Help-to-buy scheme ‘will need extension’ to hit housing goals

According to a report The Government may have to extend the help-to-buy scheme beyond the end of this year to achieve goals on housing supply and promoting home ownership, according to a new report from Goodbody Stockbrokers. Introduced in 2017, the scheme was designed to help first-time buyers with the deposit required to purchase or […]

First-time buyers lose as banks fail to use all mortgage exemptions

A recent report states Anger and frustration as house hunters are turned down for loans. Desperate first-time buyers who qualify for exemptions from tough Central Bank mortgage rules are being turned down, even though banks aren’t using their full quotas for lending outside the limits, the Irish Independent has learned. Thousands of would-be home buyers […]