STARTER HOMES

Starter home: Magazine Road, Cork, €235,000

No 4, Mount Saint Joseph’s View, on Magazine Road, in Cork, will appeal to first-time buyers, and investors capitalising on student rent demand.

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Starter home: Upper John Street, Cork City €140,000

Both first time buyers and investors have been viewing this three bed end-of-terrace house at 3 Curry’s Rock on Upper John Street.

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Starter home: Shandon Street, Cork City €135,000

€135,000 Shandon St house has ground-floor shop, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Douglas, Cork, €215,000

There’s a lot more to an exceptional mid-terraced three-bed in Douglas than meets the eye, says Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork €200,000

Trish Dromey on a three-bed apartment on the market in Ballincollig.

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Starter home: Blackpool, Cork €147,500

Affordable for a first-time buyer in Blackpool is this three-bed terraced property at 87 Thomas Davis Street with a guide of €147,500.

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Starter home: Riverstown, Co Cork €247,000

Four-bed semis are, for the most part, out of the price range of first-time buyers in the Cork City area — but 14 Orchard Manor at Riverstown in Glanmire could prove affordable.

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Starter home: Newmarket, Co Cork €195,000

Property could appeal to a buyer who wants to build a nest egg from a B&B, or who just wants to be a little self-sufficient, says Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Off Tower St, Cork City, €125,000

Off-street parking and a garage a boost in town buy, says Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Douglas, Cork €245,000

Although Ivy Cottage is cute, detached and private, its key attraction is its location on the Douglas Road, within easy walking distance of the city centre.

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Starter home: Ballincollig, Co Cork €225,000

Situated in the Old Quarter in Ballincollig, this smart two-bedroom townhouse is of a type that’s in demand right now, says Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Drimoleague, West Cork €195,000

This pretty cottage near Drimoleague in West Cork has kept much of its charm but acquired some modern comforts. 

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Starter home: Clonakilty, West Cork €145,000

Attractive, well-located and recently redecorated, number 7 McCurtain Hill in Clonakilty is expected to appeal to first-time buyers and investors. 

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Viewers take the bait as former Ballycotton fisherman’s cottage goes on sale

An extended and modernised Ballycotton property is attracting a raft of buyers looking for an idyllic seaside home, says Trish Dromey.

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A peachy perch for Apple staff at Hollyhill Heights

There is a strong likelihood that this three-bed semi at 6 Hollyhill Heights will sell either to a first-time buyer working in Apple, or to an investor who rents it to an Apple employee.

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Midleton townhouse sitting pretty on the waterfront

An opportunity to live on the waterfront in a spacious and stylish four-bed townhouse is now on offer at 8 The Granary, Bailick Rd, Midleton.

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Starter Home Ballincollig, Co Cork, €235,000

Location is expected to prove a key selling point for this three-bed semi at 29 An Caislean Drive in Ballincollig.

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Starter Home: Ballincollig, Co Cork, €195,000

This two-bedroomed apartment in Ballincollig is attracting a lot of interest from a wide range of buyers — first-timers, downsizers and investors.

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Starter Home: Ardfert, Co Kerry, €60,000

With major renovations and a small extension, this cottage at Ardrahan, near Ardfert, Co Kerry, would make a nice summer home.

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Starter home: Montenotte, Cork €220,000

This three-bed semi at 50 Murmount Road in Montenotte is catching the attention of first time buyers.

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Starter home: Kilbrack Grove, Cork €195,000

Trish Dromey reports on an ideal suburban starter home in Cork city.

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Starter home: St Lukes, Cork €140,000

First-time buyers have been bringing their builders with them to viewings at 5 Mount Vernon Terrace in St Lukes. 

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Starter home: Douglas, Cork €130,000

A nineteenth century cottage has had a thoroughly modern makeover, so it looks like a modern apartment only much prettier on the outside.

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Starter home: Tower Street, Cork €250,000

Trish Dromey uncovers a quirky three-storey, modern, spacious city pad.

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Starter home: Killeens, Cork €185,000

Trish Dromey says this extended and renovated end-of-terrace two bed in the village of Killeens, just two km from Blackpool is perfect for first timers.

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Starter home: Harrington’s Square, Cork €85,000 (auction)

Up for auction on March 16 in DNG’s big, multi-lot sale this month, is this cottage-style three-bed terraced property at 7 Harrington Square near Dillon’s Cross.

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Starter home: Lehenaghmore, Cork €250,000

Trish Dromey says that two extensions to this suburban home on the outskirts of Cork city means it has more to offer than a standard semi.

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Starter home: Clonakilty, Co Cork €185,000

Trish Dromey on a rare to market home which is ideal for first-timers.

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Starter home: Youghal, Co Cork €105,000

For a buyer willing to put in the effort, No 2 Summer Villas should regain some seaside Victorian splendour. 

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Starter home: Bloomfield, Midleton €225,000

Trish Dromey on a larger than normal three-bed semi in Midleton.

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