Starter Home: Upper Glanmire, Cork €220,000

Trish Dromey finds a home that could suit first-time buyers’ budgets.

Starter Home: Upper Glanmire, Cork €220,000

The €220,000 guide price of this end of terrace three-bed property at 86 Ros Ard in Upper Glanmire could suit the budget of many first-time buyers in Cork City.

Built in 2006, it’s a 1,010 sq ft house which selling agents DNG Murphy Condon say is owner occupied and very well maintained.

“The estate is popular with first-time buyers — it’s within easy commuting distance from the city and is just a 10-minute drive from Ballyvolane Shopping Centre,” says DNG auctioneer Jean Shanahan.

At the front of the property there’s an oak floored lounge with a timber fireplace and, to the rear, a 20’ long tiled kitchen/dining room with Shaker style units, fitted appliances and double patio doors.

Under the stairs there’s a guest WC while the first floor has a bathroom and three timber floored bedrooms — including one with an en suite.

Fitted with double-glazed windows and gas heating, the property has a C1 Energy rating.

Located in a cul de sac estate looking out on to countryside, it has paved parking at the front and an enclosed garden with a shed at the rear.

Ms Shanahan says part of the appeal to first-time buyers is that it’s within walking distance from the local national school.

“It’s also close to the Boothouse Bar and restaurant as well as the local gym and is within a short drive from Glanmire village.

The Property Price Register recorded four sales in Ros Ard last year The most recent was the sale of No 55, a three- bed townhouse which sold for €217,000 in September.

VERDICT: Popular development

Upper Glanmire, Cork €220,000

Size: 93 sq m (1,010sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

BER: C1

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