IT CAN BE too easy to spend beyond your budget when it comes to house hunting, especially if you have a buffer squirrelled away for renovations and other extras. But veering off your original plan and spending that security blanket could be something that causes issue down the line – like when you realise your new home is in need of some pricey rewiring… or isn’t quite as watertight as you’d assumed.
Sticking to your budget means you’ll be giving yourself extra peace of mind. This is why each week, we check out properties on the market that may just match what you’re looking for in terms of price, as well as location.
Check out these four homes in Munster that all have a guide price of around €350,000.
If you’re looking for a unique home with history, this former postal sorting office, that’s walking distance from Tipperary town, might fit the bill. It dates to 1895 but has been completely restored and modernised inside and out. Thankfully, the renovations didn’t interfere too much with the structure’s original features; you can still spot the red brick detailing which enhances its symmetrical facade.
Inside, original exposed brickwork only adds to the charm of the landing and sitting room. The rooms are large, bright and airy – just what you might expect from a period home. An electronic gate leads to the gravel drive and there is parking to the back while the garden is home to a storage shed.
Staying in the Premier County, this bungalow sits on one acre and is right in Cashel town. Period in style, it differs greatly to the type of bungalows that had people talking to Joe Duffy in recent weeks.
Step inside and you’re confronted with high ceilings, original floorboards, an original AGA in the kitchen and even bay windows. Although an ideal family home already, there is opportunity to extend subject to permission. The town centre and its amenities are just a walk away, and you’ll be close to the M8 Dublin/Cork route for easy commuting to more urban spots if needed.
Anyone with a business brain who is on the hunt for a bricks and mortar HQ in Cork, should check out this building that houses two potential commercial units along with a five-bedroom period home. Located in the heart of Kanturk, and spanning an impressive 398 m², this is an exciting opportunity that could suit a restaurant, shop or accommodation.
While the ground floor is currently home to a dry cleaners, the residential side of the property benefits from separate access. Outside the main building there is a large courtyard along with storage sheds, and off the courtyard is an additional large building with storage rooms and a separate granny flat. There is also gated access to the back for off-street parking.
This family home in Kilfinane ticks all of the boxes when it comes to space and renovation potential. There are four bedrooms, two of which are en suite, and a large backyard with rear-gated entrance.
The yard is home to a garage, shed and even an annex which would make a super studio apartment. The four-bed is situated in the idyllic town of Kilfinane, in the heart of the Ballyhoura and Galtee mountains and only a short distance to Limerick or Cork city.