The practical guide to buying your first home – Irish Independent

2017 is the year of the first time buyer. Buying a first home is one of the major milestones in anyone’ life, especially with the price of real estate being so high, so here are 12 tips to make sure you get it spot on. Learn how to clean up your finances, get details on the help to buy scheme, and conquer the property market!

Key Takeaways:

  • First time buyers should take advantage of the Help-to-buy scheme which offers tax refunds on certain purchase amounts.
  • Cleaning up your finances is something anyone can start doing now so when you apply for your mortgage you are already ahead of the curve.
  • When buying mortgage protection insurance it’s generally cheaper to get independently from the bank providing your mortgage.

“Presenting clean finances with your mortgage application is vital, so prepare now.”

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