We live in a quiet cul de sac in Clarehall. We bought in 2005 and our mortgage is about €1,000 as we have a tracker. We can’t get a pay out on tracker if we sell, we tried. So we can extend to get extra room we need but wouldn’t be a huge extension. Thinking of a log cabin too for working from home. We have 4 bedroom and 3 kids so all have their own room but teens and their shit and noise getting to us. Then thinking all the investment might not be worth it as there is a ceiling of prices in the area. So other option is to move to Raheny or Artane to a bigger house but need to spend €580,000 - €600 k to get what we want. We have cash to renovate. Are we mad thinking of putting ourselves in debt in our mid 40’s? I’d like to live near a village or have a nice local.. We need to stay in general area for schools and public transport..Clarehall is ok, our neighbors are lovely and kids have friends here. But should we push ourselves now to get a better property. Can’t make my mind up.