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Homebuyers in their 20s fork out R90k for a deposit

2017-07-11 05:00

It takes at least two years of diligent saving for homebuyers in their 20s to cough up an average deposit of R92 000, statistics show.

How to cancel your home loan

2017-03-09 18:28

In certain cases, homeowners who have paid off their home loan may have the option to keep their bond account open, which will keep the loan facility available to them.

We're above board, insists Zuma's bank

2016-09-14 13:30

The CEO of VBS Mutual Bank, which has loaned the president money to pay for his Nkandla upgrades, says the institution is fully compliant with its banking licence conditions.

UK home loan approvals fall on Brexit jitters

2016-07-29 11:43

UK home loan approvals have fallen to their lowest level in more than a year as nervousness gripped the housing market before the referendum on EU membership.

Beware of shopping spree after home loan approval

2016-05-23 07:43

Consumers should think twice before taking on any more debt after just having a home loan approved, cautions a mortgage expert.

Car or flat? How to be smart about your choice

2016-01-03 12:48

Many young people starting out on their careers in 2016 will be faced with the choice of buying their first car or first apartment and the decision may be tough.

Property market ends year on a strong note

2015-12-20 12:41

Property values have continued to grow in the past 12 months, with the average home price showing a year-on-year rise of 5% to R971 000, statistics show.

Query about surety for a loan

2015-05-27 17:26

A Fin24 user has signed surety for a home loan and has now discovered that the bank has automatically linked his profile to the outstanding loan amount.

Interest on flexibond savings

2015-01-26 15:38

A Fin24 user wants to know if he will forfeit interest gained by paying extra money into his home loan and then withdrawing funds to pay for renovations.

Home owners battle to pay bonds

2014-10-30 20:17

South Africans are finding it more difficult to keep up with their mortgage payments as the cost of living and interest rates climb, says one of the big four banks.

 

Winning Women: Banking on home loans

2017-03-19 06:00

Funeka Montjane has not only broken through the glass ceiling at Standard Bank’s ultramodern head office in Rosebank, but also smashed all stereotypes about women in business.

Is the age of the access bond over?

2017-02-02 17:42

Investors and small business owners could get a nasty surprise when trying to access capital through their home loans, says an independent lender. Banks do not necessarily agree.

100% mortgage loans fairly common - economist

2016-08-17 12:47

Mortgage loans of 100% - in other words for the full value of the home being purchased - are fairly common these days, according to a property sector strategist..

SA’s biggest pension fund invests R10.5bn in SA Home Loans

2016-07-13 13:45

The Government Employees Pension Fund has invested R10.5bn into SA Home Loans to help improve housing finance for government employees and the public.

The psychology of buying a home

2016-03-23 15:30

Buying property is a big decision that needs a lot of research as about 30% to 35% of your gross income could be going into your home loan repayment.

Top trends for home loan approval

2015-12-31 16:45

In the competitive banking environment, it is a good idea for those thinking of buying a property to get themselves pre-approved for a bond, says a bond expert.

ooba launches new subsidy service

2015-09-22 14:51

Bond originator ooba has formed a partnership to launch a new service to assist first-time home buyers with applying for a government subsidy.

Buying a home after a divorce

2015-05-26 12:48

Buying a new home after a divorce may be hard, especially if you are still the co-owner of a property with your former spouse, says an expert.

Use time wisely before next rate hike - expert

2014-11-09 18:00

A two percentage point interest rate increase could mean many homeowners would have to sell or face foreclosure, warns an expert.

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The declining affordability position of consumers to land a bond to buy a home is the result of soaring living costs, says an industry expert.

The declining affordability position of consumers to land a bond to buy a home is the result of soaring living costs, says an industry expert.

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