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Trading Up: Mount Oval, Rochestown, €480,000

There are houses of all sizes and price in the O’Flynn Construction Clarkes Wood section of their large, and well-bedded down, Mount Oval development in Cork’s Rochestown.

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Trading Up: Bealad West, Clonakilty,€395,000

There are a host of attractions to this West Cork home called Pilgrims Rest, on 3.5 acres: they include a period home look on the outside that has a sort of presbytery or rectory appearance, a smart interior mixing classic with contemporary, a kitchen in a bold green hue on the walls with slick cabinetry and units, and a good plumbing provision, with two of its four bedrooms en suite.

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Trading Up: South Douglas Road, €225,000

APARTMENT building and living is going to be an increasing feature in the Irish residential market, a CIF builders’ conference was told this week, with cost of construction viability only just returning to the apartment market as prices and rents continue to rise, and future new blocks will generally be sold as multiples of units, than singly, to individual buyers, it was suggested.

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Trading Up: Tower/Blarney, Cork, €360,000

SET on a south-facing slope between Tower and Blarney, a short spin out of Cork city and a 15-minute commute back to Apple HQ with its thousands of jobs, is Shournagh Drive, named after a local river, and where the detached number 13 is now for sale.

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Trading up: Rosscarbery, Cork, €229,000

A good bit of cheerful modernising has gone into the home upgrades at Sea Heights, Ahaglaslin, a four-bed detached bungalow on an elevated site above Owenahincha, near Rosscarbery in west Cork.

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Trading up: Ballincollig, Co Cork, €299,950

Four-bed semis are in very short supply in Ballincollig and many which do come on the market, are more expensive than this one at 138 An Caislean, guiding at €299,950.

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Trading up: Banduff Road, Cork City, €269,000

Ticking lots of boxes for those looking for an affordable, four-bed family home is 4, North Avenue: this well-kept, Ruden Homes-built semi-detached house has 1,200 sq ft of living and sleeping space, three double bedrooms, plus a single, and it’s priced at €269,000.

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Trading up: Donoughmore, Blarney, €319,000

Known as ‘the Master’s House,’ this Firmount home by Donoughmore, north west of Blarney and Cork City, combines old world roots, with more modern comforts.

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Trading up: Pouladuff Road, Cork City, €350,000

THERE’s a great site and amount of garden on offer at the winsomely-sounding Woodbine Chateau, on Cork City’s southern suburban Pouladuff Road, near UCC and the Lough.

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Trading up: Kinsale Road, Cork City, €215,000

The address is given as No 51 Slieve Mish Park, and this well-located three-bed semi-d proudly carries the name Regina on its name plate. But, it will need lots of TLC to get it up to a suitably regal state.

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Trading up: Stoneview, Blarney, €379,000

A great view down towards Blarney village and the world-famous Blarney Castle comes with this house, perched up in Stoneview, just north of Blarney across the N20 Cork- Mallow Road.

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Trading up: Frankfield, Cork, €250,000

SET up towards the front of the Curragh Woods development in Cork’s Frankfield is No 70, a smart-order three-bed, semi-d with long, south-easterly facing back garden.

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Trading up: Beaumont, Ballintemple, €550,000

THERE’S only about 40 large, detached homes in Cork’s Temple Vale in Beaumont, and they only very, rarely come up for sale.

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Trading up: Midleton, East Cork, €490,000

YOU don’t see too many house sales in Midleton’s Woodlea – once people set up camp here, they’re inclined to stay, for years.

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Trading up: Montenotte, Cork, €285,000

It’s already called Holmleigh, and now a bit more extra spending on this St Christopher’s Avenue, Cork City, home could make it all the more homely too.

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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €395,000

Built just over 20 years ago, the part two-storey, part-dormer 2,200 sq ft family home called Snugboro could not be more centrally set in Cork’s Glanmire community.

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €275,000

There’s a long strip of side garden to the three-bed semi-d at 59 Kiltegan Park, in Cork’s Rochestown, and it’s walled in, ready for imaginative planting, or pitch-perfect for a single or two storey house extension.

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Trading up: Douglas, Cork €330,000

House sales in a solid, though older, suburban estate like Browningstown in Douglas show the pace of house price inflation/recovery over the past five years.

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Trading up: Cobh, Cork Harbour, €299,000

There’s a suitably royal sound to the elevated Cobh town period home called Kingswell, built back in the days when Cobh was the British naval port Queenstown, and this sizeable semi-d is said to have had an identical match in Dublin’s Kingstown, now called Dún Laoghaire.

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Trading Up: Rathbarry, West Cork, €245,000

A cosy interior, a wood-burning stove in the kitchen/dining room, proximity to a long beach and dunes, woods, lake and headland walks, super scenery all on a site of 0.75 of an acre — there’s lots of boxes ticked at this West Cork bungalow.

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Trading Up: Toe Head, West Cork; €245,000

What better way to end this year’s run of Irish Examiner Property and Interiors, than with a home called Journey’s End?

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Trading Up: Garryduff, Rochestown, €600,000/€650,000

Just popping up as a sales teaser prior to Christmas (if you’ve been good all year, and want to add an item or two to your Santa wish-list), but not launching until March 2016, are three brand new 2,500 sq ft Rochestown homes by Belmont and Garryduff with agents DNG Creedon.

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Trading Up: Maryborough Hill, €435,000

Sales at the Elden development in Cork’s Maryborough Hill have been chugging along nicely for developers O’Flynn Construction in the past year or two, across the board, from houses to apartments, with one of the latter, a penthouse, making €630,000 in 2014.

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Trading Up: Montenotte, Cork, €220,000

Three neatly goes into one at Rosemount, a three-story building divvied up into three apartments, at Cork’s Montenotte, for sale with an appeal to investors, primarily, but also to possible owner-occupiers.

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Trading Up: Watergrasshill, Cork €525,000

We’ve had the wind and the rain and the cold in the last week, but not yet the snow — so you haven’t missed any seasonal Christmas flurries yet, worry not: it’s just that the owners of of this large Watergrasshill home called Kealcille snapped this snowy shot when they were snug as bugs in this B3 BER rated, cosily warm home.

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Trading Up: Bishopstown, Cork, €350,000

A south-facing back garden with two patios, lots of room inside thanks to almost 1,700 sq ft of living and sleeping space, and the option of a fifth bedroom, are just some of the attractions to 39, Halldene....all of that, and a western suburban setting too.

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Trading up: Ardfield, West Cork €120,000/€240,000

You could be run off your feet today if you go to view either of two sites, or a do-er upper bungalow, for sale in West Cork’s pretty and elevated coastal village of Ardfield.

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Trading up: Frankfield, Cork City, €385,000

The detached family home at 14 Dunvale Grove has been topped and tailed with add-ons: it has a sun room extension to the back, as a sort of tail, while up top it has a tremendous long attic conversion — over 20’ in fact, with proper stair access, and has sloping ceilings, spot lights, lots of sockets and an internet connection, smoke alarm, and a partial glass-block wall section, to allow light penetrate down to the second stairwell.

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Trading up: Lehenaghmore, Cork, €370,000

It’s all twinkling lights in full nighttime view from Cork’s Mont Royal — and that’s not just due to Christmas lighting extravaganzas.

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Trading up: Grange, Cork, €270,000

THERE’s a good base to work with at the detached home 10, Grange Erin.

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