O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers reports growing interest in its next round of auction properties which will go under the hammer tomorrow (Friday ). With a very strong turnout at open viewings over the last four weeks and countless contract requests from interested parties in both residential and commercial listings, tomorrow’s auction promises to be an exciting day with more than 50 properties up for sale, and the auction room in the Harbour Hotel is expected to be filled to capacity.
For those who cannot make it to the auction in person, a live stream is offered through the website www.odonnjoyce.com Phone bidding and proxy bidding services are also available, but those wishing to avail of these services must register with the office prior to the auction. If you would like to take advantage of the phone or proxy bidding services, contact the office immediately to ensure that your application is processed on time for tomorrow’s auction.
The latest service offering by the local auction house comes in the form of an internet bidding service. Again, prospective buyers must register in advance with the auction team, complete the necessary paperwork, and lodge a deposit for the property they intend to buy. Purchasers can place bids on their phone, tablet, or computer from anywhere in the world, and this new service proved to be popular and successful when rolled out during the September auction campaign.
Colm O’Donnellan of O’Donnellan & Joyce has some last minute advice for any prospective buyers. Firstly, buyers and sellers are advised to arrive at the hotel at least one hour prior to the auction. With registration starting at 11am, the lobby of the Harbour Hotel is usually very busy from this time and any buyers or sellers that have last minute enquiries should allow themselves as much time as possible prior to the auction. The entire auction team from O’Donnellan & Joyce in Mary Street will be on site to answer any questions. Tea and coffee will be served in the reception area, while vendors and solicitors will have private rooms off the lobby with live streams of the auction running throughout the day.
Anyone interested in purchasing a property at the auction is reminded to be prepared prior to the auction. Purchasers should request a copy of the contracts/conditions of sale from the solicitor with carriage of sale of the property or through selling agent O’ Donnellan & Joyce. You should have your own solicitor read through them if you have any queries, and enough time should be allowed to get clarification on any queries. Contracts are now available through the agent's website www.odonnjoyce.com
While there is great excitement in the auction room and there is tremendous value on offer at the nationwide property auction, purchasers are reminded that the auction is a route to purchasing a property and so, should not be taken lightly. Finances should be in place for those with an intent to buy, and buyers are reminded that if they are the highest bidder when the hammer falls, they have entered into a legally binding agreement and must sign contracts of sale and pay a 10 per cent deposit there and then. If you are getting a loan or mortgage to cover the cost of your purchase, make sure you have approval in writing from your lending institution.
This careful advice comes with a wish of the best of luck to all bidding on the day. The best way to ensure you walk away with the property that you desire is to bid early and bid often. As the room is expected to be filled to capacity, those bidding should wave their paddle high in the air to ensure that their bids are not missed by Colm O'Donnellan on the podium.
If you have any questions or would like more information on any of the following properties, visit www.odonnjoyce.com, phone 091 564 212, or email [email protected]. If you wish to register for phone, internet, or proxy bidding, you should do so as early as possible as late registrations are often not processed on time for the auction which commences at 12 noon.
A number of Galway properties which are included in the catalogue are as follows:
Lot 1: Caheravoley, Cummer, Tuam
Three bedroom cottage in a rural location within easy access of Tuam and Galway city. The property, which stands on a lovely site of c2.15 acres, offers an ideal rural retreat and at the same time is convenient to all facilities. Requires refurbishment and upgrading but offers an abundance of space. Outside there are outbuildings to the rear of the cottage, which is fully walled. A blank canvas to put your own stamp on. AMV: €35,000.
No 166 Dun na Coiribe, Headford Road, Galway
Fine four bedroom detached residence situated in a sought after development close to Galway city centre. Accommodation comprises entrance hall, living room, kitchen, dining room/study, utility, guest wc, four bedrooms, one en suite, and main bathroom. Extras include oil fired central heating, private rear cobble-locked patio area, and off street parking. AMV: €320,000.
