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Limerick City and County Council ‘Turnkey’ programme to kick-start building of up to 1,000 homes.

Limerick City and County Council have launched a new programme that has the potential to kick-start inactive planning permissions to deliver up to 1,000 new homes. The Turnkey programme will be open to all small builders and developers who have sites with full planning permission that have yet to be activated, typically due to unavailability of finance.

The programme, launched by Deputy Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Adam Teskey, will see the local authority sign contracts for the purchase of new homes, with the price including a ‘builder’s profit’.

With the contract guaranteeing the viability of the project, Turnkey schemes will enable small builders and developers to secure finance, potentially triggering the development of a large number of sites across the city and county that are otherwise in a logjam.

Currently some 3,500 units have planning permissions but only 11% have been developed, with some of the permissions dating back as far as 10 years.

Launching the project, Deputy Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Adam Teskey said: “Housing is one of the great issues we face in Ireland today. In Limerick, we have 2,432 applications on our housing list and we are looking at a number of ways of fast-tracking the delivery of homes and the Turnkey campaign we are launching today is just one of them.”

“We have one of the country’s most progressive local authorities here in Limerick and this is further evidence of that. The Turnkey campaign is an innovative solution to housing delivery. We conservatively estimate, even with modest take up from small builders or developers, we will see up to 1,000 additional new homes come on stream in the coming years.”

“Together with the local authority’s ongoing ‘build, buy and lease’ programmes, the local authority’s vacant properties programme in our towns and villages and the Part 5 requirement on all developments to have a minimum 10% social housing mix, we are making very significant inroads in terms of housing delivery in Limerick.”

Said Director of Housing Development with Limerick City and County Council Aoife Duke: “The Turnkey programme is all about getting live planning permissions that have stalled, particularly due to financial issues, up and running. Some of these permissions are in place a number of years but, because the small builder or developer does not have access to finance, they have not been progressed.

“We are asking small builders and developers with a live planning permission for housing to come and speak to us. No site is too small.”

The process is simple. The small builder or developer contacts the local authority on a special phone line – 061 557344 – and if the site is suitable, a cost can be agreed for acquisition and the units are paid for on completion.

Senior Architect at Limerick City and County Council Seamus Hanrahan added: “Turnkey schemes will kickstart permissions that otherwise aren’t viable. Limerick City and County Council will enter into a contract with the small builder or developer to buy the properties at a price that includes builder’s profit.

“With many of these small projects, the market price would currently be less than the cost of building them. Our role is to assist with overall viability. We are now looking for small builders or developers to contact us and if this is suitable for them, we will get things moving very quickly. Our help can unlock your plans. It’s simple to start the process and you’ll be guided along the way”

To find out more information on the Turnkey programme:

Call us on 061 557344
www.limerick.ie/turnkey

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Johnson & Johnson announces 100 jobs as part of €100m investment in Limerick plant.

MEDICAL technology giant Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has announced 100 new jobs as part of a €100m expansion of its Limerick city manufacturing operations.

An additional 200 workers are expected to be employed in the construction phase of Vision Care’s facility at the National Technology Park in Castletroy.

Speaking at this Monday’s announcement, Minister of State for Trade, Employment and Business, Deputy Pat Breen said it is a “huge vote of confidence” in the Mid-West region.

“The expansion, supported by the Government through the IDA, reflects the commitment of the Government and its agencies to pursue balanced and sustainable regional development,” Minister Breen said.

https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/374610/breaking-johnson-johnson-announces-100-jobs-as-part-of-100m-investment-in-limerick-plant.html

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International financial services to create 45 jobs in new Limerick city base.

AN INTERNATIONAL financial services company has announced that it will be creating 45 jobs at the launch of its new Limerick offices.

FundRock, which has a network of offices in Luxembourg, London and Dublin, officially launched its new office at the Castletroy Park Commercial Complex, Castletroy, on Friday.  For more information, please click link below…….

https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/374732/international-financial-services-to-create-45-jobs-in-new-limerick-city-base.html

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Proposed residential Development for Limerick City.

https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/375286/revealed-mammoth-residential-project-proposed-for-limerick-city.html

An Bord Pleanala has received an application for a massive development of 303 apartments, comprising 30 houses and 64 student bedspaces at Pa Healy Road and Park Road, along the Canal Bank.

The seven-block complex, developed by Revington Land, is proposed to be built on 10 acres on a “prime site” between UL and the city centre. According to documents seen by the Leader, Block 1 will consist of a “feature tower residential building”; Block 2 will be student accommodation; and Block 3 to 7 will be apartments.  There will be two- to three-storey dwellings to the central area, and a “pavillion block” where there will be a creche and cafe.

