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First time home seekers continue their search

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.

Cork Airport Business Park

Record €4bn plus year for Irish investment market

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. 

The Pallisades, Ardbrack, Kinsale, sold for €1.95 million

A look back at a year in the Cork residential property market

This year was the year of the Big Ask, but of a lot less delivery, in the multi-million euro house sale league.


Country house market: A year in review

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.


Look to No 6 in award-winning Emmet Square, Clonakilty

Clonakilty, West Cork  €185,000
Size: Sq m 97 (1,040 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3


Designer family home in Waterford

Dungarvan, Co Waterford €550,000
Sq m: 371 (4,000 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 5
BER: Pending


A little pre-Christmas gift well worth unwrapping

Barrack Street, Cork City €150,000
Sq m 62 (675 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Best Feature: Punches above its weight



High-end houses

Rose Martin looks at a new book illustrating architecture in high places.


Kinsale home a shoe-in

This detached home boasts an impressive walk-in wardrobe and gym as part of its attraction.


Schoolhouse fits to a Model T

It requires serious renovation but this West Cork building comes with motoring history.


Oven-ready and dishy

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.


Timely guide to Dublin design

Tommy Barker looks at a new Gandon Editions book on Dublin’s top modern builds by young Cork architect, Séan Antóin O Muirí.


An ideal trader upper

Glounthaune, Cork €650,000
Size: 278 sq m (3,000 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
BER: B3 


Rooms with a view

Location: Fennells Bay, Cork, €450,000
Sq m 110 (1,200 Sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2
Best Feature: Coast is clear 


Cosy home with grand ambition

Carrigaline, Cork  €210,000
Size: Sq m 88 (954 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1
Best Feature: Tasty out


Quiet setting will add to appeal

Pouladuff, Cork City €170,000
Sq m 66 (715 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1


1960s house gets an upwards review

When we purchased our late 1960s semi-detached home, very little work had been done to the house in its lifetime.


A lot of house in this Tivoli Cork enclave as auction sale beckons

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. 


No 10 Maryborough Heights demands a look-see

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.

Child's play: Denise O'Connor of Optimise Design has designed the DFS Show House at the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show, RDS Dublin, this weekend.

Time to pull the plug on en-suite bathrooms

Denise O’Connor of Optimise Design offers advice on maximising space in Irish homes - and suggests pulling the plug on en-suite bathrooms


Ah-factor in lovely Grenagh, just 15 minutes from Cork suburbs

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.


Plenty of interest in Crosshaven four bed detached

Tommy Barker says there is a spread of interested bidders for this coastal Crosshaven four bed detached.


Blackrock’s Rockfield houses have a loyal following

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.