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Epsiode 1

This week Liz O'Kane and Ian Lawlor help first time buyer Layla O'Mara, who has a budget of €400,000, to buy a home in Dublin.

Layla O'Mara (28) is an account manager working in an advertising agency in Sandymount. Having studied Drama and English at Trinity college Layla has a keen interest in the arts and has been involved in PR for the Dublin Fringe Festival.

For Layla Dublin still has a village feel, there's always something to do whether it's going to a play or meeting a friend for a drink. She hates traffic so Layla walks or cycles everywhere, commuting is out of the question as she says: "there's no point living a life in a city when you're nowhere near it."

She's moved 8 times in the last 5 years and she now wants a place to call her own. Layla has already bid on several properties and has always lost out to couples with a greater income. But hopefully with the help of our experts she'll be able to take her first steps onto the property ladder.

Houses viewed in this episode:

  • Location: 21 The Way, Skerries Rock, Skerries, Co. Dublin
    Type: 2 bed end of terrace
    AMV: € 400,000
    Auctioneer: Douglas Newman Good, 1 Thomas Hand Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin
    Phone: 01 8491510
    Fax: 01 8490225

  • Location: 42 The Park, Kingswood Heights, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
    Type: 3 bed bungalow
    AMV :€ 430,000
    Auctioneer:Sherry Fitzgerald Lewis Beirne, Unit 8, Belgard Sq, Tallaght, Dublin 24
    Phone: 01 4622626
    Fax: 01 4624825

  • Location: 45 Avendale House, Seven Oaks, Rathmines, Dublin 6.
    Type: 1 bed apartment
    AMV: € 400,000
    Auctioneer: Savills Hamilton Osbourne King, 4 Fields Terrace, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
    Phone: 01 4967017
    Fax: 01 4967502

  • Location: 14 Rialto Street, Rialto, Dublin 8
    Type: 2 bed mid-terrace
    AMV: € 400,000
    Auctioneer: Mason Estates, 169 Drimnagh Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12
    Phone: 01 4557200
    Fax: 01 4557922

  • Location: Brandon Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12
    Type: 3 bed end of terrace
    AMV: € 400,000
    Auctioneer: Lowe and Associates, Rathmines, Dublin 6
    Phone: 01 4960844

  • Location:Herberton Apartments, St. James' Walk, Dublin 8
    Type: 2 bed apartment
    AMV: € 370,000
    Joint Selling agents:
    Hooke & MacDonald - 01 6318402
    GPK Properties- 01 490351

  • Location: 35 Merchants Road, Dublin
    Type: 2 bed mid-terrace
    AMV: € 365,000
    Auctioneer:Sherry Fitzgerald, Unit 3 Boyne House, IFSC, Dublin.
    Phone: 01 6431400
    Fax: 01 6431401

  • Location: 48 Brickfield Drive, Crumlin, Dublin 12
    Type: : 2 bed mid-terrace
    AMV: € 440,000
    Auctioneer: RE/MAX Properties, 6 St. Agnes Road, Crumlin
    Phone: 01 4554752
    Fax: 01 4651815

  • Location: 13 Leighlin Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12
    Type: 2 bed mid-terrace
    AMV: € 400,000
    Auctioneer: Meadows, 120 A, Sundrive Road, Dublin 12
    Phone: 01 4905444
    Fax: 01 4908401

  • Location: 22 Lurgan Street, King Street North, Dublin 7
    Type: 2 bed mid-terrace
    AMV: € 369,000
    Auctioneer: Property Team Lappin Estates, 6A Phibsboro Pl, Phibsboro Rd, Dublin 7
    Phone: 01 8825730

  • Properties not on programme but viewed by participant:
  • Location: 17 Ignatius Avenue, Phibsborough, Dublin.
    Type: 2 bed terrace
    AMV: € 400,000
    Auctioneer: GWD Central Ltd, 26/27 Lower Dorset Street, Dublin 1
    Phone: 01 8749181

  • Location: 98a Old County Road, Aisling Close, Crumlin, Dublin 12.
    Type: 2 bed detached
    AMV: € 425,000
    Auctioneer: Maher Gleeson Estates, The Village Plaza, 6 Oldbawn Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24
    Phone: 01 4662200
    Fax: 01 4662440

Presenter Liz O' Kane and Layla O' Mara
Presenter Liz O' Kane and Layla O' Mara
Presenter Liz O' Kane and Layla O' Mara
Layla O' Mara