Getting a first time buyer mortgage
Carolyn shares her experience of bidding for a home, getting a first-time buyer mortgage and the day she moved in to her home.
Save for the home or the wedding?
Which comes first wedding or home? First-time buyers Sarah and Claire saved the deposit for the home first with the wedding to follow in a year's time.
Couple who got a mortgage in 11 days
We all know that getting a mortgage means paperwork. Banks have duty to make sure that prospective homebuyers can reasonably afford the repayments and that can take a bit of time. But, occasionally, we come across homebuyers like Leonie and Esme.
A mortgage in a week
Niamh and Richard had mortgage approval from another lender but just as they were signing contracts they decided to choose Bank of Ireland instead. Time was against them. But they went from getting ‘approval in principle’ on Thursday 4 May to drawing down the mortgage funds a week later on Thursday 11 May. They got the keys the next day.