Starter home: Blackrock, Cork, €155,000

Because properties with a guide of €155,000 are pretty rare in Blackrock, this one bed apartment at 22 Dunraven Downs is getting quite a bit of attention.

Size: 47sq m (510sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 1 

Bedrooms: 1 


“We’ve had 12 viewing in a week and already have a bid of €135,000,” says Peter Skuse of Cahalane Skuse, adding that the location is the key attraction.

Starter home: Blackrock, Cork, €155,000

Built in the 1980s, it has a living/dining room with a marble and mahogany fireplace and fitted bookshelves, a galley-style kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom. It has electric heating and PVC windows. 

Mr Skuse says the 24 apartment development has well-maintained communal gardens with storage sheds and parking. 

VERDICT: Easy to keep, easy to walk into town from.


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