TRADING UP

Trading up: Fountainstown, Cork €280,000

A turning tide of market confidence could see a rebuild, or even one, two or three new homes, on the grounds of this seaside older-style bungalow called Chusan, a stone’s skip from the Ferry Road at Fountainstown.

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Trading up: Magazine Road, Cork €575,000

Almost an oddity in its location, and a rarity too, is the triangular-shaped Loreto House, off Cork city’s Magazine Road.

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Trading up: Glounthaune, Co Cork €420,000

The development of Cork’s industrial and employment base from the 1960s saw lots of ‘blow-ins’ decide to settle or build houses along the shoulders of hills east of Cork City, from Tivoli down towards Glounthaune and beyond.

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Trading up: Maryborough Hill, Douglas, €350,000

A great double site is a bonus with this adaptable bungalow home, with its double-digit address, in Cork’s outer suburban Maryborough Hill, above Douglas.

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Trading up: Ardbrack Heights, Kinsale €300,000

THERE aren’t too many places in Cork where a one-bed apartment is priced at €300,000 - but, a spot like Ardbrack Heights in Kinsale is one of a very few such exclusive settings.

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River cottage in Kilkenny will float your boat

Trish Dromey on a holiday home that makes a splash.

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Trading up: Union Hall, West Cork €550,000

Architect designed at Union Hall on the Wild Atlantic Way, this four bed detached residence is attracting the attention of UK buyers.

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Trading up: Minane Bridge, Cork €450,000

There could be site potential as well as what’s immediately on offer at this good, stout country home at Granig, near Minane Bridge in premium south county Cork farmland.

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Trading up: Bishopstown, Cork €385,000

In the space of just three weeks, the bidding on 3 Woburn Drive, Melbourne Road in Bishopstown has gone €5,000 above the asking price of €385,000.

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Trading up: Magazine Road, Cork €295,000

There’s something pleasantly self-contained about a cluster of houses at the core of Lima Lawn, an estate of mostly semi-detached homes between Cork city’s Magazine Road and Glasheen Road.

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Trading up: Blackrock, Cork, €695,000

Victorian style houses in the upmarket Lindville development in Blackrock continue to be among the most sought after trade-ups in Cork city.

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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €550,000

Not all of the new house developments built in the boom were of the same-same design and quality. 

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Trading up: Moneygourney, Cork €295,000

There’s a fully-functioning, home-away-from home office coming gratis with the smart three-bed semi-d at 110 Fort Hill, the Murnane & O’Shea development up at Moneygourney, outside Douglas, Cork.

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Trading up: Kilworth, Cork €240,000

Just how much more family home you get for you money if you go outside of Irish cities is shown by this spotless-order family home, called Denell Lodge near Kilworth.

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Trading up: Killeens, Cork €490,000

As temperatures and tennis enthusiasm soar during Wimbledon season, a family home with a private tennis court of its own, can expect to attract set viewings.

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Trading up: Youghal, Co Cork €460,000

Seafront properties built by the Victorians along the Front Strand have for a great many years been among the best places to live or stay in Youghal.

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Trading up: Douglas, Cork €375,000

Rosary, 16 Ardfallen Estate in Douglas is exactly they type of house that many trade up buyers in Cork are out hunting for.

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Trading up: Knockanne, Waterford €340,000

A bungalow with beach and bay views near Annestown on Waterford’s Copper Coast is attracting good interest from overseas.

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Trade-ups near Tower village, Cork

Trish Dromey admires two good choices within walking distance of each other in Cloghroe and Tower, Co Cork.

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Trading up: Kilcrea Hill, Ovens, Cork €460,000

A short hop from Killumney village in Co Cork, in an area that according to Norma Healy of Sherry FitzGerald is highly desireable is this 5-bed, detached Kilcrea Hill house.

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Trading up: 18 Muckross Drive, Killarney €450,000

Michael Coghlan of Sherry FitzGerald Coghlan is expecting a lot of interest in this four-bedroom detached house because there is such a shortage of available property at this level in the area. 

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Trading up: Carrignavar, Cork €340,000

Home comforts at Dun na Ri in Carrignavar include a hand carved Italian bar counter with beer on draught as well as a high-tech cinema projector with a nine-foot screen.

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Trading up: Rathcormac, Cork €310,000

Bizee Bee near Rathcormac is an attractive split-level bungalow with beautiful plant filled gardens on a stream bounded site.

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Trading up: Ballydowney, Killarney €450,000

Property Partners Gallivan say properties like 1, Cnoc na Rí at Ballydowney in Killarney, Co Kerry, are becoming hard to find.

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Trading up: Templemartin, Bandon €425,000

At the upper end of the market in Bandon, Co Cork comes an attractive dormer property at Templemartin with a guide of €425,000.

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Trading up: Blarney, Cork €390,000

There are two faces or facades to the quality and deceptive family home called Aisling.

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Trading up: Ballingarry, Limerick €380,000

Trading up in West Limerick could be spacious, comfortable, and energy efficient at this three/four-bed detached house at the Commons near Ballingarry.

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Trading up: Limetrees, Douglas €385,000

It might be a few decades old, but the four-bedroomed semi-detached home at 30 Limetrees Road East is a good ’un, well kept, and with a long, south-facing back garden, says estate agent Brian Olden of Cohalan Downing.

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Trading up: Off Magazine Road, Cork €315,000

Most of the houses of the same vintage as Kilcrea’s Park’s Rahara are by now showing their age here — so don’t be fooled by this home’s 1950s vintage and origins.

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Trading up: Crosshaven, Co Cork €350,000

Neat as pin, and overlooking a point — that’s this Church Bay, Crosshaven, Co Cork, home with a wide appeal to home hunters of the holiday or permanent residence persuasion.

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