Leading Galway-based auctioneering firm DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard last week launched the latest in its summer series of auctions. Following the company’s successful May auctions, which saw ten lots be brought to the market, it has brought six more lots to the open market for a sale on Friday June 14th with huge interest already reported at the twice-weekly open viewings.
Having received excellent results with the sales of eight of the lots in the May auctions, including the much published and talked about Costello Lodge in Cashla, the auction team in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard are excited about their latest offerings and are once again extremely confident they will get the right results for their clients.
As usual with DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard’s auctions, there is something there to attract buyers from across a wide spectrum of the market, with the opportunity to acquire properties ranging from a two bedroom investment property close to the university, to a terraced home in St Mary’s Avenue, Taylor’s Hill.
While always offering an eclectic mix of properties to potential buyers, they are also conscious that keeping the number of lots to a manageable number ensures they give each property the attention it deserves. The Francis Street based property experts are widely recognised as a firm that offers a more personal touch and their many clients will testify that to that.
“We do things a bit differently at our auctions,” said director Alan Maxwell.
“We limit the number of lots and also try to offer guide prices that are realistic and reflective of the current market. In doing so we have avoided the whole ‘fire-sale’ method that’s become synonymous with the auction market at the moment.
“When we bring a property to the auction floor, we obviously do it with a view to getting the best price for our clients, but we also try to ensure that those who are looking to buy a particular property get a fair chance at doing so,” he added. “It’s a method that works for us and we will keep providing this service as long as it works.”
The lots they are bringing to the auction floor for the June auctions are as follows:
This is a four bedroom detached bungalow on the Maree Road just outside the much sought after location of Oranmore. Within a short stroll of the village centre, this well presented bungalow is bright and spacious and sits on a site of over a third of an acre. Being sold with the benefit of a large rear extension, the house has recently been renovated to include all modern conveniences including a new kitchen, double glazing, and oil fired central heating. This outstanding family home has c1,900sq ft of living space including four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen/dining room, a sitting room, a study, a utility, and rear shed. Guiding an AMV of €220,000, this outstanding detached home offers exceptional value in a location that is always much sought after. Marguerite Philips of Pauline O’Reilly solicitors, Francis Street, Galway will handle the carriage of sale. Open viewings are on Saturday and Wednesdays between 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
Situated in an area which has always been very popular among first time buyers, No 7 Bru Na Mara is part of the Fort Lorenzo development at Taylor’s Hill. A recently renovated semidetached home, this stunning residence is in top class condition with many features including underfloor heating, solid wood floors, a Scandinavian fitted kitchen, and a large rear garden. With four large bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, an open plan lounge/dining area, and a modern kitchen with a generous utility room, this property has it all and is ready for immediate occupation. Offered for auction with a very attractive AMV of €220,000, this represents excellent value for anyone seeking a stylish and modern family home. Maeve Carroll of Bell and Carroll solicitors, Middle Street, Galway, will handle the carriage of sale. Open viewings will take place on Saturdays and Wednesdays between 3pm and 4pm.
Located just of the main town square in the market town of Gort, this bungalow with a two storey rear extension has a walled site comprising approximately 0.5 acre. In need of some renovation, this property will lend itself to possible redevelopment, with a number of similar size neighbouring properties having done just that. The layout includes an entrance hall, a living room, a kitchen/dining area, a utility room, a bathroom, three bedrooms, and an external garage and store. The guide price for this lot is a modest €70,000 and is sure to attract those looking to put their own stamp on a home with plenty of potential. Cliona Pierce of Sadlier & Co, Crowe Street, Gort, will take charge of the carriage of sale. The open viewing times for this property are Saturdays 12 noon to 1pm
This is a ground floor two bedroom apartment built in 2002 by O’Malley Construction as part of a mixed development of private residences and student accommodation. Maintained to the highest standards, this spacious apartment comprises 745sq ft of living space with extensive tiling and wood floors and includes an entrance hall, an open plan living/kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. Being sold with vacant possession, the apartment is in pristine condition and will generate a rental yield close to seven per cent a year. In walk in condition, the apartment comes to the market with a guide price of €135,000 which will attract those seeking a gilt edge investment property. Gerard O’Donnell of O’Donnell Waters, Aengus House, Galway, will handle the carriage of sale. Open viewings will take place on Saturdays and Wednesdays between 12 noon and 1pm.
Set in a quiet residential development off Taylor’s Hill, the fifth lot to come to the market is this charming mid-terrace two storey residence. St Mary’s Avenue is a location that has always been highly regarded as a perfect place to raise a family. Part of a terrace of houses, most of which are owner occupied, No 7 is in need of modernisation but has many of its original features. With approximately 1,400sq ft of space, the large rear site offers itself to further expansion, with many of the neighbouring properties already having done so. The house has an entrance hall, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen/dining area, four bedrooms, an office, and a bathroom. There is a basement area to the rear of the property and an adjoining boiler house and store room. Access is also available from a laneway to the rear of the garden. Going under the hammer with a guide price of €190,000, this beautiful property is sure to attract those seeking a wonderful home in a location second to none. Donal Downes of O’Dea and Co solicitors, Hardiman House, Eyre Square, Galway, will take care of the carriage of sale. Open viewings will take place on Saturdays and Wednesdays between 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
The final lot in this auction sees No 39 Tirellan Heights on the Headford Road come to the market. Part of a long established residential development, this two storey semidetached home is being brought to the market in top class condition, with all modern conveniences, a new kitchen (complete with an oil range), and a gorgeous rear garden. Close to all amenities, the house comprises an entrance hall, a living room, a wc, a kitchen/dining area, four bedrooms, a bathroom, and a rear utility shed. With an AMV of €135,000, this outstanding first time buyer home offers an excellent opportunity for those seeking a well located house close to Galway city centre. Susan Egan of Emerson & Conway sols, Francis Street, Galway, will handle the carriage of sale. Open viewings are on Saturdays and Wednesdays between 3pm and 4pm.
For full particulars on any of the lots for this auction or for details on the times and dates of the next auction, call the auction team in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard at 091 565261 or go to www.dngauctions.ie