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Fixed vs variable interest rates – what’s the deal?

When you register your new home loan, you can choose to one of two interest rate types. Understanding the difference will help you decide which is best for you.

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Starter’s guide to flipping houses

Wondering how you can get into the house-flipping business and what it actually entails? Read on…

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The new property act and what it means for you

The Property Practitioners Act (PPA), which came into effect on 1 February 2022, is helping buyers make more informed decisions when purchasing a property

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Inner cities are growth engines attracting young homebuyers

Inner city living is boosting the city residential property market and driving urban rejuvenation, what should you be thinking about if you’re thinking of moving.

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From homeowner to landlord. How to make it work

With the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic still being felt, many South Africans are hustling to bring in extra cash to help pay the bills by flipping houses.

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Buying a holiday home - is it for you?

Are you thinking of buying a holiday home in your favourite coastal town? Here are some things to think about before taking the plunge

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Five ways to make your property work for you

You worked hard enough to finally own a property; now it’s time for your property to start working for you

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Buying a house is scary, but it shouldn't be

The world is a scary place but deciding whether to buy a house shouldn’t be a scary process for you if you can conquer this fear.

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Mistakes you’re making when selling your house – and how to fix them

Read on for some insider knowledge on how to get the deal signed fast if you’re needing to sell before buying

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Be smart with your tax refund

If you’re a lucky taxpayer who has received a tax refund, resist the temptation is to spend the extra cash on the upcoming holidays, gifts and other spoils.

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Knowing your affordability can buy you your dream home

Don’t even think about starting the house hunting process without having a handle on your affordability and finances

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Buy, Build or Renovate?

We have drawn up a list of the pros and cons of buying a property, building a house or renovating your existing house to help reduce your decision fatigue

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Big first-time homebuyer blunders and how to avoid them

Don’t make these common mistakes that first-time home buyers are often guilty of

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Get the home loan you deserve in five easy steps

Make sure that the least stressful thing about buying a home is financing it.

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Pros and cons of property stokvels

Stokvels in the context of property purchasing has become a hot topic recently. Read on to find out more about this novel South African way of buying a property.

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