RELOCATING TO IRELAND
The smarter, easier route to your new home
WHAT IS A BUYER’S AGENT?
Relocating to Ireland but wish it could be easier? Discover how to save time and potentially money on your next move by passing the hard work to a leading buyer’s agent. Our trusted service will find and present the right properties for you PLUS negotiate the best possible price and arrange the buying process, including any repairs or upgrades.
In short: imagine a local property specialist who represents YOU…and takes the hard work out of moving to Ireland.
The local knowledge, industry expertise and negotiating skills of an Eldron buyer’s agent, combined with their management of the purchase process on your behalf, has changed the process of home-buying beyond recognition.
HOW A BUYER’S AGENT
IN IRELAND CAN HELP
TAILORED INFORMATION FOR YOUR NEEDS
SAVING TIME THROUGH A PLANNED PURCHASE
THE RIGHT VIEWINGS…WITH EASE
MAKING YOUR NEW HOME HAPPEN
Our buyer’s agent will go above and beyond to help you through your purchase, from start to finish. Expert support, know-how and regular updates make your move an easier experience for your lifestyle and budget.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Relocating to Ireland – Your Questions Answered
The breath-taking scenery, social life and warm welcome found in modern Ireland makes it a popular choice for new arrivals to live and work.
The famous cultural depth, rich history and world-renowned sights of Ireland’s cities, coasts and hills make a move to Ireland the experience of a lifetime for many.
We LOVE making a relocation to Ireland easier for our clients and love to help with their questions.
Some of the queries we often hear?….
Does relocating to Northern Ireland work differently? The tax, health and visa information below refers to the Republic of Ireland. The six counties of Northern Ireland are fall under UK tax, ‘NHS’ health services etc.
Aside from these government and administrative considerations, things such as travel, retail and leisure between the two areas are largely seamless at the time of writing.
Living in Ireland pros and cons? Simply…the sporting, cultural and food/ drink scenes in Ireland are exceptionally vibrant and draw admirers from across the globe. You’ll find local people who are proud of the delicious local produce available in Ireland and a sociable, warm atmosphere too. Plus: celebrated outdoor pursuits and destinations across Ireland mean your weekends can be as packed with adventure or relaxation as you could ever want.
You might find Ireland, especially Dublin, to be expensive however a huge number of global employers may offset this through the opportunity for a higher salary than you’d find in a more localised job market. Demand for property can be very high in some places, and prices in Dublin can rise sharply. However, the use of a buyer’s agent can be local know-how and contacts are used to find the best deal for your specific needs.
How much does it cost to move to Ireland? Understanding the rates of tax in Ireland (along with the cost of living information in the link above) can help built a picture of your day-to-day budget in your new home.
You can calculate the rate of tax you’ll pay here but in short, a rate of 20% applies up to 35,300 for single earners and 44,300 for married couples with one earner before a rate of 40% begins.
You may well want to factor in the cost of health insurance as, while emergency treatment is free or low cost, access to shorter waiting times and private hospitals is accessed through the right health insurance policy.
Property is, of course, a major cost. Because prices may be rising rapidly in your preferred, for relocating to Ireland a knowledgeable buyer’s agent can help find the right value, price and property deal for you by searching the market and negotiating the final sale.
Retiring to Ireland? Temperate weather and the rich social lifestyle on offer in Ireland makes relocating to retire an understandably tempting option!
The subject of relocating to Ireland with the intention of staying does, of course, become more complex when a visa is required. In brief: at the time of writing countries including the UK, United States and EEA countries do not require a ‘D’ visa to live in Ireland.
If you are moving from some countries (mainly non-EEA) it may be necessary to show that you have the income, pension or work arrangements to support yourself in Ireland.
It is worth considering that Dublin is a much more expensive area to retire to, and being aware that you can even apply for Irish citizenship if your parents or grandparents were born in Ireland.
What is the best place to live in Ireland? That’s a big question! While Dublin city is, of course, celebrated across the world for its history, lifestyle and beauty, areas such as Cork offer a stunning choice thanks to a balance of cost-of-living in a picture postcard environment.
The relatively low – but rising – property prices on offer in Belfast and its growing stature as a cultural and tourism destination make the northern city well worth consideration. While services such as tax, health, vehicle licensing etc fall under UK government systems in Northern Ireland, at the time of writing day-to-day lifestyle considerations such as travel across the jurisdictions is subject only to an ‘invisible’ border.
Living in Ireland vs UK? If you are considering moving to Ireland after Brexit, the questions above cover some of the main points to consider at an early stage.
The many factors involved in to another country can be, as you’d expect, complicated. However, an increasing number of people relocating to Ireland have been making the process much more simple by using a buyer’s agent to work on THEIR behalf to find, negotiate and arrange the right property for their needs.
The opportunity to have the purchase of your new home taken care of, from the initial search to the day of the move, leaves much more time free to enjoy making plans for a new life in a globally celebrated country.
Questions about how our buyer’s agent service can make your dream home in Ireland happen for you? Simply ask for a free overview from one of our specialist buyer’s agents.