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Get home buying tips from the experts - from saving, to bidding, to decorating your new place

If you missed the Your Journey Home virtual event, don’t worry. You can still hear what our panel had to say.

Our event host and panel of experts.
Our event host and panel of experts.
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WHEN YOU’RE ON the journey to owning your first home, there are a lot of big questions – and it helps to get answers from the people who really know.

That’s why we connected first-time buyers with a panel of top home buying experts for Your Journey Home, a virtual home buying event brought to you by permanent tsb and TheJournal.ie.

Buyers who joined the interactive live event were treated to helpful tips on a wide range of topics, from saving and applying for a mortgage to house hunting and decorating their new home. Our panelists answered audience questions live on air, and there were even some prizes along the way.

But if you missed out on signing up for the event itself, don’t worry: you can still hear what our panel of pros had to say.

We’re now making the highlights of the event available online for anyone who didn’t make it first time around. So while you won’t be able to ask questions or win prizes, you’ll see the full benefit of the expert insights on offer. A taster of what to expect…

  • Our host, broadcaster Justine King, on what she learned from her own home buying journey. You’ll hear her top savings tips (including making room for the occasional treat in your budget), and hear why getting mortgage approval when you’re self-employed isn’t as tricky as you think
  • Stephen Hudson, Mortgage Consultant with permanent tsb, on getting your mortgage application ready – and why establishing your budget with a dedicated tool like the permanent tsb Mortgage Calculator should be your first step
  • Liz O’Kane, buyer’s agent, on her top house hunting tips – including suggestions to help with the bidding process, like bidding in small increments, or using uneven numbers to “upset the pattern” and catch other bidders off guard
  • Sarah Battle, interiors expert and the brains behind @housebythewhitethorns, on how to turn your new house into a home – including a handy way to test out your chosen wall colours before committing to any painting.

Check out the highlights below:

Source: Journal Media Studio/YouTube

Ready to feel more prepared about the home-buying journey? You’re not alone – a huge 86% of Your Journey Home attendees said they felt either “a little more confident” or “far more confident” about things after hearing what our panelists had to say. 

Start your journey home with permanent tsb. We know that buying your first place is a big decision, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Find out more over on our website here, or book an appointment to start your journey home today. 

Calculator results do not constitute an offer of a mortgage loan, nor is it legally binding and is for illustrative purposes only. Cashback offer available to new applicants who receive full letter of approval within the qualifying period. Excludes tracker, buy-to-let, negative equity and applicants refinancing an existing permanent tsb mortgage. 2% cashback at drawdown is paid into the customer’s mortgage paying account within 40 working days of mortgage drawdown. The qualifying period (11 January 2016 until 31 December 2020) may be extended as permanent tsb decides. Product eligibility criteria applies. Lending criteria, terms and conditions apply. Security and Insurance is required. permanent tsb plc. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

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