If you’re new to a city, it can be tricky to know where to start your property search – especially if you’re looking in regions as large as Cape Town or Gauteng.
“Cape Town, Pretoria, and Johannesburg are big cities, so a lot will depend on
Gauteng remains South Africa’s largest housing market, with just over a third of the nation’s total housing stock.
Lightstone reports that homes in the sub-R1,5m price band accounted for 80.2% of all sales registered in Gauteng in 2017. This was down from 90.9% in 2010, which
The average deposit as a percentage of the home’s purchase price for Q2 2018 is currently at 14% - this is down 21.8% compared to a year ago! For first-time buyers, however, the average deposit is 12.3% of the home’s purchase price – down by
If you’re a first time buyer, then you are probably only just beginning to realise how expensive furniture can be. That three-piece lounge suite you’ve had on your “Dream Home” inspiration board probably seems like nothing but an unrealistic fantasy to you now. But, a
You may have driven past Umthunzi Valley on Walton Road in Midrand, or received a flyer at a nearby traffic intersection, but you have not had the time to stop in for a look around.
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Umthunzi Valley, developed by family-owned Foce
First time home buyers often get caught by surprise when banks ask for a deposit in order to secure a home loan.
“When applying for a home loan, banks will access your credit status to establish whether you will be able to meet the bond payments.
Gauteng first-time buyers and investors, the popular Property Buyer Show is coming to town this weekend (28 and 29 October 2017).
“Prospective first-time buyers and investors will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the relevant experts in each field leaving them with a holistic
According to Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of BetterBond, the current market is looking promising for first-time buyers.
“The slight decrease in interest rates in July means that it is easier to qualify for home loans – and there may be further decreases later this year. At the
The average first-time buyer* earns around R37,000 a month, according to statistics by BetterBond (previously BetterLife Home Loans).
The mortgage originator’s numbers demonstrate that first-time buyers accounted for 47.6% of home loan applications in the 12 months to end-June 2017.
“They, however, only obtained 29% of all
With the job market constantly evolving, an increasing number of people are working from home; this makes it far easier for professionals to relocate anywhere.
This is exactly what Leigh Andrews and her husband did four years ago; they were both working from home in their