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How much to earn for a good mortgage

  • 21-08-2021 9:51pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 372 ✭✭ youandme13
    Registered User


    Good night all!


    Myself and my partner are saving for a mortgage. Just curious what people earned and saved each month towards a mortgage?


    I'm worried tbh as I'll be starting as a Clerical Officer in the HSE soon and earning 24.5k with a salary scale while my partner would be on c.36k plus bonus etc. We're also in Dublin and obviously doubt will be able to afford anywhere near here! Have children also!


    Thanks



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  • Registered Users Posts: 96 ✭✭ IamMe33
    Registered User


    Saving 3K a month, but as a single buyer 3 bed semi-d prices in Limerick are rising faster than I can save for the balance needed on top of the max morgage for which I qualify.



  • Posts: 257 ✭✭ [Deleted User]
    Registered User


    We have 2 children and our 3rd on the way. Combined we earn €85k and we have no child care costs at the moment so I save €500pw. Have a 60k deposit and hoping to buy in North West this year.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,408 ✭✭✭ Chinese whospers
    Registered User


    You'd qualify for a max mortgage of approx €212k. So, not fantastic in Dublin. If a first time buyer you'd need 10% deposit. So, if you have 10% deposit spared you'd be looking to buy a house in the region of €230k.

    I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

    ^^^ although, I’m okay with getting back to winning ways, Jurgen.



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