Buy one house, get one free, offers agent

Sat, Sep 10, 2011, 01:00

AN ESTATE agent is offering a unique house deal: buy one house and get the one next door free.

Estate agent Brendan McGlynn has a number of houses on his books in various parts of Co Donegal. Now the businessman is selling houses for €100,000 and is throwing in the keys for the house next door as part of each deal.

The Letterkenny-based estate agent says the offer is an attempt to move houses on and allows builders to move on to their next project.

The offer relates to three different properties in Letterkenny and Milford.

“There is absolutely no catch: you buy one and you get the house next door free.

“These are not houses on a ghost estate – far from it.

“We think it’s a really good deal and the idea is to get the last of houses on established residential estates sold,” he said.

“We have houses in two different estates in Letterkenny and one in Milford which are the last houses on each estate.

“If we can sell the houses we can move on to the next estate and try and keep things going,” he added.

The properties are three-bedroom semi-detached houses that are almost finished.

Some of the houses have kitchens and fireplaces fitted.

Another house in Letterkenny has also been put on the market for €120,000 and the house next door has been thrown in for free.

Mr McGlynn says the houses are a perfect opportunity for young people to get on the housing ladder.

He also says the offer is an attempt to fill up vacant houses on the estates.

“There is nothing worse than seeing a few vacant houses on an estate when the rest of the area is looking well and people are living happily together.

“It brings the tone of the area down and [to avoid] that is part of the idea for doing this offer.

“Even if two young families come together, this could be the perfect opportunity for two young families.

“People are finding it difficult to get money but people don’t need a huge amount of a deposit to get a house – or even two,” he said.