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17 Feb 2020

When buying that first home, find one that’s a fit for your lifestyle and that gives you loads of room to grow.

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07 Feb 2020

There’s a growing trend in South Africa towards home loan prequalification, with both buyers and sellers placing far more prominence on financial preparedness. ‘Pre-what?’ you ask? Let’s unpack that for

31 Jan 2020

It almost always makes more sense to buy rather than rent a home, simply because, as a tenant, you’re paying monthly into another person’s pocket what you could be paying into your own bond account.

24 Jan 2020

Torn between Sectional title or freehold property? Here’s what you need to know before deciding to buy.

16 Jan 2020

The announcement by the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee today that the repo rate will go down by 25 basis points from 6.5% to 6.25%, and the prime lending rate and home loan “base rate” to 9,75%, is great news for the economy ...

10 Nov 2019

The incidence of identity theft continues to grow globally. And increased awareness and efforts to fight it don’t seem to be doing much to deter those cunning cybercriminals. It’s one of the...

09 Nov 2019

Most of us can’t afford to haul out cash for our homes – we have to rely on home loans that can cost us up to 30% of our monthly income in repayments. It’s no wonder that we’re eager to be...

08 Nov 2019

The bond origination industry has put billions of rands back into homebuyers’ pockets since it started up in SA almost 20 years ago. And it still continues to cut down the cost of homeownership...

07 Nov 2019

Shopping for a new home before you shop for a home loan is a bit like eating pudding before your main meal – it’s sublimely sweet for a moment, but it’s likely to leave you with a lasting belly ache.

06 Nov 2019

Townhouse living is a growing trend, especially for next-gen buyers who want the freedom, community and security that this lifestyle delivers. Here’s how to take that townhouse dream to the next level.

05 Nov 2019

Cutting down your bond term could save you a small fortune. But it takes careful planning and considerable mastery of your finances to do so. It’s difficult – but not impossible!

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