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More than €27m in residential property sales recorded in fortnight



61A Upr Newcastle Rd, Galway

The new boom in Galway’s property market appears to be continuing unabated – sales on almost €27 million worth of residential properties were completed last month, up a massive 46%.

A total of 166 homes were registered as sold during the four weeks of February – up 45% on the same month last year.

An analysis of the Government’s Property Price Register the shows that a total of more than €26.85m worth of homes were recorded as officially sold during the month – up from €18.3m for February last year.

Continuing in this regular feature, this week, we provide details of the properties sold in the second two weeks of February.

A total of 62 were registered sold, with a value of €7.5m – that’s down slightly from a €9.2m value for the same period last year (53 properties).

The headline sale during the month was a total of 14 homes in Clifden – in one lot – sold for €840,000.

The houses at Racecourse Hill and Racecourse Lawns comprised 12 two-bed semi-detached bungalows and 2 three-bed two-storey semis.

Seven of the properties are currently renting for a combined total of around €43,400 per annum.

Another significant sale was a newly-built five-bed detached house – measuring more than 3,000 sq ft – on Newcastle Road in the city, which is located close to NUI Galway and University Hospital. The asking price was €620,000 and it sold for €560,000.

In this regular feature, Tribune Property publishes property sales figures for the city and county using data scraped from the Property Price Register, and modified to include (where available) a brief description of the property and the initial asking price.

In a small number of transactions included in the Register, the price shown does not represent the full market price of the property concerned for a variety of reasons. All such properties are marked with asterisks.

In a very small number of cases, properties may be declared as purchased in exchange for other property, stocks and shares, etc. If the property is a new property, the price shown is exclusive of VAT at 13.5%

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Enjoy views over the Bay



2 Rosshill Road.

This substantial detached residence with private gated entrance is set on a half-acre site just off the Coast Road facing Galway Bay.

Located in a very popular area on the east side of the city, it provides wonderful water views.

2 Rosshill Road is an impressive, energy efficient property offering spacious accommodation and private gardens.

The main living and kitchen/dining rooms are finished to a high standard complete with vaulted ceilings and extensive south facing windows making the most of the water views.

The ground floor also includes four large bedrooms, each with an en suite and one includes a walk-in wardrobe.

Upstairs, the fifth bedroom faces onto Galway Bay with stunning southerly views and includes a large walk-in wardrobe and en suite. There is a separate office/study and toilet located on this floor also.

Externally, entry is gained through electric gates and the gardens are mainly laid to lawn surrounded by natural stone wall boundaries. There are two large timber deck areas accessed directly from the house.

Rosshill Road and the Coast Road are very sought after locations.

The asking price is €660,000. The BER Rating is B3. For further information or to arrange a viewing, contact Sherry FitzGerald on 091 569123.


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Surge in end-of-year residential auction interest



52 Brackernagh, Ballinasloe.

IAM Sold Property Auctions are gearing up for their final online auctions of the year on November 18 and December 16, which will offer a selection of properties from across Galway, Roscommon, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim.

Regional Sales Manager, Shane May said there has been a significant increase in enquiry levels with many people hoping to purchase before end of the year.

“Our upcoming auctions will give buyers the opportunity to purchase their property of interest before the end of the year. Our legal team work closely with the solicitors to ensure all the necessary legal documents are available before the auction which avoids prolonged waiting periods after the sale is agreed.

“This gives buyer’s confidence to put forward their offers knowing if they are successful, they can move quickly on the sale,” he said.

Among the properties set to go under the hammer in the online auctions are:

52 Brackernagh, Ballinasloe. Offered at bids over €135,000 in partnership with Michael McCullagh Auctioneers. This mixed use (retail/residential) building in one of the most prominent business locations in Ballinasloe. On the ground floor there is a retail area, measuring 685 sq ft, with two display windows. Ideally suited for any number of uses including general retail, hairdressing, café etc.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Refurbished semi an oasis of tranquility in city centre



Canal Court

A tranquil oasis in the heart of Galway City, Canal Court is a small gated development fronting onto the Eglinton Canal.

No 6 is a semi-detached bungalow style residence with private rear garden, parking to front and side entrance.

The property was recently refurbished to an extremely high standard with large spacious rooms, quality flooring, fittings, furnishings and is presented in turn key condition.

The property is entered via spacious hall which has a roof light and guest toilet. The sitting room is a very large room with engineered timber floor, solid fuel stove and built-in book shelving. The kitchen is off the sitting room and has a high quality fully fitted kitchen with extensive worktop space, integrated appliances NEFF double oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer and a Velux window light.

The living room is off the kitchen and has an electric fire, door to utility and two large glass sliding doors opening onto rear garden.

There are two double bedrooms, the main bedroom has a bay window, extensive built-in wardrobes and full bathroom en suite. The second double bedroom has built-in wardrobes and en suite shower room.

There is electric Stria access to a large open attic space extending to 35 sq m.

The house benefits from underfloor central heating, high level of insulation and triple glazed windows.

To the front is a communal courtyard with off-street parking and the gated side entrance brings you to a south west facing private rear garden with natural stone paving stones, garden store and mature shrubbery.

Canal Court is within 100 metres of the entrance to NUIG and 500 metres to the city centre.

The asking price is €695,000. The BER Rating is A3. For further information or to arrange a viewing, Contact Sherry FitzGerald on 091 569123.




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