Author Archives: admin

Factor in extra costs of buying a home

One of the big advantages of dealing with an experienced bond originator or an estate agent who has been trained to help and mentor his buyers, is that the buyer will not be confronted, as the sale nears fruition, with a range of extra costs which he, quite possibly, was never aware of.Continue Reading

Buying a home to renovate? Read this

With the slight upturn in the economy, agents are once again finding that home buyers are buying to renovate, and there seem to be more people renovating their existing homes. This is according to Lanice Steward, managing director of Knight Frank Residential SA, who says the question to ask, however, when looking at the updated…

Should you sell or buy a home first?

In today’s real estate market, homeowners who have decided to move to another property may find themselves sitting with the conundrum of whether they should first sell their current residence or find a new house and then sell their home. Based on their personal circumstances and unique situation, the answer to this question will be…Continue Reading

Things to consider before buying a home

Buying a home is a big decision and there are plenty of hints and tips out there to assist you with the process. “However, there are some aspects you should consider that you may not have thought of before,” says Francois Venter, Director of Jawitz Properties.Continue Reading

Tips on how to buy property in 2014

Perhaps its wishful thinking but while it is a good time to buy property, at least according to estate agents, many would-be buyers cannot obtain home loan finance. According to Rawson Property Group chairman, Bill Rawson, home loan and other bank loans customers should be rewarded and recognised in the form of loyalty, for example.Continue Reading

What first time home owners should know

It is a cliche to say purchasing your first home is one of the most important financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. But it is true. The buying process can be rather complicated and lengthy but there are experts on hand to assist you every step of the way.Continue Reading

9 Tips for buying your first home

Buying your first home is both an exciting and a stressful experience. The joy of owning your own home can sometimes be overshadowed by the concerns that come with acquiring the associated debt.Continue Reading

Get pre-qualified for a home loan

The demand for home mortgage finance is growing stronger month by month but those involved in helping the public still find that they are up against a surprising amount of ignorance and misinformation among clients.Continue Reading

Tips for property buyers and sellers

Once a buyer has found the home that they want to buy, they need to take the next step – filling out the paperwork and making an offer to purchase. While this could be an overwhelming undertaking for some, it really doesn’t have to be, provided they adhere to a few simple guidelines, says Adrian…Continue Reading

10 pointers before you house hunt

When you decide to start looking for a property, you may feel overwhelmed by the different property types, locations, prices and conditions. So it’s best to do a little homework before you start the process and make your journey to homeownership a whole lot easier.Continue Reading