TRADING UP

Trading up: Hawkes Rd, Bishopstown €365,000

Unprepossessing enough from the front, the detached four-bed home No 16 St Joseph’s Lawn, off Hawkes Road in Bishopstown, Cork, is well worth a look, says estate agent Timothy Sullivan.

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Trading up: Douglas Road, Cork, €335,000

A setting mid-way along Rosebank, between the two Douglas Roads, and within a walk of the city centre, and Douglas village, should draw keen family trading interest to Redthorn.

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Trading up: Minane Bridge, Carrigaline €330,000

First it was geese, out at the Lough in Cork City that appeared in photographs taken by estate agent James Colbert when he put a lovely period home at 2 Warburton Villas to market last month and which now has gone over its €325k guide, under offer now at €352,000 for a well-feathered nest.

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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €289,000

A rear extension, plus an attic conversion should put 52 Upper Glencairn on the radar of buyers looking to trade up with a growing family in Cork’s Glanmire, and greater region. 

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Trading up: Upper Rochestown, Cork, €595,000

No, you’re not seeing things if you go whizzing out the country road from Rochestown’s monastery and school towards Monkstown, and see what looks like three very identical takes on the same house. 

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Trading up: Maryborough Woods, Douglas, €340,000

There’s a clean, unfussed and pale interior theme going on at 25 Ryecroft, an end- terrace four-bed home for sale with Olivia O’Leary, of Thos J O’Driscoll auctioneers.

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Trading up: Frankfield, Cork, €330,000

There aren’t many Cork suburban homes backing onto a golf course, but that’s only one attribute of No 22, Seven Oaks, an extended family home near Douglas.

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Trading up: Ballintemple, Cork €240,000

The cheeriest thing about No 6, Birchgrove, is its dark-pink/red colour. 

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Trading up: Kinsale, Cork; €750,000

Outstanding it its field, in a literal sense especially, is this big, Kinsale region family bungalow at Clonleigh, spanning a decent 2,000 sq ft, but even that is dwarfed by its size: it’s on a very considerable 11 acres, set in the midst of several paddocks. With sea and harbour views.

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Trading up: Kilnagleary, Carrigaline €395,000

Time has caught up with this brick bungalow at Kilnagleary, above Carrigaline and the Owenabue estuary in Cork. 

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Trading up: Jacobs Island, Mahon, Cork; €385,000

When first built, apartment blocks at Jacobs Island by the water in Cork’s Mahon might have seemed unusual, especially given the location’s isolation, almost island-like indeed, across the ring road from Mahon Shopping Centre and retail park.

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Trading up: South Douglas Road, Cork; €235,000

Billed as a prospect for a first-time buyer, and priced at €235,000, there’s every chance yet that Shalamar will be bought by a trader down, or a trader-in, driven by it location.

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €350,000

There’s a slender wing of rooms to the side of 47 Wainsfort, a semi-detached four/five-bed family home off the Rochestown Road in Cork.

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Trading up: Innishannon, Cork €350,000

Proximity to Cork city, an Innishannon area address, and a bit of land — that’s what got Lomond House under offer straight away, at its asking price, on first viewings, this week past.

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Trading up: Woodville, Glanmire €285,000

There was a refreshing look to the design of the houses at Woodville when built back around 2004, in the grounds of the original Woodville House at Ballinglanna/Dunkathel, Glanmire; now, 12 years on, they still look good.

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Trading up: Frankfield, Cork €285,000

No 14, Bellevue Road, in Cork’s Frankfield suburb is sort of a rare, cross-over beast: it’s a detached three-bedroomed home.

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Trading Up: Ardfield, West Cork, €295,000

Right on the Wild Atlantic Way 15 minutes west of Clonakilty, and close enough to see and hear the sea, is this renovated and upgraded coastal home of character, at a spot called Ganniv Mór near Ardfield and Rathbarry villages.

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Trading Up: Ballincollig, Cork, €310,000

The fact there was only 26 homes built at the The Stables, Coolroe, in Cork’s Ballincollig just over a decade ago, has given this small development a niche appeal, and few resales.

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Trading Up: Broadale, Cork €345,000

Just needing the stamp of a new owner’s personality is No 3 Willsbrook, up at the front section of the popular Broadale McInerney housing development, past Douglas Golf Club on the Maryborough Hill.

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Trading Up: Snave, Bantry €450,000

The site and the setting are the star appeal in the case of 

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Trading Up: Monkstown, Cork Harbour, €495,000

Lofty views over Cork Harbour come gratis with this ‘upside-down’ house Lisard, or No 3 Diamond Hill, in Monkstown.

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Trading Up: Maryborough, Douglas, €375,000

The last two, quite recent sales at Edgewood, in Cork’s Maryborough Ridge, saw similar four-bed semis selling at €380,000 and €400,000, so the owner-occupier of No 25 is keen to see her own home moving on in this price league too.

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Trading Up: Pouladuff, Cork, €220,000

There should be wide interest, from all sectors, on No 40, Clareville Estate. 

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Trading Up: Clonakilty, West Cork , €345,000

You have Ireland’s top-ranked beach just out along the road from this West Cork bungalow, newly up for sale on the Youghals Road, on the edge of Clonakilty town.

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Trading up: Clarkes Hill, Rochestown €430,000

New house developments have come a-plenty to the area around Clarkes Hill and Garryduff in Cork’s Rochestown: there may have been as 2,000 homes built in the last few decades ‘round Mount Oval, since the time Hill House Cottage itself was built on its own plot.

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Trading up: Maryborough, Cork €375,000

Lots of improvements have already been done to 60 Limetrees Road, a four-bed semi-d on the edge of Douglas village in Cork, making it an attractive option for home hunters who don’t want the hassle of a house revamp.

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Trading up: Cobh, Cork Harbour; €310,000

It’s like a showhouse, says estate agent Fiona Waldron of this smartly-kept and equipped four-bed detached family home at Cobh’s College Manor, a popular scheme on-high by Carrignafoy, with a mix of house sizes.

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Trading up: Blackrock, Cork €275,000

THERE’S been quite a spread of prices paid in the last few years for homes in Cork’s Marian Park, where houses range around a green and a grotto or Marian shrine, grouped like beads on a necklace or a Rosary.

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Trading up: Browningstown, Cork; €385,000

GOING on recent sales activity and bidding, the queue will have already formed outside the door of Annville, an extended semi-d in Browningstown Park West, off Cork’s Douglas Road.

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Trading up: Monkstown, Cork €365,000

Cork’s shipbuilding was in its heyday in the Verolme dockyard near Cobh when this house, Robin Hill was built in 1971 across the water at Rocklodge, Monkstown.

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