RTE’s next observational documentary “Find Me A Home” follows those who are trying to rent, buy or sell a home in Ireland. Each episode follows different groups of people in different situations around the Country, such as a mother trying to acquire a deposit for her daughter and looking for bargain buys in Leitrim.
It’s a common theme, first-time buyers only hope of ever buying a home is with a helping hand in the form of cash, usually offered by a close relative rather than a bank. In one episode we meet a mother who is making the sacrifice of selling up her home in Greystones to help her daughter and family put down a deposit to buy their first home.
Find Me A Home is not just subject to Dublin but across the Isle of Ireland with a 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
RTE also goes behind the scenes with estate agents, such as Keane Thompson, as they try to help stimulate the market after a turbulent decade, with mixed results. In some parts of the country, there is a chronic lack of supply leads to frantic bidding wars, while in others agents go years without selling a single house.
The series does include 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.
We hope you can tune in and watch Keane Thompson on RTE One on Thursday Evening at 8.30pm.