More than €6.5 million worth of property was sold under the hammer by Galway-based auctioneers O’Donnellan & Joyce at the weekend.
Forty properties were sold at the auction, with a number more being sold immediately afterwards following negotiations.
The highlight of the all-day auction was a three-bed bungalow in Renmore, which sold for €300,000 – €100,000 over the Advised Minimum Value set prior to the auction.
Auctioneer Colm O’Donnellan said there were more than 500 people in attendance at the auction and he had not seen such a level of bidding on properties at the lower end of the market.
“I’ve never seen such vibrant bidding, particularly for the lower-priced properties. Not all were sold, but a number have been sold subsequently.
“In the afternoon, it was particularly Galway City properties which were being sold and there was huge interest in those in established areas like Renmore.
“A property there had an AMV of €200,000 and sold for well in excess of that, which was probably the highlight of the day,” said Mr O’Donnellan.
In all, there were sixty properties in the catalogue – from as far north as Donegal, down to Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Galway, the midwest and as far south as Dingle in Co Kerry.
“A full auction room from 10am saw the most competitive bidding amongst the lower priced property categories from €70,000 to €300,000, with an abundance of families and investors evident.
“Bidders were fewer, yet very competitive above this price bracket, with huge interest in family homes in some of Galway’s most sought after addresses of Salthill, Knocknacarra and the ever popular College Road just off Eyre Square, where exclusive homes are often described as homes for life,” said Mr O’Donnellan.
A unique city centre three-bed bungalow – with a mature garden and allotment – overlooking Lough Atalia within minutes’ walk of Eyre Square. This unique property at 106 College Road sold for €245,000 after very competitive bidding. The AMV was €200,000.
A family home close to NUI Galway, a five-bed detached home at 14 Dún Daingean in Newcastle sold for €380,000, €5,000 over its AMV.
In Knocknacarra, a five-bed detached home in Clybaun Heights sold for €352,000, well in excess of its €300,000 AMV.
Refurbished semi an oasis of tranquility in city centre
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.
Bungalow in sought-after Taylor’s Hill
A modern bungalow-style residence in the sought-after Taylor’s Hill area of Galway has come on the market.
No 4 The Nurseries is a semi detached single storey property with side access, rear patio garden and off-street parking. The property is close to established services including recreational amenities, the Promenade, the city centre and with regular public transport on Taylor’s Hill.
The house is well presented, fitted and maintained. On entry, there is a large hallway leading into the kitchen/dining/living room with fitted kitchen units, carpet floors in living area, brick surround fireplace with gas stove inset and double patio doors to private rear yard.
There are two double bedrooms both with built-in wardrobes. Finally, a recently upgraded shower room which has a new suite and tiling. The house benefits from oil-fired central heating, double glazed PVC windows, and is well fitted and maintained.
The rear patio is private and paved with pedestrian rear access and storage shed. Parking is to the front of the property for one car.
According to selling agent Tony Kavanagh, No 4 offers a quality ready to occupy single storey home in a prime location and will suit buyers who require quality in location and property.
■ The asking price is €375,000. The BER Rating is D1. For further information or to arrange a viewing, contact Sherry Fitzgerald on 091 569123.
Beautiful family home with selection of classic features
This beautifully appointed two storey, four bedroom family home is set on one acre of mature landscaped grounds and enjoys an enviable location.
Being within a five-minute drive to the villages of Oranmore, Maree and Clarinbridge, the property at Creganna Beg was built in the 1970s.
The accommodation in Woodvilla extends to 2,583 sq ft and comprises of entrance hall, off which there are two reception rooms to include a formal dining area, kitchen and separate breakfast room, utility and guest toilet.
The first floor accommodation comprises a family bathroom, four bedrooms, three of which are en suite and the master bedroom has a large, walk-in dressing room.
The property includes two block constructed stables and a galvanised and Steeltech shed. The property oozes old world charm featuring gothic style, double glazed windows and solid wood, double entrance doors, with decorative stained-glass frame; hardwood floors, stairs and internal doors, skirting and architrave; classic, white marble, sitting room fire surround; traditional sanitary ware and vintage tiles.
For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.
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