Lot 3: No 136 Dun na Coiribe, Headford Road, Galway
This is a fine 4 bedroom semidetached residence in the sought after development of Dun Na Coiribe, Headford Road, Galway. Accommodation includes entrance hall, living room, kitchen, dining room/study, utility, guest wc, four bedrooms, one en suite, and main bathroom. AMV: €295,000.
Lot 4: No 14 Dun na Coiribe, Headford Road, Galway
An award winning development located on the Headford Road. Constructed by premier builder O’Malley construction, the estate is meticulously appointed with beautifully presented green areas, mature trees, and shrubbery, and a mixture of two, three, and four bedroom homes. It is close to Terryland Retail Park and Galway Shopping Centre and within a leisurely stroll of Galway city centre's amenities and services. The development is also within easy walking distance of NUIG, and UHG. This particular property is a three bedroom duplex house measuring approximately 1,117sq ft with an entrance hallway, guest wc, and kitchen/dining room leading through to a large lounge with balcony area to rear. On the first floor, the property has a main bathroom and three bedrooms with master en suite. AMV: €250,000.
Lot 5: No 39 Churchfields, Salthill, Galway
If you are looking for something special, this detached residence within walking distance of Salthill Promenade and Galway city centre could be the property for you. No 39 Churchfields is in a much acclaimed development built by O’Malley Construction in one of Galway’s most sought after areas, close to Salthill Promenade and within easy access of all major facilities. This substantial spacious detached residence stands on a large site and has a westerly aspect to the rear. Internally, the property is very well laid out and will provide an exceptional family home or a quality residential investment. It overlooks a large green area and has a substantial rear garden. AMV: €430,000.
Lot 6: Site at Lough Atalia Road, Galway
This ready to go site with breathtaking views overlooking Lough Atalia is just a short walk from the city centre. Just off Galway Habour, it comes with full planning permission for a five storey apartment building comprising three two-bedroom apartments and two ground floor one bed duplex units. The planning permission including six car spaces, bike storage, and associated site works. This is a great opportunity to acquire one of the last infill sites in this locality. Joint selling agent is Tom Brett 091 567 890. AMV: €350,000.
Lot 7: No 20 Larchfield Avenue, Renmore, Galway
Spacious semidetached residence in Larchfield Avenue, a popular family estate on the east side of Galway city that is extremely well positioned for all seeking ease of access to Galway city centre and its surrounding areas. This development is ideally situated close a host of shops, schools, and sporting facilities. Lough Atalia and Ballyloughane Beach. Merlin Park Hospital, GMIT, Bon Secours Hospital, and Galway Clinic are all within walking distance. Located in a quiet traffic free cul-de-sac, this magnificent residence just off Ballyloughane Beach has space in abundance and is ready for immediate occupation despite needing some modernisation. AMV: €298,000.
Lot 8: Apartment 3 Clan House, 22/23 Dominick Street Upper, Galway
Two bed first floor city centre apartment located in Galway’s West End within easy access of many shops, cafés, and restaurants. With secure gated access just off Dominick Street, this property has everything the city centre has to offer on its doorstep. Some of Galway's best bars and restaurants are on this street. This beautifully appointed apartment has recently been modernised and upgraded to showhouse condition. Accommodation comprises entrance hall, living/kitchen/dining, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. Great investment property or ideal starter home. AMV: €165,000.
Lot 9: No 16 Bowling Green, Galway
Beautifully appointed one bedroom mid-terrace city centre home just off Market Street. This is a superb location just moments from Shop Street and within a short walk of NUIG and UHG. The neighbouring St Nicholas' Collegiate Church and the famous weekly Saturday market are just a two minute walk away. Accommodation includes living room/kitchen on ground floor with white plantation shutters on windows, recessed lighting, and a very ornate spiral staircase. The living area has a bespoke fireplace of carved timber and stone design. On the first floor, the bedroom has an antique fireplace and a walk-in shower room en suite. An ideal first time buyer's home or a lovely city centre pad for holidays. AMV: €190,000.
