The new Rent To Buy schemes that are popping up all over Ireland seem the way to go these days.
Apparently, you can save thousands and avoid having to save up a deposit.
The guys over at http://www.purplepig.ie know all there is to know on the subject and they will help you make the right decision.
They have Rent To Buy locations in many parts of Ireland. A new batch of developments will be coming on board soon for the Dublin area.
For prospective home buyers it does seem the right choice. I would definitely prefer the security of not having to save a deposit and pay rent when they can be combined into one!