To find out what property is available, check out online auctioneers and estate agents. Some have their own websites, and you can also get a list from the Golden Pages, or from websites of professional associations. You can also try the general websites that bring together many estate agents on one website.
- Golden Pages Online: www.goldenpages.ie
- www.irishpropertynews.com Search for property by county -site includes information on stamp duty, legal fees, etc.
- www.moving.ie Includes a Frequently Asked Questions section, a home buyer’s guide and a link to its sister site
- www.myhome.ie Provides information on Irish property for sale or rent as well as mortgage and insurance information. Also provides contact to a range of useful services; for example carpenters, plumbers, electricians etc.
- www.nicemove.ie The new name for The Irish Times classified ads online.
- www.property.ie Includes a section on the top ten tips when looking for a mortgage and a guide to auctioneers in Ireland.
- www.propertyfile.net Includes advice on selling your home, finding a solicitor, planning permission and more.
- www.propertypartners.ie An online presence for many estate agents throughout Ireland.
- www.propertyservices.ie Provides property listings for the Dublin area.
Step 4 Surveys, solicitors, insurance and tax
Once you have identified a property you want to buy there are other websites you will find useful, for example;
- www.scs.ie Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland – includes a listing ofqualified surveyors.
- www.lawsociety.ie Incorporated Law Society of Ireland – includes a listing ofqualified solicitors.
- You may also want to check out the land registry office at www.landregistry.ie
- www.iif.ieIrish Insurance Federation
- www.insure.ie Broker
- www.revenue.ie Irish Revenue Commissioners -for the tax implications of buying a house.
The websites listed above should help you through the experience of buying a house online. Good luck!