Looking for a way to grab a rung of the property ladder?
Houses that are under the €100k mark are as rare as hen’s teeth in Cork, but if you’re creative and you’re not afraid of a little hard graft, there are a few to be found.
No. 32 Spring Lane in Blackpool is a tiny terraced property in need of a lot of TLC, but with an asking price of €60,000, it could be an affordable city pad for the right person.
Facing the entrance to the yard of a coal and turf business, the one bedroom, one bathroom property is within walking distance of Cork City Centre, so you can wave goodbye to your commute and parking problems if you currently bus it or drive to work in town.
There’s a bakery, doctor’s surgery, a launderette and auto garage on nearby Thomas Davis Street, and the area is about to get a modern facelift too, with ten new apartments for older people currently under construction on the corner of Spring Lane and Dublin Street.
Inside there’s kitchen/ living room, a bathroom (artfully painted an eye-popping hot pink) and a stairs to an upstairs bedroom.
A small yard to the back of the property offers that all-important space to store your wheelie bins.
With a modern kitchen, a bathroom makeover and a lick of paint throughout, it could offer an escape from extortionate rent for the savvy city buyer.