PROPERTY

No 33 Tramore Lawn in Douglas is ripe for renewal

Old Douglas ‘showhome’ is ready to go for new owners to put their own stamp on, writes Tommy Barker.

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Mid-Ship House in Crookhaven is ready to set sail

Magnificently crafted Mid-Ship House is sure to attract a new owner to the helm, writes Tommy Barker.

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Millfield Lawn on Dublin Hill has Cork city at its feet

Just right for a buyer stepping on to the property ladder, or for someone taking a step down it, is this detached, brick-faced bungalow at 1 Millfield Lawn on Dublin Hill, above CorkTrish Dromey checks out a freshened-up detached home with easy access to the city and routes beyond Blackpool.

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Plenty of scope for major transformation at Rossnalee, Convent Lane

What you see isn’t what may be put up instead on this precious plot of ground come the end of this year, or sometime in 2017.

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Pack your trunks for circus site at Gilabbey Rock

Mid-terrace do-er upper near UCC may bring back some happy memories.

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Starter Home: Mogeely, East Cork, €170,000

An option for a first-time buyer in east Cork is this well presented three bed semi in Mogeely village.  

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More bang for your buck in spacious Cois na hAbhann in Cloyne

A first-time buyer who wants more house for their money might take a look at this extra spacious semi-detached in the East Cork village of Cloyne.

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House of the week: Mizen Head, West Cork, €285,000

If you really do want to get away from it all, the madding crowd and the beach scene bustle, then pack up your troubles, and go to Kit’s Cottage.

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Trading Up: Cloghroe, Co Cork €320,000

The embrace of dormer houses that form Woodlands at Cloghroe, Co Cork, have a leafy, quiet address shared amongst two handfuls of houses, of which no 8 is the latest to come up for sale.

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Trading Up: Blarney, Cork, €450,000

Not only is there a lot of floor area on offer at Riverwalk, there’s cubic capacity as well, thanks to large internal areas with double heights or cathedral ceilings.

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Trading Up: Wilton, Cork €320,000

IF YOU buy the quite-grandly titled Wilton House in Cork’s Bishopstown/Wilton suburbs, you’ll be spending more on doing it up.

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Estuary view makes Gurteen in Rochestown a real one-off

Tommy Barker says this split level house is back on recovering market.

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It's those extra touches that makes 23 Dewberry stand out from the crowd

Tommy Barker says the extra touches give this Mount Oval property the stand-out edge in Douglas.

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Trading Up: Midleton, Cork, €225,000

There’s been a swift uptake, and an early offer too, on the arrival for sale of 16, Orchard Avenue, an end-of-the-line three-bed semi in Midleton’s popular Castleredmond development out by Ballinacurra.

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The Crescent on Farranlea Road standing the test of time

Tommy Barker is over the moon about the attributes of an extended property in the strong suburban location that is Farranlea Road.

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Former schoolhouse in Castleconnell is steeped in history

Benefiting from 19th century largesse, this old school property was later coverted to a dwelling, says Trish Dromey.

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PICS: Liss Ard estate in West Cork— yours for €7.5m

Liss Ard Estate, which has played host to singers, rock concerts and the rich and the infamous, and which was once bought for the Swiss government as a bolthole in case of a Soviet invasion or a nuclear war, is for sale, guiding at €7.5m.

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Bank of Ireland building at Wilton Shopping Centre to stir interest

Back up for sale having last been offered in January 2013 as a private investor sale, and then subsumed into a loan book sale, is the stand-alone Bank of Ireland building at Cork’s suburban Wilton Shopping Centre.

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Turn a corner with this high-profile Cork premises by the River Lee

A corner, profile corner premises which sold last year to an investor for about €300,000 after competitive bidding both from intending occupiers and from investors is up now for rent, on a new lease guiding €29,000 per annum.

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Ideal Cork outlet at 2 Carey's Lane for some entrepreneurial skills

A retail premises in the very midst of Cork city’s burgeoning food and coffee quarter has come up for sale, at 2 Carey’s Lane, with leases due to expire within the next year, thus clearing the way for new uses.

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Positive outlook for 2016 as Ireland’s office sectors show strongest take up since 2007

Prime office and retail rents in Dublin are expected to rise by about 12% this year, and by 7-8% in Cork and Limerick, as Ireland’s office sectors shows the strongest take up of office space since 2007, the height of the economic and construction boom, surveys out this week indicate.

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Appetites whetted for Fountainstown home by the sea

This Stand Road home by Fountainstown beach is a commutable, full-time home option, says Tommy Barker.

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Glasswork and chandeliers abound in Kilmeaden bungalow

With what seems like as many seats within and without as a newly reconfigured Dáil might have, this four-bed bungalow with views over Waterford’s Knockaderry Lake and the countryside around Kilmeaden is described as well laid out, with “accommodation of the highest standard and the decor tasteful and cheerful.”

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Extended upwards and outwards at 57 Killreendowney Avenue, Ballyphehane

There’s a surprising amount of space on offer in this two bedroomed terraced property.

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Starter Home: Wilton, Cork, €135,000

Affordable for Wilton is this one bed apartment at 38 The Maples, Wentworth Gardens, guiding at €135,000.

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Close to shops, pubs and coffee bars, 1 St Johns Mews has central perks

Trish Dromey reports on a three bed, three-storey property in Cork city centre which is attracting bids from first-timers and investors alike.

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Trading Up: Mount Oval, Rochestown, €480,000

There are houses of all sizes and price in the O’Flynn Construction Clarkes Wood section of their large, and well-bedded down, Mount Oval development in Cork’s Rochestown.

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Trading Up: Bealad West, Clonakilty,€395,000

There are a host of attractions to this West Cork home called Pilgrims Rest, on 3.5 acres: they include a period home look on the outside that has a sort of presbytery or rectory appearance, a smart interior mixing classic with contemporary, a kitchen in a bold green hue on the walls with slick cabinetry and units, and a good plumbing provision, with two of its four bedrooms en suite.

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Secret Garden in valley of Gleninchaquin is one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets

Secret Garden is a family-owned stone cottage right next to a beautiful park on the Beara Peninsula, says Trish Dromey.

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Trading Up: South Douglas Road, €225,000

APARTMENT building and living is going to be an increasing feature in the Irish residential market, a CIF builders’ conference was told this week, with cost of construction viability only just returning to the apartment market as prices and rents continue to rise, and future new blocks will generally be sold as multiples of units, than singly, to individual buyers, it was suggested.

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