CREDIT SCORE TIPS FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS
If you are buying your first home, chances are you need a home loan. Having the right credit score is your first step towards securing the funds you need. Your score could affect anything from credit approval and the principal amount you qualify for, to the interest rate on the mortgage. The higher the credit score the better, but what is it and what affects it? Let’s have a look at these questionRead more
WHY MOMS MAKE GREAT REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Moms are fantastic, super-human beings. From being a chauffeur, chef, and tutor, moms are an all-in-one package with all of the necessary patience, kindness, and empathy. Moms have all these superpowers and more. It’s no wonder we have a whole day that is dedicated just to them. In honour of the day, we want to celebrate all mothers by showing you another thing that moms are absolutely fantastic aRead more
WHEN CAN A LEASE AGREEMENT BE CANCELED
There can be many reasons for tenants wanting to terminate their lease agreement early — most recently, many tenants faced retrenchments during the Covid pandemic and could no longer afford their rent. On the other hand, landlords can also attempt to cancel the lease agreements early. In both scenarios, if the correct processes are not followed, this can become a legal minefield, especially sinceRead more
4 EASY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR PROPERTY MORE SUSTAINABLE
Striving to incorporate more eco-friendly habits into your daily life? Interested in trying out some simple ways to make your property better for the planet too? You’ve come to the right place! We can highly recommend looking into the sustainability of your house and even your garden. Not just for altruistic reasons, but also because it can lower the cost of running your home. You can make your hoRead more
CAN YOU PULL OUT OF A HOUSE SALE?
It’s not uncommon for buyers to try and cancel a house sale after signing the contract, but what actually happens when you withdraw from a house purchase? What happens when a Seller decides they no longer want to sell their property, or the Buyer finds something else they love more after the Offer to Purchase (OTP) has already been signed? Can a party simply walk away from the transaction? Let’s eRead more
TOP TIPS FOR PAYING OFF YOUR PROPERTY BOND EVEN FASTER
When buying a house, very few people can purchase without securing a home loan first. The monthly home loan repayment amount can be quickly estimated using a Bond repayment calculator, but it’s important to remember that there are other costs associated with a home purchase too. From transfer duties to the tax levied, as well as conveyancing, initiation and bond registration fees, the costs can moRead more
SHOULD YOU BUY OR BUILD A NEW HOME?
We all love to dream about our perfect home, but is it better to hunt for that already existing property or should you build your very own dream house from scratch? Let's explore this very important question together … What are the advantages of buying a home? If you’ve decided to buy rather than build, here are some of the advantages you can look forward to enjoying: 1. Better locatiRead more