Find Me a Home
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Documentary
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6 x 30 mins
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Series 1 September 2016, series 2 September 2017

Series 1

Find Me A Home is a nationwide six-part observational documentary series following the trials and tribulations of those trying to buy, rent or sell a home in the current property market'.  Across the series we meet a wide variety of house hunters often in very tricky situations:

  • first time buyers finding it difficult to get a mortgage and a deposit
  • downsizers, hoping to trade down to release cash
  • buyers and sellers at property auctions
  • home owners in negative equity
  • renters who fear they’ll never get their foot on the property ladder

We also go behind the scenes with estate agents as they try to help stimulate the market after a turbulent decade – with mixed results. In some parts of the country a chronic lack of supply leads to frantic bidding wars, while in others agents go years without selling a single house.

It’s a highly charged mix of emotions as couples and individuals struggle to make the most important decision of their lives.

The series was filmed in the Spring and Summer of 2016 in counties Dublin, Galway, Wicklow, Cavan, Leitrim, Limerick and Cork. 

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Episode Guide

Episode 1 Observational documentary series following house hunters and estate agents grappling with the tricky property market. In this episode first time buyers Suzanne and Maria go to their first auction in Galway in the hope of buying their dream home, we meet a home owner trapped by negative equity, and visit a unique converted farmhouse for sale in West Cork.

Episode 2 For many first time buyers, their only hope of ever buying a home is with a generous injection of outside cash, usually offered by a close relative. In episode two, we meet retired midwife Clíona who is making the sacrifice of selling up her home in Greystones to release some cash to put towards the deposit her daughter and family need to buy their first home.

Episode 3 In episode 3, we meet the hoards of hopeful tenants battling against the increasing competition for rental properties across Dublin. We also feature a couple in Greystones who, approaching retirement, are shocked to discover how much their home has lost in value since they bought it at the height of the boom.

Episode 4 Observational documentary series following house hunters and estate agents grappling with the tricky property market. In this episode first time buyers struggle to get on the property ladder, a cottage owned by an international soap star attracts huge interest, and we visit Liss Ard Estate in West Cork on the market for 7.5 million euro.


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