Starter homes: Two tones on Wolfe Tone Terrace

Location: Limerick

Starter homes: Two tones on Wolfe Tone Terrace

Even with the fall in values over the past five years, €90,000 doesn’t sound half bad for a city pad with three bedrooms — so, how about two houses for that?

On Limerick city’s Wolfe Tone Street, house hunters, handy DIYers and small builder looking to turn a buck should cast an eye up and down Wolfe Tone Terrace, where two terraced homes needing doing up can be bought for knock-down sums.

No 1 carries an asking price of €40,000, and is even open to offers under that sum, via agent Brian Nestor of Nestor Shanahan Auctioneers.

The location is super-convenient, just off the Roxboro Road south of the Milk Market. Mr Nestor dates it to 1885, and says it needs a pretty full refurbishment and upgrading. It has one upstairs bedrooms, two downstairs, and an outside toilet.

In better overall condition, but still needing a good deal of work, is No 5 Wolfe Tone Terrace, a similar era and sized dwelling just up the way. It too has a small front garden sliver, a bigger back garden, one upstairs bedroom and an attic store area.

Selling agent Tom Hickey of Hickey O’Donoghue, says the location is superb.

VERDICT: It’s nearly as easy to do two up as one.....

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