STARTER HOMES

Starter home: Frankfield, Cork €240,000

When first built, No 14 Ardfield View was a showhouse for this Fleming Construction development, and now that’s best recalled by the site it came with, and the amount of landscaping that has gone into it.

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Starter home: South Douglas Road, Cork €149,000

Back when Sun View and Líos na Gréine were built, the setting off the south Douglas Road was next to Cork city’s landfill site.

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Starter home: Passage West, €100,000

Tommy Barker looks at a recently refurbished three-storey townhouse, close to amenities with all the virtues of coastal living.

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Starter home: Main St, Millstreet, Co Cork, €60,000

Former paper shop could be headline buy, writes Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Blackwater Valley, Cork €260,000

 

Tommy Barker finds a music-lover’s country pad hits all the right notes.

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Starter home: Classes Lake, Ballincollig, €140,000

It’s an apartment, obviously, but this two-bed at 63 Fernway, in the Classes Lake development west of Ballincollig in Cork has many of the attributes those who think they’d prefer a house might like.

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Starter home: Tower St, Cork City, €100,000

Tommy Barker takes a look at a spot-on setting for suburbanistas.

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Starter home: Carrigaline, Cork €225,000

A three-bedroomed semi-detached house at 67A Meadowgrove, in the Westwood development off Carrigaline’s Ballea Road, is guided at €225,000 by its selling agent Fiona Waldron of Jeremy Murphy Associates.

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Starter home: Youghal, East Cork €165,000

The sea should be almost within earshot of this East Cork two-bed bungalow called Robin Hill, at Gortroe, near Redbarn and Youghal.

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Starter home: Grange, Cork €220,000

Tommy Barker revisits 7 Grange Terrace with its vaulted ceiling hall and south-facing garden, offering character and comfort, at a good price.

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Starter home: Rosscarbery, West Cork €75,000

Trish Dromey reports on a sweet, petite Rosscarbery bolthole buy.

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Starter home: Timoleague, West Cork €75,000

The train has been and gone, and now the ‘Express’ need to get a riverside home here by the Argideen River near Timoleague will be to beat a planning deadline.

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Starter home: Cork City, €185,000

Tommy Barker views a city villa home with due respect for its past.

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Starter home: Crosshaven, Cork Harbour; €155,000

They are not just driving the 16 miles to Crosshaven from Cork city — they are also walking in off their yachts, from as far away as Carlingford Lough, to throw an eye over 6, The Orchard.

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Starter home: Rochestown, Cork, €235,000

A wedge-shaped, sort of corner site, gives a bit more space for any future extension or side add-on at well-kept three-bed semi-d at 61 The Grove.

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Starter home: Ballyvolane, Cork City, €247,500

There is plenty of room for expansion with this corner-sited family home in the northside suburb of Ballyvolane in Cork city, says Tommy Barker .

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Starter home: Bandon, West Cork €205,000

There’s an impressive B1 level BER with the new-build home 2 The Green, right by a green on Chapel Street in the West Cork town of Bandon.

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Starter home: Ballyphehane, Cork €185,000

This city dwelling is back on the market as a far fresher proposition than it was four years ago and at a reasonable price, writes Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Castlecove, Co Kerry €155,000

Fairy Field near Castlecove on the ring of Kerry is an old world cottage with quite a captivating name.

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Starter home: Ballinascarthy, West Cork €90,000

Charming two-bed is just the ticket for first-timers, writes Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Tower, Cork €220,000

There are two sources of viewing interest being shown in this clean, modern Tower, Co Cork, bungalow, and they are more or less at far ends of the age scale.

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Starter home: College Road, Cork €205,000

The location near UCC almost guarantees interest, writes Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Togher, Cork €199,000

No 116 in Togher, Cork city’s Greenwood Estate needs work, admits its selling agent Anthony O’Regan of Keane Mahony Smith - but the price of €199,000 reflects that, especially given the fact that it’s only one of very few detached homes in this accessible southside location by the south ring road network.

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Starter home: Grange, Cork €239,000

A three bed semi-d at 33 Ardfield Meadows in Grange would do perfectly for a young family in search of a first home. 

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Starter home: Skibbereen, West Cork €150,000

There’s great scope and good value at the terraced Skibbereen townhouse called Park View.

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Starter home: Donnybrook, Cork €130,000

Five minutes walk from Douglas, the 41 sq m cottage is attracting high levels of interest from first-time buyers, downsizers and investors.

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Starter home: Youghal, Co Cork €127,000

An 1840s cottage has been renovated and upgraded, says Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Turner’s Cross, €225,000

No 3 Woodview Terrace, Derrynane Road in Cork city’s older suburban Turner’s Cross, is a well-located fixer upper with good space.

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Starter home: Tivoli, Cork €187,000

This quirky unit combines the benefits of a detached house and a modern apartment, it also has a patio and garden access, says Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Bandon, Cork €160,000

The four-storeyed Alteration Centre in Bandon could be just the property for a first time buyer with entrepreneurial inclinations.

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