Leading property expert DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard is expecting a large turnout at its May auction tomorrow, with the usual mix of both residential and commercial properties appealing to a broad spectrum of interested buyers.
The auction, which takes place at 3pm in The Radisson Blu Hotel, is the first of the company’s summer series of auctions, with its most recent auction event generating positive headlines locally and nationally. The Francis Street based agent has developed a highly successful strategy in its approach to auctions. The team credit their attention to detail in the launch process and their unrivalled knowledge of the Galway property market, as being crucial to success on auction day.
“We spend a lot of time in the planning of our auctions, whereby the entire auction team is involved,” said James Heaslip, director at DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard. “We ensure that each property gets the attention it deserves and ensure our vendors leave the auction room knowing that we go above and beyond the call of duty to get the best results.
“Tomorrow's auctions has a wide variety of lots on offer, with something to suit all buyers across the spectrum,” Mr Heaslip added. “We are all very excited about tomorrow afternoon and, as usual, we look forward to seeing those who are regular attendees — who keep a keen eye on the property market — and those who are experiencing an auction for the first time. Our auctions have become must-see events and we are glad to welcome all to the Radisson tomorrow.”
The line up will see 10 properties go under the hammer.
First up is No 218 Castlepark, a two bedroom terraced property in a quiet area of a long established residential development on the east side of Galway city. Overlooking a green area, this property is close to all amenities including business parks, Merlin Park Hospital, and GMIT. In some need of modernisation, this would be an ideal first time buyer’s home. The property measures c520sq ft and enjoys a west facing rear garden and private parking. The property guides an AMV of €50,000. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Yvonne Brogan, Mason Hayes & Curran solicitors, South Bank House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4.
Lot no 2 is located in the quiet residential estate of Leitir Burca on the Ballymoneen Road in Knocknacarra. No 16 Leitir Burca is an outstanding detached four bedroom residence built on an elevated site. Part of an enclave of similar style homes, this spacious property has wonderful views over Galway Bay. In walk-in condition, the house is finished to a very high standard and is ideal for those seeking a turnkey family home in an excellent location. Featuring private parking and a rear garden with raised deck area and cobblelocking, this property is well worth a look. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Eoin Armstrong, Hegarty & Armstrong solicitors, Stephens Street, Sligo, and the AMV for this beautiful property is €245,000.
Lot 3 is No 15 Emerson Avenue, Salthill, an outstanding semidetached residence in the much sought after location. This property is in absolute pristine condition. Recently renovated, No 15 is ready to walk in to. Comprising almost 2,100sq ft of living space, this prime family home is being sold with a large manicured west facing rear garden and private off street parking. Just a short stroll to Salthill and all amenities this wonderful location has to offer. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Ciara Lennon, RDJ Glynn solicitors, Aengus House, Long Walk, Galway, and the AMV for this attractive property is €355,000.
Lot 4, No 5 University Park, is a beautifully appointed semidetached residence located in an area which is one of the city's best kept secrets. Just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, and even closer to NUI Galway and University College Hospital, this spacious property will undoubtedly appeal to upwardly mobile professionals seeking both location and premium quality. At 1,830sq ft there is ample spacious living accommodation with four bedrooms, two living rooms, a sun lounge, and integrated garage. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Paddy Daly of Paddy J Daly & Co solicitors, Ard Ri House, 9 Lower Abbeygate St, Galway, and the property guides an AMV of €350,000.
Lot 5 is in the beautiful and well established estate of Windfield Gardens in Knocknacarra. No 21 is a four bedroom semidetached residence in an excellent location on the Clybaun Road, close to schools, shops, and all amenities. With 1,250sq ft of living space this property boasts a high quality finish throughout with a wonderful south facing rear garden which is not overlooked. This area is highly sought after and overlooks a green area. The attic is floored and includes a Velux window and is accessed by a Stira stairs. This beautiful property guides an AMV of €220,000.
Lot 6 is No 5 Glenview House, a 650sq ft apartment located on the main strip in Salthill. Central to all amenities and adjacent to the Promenade, this spacious apartment was originally a large one bed unit, however the bedroom has been divided to provide two rooms and affords an excellent investment opportunity. The block is owner managed with commercial usage on ground floor level with six apartments overhead. Rental values in this area are approximately €700 per month and the property is currently tenanted. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Lewis C Doyle, Forde & Associates, Augustine Court, St Augustine Street, Galway.
Lot 7 is located in Castletown, Cross, Co Mayo, on the Galway/Mayo border. This fine, newly constructed four bedroom dormer bungalow stands on two acres. The property is situated approximately 50 yards from Lough Corrib with direct access and enjoys excellent lake views from the first floor. It has a porch, entrance hall, living room, kitchen/dining room, utility, guest toilet, and en suite bedroom with walk-in-wardrobe on the ground floor. The first floor includes master bedroom with en suite and walk-in-wardrobe, bedrooms three and four, a bathroom, and hot press. Upstairs is complete with timber flooring. The property is situated in a quiet location but not isolated. It is within easy reach of both Galway and Castlebar. It is located in a very sensitive area for planning and future planning in the surrounding area will prove very difficult to attain. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Pat Sheehan, Sheehan & Co solicitors, Augustine Court, St Augustine Street, Galway, and the AMV for this property is €160,000.
Lot 8 is located at Slieveroe, Headford, Co Galway, a parcel of land comprising approximately 4ha (c10 acres) of agricultural lands in a scenic rural location almost four miles from Headford village. Although currently suitable for rough grazing, the lands may have some development potential with the possibility (subject to planning) for the construction of three or four one-off residential units. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Michael Nuding, Denis I Finn solicitors, 5 Lower Hatch Street, Dublin 2, and the AMV for this lot is €25,000.
Lot 9 is located in Corrandulla, Co Galway. A circa 2,200sq ft detached property standing on c1 acre of mature gardens, this property is located just off the N84 Galway- Headford road beside Corrandulla village. Built approximately 30 years ago, the property, which is a former doctor’s residence with surgery, may require some modernisation. A separately built double garage and workshop are to the rear, as is the ample parking area. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Harry Bell, Bell & Carroll solicitors, Middle Street, Galway, and the property guides an AMV of €190,000.
The final lot of the day, Lot 10 is a commercial development, Gort na Carraige in Corrandulla. This development consists of c1,650sq m (17,750sq ft) over two levels. The ground floor consists of supermarket, a pharmacy unit, a hairdresser unit, a take-away, and a vacant unit. The first floor comprises three occupied two bed apartments, an unfinished apartment, a games room, an office space, and storage room. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Dermot Kilfeather, Kilfeather & Co solicitors, The Halls, Quay Street, Galway, 091 562 037. Viewings are by appointment and the AMV for this development is €195,000.
The auctions will take place tomorrow, May 30, at 3pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lough Atalia.
Further information on all properties can be found at dnggalway.ie or by contacting the auction team at DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard on 091 565261. View the action live online from 2.50pm by logging onto www.dnggalway.ie or www.advertiser.ie/galway