According to Claire Moran of the Connacht Property Auction it is now obvious among buyers and vendors that the property market and economy generally has finally shown concrete signs of improvement.
"Consumer confidence is steadily bouncing back," Ms Moran said. "Given trends to date, it would appear that capital value growth in Ireland will remain in single digit figures this year. Notably, the most significant level of price growth was witnessed outside Dublin during the opening half of 2015. In particular, the southwest and midwest regions recorded strong price inflation. Reflecting a more broad based economic and property market recovery."
Ms Moran also noted: "Of the sales closed through our office to date of 2015, the main participants in the housing market are owner occupiers who still dominate the purchaser profile at c75 per cent of sales, while investors are also prevalent accounting for c18 per cent of sales to date this year."
Rusheens South, Cummer, Corofin: Offered at bids over €90,000 in partnership with Emma Gill auctioneers, Ballinrobe.
This mature four bedroom farmhouse residence is located in the countryside close to Tuam, Corofin, Belclare and a host of amenities. Accommodation comprises kitchen, bathroom, large sitting room, large living room, and four bedrooms. This property is set a very peaceful location at the end of a cul de sac less than a mile from the N17 Galway to Tuam road and only 25 minutes from Galway.
Muckanagh, (Bothar na Scroig ), Carraroe: Offered at bids over €39,000 in partnership with McKeown estate agents, Galway.
This beautiful lakeside property benefits from views of the Twelve Bens mountain range and has the ruins of a house on site. This is an exceptional site at a very realistic price located in Muckanaghederdauhaulia (known locally as 'Muckanagh' ), which is the longest place name in Ireland. Initial site works have been carried out including the laying of a hard stone roadway and a river side pathway.
Ardacong, Milltown Road, Tuam: Offered at bids in excess of €695,000 in partnership with Property Partners Long, Tuam.
This is a large property standing on agricultural lands extending to c105 acres. Commanding extensive frontage on to the N17 Galway-Sligo national road, this property comprises a large estate house known as Ardacong House, which dates from the late 19th century and is well situated within the landholding. It commands a tranquil setting and offers complete privacy together with beautiful countryside views. It boasts an oak tree-lined avenue leading to the residence which is a substantial two storey, stone-cut building, extending to c750sq m. Most recently converted for use as a golf clubhouse, it has an attractive courtyard together with extensive outbuildings to rear. The dwelling was damaged by fire in 2013, however many of the traditional features and character of the property remain intact.
Available in one or two lots, this property is well positioned, located on the northern fringes of Tuam town, c35km from Galway, c55km from Knock International Airport, and just c1.5km from Tuam town centre, with the main entrance within c150 metres of the N17 northern bypass junction. This sale offers a rare opportunity for discerning purchasers to acquire a substantial estate property on an attractive parcel of land with undoubted prospects and potential.
The next public auction will take place on September 17 in the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway. Registration starts at 6.30pm.
Contact The Connacht Property Auction on 091 882121 to arrange for a free property valuation, or for more information visit www.connachtpropertyauction.ie