This week finally saw the arrival of the good weather that we have all been craving and it certainly seems to have given everyone a little lift. The auction team in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard were also busy spreading a bit of summer cheer with the launch of their impressive June auctions last week. This next auction sees 20 lots come to the market with the usual diverse mix of properties, and something to suit all types of buyer. The Galway city based auction expert is going from strength to strength and looking to continue its unrivalled 92 per cent success rate at auction.
Auction director James Heaslip reckons the weather has a big effect on sales. “It’s great to see the summer finally here," he said. "We’ve had brilliant start to the year and have had some great results, but the arrival of our summer series of auctions means we are into our busiest time of the year. The long stretch in the evenings and the better weather makes viewings easier — houses generally look better, gardens are at their best, and those who are viewing tend to be in better form with a bit of sunshine. And from the agent's point of view, it's great not to have to wear the winter overcoat and woolly hat at viewings.”
Now widely recognised as one of the most professional auction houses in the country, the Galway city based agency has a highly trained auction team who often begin preparing for the launch of an auction two months in advance. “We are really excited to be launching a diverse range of properties, with over 20 lots due to go under the hammer," Mr Heaslip added. "We take great care in selecting our lot orders and always make sure that there’s something to interest everyone.”
With the assistance of their DNG colleagues and a network of offices spread throughout the west of Ireland, James Heaslip believes that they can offer a service which is unrivalled anywhere in the country. “We’ve already held the first of our open viewings last weekend, and we’ve had a great response so far. We always try to price our properties in line with the comparable market sales, so it’s very rare there are any big surprises in our auctions. The general public wants to see transparency and we have the expertise, particularly with the help of our DNG network, to ensure that we offer prices that are a fair reflection on the current market. We have properties all along the western seaboard taking in Galway, Mayo, Clare, and Sligo, with fully qualified agents dealing with each property. 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 18 Temple Street, Sligo
An ideal investment opportunity in the centre of Sligo, this building consists of five self-contained apartments; two one-bed apartments, two two-bed apartments, a a further one bed in the attic space. The property is conveniently located within walking distance of Sligo town centre and all its amenities. The property is currently vacant. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Joanna Bannon, McDowell Purcell solicitors, The Capel Building, Mary's Abbey, Dublin 7, phone 01 8280600. Guide price €120,000. Open viewing Saturday 12 noon to 1pm.
Apt 11, No 29 Upper Newcastle, Galway
A quality first floor four bed duplex apartment comprising c110sq m located across from the Engineering Department of NUIG, just off the Quincentenary Bridge. It is currently rented and is being sold with tenants in situ. All amenities are nearby including NUIG, shops, hotels, and bus stop. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Barry Gavin, WB Gavin & Company solicitors, 4 Devon Place, The Crescent, Galway, phone 091 583197. Guide price €195,000. Open viewing Saturday 2pm to 3pm.
Lands comprising c1.56 acres, Rusheen Bay, Galway
A parcel of land comprising c1.56 acres located at Rusheen Bay, just off the main Barna road with frontage on to Rusheen Bay. The lands are zoned recreation and amenity but have excellent potential. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Paddy Keane. Keane & Co solicitors, Hardiman House, Eyre Square, Galway, phone 091 566767. Guide price €20,000. Details on request.
No 93 Glasán, Ballybane Road, Galway
An outstanding investment property at Glasán on the Ballybane Road, with almost 10,000 students on its doorstep. This is in a purpose built student village located directly across from GMIT, with a guaranteed occupancy and substantial income during the student year with exceptional yields. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Fiona Foley, Foley Turnbull solicitors, Joyce House, Barrack Square, Ballincollig, Co Cork, 021 4877170. Guide price €95,000. Viewing by appointment only.
A two bedroom bungalow situated in a quiet location at Crimlin, Ballindine. The property is in excellent condition throughout and has been well maintained. The property sits on a c1 acre of mature gardens. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Dermot McDermott, Dermot G McDermott & Co solicitors, 1 Union Street, Sligo, phone 071 9161886. Guide price €65,000. Details from DNG Gilligan, Claremorris, at 094 9371395.
Ballinastaig, Kilcolgan, Galway
An ideal opportunity to acquire a house in need of complete refurbishment on circa 0.9 acre in the much sought after area of Kilcolgan. The house is located at the end of a private lane with a number of private residences to the front, and this property offers buyers an excellent opportunity to develop their own home, subject to planning permission. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Benen Fahy, Benen Fahy Associates solicitors, 2 Bridge Street, Galway, phone 091 533 011. Guide price €30,000. Viewings by appointment.
No 15 New Gardens, Belclare, Co Galway
A bright and spacious detached dormer residence in a small, private, development in Belclare, on the Galway side of Tuam. Just a short distance from the N17, this well presented property is ready to walk in to and will make an ideal first time buyer family home. It is within 30 minutes of Galway city and just a short drive to Tuam town. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Dillon Eustace, Dillon Eustace solicitors, 33 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, phone 01 6670022. Guide price €160,000. Open viewing Saturday 3.30pm to 4.30pm.
