Appetite for Irish property is strong at exhibition in London
THE appetite for Irish property was evident at the recent Sherry FitzGerald property show in London.
James Kinsella of Sherry FitzGerald O'Leary Kinsella said that he met lots of prospective purchasers at the event held in the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington. 'They will be arriving over to view our available properties from now right throughout the summer,' he said. Over 1,000 properties from across Ireland were displayed on the day.
James said that following a previous event, a couple, John and Joan Alcock, actually came over to North Wexford, and bought a half-built house in Annagh for €140,000. He met them again in London while he was at the show.
'They subsequently completed the build on this property which is now worth in excess of €300,000,' he said.
John and Joan spend most of a day in Wexford viewing various properties with James, before settling on the half-finished house in Annagh. 'We had a very positive experience and are indebted to James for his most valuable help and advice,' they said. 'The house was in an idyllic location in the countryside but only thirty minutes from the town.'
'We soon got to know the local people,' they added. 'Purchasing the property was relativity straight forward again because of James' valuable help and guidance. He has continued to help and advise us and has certainly gone the extra mile to make the experience as well as it possibly could be. We were lucky to find a local builder who saw the project through from start to finish and made a first class job of everything.' The house is now rented to a family from Dublin.