Following the success of its July auctions, leading property firm DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard has launched the first of its autumn auction series with open viewings, which began last weekend.
With a view to keeping the company’s exceptional success rate going, the agent is bringing eight lots to the market in the September 27 auction and is offering the usual eclectic mix of properties, with something to suit all potential buyers.
According to director Fergal Leonard, MIPAV MCEI, the auction team’s ability to handle all types of property sales coupled with a limit on the number of lots brought to each auction, are factors when it comes to getting the top results they have been achieving on the auction floor.
“Our format ensures that we have a hands-on approach to the needs of each property that we bring to the auction floor and we treat each lot the same, be it a one bedroom apartment or a high yield commercial property,” he said.
“For this September auction, we have a perfect mix of investment properties and owner occupier type properties, with something to suit both ends of the spectrum. Our open viewings last Saturday and Wednesday were busy, with many of the viewers seeing the value we have on offer. If a property is priced fairly the market will respond favourably and our success in recent years proves that.”
The first of the September lots to be offered to the floor is No 113 Dun Aengus on the Docks in Galway city centre. An impressive duplex townhouse, this two bedroom unit could not be in a better location and will appeal to both the owner occupier looking for an upmarket city centre pad, and the investor who is seeking a top return. In excellent condition, the apartment is bright and spacious and is ready to walk into. Being offered for sale with the benefit of having approximately 1,000sq ft of living space, there is a large front facing paved balcony overlooking the Docks with an adjacent sun lounge. The sale will also include private secure parking space, invaluable for those working in the city centre. No 113 comes to the market with an attractive guide price of €170,000. Open viewings will take on Saturdays and Wednesdays between 12 noon and 1pm. Nuala Ford of Lewis C Doyle & Co sols, Augustine Street, Galway, will take care of the carriage of sale.
Lot number two sees a stunning detached residence in Lackaghmore in Turloughmore come to the market. This property will interest those in the market for a luxurious detached home in a popular rural location. The house, which has almost 3,600sq ft of living space, is situated on c2.1 acres with wonderful landscaped gardens, sprawling lawns, and a large garage. Finished to an extremely high standard, there are many features including vaulted ceilings, extensive tiling throughout, underfloor heating, solid wood floors, a tarmac driveway, and a large cobblelocked rear patio. The benefit of having such a large site enabled the current owners to build the house set well back, offering total privacy. Just 1.5km from Lackagh village, all amenities are close by and Galway city centre is only a 25 minute drive from the front door. To the rear of the manicured back garden there is almost an acre of land, which is currently not being used. Being offered to the market with an hugely appealing guide price of €320,000, interest is sure to be strong with those in the market for a top class family home is a great community. Open viewings will take place every Saturday between 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Donal Quinn of VP Shields & Co sols, Cross Street, Athenry, will handle the carriage of sale.
No 5 The Elms is situated at the Eyre Square end of College Road and adjacent to the main city bus depot. This superb two bedroom apartment is tucked away in an exceptionally well maintained mature development of apartments and townhouses. Comprising almost 600sq ft of living space, this two bedroom ground floor has its own separate entrance with a front west facing patio and is very well laid out. Its city centre location, complete with residents’ parking, will ensure that the unit will always be tenanted should it be bought as an investment property, with a potential annual rent of €10,000. The very attractive advised minimum value of €115,000 represents fantastic value for investors and indeed those looking for a city centre bolthole. Open viewings will take place each Saturday and Wednesday between 3.30pm and 4.30pm. Liam Staunton of Staunton & Co sols, 11 Sea Road, Galway, with look after the carriage of sale.
Lot four is a city centre townhouse, No 1 St Nicholas’ Place. This home is close to all Galway has to offer and is also beside the Docks, which are proposed for redevelopment in the medium term. The shopping areas and the Latin Quarter are a one minute walk away, and NUIG and UHG are readily accessible. The property has already been substantially renovated and extended to encompass an area of c900sq ft with all modern fittings and fixtures. Its well proportioned living areas and three bedrooms make this a property that will appeal to both investors and owner occupiers, and on street parking is available outside the door. The property fronts directly on to the street and has a small yard area to the rear.
