2020, 07:03:35 PM »


I'm always wary about getting too in-depth with advice for first time posters because you usually never hear from them again.

As usual with so-called first-timers asking this question, it leaves you wondering if they have done any homework themselves.

Like, are they looking for a studio flat, a one bed flat or a small family house?

Is it a buy to live or a buy to let ?

Are they cash buyers or requiring a mortgage?

Such questions always leave me wondering if it's some random estate agent looking to survey potential buyers.


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Re: Potentially buying a house/apt
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2020, 10:45:05 AM »
Two good posts Stickleback and Syriana.

Food for thought!!!

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Den123

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Re: Potentially buying a house/apt
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020, 09:04:15 AM »
I share your suspicions Stickie - I have always been curious when I see those posts. Like everyone else I am aware of the exclusive tribal areas in inner city Belfast, however, most major European cities have equivalent ethnic communities.

If I was an 'out-of-towner' with an interest in Belfast properties I would be seeking advice from an impartial property professional. An 'outsider' might get confused with the predicable sectarian influenced responses on this forum.

I recall myself getting confused on this forum in the past by a particular poster condemning the lovely Ballyhackamore - and I have the advantage of being born and bred Belfast.   :)

I have always thought of Ballyhackamore as a nice wee place.  :)

henry irwin

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Re: Potentially buying a house/apt
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2020, 06:30:58 PM »
 nicer, than ballyhackaless. i'm sure.

henry irwin

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Re: Potentially buying a house/apt
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2020, 06:34:22 PM »
it's a easy name to say if your drunk.

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Re: Potentially buying a house/apt
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2020, 09:12:55 PM »
The name Ballyhackamore comes from the Irish Baile an Chacamair, meaning "townland of the slob land or mud flat".
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Re: Potentially buying a house/apt
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2020, 02:03:38 AM »
The name Ballyhackamore comes from the Irish Baile an Chacamair, meaning "townland of the slob land or mud flat".
yea  thanks for that .  ???

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Re: Potentially buying a house/apt
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2020, 10:34:05 AM »
Good luck with the house hunting.
You should just ask around while in the City.
Most people are chatty, friendly and will give you decent advise, face to face...👍

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Re: Potentially buying a house/apt
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2020, 07:38:55 PM »
Good luck with the house hunting.
You should just ask around while in the City.
Most people are chatty, friendly and will give you decent advise, face to face...👍

Make sure you wear a face mask, if you are going to chat face to face.  :D

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Re: Potentially buying a house/apt
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2020, 01:05:37 AM »
The Antrim Road, Lisburn Road, Ormeau Road and Falls Road.
Good starting points...


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Re: Potentially buying a house/apt
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2020, 10:45:42 PM »
The Antrim Road, Lisburn Road, Ormeau Road and Falls Road. Good starting points...
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Re: Potentially buying a house/apt
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2020, 12:41:59 AM »
Hey lads,

Potentially looking at buying a house in Belfast, preferably close to city centre. Am originally from the south (not in Dublin)..its way better value up here than in most places down south here and just exploring my options.

My budget is roughly 90-100k, anyone have any suggestions with areas to go to, or avoid?

Thanks a million!

How did you go zemerin in your hunt for a house/appartment, it would be interesting to know where you finally settled.