STARTER HOMES

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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Starter home: Turners Cross, Cork €265,000

Trish Dromey on a modernised and redecorated house on Derrynane Rd.

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Starter home: Quaker Road, Cork €125,000

Just one day after it went on the market, this two bed property at 29 Quaker Road in Cork city attracted a bid of it’s asking price of €125,000.

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Starter home: East Ferry, East Cork €125,000

With some TLC and modern comforts this cosy cottage could be just right for a couple, an individual or for holidays, says Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Upper Strand, Youghal €120,000

With a guide of €120,000 this semi-detached Victorian property at Sunnyside Villas in Youghal would do very nicely as a starter or for holidays.

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Starter home: Clashmore, East Cork €99,000

Guiding at €99,000, this cottage in East Cork could be ideal for a first-timer with DIY skills or as a single-storey house for retirees, says Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Dromgarriff, Glengariff €69,950

This modernist gem, built in the 1970s, is fitted with perfect period furniture, writes Rose Martin.

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Starter home: Carrigaline, Cork €220,000

Set in toward the end of Heatherfield in Carrigaline, by the town’s development boundary on the eastern side, is a scheme of just 10 bungalows, called The Limetrees. 

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Starter home: Blackrock, Cork €179,000

Blackrock village setting by a rail line amenity walk add to offer at unusual terraced layout, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Gneeveguilla, Co Kerry €55,000 each

THERE could be a ‘flipping’ great opportunity for a tradesman (or woman) willing to put in the work at An Páirc in Gneeveguilla, Co Kerry buying a first home and/or an investment property to sell on in a ‘flip’ once it’s complete.

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Starter home: Glanmire, Cork €220,000

It is only 650 sq ft, but it’s elegant and on a lush quarter-acre in Glanmire.

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Starter home: Ballintemple, Cork €195,000

A piece of period home pedigree in one of Cork’s salubrious suburbs is available at a snip of normal neighbourhood prices, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Glasheen, Cork City €175,000

Just refurbished from top to bottom is 1 Upper Glasheen Road, a two-bed house with an appeal to first time buyers, and owner/occupiers with a handy location.

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