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House prices rise but property values decline in real terms
House prices rise but property values decline in real terms
The cost of living is rising – and so are house prices. But, in real terms, residential property prices have declined substantially over the past...
Home loan defaults blamed for Absa's profit slump
Home loan defaults blamed for Absa's profit slump
Or whether provisions for bad debt were simply not conservative enough.
Banks focus on affordable home loans
Banks focus on affordable home loans
The backlog in affordable housing remains a daunting hurdle for social development, but with banks thinking out of the box and government initiatives in motion, the sector could be set for a boom.The migration from renting and informal housing to buying property is gaining...
Single homebuyers leading the market
Single homebuyers leading the market
For various reasons, an increasing number of home buyers these days are single and there are some special considerations for such buyers to take...
Fix your home loan at 9%?
Fix your home loan at 9%?
Six months ago Barclays Wealth predicted that South African interest rates would increase by 200 basis points by the end of 2012. At the time banks...
Why Basel III will raise home loan costs
Why Basel III will raise home loan costs
Now may be the time to apply for a home loan as pressure from Basel III will see lending rates increasing further.
New insurance to boost SA's housing market
New insurance to boost SA's housing market
With a large number of South Africans not qualifying for home loans from the commercial and private banking sector, while also not qualifying for...
How do I consolidate my debt?
How do I consolidate my debt?
Howard asks: I want to consolidate my debt and apply for a home loan, how do I go about it?
Banks continue to relax lending criteria
Banks continue to relax lending criteria
There has been a general perception that banks have not been lending, but statistics from bond originator ooba prove that this is not the case. In...
Sharp increase in single women buying homes
Sharp increase in single women buying homes
Single women are buying homes in South Africa at a greater rate than ever before -- according to bond originator ooba, statistics show that the...
Opting for a single-transaction account
Opting for a single-transaction account
Zimasile asks: I have a mortgage bond with Standard Bank and a savings account with Absa, which always has on average R60 000...
When to pay off your home
When to pay off your home
Karabo currently rents a flat and has inherited a lump sum which will enable her to buy a townhouse without a mortgage.

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