The Real Benefit of Tourism for Real Estate

Government has plans to double the number of foreign tourists coming to SA to 21m a year by 2030 – and that could have major implications for the real estate sector, although probably not for the reason that most people would think. It is always good to hear that foreigners who have been to SA [...]

How the Rate Cut will affect your Bond

As was widely expected, the Reserve Bank decided this week to cut interest rates by 0,25 percentage points, amid indications that international oil prices could fall further and that slowing global growth could prompt a round of rate cuts by most major central banks. This decision takes the repo rate to 6,5% and the prime [...]

Save on Services and pay your home off faster

July is Savings Month and reminds us that we all need to keep looking for more ways to cut our living costs and save. But did you know that making your home more energy and water efficient will not only help you reduce your municipal bills but could also help you pay your bond off [...]

Home Loan Tips You Should Know About

When applying for a home loan, it’s not just the buyer’s affordability that needs to be ascertained, it’s the buyer’s credit and payment profile that will be checked carefully and if there is the slightest chance that he has “black marks” against him the bond application will be rejected Become credit fit before you apply […]

Raise your Credit Score

How to Raise your Credit Score and in turn improve your Scoring at the Banks to ensure the best home loan offer. “Your credit record is your financial ‘good name’. It’s your reputation in the eyes of credit- and other service providers and it’s one of the most important considerations when deciding if they should [...]