Local Tips
Local Tips

Find a Home in Dublin

Dublin, the captital of the Republic of Ireland is a city with many legends surrounding it. Growing up to be one of the foremost visited places in Ireland, and indeed a popular destination for those looking to live and study in Ireland, there's a beautiful combination of medieval architecture and modern shopping, nightlife and cosmopolitan attractions. Just like with any city, however, there are things you need to know in order to make finding a fantastic home as simple as possible - because nobody likes a difficult house move! So, if you're thinking of making the move to Dublin and would like to be armed with some local tips before you wade in, then just keep on reading.


Dublin, the captital of the Republic of Ireland is a city with many legends surrounding it. Growing up to be one of the foremost visited places in Ireland, and indeed a popular destination for those looking to live and study in Ireland, there’s a beautiful combination of medieval architecture and modern shopping, nightlife and cosmopolitan attractions. Just like with any city, however, there are things you need to know in order to make finding a fantastic home as simple as possible – because nobody likes a difficult house move! So, if you’re thinking of making the move to Dublin and would like to be armed with some local tips before you wade in, then just keep on reading.

Find a home in Dublin

Dublin is a beautiful city, with modern meeting medieval and facing it head on; the perfect place for permanent settlers and students alike, and a place where everyone can find something they love and a place they belong. With that being said, it’s no wonder the city is such as popular destination! So, we’re here today to provide you with plenty of tips to help you get the best property. See our other local tips posts for the advice we give out in general to help you make the best of finding a great home in any city.

Let’s get on to the Dublin specific stuff!

As always, we recommend checking out a local Real Estate Agent to take full advantage of their knowledge of local facilities and the connections that they may have – this will be hugely beneficial, especially if you’re not overly familiar with the area you’re thinking of moving to. A quick Google of “Real Estate Agents” in Dublin will bring up a great list of Agents to choose from, such as Sherry Fitzgerald Ranleagh. Of course, feel free to check out reviews and decide who you’d like to choose.

Most properties will require you to put down a security deposit, and to have a guarantor just in case you can’t afford to pay your rent; this is generally a pre-requisite for most private rented properties. It’s worthwhile checking whether your landlord in particular requires you to have a landlord living in the city/country, or whether one overseas is okay.

Competition is fierce for some properties, so ensuring you have all your paperwork to hand and ready to go sooner rather than later is definitely a good idea. Generally, you’ll need proof of ID, proof of income, proof of your current address, and plenty more! The requirements for shared property housing are a little less strict (as well as being more affordable, since you’re sharing the bills!), so is well worth looking into if you’re freshly into the country, or city, and are still looking for employment.

Real Estate, redefined

No matter what country or city you’re looking to make your new home in, we here at Domobase can give you the help that you need. We put you directly in touch with the people that matter during the process of finding a new home; first class Real Estate professionals. All you need to do is download our app, fill in your details and link up your social media profile. After this, we’ll contact some excellent Real Estate Agents and Landlords who will then get in touch with you within a few days to show you a fantastic range of properties to suit your requirements!


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.