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# first-time-buyers - Last month October 2022

Taoiseach on who pays for the concrete levy: 'It's industry or the taxpayer. Make up your mind'
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach on who pays for the concrete levy: 'It's industry or the taxpayer. Make up your mind'

Updated Oct 4th 2022, 5:22 PM 39,714 Views 79 Comments
  • Confusion within FG over Taoiseach's comments on how to prevent first-time buyers alone from being impacted by the levy, reports Christina Finn
  • Backlash from backbench TDs who want tax exemptions or for levy to be delayed or scrapped.
  • Sinn Féin say they want a levy on the industry but not consumers.

# first-time-buyers - This year 2022

Government's €400 million shared equity scheme for first-time buyers now open for applications
# First Home
# First Home

Government's €400 million shared equity scheme for first-time buyers now open for applications

Jul 7th 2022, 3:16 PM 23,539 Views 16 Comments

The scheme aims to help people secure a home by providing part of the purchase price of the dwelling in return for a minority equity stake.

Almost €1.3 billion in mortgage approvals made last November, new figures show
# Mortgage Approvals
# Mortgage Approvals

Almost €1.3 billion in mortgage approvals made last November, new figures show

Jan 12th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,723 Views 9 Comments

First Time Buyers accounted for more than half of the €1.28 billion of mortgages which were approved last November.

# first-time-buyers - Last year 2021

Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Average deposit for first-time buyers exceeded €52,000 in first half of 2021

Dec 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 27,729 Views 60 Comments

Mover-purchases had to pay €135,000 for a deposit in the same period.

Central Bank gives green light to shared equity scheme but warns it could increase house prices
# First Time Buyers
# First Time Buyers

Central Bank gives green light to shared equity scheme but warns it could increase house prices

Updated Nov 25th 2021, 2:24 PM 23,437 Views 29 Comments

The Central Bank has left its mortgage rules unchanged.

Labour lights a fire under housing minister: 'Reintroduce your own Bill on cuckoo funds or we will'

Labour lights a fire under housing minister: 'Reintroduce your own Bill on cuckoo funds or we will'

Updated May 5th 2021, 8:11 PM 35,582 Views 64 Comments

Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said in a video this afternoon that she will re-introduce his Bill “word for word”.

Investment funds buying whole estates is 'undesirable' and the government needs to act, says Leo Varadkar
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Investment funds buying whole estates is 'undesirable' and the government needs to act, says Leo Varadkar

May 5th 2021, 1:52 PM 26,281 Views 67 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien says a Bill he introduced in 2019 on the issue is “still valid”.

'Relationship status should not define your ability to own a home, but it does'
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

'Relationship status should not define your ability to own a home, but it does'

Mar 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 89,828 Views 103 Comments
  • As difficult as buying a home can be for couples, single people face an even bigger challenge
  • Some people are 'priced out of 95% of houses in Dublin'
  • 'The rampant greed of the Celtic Tiger cast a long and depressing shadow,' one buyer said

# first-time-buyers - All time

'We couldn't wait another year': Three couples who bought first homes in 2020 share their journeys
# Ftb
# Ftb

'We couldn't wait another year': Three couples who bought first homes in 2020 share their journeys

Dec 15th 2020, 3:05 PM 5,306 Views 1 Comment

This year was anything but normal – so how did first-time buyers get on?

Opinion: Our Central Bank mortgage lending rules are vital guards against booms and busts
# Finances
# Finances

Opinion: Our Central Bank mortgage lending rules are vital guards against booms and busts

Dec 8th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,024 Views 66 Comments

Vasileios Madouros of the Central Bank says the 2015 lending regulations have helped us brace against the Covid-19 shock.

Which house types will be popular with first-time buyers in the coming year?

Which house types will be popular with first-time buyers in the coming year?

Dec 7th 2020, 3:48 PM 4,248 Views 0 Comments

New homes specialist Riona McCaughey gives her take on what will be popular in the market in 2021.

Which areas are popular with first-time buyers right now?
# Location Location Location
# Location Location Location

Which areas are popular with first-time buyers right now?

Nov 30th 2020, 10:11 AM 4,788 Views 0 Comments

Buyers are increasingly looking in new areas, says Ivan Gaine of Sherry Fitzgerald.

