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Keep a cool head, even in a soft real estate market

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 to the winds, says Rudi Botha, CEO of BetterBond, SA’s leading bond originator. “There are some golden rules for home buyers […]

You need a ‘big picture’ budget for home ownership

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 originator*, you also need to budget for the ongoing costs of property ownership, and ensure that you will be able to […]