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5 important things first-time renters need to know

5 important things first-time renters need to know

Is this your first time? Nervous? Everybody is their first time but try not to be. We’re talking about renting of course. Your key is the key Getting handed those keys represents freedom. But before you start galloping around the house shouting ‘freedom’ in a…
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Creating a stylish home that will flow to work for all your needs

Creating a stylish home that will flow to work for all your needs

Potential savings from a mortgage switch, combined with some additional funds, could be the way to create your ultimate interior scheme   Sponsored by Ulster Bank   Some of us have a natural eye for beautiful design and the know-how to create a well laid…
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Discover the Dublin 4 renovation project designed for three generations

Discover the Dublin 4 renovation project designed for three generations

Switching your mortgage could provide extra funds to add new details to your home. For Sooby and her family, their clever renovation has resulted in a house that works for everyone   Sponsored by Ulster Bank   In part of 11 of our Switch it…
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Go up, go out: which extension type is right for you?

Go up, go out: which extension type is right for you?

Lots of us need more space or want to maximise what we already have. Potential savings from a mortgage switch, combined with additional funds could be the way to create a dream layout   Sponsored by Ulster Bank   For many of us, space has…
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Cosy and colourful: this Wicklow cottage is a décor delight

Cosy and colourful: this Wicklow cottage is a décor delight

Switching your mortgage could offer you the opportunity to create your perfect space. For designer Emma Edmonds, doing the work herself is all part of the charm   Sponsored by Ulster Bank   In part eight of our Switch it Up series, we discover the…
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How to get a warm, energy-efficient home now and into the future

How to get a warm, energy-efficient home now and into the future

Improving your BER rating is a great way to reduce bills. Potential savings from switching your mortgage along with access to grants could be the way to create your own cosy home   Sponsored by Ulster Bank   This winter our homes will be our…
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The constant renovation: discover the secrets of an artist’s family home

The constant renovation: discover the secrets of an artist’s family home

Isobel Henihan’s adaptable approach and regular renovation projects keep her home working hard. Switching your mortgage could give you the chance to create a space you love living in too.   Sponsored by Ulster Bank   In part six of our Switch it Up series,…
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You’re invited to a free mortgage switcher virtual event

You’re invited to a free mortgage switcher virtual event

Switch it Up Live will feature information and inspiration in association with Ulster Bank   Sponsored by Ulster Bank   On Thursday, October 1st at 7pm, The Irish Times will host its first virtual mortgage switcher event in association with Ulster Bank. The event is…
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Your essential kitchen and bathroom upgrade guide

Your essential kitchen and bathroom upgrade guide

Planning a kitchen or bathroom project is exciting and inspiring. Switching your mortgage could give you a way to save for upgrades that add value to your home   Sponsored by Ulster Bank   When it comes to home upgrades that add value and wow…
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