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How first-time buyers can get a leg-up as they bid to buy a home  

A State digout could pave the way to property ladder 

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Many first-time buyers need a leg-up to get onto the property ladder

Many first-time buyers need a leg-up to get onto the property ladder

Many couples need a leg-up to buy their first home

Many couples need a leg-up to buy their first home

Many couples need a leg-up when it comes to buying their first home

Many couples need a leg-up when it comes to buying their first home

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Many first-time buyers need a leg-up to get onto the property ladder

House prices are now almost as high as they were at the peak of the Celtic Tiger – and with soaring property prices set to continue for a number of years, first-time buyers have a battle on their hands for some time yet. 

The housing shortage is likely to last until the end of 2024 at least, according to the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) in its latest Housing Market Monitor. This supply gap, along with rising building costs, is likely to push house prices up in the coming years, warned the BPFI. Already, average sale prices are “relatively close to the peak of the previous cycle in 2007”, said the BPFI.


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