banner Home Facebook YouTube Twitter

A quick chat with a Wexford property agent…

Amy Baker

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 available?

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 property.

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 area.

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 children.

Has Ireland’s 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!


Adjusting to driving in your new home

click here to see more

Potential irritations of a move abroad…

click here to see more

Meet the expat: Jenny Baker

click here to see more

Get clued up on current affairs

click here to see more

First things to consider when planning a move abroad

click here to see more

Healthcare in Ireland

click here to see more

A look at County Galway

click here to see more

A look at County Galway

click here to see more

Gems in the Emerald Isle are often new-build!

click here to see more

A look a Leitrim

click here to see more

Property gets dearer for Sterling buyers!

click here to see more

A quick chat with a Wexford property agent…

click here to see more

Are you ready for Ireland's bidding wars?

click here to see more