Killeshin sits on the south bank of the Fushoge River. It overlooks the picturesque Barrow Valley and is conveniently located 6 minutes from Carlow Town and just 15 mins from the M9. That will get you to the red cow in an hour. Portlaoise and Kilkenny are just 30 minutes. This is only one of the many reasons people are looking for property for sale in Killeshin.
Many home buyers are looking to move to the peace and visual beauty of the countryside. It is reasonable to assume this might mean having to compromise access to facilities. With Killeshin’s excellent location, compromise is not necessary.
The Killeshin Hills help set the tone for this charming village. On a clear day, you can see 10 counties from the top of the hill and it throws spectacular sunsets throughout the year! Local residents enjoy the natural layout of this picturesque location. Many of the properties for sale in Killeshin gets to enjoy these amazing views.
From Past to Present
The 12th century Church, numerous hiking trails and local wildlife give Killeshin a real sense of country living. The good fishing is found locally in Ballyhide. The village is steeped in history and set harmoniously within are all the facilities weary city folk will be accustomed to. A school, church, community centre, gym, pub, GAA club and a soccer pitch all nestled around the main R430. All completely in balance with the countryside feel of the community. The new purpose-built national school has 16 Classrooms and one of the most technically modern schools in the locality, it is a popular part of the community.
The more imposing conveniences of restaurants, café’s, theatres, cinemas, swimming pool, train station (1 hour to Dublin) and shops are out of sight. , they are all 5 minutes away when you need them. Don’t want to drive? There are a morning and afternoon bus service between Castlecomer and Carlow. These services run twice each way on Saturdays.
Property for sale in Killeshin
Kehoe Auctioneers are proud to bring to market a wide range of property for sale in Killeshin with exciting developments (forgive the pun) imminently in the pipeline.
The past year has seen the trend that was established just over 2 years ago in the 4th quarter of 2013 continue. That is to say, that the market in the Carlow area bottomed out in the last quarter of 2013 and since then has seen an increase in house prices and in the level of house sales completed year on year to date.
The reasons for this are fairly clear and simple to understand as confirmed by the most recent Daft House Price Report (Q4-2015). The most important factor is the ongoing and developing shortage of housing for the population at large. This is not difficult to understand as the population continues to increase, whilst there is very little new housing under construction. Inevitably, a supply shortage will tend to create price pressure assuming that there are buyers with adequate funding in the market. All evidence would indicate that the banks are lending more now than in the years of recession albeit under the new stricter Central Bank guidelines.
In my opinion this shortage is set to continue as there is no coherent housing strategy that will make an impact on this situation in the short term. On the positive side, there is a healthy debate afoot and hopefully this will lead to a comprehensive range of measures to alleviate this problem.
Daft estimates an expected increase of 3.5% in the average national house price in 2016 based on a survey of over 1,000 market participants. It also points to a moderate slowing of the time to sell a property on average, although in my opinion, there has been little change in 2015 in the Carlow area. The new Central Bank guidelines for the mortgage lenders requires that a buyer have a deposit equal to 20% of the purchase price to qualify for a mortgage and of course the buyer needs to demonstrate that she has enough disposable income to fund the repayments. The 20% requirement is reduced to 10% for First Time Buyers up to a price of €220,000 and this means that the effect of the 20% deposit rule is negligible for First Time Buyers in the Carlow area. For this reason, I believe that the market for properties with a value below €200,000 has been little effected by the new guidelines. Of course, the effect in Dublin has been marked where a large proportion of properties are valued well in excess of €220,000.
For buyers who are not First Time Buyers the Central Bank guidelines are significant and the Daft House Price Report confirms this factor with a lengthening of the time to sell a property, particularly in Dublin. The report attributes this directly to the additional time required for buyers to save for a deposit. There has been much s
peculation as to whether the new Central bank Governor will change the guidelines. I believe that this is quite unlikely in the short term, as the general consensus is that the guidelines have prevented an overheating of the Dublin market in 2015 after average house price increases in 2014 of over 20%.
The Daft House Price Report quantifies the developing shortage with the following frightening statistic: the stock of properties on the market is at a 9-year low, having fallen from a peak of over 60,000 in 2009, there are now just over 25,000 properties for sale in the country. This is the lowest level since early 2007. In summary, it hard to disagree with a continuing gradual improvement in house values, given the severity of the shortage, the increasing population and the ongoing decrease in unemployment. One caveat in my opinion is the election of a stable government in 2016. This will give business the confidence to continue to invest in the recovery.
Read the full report at http://www.daft.ie/report/q4-2015-houseprice-report-daft.pdf
Tower View’, The Green, Castledermot, Co. Kildare
Guide Price Price €225,000
Tower View is superb detached bungalow on an imposing site overlooking The Green in the heart of historical Castledermot village set on beautifully mature grounds with a sweeping uphill drive to the house. Mature grounds ensure tranquility and privacy with spacious accommodation of 4 bedrooms
Some of the features include
Garden : Perhaps the “jewel in the Crown “ The property is set on an elevated site of landscaped gardens with mature trees and shrubs . Beautifully well laid with carefully chosen plants and shrubs
- Mature landscaped grounds ensuring total privacy
- Picturesque setting overlooking The Green from elevated site
- Double glazing throughout
- Oil fired central heating
- Solid block built property
- Burglar alarm fitted
Directions : The property is situated on the east side of the village of Castledermot Co. Kildare
Viewing : Strictly by appointment with Kehoe Auctioneers. Telephone today to arrange a viewing 0599131678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a Brochure
Spindlewood, Graiguecullen, Carlow
Guide Price €219500
Superb large 4 bed detached house in pristine condition in the very popular Spindlewood development in Graiguecullen. This house offers spacious family accommodation within walking distance of all town centre amenities. The house has good quality finishes, expensive tiling and flooring and very tastefully decorated for immediate occupation.
Accommodation consists of separate sitting room, kitchen and dining area, pantry, utility room, wc, storage area, 4 bedrooms one ensuite and main bathroom.
The Garage has a door to house and roll up door, standard light fitting – suitable for conversion.
Some of the features include:
Large rear and side garden, beautifully lndscaped with raised decking area
- Spacious family accommodation with adjoining garage (suitable for conversion)
- Block built
- Double glazing thoughout
- Gas central heating
- Excellent condition
- Fully alarmed
- Thermostats fitted to all radiators
The garden is extra large with large side garden and rear garden. At the present time the side of the garden is a vegetable plot and the rear garden is beautifully landscaped with a raised decking area.
Spindlewood is Ideally located to Carlow town centre as well as being convenient to local schools, Graiguecullen swimming pool, church and shops.
2 Quinagh Green, Blackbog Road
Guide Price Price €174,950
Detached 4-bedroom bungalow in the family friendly Quinagh Green estate situated close to the town, creche, schools, shopping, and the many amenities of Carlow town.
Benefiting from spacious accommodation, this modern house has gas central heating and double glazing throughout.
Set on a large spacious site with a very private sunny rear garden.
Telephone Kehoe Auctioneers today for a viewing 0599131678