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Wednesday Jan 24, 2018

Your mortgage bond: friend or foe?

There's nothing like home sweet home, and it's your own. You're not at the mercy of a landlord who may increase rental payments by more than the inflation rate or decide to sell and give you notice to move out.

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Monday Nov 27, 2017

Bigger bond sizes encouraging for buyers

Good news for home buyers is that the average approved bond size has risen by almost 6% in the past 12 months, while the average home purchase price has risen only 3,3%.

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Monday Nov 13, 2017

Property buyers 'need more home loan choices'

South Africa needs more home loan options to make property ownership more accessible.

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Wednesday Sep 27, 2017

A good credit profile key when applying for home loan

When you approach a bank for finance, there are a number of factors that will be considered before your application can be approved.

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Monday Sep 18, 2017

Interest rate cut expected on Thursday

The SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) is likely to cut interest rates by 25 basis points to 6.5 percent when its monetary policy committee (MPC) meets on Thursday due to moderating inflation.

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Homeowners should be grateful for the Reserve Bank's brief on interest rates

The South African Reserve Bank's approach to interest rates has been a "great plus" for the residential market in recent years, with its modern-day brief being an official consumer price inflation (CPI) target of 3% to 6%.

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Tuesday Sep 05, 2017

Home loan amounts increase by 4.5%

The average approved bond size has increased by 4,5% in the past 12 months, while the average house price has increase by just 2,2%, according to the latest statistics from BetterBond.

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Thursday Aug 24, 2017

Interest rate cut on the cards

South Africa's headline inflation eased to a 20 month low year-on-year in July, raising the prospect that the SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) could lower interest rates further in the coming months.

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Tuesday Aug 22, 2017

Questions to ask when applying for a home loan

Before banks and financial institutions are willing to approve a home loan, they will perform extensive research on the applicant's financial history, so it is important for prospective buyers to be prepared.

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Thursday Aug 03, 2017

Home loan customers under pressure

Home loan repayment patterns of consumers on the R900 billion in outstanding debt on mortgage loans was reflecting the financial strain consumers were experiencing.

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