TRADING UP

Trading up: Dunmanway, Cork €395,000

A whole lot of property comes with lofty Knockduff House, a few miles north of Dunmanway, in a scenic but inland section of the region.

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €595,000

No 6 Jamesmount was last offered for sale two years ago, in great order, guiding €610,000.

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Trading up: Dungarvan, Co Waterford €295,000

Spacious, close to town and in show house condition is how selling agents Sherry FitzGerald Reynolds describe this four-bed house at 3 The Paddocks in Dungarvan.

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Trading up: Rathpeacon, Cork €575,000

Now 25 years old, Belmont House at Cork’s Rathpeacon is “stylish, spacious and secluded,” says its selling agent Frank Walsh, of O’Mahony Walsh of this 2,800 sq ft home, on a site of 1.5 acres which includes a tennis court, and an elevated patio with views to Blarney Castle in the distance.

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Trading up: Johns Hill, Waterford €235,000

A very sympathetic, easy-on-the-eye restoration job has been done at 11 Eldon Terrace, in Waterford city.

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Trading up: Ovens, Cork €465,000

“If I had a dozen of them, they’d all sell, there’s huge demand for houses like this around Ovens - and no supply,” says Norma Healy of Sherry FitzGerald.

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Trading up: Farranlea Park, Cork, €280,000

That estate agency buzzword ‘potential’ will be on the lips of those coming to view Genesta. ‘Potential,’ definitely, and sure you might as well throw in that other professional favourite, ‘location,’ because that’s just as valid. 

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Trading up: Spur Hill, Cork, €450,000

There’s a country setting, but suburban conveniences almost to hand, at this detached home called Belmont.

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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €360,000

There’s a wide trading-up market around Cork’s Glanmire that No 57 The Paddocks is going to appeal to.

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Trading up: Garryduff, Rochestown €275,000

There’s now 1,250 sq ft of family living space at the three-bed home 41 Foxwood - and, in addition, there’s an attic conversion, with two Veluxes, for storage or for some higher order uses. 

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Trading up: Garryduff, Rochestown €275,000

There’s now 1,250 sq ft of family living space at the three-bed home 41 Foxwood - and, in addition, there’s an attic conversion, with two Veluxes, for storage or for some higher order uses. 

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Trading up: Ahakista, West Cork €100,000-plus offered

Mere decoration won’t do much to improve this Ahakista West Cork house, called the Anchorage — it’s as close as you’ll get to sinking beyond rescue.

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Trading up: Ballinlough, Cork €275,000

Set just before where the Ballinlough Road narrows considerably at its city end before the cafe Joup is the semi-detached home Priordale, built 70 years ago but upgraded and renewed since, in fits and starts.

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Trading up: Maglin Road, Ballincollig, €380,000

There’s a very good site size — one-third of an acre — with No 7, Glincool Drive, within a walk of shops, schools and services in Cork’s busy Ballincollig.

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Trading up: Passage West, Cork €295,000

ALL the basics are present and correct at the detached dormer bungalow home 4 Avondale. Now, though, a decor update would lift it all to a fresher, more modern feel.

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Trading up: Ballintemple, Cork €215,000

High stone walls line Churchyard Lane in Cork’s Ballintemple, but the duplex apartments at Templehill House manage to overlook them in any case. 

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Trading up: Well Road, Cork, €325,000

Many hundreds of apartments got built in the ‘noughties’ in and around Cork city and suburbs, but only a fraction of those were designed for full-time, owner occupation.

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Trading up: Frankfield, Cork, €400,000

East meet west in the suburban Frankfield, Douglas scheme Parkgate – the sizeable 1990s development by O’Flynn Construction is divided up into East and West Avenues.

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Trading up: Cobh, Co Cork €370,000

There’s a sweep of estuary vista from the Great Island, Cork home called Woodside - it could as easily be called Waterview.

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Ballincollig, Cork €380k/€450,000

It’s open viewing time this month out in Ballincollig, Cork, with agent Norma Healy, who had lots through the doors of No 12 Chestnut Crescent in the Ovens Classes Lake development on Saturday.

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Limetrees, Douglas €385,000

There’s lots and lots to like at Southwinds, or house No 3 on Limetrees Road, just east of Douglas village, off Rochestown Road.

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Ardrostig, Cork €495,000

This house called Hillcrest, near Dunnes’ Bishopscourt in Cork’s was only built in the 1980s, so shouldn’t need any huge sums spent on it - it just needs discretionary modernising in its decor and some contemporary updates.

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Moneygourney, Douglas, €250,000

Launched the week before Christmas and first shown to viewers the day after Little Christmas, 94 Fort Hill, Moneygourney in Douglas is expected to go sale agreed before the end of January.

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Douglas Road, Cork €310,000

And the last shall be first? The highest numbered house in Baltimore Lawn, No 20, is the first one you meet on the way into this niche, cul de sac park off Cork city’s Douglas Road.

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The Lough, Cork €500,000

You have to look beyond the existing house at 34 Hartlands Road to see where the €500k value is: it’s in the back garden.

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Cape Clear Island home for  €160,000

Had a Happy Isthmus? West Cork’s Cape Clear island is in two solid masses, linked by a narrowed section of land known as an isthmus between its north and south harbours - and that’s where this Cummer home now up for sale is set.

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Summercove, Kinsale €325,000

Set in almost a courtyard setting, the period era Revatto Lodge and Studio in Kinsale harbour’s Summercove is a manageable buy - for the location.

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Model Farm Road, Cork, €365,000

If you could, somehow, squirrel away €1,000 a day, you’d have this detached family home all paid for in a year’s time: Its €365,000 asking price is a grand for ever day in the year. Wouldn’t it be grand?

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Donnybrook, Cork, €230,000

There’s just a bit over 1,000 sq ft right now in the three-bed semi-d at 6 Springbrook – and it’s in quite its original layout.

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Bishopstown, Cork, €325,000

The four houses in Cork’s Limewood Court were meant to be a calling card for a far-larger Bishopstown scheme of houses, back in 2008 — but, the recession put paid to those plans.

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Killorglin, Kerry, €399,000

This dormer Kerry home at Ardmoniel, on 1.25 acres at Killorglin’s Annadale Road, is a bit two-faced.

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