Sponsored content is premium paid-for content produced by the Irish Times Content Studio on behalf of commercial clients. The Irish Times newsroom or other editorial departments are not involved in the production of sponsored content.

Dermot Bannon's top tips for first-time buyers

Architect Dermot Bannon talks us through the passion behind buying your first home

Over the next six weeks The Irish Times will run a series of articles in association with Bank of Ireland designed to make your first home purchase as simple and pain free as possible. Focusing on the mortgage process, positive solutions and expert advice around complicated choices, the series aims to be a toolbox for first-time buyers.

We launch today with Dermot Bannon’s top tips for new home buyers and follow later this week with the essential guide to saving your deposit.

With a competition, reader event and expert features in print and online, the Bank of Ireland mortgage series for First-Time Buyers aims to get you on the first rung of the housing ladder.

The Bank of Ireland series, running over the next five weeks on irishtimes.com, includes features on:

Saving for a deposit
Top tips from on how to buy a home
Mortgage advice
The mortgage journey
... and more

Bank of Ireland