Affordable Mortgages Available From Local Authorities

A new government backed mortgage scheme – the “Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan”  (RIHL)  started on February 1st 2018. Some people are calling it the “affordable mortgage scheme” This RIHL will provide mortgages at reduced interest rates to first-time buyers who have been refused a mortgage or were offered “insufficient” finance, by at least two lenders.  […]
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Help to Buy Scheme for First Time Buyers

Help to Buy Scheme for First Time Buyers Since January 2017 First time buyers in Ireland can claim a tax rebate equal to 5% of the value of the new home they are buying.  Some people refer to this a the First Time Buyers Grant. A New home is defined as “a new building which […]
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Renting or Buying a House – Cost Comparison

Over the long term – property prices have usually risen in the past  and may well do so in the future. In the current declining property market would you be worse off or better off renting a house rather than buying? Here are some figures for buying versus renting based on different scenarios over a […]
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