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# first time buyers

Last month
April 2024
Four in 10 people getting support via First Home Scheme are single, minister says
Last year
2023
The average age for first-time buyer mortgages reaches 35
Housing Minister to seek Cabinet approval to extend Local Authority loans to derelict properties
Almost 700 homes delivered under the government's First Home Scheme this year
Government says price potential increases always considered as First Home scheme is extended
Just under 500 homes delivered in year one of the government's First Home Scheme
All time
Taoiseach on who pays for the concrete levy: 'It's industry or the taxpayer. Make up your mind'
Government's €400 million shared equity scheme for first-time buyers now open for applications
Almost €1.3 billion in mortgage approvals made last November, new figures show
Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021
Central Bank gives green light to shared equity scheme but warns it could increase house prices
Labour lights a fire under housing minister: 'Reintroduce your own Bill on cuckoo funds or we will'
Investment funds buying whole estates is 'undesirable' and the government needs to act, says Leo Varadkar
'Relationship status should not define your ability to own a home, but it does'
'We couldn't wait another year': Three couples who bought first homes in 2020 share their journeys
Opinion: Our Central Bank mortgage lending rules are vital guards against booms and busts
Vasileios Madouros
Which house types will be popular with first-time buyers in the coming year?
Which areas are popular with first-time buyers right now?
Location, location, location: How to jump-start your home search by finding a place you love
First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019
Increase in first-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt
Central Bank keeps 10% minimum deposit rule for first time buyers for 2020
First-time buyers in Dublin are now spending an average of €375,000 for a home
Will the help-to-buy scheme be extended or scrapped? Minister won't rule it in or out until Budget 2020
Government planned to spend €200m on mortgage scheme in 3 years. It paid out €50m in just 3 months
'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF
Murphy insists funding for first-time-buyer loan scheme 'has not run out'
First-time-buyer loan scheme requires 'further tranche of funding' to continue
Help-to-buy scheme has cost more than originally anticipated
Over 500 home-buyers have got the maximum €20,000 Help-to-Buy relief
7 costly mortgage mistakes to avoid as a first-time buyer
Cost of new Dublin properties up €39,000 compared to last year
'We need the Help to Buy scheme. It boosts supply and helps first-time buyers purchase new homes'
Tom Parlon
More than 120 people have already applied for the first-time buyer scheme which kicked in today
5 trends coming down the tracks in the 2017 property market
AIB says 14 people lost their homes because of high tracker mortgage rates
Smaller deposits and help-to-buy scheme won't 'over-egg' property market - Governor
It's taking up to a third of a working couple’s income to pay the mortgage on their first home
Coveney: Change to first-time-buyer scheme is 'sensible' but €600k threshold remains
'It's fundamentally flawed': Sinn Féin hits out at revised first-time buyers scheme