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Take 4: Homes for every budget

Here is our pick of properties from €250k… up to €1 million.

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GETTING INTO THE property market can be a daunting experience. Here we make it easy and bring you four of the best properties on the market around the country this week.

Under €250,000

Dublin, Dublin 1 – €150,000

This property in the heart of Dublin could not be any more conveniently located. It is a short walk away from both O’Connell Street and Henry Street, and gives good access to the Ilac Centre and Jervis Centre shopping facilities.

Inside the one-bedroom apartment has a compact kitchen and living area with a sizeable double bedroom. It also has the bonus of its own shared private courtyard to the front which is accessible only to residents of the building.

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Under €500,000

Corcullen, Co Galway – €400,000

‘Winterwood’ in Galway is described as a “unique ranch style property” and sits on an elevated site with its outside decking acting as a viewing area to its scenic surrounds. The house has been constructed to have a cottage like appearance while incorporating unique design elements, like its exposed beams.

In terms of location it is just over four miles away from NUI Galway and just a short drive away from Connemara. The house comes unfurnished, which will appeal to those who wish to want to put their own stamp on the place. There is also planning permission in for a second storey to be built on the property.

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Under €750,000

Glanmire, Co Cork – €595,000

‘Woodbrook House’ in Co Cork is a five-bedroom architecturally designed home that might appeal to a growing family. Constructed twenty years ago, it comes on a 0.75 acre site and has been modernised and updated in recent times by the current owners.

The property is located close to the desirable Glanmire Village area which contains all the necessary amenities. Bonus features include an integrated vacuum system and an elevated southerly aspect to the rear of the home.

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Under €1 million

Malahide, Co Dublin – €755,000

This new build in Malahide is located in the exclusive development of Castleway. It describes itself as offering “all the open space of the countryside and all the action of Dublin.” The four-bedroom home has been built with a focus on energy efficiency, with a BER rating of ‘A3′ ensuring that it will be easy to heat.

The house has the benefit of being located close to the popular Malahide village and also having good DART and bus connections to the centre of Dublin.

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