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

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

Updated May 5th 2021, 8:11 PM 35,485 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
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Investment funds buying whole estates is 'undesirable' and the government needs to act, says Leo Varadkar

May 5th 2021, 1:52 PM 26,072 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'
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'Relationship status should not define your ability to own a home, but it does'

Mar 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 84,752 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
'We couldn't wait another year': Three couples who bought first homes in 2020 share their journeys
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'We couldn't wait another year': Three couples who bought first homes in 2020 share their journeys

Dec 15th 2020, 3:05 PM 5,236 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
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Opinion: Our Central Bank mortgage lending rules are vital guards against booms and busts

Dec 8th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,734 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? From TheJournal.ie

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

Dec 7th 2020, 3:48 PM 4,217 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?
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Which areas are popular with first-time buyers right now?

Nov 30th 2020, 10:11 AM 4,760 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
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Location, location, location: How to jump-start your home search by finding a place you love

Nov 19th 2020, 3:43 PM 2,362 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
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First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019

Jan 29th 2020, 6:05 AM 9,384 Views 7 Comments

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

Increase in first-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt
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Increase in first-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt

Dec 5th 2019, 6:20 AM 23,136 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
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Central Bank keeps 10% minimum deposit rule for first time buyers for 2020

Dec 4th 2019, 2:39 PM 19,693 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
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First-time buyers in Dublin are now spending an average of €375,000 for a home

Nov 13th 2019, 6:15 AM 16,183 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 From TheJournal.ie

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 16,961 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
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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 25,923 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
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'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF

Apr 9th 2019, 3:29 PM 20,243 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'
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Murphy insists funding for first-time-buyer loan scheme 'has not run out'

Mar 6th 2019, 1:19 PM 15,472 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
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First-time-buyer loan scheme requires 'further tranche of funding' to continue

Mar 4th 2019, 7:15 PM 30,743 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 From TheJournal.ie

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

Dec 29th 2017, 6:30 PM 13,354 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
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Over 500 home-buyers have got the maximum €20,000 Help-to-Buy relief

Dec 23rd 2017, 6:15 AM 9,364 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
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7 costly mortgage mistakes to avoid as a first-time buyer

Oct 4th 2017, 11:01 AM 3,419 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
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Cost of new Dublin properties up €39,000 compared to last year

Oct 2nd 2017, 6:10 AM 18,098 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'
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'We need the Help to Buy scheme. It boosts supply and helps first-time buyers purchase new homes'

Jul 14th 2017, 6:15 AM 3,258 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
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More than 120 people have already applied for the first-time buyer scheme which kicked in today

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:02 PM 43,891 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
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5 trends coming down the tracks in the 2017 property market

Dec 31st 2016, 11:00 AM 58,390 Views 48 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
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AIB says 14 people lost their homes because of high tracker mortgage rates

Nov 24th 2016, 5:10 PM 17,610 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
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Smaller deposits and help-to-buy scheme won't 'over-egg' property market - Governor

Nov 24th 2016, 6:10 AM 11,302 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
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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 12,800 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
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Coveney: Change to first-time-buyer scheme is 'sensible' but €600k threshold remains

Oct 20th 2016, 10:27 AM 15,296 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.

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

Oct 19th 2016, 9:53 PM 12,943 Views 36 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
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Buyers are snapping up new homes in the town once dubbed Ireland's first ghost town

Oct 17th 2016, 6:55 PM 78,668 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
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Coveney says including second-hand homes in first-time buyers scheme would drive up prices

Oct 13th 2016, 7:00 PM 13,478 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
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First-time buyers will be getting a grant to help them get on the ladder

Sep 14th 2016, 8:59 AM 32,278 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?
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Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications?

Sep 11th 2016, 9:59 AM 28,457 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
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Thinking about getting a mortgage? It could take you over six years to save for a deposit

Sep 1st 2016, 1:47 PM 23,881 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?
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Poll: Should first-time buyers get a government grant?

Jul 20th 2016, 8:53 AM 29,459 Views 83 Comments

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

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

Jul 19th 2016, 5:17 PM 62,647 Views 75 Comments

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

Poll: Do you expect to buy your own home?
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Poll: Do you expect to buy your own home?

Jun 7th 2016, 10:11 AM 28,347 Views 81 Comments

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

6 thoughts everyone has when they're looking for a home
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6 thoughts everyone has when they're looking for a home

Mar 4th 2016, 4:10 PM 33,085 Views 37 Comments

So many feels.

Here's everything you need to know before you look at getting your first mortgage
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Here's everything you need to know before you look at getting your first mortgage

Feb 25th 2016, 4:38 PM 28,105 Views 22 Comments

We’ve got you covered.

7 indispensable tips for first time buyers
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7 indispensable tips for first time buyers

Feb 12th 2016, 1:13 PM 28,480 Views 21 Comments

Here’s all the best advice you need.

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