Lot 10: Moyveela, Derrydonnell, Oranmore
This beautiful four bedroom detached bungalow on a mature private site is presented in turnkey condition offering space, style, and comfort throughout. The accommodation includes a welcoming hall, a large lounge with open fireplace, and a kitchen/dining room with feature Stanley range overlooking the private rear garden. The property is located within 20 minutes of Galway city and is close to the M6, M17, and M18 motorways which provide quick links to many of Ireland's cities, towns, and villages. This property offers all that one would desire and mixes rural life and suburban living seamlessly and would be an ideal family home. Viewing is highly recommended and guaranteed not to disappoint. AMV: €230,000.
Lot 11: No 41 Devon Park, Salthill, Galway
Remarkable semidetached residence located in a traffic free cul-de-sac in a much acclaimed residential area. This magnificent family home is within walking distance of Salthill village. You are spoiled for choice for all major community amenities. The property is a two storey residence with a large basement area and is in exceptional decorative order and repair. The property has been totally modernised and refurbished in recent years, and offers style and class throughout. Externally, there is a wonderfully substantial garden to the rear. If you are looking for a very special home, in a very special location, this is a home for life. AMV: €485,000.
Lot 12: No 4 Glenview House, Upper Salthill Road, Galway
This two bed second floor apartment is situated in the centre of Salthill village. No 4 Glenview House is presented in turnkey condition and ready for immediate occupancy with a front facing balcony overlooking the popular Salthill thoroughfare. Accommodation comprises an open plan kitchen/living area, a bathroom, and two bedrooms, one double and one single. The property is just a 15/20 minute walk from the city centre with the famed Spanish Arch and Galway's Latin Quarter offering a host of top class restaurants. It is also close to NUIG and UHG, and allows for ease of access to any part of the city or county via an excellent road and and public transport network, including a great local bus service to and from Galway city centre which runs every 20 minutes. Glenview House would be an ideal property for a variety of purchasers, whether an investor or an owner occupier, due to its close proximity to Galway city centre. AMV: €180,000.
Lot 13: No 6 Glenview House, Upper Salthill Road, Galway
No 6 in the same building is also available for auction. Accommodation comprises an open plan kitchen/living area, a bathroom, and two bedrooms, one double and one single. AMV: €165,000.
Lot 14: Frascati, 45 Upper Newcastle Road, Newcastle, Galway
Excellently located within a stone’s throw of the School of Economics at NUIG, this is considered to be one of the most sought after and convenient addresses in Galway city. It is ideally positioned on excellent road and bus network. The property is also just a short walk from Galway city centre and UHG. Needing some upgrading and modernisation, it would be a great investment property given its location. AMV: €265,000.
Lot 15: Apartment 12 Caiseal Eala, Spanish Parade, Galway
Beautifully appointed two bed apartment in Galway city centre. Located beside Galway Museum and the Spanish Arch, with the River Corrib and the Claddagh in the background. It is a leisurely stroll from Quay Street and Shop Street with all amenities on its doorstep including a host of bars, cafes, and restaurants close by. Accommodation includes entrance hall, living/kitchen/dining, two bedrooms, master en suite, main shower room, and a hotpress. An ideal owner/occupier residence or gilt edged investment property. The perfect city centre residence in mint condition. AMV: €235,000.
Lot 16: No 37 Crescent Court, Fr Griffin Road, Galway
Incredible penthouse situated in the acclaimed residential development of Crescent Court, close to both Galway city centre and Salthill Promenade. This exceptional penthouse was built by Rhatigan Developments and oozes style and taste. With quality fixtures and fittings throughout, this penthouse is the perfect bolthole on the edge of Galway city centre, with every conceivable amenity on its doorstep. Only minutes from the Spanish Arch and Quay Street with all the popular bars and restaurants this vibrant city has to offer. Features include elevator access to the third floor, inner courtyard, solid wood flooring, cherrywood kitchen units, high ceilings, balcony, and spectacular views. Properties like this do not come on the market very often. This is a must buy if you are looking for value for money. AMV: €235,000.
