LESS than four years since standard three bedroomed semi-detached houses in Offaly were selling for in excess of €250,000, no fewer than 13 houses across the county are available for €60,00 or under.
A trawl of the major property websites and the websites of local auctioneers shows that three of the houses priced at €60,000 are in the one area in Clara in developments built during the building boom.
The cheapest house in the county is also in Clara. Described as a two bedroomed, modernised terraced house, close to Clara town centre, 115 Lakeview Clara is on sale for just €42,000 through Cowen Auctioneers. The sales pitch says the house has oil fired central heating, PVC Windows and doors, has an overall floor area of 861 Sq Feet and the seller is ‘open to offers’.
Offaly’s second cheapest property is similar to the first but this time is located in the south of the county. The two-bedroom property comprises of living room, kitchen, shower room, one double bedroom and one single bedroom is located centrally at 7 Moorpark Street, Birr.
The end of terrace house is on the market for €44,500 with Hoolan England Auctioneers the selling agents. The overall floor area is 377 Sq Feet and it has an outside fuel shed and solid fuel central heating.
To find the third cheapest house in Offaly you have to travel to the west of the county to Leamonaghan, Ballycumber. On sale through Heffernan Auctioneers, this detached cottage is located on a 3/4 acre site is priced at just €45,000 however it is described as being in need of ‘complete renovation’.
The fourth and final house offered for less than €50,000 is in the south of the county in Dunkerrin. With an address at Loughane, Dunkerrin the semi-detached house is on sale through Central Auctioneers, Birr at €49,950. While being a one bedroomed house, it is situated on a circa one acre sight and has double-glazed windows and doors and solid fuel heating.
Rounding out the top five cheapest houses in Offaly is another property in need of complete refurbishment. Located on St Mary’s Road, Edenderry and on sale through Eugene Byrne & Sons Ltd, the property is priced at €50,000. Described as being in an ‘excellent location across from schools, the three bedroomed house is noted as having great potential.
Offaly’s cheapest houses
1: 115 Lakeview, Clara - €42,000
2: 7 Moorpark Street, Birr - €44,500
3: Leamonaghan, Ballycumber - €45,000
4: Loughane, Dunkerrin - €49,950
5: St Mary’s Road, Edenderry - €50,000
6: 202 Churchview Heights, Edenderry - €55,000
7: 7 Railway View, Clara - €55,000
8: Brosna Road, Shinrone - €59,950
9: Killeen, Daingean - €60,000
9: Bunsalla, Daingean - €60,000
9: 4 Kilbride Manor, Kilbride Gardens - €60,000
9: 11 Kilbride Manor, Kilbride Gardens - €60,000
9: 4 Kilbride Way, Kilbride Gardens - €60,000
Next week we look at the cheapest houses
available on the market in Tullamore