Barrandoire, Carraroe, Co Galway
Located in one of the most scenic locations overlooking Galway Bay with views to the Aran Islands, this fully renovated and extended property is on offer with an adjoining 21 acres of land at Barrandoire, An Cheathru Rua. It is located 50 minutes west of Galway. The house has been extended and modernised and offers wonderful views. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Maeve Carroll, Bell & Carroll solicitors, First Floor, 21 Middle Street, Galway, phone 091 533777. Guide price €280,000. Viewing is by appointment.
No 2B Glenfarne, Oranmore
An outstanding two bedroom ground floor apartment in a small, quiet, complex close to Oranmore village centre. No 2B comprises almost 65sq m of living space. It offers easy access to the main Galway-Limerick road, and is just 15 minutes from Galway city centre. An outstanding investment property. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Emma Lovegrove, Joynt & Crawford solicitors, 8 Anglesea St, Dublin 2, phone (01 ) 677 0335. Guide price €95,000. Open viewing Saturday and Wednesday 12.30pm to 1.30pm.
No 122 An Cregan, Barna, Co Galway
A beautiful detached family in walk-in condition in Barna village. This O’Malley built home is on a large corner site, which boasts a bright westerly aspect. Comprising c140sq m, this four bedroom property has been completed to a very high standard. This property needs to be viewed to be appreciated. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Margaret Finlay, Finlay & Company solicitors, Molyneux House, Bride Street, Dublin 8, phone 01 4754270. Guide price €395,000. Open viewing Saturday and Wednesday 11am to 12 noon.
No 3 Dolphin Court, Loughrea
A ground floor two bedroom apartment in a private development in the centre of Loughrea town. In good condition, the property is one of four units in the block and is being sold with private resident's parking and all mod cons. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Gillian Moore, Keating Connolly Sellors solicitors, 6/7 Glentworth Street, Limerick, phone 061 414355. Guide price €50,000. Viewing is by appointment.
No 56 Lower Salthill, Galway
A three bedroom semidetached residence on the Lower Salthill road, within a short walk of Galway city centre. This well presented property is in good condition with approximately 95sq m of living space. It is being sold with an elevated rear garden and on street parking, and all amenities are close to hand. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Emma Lovegrove, Joynt & Crawford solicitors, 8 Anglesea Street, Dublin 2, phone 01 6770335. Guide price €170,000. Open viewing Saturday 3.30pm to 4.30pm.
50A Rivergrove, Oranmore
An end terrace three bedroom duplex townhouse in a much sought after development in Oranmore. Being sold with tenants in situ, this spacious unit is well presented and offers a great opportunity to acquire a well laid out investment property. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Sheena Beale, Kane Tuohy solicitors, The Malt House, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2, phone 01 6722233. Guide price:€110,000. Viewing by appointment only.
C28 acres at Ballygastry, Loughrea
Circa 28 acres of good quality land, in one holding, located just off the Loughrea/Balluan road. The lands are bordered, in part, by a stream and include a shed on the land. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Lorraine Burke, Houlihan Burke & Company solicitors, Suite 1, Aras Smith O'Brien, Bank Place, Ennis, Co Clare, phone 065 6842244. Guide price €90,000.
No 73 Bru Na Sionna, Shannon, Co Clare
A bright and spacious three bedroom, third floor, apartment, with two bedrooms en suite and spacious living accommodation. No 73 is being sold with built-in wardrobes, carpeted floors, and additional storage via the attic. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Gillian Butler, Keating & Co solicitors, 91 O'Connell Street, Limerick, phone 061 313599. Guide price €35,000. Full particulars from DNG O'Sullivan Hurley, Ennis, 065 6840200.
No 3 Oat Gallery, Ballinasloe
No 3 Oat Gallery is located in the centre of Ballinasloe town close to all the amenities. The apartment is one of four apartments over a commercial unit, however it has its own entrance at the front of the property. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Peadar Browne, McDowell Purcell solicitors, The Capel Building, Mary's Abbey, Dublin 7, phone 01 828 0600. Guide price €18,000. Viewing is by appointment.
No 58 Ce Na Mara, The Docks, Galway.
A top floor, two bedroom, duplex apartment in a modern apartment complex overlooking the docks. Comprising over 650sq ft over two floors, the property is both bright and spacious and within a short walk of the city centre. It is in pristine condition and includes a private secure parking space. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Cora Heaney, Malcomson Law, The Atrium, Shamrock Plaza, Carlow, 059 9131745. Guide price €190,000.
No 139 Rahylin Glebe, Ballybane, Galway
A three bed semidetached house with the benefit of full planning permission to build an adjacent second house (a three bed house circa 103sq m ). The house has a south facing rear aspect with off street parking. Solicitor with carriage of sale is John Glynn, Patrick Hogan & Co solicitors, Dunlo Street, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, phone (090 ) 964 2110. Guide price €145,000.
No 1 Ballinfoyle Mews, Headford Road, Galway
This four bedroom home, located within a short distance of Galway city centre on the Headford Road, has a living area of 125sq m and stands on a large corner site which could easily facilitate an extension. The property requires extensive renovation. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Gillian Moore, Keating Connolly Sellors solicitors, 6/7 Glentworth Street, Limerick, phone 061 414355. Guide price €190,000. Open viewing Saturday and Wednesday 2pm to 3pm.
The auction will take place in the Radisson Blu Hotel on Thursday June 9 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.