After an unexpected profit warning by the Absa Group this week, banking analysts have questioned whether mortgage defaults are on the rise.
Financial institutions, backed by the state, are increasingly catering for this fast-growing market, writes Lisa Steyn.
An increasing number of home buyers these days are single and there are some special considerations for such buyers to take into account.
Homeowners with mortgages can take up offers not seen in the market for a long time.
Implementation of Basel III will make it more expensive for potential buyers to get home loans.
The new mortgage default insurance is due to go a long way in addressing the housing finance needs of the low to middle income households in SA.
I want to consolidate my debt and apply for a home loan. How do I go about doing it?
Highest number of bond approvals recorded last month since October 2008.
Women are changing the face of the historically male-dominated property market.
Does it make financial sense to opt for a single account for your mortgage, credit card and day-to-day banking?
Should I buy a home with my inheritance or take out a mortgage and invest the inheritance in equities?
Why, if you can pay off your car over five years, can't pay off your mortgage over the same period and save hundreds of thousands in interest?
Banks are working more closely with clients to try and restructure home-loan payments rather than to repossess.
Despite the economy slowing down and high interest rates, SA's first-time home buyers stand a good chance of having their home loans approved.
FNB and the banking ombudsman have agreed that FNB's criteria for reassessing some home loans are "fair and equitable".
FNB says it is not withdrawing already approved bonds, but rather "reassessing" those bonds where homes have not yet been transferred.