YOUR MONEY – First-time buyers’ guide
Inside Thursday’s Irish Independent
Published 26/03/2014 | 10:48
Inside Thursday’s Irish Independent, Personal Finance Editor Charlie Weston offers comprehensive advice for first-time buyers.
Saving for a deposit: Tips for building up a lump sum that can be used as a deposit and where to get the best interest rates.
What it takes to get loan approval: A dozen factors that will determine if you are granted a mortgage.
Who is lending: We outline where banks are lending and what deposits and other criteria they have in place for borrowers.
How much can you borrow: We outline how banks assess your borrowing capacity.
What to look for when house hunting: You will end up viewing a wide variety of properties. Make sure you are clear about what you want.
Where the property market is headed: Is the market at the bottom or are there more falls to come. We ask the experts. CRADDEN
What rate to go for: Should you opt for a fixed rate or a variable rate? We explain the difference between the two rates.
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