If you're hunting for your first house, you'll know that the to-do list is a long one. Of course finding the house is a major part of it, but then there's also a bunch of financial boxes that you still need to tick.
Those of you currently on the market might then want to know that Ulster Bank has launched a ‘First Five mortgage’ offer for First Time Buyers that includes five great benefits. So that's five less things for the novice house hunter to be worrying about, allowing them to focus on finding the home that's right for them.
And speaking of which, here are a handful of homes that are ideal for first time buyers in Cork right now..
A stylish three-bedroom family home just 15 minutes drive from Cork city? Yes please.
Views from large windows look out over the green countryside while wood burning stoves in the living room and dining room will make evenings here extra cosy.
A four-bed bungalow located in the picturesque village of Banteer, this charming home features an attractively large rear garden and the option to convert the living room into a separate flat with private access.
It has all the enticing rural feels yet is within walking distance to all the local shops and train station. Sorted.
A well designed four bedroom home just outside Castletownroche village, this two-storey home has heaps of garden space to relax in as well as a lovely bright sun room with views of the trees.
A south west facing patio area is screamin' BBQ.
Fairytale vibes await at this coastal three-bed farmhouse that has been carefully crafted into a comfortable home, located in a scenic setting by Dunmanus Bay.
The farmhouse blends old world charm with modern convenience and has open fireplaces, seaside views from the bedrooms and swimming access at Carrigphilip Cove just a short stroll away.
Located on the scenic Beara Peninsula, this idyllic four-bedroom home commands views of Kenmare Bay,the McGillycuddy Reeks and The Caha Mountains.
Boasting a variety of nearby walking and cycle routes, as well as amenities for boating and sea shore fishing, this is the ideal home for a family that loves the great outdoors.
When can we move in?