TRADING UP

Trading up: Ballincollig, Co Cork €535,000

As a stylish, architecturally-designed house and the only individually-built one in its location, No 8 Chestnut Crescent in Classes Lake stands out.

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Trading up: Maryborough Woods, Douglas €375,000

A very early bid of the full asking price of €375,000 gives a strong indication of the salability of this four-bed semi at 30 Wheatridge, Maryborough Woods in Douglas.

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €335,000

Detached in Rochestown, in a cul de sac overlooking a green area, 29 Foxwood has much to attract a family.

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Trading up: Ballyvolane, Cork €275,000

Mature but modernised, No 25 Cahergal Avenue in Ballyvolane has been extensively renovated by current owners.

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Trading up: Castlegregory, Kerry €270,000

There’s a romantic story, with a touch of the novel Brooklyn about it, to this attractive, beachside home on a quarter acre in Kerry’s Castlegregory, called Brandon View House.

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Trading up: Frankfield, Cork, €420,000

There’s a strong architectural look of its time to 4, Woodlands, in Cork’s Frankfield suburb: the detached brick and much glass-fronted home with a strip of vertical cedar cladding is 1970s in its demeanor, and now an even more serviced southside suburb.

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Trading up: Ballinlough, Cork, €325,000

A change of agents and a price drop might bring 19 Belmont Park back on suburban home buyers’ radars — it’s now repriced at €325,000, and has had a lot of improving works carried out in recent times.

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Trading up: Dillons Cross, Cork City €295,000

ALREADY over its asking price, with a bid in of €300,000 is Oaklands, a spotless detached three-bed home on Cork city’s fringes, on pleasant Gordon’s Hill by Dillon’s Cross.

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Trading up: Kilglass, Mitchelstown €475,000/€495,000

Set aside a bit of time for viewing this Kilglass home on Saturday next at day long open viewings: it’s big, with 3,2000 sq ft and six bedrooms, over three floors, but it also comes with up to seven acres and a big detached garage.

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Trading up: Mount Oval, Rochestown, €475,000

The name, Oval Top House, makes it sound like a table... but, as anyone who knows his or her Rochestown in Cork might suspect, this is the real sweet suite of options to dine out on.

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Trading up: Bridgewater, Carrigrohane, Cork €445,000

The last detached in Bridgewater, by Carrigrohane in Cork, featured here in mid August and came under heavy viewings, being bid in recent times towards the mid-€400,000s via agent Terence O’Leary of Murray Browne.

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Trading up: Enniskeane, West Cork €370,000

There is a sort of city sophistication to the finishes at this rural-set, architecturally-designed over-basement home, 20 minutes from Ballincollig and a few miles north of Enniskeane.

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Trading up: Airport Hill, Cork €539,000

It’s called Three Gables, but one of the three gables on this Lehenaghmore home really is quite stand-out: it has a raised balcony with elevated decking, deliberately placed for spanning dramatic views of Cork city’s western suburbs. 

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Trading up: Browningstown, Cork €410,000

House price rebound has been strong in Cork inner suburbs in the years since the slump, as home hunters seemingly favour city accessibility and commutability over youthful age, good BER’s, and techie trimmings.

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Trading up: Moneygourney, Cork €275,000

There’s a good mix of house types in the popular Fort Hill development in Cork’s Moneygourney, outside Douglas by Garryduff and Rochestown, and the scheme done by Murnane and O’Shea is a consistent seller, says auctioneer Glenn O’Connor.

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Trading up: Rostellan, Co Cork €235,000

The interior is said to be tasty, but there’s something else too, right on the doorstep, to tingle the tastebuds at Rostellan House.

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