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HOW TO STAY IN BUDGET WHEN BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME

Buying your first home doesn’t need to be a stressful experience. It can be incredibly exciting if you’re properly prepared for the journey, which is why it’s best to start off with a clear idea of what you can comfortably afford on your monthly bond payments before you start searching for your dream home. Apart from your bond, there are several other costs you need to budget for such as rates & t...

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WHY YOU NEED HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE TO OWN PROPERTY

There’s no doubt that your home will be the largest financial asset you’ll ever own, which is why homeowner’s insurance is imperative. To help you better understand why you need homeowner’s insurance to purchase property, below are a few key aspects you should understand. What is homeowner’s insurance and why do you need it? Homeowner’s insurance is a policy that will pay out against claims...

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SECTIONAL TITLE OR FREEHOLD OWNERSHIP: WHICH SUITS YOU BEST?

Sectional title living is quite popular among South African buyers for its heightened security, affordability, and communal way of life. However, understanding and evaluating the pros and cons of sectional titles and freehold ownership is vital before deciding which property type suits you best. To help the decision-making process, below are the pros and cons of each ownership type. Sectional t...

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HOUSE HUNTING? HERE’S WHERE TO START

While it may sound like a reasonably easy thing to do, house hunting may take a little more time and effort than most expect, especially if you don’t follow any specific process. One of the biggest challenges you’re likely to face when searching for homes is knowing where to start when sifting through the variety of properties available to you. The chances of you buying the very first home you...

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HOW LIFE STAGES AFFECT HOMEOWNERSHIP

Each new stage of life presents its own set of unique challenges to homeownership. The good thing is that with the right preparation and planning, each new set of circumstances can be viewed as an exciting opportunity rather than a daunting season filled with obstacles. While renting has its upsides, owning your home is a great way of investing into your future wealth by paying off an appreciat...

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HOW MUCH IS MY HOME WORTH?

Knowing how much your home is worth can equip you with the knowledge to make well-informed plans for the future, regardless of whether you plan on selling. There are several resources available to those who wish to discover the value of their home, but the most reliable of which is to have a real estate professional provide a free evaluation of the property. Online resources can help determine...

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