Location, location, location: How to jump-start your home search by finding a place you love
# Ftb
# Ftb

Location, location, location: How to jump-start your home search by finding a place you love

Nov 19th 2020, 3:43 PM 2,382 Views 2 Comments

Expert advice on narrowing your hunt to the area that’s right for you.

First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019

Jan 29th 2020, 6:05 AM 9,461 Views 7 Comments

The 12,259 mortgages are valued at €2.7 billion.

Increase in first-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt
# Priced Out
# Priced Out

Increase in first-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt

Dec 5th 2019, 6:20 AM 23,185 Views 28 Comments

One economist warned that this increased activity will put pressure on the infrastructural needs in these areas.

Central Bank keeps 10% minimum deposit rule for first time buyers for 2020
# First Time Buyers
# First Time Buyers

Central Bank keeps 10% minimum deposit rule for first time buyers for 2020

Dec 4th 2019, 2:39 PM 19,718 Views 56 Comments

The Central Bank’s governor Gabriel Makhlouf said that the current rules are working.

First-time buyers in Dublin are now spending an average of €375,000 for a home
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

First-time buyers in Dublin are now spending an average of €375,000 for a home

Nov 13th 2019, 6:15 AM 16,252 Views 20 Comments

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown in Dublin had the highest average house price for first-time buyers, costing €520,000.

Will the help-to-buy scheme be extended or scrapped? Minister won't rule it in or out until Budget 2020

Will the help-to-buy scheme be extended or scrapped? Minister won't rule it in or out until Budget 2020

Jul 16th 2019, 10:36 PM 16,973 Views 20 Comments

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the scheme has played a ‘valuable role’.

Government planned to spend €200m on mortgage scheme in 3 years. It paid out €50m in just 3 months
# First Time Buyers
# First Time Buyers

Government planned to spend €200m on mortgage scheme in 3 years. It paid out €50m in just 3 months

Jun 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 25,956 Views 58 Comments

New figures show that almost €50 million was paid out as part of the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme in the first three months of this year.

'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF
# Housing
# Housing

'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF

Apr 9th 2019, 3:29 PM 20,296 Views 39 Comments

Corporate investors known as so-called ‘cuckoo funds’ have spent over €1.1 billion on nearly 3,000 residential properties in Ireland last year

Murphy insists funding for first-time-buyer loan scheme 'has not run out'
# First Time Buyers
# First Time Buyers

Murphy insists funding for first-time-buyer loan scheme 'has not run out'

Mar 6th 2019, 1:19 PM 15,498 Views 39 Comments

Concerns had been that funds for the government’s Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme have run out.

First-time-buyer loan scheme requires 'further tranche of funding' to continue
# Housing
# Housing

First-time-buyer loan scheme requires 'further tranche of funding' to continue

Mar 4th 2019, 7:15 PM 30,764 Views 23 Comments

A first-time-buyer can apply for a home loan to purchase a new or second-hand property, or to build their own home under the scheme.

Help-to-buy scheme has cost more than originally anticipated

Help-to-buy scheme has cost more than originally anticipated

Dec 29th 2017, 6:30 PM 13,374 Views 28 Comments

Originally the scheme was estimated to cost the Exchequer €50m.

Over 500 home-buyers have got the maximum €20,000 Help-to-Buy relief
# First Time Buyers
# First Time Buyers

Over 500 home-buyers have got the maximum €20,000 Help-to-Buy relief

Dec 23rd 2017, 6:15 AM 9,380 Views 3 Comments

Around €62 million has been paid to developers under the scheme.

7 costly mortgage mistakes to avoid as a first-time buyer
# Buyer Beware
# Buyer Beware

7 costly mortgage mistakes to avoid as a first-time buyer

Oct 4th 2017, 11:01 AM 3,449 Views 0 Comments

Finding your dream home is only the beginning, says financial advisor Karl Deeter.

Cost of new Dublin properties up €39,000 compared to last year
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Cost of new Dublin properties up €39,000 compared to last year

Oct 2nd 2017, 6:10 AM 18,128 Views 16 Comments

According to the MyHome.ie Q3 Property Report, increases will continue into 2018.

