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    Be at the heart of the community in Ledwill Park

    If the recent lockdowns have thought us anything it is how important community is.
    Situated beside Kilcock GAA Club in Co Kildare, the Ledwill Park development from Glenveagh Homes guarantees to put you in the heart of the community.
    Originally launched in spring 2019, the development has been a resounding success with around a third of the approximately 430 homes planned for Ledwill Park sold to date.

    The Sparrow in Ledwill Park

    While the last year or so has been difficult for everyone, Ledwill Park is the ideal place to plan your future – with plenty to see and do on your doorstep.
    Kilock as a location has much to option. The town is a rare example of a town where a road, a canal, a railway and a river run side-by-side and with this comes great amenities and transport services to the area. The Irish Rail service runs from Kilcock to Dublin with the Intercity train taking approximately 45 minutes to Connolly Station. Kilcock train station is less than a 10-minute walk from Ledwill Park.

    The kitchen in The Sanderling

    The M4 interchange is less than a 5-minute drive from the development and the travel time to Dublin city centre off peak is 40 mins (35 km) via the M4. Dublin Airport is also just a 30-minute drive from Kilcock. Bus Éireann also has regular services through routes 115 and 115A running from Dublin to Mullingar via Kilcock.
    There is also an abundance of schools in the area. Kilcock has three primary schools, Scoil Choca Naofa, St. Joseph’s BNS and Gaelscoil Uí Riada and is home to secondary school Scoil Dara, located on Church Street.
    Maynooth University is also located 5km east of Kilcock and is easily reached by both train and car.

    The master bedroom in The Sanderling

    Kilcock also has a wide variety of trendy eateries, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. You can enjoy a quiet intimate drink in one of local pubs including; O’Keeffe’s, Murphy’s & The Gregory. Or why not have a lovely tasty homemade breakfast at the weekend in either The Blackforest Café, Timeless or the award-winning Rye River Café. The high acclaimed Bujolle Bistro also serves the finest French Cuisine each evening.
    There are also a wide number of sports clubs and recreational facilities in the area including Kilcock GAA, Kilcock Celtic Football Club, Kilcock Canoe Club and the North Kildare Club which is a sporting and clubhouse facility that houses cricket, hockey, rugby and tennis all under one crest.

    The living room in The Sanderling

    In late 2017 the Royal Canal Greenway section between Kilcock and Maynooth was also completed allowing walkers and cyclists to avail of the canalside amenity which will eventually when completed link Dublin City to Athlone.
    The setting is one thing but the homes in Ledwill Park are also innovatively designed to deliver super living accommodation and bedroom space.
    Ledwill Park comprises 2, 3, 4 & 5-bedroom terrace, end-terrace, semi-detached and detached homes, located within the townland of Branganstown, a short stroll from the town centre.
    Ledwill Park offers modern homes to those starting out or seeking a larger home within a thriving community approximately 35km west of Dublin. These modern homes are ideal for those starting out or seeking a larger home within a thriving community approximately 35km west of Dublin.

    The exterior of The Starling

    All Ledwill Park homes benefit from superb contemporary style kitchens from Gallagher Kitchen, along with stainless steel sink featuring an elegant swan tap, shaker style wardrobes and cobblelocked driveways to name but a few features.
    Ledwill Park also has the added benefit of being an A3 rated homes which incorporate sustainable and renewable technology, resulting in lower energy costs. All homes are constructed with a high level of insulation in floors, walls and roof structures. Heating is thermostatically controlled by using a heat pump system to maximise your comfort.

    The living room of the Moorhen

    The various house types are as follows:
    Sanderling AThe Sanderling (A) is a wonderfully designed 3-bedroom semi-detached property. At approx. 110sqm / 1,184 sqft these homes are ideally size for couples or families.

    The exterior the Sanderling (A)

    On entering the Sanderling (A) the hallway leads to a large living room with an elegant bay window. The guest WC is positioned just off the hallway. At the rear of the property there is a well-proportioned bright and spacious contemporary kitchen with dining area and direct access to the rear garden through French doors. This house type also benefits from the inclusion of a utility room which offers counter space and is plumbed for washing machine / dryer.

    The kitchen in The Moorhen

    Upstairs, the landing guides you to 3 family bedrooms and a master bathroom, 2 double bedrooms feature shaker-style fitted wardrobes. The master bedroom also boasts an en-suite. The family bathroom is beautifully presented with tiling and 3-piece bathroom suite.
    Externally the Sanderling (A) is presented with a half brick render finish, composite front door and cobblelock driveway.

