STARTER HOMES

Boreenmanna Road, Cork €125,000

There’s a crisp, modern angular look to the apartments built at Elderwood, on Cork’s Boreenmanna Road, and now a one-bed here, No 18, with a very handy patio/balcony, has come to market.

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Burrow down at Maryborough

It’s getting harder to get good, clean and well-located three-beds under the €200k mark, so there’s going to be bidding interest in 74 Maryborough Court, priced at €185,000.

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Hard to match thatch, especially in Burren and Ballyvaughan beauty spot

Setting near Black Head and Ballyvaughan makes this Wild Atlantic Way thatch special, says Tommy Barker.

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Applewood could be sweet buy

Amid rising prices, Applewood may be worth a bite, says Tommy Barker.

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Ballinlough, Cork €195,000

The selling agents of 5, Sunnyside, Belmont, don’t lie when they describe the back garden of this mid-terrace Ballinlough home as low maintenance: a rake of the gravel every few months is probably about all it needs right now.

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Douglas Hall Mews’ pristine No 9 would make a ‘neat’ home for first-time buyers

THE €255,000 pricetag is within the reach of the better-off first-time buyers, and No 9, Douglas Hall Mews, will receive first-time-buyer attention, as well as catching the eye of traders-down.

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Quirky Midleton boathouse worth a punt

Two-bed conversion in Midleton for €120,000 has scope for an extension.

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Cathedral Road, Cork City €90,000

They were generous with gardens, back in the day when houses were built along CorkCity’s Cathedral Road, up above Shandon Street. 

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Two could be just right for you

You can tell the market has moved on again, with cash sloshing about, when the selling agents of Nos 13 and 14 Vicars Street (off Cork’s Barrack Street, near UCC) have to point out the asking price €150,000 is per property - and not for the two. 

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Cherished retreat with estuary view is attracting lots of interest

Much appreciated by its well-travelled owner, this West Cork haven with developed garden is up for grabs, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Ballincollig, Cork €170,000

The benefits of being mid-terraced are less heat loss through walls, and you probably get the same floor area as a semi-d or end of terrace home, but for less money.

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Starter home: Blackrock, Cork €140,000

As ideal for traders-down as for starters-out is the ground floor apartment at 1 Pinecourt, on Cork’s Church Road, Blackrock and just off the Skehard Road.

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Starter home: Suburban style in Cork’s Millstreet

Millstreet, Cork €150,000
Sq m 140 (1,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
BER rating: E2

 

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Starter home: Home in Grange a steal at €195,000

Size: 93 sq m (1,000 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: C2

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Starter homes: Unfinished business with new Millstreet homes

Millstreet, Cork, €69,500-145,000
Sq m 100 - 160 sq m
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: C (provisional)

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Starter home: Monkstown, Cork, €170,000

Sq m 79 (850 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1
BER Rating: G

 

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Starter home: Kinsale, Cork, €210,000

Sq m 124 (1,335 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: E2

 

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Starter home: Dublin Hill, Cork €190,000

Size: 79 sq m (850 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: G

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Starter home: Douglas Village, Cork €155,000

Sq m 67 (720 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1
BER Rating: D2

 

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Starter home: Passage West, Cork €119,000

Size: 72 sq m (775 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 1 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: F

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Starter home: Pasage West, Cork, €220,000/230,000

Sq m 128 (1,375 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: C2/C3

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You could get a thatched to this picture perfect cottage by the sea

A private rural retreat, holiday home, retirement home — you name it — but cottages like this are few enough.

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Green light for this estate home

It in one of the nicest and best landscaped estates in south Cork, no 32 Wrenville looks over one of its largest greens too, says Michael Piggott of Sherry FitzGerald O’Donovan Daly in Carrigaline.

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Starter Homes: Blackpool, Cork €140,000

Showing its age a bit inside, but with huge charm and considerable space plus back yard with pit and parking, is the corner house and family home at 55 Watercourse Road/Bleasby St — just two doors away from the garda station, and thus as safe as houses.

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Starter Homes: Friars Walk, Cork City €179,000

There’s a nice fresh feel to a upgraded three-bed family home at 88 Lower Friars Rd, Cork City.

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Starter home: Shanakiel, Cork €95,000

Size: 85sq m (900sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: B

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Starter home: Cork City €185,000

Size: 84sq m (900 sq ft)
Bathrooms: 2 Bedrooms: 3
BER Rating: C3

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Starter home: 2 Cahergal Lawn €190,000

Sq m 109 (1,171ft)
Bedrooms 3: Bathrooms: 1
BER: G

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Starter home: Rossmore, Clonakilty €195,000

Sq m: 113 (1,211sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1
Ber: E1

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