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Trading up: Waterfall, Cork €395,000

Now just over 40 years of age, this detached home called Whitethorn’s due a makeover.

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Trading up: Midleton, Cork €290,000

Thanks to a makeover six years ago, the three-bed detached bungalow 27 Laurel Court is a pitch-perfect home for a range of new owners, from first-time buyers, to young families and right up to traders in and traders down.

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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €465,000

No 33 Chestnut Meadows is not only one of the larger house types in this popular, trading-up Glanmire development, it’s also on possibly one of the very largest sites within it.

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Trading up: Boreenmanna Road €295,000

You’d be hard pushed to find a quieter, off-road setting and suntrap suburban back garden than Mindzenty, named after a persecuted Hungarian Cardinal.

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Trading up: Bishopstown, Co Cork €525,000

A five minute walk to CUH and with Spioraid Naomh Secondary school a few minutes away, this is the perfect triangular location for buyers.

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Trading up: Carrigaline, Co Cork €465,000

Scenic views of the Owenabue River come as an added extra with this spacious five bed detached house at 16 the Estuary in Carrigaline. 

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Trading up: Maretimo, Model Farm Road, €395,000

Finding a small house on a big plot on the Model Farm Road will be manna from heaven for some — this is prime hunting ground and it should draw in the doer-upper-do-it-bigger brigade and even the smash-and-developers.

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Trading up: Blackrock, Cork City, €380,000

Spacious four/five bed semis with a guide of less than €400,000 are quite a rarity on the Blackrock Road in Cork. 

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €475,000

A rare opportunity to experience penthouse living and enjoy expansive views of the Lough Mahon Estuary is now being offered at 82, The Sonata, at Harty’s Quay in Rochestown.

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Trading up: Boreenmanna Road €380,000

Mature houses such as Fellsway at 21 Boreenmanna Road, Cork, always have bigger gardens than their modern counterparts and are almost always found in more central locations.

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Trading up: Victoria Cross, Cork City €335,000

There’s a surprise at the end of the back garden at 1 Suncroft: it’s the start of the southern channel of the River Lee, as it starts to split and wrap its course around the ‘island’ of the city.

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Trading up: Kilmoney, Carrigaline €290,000

In fitting out their home the owners of 8 Oak Drive, Castleheights in Carrigaline opted for a lot of extras — they put in a jacuzzi bath, surround sound, a stove and under floor heating and also landscaped their garden.

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Trading up: Spur Hill, Cork €450,000

Built around the back/side of an older house on the accessible Spur Hill in Cork City’s western suburbs is Carrigafoyle, a circa 30-year-old detached home, on a quarter-acre site, with city views from on high.

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Trading up: Montenotte, Cork €355,000

It’s only been a few years since No 26 Tracton Avenue was last up for sale, but this time around, it’s quite a different proposition.

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Trading up: Clonakilty, West Cork €320,000

Elegance is a word associated with Clonakilty town’s Georgian Emmet Square, right back to its 18th century roots. 

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Trading up: Maryborough Hill €280,000

There’s a choice of Broadale homes this week, on Cork’s Maryborough Hill above Douglas, where €225,000 might buy you a three-bed, 930 sq ft semi-detached bungalow, but a further €55k or so could get you in the door of the two-storey, 1,140 sq ft home at 17 The Drive.

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