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As the residential sales team in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard approach the end of another successful year, they are wrapping up the last few sales with less than two weeks of the year to go. Kyle O’Brien and the residential sales division have had another very promising and positive year, listing and selling more than 100 properties across Galway city and county. With 89 per cent of these properties achieving in excess of their initial asking price, they continue to show why they are among the leading agents in the west of Ireland.
The Galway City Council has approved the raising of a loan of €1.5 million for the purpose of granting house purchase and improvement loans in Galway city.
Property: 37 Ard Grainne, Moate
The residential sales team in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard have reported their busiest start to a year since the downturn in 2007/08. Their latest statistics indicate that first time buyers and those trading up are the most active buyers in the current marketplace. Based on the same period last year, the Galway city based agent has seen a 12 per cent increase in the volume of houses sold, with a 13 per cent average increase in prices achieved across the city and the surrounding suburbs. While the agents are delighted with the latest figures, which are slightly higher than the average reported house prices nationwide, they are fully aware that there is a major supply problem in Galway at present.
Property: 102 Sliabh Rua, Moate
House prices in Ireland are continuing to rise. In fact, the first half of 2017 showed a higher increase than in the whole of last year. Prices in the capital are still leading the market, but Galway has seen the biggest increase in the opening half of this year. Some are worried that it might cause another bubble, but other experts disagree and think the current Central Bank lending practices should prevent that. The main cause of the rise is a lack of housing stock which is in the process of being addressed, so if you are thinking of selling your property this might be the perfect time to achieve the best price for it.
Ashthorn Avenue, located in Headford, Co Galway, is a new development of spacious four bedroom, semidetached, homes. Representing excellent value for money, these energy efficient A-rated homes are both stylish and modern, yet at a price point that will not break the bank. Since launching to the market last month by joint selling agents, DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard and Gerry Mullin auctioneers, Ashthorn Avenue has garnered much interest, while the fully furnished show house has been described as “just beautiful” and “absolutely perfect” by viewers.
The Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers (IPAV) says Irish consumers can get used to the price of housing continuing to rise until supply increases.
O’Donnellan & Joyce, the largest auction house outside Dublin, is to feature in a new television series on RTE.
How has the property market been for you Jan-May 2015? Austin McInerney: "Hectic with a significant return of buyer confidence, property sales have increased to a level not seen for years - coupled with a severe shortage of supply making it a very competitive market indeed. Property priced according to the current market should be sale agreed within one month or less."