SA buyers market creating opportunities for first-time home-owners

2019-12-24 09:32

South Africa is currently in the midst of a buyers' market, creating an opportunity for first-time homebuyers, according to bond originators.

Buying a house? Here are four things you should consider

2018-05-08 06:53

Before buying a home, there are four key issues first-time buyers should be mindful of, says a home loan expert.

The real cost of financing a home

2018-04-23 09:20

Experts share key costs to consider for first-time property buyers, and how they can finance their homes.

Cash-strapped homeowners turn to loans to pay bonds

2017-04-26 07:46

Hard-pressed South Africans are so fearful of losing their homes that they are turning to unsecured debt at increasing costs to service home loan repayments.

Zuma’s Nkandla loan bank signs on mega church

2017-02-02 18:43

VBS Mutual Bank, which shot to fame after giving President Jacob Zuma a loan for his Nkandla homestead, has inked a deal with a cross-continental church as it eyes bigger business.

Make your home loan work for you

2016-03-10 14:17

Tommy Nel, head of credit at FNB Home Loans, illustrates how you can use further lending to capitalise on the low cost of your home loan and fund your other borrowing requirements.

Can I afford to buy a house?

2015-09-23 10:00

You can buy your dream home, as long as it’s within your means and you can afford to repay the loan

Your home loan is like a mini savings account where you get the opportunity to save risk free, tax free and at your mortgage loan rate, says an FNB home loan expert.

Your home loan is like a mini savings account where you get the opportunity to save risk free, tax free and at your mortgage loan rate, says an FNB home loan expert.

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My home loan is hurting my CC

2014-08-22 14:36

A business owner has been very confused with his bank’s stance that he can’t do a substitution of debtors on his home loan. A Fin24 expert gives his response.

Which is better: a loan or access bond?

2013-06-05 09:51

Would I save money if I took money out of my bond to repay a personal loan, a Fin24 user asks.


How to use your bond for bigger savings

2019-07-31 07:00

Many SA homeowners are missing out on the benefits of saving by paying an additional amount off their bond every month, says the CEO of BetterBond.

8 questions you need to ask about a financial product before you buy

2018-04-26 14:02

A financial product can be anything from a bank account and home loan to a medical aid membership. Asking these questions will help you determine exactly what you're getting yourself into.

Younger buyers struggle to secure home loans

2017-06-06 19:03

Younger buyers are struggling to secure home loans, says an industry analyst.

How to buy your first home

2017-03-30 11:49

Getting ready to buy your first home is exciting, but the process is complicated – and daunting. Here are tips to make sure all your ducks are in a row when you take the leap.

How your credit score affects your chance of getting a home loan

2016-04-07 10:24

If you don’t have a good credit score, you run a risk of limiting your chances of getting a loan. Steven Barker, head of home loans at Standard Bank, gives some key tips to build a good credit record.

Home loan hurdles for the mature and self-employed

2015-11-10 10:28

Getting a home loan isn't an easy task for the mature or the self-employed. Glenda Williams finds out how you can navigate the process if you fall into one of these categories, or both.

Futuregrowth Good News: home loans to low income buyers

2015-06-12 07:04

Futuregrowth Asset Managers's Paul Semple discusses an initiative which not only houses families, but also allows home owners to learn finance-managing skills.

Tips to help your adult child buy their first house

2014-10-10 13:10

Parents can play a vital role using their own healthy credit profile to help their young adult daughter or son purchase their first home, says a home loans expert.

Upset about cession on loan agreement

2013-11-26 15:18

A Fin24 user has a problem with Absa's standard cession document relating to home loans and Absa responds to it.

Advice for a first-time home buyer

2013-05-09 15:41

A Fin24 user who is thinking of venturing into the property market wants to know what requirements are needed to qualify for a bond.

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