Help to Buy

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The introduction of Help To Buy and an overall rise in development means first-time buyers  have more choice now than they would have had in the recent past, and bidding isn’t as frenzied

They are aged about 34, earning about €69,000 if they live outside of Dublin, and €81,000 in the capital, and looking to buy a new home in Dublin 15, (...)

‘I am a first-time buyer and am looking to self-build a small two-bedroom home with my fiance on a small corner site.’ File photograph:  Getty Images

I am a first-time buyer and am looking to self-build a small two-bedroom home with my fiance on a small corner site which is in my name. The value of (...)

More than 6,000 homeowners have availed of the Help to Buy scheme to date. Photograph: Alan Betson

Homeowners at the heart of a Revenue audit into potential abuses of the Help to Buy scheme had exchanged contracts before the tax relief scheme opened(...)

The list of registered contractors is central to any claim you make under Help-to-Buy unless you are applying under the self-build provisions.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

I’m looking to apply for the Help to Buy scheme and I came across an article you had written. You stated that there was no need to worry about the con(...)

‘A recent report concluded that it is clearly ‘not feasible’ for someone with average full-time gross earnings to fund a deposit ‘without significant assistance from family or friends’.’

We all know that house prices are soaring – and will likely continue to do so unless supply expands dramatically. But as prices rise far faster than i(...)

An increase in excise duty on diesel was just one of several measures that had been widely expected to feature in Budget 2018 but which ultimately  got no mention. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

In a budget that was largely devoid of measures that had not been well flagged in advance, the only real surprise was perhaps in some hotly tipped mea(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe announced no change in the Help to Buy incentive for first-time buyers after a report by consultants Indecon found that abolishing the scheme now would create uncertainty and damage confidence in the housing market. Photograph: Alan Betson

Abolishing the Help to Buy scheme would create uncertainty and damage confidence in the housing market, a report on the scheme has found. The report (...)

Photograph: PA wire.

My wife and I bought a new-build house in June of this year. We qualify and have an approved Help-to-Buy claim on the system. However, a little under (...)

First-time buyers are looking to buy in greater numbers than in recent times. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

If not quite back in force, then first-time buyers are certainly looking to buy in greater numbers than in recent times. With rents so high, it’s now (...)

Once you draw down the first tranche of the mortgage and make your claim for relief, you give your solicitor your Help-to-Build access code and claim number which will have been provided by Revenue. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

I read your article in The Irish Times on the Help to Buy scheme and found it very helpful. You mentioned the list of qualifying contractors in your a(...)

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