    The bedroom of The Moorhen

    Sanderling (B)Before entering the Sanderling (B) you are greeted with a stunning fully bricked exterior with composite front door and cobblelock driveway.
    The Sanderling (B) is a superbly designed 3-bedroom semi-detached property of approx. 108sqm / 1,162 sqft. The design of the Sanderling (B) allows sunlight to engulf each room of the home, no matter the aspect.

    Another bedroom in The Moorhen

    Downstairs, the living room located to the front of the property boasts a large window, creating a bright, light-filled space. The large kitchen / dining area is located to the rear of the home and benefits from a utility room. The contemporary shaker style kitchen coupled with breakfast bar really does make this room the heart of the home. The kitchen also has direct access to the rear garden through double doors.
    Upstairs, the landing guides you to 3 family bedrooms and master bathroom, 2 double bedrooms feature shaker-style fitted wardrobes. The master bedroom also boasts an en-suite. The family bathroom is beautifully presented with tiling and 3-piece bathroom suite.

    The exterior of The Moorhen

    The MoorhenAt approx. 106sqm / 1,141 sqft the Moorhen is a perfectly sized, 3-bedroom semi-detached home. Externally, the Moorhen is finished in full brick with composite front door and cobblelock driveway. Internally, the home has the living room located at the front of the home with a large window. The position of the stairs in the Moorhen is different to other 3-bedroom homes in Ledwill and allows for an extra-large utility room located off the kitchen.
    The contemporary inviting kitchen is located at the rear of the home. This well-proportioned bright and spacious room comes with dining area and direct access to the rear garden through double doors.

    The Dove and Sparrow

    Upstairs, you are greeted with 3 bedrooms, 2 of which are double rooms with shaker style wardrobes and the family bathroom. The master bedroom is located to the front of the property and has an en-suite with enclosed shower.
    The StarlingThe Starling is the largest of our 3-bedroom semi-detached homes in Ledwill Park at approx. 114sqm / 1,228 sqft. This gable entrance, double-fronted home boasts an extremely large living area with dual-aspect windows ensuring maximum light.
    The large kitchen also benefits from double aspect light and direct access to the garden. The kitchen is finished with contemporary style cabinetry, recessed lighting and stainless-steel splashback.

    The master bedroom of the 4 bed Dove

    Upstairs, you are greeted with 3 bedrooms, 2 of which are double rooms with shaker style wardrobes and the family bathroom. The master bedroom is located to the front of the property and has an en-suite with enclosed shower.
    Externally, this double front home is stunning with a mix of brick and render finish, cobblelock driveway and composite front door.

    The living room of The Dove

    The DoveA spectacular example of a large 4-bedroom home. This home is approx. 172sqm / 1,841 sqft and spaced over 3 floors.
    The Dove is tastefully finished in half brick half render with cobble lock driveway.
    On entering the home through its composite front door, you are greeted by a large hallway. The living room is located at the front of the property and features a large bay window allowing light to flood the room. The guest WC is located just off the hallway, while the heart of the home, the kitchen, takes up the full width of the property.
    The kitchen / dining room is very large and boasts many features including; shaker style kitchen cabinets, recessed lighting and kitchen island. The Dove also features a good sized utility room.
    The first floor of the property comprises 3 double bedroom, 2 of which have built in wardrobes, while the master bedroom located to the front of the property also has an en-suite.
    The top floor of the Dove has a very large forth bedroom with ensuite and storage area. The Dove style home has understandably proven to be very desirable and is a must-see.

    The kitchen in The Dove

    The SparrowThe Sparrow is the largest of our 4-bedroom semi-detached homes in Ledwill Park at approx. 179sqm / 1,894 sqft. This gable entrance, double-fronted home boasts an extremely large kitchen with dual-aspect windows ensuring maximum light.
    The kitchen / dining room is very large and spacious boasting many features including; shaker style kitchen cabinets, recessed lighting and kitchen island. The Sparrow also features a good-sized utility room plumbed for washing machine / dryer.
    The living room located to the front of the property has dual aspect windows allowing for maximum sunlight to enter the room.
    Upstairs, you are greeted with 3 bedrooms, 2 of which are double rooms with shaker style wardrobes and the family bathroom. The master bedroom is located to the rear of the property and has an en-suite with enclosed shower.
    The top floor of the Sparrow has a very large forth bedroom with ensuite and storage area.
    Externally, this double front home is stunning with a mix of brick and render finish, cobblelock driveway and composite front door.
    To see all that these stunning Glenveagh homes have to offer log on to www.myhome.ie/4301663 or visit www.ledwillpark.ie. You can also contact Noel Duffy of Sherry FitzGerald New Homes on 01 6671888 or Eamon O’Flaherty in the Sherry FitzGerald Brady O’Flaherty office in Maynooth on 01 6510000 for more detail or to arrange a viewing. More

