Saturday 1 October 2016

Bargains at Portarlington

Published 30/11/2012 | 05:00

price: From €75k

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Kilnacourt, Portarlington, Co Laois


Choice of three-bedroom houses

A choice of three-bedroom houses is being launched on the market this weekend in Portarlington, Co Laois, with prices starting from €75,000.

The Westar Group, which developed Kilnacourt Woods, is selling the remaining 15 houses including semi-detached homes and townhouses which range in size from 81.2sqm up to almost 97sqm.

The semis are the largest and these are priced at €85,000.

As an extra incentive buyers will receive a €2,000 gift voucher if they sign contracts before the end of the year. Of course another incentive for completing the sale before the year end could also be the deadline for qualifying for the last of the mortgage interest tax relief.

Known as The Glen, the 15 houses are in a section of the Kilnacourt development where about 500 homes have already been occupied over the years.

It is located practically in the centre of Portarlington town and yet within walking distance of the train station from which 26 trains travel daily to and from Heuston Station Dublin. These train journeys average only about 45 minutes.

Based on these prices estate agent Matt Dunne says that repayments on a 25 year mortgage will be only €385 gross per month.

He also believes that the houses would appeal to investors as tenants are willing to pay rents of €500 per month for such houses.

A range of leisure facilities in the area include tennis courts, GAA pitches, and a leisure centre.

Pat Fadden owner of the long-established Westar Group, recently completed a primary health care centre incorporating the original Georgian Kilnacourt House and this now accommodates doctors, dentists, psychologists, physiotherapists and a range of other healthcare providers.

Contact Matt Dunne & Assoc. 087 2586247

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