Affordable Mortgages – Rebuilding Ireland

A  government-backed mortgage scheme – the “Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan”  (RIHL)  started on February 1st 2018. Some people call it the “affordable mortgages scheme” This RIHL provides 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.  (not credit unions) . […]
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Stamp Duty Rates on Property in Ireland

Stamp Duty Rates in Ireland 2020 After the changes in the 2011 Budget – any exemptions on Stamp Duty for house purchases were removed in December 2010. All house purchases in Ireland are now liable for stamp duty. Stamp Duty Rates  on Property Purchases in Ireland 2020    (Residential Property) 1% on properties valued under […]
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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 have been able to claim a tax rebate equal to 5% of the value of the new home they are buying.  The Help to Buy Scheme or “HTB” Scheme is also being called the “First Time Buyers Grant”. It is […]
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Bank of Ireland Mortgage Saver Account – €2000 Bonus

Bank of Ireland  launched an interesting regular savings account back in 2016 for first time buyers called the “Mortgage Saver “.  It originally started with just a 10% bonus – but later it was amended and now savers can get a free bonus of €2000 on a deposit of just €5000. This account is still […]
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