Buyers Guide


It’s time to start the exciting and rewarding process of buying a new home. We understand that it may feel a little overwhelming and that the information you need to take on board at this point may seem daunting. To help you, we have prepared a step-by-step guide which we hope will answer any questions you may have.

Our guide will help you to:

  • Get mortgage ready 
  • Focus your property search
  • Understand the costs involved

We have also outlined what happens once you have found your ideal property and we share advice on the legalities and timeline that you may expect to encounter before receiving the keys to your new home. 

Please review our guide and if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Download our Complete Guide to Buying a Property here and start your journey with the information you will need to ensure that process runs as smoothly as possible.

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Buying a property

Learn about the steps involved in securing your ideal home, including advice on the legalities as well as the timeline that you may expect to encounter before receiving the keys to your new home.

How to get a mortgage in Ireland

See what lenders will expect from you, and find a practical path to building your case toward a successful application for your home. View our guide to get started.

New home guide for first-time buyers

Written with new residential developments in mind, everything you need to know is right here in our helpful guide. Start your journey here.

Help-to-Buy Scheme

Find out if you qualify for the Help-to-Buy Scheme, see how much you are entitled to and assess whether your new home fits the criteria.

Considerations in finding a home

Have all of your values and requirements been taken into account when choosing your home? Take a look at our guide to make sure you are ready.

Cost of buying a home

Having your finances in order is important when searching for a home. Understanding the different costs involved in finding a home will provide you with a better overall picture as you begin the journey.

Selecting a solicitor

Understanding the different factors to take into account when choosing your solicitor can make all the difference in buying or selling your home.

Reserving your home

What to consider when you are thinking about looking for a home. We address some of the various steps involved as you start the journey of making this important decision.

Buying your home off-plan

When buying a home off-plan, there are a number of factors you should take into account. Watch our explainer video for more information.

Viewing a home

Before you set your heart on your potential new home, take a moment to read through our guidelines on what to look for before making that all-important decision.