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Monday 1 February, 2021

'Keep it all in one place': Organisation tips for staying on top of the paperwork mountain
# Paperwork
# Paperwork

'Keep it all in one place': Organisation tips for staying on top of the paperwork mountain

Feb 1st 2021, 3:22 PM 585 Views 1 Comment

Home organisation expert Sarah Griffin shares some advice for managing all those forms and statements.

How to make it through the mortgage maze (and de-stress while you're doing it)
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

How to make it through the mortgage maze (and de-stress while you're doing it)

Feb 1st 2021, 3:21 PM 3,911 Views 1 Comment

Expert tips on putting yourself in pole position for mortgage approval, without a worry overload.

Monday 25 January, 2021

How long it could take to save for a deposit - and the things that'll speed it up
# Saving Tips
# Saving Tips

How long it could take to save for a deposit - and the things that'll speed it up

Jan 25th 2021, 3:56 PM 3,270 Views 0 Comments

We asked a broker what to expect.

'The wait was worth it!': First-time buyers share how they saved for their new home
# Ftb
# Ftb

'The wait was worth it!': First-time buyers share how they saved for their new home

Jan 25th 2021, 3:55 PM 13,204 Views 10 Comments

That deposit can seem like a mountain. We spoke to three people who climbed it, and asked them how.

Monday 18 January, 2021

How to boost your savings power and reach your goal faster, according to the experts

How to boost your savings power and reach your goal faster, according to the experts

Jan 18th 2021, 3:06 PM 6,246 Views 2 Comments

On the road to a deposit? Take the fastest route by following these tips.

How to reward yourself for staying on track - without blowing your savings pot

How to reward yourself for staying on track - without blowing your savings pot

Jan 18th 2021, 3:04 PM 1,200 Views 0 Comments

Little rewards can make all the difference to your motivation. Here’s some inspiration for treats that won’t undo your good work.

Monday 11 January, 2021

From mystery payments to regular account raids: The big savings no-nos
# Tips
# Tips

From mystery payments to regular account raids: The big savings no-nos

Jan 11th 2021, 3:41 PM 2,019 Views 0 Comments

Avoid these to maximise your chances of quick mortgage approval.

Buying a home this year? How to plan your savings, even when you can’t plan anything else
# FTB Kit
# FTB Kit

Buying a home this year? How to plan your savings, even when you can’t plan anything else

Jan 11th 2021, 3:36 PM 5,393 Views 5 Comments

These are uncertain times, so here’s some expert advice to keep your savings on track.

Monday 4 January, 2021

Banish those boxes: How to get your home organised from the start
# Organisation
# Organisation

Banish those boxes: How to get your home organised from the start

Jan 4th 2021, 2:17 PM 4,084 Views 0 Comments

Professional organiser Sarah Reynolds shares her moving-day tips.

Comfy, cosy, and completely yours: How to make your new house a dream home from day one
# Dream Home
# Dream Home

Comfy, cosy, and completely yours: How to make your new house a dream home from day one

Jan 4th 2021, 2:16 PM 7,459 Views 1 Comment

Looking to buy in 2021? Here’s how to hit the ground running.

Friday 18 December, 2020

How to plan a timeless interior that won't date your home
# Tips
# Tips

How to plan a timeless interior that won't date your home

Dec 18th 2020, 5:13 PM 5,221 Views 0 Comments

An expert shares some tips for a design that will last and last.

Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Essential tips to make moving day easier - from people who've been there
# Moving Day
# Moving Day

Essential tips to make moving day easier - from people who've been there

Dec 15th 2020, 3:07 PM 808 Views 0 Comments

How to make sure your moving day memories are the good kind.

'We couldn't wait another year': Three couples who bought first homes in 2020 share their journeys
# Ftb
# Ftb

'We couldn't wait another year': Three couples who bought first homes in 2020 share their journeys

Dec 15th 2020, 3:05 PM 5,219 Views 1 Comment

This year was anything but normal – so how did first-time buyers get on?

Thursday 10 December, 2020

Furnishing your first place: What to save on and what to splurge on

Furnishing your first place: What to save on and what to splurge on

Dec 10th 2020, 12:30 PM 835 Views 0 Comments

How can you plan your fitting-out budget ahead of time? We ask an expert for tips.

Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Looking to buy your first home soon? Here’s how to start planning the fun stuff

Looking to buy your first home soon? Here’s how to start planning the fun stuff

Dec 9th 2020, 5:52 PM 1,298 Views 0 Comments

From colour schemes to accessories, there’s plenty you can do now to shape your future home – even if you’re just starting out.

Monday 7 December, 2020

Which house types will be popular with first-time buyers in the coming year?

Which house types will be popular with first-time buyers in the coming year?

Dec 7th 2020, 3:48 PM 4,196 Views 0 Comments

New homes specialist Riona McCaughey gives her take on what will be popular in the market in 2021.

Monday 30 November, 2020

Which areas are popular with first-time buyers right now?
# Location Location Location
# Location Location Location

Which areas are popular with first-time buyers right now?

Nov 30th 2020, 10:11 AM 4,748 Views 0 Comments

Buyers are increasingly looking in new areas, says Ivan Gaine of Sherry Fitzgerald.

'It only took three weeks': All you need to know about Help To Buy in 2021, plus one buyer's story
# FTB Kit
# FTB Kit

'It only took three weeks': All you need to know about Help To Buy in 2021, plus one buyer's story

Nov 30th 2020, 10:10 AM 4,199 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how to negotiate the process – and what it looks like from the other side.

Thursday 19 November, 2020

How can I get the most out of a virtual viewing?
# Viewing
# Viewing

How can I get the most out of a virtual viewing?

Nov 19th 2020, 3:44 PM 306 Views 0 Comments

Which questions to ask – and why you should have your list in front of you.

Location, location, location: How to jump-start your home search by finding a place you love
# Ftb
# Ftb

Location, location, location: How to jump-start your home search by finding a place you love

Nov 19th 2020, 3:43 PM 2,351 Views 2 Comments

Expert advice on narrowing your hunt to the area that’s right for you.

Thursday 12 November, 2020

Looking to buy in the next year? Here are the decisions you should be making now
# First Time Buyer Kit
# First Time Buyer Kit

Looking to buy in the next year? Here are the decisions you should be making now

Nov 12th 2020, 5:01 PM 71 Views 0 Comments

There’s plenty you can do now to put you in pole position for 2021.

What’s the best way to view houses at the moment?
# Sponsored By Glenveagh Homes
# Sponsored By Glenveagh Homes

What’s the best way to view houses at the moment?

Nov 12th 2020, 5:01 PM 36 Views 0 Comments

Virtual viewings, smart viewings or in person? This year, innovation has taken centre stage.

Monday 12 October, 2020

How to get your bedroom winter ready - from cosy comforters to laid-back lighting
# Snug As A Bug
# Snug As A Bug

How to get your bedroom winter ready - from cosy comforters to laid-back lighting

Oct 12th 2020, 5:37 PM 10,909 Views 1 Comment

Emily Westbrooks shares the products and design fixes that’ll have you feeling right at home all winter long.

Friday 25 September, 2020

'A splash of sophistication': Irish designers share their must-haves from IKEA's new collection
# Home Update
# Home Update

'A splash of sophistication': Irish designers share their must-haves from IKEA's new collection

Sep 25th 2020, 5:01 PM 23,853 Views 5 Comments

From cabinets to carpets, drawers to doors, we’ve sifted through IKEA’s latest to bring you these top picks.

Monday 21 September, 2020

How to make your kitchen more kid-friendly - without changing everything you love about it
# Changing Rooms
# Changing Rooms

How to make your kitchen more kid-friendly - without changing everything you love about it

Sep 21st 2020, 6:34 PM 5,915 Views 2 Comments

You don’t need to cover the whole place in bubble wrap, promises Emily Westbrooks.

Monday 10 August, 2020

Clean slate: 6 homeowners share their before-and-after bathroom transformations
# Scrub Up Well
# Scrub Up Well

Clean slate: 6 homeowners share their before-and-after bathroom transformations

Aug 10th 2020, 5:31 PM 46,849 Views 6 Comments

Is your loo in need of some love? Take your lead from these reader makeovers.

Monday 27 July, 2020

Tight squeeze? 10 kitchen storage items to help you get the most out of a small space
# Storage Stars
# Storage Stars

Tight squeeze? 10 kitchen storage items to help you get the most out of a small space

Jul 27th 2020, 5:28 PM 18,249 Views 2 Comments

From butcher blocks to dish racks, Emily Westbrooks shares her star buys.

