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Epsiode 2

Ali Giblin, Martin Davies and their young son Matthew moved to Kinsale from the U.K. last April. Before moving to Ireland, the couple lived in an elegant suburb of Manchester. They both had extremely high-powered jobs in the corporate world but despite fast cars and an affluent lifestyle Ali and Martin felt life was not giving them what they wanted.

Martin decided to return to  University to study physiotherapy and Ali trained to be a Business Coach. Their son Matthew was born and as far as they were concerned it was time to start a new life and move to a new country.

Ireland and New Zealand featured high on their list and after a weekend in Kinsale, their minds were made up and they moved shortly afterwards. Martin now works as a Physiotherapist at Cork University Hospital.

Martin and Ali are currently living on a fraction of the income they had in the U.K. and rent is making a large dent in their savings. The couple are unsure whether they should go mortgage free which would mean spending about €280,000 or if they should push the boat out and spend up to €420,000 on their ideal home.

Liz O'Kane and Ian Lawlor review their situation, advise them about their options and how to make the most of their money.

Finding a house is the last part of the journey for Martin and Ali and they plan to marry wherever they buy their new home, so a trip to the jewellers could be the next thing on the cards.

Houses viewed in this episode:

  • Location: 75 Tiffany Downs, Bishopstown, Cork.
    Type:
    3 bed mid-terrace
    AMV:
    365,000
    Auctioneer:
    James G Coughlan & Associates, 27 Grande Parade, Cork.
    Phone:
    021 4251500
    Fax:
    021 4276981

  • Location: 5 Westlawn, Wilton, Cork
    Type:
    4 bed end of terrace
    AMV:
    300,000
    Auctioneer:
    Conor P Flynn & Associates, 60 South Mall, Cork.
    Phone:
    021 4274747
    SALE AGREED

  • Location: 24 Abbey Court, Kinsale, Cork
    Type:
    5 bed bungalow
    AMV:
    700,000
    Auctioneer:
    James Murphy & Co, Pearse Street, Kinsale, Cork.
    Phone:
    021 4777999
    Web:
    www.kinsaleproperty.ie
    Email:
    info@kinsaleproperty.ie

  • Location: Cork Street, Kinsale, Cork
    Type:
    4 bed townhouse
    AMV:
    470,000
    Auctioneer:
    Victoria Murphy Estate Agent, Kinsale, Cork
    Phone:
    021 4774317
    Fax:
    021 4774782
    Web:
    www.victoriamurphy.com
    Email:
    victoria@victoriamurphy.com

  • Location: Cork Street, Kinsale, Cork
    Type:
    3 bed townhouse
    AMV:
    400,000
    Auctioneer:
    Victoria Murphy Estate Agent, Kinsale, Cork
    Phone:
    021 4774317
    Fax:
    021 4774782
    Web:
    www.victoriamurphy.com
    Email:
    victoria@victoriamurphy.com

  • Location: 19 Assumption Place, Clonakilty, Cork.
    Type:
    2 bed semi-detached
    AMV:
    320,000
    Auctioneer:
    Sherry Fitzgerald O’Neill, 2 Western Road, Clonakilty, Cork.
    Phone:
    023 33995
    Fax:
    023 34243
    SALE AGREED

  • Location: 8 McCurtain Hill, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
    Type:
    4 bed end of terrace
    AMV:
    320,000
    Auctioneer:
    Sherry Fitzgerald O’Neill, 2 Western Road, Clonakilty, Cork.
    Phone:
    023 33995
    Fax:
    023 34243
    SALE AGREED

  • Location: Kileens, Ballinascarthy, Cork
    Type:
    5 bed detached
    AMV:
    381,000
    Auctioneer:
    Sherry Fitzgerald Brennan Busteed, 39 Sth Main St, Bandon, Cork
    Phone:
    023 54444
    Fax:
    023 54552

  • Location: 14 Fernhill Drive, Fernhill Road, Clonakilty, Cork
    Type:
    3 bed semi-detached
    AMV:
    385,000
    Auctioneer:
    SWS Property Service, Emmet Square, Clonakilty, Cork
    Phone:
    023 33367
    Fax:
    023 34509

  • Location: Clouncorban, Rossmore, Clonakilty, Cork.
    Type:
    3 bed detached
    AMV:
    330,000
    Auctioneer:
    Kieran O’Gorman Auctioneer, Western Road, Clonakilty, Cork.
    Phone:
    023 34535
    Fax:
    023 34535

  • Location: 19 Fernhill Woods, Clonakilty, Cork.
    Type:
    4 bed semi-detached
    AMV:
    375,000
    Auctioneer:
    Henry O’Leary Property Partners, 1 Lamb Street, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
    Phone: 023 35959
    Fax:
    023 35960

  • Location: 4 Oakwood, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
    Type:
    4 bed detached bungalow
    AMV:
    395,000
    Auctioneer:
    SWS Property Service, Emmet Square, Clonakilty, Cork
    Phone:
    023 33367
    Fax:
    023 34509

  • Location: 1 An Tobairin, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
    Type:
    4 bed semi-detached
    AMV:
    400,000
    Auctioneer:
    SWS Property Service, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
    Phone:
    023 33367
    Fax:
    023 34509
    SALE AGREED

  • Location: 9 Lady’s Cross, Clonakilty, Cork
    Type:
    3 bed semi-detached
    AMV:
    350,000
    Auctioneer:
    Sherry Fitzgerald O’Neill, 2 Western Road, Clonakilty, Cork.
    Phone:
    023 33995
    Fax:
    023 34243

Ian, Liz, Ali and Martin
Ian, Liz, Ali and Martin