Trading up: Ballinlough, Cork, €315,000

You don’t have to go backwards now to go forwards with the work needed on St Joseph’s, a detached four-bed home in Cork’s Carrigeen Park, off the city end of the Ballinlough Road.

The reason? The necessary underpinning and drains replacement work has been done to put the home back on a firm footing, so now it’s a case of onwards and upwards and probably out the back too.

An attractive-looking prospect, for those with the will, skills, and the extra funds, west-facing St Joseph’s needs a full refurb.

For sale with auctioneer Conor Lynch of James G Coughlan Associates, this two-storey detached of 1,200 sq ft is priced at €315,000, set just at the start of a cul de sac.

It has access via Castlegreina Park to the Boreenmanna Road for super-swift city centre access via the South Link: City Hall and the new 1,700 job office block One Albert Quay are less than a 15-minute walk away.

There’s going to be strong demand because of the convenient location. Just100 yards away, on the Ballinlough Road, a different agent, Conor P Flynn, sold a mid-terraced doer-upper at 2 Dryden Terrace with a walled, private oasis of a garden and which featured here in October after dozens of viewings. It had a guide of €150,000, but was bid way over that, to fetch €251,000.

VERDICT: Drive on.

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 4 



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