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First-timers look to buy

MORE THAN 66pc of first-time buyers are actively considering buying a house by the end of the year.

However, according to the research from EBS, despite the keen interest in purchasing, more than three-quarters of first-time buyers are worried about job security. The survey revealed that prospective first-time buyers expect to spend on average €260,000 on their new home. The research found that, of the first-time buyers looking to purchase, three in 10 are actively looking for their first home with most saying that they will be looking to buy before the year is out.