Your Questions: Should I use my pay increase to reduce my mortgage, or save it?

Your Questions: Should I use my pay increase to reduce my mortgage, or save it?

Posted on 12Aug

Charlie Weston

Question: I have just been promoted at work and got a pretty big pay increase. I am going to treat myself and the family to a holiday this year, as we have not been able to afford one since we bought our home two years ago. My wife thinks maybe we should throw an extra few euro on the mortgage each month, but I am not sure. Maybe we should just save it?

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Sligo Weekender: “€8.9m of home sales in May amid call for help for buyers”

Posted on 01Aug

15/07/2019

There were 71 houses and apartments sold in Sligo in May, to a total value of €8.9m, but there has been a call for the government to extend the Help to Buy Scheme to help many who cannot afford to buy.

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Westmeath Independent: “Government urged to extend Help to Buy scheme”

Posted on 29Jul

27/07/19

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Dungarven Observer: “Calls for government to extend and expand Help to Buy Scheme”.

Posted on 29Jul

Roscommon Herald: Help Needed For Struggling First and Second-Time Buyers

Posted on 25Jul

An extension of the Help-to-Buy scheme is crucial and it should be expanded to include all buyers of a primary residence not just first-time-buyers. This is the contention of experts at MyMortgages.ie, who say while it’s widely accepted that first-time-buyers need the security of the Government financial support scheme being extended past its December 2019 deadline, second-time-buyers have had less attention, with falling numbers in mortgage approvals showing that they too are struggling.

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Irish Examiner: Mortgage Expert: Extend Help-To-Buy

Posted on 15Jul

The help-to-buy scheme should be extended “sooner rather than later” to help first-time buyers being priced out, a mortgage expert has said.

Joey Sheahan of MyMortgages.ie was speaking as a report from EY and DKM showed nearly half of all counties in the Republic are now unaffordable for first time buyers on an average income.

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The Times: “Irish fork out €150 more each month on mortgages than Europeans”

Posted on 15Jul

Paul O’Donoghue

Irish consumers pay an average of more than €150 each month on their mortgages compared with their European peers because of high interest rates, an expert has said.

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The Times (Ireland) “Ireland’s serial switchers play the mortgage cashback game”

Posted on 08May

Eithne Dunne – Money

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Irish Indepedent: “Your Questions: How much can we borrow to allow us buy a bigger home?”

Posted on 16Apr

The Irish Sun: 80% fear for home loan rate

Posted on 02Apr

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