Monday November 30, 2020

Starter Homes Special: Way down in the hole

Dublin families who want to buy could be stuck with a rent bill up to €200 more than a mortgage for the same home

24th April, 2016
Rent prices are on the rise again Pic: iStock

There are two main differences between a starter home buyer and a first-time buyer. While they might appear to be in the same bracket, and some starter home buyers will be first-time purchasers, they have a different profile and they have different requirements from their desired property.

While a first-time buyer might look for a small dwelling that will suffice for the short term, starter home buyers in the current market typically have young families...

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