Ó Cuív welcomes announcement of First Home Scheme

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West, Éamon Ó Cuív, has said he hopes the First Home Scheme will be a major assistance to first time buyers.

He said the First Home Scheme has the potential to be of assistance for those attempting to get on the property ladder.“First Home is a Government-backed shared equity scheme which will see the state provide part of the price of a new home alongside the buyer’s mortgage and deposit.

“This can bridge the gap between the price of a home and the current maximum a person or couple can rent depending on their income,” he said.

Dep O Cuiv went on to say that the Help to Buy Scheme (HTB ) can also be used alongside this scheme and could provide 20% of the price of the property going towards the buyer’s deposit.

“The maximum stake the state can take as equity under the First Home Scheme is 30% without the HTB, and 20% if the HTB is being used.

“All details including an eligibility calculator are on the First Home website FirstHomeScheme.ie and the scheme will open for applications this month,” he said.

“The scheme is available to first-time buyers and also gives fresh start exceptions to those who may have previously purchased a property if they have separated or experienced insolvency.“

“Government are working under the Housing For All plan to make homeownership a reality for everyone and this scheme is proof of momentum building behind the Housing For All programme,” he concluded.


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