First time buyers have been out in force this year and, as economists wrangle about the possible impact of the Central Bank’s proposals to change mortgage deposit requirements, they are continuing to shop.
2014 was the busiest year on record in terms of the Irish investment market with more than €4bn worth of properties due to be sold by year-end.More
This year was the year of the Big Ask, but of a lot less delivery, in the multi-million euro house sale league.More
There is little doubt that the country market is now at a threshold, with 2015 poised to be possibly the most definitive year since 2008 crash.
Clonakilty, West Cork €185,000
Size: Sq m 97 (1,040 sq ft)
Dungarvan, Co Waterford €550,000
Sq m: 371 (4,000 sq ft)
Barrack Street, Cork City €150,000
Sq m 62 (675 sq ft)
Best Feature: Punches above its weight
This detached home boasts an impressive walk-in wardrobe and gym as part of its attraction.
It requires serious renovation but this West Cork building comes with motoring history.More
When it comes to keeping up with neighbours — like a certain Rachel Allen, perhaps, who as it happens lives close-by? — this East Cork home went all-out in the cooking stakes— or, more appropriately, steaks, given the size of its outdoor barbecue.More
Tommy Barker looks at a new Gandon Editions book on Dublin’s top modern builds by young Cork architect, Séan Antóin O Muirí.
Glounthaune, Cork €650,000
Size: 278 sq m (3,000 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
Location: Fennells Bay, Cork, €450,000
Sq m 110 (1,200 Sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2
Best Feature: Coast is clear
Carrigaline, Cork €210,000
Size: Sq m 88 (954 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1
Best Feature: Tasty out
Pouladuff, Cork City €170,000
Sq m 66 (715 sq ft)
When we purchased our late 1960s semi-detached home, very little work had been done to the house in its lifetime.More
THERE’S a whopping amount of house at No 2, Bellevue Villas — and a price reduction as it goes up for auction means many would-be buyers will have enough to furnish it in an appropriate manner too.More
There’s a bit of style to the back extension of 10, Maryborough Heights, a family home in this long-bedded down estate within Lissadell, a short up-hill haul from Cork’s Douglas village.
Denise O’Connor of Optimise Design offers advice on maximising space in Irish homes - and suggests pulling the plug on en-suite bathroomsMore
A cheery, warm yellow wall colour sets off the stone gable facade and low sun room walls at Kenby, a large five-bed family home on over an acre, about a 15 minute commute from Cork city’s suburbs.
Tommy Barker says there is a spread of interested bidders for this coastal Crosshaven four bed detached.More
TUCKED away off the Church Road in Cork’s Blackrock suburb is the 1990s house scheme Rockfield, with a mix of semis and detached homes in an area of the city that had seen precious few modern developments.