'We need the Help to Buy scheme. It boosts supply and helps first-time buyers purchase new homes'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We need the Help to Buy scheme. It boosts supply and helps first-time buyers purchase new homes'

Jul 14th 2017, 6:15 AM 3,283 Views 58 Comments

The scheme is under review before the benefits of the scheme have had the time to come to fruition, writes Tom Parlon.

More than 120 people have already applied for the first-time buyer scheme which kicked in today
# First-Timers
# First-Timers

More than 120 people have already applied for the first-time buyer scheme which kicked in today

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:02 PM 43,913 Views 55 Comments

First-time buyers can apply for a tax rebate of up to €20,000 from today

5 trends coming down the tracks in the 2017 property market
# Preview 2017
# Preview 2017

5 trends coming down the tracks in the 2017 property market

Dec 31st 2016, 11:00 AM 58,409 Views 46 Comments

Economist Ronan Lyons gives us his take on what to expect.

AIB says 14 people lost their homes because of high tracker mortgage rates
# Bernard Byrne
# Bernard Byrne

AIB says 14 people lost their homes because of high tracker mortgage rates

Nov 24th 2016, 5:10 PM 17,647 Views 53 Comments

The first-time buyers grant and communication with customers in rural Ireland was also discussed in committee.

Smaller deposits and help-to-buy scheme won't 'over-egg' property market - Governor
# House Prices
# House Prices

Smaller deposits and help-to-buy scheme won't 'over-egg' property market - Governor

Nov 24th 2016, 6:10 AM 11,319 Views 31 Comments

The Central Bank says that the market ‘isn’t at risk of overheating’.

It's taking up to a third of a working couple’s income to pay the mortgage on their first home
# First Time Buyers
# First Time Buyers

It's taking up to a third of a working couple’s income to pay the mortgage on their first home

Nov 18th 2016, 6:01 AM 12,875 Views 28 Comments

The least affordable area for first-time buyers is Dun Laoghaire Rathdown in Dublin, while the most affordable county is Roscommon.

Coveney: Change to first-time-buyer scheme is 'sensible' but €600k threshold remains
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Coveney: Change to first-time-buyer scheme is 'sensible' but €600k threshold remains

Oct 20th 2016, 10:27 AM 15,355 Views 35 Comments

The government has been forced to change one of its key budget proposals on foot of concerns raised by the Central Bank.

'It's fundamentally flawed': Sinn Féin hits out at revised first-time buyers scheme
# First Time Buyers
# First Time Buyers

'It's fundamentally flawed': Sinn Féin hits out at revised first-time buyers scheme

Oct 19th 2016, 9:53 PM 13,001 Views 34 Comments

Under new rules,first-time buyers will receive a grant if their mortgage is 70% of the value of their home.

Buyers are snapping up new homes in the town once dubbed Ireland's first ghost town
# Going Going Gone
# Going Going Gone

Buyers are snapping up new homes in the town once dubbed Ireland's first ghost town

Oct 17th 2016, 6:55 PM 78,741 Views 58 Comments

The first phase of a 177 new home development in Adamstown was launched this weekend.

Coveney says including second-hand homes in first-time buyers scheme would drive up prices
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

Coveney says including second-hand homes in first-time buyers scheme would drive up prices

Oct 13th 2016, 7:00 PM 13,540 Views 49 Comments

The housing minister says first-time buyers are ‘locked out’ of the market.

First-time buyers will be getting a grant to help them get on the ladder
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

First-time buyers will be getting a grant to help them get on the ladder

Sep 14th 2016, 8:59 AM 32,312 Views 57 Comments

Housing Minister Simon Coveney says it will come in the form of a tax rebate.

Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications?

Sep 11th 2016, 9:59 AM 28,768 Views 89 Comments

The Department of Finance thinks it’s a good idea.

Thinking about getting a mortgage? It could take you over six years to save for a deposit
# Penny Pinching
# Penny Pinching

Thinking about getting a mortgage? It could take you over six years to save for a deposit

Sep 1st 2016, 1:47 PM 23,906 Views 36 Comments

New research shows first-time buyers will rely on a family contribution for a deposit.

Poll: Should first-time buyers get a government grant?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should first-time buyers get a government grant?

Jul 20th 2016, 8:53 AM 29,551 Views 83 Comments

Plans to tackle the housing crisis include a scheme to help first-time buyers.

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