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    Guidelines for property viewings updated due to rising level of Covid-19 cases

    Updated guidelines regarding property viewings have come into effect from today.
    The Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA), the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers (IPAV) and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) have updated their ‘Property Services Providers Guidance to implementing Plan for Living with Covid-19‘ document which was released last year.
    The document was originally published last October to guide agents on how to operate under the various levels of the Government’s Living with Covid strategy.
    Given the rising number of Covid-19 cases over the Christmas and New Year period, new restrictions have come into effect today which will be reviewed on January 31st.
    The biggest change is that there will now be no in-person viewings of properties unless you’re already at the sale agreed stage with contracts signed.
    A statement from the PSRA said: “Due to the increasing and deeply concerning daily COVID-19 case numbers in Ireland over the very recent period, Government has requested that further tightening of restrictions in delivery of property services be addressed and implemented.
    “Accordingly, IPAV, PSRA and SCSI have reviewed and updated the Property Services Providers Guidance to Implementing a Plan for Living with Covid-19.
    “The revised Guidance document is updated to reflect the further tightening of restrictions in the provision of property services effective from 13 January 2021, which will be reviewed on 31 January 2021.
    “It is critical that you read and fully understand the new section ‘Level 5 Restrictions effective on 13 January 2021 for review on 31 January 2021’ in the document.
    “In order for property service providers, customers and the public remain safe and well, you are requested to comply with these new revised guidelines during the provision of all property services.”
    The guidance can be read in full here. More

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    Top 10 most viewed properties on MyHome.ie in 2020

    It has been a year like no other for the Irish property market with Covid-19 having an impact on our lives even down to how we view property. While the pandemic has had an impact on sales and stock, traffic to MyHome.ie has flourished with many people dreaming of that dream home. That was a…
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    Residential property prices decrease by 0.8% nationally in the year to September

    Residential property prices decreased by 0.8% nationally in the year to September, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
    This compares to a decrease of 0.9% in the year to August and an increase of 1.1% in the twelve months to September 2019.
    In Dublin, residential property prices saw a decline of 1.8% in the year to September, while property prices outside Dublin were 0.1% higher.
    In Dublin, house prices decreased by 1.6% and apartment prices decreased by 0.6%. The highest house price growth in Dublin was in Fingal at 2.1%, while Dublin City saw a decline of 4.2%.
    Outside Dublin, house prices were up by 0.2% and apartment prices up by 0.4%. The region outside of Dublin that saw the largest rise in house prices was the Midlands at 4.0% – at the other end of the scale, the Mid-West saw a 5.7% decline.
    Overall, the national index is 17.6% lower than its highest level in 2007. Dublin residential property prices are 22.7% lower than their February 2007 peak, while residential property prices in the Rest of Ireland are 20.1% lower than their May 2007 peak.
    Property prices nationally have increased by 83.7% from their trough in early 2013. Dublin residential property prices have risen 91.5% from their February 2012 low, whilst residential property prices in the Rest of Ireland are 83.9% higher than at the trough, which was in May 2013. More

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    Glenveagh’s Silver Banks has much to offer

    Glenveagh Homes have recently launched the second phase of 3 and 4 bed homes at the Silver Banks development in Stamullen, Co Meath.

    Sponsored by Glenveagh

    One of the fine homes in Silver Banks

    If Covid-19 has thought us anything it is the importance of where we live. These fine homes in a beautiful setting will ensure you have everything you could possibly need close by no matter what the future brings.

    Stamullen enjoys close proximity to the sea and the beach

    Silver Banks is just a five minute drive from Junction 7 on the M1 motorway with Dublin Airport just 20 minutes away and the city centre 40 minutes drive.
    There are endless transport links nearby too, including Gormanston Train Station just five minutes away and Balbriggan Train Station 11 minutes away as well as a private bus service from the village and Bus Éireann services from Balbriggan.

