4 things to do before you call for First Time Buyer Home Insurance – AA Ireland

In the excitement of buying a new home, buying home insurance might not be the sexiest thing on the to-do list, but our call agents tell us that when people do call in a panic, they really don’t know what they are asking for. We spoke to Sarah Gleeson from our Home Insurance Team and… Continue reading 4 things to do before you call for First Time Buyer Home Insurance – AA Ireland

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

1 in 8 have damaged their home when attempting a DIY job

Just under 13% of Irish homeowners have managed to do some sort of damage to their property while attempting DIY, according to the results of the latest AA Ireland Home Insurance survey. With many people taking advantage of the time at home during the COVID-19 outbreak to carry out some DIY work, the AA is encouraging those… Continue reading 1 in 8 have damaged their home when attempting a DIY job

Step-by-Step Guide to the Help to Buy Scheme

The process of purchasing your first home can be an incredibly daunting task. From the jitter of nerves and excitement the moment you find your dream house up until the ‘sale agreed’ sign is placed outside, the journey to becoming a home owner is often a long challenging process. Not to mention that your home… Continue reading Step-by-Step Guide to the Help to Buy Scheme

Bike Security at Home – the AA Guide

Bike security means more than just locking it up in public. Since 2016, more than 14,000 bikes have been stolen in Ireland, worth an estimated €2m. And while most have been stolen on public streets, you may be surprised to learn that almost a third have been stolen from their owners’ homes. So what can… Continue reading Bike Security at Home – the AA Guide

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

How to keep your home safe this Christmas

Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends and of course, reflect on home security. Truly, there is nothing more festive than thinking about home alarms! Seriously though, we’ve put together some home safety tips for the festive season which have been vetted by Santa himself. Tell your friends, not your followers If… Continue reading How to keep your home safe this Christmas

How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

With the temperature dropping and nights getting longer, we’ve come up with some suggestions as to how you can make your home snug and energy efficient this winter – and all year round. AA’s Energy Saving Tips 1. UnBER-able Let’s start with the BER-sics. BER stands for Building Energy Rating and calculates a building’s energy… Continue reading How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

AA Ireland Report Finds Major Jump In Cost of Running a Home

The cost of owning and maintaining a home in Ireland has risen to €16,374.45 per annum, an increase of over €350 compared to 2017. Average property asking price rises by almost €20k from €224,500 in 2017 to €243,000 this year. Increase in mortgage repayments and energy costs key drivers behind €350 per annum increase. The… Continue reading AA Ireland Report Finds Major Jump In Cost of Running a Home

How Can Homeowners Save Money on Their Insurance?

You don’t need a master’s degree from Home Buying University to know that buying a house is expensive. Quite apart from mortgage repayments, before you’ve even stepped foot over your new threshold you have to pay out for stamp duty, solicitor’s fees, survey fees and seemingly arbitrary ‘administration fees’. Is it a Tuesday? €120! Any… Continue reading How Can Homeowners Save Money on Their Insurance?