Starter homes

Ballincollig, Cork €115,000
Sq m: 70 (753 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Broadband: Yes

Auctioneer Garry O’Donnell of ERA Downey McCarthy reckons he has the cheapest three-bed home around Ballincollig on his books as he quotes €115,000 for 115, Carrig Lee. The mid-terrace home is a few minute walk to all of Ballincollig’s burgeoning services, as well as being close to the access road to the by-pass, and has the amenity Ballincollig Regional Park and the Lee almost to the rear.

The agent says it’s ideal for first time buyers, or a trader-down, and it is currently rented, producing €750 per month if there’s investor interest.

VERDICT: Handy location, gas heating and double glazing, plus a price drop to €115k make No 115 worth a view

High Street, Cork €140,000

Sq m: 83 (900 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1

Broadband: Yes

All done up on the inside, with several very nice feature fireplaces, is 3 Tonyville, a spotless and tidy-sized three-bed townhouse off Cork city’s High Street.

Agent Glenn O’Connor of DNG Creedon says the vendors did huge work to it, it’s been underpinned, extended, has a new kitchen and floors. And, it has off-street parking in the cul de sac in front (it’s near Capwell Road, a 10-minute walk to the South Mall) with a west-facing back yard with decking.

In all, there’s about 900 sq ft , with two reception rooms, kitchen, ground floor WC. and three overhead bedrooms.

VERDICT: Walk in, walk to town. It’s a tidy city buy.


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