    One of the living rooms in Silver Banks

    While the towns of Drogheda and Balbriggan are within close proximity, Silver Banks is within walking distance of Stamullen village and all it has to offer.
    Stamullen offers a strong rural community within close proximity of the capital. Its amenities include a St Patrick’s primary school, Gormanston College, St Patricks GAA club, various sporting amenities, childcare, local shopping facilities and the City North Hotel.

    The kitchen in the Silver Banks development

    Your lifestyle will also be completed by a visit to Gormanston beach, just five minutes’ drive away.
    Stamullen has much to offer nearby including train stations and the beach

    Silver Banks is a small exclusive development with a good selection of 3 and 4 bed family homes. With prices starting from €299,950, these fantastic houses are designed with family living in mind.

    Silver Banks boasts a fine finish throughout

    The spacious houses all have excellent interior finishes and with an A-rating they are future proofed to ensure this is a home that will cater for many generations to come.

    A living area in Silver Banks

    All houses are constructed to provide a high level of air tightness in order to retain heat. Internal features include walls painted throughout in a mid-tone easy neutral paint with ceilings painted in white.

    One of the bedrooms in Silver Banks

    All kitchens are integrated by Gallagher Kitchens while shaker style fitted wardrobes are provided in the master and second bedrooms. The houses also feature a stylish contemporary bathroom, en-suite and guest w.c. with elegant sanitary ware.

    Another of the bedrooms in Silver Banks

    External features include a tasteful mix of brick and render exteriors with composite front doors and driveways that are finished in Kilsaran paving.

    A bedroom in Silver Banks

    The confirmed prices for Silver Banks are:
    3 Bedroom Homes from €299,950 (starting from 115sqm/1,234sqft)
    4 Bedroom Homes from €320,000 (starting from 134sqm/1,437sqft)
    Find out more about these superb family homes now on MyHome.ie at www.myhome.ie/4379627, by contacting selling agent Raymond Potterton on 046 9027666 or at www.silverbanks.ie

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    Barnhall Meadows – A chance to live in a ‘Wonderful Place’

    The Wonderful Barn in Leixlip, Co Kildare, provides the perfect backdrop to the stunning Barnhall Meadows development by Glenveagh Homes.
    Situated on the edge of Castletown House estate, formerly belonging to the Conolly family, the corkscrew-shaped building – which was built in 1743 – sits in front of these new architecturally designed, 2 and 3 bed homes which have prices starting from €320,000.

    The Wonderful Barn overlooks Barnhall Meadows in Leixlip, Co Kildare

    As well as providing a protected 4 acre parkland area right beside these fabulous new homes, the enchanting Wonderful Barn also forms part of the scenic 16km Arthur’s Way Heritage Trail which provides a superb walking, running or cycling route for local residents.

    Barnhall Meadows takes its name from The Wonderful Barn and is further evidence of developers’ Glenveagh’s appreciation of the past. They might be a young company but they appreciate their history and even the brochures for this new development have been designed in such a way as to encapsulate the inside of the barn.

    The Wonderful Barn is described as a fairy tale-style building and you can create your own wonderful story in Barnhall Meadows – a development which truly blends the best of town and country. The aforementioned walk and scenery brings peace and tranquility while Leixlip with its wide range of services and amenities – including two railway stations with regular links to the capital and further afield – has all you could ever need on your doorstep.
    Following the hugely successful previous launch in Barnhall Meadows, Glenveagh Homes have now released new 2 and 3 bed semi-detached and detached houses to the market.

    The living room of The Juniper 3 bed detached house

    Barnhall Meadows offers the discerning purchaser spacious accommodation, stylish, contemporary kitchens & bathrooms, a maintenance free exterior finish & an ‘A3’ energy rating as standard, thanks to high levels of insulation and state-of-the-art heat pump systems.
    The development also boasts one of the best buyer incentive packages on the market today with all appliances and flooring are included subject to the purchaser signing and returning contracts within 21 days.

    One of the bedrooms in The Juniper 3 bed detached house

    In terms of location, Barnhall Meadows is unrivalled with the N4/M4 & M50 all within close proximity. For those doing the daily commute to Dublin, the City Centre is under 30 minutes away by car. Dublin Bus also provides a regular service (No 66) as does Irish Rail with Louisa Bridge & Confey train stations close by.

