Experts to offer advice at morning seminar for first-time buyers

Architect Hugh Wallace of RTE's 'Home of the Year': guest speaker and MC.
Architect Hugh Wallace of RTE's 'Home of the Year': guest speaker and MC.

In an effort to educate, demystify and inspire first-time buyers gearing up to take their first steps on the property ladder, Burkeway Homes will host a free ‘Smarter Buyer Event’ this Saturday in the Hotel Meyrick.

The event, which begins at 9.30am, will feature a selection of talks and expert-led panel discussions, offering those in attendance an insight into the step-by-step process of finding, purchasing and personalising their first home.

Architect Hugh Wallace, one of the well-known judges on RTÉ’s hugely popular show Home of the Year, will be MC and guest speakers include Tony Kavanagh of Sherry Fitzgerald; Susan McGowan, Interior Designer at Ashen & Cloud and building surveyor Fergal Bradley.

The speakers will join other professionals that will be on hand on the day to share a wealth of invaluable information with attendees of the event. Representatives from Ulster Bank, Blake & Kenny Solicitors and Burkeway Homes will also take to the stage to engage with the audience, sharing advice and top tips.

Michael Burke, Managing Director of Burkeway Homes said: “With a multitude of both predicted and unexpected obstacles and expenses to navigate when investing your hard-earned savings in a new or previously owned house, the Burkeway Homes event will provide crucial guidance while also serving as a sounding board for first-time buyers, taking guests through each step of the process from the legalities of agreeing on a sale and the extra ‘hidden’ costs that come with it, to decorating the finished product and transforming it from a house into a home.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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