Friday, January 23, 2015

Taylors Hill Properties to fetch €1m this year!


Good news for people selling in Taylors Hill in Galway City as house sale prices are perdicted to hit the €1m mark!  According to the attached article, sellers in the City can expect bumper years on their sales.  For more information see: Link to page here

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Declutter for 2015!!

Declutter or Bust???!!!

If like me, you need badly to de-clutter, see this interesting article in the Examiner which gives a few tips on how we can effectively live in a more streamlined home.  I have found a few tips, hope you find something that will make your life a bit freer!!  For more information see: Link to page here

Friday, January 16, 2015

2015 - A New Year - A New Beginning

January 2015 has proved a busy start to the new  year, with again, more people wishing to purchase properties than properties are available.  According to Yvonne Mullaney of Executive Sales and Lettings, the quarter to the end of December 2014 had seen the market at a virtual standstill, but things have started to move again.   

Galway is seeing strong growth in the property market, with house prices rising by over 14 percent in the past year. Owners are availing of this and are beginning to put their properties on the market.  There is an optimistic feel in the air, despite the cold, wet weather we are experiencing here in the West of Ireland.  There is an expectation that prices in Galway will increase by 15% in 2015, despite uncertainty caused by proposed Central Bank restrictions on mortgage deposits.

According to the Irish Independent, outside of Dublin, where values are much more affordable and therefore less likely to be affected, house prices are expected to continue rising strongly through 2015 - by as much as 20pc.

Commuter counties to Dublin and the other major cities are expecting a strong 2015 - with healthy demand and limited supply being major factors, according to REA agents.

Demand in the three main cities outside Dublin is expected to remain high due to a lack of supply, with prices in Cork expected to rise by 10pc, Limerick by a stronger 12pc and Galway City by 15pc thanks to a shortage of good quality homes for sale in the Western capital.

"Overall, we are now seeing a welcome return to a normally functioning market where you are likely to see less volatility and, thankfully, more predictability. As the market started to rebound, some of the high percentage recoveries that we saw in 2014 were quite misleading, due to the limited number of transactions involved, and the low price base that we were coming off."

After Dublin, Cork city was the next market to recover. It went from static prices to a rapid rise at the end of 2013. This was spearheaded by an investor feeding-frenzy at the bottom, with apartments snatched up.
Galway soon saw its prices begin to surge in a similar fashion and Limerick was next. Cork and Galway are now both experiencing similar issues to Dublin ie large demand and shortage of available properties for sale. 
We are seeing a huge surge of interest in properties selling under €100,000, which are still being snapped up by first time buyers wanting to get their feet on the ladder and by savvy investors who see the value of the rental market in Galway City. 

With rents soaring out of control in Galway City and surrounding areas, buying has become a more acceptable option for those who can afford it, rather than relying on a precarious rental market to stabilise.   
If you would like to speak to someone about selling your property in 2015, please call Yvonne Mullaney of Executive Sales and Letting in Galway City on 086 226 1018 for confidential advice and assistance.  Please see our website for details of what we can offer the prospective seller - click here

Friday, September 19, 2014 Irish property prices continue to rise with prices up 13% outside Dublin since January 2014 - we are urgently in need of good quality Galway City Centre property to sell to first time buyers, and returning families, tempted by the good value that Ireland has to offer.  Please contact us for confidential advice and assistance on 086 226 1018. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Rent increases in Dublin - rest of Ireland still feeling the pinch

Please see attached report from the PRTB, which represents the most accurate state of play of rents in Ireland for the last Quarter, prepared by ESRI.  Dublin has seen large increases whereas the rest of Ireland is still struggling.  For more information see: Link to page here -

Friday, April 25, 2014

Yvonne Mullaney, Executive Sales and Lettings is delighted to offer to the rental market this beautiful 4th floor penthouse apartment at Ladyswell, with balconies overlooking Lough Atalia.  This is a fabulous 2 bedroomed apartment with a range of Miele appliances, 2 huge bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, utility, hallway and a patio area overlooking the lake.  Available immediately - rent is €1800 pcm.  For more information see: Link to page here
Yvonne Mullaney, Executive Sales and Lettings in Galway City presents this beautiful newly refurbished home in the heart of Renmore at Renmore Park to the rental market.  This would make a wonderful family home.  Property consists of living room, second sitting/dining room with wood burning stove, patio doors to rear garden, lovely kitchen with breakfast table, 3 bedrooms, large front and rear gardens and off street parking for 2 cars.  Rent is 850 euros per month.   For more information see: Link to page here

Monday, March 31, 2014

Lovely home for rent in Wellpark Grove, Wellpark

Yvonne Mullaney, Executive Sales and Lettings in Galway City, presents for immediate rental, this beautiful 4 bedroomed house in Wellpark Grove, Rent 900 euros pcm.  This is a great house in a very convenient location for local hospitals, proximity to City Centre, Shops, Schools, Churches and easy access to the East Side of Galway and business parks.  Would ideally suit a small family or professional sharers.  For more information see: Link to page he

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Galway property market improving for Sales - Encouraging news for homeowners!!

As we are all probably aware, there has been a definite shift in the property market over the past 6/12 months and we have seen prices in Galway rise slightly, but what is more encouraging is that people have started to buy again.  Granted, a large degree of the properties are sold to investors at auction and have achieved over the AMV, which is very encouraging.  In certain areas of Galway, prices have risen by quite a large margin.  Please see attached extract from the Irish Property Register, which shows prices from 2010 to date in the Knocknacarra area.  It is very evident that there has been a big jump in the last 6 months and this is very good news for property owners who have been hesitating to put their property on the market for the past 6 years.  If properties are marketed at the correct value, there is no reason now not to sell.  If anybody would like information on selling their property, we would be delighted to offer our years of expertise.  We are currently offering a discount in our fees, reducing them to 1% of the sale price (most other auctioneers are charging in the region of 1.5% to 2%), which offers a significant saving. Please call Yvonne on 086 226 1018 for a free valuation and confidential advice on your property.  For more information see: Link to page here*knocknacarra*%20AND%20%5Bdc_county%5D=%22Galway%22&County=Galway&Year=&StartMonth=&EndMonth=&Address=knocknacarra

Beautiful house with incredible views to let in Furbo

Yvonne Mullaney, Executive Sales & Lettings in Galway City presents to the rental market this beautiful house set on an elevated site overlooking the ocean.  The house is in Furbo and would ideally suit a small family or careful professional sharers. For more information see: Link to page here to