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Autumn Offer – Complimentary Premium advert on Daft.ie (Value €500)

List your property for sale with us this Autumn and receive a complementary premium advert (Value €500) on daft.ie which will guarantee that your property stays at No.1 in Limerick City searches. We have exclusivity to offer our client’s properties top spot in Limerick City searches on Daft.ie. No other agent can offer this from October – December 2018. Most agents will charge their clients €500 for a premium advert on daft, this will be for No.2 spot and will gradually fall down the pages after a few days but ours are guaranteed to stay No.1 – (Terms and conditions apply – The offer is only for properties located in Limerick City and valid from 1st October 2018 until 31st December 2018)

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DAFT REPORT for Q3

https://www.daft.ie/report/2018-Q3-houseprice-daftreport.pdf

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Spring Offer – Complimentary Premium advert on Daft.ie (Value €400)

List your property for sale with us this Spring and receive a complementary premium advert (Value €400) on daft.ie which will guarantee that your property stays at No.1 in Limerick City searches. We have exclusivity to offer our client’s properties top spot in Limerick City searches on Daft.ie. No other agent can offer this from March – June 2018. Most agents will charge their clients €400 for a premium advert on daft, this will be for No.2 spot and will gradually fall down the pages after a few days but ours are guaranteed to stay No.1 – (Terms and conditions apply – The offer is only for properties located in Limerick City and valid from 1st March 2018 until 1st June 2018)

Delighted to bring to the market our first property from the new offices.. 5 Castlecourt, Castleconnell, beautifully presented 4 bed 3 bath detached home with large private rear garden.

Asking Price €265,000. Open viewing 13th December 4.30-5.30
For further info, contact us on 400499 or info@michaelroberts.ie


Our New Home

We’ve moved premises to 3 Howley’s Quay, Limerick City – Also note our new phone number 061-400499


28th October 2017

Glenade, O’connell Avenue has been in the top 4 most viewed properties on Daft.ie for October.. Great exposure

http://www.thejournal.ie/most-viewed-on-daft-3665450-Oct2017/


25th September 2017 –

Caislean na hAbhainn, Castletroy, Limerick – Our NEW HOMES featured in The Journal

http://www.thejournal.ie/houses-for-300000-3608626-Sep2017/


12th July 2017 – Job vacancy –

Client Services/ Administrator Position (Part-time) – A fantastic opportunity to work in a young dynamic Estate Agency in Limerick City. The part-time role will entail providing administration support to an extremely busy office which will mean liaising with present clients, both Sales & Lettings; registering new applications, preparing lease agreements, client contracts, filing; managing a property software database; manage and develop social media accounts and assist in marketing campaigns – Skills – Excellent organisational skills and diary management; social media skills essential; MS office efficient; ability to multi task and think on your feet; full drivers licence and experience working in an Estate Agency is an advantage Apply to Michael Roberts Estate Agents on info@michaelroberts.ie


3/1/17

Property Guide for 2017 – http://www.independent.ie/life/article35326344.ece


Link to The IPAV Magazine –

https://cloud.3dissue.com/57917/58272/70473/PPaut16/index.html?r=56


14/4/16 – House prices in Limerick City up 26% in 1 year!

http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/205907/House-prices-in-Limerick-city-up.html


10th March 2016 – Caislean na hAbhainn, Castletroy featuring in The Irish Independent

http://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/property-mortgages/new-homes-now-on-view-34515182.html


21st January 2016

CAISLEAN NA hABHAINN, CASTLETROY, CO. LIMERICK –

The development will consist of 55 units in total, 48 4 bed 4 bath semi-detached homes and six 4 bed detached homes. Some fantastic features include – heat pump central heating system, under floor heating, triple glazed ivory windows, granite stove fire, four bathrooms (2 en-suites) and two walk in wardrobes. A3 Building Energy Rating. Price €249,950 for 4 bed 4 bath 1608sq.ft

For further information, please contact us on 061-609365 or info@michaelroberts.ie

Caislean Advert - Baby

Caislean SH R - Living 3


5th January 2016

House Prices in Limerick City up 22% according to the House Price Register

http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/business/business-news/house-prices-in-limerick-city-up-22-1-7144882


Budget 2016 –

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/budget-2016/budget-2016-main-points-1.2389753


Without question no. 40 Mungret Woods is possibly one of the most sought after addresses in the Raheen area, with its fantastic picturesque surroundings and country viewing, certainly a must for those hoping to take that first step on the property ladder. Asking price €190,000 – 3 bed 3 bath. OPEN HOUSE THURS 1ST OCTOBER

40 Mungret Woods - Ext R


22/9.15

We are delighted to introduce to the market, 4 new instructions:

4 Castle Court, Castleconnell – 4 bed detached Asking €250,000

12 Cairnsfort, Golf Links Road – 3 bed semi-detached Asking €250,000

10 Ros na Ree, Raheen – 4 bed semi-detached Asking Price €230,000

67 Foxfield, Raheen – 4 bed semi-detached Asking Price €210,000

For further information, please contact us on 061-609365


7/9/15

NEW HOMES to the market – Moinin, Kilkee Co. Clare – Only 2 remaining – 3 bed semi-detached A3 energy rated homes. €155,000

Moinin - Boat


22/8/15

Tips from Drmot Bannon on sun rooms..

http://www.independent.ie/life/home-garden/homes/room-to-improves-dermot-bannon-on-creating-a-suntrap-31446317.html


17/8/15

New Instruction – 32 Vartry Avenue, Raheen, Limerick Asking Price €200,000 – 5 bed detached on .35 of an acre. This impressive family home represents fantastic value for money. We are expecting strong interest so please contact the office to arrange a viewing

32 Vartry Avenue - Ext R

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