Following the success of its February auctions, DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard has announced details of its upcoming Easter auctions. Thursday April 17 will see the leading agent bring a total of eight lots to the auction floor in the second of its 2014 series of auctions.
“We were delighted with our opening auctions this year, with nine out of the 11 lots selling,” said Fergal Leonard MIPAV. “There is a real appetite for value and we see this in both the auction and private treaty markets. Our Easter auction features a great mix of properties, which again, we expect to prove very popular on the auction floor.”
No 145 Seacrest, Knocknacarra
The first lot being brought to the market is a semidetached house located in the very desirable, mature, and accessible area of Seacrest in Knocknacarra. The property is located in a cul-de sac of only 14 similar houses, that all overlook a green. It is sure to attract first time buyers and owner occupiers given its excellent location and with all amenities such as playground, Joyce’s Shopping Centre, church, city bus route, Knocknacarra National School, within walking distance. This property has a spacious and bright sitting room with a bay window, a kitchen/dining room, utility room with guest toilet, all on the ground floor. Also on the ground floor and located just off the entrance hall is a playroom/study/office. Upstairs is complete with a bathroom and three double bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, and the master bedroom includes an en suite that is fully tiled. Open viewing commences on Saturday next, March 22, and will take place every Wednesday and Saturday from 3pm to 4pm. No 145 Seacrest is guiding a very realistic AMV of €190,000. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Norman Fitzgerald, Purdy Fitzgerald, Kiltartan House, Forster Street, Galway.
Corrandulla, Co Galway
Lot no 2 is a wonderful detached residence in the countryside of Corrandulla, with many new neighbouring residences. In excellent condition and given its location, bound to prove attractive, the property boasts an entrance hall, family room with open fireplace, sitting room with open fireplace, kitchen/dining room with double doors to the family room, and French doors to the rear garden, and a spacious utility that includes units for storage, washing machine, dryer and oil burner, wc and whb, and hot press. Both the family room and sitting room are complete with solid oak flooring and bay windows. The entrance hall is bright and spacious due to the front windows and has tiled flooring. Upstairs includes four double bedrooms, with two en suite, and two with walk-in wardrobes, a bathroom, and a large landing, suitable for the inclusion of a staircase to the attic, which is ready for conversion as it is floored, studded, and complete with Velux windows. This house has many attributes including ample electric sockets throughout the house, fully tiled en suite, excellent B3 energy rating, detached shed to the rear, hollowcore flooring, oil fired central heating, and zoned heating. This superb property is guiding an AMV of €245,000. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Diorai Ford of John M Ford & Co solicitors, 2 Montpellier Place, Sea Road, Galway, and open viewings will take place every Wednesday and Saturday from 1.30pm to 2.30pm until auction day.
No 4 Lismoyle House, St Augustine Street
Lot no 3 is a spacious first floor two bed apartment. This city centre property is as central as you can get. Located close to the rear of the Eyre Square Shopping Centre, this first floor apartment is ideally suited for the astute investor, as it will rent all year round. The building includes only 15 apartments in total over three levels. Also, as the apartment was built in the 1990s, it is spacious. The living space is a generous circa 753sq ft and this apartment has an entrance hall, sitting/dining room, with a separate kitchenette, two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, and a bathroom that is fully tiled. It is very bright and spacious (due to the large windows ) and in good condition throughout. This property comes to market guiding an AMV of €120,000. Open viewings will be held every Wednesday and Saturday between 12 noon and 1pm until the auction on Thursday April 17. The solicitor with the carriage of sale is Byran Armstrong of Hegarty & Armstrong solicitors, Top Floor, Millennium House, Stephen’s Street, Sligo.
Lot 4 is a country dormer house, an ideal opportunity to acquire excellent value property in the village of Turloughmore only 14 miles from Galway city. This property was built in 2002 and sits on a c0.5 acre landscaped site. The property has four/five bedrooms — one room currently used as a bedroom could easily be converted to a ground floor bathroom or could be used as an office/playroom. The master bedroom, located on the first floor, includes a walk-in wardrobe and en suite. The main bathroom has an electric shower. The ground floor accommodation includes a kitchen, utility room, sitting room, and dining/family room. This spacious house would make a lovely family home. It is located just off the main Roscommon/Galway road, with many neighbouring properties nearby. The guide price for this property at Waterview is a very modest €110,000. The solicitor with carriage of sale for this property is Michael Smyth of FG Phelan & Co solicitors, Davitt Place, Swinford, Co Mayo, and open viewings will be held every Saturday until auction day from 12 noon to 1pm.
