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August 18 2005

Spending a little can make a lot when selling your house
Spending a few hundred euro on painting and cleaning a house can result in increased valuation of the property by some thousands of euro, according to residential manager Rooney auctioneers and chartered surveyors, Avril Smith. If you paint a property inside and outside you could increase the value by 1,000 or more. Good presentation is essential when selling a house. A warm and clean property makes a difference when offering it for sale. However the right property in the right area could result in a higher increase in valuation. A house in Galway city, for instance, with two rooms downstairs and two rooms upstairs had 2,500 spent on it and the value was increased by 15,000. The house had dark colours and carpets and had a small feel to it. On advice the seller used bright colours and carpets and replaced net curtains with blinds to allow more light in. Modern furniture was added and the offer increased in value. However increasing the value of the house depends on the property and the condition it is in to start with. You cannot be specific about an increase in value, or even a percentage increase. A property could be a terrace house or a mansion. It's hard to generalise; properties are all individual sales and can range from a basic house to a period property; people are looking for cleanliness and warmth and a feeling of spaciousness when purchasing a property. While many people do not want to invest thousands in doing up a property that they are going to sell ownership of in any case, an investment of hundreds in paint and a good clean up could yield a return measured in thousands. Use your own eye as if you were a buyer instead of a seller. The best view of the property is from across the road from where the full view can be seen, including the garden and roof. Take note of any matters needing remedial attention. Hiring a local interior designer for consultation is recommended, or in some cases, an offer of a free consultation could yield some insight into how to show a property to best advantage. There are many qualified tradespeople in the Galway area who could provide an estimate on carrying out specific tasks to re-generate a property, once they are identified. Or a property owner could opt to carry out the work personally at a lesser cost. It's amazing what you can do with some paint. People have a lot of fun doing up a property. And painting timber walls, floors, and increasing the value of the property as they do so, can be profitable.

Headford Mart Property Sales
Headford, Co Galway
Main St. Headford, Co Galway. Tel: 093 35449 087 2988278 Fax: 093 35565 Email: Website:

Caltra, Headford, Co Galway
This very attractive house has 4 bedrooms. It stands on C1.5 acre site. There are beautiful mature trees around the house. It consists of 4 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/dining, sitting room. The property is adjacent to all amenities. It is situated in a much sought after area. Price Guide 260,000

Luxurious 4 bed bungalow on 0.5 acre elevated site 3 miles from Headford just off the Headford/Shrule road. Galway 18 miles, Shrule 1 mile. Completed just a year ago this residence is in showhouse condition and ready for immediate occupation. Spacious home c1,800sq ft. Attic space suitable for conversion to extra accommodation. Panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Connemara mountains and the village of Shrule.

Price region 280,000

No 2 Lough Corrib Mews, Headford, Co Galway
This beautiful 3 bedroom house is a very good investment. It consists of 3 bedrooms with 2 en-suites, bathroom, living and sitting room. This residence is ideal for letting. Adjacent to all amenities. Price Guide 200,00

New 5 bed dormer residence on 0.5 acre site. Spacious home c2 miles from the town on the Cong Road. Lovely area convenient to the town. Finished to high standard - solid wood floors throughout except areas to be tiled. Conservatory to rear. Lawns levelled and seeded.


Price region 330,000

Cloughanover, Headford, Co Galway
Spacious residence with 4 bedrooms upstairs and 2 en-suites. Downstairs consists of kitchen, sitting room, bathroom and study/playroom. There are french pine floors upstairs and downstairs has solid oak floors. It has a tarmacadm drive and stone walls. It is only 5 mins from Headford town and 20mins from Galway city. Adjacent to all amenities including school, shops and pub. Viewing is a must. Price Guide 350,000

5 bed bungalow on 0.5 acre - 4 miles west of Headford, lovely area within 0.5 mile of Lough Corrib. In Good order & decor. OFCH. New uPVC double glazed windows. Front & rear lawns. Galway 20 miles, Cross 3 miles. Accomm: Kitchen cum dining room, utility & toilet, sitting room, bathroom, 5 bedrooms (1 en suite).

Price region 240,000

1 of 5 only town centre 3 bedroom townhouses built approx 2 years ago. Exclusive development within easy walking distance of all the amenities of the town. Situated on a cul de sac road off the Bank Square thus providing privacy & a safe environment. Modern comfortable home in a central location in excellent order & decor. Ofch. Price region 200,000

Annaghdown, site for sale on level site, mature trees, full pp, no conditions. Development lands for sale Mortgages available 093 35372 087 2075637


41/42 Eyre Square, 2 e Galway. e The Kiosk, d Headford Road g Shopping Centre.

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