Tuesday 27 September 2016

New homes schemes coming soon ...

Published 18/10/2015 | 02:30

It's been a strong autumn season to date for new home schemes, particularly in Dublin and the greater Dublin area, with some new developments selling out in the first week of their launch.

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One such was the first phase of 30 houses in the Parkside development at Malahide Road, which were all sold at the launch, selling agents Hooke & MacDonald report. Another 30 have now been released still at launch prices, from €299,000.

It all points to bottled-up demand, most particularly from first-time buyers and those downsizing.

However, those who have delayed their foray into the market in the hopes of changes to Central Bank lending regulations or positive Budget measures for home buyers will find that they haven't missed the boat. There is a steady flow of launches to come through the rest of October and November.

This weekend, for example, Sherry FitzGerald launches a development of 114 houses by Gannon Homes with the first phase of 40 three-bed houses at Belltree in Clongriffin in north Dublin. They are aimed at first-time buyers and the development will feature a range of two- and three-storey units. Prices start at €260,000. A development by Ballymore of large three- and four-bed houses at Royal Canal Park in north Dublin at Ashtown, also with Sherry FitzGerald, launches at prices yet to be confirmed at the end of the month.

Over the month of November, DNG will launch a bespoke scheme of five luxury houses aimed at the top end of the market at Temple Road in Dartry. Many of the details have yet to be released but they report that already one of the five homes is under offer.

A development of three- and four-bed houses at Oldcourt in Ballycullen will be selling off plans from mid-November and, according to selling agents DNG, is appealing to those upsizing from two-bed apartments or duplexes.

Cooper's Wood at Kinsealy, which launched earlier this season with Savills, unveils a number of premium four-bed houses in a quiet cul-de-sac, over the next few weeks.

Further afield in Galway, the first phase of the Knocknacarra development of 73 three- and four-bed houses at prices from €239,500 to €320,000 was sold out within two weeks by joint agents Sherry FitzGerald and O'Donnellan & Joyce. It was the first development for some years in the Galway area and Sherry FitzGerald reports that interest came mainly from first-time buyers and families trading up. Next week Galway also sees the launch of An Fearban, a scheme of just seven four- and five-bed detached houses at prices from €535,000 to €625,000.

In Cork, a number of developments is launching with a scheme of 24 houses by O'Leary & O'Sullivan at Ard na Coille in Mayfield seeing its first phase of 10 three- and four-bed semis selling at €239,950 and €274,950. A little further out of town a scheme at Drom Sli near Blarney, with five houses in a development of 32, reaches the market with four-bed houses at prices from €294,950 and €334,950.

Belltree, Clongriffin, Dublin 13

When: Today, 2-5pm

Type of house: 3-bed townhouses, 113 sqm; 3-bed end-of-terrace townhouse, 113 sqm

Price: From €260,000 and from €270,000 respectively

Number of houses in phase one: 40

Total number of houses in scheme: 114

Final completion: March 2016

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald New Homes (01) 667 1888

Ard Na Coille, Mayfield, Cork

When: Today, viewing by appointment

Type of house: 3-bed semis, 108 sqm; 4-bed semis, 134 sqm

Price: €239,950 and €274,950 respectively

Number of houses in launch: 10

Total number of houses in scheme: 24

Final completion: August 2016

Agent: Re/max Cork and County Auctioneers (021) 427 7745/087 2886067

Drom Sli, Courtbrack, Blarney, Co Cork

When: Today, by appointment

Type of house: Willow, 4-bed detached, 165 sqm; Chestnut, 4-bed detached, 198 sqm

Price: €294,950 and €334,950 respectively

Number of houses in launch: 5

Total number of houses in scheme: 32

Agent: O'Leary & O'Sullivan Developers (021) 438 4535/Donal Cronin 087 797 8384

The Schoolyard, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny

When: Under construction, being sold off plan - five remaining

Type of house: 3-bed detached, 146 sqm; 4-bed detached houses, 152 sqm

Price: From €320,000 to €390,000

Total number of houses: 9

Final completion: March/April 2016

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald McCreery (056) 772 1904

An Fearban, Furbo, Co Galway

When: Week of October 19

Type of house: 4- and 5-bed detached houses

Price: from €535,000 to €625,000

Number of houses in launch: 7

Total number of houses in scheme: 7

Final completion: To be confirmed

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Galway (091) 569 123

Heatherton, Killarney Road, Bray, Co wicklow

When: Thursday, October 29

Type of house: 4-bed semi-detached, 172 sqm

Price: €495,000

Number of houses in phase: 4

Total number of houses in scheme: 6

Final completion: First 4 ready in early 2016

Agent: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 631 8402

Royal Canal Park, Ashtown, Dublin 15

When: Late October/early November

Type of house: 3-bed townhouses (114 sqm) and 4-bed townhouses (156 sqm)

Price: Yet to be confirmed

Number of houses in phase one: 40 houses

Total number of houses in scheme: 160 houses

Final completion: Estimated end 2017

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald New Homes (01) 667 1888

Sion Hill Park, Sion Hill Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

When: Mid November

Type of house: 3-bed mid-terrace houses, 110 sqm; 4-bed end-of-terrace houses, 148 sqm

Price: From €470,000 to €490,000; and from €570,000 to €590,000 respectively

Number in phase two: 15-20

Total number of houses in scheme: 69

Final completion: Due to be completed late summer 2016

Agent: DNG New Homes (01) 491 2600

Oldcourt, Ballycullen, Dublin 24

When: Selling off plans from mid November

Type of house: 3- and 4-bed houses

Price: Yet to be confirmed

Number of houses in launch: 35

Total number of houses in scheme: 135

Agent: DNG New Homes (01) 491 2600

Temple Road, Dartry, Dublin 6

When: Early November

Type of house: Bespoke, large detached houses

Price: Yet to be confirmed

Total number of houses in launch: 5

Agent: DNG New Homes (01) 491 2600

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