PROPERTY

Watch: Architect-designed home in Fountainstown on market for €895,000

The aptly-named Radharc is an architect-designed home with stunning vistas, writes Tommy Barker.

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Watch: This Dungarvan home is worth its weight in gold

Tommy Barker visits a Dungarvan Gold Coast top home, and finds the fantastic Greenway cycle route in full swing.

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1960s West Cork school house on market for €995,000

This imaginative redesign is brought to market by a vendor who has recently sold a house to Bob Marley’s widow, writes Tommy Barker.

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Watch: House of the week - Gardiner’s Hill, Cork City €375,000

There’s always been an arty, academic, and literary vibe to the St Luke’s Cross hillside, within a steep uphill stride of Cork city centre. Auburn Villas atop of Gardiner’s Hill personifies that mix.

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€15 million allocated by Government for Cork docklands development

Major investment in Cork’s docks are needed, not only by that city, but by Ireland too, writes Seán Kearns.

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Charming Fountainstown cottage on the market for €250,000

This charming seaside home has planning permission to double its size, says Trish Dromey.

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High and mighty home in Riverstick is accessible and affordable

Tommy Barker takes the long view with this spectacular house overlooking Riverstick from a lofty perch.

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Make a pitch for a super home package on the South Douglas Road

Already gone over its price guide and under swift offer at €715,000 is Sunview, one of the most surprising house property packages to come to the open market in Cork for a while.

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Trading up: Glounthaune, Cork, €750,000

Peacehaven has been home to a bar business/building family for decades, and was last floated for sale in 2007, with a €1.4m guide.

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Trading up: Courtmacsherry, Cork, €420,000

You’ll never go hungry at Beach View, in scenic Courtmacsherry.

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Trading up: Kilcully, Cork, €375,000

There’s something very attractive about this property, reckons its selling agent Michael O’Donoghue of REA O’Donoghue Clarke.

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Trading up: Ballinlough, Cork, €345,000

There’s a threaded network of parks, through-roads, and cul-de-sacs off Cork’s Ballinlough and Douglas Roads, and the occasional green too. 

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Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork, €230,000

Having recently sold two three-bed semis at Parknamore in Ballincollig for above their asking prices, Bowe auctioneers don’t anticipate any difficulties in finding a buyer for No 34.

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Starter home: Douglas, Cork, €225,000

Price and location is right for three-bed semi, writes Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Blarney Street, Cork, €205,000

Trish Dromey says this town cottage, with its south-facing sun deck to the rear, really shows what you can do with a small city property. 

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Starter home: Turner’s Cross €145,000

Although in need of significant upgrading, No 10 Doyle Road in Turners Cross has good potential and a 52ft- long back garden.

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Site search is on for new €100m UCC Business School

No site selection has yet been made for the new €100m UCC Business School, with locations under consideration and actively being pitched to the university likely to range from being a pivotal docklands ‘catalyst’ to anchoring the proposed Science and Technology Park in Curraheen, as well as more central city sites like Trinity Quarter on South Terrace (see CGI, right).

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‘The Pav’ nightclub and bar hits the market

Hot on the heels of the circa €4m investment sale of the former Pavilion retail unit on Cork city’s prime shopping thoroughfare, St Patrick’s Street, comes another section of the 1921-built ex-cinema.

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Motor dealership sites continue to gain traction

Moves on motor dealer and car-related sites continue apace just west of Cork city’s Bishopstown.

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Suburban bar and off-licence listed for sale at €500,000

A Cork city suburban bar and off-licence, on a site of 0.3 of an acre, is up for sale in an evolving community, close to a new multi-million euro public library, a shopping centre with Super Valu, the progressive and highly-regarded Terence McSwiney Community College — and Apple’s European HQ, employing thousands.

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High yielding Midleton unit for €700k

A high yielding investment property, let to a US company manufacturing precision products and services for the medical device and aerospace markets, is for sale in Midleton, East Cork, at a guide of €700,000.

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Prime property at The Lough open for new opportunity

An existing, old style three-bed house in a prime position at The Lough, in Cork city, may pave the way for a niche development of new homes, apartments, or accommodation for traders-down/retirees.

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Corbett student accommodation property is courting a new buyer

The sell-off of properties and investments built up over more than a decade by the Corbett family in Cork continues, with two investments with strong student accommodation elements guided at €23 million launched to the market this week.

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WATCH: Ballintemple, Cork, €475,000

The nearby stadium will bring games, and free gigs, to a buyer of this spotless house, writes Tommy Barker.

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House of the Week: Crosshaven, Cork Harbour, €500,000

Things change ever so subtly, on every rising and falling tide, over the seasons, and the years. Push the span of years out further to decades and centuries, and the changes get even more marked.

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Tactics for first time buyers

Look with your heart, but buy with your head firmly screwed in place, is the advice for newcomers to the property market, writes Kya deLongchamps.

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WATCH: Castletownshend, West Cork, €1.45m

With family links to a Uruguayan artist, a rare property on the Irish ‘Riviera’ returns to market, says Tommy Barker.

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Cappagh, Kinsale, Cork, €925,000

The spec is as good as the setting at this imposing, modern family home above Kinsale, says Tommy Barker.

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WATCH: Lower Killeens, Cork, €525,000

This high-spec Killeens family home has a lot to offer below deck, writes Trish Dromey.

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Day you buy is day you sell

Try to find out the value of your conveyancing quote when buying a home says Karen Walsh.

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