With autumn now upon us, the auction team in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard have just completed their first week of open viewings for their upcoming September 25 auction. It was a busy weekend with open houses on a mix of properties, with something to suit all types of buyers and having launched the auction last week, the city based agents are reporting a large number of potential buyers at all of the viewings.
Auction director James Heaslip said: “We were delighted with the turnout of potential buyers at last weekend's open viewings, and are expecting the same next weekend. The team has been working hard to prepare for this auction so it’s great when we have a positive reaction. We have some real value on offer, particularly in Galway city, and have carefully valued each property to keep in line with recent comparable sales and the current market trends.
“Our sales team are leaders in their respective areas and are always clued in on the properties they are bringing to the market," he added. "We have three weeks till auction day and a lot of work to do between now and then, but as usual, we will leave no stone unturned when it comes to promoting any of our properties.”
No 5 Fahy Gardens, Loughrea, Galway
A two storey mid-terrace house in a well established residential estate on the Lake Road in Loughrea. Comprising approximately 900sq ft of living space, the property is in need of considerable decorative works, but is being offered to the market with the benefit of double glazed windows and doors, tiled floors and a tiled bathroom, off street parking, and a rear yard with a large shed. Within walking distance of the town centre, all amenities are close to hand, with Galway city just 25 minutes away. Living space extends to 85sq m.
AMV: €90,000. Open viewing Saturday 11am to 11.30am.
No 1 Emmet Avenue, Mervue, Galway
A wonderful three bedroom end terrace home situated in one of Galway's most popular residential areas on the east side of the city. Comprising c900sq ft of living space and close to a wide range of amenities, including local schools, industrial estates, and business parks, a local shopping centre, and excellent bus routes offering ease of access to the city centre.
While in need of some modernisation, the property is on a wonderful corner site and offers super potential as a family home. Viewing is highly recommended.
AMV: €200,000. Open viewing Wednesday and Saturday 12 noon to 1pm.
No 20 Dock Road, Galway
A two storey, end of terrace, residence in a wonderful location in the centre of Galway city. Comprising c90sq m and overlooking the Docks, on a corner site, the property has four bedrooms and is being offered to the market with the benefit of a private rear yard. Although the house is in need of complete refurbishment, it is an ideal opportunity for those seeking a project, with excellent potential as either a city centre residence or an investment property, with outstanding rental potential. This is part of the city which is due to be totally rejuvenated, with plans to develop the docks as a marina in the near future. The property qualifies for substantial tax incentives under the Living City Initiative with capital allowances available for an owner occupier or a developer.
AMV: €250,000. Open viewing Saturday 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
No 6 Lenaboy Gardens, Salthill, Galway
No 6 Lenaboy Gardens is a wonderfully presented three bedroom, two storey, semidetached residence in a much sought after location. Built in the 1930s and on the city side of Salthill village, this owner-occupied residence would benefit from some modernisation, but offers huge potential as a family home with almost 1,450sq ft of living space including a rear extension. Set in a prime location in a quiet cul-de-sac, the house is both bright and spacious and elevated from the street with a private front garden. Being sold with the benefit of a rear access. All the amenities that Salthill has to offer are close to hand, with the city centre just a short walk away.
AMV: €320,000. Open viewing Wednesday and Saturday 3pm to 4pm.
No 16 McDara Road, Shantalla, Galway
A three bedroom end-of-terrace house in the much sought after location of Shantalla, comprising c700sq ft of living space and within walking distance of NUIG, UHG and the city centre. The property would benefit from modernisation, but does include oil fired central heating, double glazed windows, and is being sold with the benefit of a large private west facing rear garden. There is a side vehicular entrance, with the site lending itself to further expansion. In a great location, this wonderful property will appeal to investors looking for a prime rental location and owner occupiers seeking a city home close to all amenities.
AMV: €225,000. Open viewing Wednesday and Saturday 4.30pm to 5.30pm.
Gibbons Bar & Restaurant, The Neale, Co Mayo
A well established traditional bar and restaurant with seven day licence fronting out on to the main Galway-Ballinrobe road (R334 ) in the picturesque village of The Neale. Comprising c1,500sq ft, accommodation consists of bar, lounge, restaurant, kitchen, smoking area, ladies' and gents' toilets, storage rooms, and separate small unit with retail potential. The property has living accommodation on the first floor which includes two bedrooms with en suites. There is parking front and rear for in excess of 50 parking spots, and there is ample room to facilitate outdoor catering. In walk-in condition and ready to trade immediately, the premises is being sold fully furnished and equipped.
AMV: €250,000. Viewing is by appointment — contact 091 565261.
No 4 Kilkerrin Park, Liosban Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Galway
Lock up industrial unit with two floors of c70sq m each, with roller shutter door access. This property is ideally located in the Liosban Industrial Estate with easy access to all routes. Would ideally suit a small business or storage facility. Three phase power on site.
AMV: €120,000. Viewing is by appointment — contact 091 565261.
Menlo village, Menlo, Galway
Menlo village is one of Galway's most sought after locations with its beautiful rural aspect so close to the city. This bungalow stands on a mature plot of c0.3 acre and is a short stroll from the River Corrib at Menlo Castle. This property, built in 1965, was once home to the renowned author Walter Macken and is now being offered to the market by his family. In need of substantial renovation, this home offers an opportunity, rarely afforded in this location, to create a family home.
AMV: €180,000. Viewing by appointment — contact 091 565261.
The auction will take place in the Galmont Hotel, Galway, on Wednesday September 25 at 3pm. Full particulars on any of the properties are available by contacting any of the auction team in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard at 091 565261.