No 6 St Helen’s Street, city centre
Back to the city centre for Lot 5, a semi-detached property that is sure to attract lots of attention from both owner occupiers and investors. No 6 St Helens St is adjacent to the junction of Helen Street and St Mary’s Road at Cooke’s Corner and is a very short walk to NUIG, University College Hospital, and a raft of amenities. With c1,500sq ft of living space this three/four bedroom house has huge scope for renovation which would create a magnificent home. Although living here you may not need a car to move around the city, there is provision for off street parking which is a huge bonus. As this house it is set back from the street, this affords an added privacy factor, and the southwest facing rear garden has lovely light. This property has been rented for some time and has had oil fired central heating fitted, so it could easily, with minor upgrading, be lived in as is. The area here has seen resurgence in owner occupier buyers and early viewing here is well advised. Open viewings for No 6 St Helen Street will be held from 1.30pm to 2.30pm every Wednesday and Saturday. The AMV is set at €160,000. Sean Foy of Foy & Co solicitors , 2 Cuil D’ean, Altamount Street, Westport, is handling the carriage of sale.
No 72 Dun na Mara, Renmore
Lot no 6 sees one of the most popular residential areas of the city offering a top quality semidetached home at Dun Na Mara, Renmore. Built by McInerney Construction in the 1970s, Dun Na Mara embodies all that is good about housing estates of this time. Three spacious bedrooms, ample front and rear gardens, an integral garage, in a cul-de-sac with no through traffic, are just some of this features that are sure to attract both owner occupiers and investors. With schools, shops, Bon Secours Hospital, and GMIT all a short walk away, every amenity is close at hand. There is the added advantage of acres of playing fields just at the end of the street to keep the children busy. Number 72 has many extra features including full double glazing, insulation, and a garage which could easily be converted to additional family space. With a guide price of €170,000, open viewings for No 72 Dun Na Mara will be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Ciara Lennon of RDJ Glynn solicitors, Long Walk, Galway, is looking after the carriage of sale for this property.
The penultimate lot is a substantial family home in a lovely area just 9km from the city centre. Corcullen is in a rural setting between Galway and Moycullen that is within easy reach of the city and a short commute to both NUIG and UHG. This property, which stands on an elevated site of c0.5 acre, has been substantially built with first fix electrical and plumbing, and will require completion. With a floor area of 2,450sq ft this property is very spacious and has five bedrooms, two en suite, a fine kitchen/dining room, two living rooms, and a separate conservatory. High quality PVC windows and doors are fitted throughout and the boundary walls are faced with cut stone. Although the property will need to be landscaped this, according to the agent, affords a buyer the opportunity to buy at exceptional value and to complete the finishes to his/her own specification to create a high end family home. Open viewings for this property at Corcullen, which guides an AMV of €180,000, will take place every Wednesday and Saturday from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. Phillip Ryan of MacSweeney & Co solicitors, Liosmoyle House. St Augustine Street, Galway, will handle the carriage of sale.
House and c8.5 acres of land, Middle Third, Maree
The final lot of the day is a bungalow residence standing on c8.5 acres of top quality agricultural land. Fronting on to the estuary at Ardfry peninsula, this is a spectacular holding that rises sharply away from the road with superb views over the surrounding countryside. Galway Bay Sailing Club and Galway Bay Golf and Country Club are a short distance away, as is the ever expanding town of Oranmore. Located at what is known as Middle Third, this has been a small family farm holding and is now being offered for sale by the executors to the estate. The four bedroom modern bungalow is in excellent order and sits on a beautiful elevated aspect overlooking the bay. The house has all facilities and includes a rain collecting tank which services the house, along with a local mains water supply. In addition there is a standalone block built garage adjacent to the house. The surrounding 8.5 acres is excellent quality agricultural land which was in tillage until recent times and comes with a steel frame shed and store of c180sq m. This could be converted into stabling or would make an excellent workshop. Viewings for this fantastic holding, which is guiding and AMV of €380,000, must be made by prior appointment with the agents. Ciara Lennon from RDJ Glynn of Long Walk is acting for the vendors here and can arrange title documents for potential buyers.
The auctions take place on Thursday April 17 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lough Atalia, at 3pm. Full details may be obtained by contacting the agents on 091 565261 or view details online at dnggalway.ie