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31 Jan 2019

This month sees the launch of a massive multi-platform campaign to ramp up awareness of the new branding for leading bond originator BetterBond* – and to simultaneously ensure ...

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06 Mar 2019

Most home buyers are aware that a good credit score is a vital part of being approved for a home loan – and that this score is based mostly on their history of paying th ...

19 Feb 2019

It is obviously going to be very difficult for Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and his team to find any leeway in the Budget to allow for tax cuts, but there should be room ...

31 Jan 2019

The banks are keen to lend, homes are selling more slowly and owners are keen to negotiate, so now is definitely a good time to buy, but that doesn’t mean you should throw caution...

31 Jan 2019

How much the bank will lend you is not the only thing to consider when you’re applying for a home loan. As a home buyer, says Rudi Botha, CEO of BetterBond, SA’s biggest bond ...

31 Jan 2019

Proximity, price and security have become such big factors in the choice of home that it is easy to miss some warning signs that should make you think twice before signing a ...

31 Jan 2019

One hears a lot about home ownership being the key to personal wealth creation, especially from those selling property to first-time buyers, but the details of just how that ...

31 Jan 2019

With their children grown and leaving for university, jobs abroad or homes of their own, an increasing number of people in their 50s and 60s are downsizing from big family h ...

31 Jan 2019

Every few years, someone raises the issue of how bond originators like BetterBond get paid – usually to ask whether the commissions that banks pay originators are not being ...

31 Jan 2019

A decade ago, a survey by the Reader’s Digest magazine showed that 65% of South African consumers were in favour of home ownership, and the latest statistics show that noth ...

31 Jan 2019

If you want to be wealthy, stop borrowing to pay for all the things that may make you feel rich – like fancy cocktails, designer clothes and furniture, luxury cars and ove ...

31 Jan 2019

For homeowners who are really struggling to make ends meet this month, it may seem like a very good idea to “borrow” some money from their access bond to help pay the bills ...

31 Jan 2019

If you’re going to pull money out of your bond account to make some home improvements, a great way to spend it would be on some Smart tech upgrades, says Rudi Botha, CEO of...

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