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#first time buyers

# first-time-buyers - Tuesday 4 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 Tue 5:22 PM 39,352 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 - Thursday 7 July, 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 23,461 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.

# first-time-buyers - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

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 6,700 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 - Tuesday 7 December, 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 27,708 Views 60 Comments

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

# first-time-buyers - Thursday 25 November, 2021

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 23,415 Views 31 Comments

The Central Bank has left its mortgage rules unchanged.

# first-time-buyers - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

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 35,563 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 26,254 Views 67 Comments

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

# first-time-buyers - Sunday 28 March, 2021

'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 89,533 Views 102 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 - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

'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 5,294 Views 1 Comment

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

# first-time-buyers - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

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 12,020 Views 66 Comments

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

# first-time-buyers - Monday 7 December, 2020

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 4,247 Views 0 Comments

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

# first-time-buyers - Monday 30 November, 2020

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 4,786 Views 0 Comments

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

# first-time-buyers - Thursday 19 November, 2020

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 2,380 Views 2 Comments

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

# 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
# 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 9,453 Views 7 Comments

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
# Priced Out
# Priced Out

Increase in first-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt

Dec 5th 2019, 6:20 AM 23,175 Views 28 Comments

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
# 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 19,711 Views 56 Comments

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
# 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 16,242 Views 20 Comments

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

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 16,971 Views 20 Comments

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
# 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 25,954 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.

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

'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 20,294 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

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

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 15,495 Views 39 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

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

Mar 4th 2019, 7:15 PM 30,762 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.

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

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 13,373 Views 28 Comments

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
# 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 9,379 Views 3 Comments

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
# Buyer Beware
# Buyer Beware

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

Oct 4th 2017, 11:01 AM 3,446 Views 0 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Oct 2nd 2017, 6:10 AM 18,114 Views 16 Comments

According to the MyHome.ie 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'
# 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 3,278 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.

# 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-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 43,911 Views 55 Comments

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
# Preview 2017
# Preview 2017

5 trends coming down the tracks in the 2017 property market

Dec 31st 2016, 11:00 AM 58,405 Views 46 Comments

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
# Bernard Byrne
# Bernard Byrne

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

Nov 24th 2016, 5:10 PM 17,643 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’.

# 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
# 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.

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

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 15,353 Views 36 Comments

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
# 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 12,985 Views 36 Comments

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
# 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 78,721 Views 58 Comments

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
# 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 13,515 Views 49 Comments

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
# 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 32,308 Views 57 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Sep 11th 2016, 9:59 AM 28,761 Views 89 Comments

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
# 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 23,905 Views 36 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jul 20th 2016, 8:53 AM 29,480 Views 83 Comments

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

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