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%
Combining city with country
Ashleigh House is a superbly positioned five-bed detached family home located in a nice quiet cul de sac with a country setting and yet less than three miles from Galway City.
This property is situated in a much sought-after location at Carrowbrowne on the Headford Road, close all amenities such as Ballindooley Stores, Tesco Express, Castlegar and Menlo primary schools and it is a short distance to Parkmore and Ballybrit industrial estates.
The house measures 230 sq m (2,476 sq ft) and was built in 2005, but has been upgraded and recently modernised.
It is situated on a half-acre site with mature landscaped gardens. This large detached home provides spacious accommodation throughout with kitchen/dining room, sunroom, living room, five bedrooms (all of which are en suite) main bathroom and a utility. The property is finished to a high standard with solid timber floors throughout, a marble fireplace and solid fuel stove.
The kitchen/diningroom has tiled flooring, fitted units and island, as well as a solid fuel stove and spotlights. The sunroom has solid wooden flooring with side and rear windows and patio doors to the rear garden.
The utility room is tiled, has a door to the rear garden, and is plumbed for a washing machine and dryer.
To the front of the house, the livingroom has solid wooden flooring and front and side window, with a solid fuel fireplace with marble surrounds.
The asking price is €397,500. The BER Rating is B3. For further information, contact Sherry FitzGerald on 091 569123. A virtual viewing is available.
Impressive family home boasts great attention to detail inside and outdoors
This impressive family residence located at Tynagh Road in Portumna is set on a 0.75-acre site with private mature grounds and within short walking distance to the town centre, Portumna Forest Park and Lough Derg.
On entering Woodfield House, one can immediately appreciate the sense of space, complemented by an abundance of natural light and with every step, one will notice the attention to detail and quality of finish throughout.
The accommodation begins with entrance foyer, fitted with charcoal grey ceramic tiles with double French doors to the front steps and internally leading to the entrance hallway fitted with ceramic tile flooring and the beautiful handcrafted white oak staircase.
The formal sitting room is located off the hallway, with its high ceilings and antique Rosso marble fireplace. With windows overlooking front lawns, the warm decor combines delightfully here with solid wood flooring.
Double doors lead from sitting room to a light filled room with French doors overlooking rear garden – this Library is a most comfortable room in which to relax and unwind, and is further complemented by tasteful decor and solid oak flooring.
The delightful country style kitchen boasts double windows overlooking rear gardens. There are custom-designed solid oak kitchen units and granite worktop together with high quality appliances including an Aga Rayburn range.
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Family home boasts stunning views across Galway Bay
This is an incredible opportunity to acquire a stunning family home situated on a large site in Barna, which boasts breathtaking and unobstructed views over Galway Bay.
The six-bed house at An Faoileán in Freeport in within 50m of a beautiful beach and just 500m from the heart of the village.
The village offers excellent amenities including a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, shopping facilities, crèches, excellent schools and the award-winning hotel, The Twelve.
This idyllic retreat is located along the Wild Atlantic Way at the end of a very tranquil cul de sac and is sure to delight even the most discerning of property hunters.
It stands on a beautiful elevated and the externally, it has been beautifully maintained with manicured gardens and patio areas which enjoy all-day sun.
The gardens are magnificently cultivated and landscaped with carefully tended lawns and mature planting found throughout.
Internally, this home contains a quality finish throughout with a substantial accommodation ideal for modern day family requirements. Furthermore, the design maximises the light and views from the property over Galway Bay.
A spacious garage to the rear offers an ideal home office, study or storage area.
The property, which was built in the late 1980s, measures 311 square metres and offers double glazed windows, oil-fired central heating, a range in the kitchen, and a B3 BER Rating.
Selling agent Niall Browne said: “Properties in this area rarely come to the market and this is one of the finest and most attractive family homes to come to the market for some time. This is an outstanding family home in a unique location. If you are looking for a superior quality home with no work, we strongly recommend viewing you will not be disappointed.”
The asking price is €795,000. For further information, contact O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers on 091 564212.