Trish Dromey catches up on a smart property market home makeover.
Blackpool, Cork €145,000
Size: 71 (770 sq ft)
The passage of two years and a renovation job have made a big difference to both the appearance and the price of 41 Dublin Street in Blackpool.
Now guiding at €145,000, this three bed mid terrace house sold for €55,000 in early 2013 having gone on the market with an asking price of in excess of €35,000.
At that point the property had double glazing, oil heating and a G energy rating and needed renovation.
Banishing the blues inside, and painted blue since on the outside, the house has now been completely refurbished.
“ It has been replastered, repainted, fitted with a new kitchen and new flooring and the owner has also done up the garden, ”says auctioneer Gillian McDonnell of Sherry FitzGerald. The BER rating has also gone up, to an E1.
Offering a living room with a stove and a tiled kitchen with fitted units, three laminate floored bedrooms and a bathroom, the property has gravel garden at the rear.
Ms McDonnell says it’s perfect for either a first time buyer or an investor and that the interest has been good.
“It’s in walk in condition and is a central location in Blackpool village with Blackpool Shopping Centre and all its amenities just around the corner.’’
VERDICT: A very affordable house that’s ready to move into.
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