The fourth interest rate cut of 2020, as announced today by the South African Reserve Bank Monetary Policy Committee, is good news for consumers, but it could be even better news for those who have been renting for a long time and are looking to become homeowners.READ MORE
Buying property off-plan is a great way for first-time homebuyers to get a foot on the property ladder. It comes without transfer duty as there is no prior owner, and the VAT is included in the purchase price.
The debate about whether or not to fix the interest rate on your home loan has been reignited by two 100-basis-point rate cuts in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. This has brought interest rates to the lowest point in nearly half a century.
The reopening of Deeds Offices around the country is welcomed as a hugely positive move that will slowly start turning the wheels of the broader economy, and specifically the property industry.
If you’re in the market to buy property, have you considered looking at something that might not exist yet? Perhaps your perfect place has not yet been built, and buying off-plan could be the solution.
While it’s too soon to make accurate predictions on what the impact of the national lockdown and the global Covid-19 pandemic will have on the property market, it is sure to disrupt the industry one way or another.
The home-buying journey can sometimes seem endless. If you’re with a bond originator like BetterBond, you’ll have someone to hold your hand along the way but, at some point, the attorneys will step in – and things could get a tad intimidating.
Most of us are eternal optimists – we hope to lead a trouble-free life, and we don’t usually go around courting disaster. But insurers tend to know better. They know that, well, stuff happens, and that we just can’t predict what tomorrow will bring.
In accordance with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s directive, the country went into lockdown at 23:59 last night. We believe this to be the right thing to do to curb the spread of the coronavirus and mitigate the economic impact that will invariably result.
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...
The announcement by the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee earlier today that the repo rate is going down by 100 basis points from 6.25% to 5.25%, following January’s...