And they’re off!

Three to think about…

Easter is always a turning point in Bundoran. Our regular seasonal residents come back to open their various holiday homes in the area. It creates a great buzz and locals are delighted to welcome old friends back, and, of course, to welcome new friends who may have bought property during the off-season or are in the process of hunting for property now!

Three properties came to market with us last week and they will give you a taste for the variety available.

We have a two-bedroomed apartment, No.3 Atlantic Way, Bundoran, ground floor & sea views. Great value with offers in the region of €55,000 invited.

We have a superb coastal holding of c. 21 acres in Tullaghan, on the coast, two miles south of Bundoran, including a three bedroomed cottage and detailed planning permission for an architect designed residence. Offers in the region of €275,000 invited – your own stretch of the most sought after coastline on the Wild Atlantic Way. County Leitrim only has 2 miles of coastline and you could own some of it!

Finally, we have a three storey town centre commercial property in Ballyshannon. An excellent location, completely refurbished about 6 years ago, over 1700 sq ft over 3 floors, each separately metered for electricity. We expect to achieve over €200,000.

We have many more properties and encourage you to give us a call or visit. We will be delighted to help you!

Bundoran 2017

Over forty years ago Bundoran had a traditional eight week tourist season in July and August. The shoulder months of June and September were for the more sedate visitors! Many local shops and cafes only opened for a twelve week period and seasonal employment in local businesses flourished for that time.

Nowadays the “season” is virtually on all year with the exception of a few weeks in January and November when local businesses take the chance to do essential maintenance work on their properties and grab a few days off themselves.

Things kick off more seriously around St Valentine’s Day. At that point the days have started to stretch and a touch of Spring optimism raises its head.

“Discover Bundoran” is a local business initiative supported and financed by local businesses and our local authority, Donegal County Council. It provides information for the tourist, both intending and attending, through its website and its office on The Bridge in Bundoran.

Our local Tourism Officer is the local broadcaster Shane Smyth. He is responsible for the branding and marketing of Bundoran and among other things setting up and supporting local events and providing information for visitors. He is doing a great job and he spent the winter weeks attending Travel Industry Trade Fairs throughout Ireland and the UK.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Bundoran this year and hope you have wonderful time enjoying the bracing air of our stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way.

You might enjoy your visit enough to be tempted to own a small slice of local real estate and that’s exactly where we can help you!



What’s new?

Over the past few weeks we have been showered with forecasts and opinions from all types of experts on what the property market is going to do in Ireland in 2017.

There would seem to be general agreement that prices will increase. The forecasts vary quite significantly among the experts and also opinions are geographically varied.

Naturally there will be greater growth in the major population areas. This is more down to simple supply and demand factors.

Rural markets tend to be more vulnerable to shocks in the market such as currency movements, unemployment and believe it or not, the weather!

Whatever the weather we always try to keep our thoughts and ideas positive at the very least. This helps our market and encourages both buyers and sellers to get into the market.

As we get ready for the Spring selling season please give us a call and we will be happy to share our views and offer our assistance.