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This new two-bed in Meath has a starting price of €225,000.
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What can I get right now... under Ireland's Help To Buy scheme?
From a Castleknock apartment to a three-bedroom home with great transport links.

SEARCHING FOR A NEW home but stuck on budget? Help is at hand, in the form of the Help To Buy scheme.

This week, we’re looking at four homes in and around the €270,000 mark, with a crucial plus – each of these homes qualifies for the Help to Buy scheme.

Launched in 2016, the HTB scheme gives first time buyers a refund of income tax and Deposit Interest Retention Tax (DIRT) paid in Ireland over the last four years, to help with deposit payment for the buying or building of a new home.

So if you’re entering the property market for the first time, read on…

Castleknock, Co Dublin — €270,000

This one-bedroom apartment offers compact metropolitan living at a fraction of the price of city-centre apartments. Hamilton Park boasts a modern, stylish kitchen, and all appliances are included in the sale. Built in wardrobes add space to the bedroom, as does access to an en-suite bathroom.

Castleknock is 20 minutes from Dublin city via the nearby M50, and is well-served by Dublin Bus and Irish Rail, too, making this apartment an excellent choice for a young couple working in the city centre.

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Termonfeckin, Co Louth — €265,000

The three and four-bedroom homes located in the Castle Park development offer fantastic space, style and value for money. Homes are located less than a 10 minute walk from Termonfeckin village, and are near to beaches and Drogheda town.

Inside, there are fitted kitchens included with the sale that are tastefully designed and functional. Solar panels help to keep the property cosy, and there are low-maintenance gardens to the front and rear for any green fingers.

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Johnstown, Co Meath — €225,000

This two-bed townhouse is just 40 minutes from Dublin city centre, so it’s a great choice for the first-time buyer. A bright, Shaker-style kitchen/dining area comes with all appliances included, and the upstairs bedrooms are doubles with plenty of space.

Cois Glaisin is located just outside Navan, one of the fastest-growing satellite towns in the country with plenty of amenities and transport links, too. Plus, for shopaholics and keen swimmers, the development is just 20 minutes from Blanchardstown Shopping Centre and the National Aquatic Centre.

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Portlaoise, Co Laois — €205,000

Portlaoise town, while slightly further from Dublin than some other satellite areas, offers superb value for money, and this Mountrath home is no exception. The 3-bedroom house comes in turnkey condition, fully carpeted and painted, and with a fitted kitchen included in the sale.

It’s got an A3 energy rating and a host of luxury features, including power showers in the bathrooms. Portlaoise is a busy town with many restaurants, cafés and pubs, and the regular Irish Rail service will have you to Heuston Station in just under an hour.

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More: What can I get in Ireland for… €400,000 or less?

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