Starter homes

We scan a selection of starter homes from around the country.

Starter homes

Douglas Road, Cork €185,000

Sq m: 80 (850 sq ft)


Bathrooms: 1/2

BER rating: N/A

In a bit of a hideaway setting is No 19 Whitethorn, an end terrace three bed home in a cul-de-sac park off the main Douglas Road in Cork city.

It’s on a corner site, says agent Anthony O’Regan of Keane Mahony Smith, and underpinning work has been carried out, but it needs some updating.

VERDICT: Good site within low-profile Whitethorn, but parking can be an issue as the road’s narrow.

Ballyphehane, Cork €115,000

Sq m: 69 (750 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1

BER rating: Pending

A very handy southside Cork location, and a large rear garden with off-street parking in front, are attributes of 22 Kent Road, Ballyphehane.

Needing renovations, and carrying a €115,000 asking price with agent Glenn O’Connor of DNG Creedon, it’s got easy access to the south ring road, the Lough and local services.

VERDICT: A modest, affordable project.

Cork City €95,000

Sq m: 93 (1,000 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1

BER rating: F

There’s a panorama of views, for free, from 27 Barrett’s Buildings, an end-terrace home with decent garden space, above Blarney Street in Cork City.

Agent Darragh Taaffe of Keane Mahony Smith has dropped the asking price on the older-style home to €95,000, from an earlier guide of c€120k, and says the southerly views to be had are just captivating.

VERDICT: A walk to the city centre.

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