Starter Homes

DOUGLAS, CORK €245,000

Sq m: Sq m 98 (1,100 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

It needs modernising, to be sure, but the very traditional three-bed semi-d at 16 Browningstown Park near Douglas in Cork could be a job for life for a new owner, prepared to spend a bit more on a refurb, say agents Frank V Murphy & Co.

VERDICT: Inner suburban homes like No 16 are within reach of a range of buyers.

TURNER’S CROSS CORK €225,000

Sq m: 100 (1,100 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

All the right ingredients, from location to potential, and garden size — that’s how auctioneers REA O’Donoghue Clarke summarise St Francis, at 3, Green Lawn, near the soccer grounds at Cork’s Turners Cross.

Dated, yet well-maintained, the three-bed semi-detached house has an attached garage and a very decent back garden.

VERDICT: A walk to town, and private space, ready for freshening up.

BALLYPHEHANE, CORK €120,000

Sq m: 82 (880 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

It’s a bit old fashioned inside, but 113 Connolly Road will probably be made over by new owners.

And maybe they’ll extend because this house has a really good, 100’ long back garden. That’s going to be the draw, says Kevin Barry of Barry Estates, who says it has a living room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor and three bedrooms overhead. A mid-terrace house, it also has rear access.

Verdict: Great location near town and the Lough and the garden will take a two storey extension.

Picture: Property in Douglas

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