Guide to New Builds for First Time Buyers

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As part of our series of guides for first-time buyers, here you’ll find our complete guide to new  builds in Dublin and around the country, for first-time buyers. 

 Our guide will help you to: 

  • Understand the buying process one step at a time
  • See the differences between buying off-the-plans and buying existing properties
  • Find out the regulatory, legal and administrative aspects of buying a new home in Ireland 

We’ll also outline specific aspects of the process, from choosing a property solicitor to paying deposits, snag lists and much more. If you are considering a new build check out our guide to the help to buy scheme for a tax refund on some of the cost of becoming a homeowner.

At Sherry FitzGerald New Homes division, we’re with you every step of the way. Review our guide and if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Download our New home guide for first time buyers. Written with new residential developments in mind, everything you need is right here.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.