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Seamus Carthy – 1 in 6 property enquiries from U.S.

According to leading auctioneers, REA Seamus Carthy, almost one in six overseas enquiries about Irish property are now coming from the United States.

  “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”, commented Seamus Carthy. 

  A survey conducted by REA members through the country shows that enquiries from the US increased to 16% in 2015. This could signal the first major return of emigrants who feel that the time is right to move back to Ireland”, he added.

  Mr. Carthy continued, “While there has always been interest from the US market, this has increased markedly in a year that saw a 22% increase in overseas enquiries about Irish property.

  “Overall, calls from overseas buyers represented 19% of all enquiries received by REA agents in 2015 and 16% of total sales.

  “49% of our enquiries came from the UK, 8% from continental Europe, 10% from Australia, but the real surge in new interest came from the US.

  “The average house price in the US in November 2015 was $374,900 (€341,656), compared to our average house price survey national value of €188,370, so there is obvious value for American buyers in Ireland.”

  REA Seamus Carthy are now offering Irish property vendors the chance to cash in on this mini-boom by registering for the nationwide group’s upcoming New York property exhibition – the first of its kind to be held in the USA.

  REA are bringing thousands of properties to New York, giving a host of US buyers the chance to browse in comfort and talk to the experts on the ground.

  The exhibition takes place in the Fitzpatrick Hotel at Grand Central, Manhattan from 5 – 7 pm on March 3rd.

  This presents many vendors with the opportunity of achieving better prices due to interest outside of the normal marketplace.

  Real Estate Alliance (REA) is Ireland’s leading property group of chartered surveyors with over 55 branches nationwide, comprising many of the country’s longest-established auctioneers and estate agents.

  Contact REA Seamus Carthy in Roscommon Town 090 6630001 to list your property in our upcoming New York property exhibition. 



Lots of property on offer at Pat Hughes & Co

This week Hughes & Company are reporting a lot of interest in Greenmount House, Stonepark, Galway Road which only went on the market last week. Pat is confirming that there have been a large number of viewings on the building. While the house is in need of modernisation, it is prominently located and creating a huge interest.

  They are also offering for sale at Lisnamult, Roscommon an attractive three-bedroomed farmhouse on .25 (1/4) acre site. Pat is accepting offers in excess of €65,000 for this property.

  The company also have for sale at Moher, Lanesboro a very attractive, well finished bungalow on a large mature site with a range of out-offices. Offers in the region of €160,000 are being considered.  Viewing is highly recommended.

  On their books at The Grove, Kilteevan they have for sale a large five-bedroomed dormer bungalow on circa ¾ acre site with excellent views of the surrounding area. The residence is situated only a short walk from the school, church and pub. Hughes & Company are accepting every offer in excess of €180,000 for this fine residence.

  Pat is also confirming that they have for sale at Kileenboy, Kilteevan circa 20 acre residential farm.

  At Sheehaun, Kilrooskey the company have 3 ½ acres of top quality land for sale with access to two roads lending them suitable for development subject to planning permission being granted.  They are accepting every offer in the region of €30,000 for these lands.

  At Henry Street, Roscommon, Hughes & Company have for sale a commercial unit with a two-bedroomed apartment on the first floor. For further details please contact the office.

  At Runnabracken, Donamon, Roscommon the company are offering for sale a four bedroomed bungalow on circa 1 acres site. While the residence is in need of some modernisation it is well located and structurally sound. Viewing is highly recommended.

  The company have circa 45 acres of top quality land to let in one lot convenient to Curraghboy Village.

  Sales by Pat Hughes & Co. Ltd., Auctioneer & Valuer Abbey Street Roscommon. Tel: 090 6627003, fax: 090 6626296, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Properties required in Strokestown area

Property Partners Earley Roscommon are this week seeking houses in the Strokestown area for clients and disappointed underbidders.  For further details or to arrange a consultation, please contact either John Earley, FIPAV or David Diffley, MIPAV of Property Partners, Earley Roscommon on 090 6626579 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Quality Ballintubber dormer available at Earley’s

John Earley, FIPAV of Property Partners Earley is this week offering to the market a quality five-bedroomed dormer residence of c. 2,160 sq. ft. standing on a mature site area of c. 0.64 of an acre located at Carane, Ballintubber, Co. Roscommon. Price guide: All offers after €150,000 to sell. For further details or to arrange a viewing, please contact John Earley FIPAV of Property Partners Earley, Roscommon on 090 6626579 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.