Interest mounts ahead of next Connacht Property Auction

Fri, Jun 19, 2015

The Connacht Property Auction organisers say they have noted a sharp increase in enquiries from buyers over the past few weeks ahead of their auction next week.

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Ten ‘no-nos’ for the home buyer

Fri, May 08, 2015

There are several things that should be avoided before purchasing your new home. If you aren’t careful to avoid these common mistakes, it is possible that your closing will be delayed or even cancelled. Your observance of the following rules will put the keys to the house in your hands quickly.

1 Don’t buy that new car

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Strong interest from UK and US at recent Connacht Property Auction

Fri, May 01, 2015

The Connacht Property Auction held its second public auction of 2015 on Thursday last in Galway city.

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Only two weeks to go until the next Connacht Property Auction

Fri, Apr 10, 2015

With only two weeks to go until the next Connacht Property Auction, the auction team are inviting entries for the event which will be held on Thursday April 23 in the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway. After a busy start to 2015, the auction team are expecting strong interest in the properties on offer. The auction will offer some 30 properties across Mayo, Leitrim, Galway, Roscommon, Sligo and also Clare. After a very successful auction in February where 21 out of 24 properties were sold, the auction team are encouraging people who are thinking about selling to contact them. The company is the only auction provider in Ireland which does not charge admission or marketing fees to enter the auction, making it very appealing to property owners. Furthermore the company also offer an online auction system where all bids are made visible on its website

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Charming country residence and lands near Lettermore

Fri, Apr 03, 2015

James Kilcoyne auctioneers & valuers, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, is offering for sale by public auction a charming country residence with outbuildings in an idyllic setting standing on c4.89 acres of lands in the townland of Tír an Fhia (Tiernea), Nr Lettermore, Co Galway.

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Main Street property in Ballyhaunis sells at auction

Fri, Mar 06, 2015

There was considerable interest in a Main Street property in Ballyhaunis at the first Connacht Property Auction of the year.

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Mixed use development available in Furbo

Fri, Feb 27, 2015

O’Donnellan & Joyce is currently offering an excellent investment opportunity to acquire a mixed use development at Furbo. The Dún Éibhir development, which was built circa 2005/2006, is located just off the R336 Galway/Spiddal road in Furbo village.

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The Connacht Property Auction – only one week to go

Fri, Feb 20, 2015

The Connacht Property Auction will have its first public auction event of 2015 on Thursday February 26 in the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway. There will be more than 25 properties offered including properties in Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, and Clare. Registration will begin at 6.30pm with the auction starting at 7pm. The auctions are held in the evening to make it as accessible as possible for buyers to attend. Furthermore, for those who cannot attend the auction, the company offers phone bidding and written proxy bidding, to facilitate anyone who is interested in bidding on one of the auction properties.

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Appetite for Irish property set to continue

Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Sherry FitzGerald, Ireland’s leading estate agency, will once again bring its Irish Property Show to London on Saturday February 21. At the event which will be held in Millennium Gloucester Hotel from 11am to 4pm, it will be displaying a sample of properties from all across Ireland and giving UK purchasers an opportunity to meet property professionals from several of its offices across the country in one day, and in one location.

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Three bed semi-deteached homes rise by more than fifteen per cent

Fri, Feb 13, 2015

The price of an average three-bed semi in Mayo rose by 15.15 per cent in 2014, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. The Real Estate Alliance Average House Index concentrates on Ireland's typical stock home, the three-bed semi, giving an accurate picture of the property market in towns and cities countrywide.

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The Connacht Property Auction: Central Bank introduces tighter lending rules

Fri, Feb 13, 2015

With the next public auction taking place on February 26, The Connacht Property Auction has noted a significant number of buyers are looking to purchase quickly, before their mortgage approval expires. With new rules introduced by the Central Bank, buyers will need larger deposits to purchase property. However purchasers with existing mortgage approval can still purchase under the old rules, until their approval expires. The new rules mean first time buyers need a 10 per cent deposit up to €220,000 and 20 per cent on the purchase price over this amount. Other residential buyers need 20 per cent deposits while investors need 30 per cent. There are some cases where flexibility will be allowable, but in general, larger deposits will be needed when purchasing property.

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Well-known priest's collection for auction this Sunday

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Following the sudden death in 2012 of Fr Brian Hanley, a noted collector, well-known fine art auctioneers Matthews of Oldcastle in Co Meath has been chosen by the executors to sell the contents of his former residence by public auction. An early Victorian glebe house, Kedagh Park House is situated one mile outside Glenamaddy, Co Galway, on the Roscommon road. The auction, to be held this Sunday February 1 at 1.30pm, features his life-time collection formed over 60 years. The sale comprises a total of more than 600 lots of antiques.

Included in the auction will be a fine pair of Irish Regency fold-over side tables of elegant form resting on paw supports, estimated at €4,000 to €7,000. Another interesting lot in the sale is a Georgian portrait of a gentleman estimated at €700 to €1,200. As it is a clearance auction estimates run from €20 all the way up to €15,000, appealing to all tastes and pockets

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