Lot 20: Four apartments at No 12 Doughiska Road, Doughiska, Galway
These four one bedroom apartments are being sold in one lot. The accommodation in each comprises an open plan kitchen/living/dining room, bathroom, and bedroom. Parking in the complex is communal and each apartment is heated by gas central heating. AMV €400,000; postponed to December 13 auction.
Lot 23: No 84 Tur Uisce, Doughiska, Galway
One bedroom ground floor apartment situated just off the main Doughiska road and close to industrial estates, Galway Clinic, and Briarhill Shopping Centre. This is a modern apartment complex on the east side of Galway city where there is good demand for investment properties. The property is currently tenanted and the contracted rent is €900 per month. The property is being sold with tenants in situ. AMV: €120,000.
Lot 31: No 6 Tirellan Heights, Headford Road, Galway
Three bedroom semi located in a popular and convenient residential area of Galway city, offering a family friendly environment with ample green space, ease of access to both east and west sides of Galway city, nearby local amenities and shopping facilities such as Terryland Retail Park, quality primary and secondary schools, and is close to NUIG. A MV: €195,000.
Lot 32: No 5 Tirellen Heights, Headford Road, Galway
Three bedroom semidetached house in a popular and convenient residential area of Galway city, close to all local amenities and shopping facilities with schools and easy access to the motorway. The property is currently tenanted and the contracted rent is €800 per month. AMV: €180,000.
Lot 38: No 26 Cuirt na Rasai, Ballybrit, Galway
This beautiful second floor two bedroom apartment is located in a complex of 32 units that is attractively landscaped and well maintained by a property management company. The property is included in a pooled rental system or as an owner occupied residence — it cannot be rented privately. No 26 has an entrance hall, two double bedrooms, a bathroom, and an open plan living, dining, and kitchen area. The living room has access to a private balcony. It is included in a pooled rental system with a net income for 2018 of €9,900 p/a. Fully managed and maintained by on site management company. The development is close to GMIT, Galway Technology Park, and all necessary amenities. There is a shuttle bus from the complex to the college, and Briarhill Shopping Centre is in the immediate vicinity. The M6 Dublin/Galway motorway is within a few minutes’ drive, and the city centre is 10 minutes away. This is an excellent investment opportunity in a modern small complex. AMV: €125,000.
Lot 48: No 125 Glasan, Ballybane, Galway
A six bedroom semidetached investment property on the east side of Galway city. Glasan is a purpose built student complex of houses, apartments, and six commercial units to accommodate students and summer holiday lettings. Located adjacent to the GMIT, it is fully managed with year round rental income. Amenities include 24 hour security, shops, a restaurant and on site launderette. Only two miles from Galway city centre, on main route into the city. Property investments don’t get any better. No 125 Glasán is presented in good condition. Ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance hallway with understairs storage and an open plan kitchen/dining/living room, two single bedrooms, and guest toilet. On the first floor there are a further two single bedrooms, two double bedrooms (one of which is en suite ), and the main bathroom . AMV: €215,000.
Lot 50: No 307 Tirellan Heights, Headford Road, Galway
Three bedroom dormer bungalow located within a popular and convenient residential area of Galway city. Tirellan Heights offers ease of access to both the east and west sides of Galway as well as to the Galway city centre. There are several pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools in the vicinity as well as multiple third level and technical institutions within easy reach. In terms of location, this property has it all. An excellent road and bus network can have you in any destination within a short time. The main Galway-Headford road also services a number of shopping centres and retail parks and there are no shortage of supermarkets nearby with Dunnes, Lidl, Aldi, and Tesco all within minutes of the front door. There are ample sports and recreational facilities also available in the area. AMV: €185,000.
See www.odonnjoyce.com to view the full list of properties on offer or contact O'Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers, 5 Mary Street, Galway, phone 091 564 212.