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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

Rochestown, Co Cork – €250,000

This duplex property in Cork has more than 1,300 sq. ft. of floor space and a number of features that will appeal to potential buyers, including a limestone fireplace and kitchen appliances included.

The two-bedroom home has a large master bedroom that comes en suite. Another benefit is that it has its own balcony area that serves as a suntrap in the summer. It is located a short drive away from Douglas village.

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Under €500,000

Dublin 2, Dublin – €340,000

Well priced for its location, this property near the centre of Dublin has a lot to recommend it.  The three-bedroom would suit a growing family, with its location within a cul-de-sac affording it added privacy. It is around a 10 minute walk from St Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street.

Inside, the house has just over 850 sq. ft. of floor space, spread across two floors. Its back-garden is described as “low maintenance”, meaning that it does not have a grassed area. Its description does say it is south-facing though, which means it should act as a sun trap in the summer.

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Under €750,000

Barna, Co Galway – €550,000

This house, known as ‘Wild Winds’, is said to be a “haven of peace and tranquillity” that overlooks the Atlantic ocean. The property’s coastal location is protected by a number of mature trees.

Inside the house itself, there is more than 3,000 sq. ft. of floor space and five bedrooms. Its deccor is said to have a “Spanish and rustic” element to it, although some viewers might feel this is a bit dated. It also has 0.6 acres of its own grounds.

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Under €1 million

Killiney, Co Dublin – €860,000

Fernside Mews in Killiney comes with large glass panels to its front, maximising on natural light. The building was originally constructed as a stable area but was converted into living accommodation in the 1970s. The house has three bedrooms, two of which come en suite.

Situated in one of the most affluent areas of the country, it is a short drive away from Dalkey village and close to the local DART station.

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