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Trading up: Bishopstown, Cork €495,000

Some of the bigger, and better, homes in the Cork suburb of Bishopstown are in the various parts of the expansive development called Bishopscourt.

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Trading up: Aherla, Cork €450,000

The several dozen houses out at Bridevalley, in Cork’s Aherla, are big, wide builds, and when it comes to No 29, it has extras on the side, and on top.

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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €385,000

A lovely acre. That’s what the extended 1950s family home called Aisling Géarr stands on, above Glanmire village, a short distance from Cork City, with glorious views stretching back to Sarsfield Court Hospital, away in the distance, across a valley.

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Trading up: Well Road, Cork €375,000

Pitched as much at traders down as traders up — or just those keen on a strong location — is this bungalow called Inish, on Cork’s Well Road.

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €345,000

There’s a triangular green area in the cul de sac section of Mount Oval Village’s Kilbrody, facing No 38 which is now for sale.

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Trading up: Ahakista, West Cork €345,000

There’s an arc of shelving, shingle beach just beyond a small, scenic Sheeps Head holding of land for sale near West Cork’s Ahakista, a remote peninsula spot put on the map by the holiday presence of Graham Norton.

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Trading up: Ballinhassig, Cork, €425,000

There’s lots of building and home to be had at Glengarra, an extended bungalow with granny flat, at Rigsdale, Ballinhassig, west of Cork city. 

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Trading up: Crosshaven, Cork €345,000

Want to go roaming around Crosshaven for a rewarding house project? This detached house called Dromainn could fit the bill, if you are prepared to do basic enough upgrades.

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Trading up: Ballintemple, Cork €365,000

It’s called The Berries, and that — in the Cork slang parlance — is exactly what new owners of No 15, Linden Avenue, aka The Berries, may well exclaim.

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Trading up: Ballinakill Downs, Waterford; €295,000

Spacious and well located near the Dunmore Road in Waterford, No 25 The Brambles is a bit different from the standard house of its size. 

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Trading up: South Innishannon €385,000

An angled hall and corridor links the two rectangular blocks of this four-bed family home called Rhiannon, a mile or two south of Innishannon, and about a 20-minute drive west from Cork city.

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Trading up: Douglas, Cork €325,000

‘This’ll do us fine.’ You can imagine many viewers with that quip at this three-bed semi-d called Thistle Dún, especially after they survey the sheer size of the back garden. 

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Trading up: Castlepark, Kinsale €200,000

The setting’s the star at April Cottage, a ground floor two-bed home/investment by the sea, a marina, a beach and a bar — all in Kinsale harbour to boot.

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Trading up: Frankfield, Cork €320,000

Set at the back of the Woodlands development in Cork’s Frankfield suburb is this one-off bungalow, on a stand-alone quarter acre site, and it’s called Elm House.

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Trading up: Ballinakill, Waterford, €270,000

A good residential address near the Dunmore Road should garner interest for this detached bungalow, No 18 Woodbury, Ballinakill Court, in Waterford.

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Trading up: Glanmire, Co Cork €450,000

This detached, four-bed house, No 1 Glyntown Road, Marwood, in Glanmire, has much to impress trader-uppers around Cork: it has space, gardens, electric gates and a hilly site with views back to the city.

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Trading up: Curraheen, Tralee, Co Kerry €365,000

A Tralee buyer looking to trade up for more space and better views might like Bay View at Curraheen, five kilometres from town.

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Trading up: Douglas, Cork €390,000

It’s not yet extended or added to in any significant way, but Marneil holds promise for all of that now - or in a few years time - , and is good enough and clean enough to move into straight away. 

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Trading up: Ballinlough, Cork €195,000

Looking for a project? Look no further than this detached home in Ballinlough Road, Cork City.

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Trading up: Riverstick, Co Cork €385,000

Within a week of going on the market, No 19 Brookdale in Riverstick got an offer in excess of the asking price of €385,000

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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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