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Step 3 Finding the house
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. Professional Associations:
  • Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute
Web sites where you can view properties:
  • Search for property by county -site includes information on stamp duty, legal fees, etc.
  • Includes a Frequently Asked Questions section, a home buyer’s guide and a link to its sister site
  • 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.
  • The new name for The Irish Times classified ads online.
  • Includes a section on the top ten tips when looking for a mortgage and a guide to auctioneers in Ireland.
  • Includes advice on selling your home, finding a solicitor, planning permission and more.
  • An online presence for many estate agents throughout Ireland.
  • Provides property listings for the Dublin area.
Tip-Try more than one of these websites as results vary depending on what type of property and in which part of the country you want to buy.

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;
  • Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland – includes a listing ofqualified surveyors.
  • Incorporated Law Society of Ireland – includes a listing ofqualified solicitors.
  • You may also want to check out the land registry office at
  • www.iif.ieIrish Insurance Federation
  • Broker
  • Irish Revenue Commissioners -for the tax implications of buying a house.
(Many of the portal sites like also have sections on these services.)
The websites listed above should help you through the experience of buying a house online. Good luck!
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