Archive for the ‘Property’ Category

‘What to do about Waterford eyesores?’ asks Cha O’Neill

T&H Doolan's: the public awaits its re-opening.
Michelle Clancy reports Independent Councillor Cha O’Neill has raised concerns about a number of urban and rural ‘eyesores’ in Waterford. At last Monday’s meeting of the Metropolitan District, Cllr O’Neill (Ind) asked was there anything the Council could do to “move things along” so that new businesses proposed in the city centre could open faster at former [...]

NAMA confirms support for city centre retail build

An architectural image of proposed development at a site on Michael Street and surrounding streets in Waterford for which planning permission is to be sought shortly from Waterford City & County Council by Newgate Properties Ltd. The planning application is being made with the support and funding of NAMA (the National Assets Management Agency).
On Sunday last, Newgate Properties Ltd confirmed they will seek planning permission from Waterford City & County Council shortly to develop a high-profile site covering almost four acres at Michael Street in Waterford city centre. The company will submit a planning application to the Council in coming weeks with the application funded by NAMA (the National [...]


Conor Purcell (Purcell Properties) Now that 2015 has drawn to a close there are some interesting observations to be made about the past 12 months in property terms. Most notably Waterford City and County saw a total of 1,177 residential sales throughout the calendar year. Interestingly this figure represents an increase of only 54 transactions when compared to [...]

Two weeks to first auction of 2016

Riverside, Clashmore, Co. Waterford
The Munster Property Auction will hold the first of its public auctions of 2016 in just two weeks and interest is mounting in the properties on offer. The Munster Property Auction team noted a busy start to the year with a significant level of enquiries over the holiday period and continuing into the first weeks [...]

New York – New Market

Almost one in six overseas enquiries about Irish property are now coming from the United States, a national estate agents survey has found. US property buyers are flocking to secure homes and investment properties in Ireland, buoyed by a strong dollar and the lure of a resurgent economy for emigrants, the Real Estate Alliance nationwide survey [...]

REA note price increases in Waterford market

The price of the average three-bed semi detached house in Waterford has risen by 2.48% to €155,000 in the last three months, a nationwide property survey has found. The REA Average House Price Survey concentrates on the sale price of Ireland’s typical stock home, the three-bed semi, giving an up-to-date picture of the property market in [...]

City rents rise by almost 10%

Pictured at the recent European valuation summit in Dublin to debate the merits of a new system of valuing property that doesn’t currently exist in Ireland but is popular in some European countries were Margaret and John Fogarty, Remax, Waterford with Eamon O’Flaherty (centre), President of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers.
Rents rose nationwide by an average of 3.2% in the third quarter of 2015, the largest three-month increase since early 2007, according to the latest quarterly Rental Report by The increase in rents comes ahead of Government measures to limit increases in rents. The national average rent between July and September was €964, compared [...]

Land at good coastal location on the market

A 110-acre farm formerly the property of Thomas Dunphy, deceased, Kilmacleague , has recently come on the market and is priced very keenly say Halley Grace Auctioneers of Waterford. The land can be sold in lots, but could also make for a new farm development as land requires cleaning up and put in good order. It [...]

Over 350 Planning Applications in first half of 2015

Waterford City & County Council received a total of 357 planning applications between January 1st and June 24th, a total of nine more than what it received in the corresponding period in 2014. And, as detailed in its recently published Management Report, the Council received 38 such applications between June 1st and 24th. The report reads: “A [...]

Chamber: talk of tax cuts “are premature”

Waterford Chamber has welcomed the announcement of Exchequer Returns which indicate that tax revenues are up 4.7 per cent year on year, but cautioned that now is not the time for complacency. According to Waterford Chamber Chief Executive Nick Donnelly: “An increase in tax revenue and a reduction in Government spending are figures to be welcomed. “However, [...]