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Hot DIY Property with Liz O'Kane

Tuesday, 27 March 2007


Liz O'Kane is back with some hot property around Ireland but don't get too excited you can't live in it until you get your hands dirty first.

Liz O'Kane - House Hunter
Liz is best known to viewers since 2004 as the enthusiastic, chirpy presenter/expert on RTE's productions of House Hunters and House Hunters in the Sun where she lends her expertise to property hunting participants.
Liz has recently joined The Afternoon Show as their resident home finder and will be presenting a weekly property slot attempting to find hidden gems and property bargains around Ireland!
Until recently Liz has written a weekly property column for the Evening Herald newspaper and also submits to several other publications including the House Hunters in the Sun magazine.  Liz is currently shooting the House Hunters in the Sun series which will air in January '07 and running her home finding business she is married to Rory an architect and has two children, Rossa aged 7 and Ellie aged 5.

Property 1 - Co. Mayo
Cloonbulban, Bekan(pronounced BACON), Claremorris, Co. Mayo - 0.5 acre site for sale
This Cottage is for sale and needs of some repair and modernisation situated in a nice rural location in close proximity to Bekan Village to include church, school, shop and pub. The cottage is situated on Circa 0.5 acre site with potential to extend.
Price: €95,000. There is also the option to purchase an extra piece of ground which currently incorporates a hayshed and certain site potential for a further house as it fronts an L.I.S road. All services are in close proximity. Price: €30,000 so altogether if you buy house and the .5 acre of land around it , we are looking at6 the bargain Price of €125,000.
Further Details:
Higgins & O'Brien Auctioneers
Main Street,
Co. Mayo
Phone: 094 9630088 / 094 9630343

Property 2- Co. Tipperary
Ballybritt, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary - Detached House -1 bedroom
This Particularly Interesting & Unusual Property. It Measures About 1.5 Acres and Includes the Ruins of an Ancient Castle, a Two-Storey Derelict Farmhouse and an old Orchard. Many Mature Hardwood Trees are Contained in the Plot and a Fast-Flowing Stream Runs Along One Border. Ballybritt is situated approximately 6 miles from Roscrea and 12 miles from Birr. This house is in need of serious work, but it can be done if you have the time and will become a beautiful holiday home. It is going for the generous offer of €150,000
Further Details:
Victor Mitchell Auctioneers I.A.V.I
Main Street
Co. Tipperary

Property 3 -  Co. Longford
White Cottage, Rooskey, Longford - 2 bedroom
Traditional style cottage in scenic rural setting with panoramic views of surrrounding countryside. Located a short distance from the River Shannon and the new N4 this would make an ideal family or holiday home. Accommodation comprises Entrance hall, Livingroom, two bedrooms, bathroom.
Asking Price: €139,000
Further Details:
Brady McDonagh Casey (Longford)
Dublin Street
Phone: 043 46810
Fax: 043 46811

Property 4 - Co. Kilkenny
Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny 2 bedroom
A charming period cut stone cottage set on a beautiful 0.9 acre site with stunning views of the surrounding area. Rarely do opportunities such as this come to the market. This property comprises a derelict period, cut stone cottage nestled in a stunning site of .9 acres surrounded by mature trees.  With stunning views over the surrounding countryside we feel this property will attract ample interest from those purchasers with vision who are looking for something a little different with oodles of character.  The house itself measures (4 x 9.6m) (4 x 6.1m) and has a ceiling height of (11.3m).  This mature site is bordered on all sides by mature trees and shrubs providing privacy. Also due to the elevation of the site this property enjoys beautiful views of the countryside.  This site also benefits from a shed measuring (7.3 x 12.2m) which will provide very useful for storage on site.
Asking Price: €150,000
Further Details:
Sherry FitzGerald McCreery
40 Parliament Street
Phone: 056 7721904
Fax: 056 7763499

Property 5 - Co. Cork
Milleendubh Rockchapel Co Cork - 2 bedroom
This traditional cottage is set on a mature circa 1 acre plot and is the perfect retreat from city living. The property comes with a number of outbuildings a herb garden and a meadow to the rear. Accommodation comprises entrance porch/utility room, kitchen/dining room, 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single) and bathroom. Outside there is a detached games room/studio, pump house/workshop and fuel store. The property is stamp duty exempt and offers excellent value for money. Viewing is highly recommended.
Price :€127,000
Further details:
DNG Stack
The Square
Co. Limerick.
Phone: 068 32087
Fax: 068 32088