The AMV for the forthcoming auction is set at €145,000 which reflects great value for money in today’s market. Open viewings take place on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 2.30pm, and the agents will be happy to guide you through the property. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Pat Sheehan of Sheehan & Co solicitors Augustine House, Augustine Street, Galway.
The fifth lot to be brought to the market is a lovely parcel of land at Laraghmore in Ballyglunin, an agricultural area but not without great development potential. The lands can be accessed from Galway via Turloughmore, from Athenry, or from Tuam. This 6.5 acre plot is fully walled in and fronts on to the R347 Tuam- Athenry road, with additional frontage onto an adjacent secondary road. There are local schools and shops close by and the property is being sold with the benefit of full planning permission for 16 detached houses and associated services. This may have development potential, or indeed may be suitable for a scaled down development of individual homes. Alternatively, this is top quality agricultural land that will undoubtedly appeal to local landowners wishing to expand their holding.
With a guide price of €50,000, full details and maps for this parcel can be obtained from the sole selling agents. The solicitor in this instance is Sheena Beale of Kane Tuohy solicitors, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2, who will be happy to deal with any legal queries.
Lot six in Boleybeg, Barna, is a special home in a beautiful rural setting just five minutes’ drive from Galway city and Barna. This property is a short distance from schools, playing fields, and Barna Golf Club. With 3,400sq ft of spacious living space on c0.7 acre, this home is perfectly laid out for a growing family. The ground floor has a lovely kitchen/diner with patio doors to the deck area, and there are three other family rooms offering peace and privacy. Upstairs the four bedrooms (main en suite) are all roomy and an additional study room could be used as a fifth bedroom if needed. The house has a south facing garden, bathed in light, and the gardens and patio areas have recently been fully manicured. Open viewings for this home are bound to be very busy and it is expected that this property will appeal to a family looking to enjoy rural living with convenience to the city. Open viewings are on Saturdays and Wednesdays between 3pm and 4pm, and private appointments can be arranged through the selling agent. The asking price is €360,000 and the solicitor with carriage of sale is Michael Cunningham, Devon House, The Crescent, Galway.
The seventh offering to the market is a house in need of repair and refurbishment on the outskirts of Galway, on circa 0.75 acre. While this property is currently in need of repair, it also comes with full planning permission for an architecturally designed single storey dwelling. Located on the scenic Coast Road between Galway and Oranmore, this site boasts a south facing rear aspect and unspoilt views of Galway Bay and the Clare Hills. This house may prove an ideal opportunity as a ‘fixer-upper’, given its location, and with the level of demand for houses in move-in condition proving to be very high in today’s market, this property affords a builder the ideal opportunity to acquire a property on a site, where buyer demand will be always be strong. With Galway city four miles west and Oranmore village two miles east, all amenities such as shops, bus stop, church, Galway Clinic, and hurling club within walking distance, this property is a most view and offers exceptional value in today’s market. The house in its current structure comprises a kitchen, sitting room, bathroom, three bedrooms, and a garage, and totals circa 1,500sq ft, including a garage. The guide price for this property is €175,000 and viewings are by appointment only. The solicitor with the carriage of sale is Shane MacSweeney, MacSweeney & Co, Lismoyle House, Merchants Road, Galway.
The final property to be offered to the market is a detached split level residence in Corcullen in Bushypark. A spacious bungalow with a large basement area at lower ground floor level, this outstanding family home is situated on a elevated site with a stunning aspect overlooking Lough Corrib. Located just one mile from the Galway-Moycullen road, the property is discreetly tucked away in a cul-de-sac and is set back far enough on the site to offer complete privacy. Built in the 1970s, the house has approximately 1,850sq ft of living space, including the basement area, and is situated on a large mature site comprising almost 1.3 acres. The gardens are spectacular and although the property is well proportioned, there is plenty of scope should the next owners wish to extend. This is an opportunity to acquire an outstanding family residence, in a location second to none, with stunning views. The AMV is an extremely attractive €200,000 and Paul Waters of RG Emerson & Co sols, Cross Street, Galway, will handle the carriage of sale.
All of the properties are available for viewing online at dnggalway.ie Full particulars and brochures are available from the auction team in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard at 091 565261.