Banks' bond war to benefit home buyers

2018-01-19 19:21

Strong competition among SA banks is expected to result in a buoyant home loan lending environment in 2018, according to bond originator ooba.

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.

Double-digit property price growth - ooba

2015-05-15 06:32

April results from ooba show double-digit property price growth and continued lender confidence.

Co-applicants and bond cover

2014-11-19 17:36

A Fin24 user is a co-applicant for a home loan and wants to know if both applicants need to take out bond cover.

Pros and cons of fixing bond rate

2014-10-01 10:50

Even a small shift in the interest rate can end up costing home owners a lot of money, warns an expert.

Ooba sets 5-year home loan approval high

2013-06-18 11:22

Mortgage bond originator Ooba has in May recorded the company's highest value of home loans‚ a 21.3% increase on a year ago.

Banks approving more home loans: ooba

2011-05-23 11:37

Mortgage originator ooba says banks declined fewer home loan applications in April compared to a year ago.

First-time home buyers surge in 2010

2011-02-21 11:56

Lower interest rates and a drop in overall numbers of property investors saw a rise in first-time home buyers.

 

Motsepe firm, ooba merger before Tribunal

2016-06-29 06:00

The Competition Tribunal will hear about the proposed merger between African Rainbow Capital, ultimately controlled by the Motsepe Family Trust and ooba.

Struggling home buyers can't afford deposits

2015-09-14 17:53

Financial constraints on consumers have increased the percentage of home buyers who have no means of paying a deposit, says ooba.

Using access bond to buy second property

2014-12-02 15:37

A Fin24 user wants to know if it is a good idea to use the access bond on his primary property to buy a second one.

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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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Property prices continue to grow - Ooba

2014-03-17 11:45

The continued positive growth in the property market is because of a combination of lender and buyer confidence, says bond originator Ooba.

Uptick in bond applications

2012-06-18 09:56

Bond originator ooba says it has recorded significant growth in home loan applications and approved loans in May.

It's a buyers' market: ooba

2011-03-22 11:41

Bond originator ooba says house price growth continued to decline in February, providing opportunities for home buyers.

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