Hi all, Haven't posted in a long time as put off buying and have rented for the past 5 years. I am a single mum to a 10 year old and are finally making the step to buy. I am having trouble accepting I can't buy where we live if you get me. I have always lived in Dun Laoghaire and love it there. I want to buy in DL or Monkstown Farm or that general area but my budget (mid to upper 300k) doesn't go too far or the houses need a lot of work.
I have seen a lovely house but it's in Shankill, but am finding it hard to accept I might need to move us away from family and friends (albeit only a 15 min drive). We spend a lot of time cycling to Dalkey, swimming in Seapoint, walking in and out of DL town and I am worried about moving to far from there.
I guess what I am asking is, do I hold out for a house in Monkstown Farm which I can afford and doesn't need too much work or do I have the plunge, move a little further away and have a bigger home for us which is in perfect condition. I am so excited that I can get a permanent home for us and I am really nervous about making the wrong choice.
Am I just being a spoilt brat by tying myself to such a small and specific area or should I hold out as it is possible something suitable could come up? The only people I really have to bounce ideas off are my parents so some neutral and no doubt direct feedback would be great.