Starter Homes


Sq m:102 (1,100sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

It has a side and back garden, so along with a good location and great parking, No 25 Parkowen, off Quaker Road, Cork, is a good long term bet.

On the market at offers in excess of €175,000, the three-bed semi is a 1960s build with quite a good bit of space and will just need a freshening up for first time buyers.

It comes with two living rooms, as well as separate kitchen, two double bedrooms and a single, along with main bathroom.

And as a corner site, it has room to the side and back for expansion and also comes with views over the city.

Kate Kearney of DNG Kevin Condon is the selling agent.

VERDICT: Great location, good house, worth a viewing.

BANDON, co CORK €170,000

Sq m: 100 (1,100 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

BER rating: C2

Broadband: Yes

Billed as turnkey proposition for first-time buyers is 19 Rosewood Rise, in Bandon, West Cork. The smart-order home has a 16’ by 12’ reception room, a 19’ by 18’ kitchen-diner, three bedrooms, three bathrooms.

VERDICT: In pristine order, say Sherry FitzGerald Brennan Busteed


Sq m: 93 (1,000 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

BER rating: E


Fifteen viewings in its first fortnight on the market, and under offer already but at €20k shy of its €185,000 asking price — that’s 14 Marian Park, off Cork’s Pouladuff road in the inner southern suburbs.

Selling agent Garry O’Donnell of ERA Downey McCarthy says there’s plenty of space in the 1,000sq ft three-bed with part-converted garage (upgraded to a large utility, but needing a front window). Viewers so far are first time buyers, and a few people who’ve already sold and have cash in hand

No 14 is in very good decorative order, has been underpinned and is certified, and has easy-keep outdoor space front and back, with off-street parking.

VERDICT: A good size and setting for the cash being sought.

Picture: Property in Bandon

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