I am sure as an estate agent you would expect me to say yes definitely. However, it actually depends on your own personal circumstances. Do your research on which area you would like to live in. We get a lot of calls asking us which is better for example Baltimore or Schull, the answer is neither, it all depends on what you are looking for in a local community both have their merits and their faults , as no place is prefect. The question is, is it perfect for you. So, if you have never been to West Cork before, book a holiday here, drive around and get a sense of the area, book some viewings in properties in your price bracket to get a feel for what’s out there and then you can concentrate your search when you get back home online. As there is a wealth of property information on the Internet and also talk to property professional in the area you are concentrating your search.
There has been such a shift in property values in recent years, it is actually sometimes hard to tell what is good value but the basic property fundamentals have not changed:
- Proximity to the coast
- Proximity to town/village
- Spec of the property
- How much acreage is included in the sale?
- What is the surrounding environs like?
- Access to the property
- Proximity to public amentities
Then sometimes it just comes down to a gut feeling.
Best of luck with your search!