Good value in three bed semi

SEEKING to trade up locally from their “showhouse standard” three-bed semi with about 1,000 sq ft or space are the owners of 12 Elm Road, Fota Rock, in east Cork’s Carrigtwohill commuter setting.

They’ve dropped almost €100k in asking price, now down to a super-low €195,000, from early last year, says estate agent Donal Collins of Global Properties, who adds that at market peak similar homes here were making €330,000.

With three good bedrooms and smart living space, No 12 is private at the back, overlooking a wooded area, and is set in a cul de sac. Murnane and O’Shea were the builders and the house is in pristine decorative order, says Mr Collins.


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