First-Time Buyer Mortgage

Securing a first-time buyer mortgage involves gathering essential documents, understanding mortgage terminology, exploring government schemes, and seeking guidance from mortgage advisors for a smooth transition into homeownership.

Getting a quote is the first step in your journey! Answer a few questions and wait for one of our Advisors to contact you!

How do I get started my mortgage process as a First-Time buyer?

When venturing into the realm of homeownership as a first-time buyer, understanding the mortgage process is crucial. Begin by gathering essential documents such as proof of income, employment history, bank statements, and identification. These documents help lenders assess your financial stability and determine your eligibility for a mortgage. Additionally, it’s advisable to check your credit score and report any errors or discrepancies that may affect your mortgage application.   

Getting a quote is the first step, as one of our expert award-winning advisors will contact you and guide you all the way. You can also download our Guide below which will help you familiarize yourself with the whole process and valuable tips.

Educating yourself about these concepts empowers you to make informed decisions and negotiate favourable terms with lenders. 

Deposit

For your first mortgage, you will require a minimum of a 10% deposit. You may be eligible for the HTB incentive of up to €30,000.

Application

You will require 6 months of pay-slips and bank statements to apply for your Mortgage online.

Approval

Once your lender has approved your loan, you get an AIP (Approval In Principle) and you can make an offer on your new home.

The ultimate guide for First-Time Buyers.

Get instant access to a complete GUIDE that will save you the hassle and prepare you for a mortgage, providing a convenient checklist of essential documents and step-by-step instructions to help you secure your dream home. Don’t wait, download now!

Your journey towards your dream home starts here!

After you download your guide, one of our expert mortgage advisors will be in touch shortly to provide you with guidance and further relevant information including typical repayments, qualification amounts and mortgage requirements.

Start your journey today. Take the first step to achieve all your financial goals.

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How is the process to apply for a mortgage?

1. Enter your details

Your dedicated award-winning mortgage advisor will guide you through your application.

2. Digital Application

Log in to your digital application portal and upload all documents required. You can even sign digitally to make the process even easier and hassle-free.

3. Approval

Check your application’s status at your convenience. Indicative Approval in 72 hours after assessment.

Watch our online system in action

Watch how seamless and straight-forward Applying for your first mortgage is. In under 10 minutes you can complete your application. All with guided assistance from your very own dedicated Mortgage advisor.

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Your Questions Answered

The most common maximum borrowing amount is 3.5x your annual gross salary (Some exceptions may apply). This is based on a single income application. If it is a dual application it is 3.5x both annual salaries combined.

Before you apply for your Mortgage, you are required to have 10% of the loan value of the property.

For example, If you require a Mortgage of €200,000 – You would require a deposit of €20,000.

With a fixed rate mortgage, your interest rate and monthly repayments are fixed for a set time as agreed between you and the lender.

Variable rates allow you to increase your re-payments, you can also use a lump sum to pay off all or part of your mortgage, or re-mortgage without having to pay any fixed rate breaking fees. However, variable rates can rise and fall meaning your mortgage repayments can go up or down during your Mortgage term.

LTV (Loan to value) – This is a percentage figure which represents the difference between your mortgage loan and the value of your property. For example if your mortgage is €100,000 on a property valued at €200,000, your LTV rate would be 50%.

LTI (Loan to Income ratio) – The rate of generally how much you are allowed to borrow. As a general guide, this is a maximum of 3.5x your annual income before tax. Some exceptions may apply.

This is the amount you owe excluding costs and interest. This is also known as the “Principal” of your loan.

This is when you are given an indication of approval from our first discussion with you, without having to see any documentation. This is not guaranteed approval.

The date the mortgage must be repaid in full, or by which a new agreement needs to be taken out.

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