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# first-time-buyers - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Increase in first-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt

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

# first-time-buyers - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Saturday 15 June, 2019

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

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.

# first-time-buyers - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Monday 4 March, 2019

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

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.

# first-time-buyers - Friday 29 December, 2017

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Saturday 23 December, 2017

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Monday 2 October, 2017

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Friday 14 July, 2017

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Saturday 31 December, 2016

5 trends coming down the tracks in the 2017 property market

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

# first-time-buyers - Thursday 24 November, 2016

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Friday 18 November, 2016

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Thursday 20 October, 2016

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Monday 17 October, 2016

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Thursday 13 October, 2016

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Thursday 1 September, 2016

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Poll: Should first-time buyers get a government grant? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

# first-time-buyers - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

New scheme to help first-time buyers on the way - and it will be back-dated

A new help-to-buy scheme due to be announced on Budget Day will be backdated to today.

# first-time-buyers - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Poll: Do you expect to buy your own home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you expect to buy your own home?

The average age of first-time home buyers is now 34.

# first-time-buyers - Friday 4 March, 2016

# first-time-buyers - Thursday 25 February, 2016

# first-time-buyers - Friday 12 February, 2016

7 indispensable tips for first time buyers

Here’s all the best advice you need.

# first-time-buyers - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Ulster Bank is cutting its mortgage rates

This follows moves by First Permanent TSB and Bank of Ireland.

# first-time-buyers - Friday 30 January, 2015

Only 395 houses available to first-time buyers in Dublin

This applies to those looking to avail of the Central Banks new rules with a property costing €220,000 or less.

# first-time-buyers - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Poll: Do you plan to buy your own home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to buy your own home?

Are you a lifelong renter or do you want the property ladder?

# first-time-buyers - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Will Enda snub the Central Bank to keep deposits at 10 per cent?

A new mechanism to make sure houses remain affordable for first-time buyers is being considered by the coalition.

# first-time-buyers - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Opinion: Game over for mortgage affordability?

In many areas property is simply unaffordable, again – yet our political class seems to regard the ‘recovery’ in property prices as only a good thing.

# first-time-buyers - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Knocking through and levelling up - your three-step guide to renovating

Invaluable tips and tricks for navigating the new territory of home improvement.

# first-time-buyers - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Poll: Should a special scheme to help first-time buyers be introduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a special scheme to help first-time buyers be introduced?

The aim of the possible scheme is to help out new house buyers’ “creditworthiness”.

# first-time-buyers - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Warning over 'microwave' housing market

First time buyers are being forced out of the market and need to beware of taking on too much debt.

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