Fewer buyers, but banks grant more home loans

There has been a 4% increase in the number of home loans granted over the past 12 months, even though the number of home loan applications has fallen off by […]

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Smaller deposit? Buy a cheaper home!

Is there any point in waiting to save up a large deposit on a home when interest rates are declining and the banks are in a hurry to grant more […]

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What the rate cuts mean to home owners and buyers 

Following the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut its repo rate by 25 basis points to 6,5% and the prime rate and home loan “base” rate from 10,25% to 10% this […]

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Higher deposit, lower loan-to-value (LTV) = better home loan

There’s a vital factor that homebuyers need to be aware of when they apply for a home loan, and that is the loan-to-value ratio. So says Rudi Botha, CEO of BetterBond, […]

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Bigger bond sizes encouraging for buyers, says BetterBond

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 […]

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How to ensure your home loan pre-qualification stays valid

Shaun Rademyer, CEO at BetterBond, offers his insight for prospective home-buyers to ensure that their home loan pre-qualification stays valid.     There is a growing trend in SA towards home […]

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Borrowers need more home loan options, says BetterBond

South Africa needs more home loan options to make home ownership more accessible.   “In response to the increasingly diverse financial backgrounds and capabilities of home buyers, we need a […]

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