STARTER HOMES

Starter home: Wilton, Cork €115,000

This one-bedroomed unit has generous living accommodation and is easy on the eye, fitted out with oak-flooring and tasty touches.

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Starter home: Pouladuff Road, Cork City €275,000

Tommy Barker says a suburban house benefits from space — in and out.

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Starter home: Moneygourney, Douglas €275,000

Three-bed in Fort View, near Garryduff, is pristine, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Cobh, Cork €180,000

 

Commanding Cobh views over the Victorian town’s elegant architecture and promenade, extending out over the many islands of Cork Harbour.

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Starter home: South Douglas Road, Cork €95,000

It’s no longer quite a snip, but there’s good interest in this former hair-salon, in Cork’s suburban Douglas.

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Starter home: Ballincollig, Cork €170,000

The address is Newgrange, but the only thing subterranean about No 14 is its basement level car-park.

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Starter home: Turner’s Cross, €85,000

 

Cork City house needs upgrade, but is only €85,000, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Kenmare, Kerry €249,000

 

Tommy Barker says the price pruning on Rose Cottage should see interest blossom on the four-bed with views over Kenmare Bay.

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Starter home: Togher, Cork €185,000

This three-bedroomed family home at 27 Sandown Crest, Togher, in Cork is located in a cul de sac estate near CUH. 

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Starter home: Donnybrook, Cork €220,000

Up and over the hills of Donnybrook, but only a short hike back to suburban Douglas and its amenities, is Greenvalley, where the three-bed semi-d No 23 The Green is up for sale.

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Starter home: Tivoli, Cork €170,000

Apartment market shows signs of price recovery, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Mount Oval, Cork €295,000

A well-kept three-bed home, with a very long and tiered back garden at 69 Ard Keale in Cork’s Rochestown is going to appeal in particular to first-time buyers. 

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Starter home: Cathedral Road, Cork €170,000

Set behind Cork’s Church of the Ascension is a townhouse development called 20 Chapel Field, set off Cathedral and Presentation Roads, close to the Orthopaedic Hospital.

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Starter home: Rathpeacon, Co Cork €195,000

Family-friendly bungalow has plenty of garden space for child’s play.

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Starter home: Blackrock, Cork €179,000

Trish Dromey says a duplex on Cork city’s Blackrock is finding suitable for interest from first-time buyers but it could also suit an investor portfolio.

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Starter home: Fenells Bay, Cork harbour, €60,000

Tommy Barker says imagination is the key when it comes to doing something magical with this derelict chalet/house near Crosshaven.

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Starter home: Charleville, Cork €79,000

A price guide at €79,000 might mean some love in the air at this North Cork home - appropriately in a scheme called The Pastures, in Love Lane, Charleville.

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Starter home: Wilton, Cork €275,000

There’s more than what first greets the eye for buyers, or viewers, at 154 Eagle Valley, in Cork’s suburban Wilton.

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Starter home: Cork City, €134,950

There’s huge character, as well as internal and external appeal, to the apartments at Bridge House in the very heart of Cork city. 

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Starter home: The Lough, Cork City €195,000

1 Leafdale looks country cottage-ish, but is a city suburban pad with some charm, in a Lough-side setting near UCC, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Ballincollig, Cork €225,000/€275,000

Come west along for choice, says estate agent Peter Skuse of two quite different family home offers, with €50k in the price difference, and which he has just lined up in Ballincollig.

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Starter home: Lissacaha, Schull, €140,000

Traditional farmhouse on three acres comes with barn and old stone buildings but needs upgrades and money spent, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Ballincollig, Cork €219,500/235,000

Muskerry Estate “is still the original and still the best-located estate in the now thriving town of Ballincollig,” says Con Nagle of Global Properties, who is busy doing viewings on two three-bed semis here.

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Starter home: Fossa, Killarney €170,000

A simply stunning Killarney location is the main attraction with Gortroe House, at Fossa. 

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Starter home: Carrs Hill, Cork, €220,000

Modern well-maintained two-bed townhouse is in walk-in condition.

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Starter home: Blackrock Road, Cork €225,000

City proximity, some original class features and opposite Ashton School.

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Starter home: Grange, Douglas €245,000

 

Semi-detached ‘hip’ dormer is a few steps above the bland rental norm.

 

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