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First Time Buyer Mortgages in Ireland

Delivering expert first time buyer mortgage advice to customers across Ireland

Campion provides comprehensive first time buyer mortgage advice on a wide range of borrowing options to customers in Ireland, taking the stress out of buying your very first home.

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First Time Buyer Mortgage Ireland

First Time Buyer Mortgage Explained

A first-time buyer is defined as a borrower who has never taken out a mortgage before. Although appearing obvious, it is worth explaining as there are some specific criteria involved. A couple, for instance, must both be first-time buyers to avail of any schemes obtainable to assist with the purchase of a property such as the help-to-buy.

Applying for a mortgage for the first time can be difficult to navigate. Having a broker, like Campion to guide you through the process can make a significant difference. Not only can a broker assist in finding you the best possible options, but they can also talk you through the process which can feel daunting and complicated for first time buyers.

For more specific information regarding the criteria required and schemes available, see our FAQ section.

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How First Time Buyer Mortgages Work

When you apply for a mortgage, the lender will consider your annual salary and any other sources of income, as well as all of your outgoings, such as credit card and loan debts, household bills, childcare, travel, and general living expenses.

The lender will also look at your credit history to see if you’re a dependable borrower and will use this information, along with its affordability assessment, to determine how much you can borrow.

According to Central Bank guidelines, the maximum loan-to-income (LTI) is 3.5 times your annual income. This is based on a variety of criteria, including your type of employment, regular income, and any additional allowances.

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Benefits of Choosing Campion for First Time Buyer Mortgage Advice

  • Committed Team of Advisors

    Using our dedicated expertise, you can get excellent advice on the best mortgage for you.

  • We Reduce Unnecessary Stress

    We will save you time and take much of the stress out of the entire process by helping you with all the paperwork for the Lender and dealing with additional information requests.

  • Cost-Effective

    Taking into account your personal circumstances we review the mortgage options available and find a mortgage(s) which best suit your needs.

Warning: The cost of your monthly repayments may increase.

Warning: If you do not keep up your repayments you may lose your home.

Warning: You may have to pay charges if you pay off a fixed–rate loan early.

Warning: If you do not meet the repayments on your loan, your account will go into arrears. This may affect your credit rating, which may limit your ability to access credit, a hire- purchase agreement, a consumer-hire agreement or a BNPL agreement in the future.

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Why Choose Campion for First Time Buyer Mortgage Advice?

35+ years experience

11 offices throughout the country

Winner of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies for over 10 years

High customer retention rates

We review 15 Insurers and more than 20 products to find the perfect cover

At Campion Insurance, we place our customers at the centre of everything we do. Choosing the best first-time buyer mortgage adviser can be a time-consuming and delicate process.

We want to give you and your family peace of mind, knowing that you’re protected no matter what happens. Our knowledgeable experts will provide you with excellent advice on the best mortgage for you.

We shop the market to find you the best deal. Campion Insurance’s team of professionals and dedicated first time buyer mortgage advisers are here to help you.

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Get in Touch

Contact one of our local Financial Advisors on 0818 297 600 to discuss your options. Alternatively, request a call back and one of our Advisors will be in touch.

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