Monday 6 July, 2020

'Folded towels are a waste of space’: 9 storage mistakes most people make - and how to fix them
# Put It Away
# Put It Away

'Folded towels are a waste of space’: 9 storage mistakes most people make - and how to fix them

Jul 6th 2020, 5:52 PM 25,182 Views 7 Comments

Emily Westbrooks shares some tips from a lifelong battle with clutter.

Monday 22 June, 2020

Star buys: 9 under-€30 garden accessories that’ll change how you use your outdoor space
# Al Fresco
# Al Fresco

Star buys: 9 under-€30 garden accessories that’ll change how you use your outdoor space

Jun 22nd 2020, 5:24 PM 22,007 Views 2 Comments

From picnics to playtime, these items will see your garden through the summer months.

Monday 15 June, 2020

7 homeowners share their all-time best IKEA buys - from a cutlery set to a kitchen island
# Favourite Things
# Favourite Things

7 homeowners share their all-time best IKEA buys - from a cutlery set to a kitchen island

Jun 15th 2020, 4:40 PM 47,158 Views 3 Comments

Here are the items people around the country can’t live without.

Monday 30 March, 2020

Quick change: 7 small but mighty tasks to help you feel instantly more satisfied with your home
# Half Hour Hero
# Half Hour Hero

Quick change: 7 small but mighty tasks to help you feel instantly more satisfied with your home

Mar 30th 2020, 5:33 PM 28,587 Views 8 Comments

From streamlining the bedside table to tidying toiletries, these quick fixes will help tidy up your space.

Thursday 19 March, 2020

Bright and energy efficient family homes in Drogheda from €285k
# Avourwen
# Avourwen

Bright and energy efficient family homes in Drogheda from €285k

Mar 19th 2020, 5:23 PM 2,466 Views 0 Comments

Detached and semi-detached styles are available at Avourwen.

Eye-catching family homes with transport links to Dublin via the M1
# Kestrel Manor
# Kestrel Manor

Eye-catching family homes with transport links to Dublin via the M1

Mar 19th 2020, 5:22 PM 4,897 Views 2 Comments

You’ll find two, three and four-bedroom homes at Kestrel Manor.

What can I get around Ireland... for exactly €400,000?
# Price Comparison
# Price Comparison

What can I get around Ireland... for exactly €400,000?

Mar 19th 2020, 5:20 PM 11,324 Views 2 Comments

From lake views in Mayo to an upgraded two-bed in Dublin 6.

4 of a kind: Family-ready farmhouses around Ireland
# 4 Of A Kind
# 4 Of A Kind

4 of a kind: Family-ready farmhouses around Ireland

Mar 19th 2020, 5:19 PM 13,806 Views 0 Comments

Savour the best of the Irish countryside with these transformed farm properties from Wicklow to Carlow.

Country living that's close to the city in this five-bed Dublin dormer
# Something Different
# Something Different

Country living that's close to the city in this five-bed Dublin dormer

Mar 19th 2020, 5:18 PM 22,981 Views 5 Comments

The architecturally designed home has an integrated garage and extensive decking.

Cottage with character: Renovated gate lodge with three acres of gardens for €225k
# Dream Home
# Dream Home

Cottage with character: Renovated gate lodge with three acres of gardens for €225k

Mar 19th 2020, 5:18 PM 85,845 Views 30 Comments

Settle down next to a roaring fire in this cosy Leitrim retreat.

Thursday 12 March, 2020

Ultra-stylish new family homes in Kildare from €410,000
# Wavertree
# Wavertree

Ultra-stylish new family homes in Kildare from €410,000

Mar 12th 2020, 4:54 PM 3,853 Views 0 Comments

The showhome at Wavertree will be open for viewings this Saturday, March 14.

Panoramic seaside views at these luxury apartments - from €1800 per month
# Marina Village
# Marina Village

Panoramic seaside views at these luxury apartments - from €1800 per month

Mar 12th 2020, 4:52 PM 5,396 Views 1 Comment

Viewings are available at Marina Village on March 13.

What can I get in Cork... with a budget of €275,000?
# Price Comparison
# Price Comparison

What can I get in Cork... with a budget of €275,000?

Mar 12th 2020, 4:51 PM 3,592 Views 0 Comments

Four family-sized homes, from Glanmire to Ovens.

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