Keeping your home protected while you’re away – the AA Ireland Guide

It’s been another year of staycations and slightly hesitant holiday plans. But as the reopening continues and more of us get our Digital Covid Certs, the holiday season is likely to last well into September for those who aren’t on the back-to-school run. After a lot more time at home this year than any of… Continue reading Keeping your home protected while you’re away – the AA Ireland Guide

Significant Jump In Cost of Running a Home

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The annual cost of owning and maintaining a family home has risen by over €400 per annum according to the AA’s latest ‘Cost of Running a Home’ report. On average, an Irish homeowner can now expect to spend almost €18,000 per annum on owning and maintaining their home. Research undertaken by the insurance intermediary has… Continue reading Significant Jump In Cost of Running a Home

Switching Mortgage Provider: Will you save?

According to research carried out by the Central Bank of Ireland in 2015, 1 in 5 homeowners who have a mortgage could make savings by switching mortgage provider. Much like securing a mortgage in the first place, switching your provider isn’t always straight-forward. Is switching right for you? Check out the advice from AA Mortgage… Continue reading Switching Mortgage Provider: Will you save?

AA Advice On Preparing Your Home For A Storm

High winds and heavy rain during a storm can inflict considerable damage on your home. With the inclement weather that we’ve been experiencing in recent weeks, storm damage is a pressing concern for many homeowners. However, at the AA we know a thing or two about keeping your home safe. While it’s best to stay… Continue reading AA Advice On Preparing Your Home For A Storm

What To Avoid When Buying A House

Now that you have the backing of a mortgage provider you’re ready to step onto the property ladder. With all the excitement buying a home brings comes an equal amount of stress. However, with some caution you can avoid the most dangerous and most common pitfalls that many first-time buyers fall into. Tips For First Time… Continue reading What To Avoid When Buying A House

14% of Homeowners Experienced a Broken Boiler in 2018

According to the AA, staying on top of home maintenance is just as important as keeping your car’s service history up to date. A recent survey by the organisation found that a sizeable percentage of Irish homeowners have suffered the effects of a broken boiler in the past 12 months. “Speaking from experience, waking up… Continue reading 14% of Homeowners Experienced a Broken Boiler in 2018

How to make your home dog-safe

"Butch" photographed for at AA Ireland home Insurance. 13/02/2018 Photograph: ©Fran Veale

Making your home safe for your dog doesn’t mean putting them in tiny hi-vis vests or doggy hard hats – even though that would look cute. There are plenty of small changes you can make to your house or apartment to make it safer for your furry friends. Out of sight Outta sight, outta mind…and… Continue reading How to make your home dog-safe

What To Do if You Get a Burst Pipe

Burst pipes can be a nightmare and with Storm Emma on the way they are a major concern for many homeowners. Should you meet this experience it is important that you act fast in order to minimise damage. To help you deal with the issue, out AA Home Insurance have put together some tips to follow if… Continue reading What To Do if You Get a Burst Pipe

The Average Cost of Running a Family Home in Ireland

The annual cost of owning and maintaining a family home has risen by over 3% in the last 12 months to €16,169.15 – equating to about 43% of the current average Irish national wage, according to figures issued today by AA Home Insurance. The AA carries out a detailed calculation each year which looks at… Continue reading The Average Cost of Running a Family Home in Ireland