Lookingfor your first home

We explain the process of looking for your first home. We’ve provided a handy checklist for all your paperwork and the documentation you will need.

We share tips on what should you ask an estate agent about a property and how to go about organising your property searches and what do you look for when viewing potential new homes. Dermot Bannon gives you his insights and tips for looking at homes.

The full cost of buying a home doesn’t just include the deposit. We let you know what extra costs – Stamp duty and legal fees, for example – you’ll have to pay and what they could end up costing you.

Other topics that you may be interested in…

Buying or  Saving

Open a MortgageSaver account

At Bank of Ireland we understand the challenges facing First Time Buyers in saving to buy a home. We want to help, with a €2,000 Bonus Interest on your savings when you draw down your Bank of Ireland mortgage.

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