    The Poplar 3 bed end of terrace/semi-detached house

    For families with school-age children, there are quite a few creches, as well as Scoil Mhuire and Leixlip Educate Together primary schools. For older kids, Confey College, Leixlip Community School, and Colaiste Chiarain offer secondary educational opportunities. Additionally, Maynooth University is only 15 minutes away.

    The living room in The Poplar 3 bed end of terrace/semi-detached house

    Leixlip town has plenty to offer residents of all ages with local athletics, including GAA, soccer, rugby and basketball clubs. Leixlip Reservoir and the River Liffey allow for canoeing, fishing, and other water sports. Whether you’re walking around the Wonderful Barn, or taking a jaunt down to Leixlip Castle, you’ll have a wide array of historical spots to visit, adding some culture to your weekends.

    The kitchen of The Poplar 3 bed end of terrace/semi-detached house

    Weekends can be filled with shopping, dining out or taking in the local scenery with Leixlip & its surrounds offering a wide variety of boutiques, restaurants, bars & natural features including, the aforementioned ‘Wonderful Barn’, Leixlip Castle & the Arthurs Way heritage trail.
    Glenveagh Homes are synonymous with quality, precision & a strong focus on providing the highest standard of finish from construction right through to landscaping.
    The bedroom of The Poplar 3 bed end of terrace/semi-detached house

    Through joint agents Savills New Homes and Coonan New Homes, Glenveagh Homes are releasing a number of 2 and 3 bedroom houses to the market. Find out more now at www.myhome.ie/4373808 or visit www.barnhallmeadows.ie
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    Housing market showing resilience in the face of Covid-19

    The housing market has not been severely impacted by Covid-19 and has outperformed expectations, according to a new report from Goodbody.
    Its latest BER Housebuilding Tracker – which it calculates using data from Building Energy Regulation certificates – estimates that 5,500 units were completed in the third quarter of the year.
    That was up from 3,290 in the second quarter of the year, when the pandemic restrictions were at their most severe and building sites were closed down for several weeks.
    According to Goodbody’s calculations, that left output just 3% lower year on year.
    “This suggests that productivity levels have not been as severely affected by social distancing measures as we would have feared,” Dermot O’Leary, chief economist with Goodbody said.
    “We now expect 20,000 units to be completed this year, down 8% year on year, and up from our previous estimate of 16,500,” he said.
    The Central Bank estimates that 35,000 completions a year are needed to satisfy demand.
    However, Goodbody also said there were some indications that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic may be longer lasting.
    Many of the completions in the most recent quarter were accounted for by developments being completed at a faster pace.
    In the three months to August, housing starts fell by over a third.
    Goodbody also revised downwards its expectation for house price reductions.
    It now expects prices to fall by 5% by the middle of next year – half its previous forecast.
    Rents are expected to fall to a greater extent, the stockbrokers also predicted.
    “Mortgage lending is making some recovery, but we still expect new lending to fall 20% in 2020, before growing by 9% next year,” Mr O’Leary said.
    “Given the unpredictable nature of the virus and the government reaction to it, forecasts are still subject to a higher degree of uncertainty than normal,” he added.

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    Residential property prices down 0.6% in the year to August

    Residential property prices decreased by 0.6% nationally in the year to August, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
    This compares to a decrease of 0.6% in the year to July and an increase of 1.9% in the twelve months to August 2019.
    In Dublin, residential property prices saw a decline of 1.6% in the year to August – house prices decreased by 1.4% and apartments increased by 0.1%. The highest house price growth in Dublin was in Fingal at 1.7%, while Dublin City saw a decline of 3.4%.
    Residential property prices in Ireland excluding Dublin were 0.3% higher in the year to August, with house prices up by 0.4% and apartments down by 0.7%. The region outside of Dublin that saw the largest rise in house prices was the South-West at 5.2% – at the other end of the scale, the Border saw a 2.7% decline.
    Overall, the national index is 17.6% lower than its highest level in 2007. Dublin residential property prices are 22.6% lower than their February 2007 peak, while residential property prices in the Rest of Ireland are 20.1% lower than their May 2007 peak.
    Property prices nationally have increased by 83.8% from their trough in early 2013. Dublin residential property prices have risen 91.8% from their February 2012 low, whilst residential property prices in the Rest of Ireland are 83.9% higher than at the trough, which was in May 2013. More