The housing market in Ireland has been struggling for the past couple of years - but now that prices have fallen back to more affordable levels - we take a look at other house purchase costs in Ireland.
The 2011 Budget - introduced a stamp duty rate of 1 per cent for properties up to the €1 million mark, and 2 per cent on amounts over €1 million
With stamp duty rates previously as much as 9 per cent - that means big savings for second time buyers. (First time buyers are not so happy because they were previously exempt)
A property with a stamp duty bill in 2010 of €100,000 will now incur stamp duty of just €20,000.
Other fees for home buyers include solicitor fees , legal fees and surveyors fees.
Conveyancing costs have dropped - the typical cost of conveyancing on domestic properties ranges from €900 to €1,200 plus Vat .
Outlays are charged on top - these includes land registry costs and search fees.
Search fees are usually about €100 and land registry fees can be anything from €56 to €556 depending on the property
Surveyor fees in Ireland start at €250 for a basic one rising to €1,000 for full structural surveys.