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Boosting your home's energy and water efficiency will not only help you cut costs and sidestep the effects of load-shedding and water restrictions, but could also assist you to reduce the time it takes to pay off your bond by several years.
Better health, higher educational achievement and higher net wealth are among the many socio-economic benefits of home ownership, according to the latest studies by Habitat for Humanity*, and they are certainly strong incentives for the thousands of South Africans who buy new homes, whether they're first time home buyers or not, each year to accommodate their growing families.
With 'freedom' in the spotlight as SA heads to the polls this week, the question frequently arises as to how this translates for the individual in everyday life.
Four BetterBond staffers takes on the Old Mutual Two Oceans. They will all be running to help raise funds for Khaya Lam, the national title deed initiative that BetterBond supports.
BetterBond consultants know what the different banks require and keep up with all the different home loan products they currently have on offer.
Before you decide to stop renting your home and buy one of your own, there are a few things you will need to consider.
It takes between 3 and 4 months to sell most homes, and an average of 3 months to register the transfer of a new home, so parents should count on a 6 month process to secure a new address.
The Khaya Lam Initiative was started by the Freedom Foundation, and to date has resulted in the delivery of more than 7500 title deeds to poor households who cannot afford them.
The Khaya Lam initiative aims to ensure that every homeowner receives a title deed and the peace of mind that comes from having security of tenure.
Improve your chance of being approved for a home loan, especially if you apply through a reputable bond originator like BetterBond.