Some analysts claim that first-time home buyers should delay buying due to the current economy. But the decision to buy a house should start with whether or not you can afford it, in a rising interest rate environment.
Category - Property
If you are unable to save towards a deposit for your home, there's a strong likelihood that you can't afford it.
Paying additional funds into your mortgage each month – even if it's just a small amount – can make a significant difference.
Episode 9 of the Change in your Pocket series focuses on the running costs associated with home-ownership.
When considering whether or not to buy a home, be aware that there are many transaction costs involved in the process.
In a volatile interest-rate environment, it's important to keep your mortgage repayments stable. Episode 7 of our Change in your Pocket series looks at the financing of your home.
As interest rates increase, many homeowners are wondering whether or not to fix their mortgage repayments to provide more certainty around what their repayments will be in the future.
A pension fund can be used to provide collateral for a home loan, especially for a first-time home owner.
The sectional title segment of the housing market continues to outperform the full title segment, in line with the “smaller is better” theme. But is it about home price affordability, or more about home running cost affordability...
By John Loos, Household and Property Sector Strategist at First National Bank The 5% FNB House Price Index inflation rate suggests no apparent need for “first-time buyer panic” at present. But there is a need for first-time buyer caution...