But the BOI ( bank of Ireland) said yesterday that the average price of a house in Ireland now is 400,000 Euros! Rising to 530,000 Euros in Dublin!!! It seems now that even a two up two down in Crumlin can cost this astronomical price.
I know this because in my haste to find another house before the paramour buys that death trap I have decided on direct action. My action consists of dealing with David, a very slick property type chappie online and over the phone, see how direct I am?
'You'll definitely like this one.' He emailed me yesterday.
The words, 'you'll like it' are starting to make me feel very nervous, every time someone says it I definitely don't like what I'm about to see.
Click click. Up pops a tiny terraced house with a white alumimium door.
Okay, I'm not going to disparage the house, it was very clean and well maintained, but it had a tiny sitting room, an even tinier kitchen and two wardobes that David swore blind were bedrooms. And a downstairs bathroom, just one of those. The garden was bare, grass and two hedges. There was no patio and a crumbly looking shed lay against the back wall. There was a lots of carpet and patterned wallpaper.
'She needs a bit of a face lift but basically it's your perfect investment home.' Slick David mailed.
I mailed back. 'I don't want an investment home. I want a house where I can have an office and actual bedrooms, I would really like a dressing room too, and two bathrooms, at least.Look David I wouldn't even get my desk into that house.' (I'm not joking, the desk is a monster, it took two men hours to get it in here)
David lost none of his gloss. 'Well, we can get you exactly what you want, but you're talking serious money.'
'How much money?'
He quoted a figure. When I came round, I read it again.
Erm...perhaps I should go back and have a look at that rambling death trap again.