Taking that first step and looking for your first home can be a little daunting.
That's why we've partnered with AIB to make it all that bit easier to navigate.
The AIB Livin Dublin hub is a one-stop-shop for all the most relevant information for First-Time-Buyers, including area guides, jargon-busters and step-by-step checklists.
Here, we've teamed up with AIB to bring you our pick of homes in Dublin 8 that are suitable for first time buyers...and they're all less than €400,000.
So, you've found the area you love, now you just need to find your dream home.
(Psst! Make sure you try AIB's handy mortgage calculator here to find out how much you're eligible to borrow!)
Dating back to c.1900, this quirky 1-bed apartment has been beautifully refurbished by the current owners meaning anyone who snaps up this property, can simply turn the key and move in. The dream!
With its own private, sunny west facing garden, it's an ideal city centre oasis. The location is perfect, being a stones throw away from Dublin Castle, St Patrick's Park and the Grafton Street area.
Boasting bright and airy rooms, this 2-bedroom apartment comes with amazing views across the city. Situated on the top floor, it features a brand new kitchen and bathroom and a large balcony for those long summer evenings with friends.
With a perfect, central location, Dublin city is on your doorstep and thanks to the on-going rejuvenation of this area, plenty of trendy bars, cafes and restaurants are popping up.
This beautiful 2-bedroom mid-terrace home is well situated on a quiet street and comes with many of the original features restored. We love the open plan living space complete with a wood burning stove, original wooden floors and exposed brickwork.
With solid wood countertops, the kitchen leads out to a generous garden with a sundeck - perfect for entertaining and relaxing. In terms of location, this property is super close to the Blackhorse LUAS stop and Inchicore Village is only a few minutes walk away.
Located in a sought-after area, this unique cottage boasts designer touches throughout. Space and light bring this property to a very high standard, providing a comfortable living and maximising the space.
We're a little obsessed with the clever storage in this property. With floor-to-ceiling wardrobes and under-bed storage, your living space can remain clutter free. The converted attic space is the cherry on top- an impressive space with lots of natural light and French doors. The perfect place to unwind.
If you're looking for a new home you can move into right away, this 2-bedroom apartment is just that. Not only does this property have high ceilings and solid oak floors, it's also fitted with modern features like in-built Heos surround-sound speakers and remote controlled lights, sound and blinds. (There's even a wine and drinks cellar with a full-size glass door!)
The living space has panoramic views over the city and Phoenix Park, all enjoyed from a comfy bay window seat. A short distance from Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Irish Museum of Modern Art and only 10 minutes from the Suir Road LUAS stop.
Behind its red brick front, this hidden gem is full of character and charm. When you open the door, gorgeous Victorian style flooring welcomes you to the property - we love these tiles! Cast iron fireplaces sit centre stage in both the living room and the two bedrooms adding an authentic touch.
This terraced house has a south facing courtyard, an ideal spot for long summer evenings. Only 20 minutes from Stephen's Green, we love the location of this property. Shops, bars, gyms and galleries all within walking distance, or hop on the LUAS red line to explore the city further.
Are you thinking about buying your first home? We've got your back. We've teamed up with AIB to bring you all you need to know about applying for a mortgage and buying your first home in our one-stop-shop AIB Livin Dublin mortgage hub. Keep an eye on the hub to guide you through your journey.