Today we fire a few quick questions at Brian and Conny
Wallace – owners of Brian Wallace Auctioneer[LINK: http://www.bwallace.ie/], to find out more
about the property market in County Wexford…
How does Wexford
compare with other parts of Ireland in terms of property prices and choice of
Property prices in Co. Wexford are very competitive given
its location which benefits from vast unspoiled coastlines, easy access to
Dublin, Cork and Midland, as well as easy access to the UK via the ferry. There
are a huge variety of properties on the market here, ranging from investment to
residential to old derelict cottages crying out for renovation.
Who are your typical
buyers at the moment?
Most of the buyers that we see are families with young
children, recently retired couples and those looking to purchase investment
What’s the great
attraction of Wexford to UK buyers either as a second home or place to live?
Wexford is an ideal location for UK buyers because of the
easy access, both to the UK and to the rest of Ireland. The county benefits
from the best weather in the country – it is sometimes referred to as “the
California of Ireland”. The unspoilt coastline is a wonder to behold and the
locals are friendly and welcoming.
Name some towns that
are proving popular with UK buyers?
Bannow, Fethard-on-Sea, Wellingtonbridge, Cullenstown,
Kilmore Quay and Duncormick are all hugely popular spots.
Which type of
property in Wexford currently offers the best value for money?
At the moment, all properties offer good value. Since 2007,
we have seen prices drop by 40-50 per cent across the board.
Tell us about a
couple of your most recent clients from the UK…
Most recently we had a retired couple from London who bought
a five-bedroom family home in a fabulous location, near Tintern Abbey in Fethard-on-Sea
for €150,000. They were attracted by the beautiful beaches, countryside and
walking trails of Tintern Abbey and great traditional music culture in the
Another couple with young children bought a stunning high
quality four-bedroom family home in Bannow for €260,000. They enjoy the
simplicity of life, the no-hassle lifestyle and secure surroundings for their
property market turned the corner?
Yes, certainly in this area, given the amount of enquiries
and sales completed in the past year. Let’s hope it continues!