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Finally got my business to where it needs to be to buy a home

  • 23-11-2021 4:52pm
    Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ newboard

    Hi all, I'll be looking to purchase my first home in the new year after finally building up my business over the last number of years to where I need to be. My salary plus profit in 2020 was €75k, and 2021 is looking to be around €110k, giving an average of the two at around €90k. I have €25k in cash saved in my personal account but the business bank account is sitting at around €60k with no creditors, loans etc so there are funds there to access if needs be. I'll likely draw down 10-20k to get the 10% in any case.

    I'll be looking for a 2-3 bed around South Dublin or Dublin City Centre. I'm not too fussy on exact location but I would definitely sacrifice some size/quality for a nicer area.

    I'm very new to house hunting, here are my general views and assumptions at the moment and would love any feedback, advice or corrections;

    1. I'm open to buying a house or apartment.
    2. I'll probably have to purchase an older house/apartment rather than a new build given the high price of new builds in the greater Dublin area (Ideal location would be D6/D6W)
    3. My budget will probably be approx €350k which is probably quite tight for what I'm looking for
    4. As far as I understand it, you've to add 10% to anything you see on Daft to gauge the final sale price
    5. I can take a directors loan from the business bank account to go towards deposit, at a low interest rate as it's my first home purchase
    6. I've engaged a broker who has had a preliminary look through my business bank account and hasn't raised any flags
    7. My personal credit rating is supposedly decent

    Any advice at all would be brilliant thanks for reading


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,150 ✭✭✭ Yellow_Fern

    So much depends on the house. Some people love apartments but you have to watch out if there is noise proofing, a solid management company and to avoid storage heaters. The orientation of the house has a enormous impact on the living conditions.