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No home loans for non-FNB customers

No home loans for non-FNB customers

Over the last ten years mortgage originators such as ooba and BetterBond have played a significant role in increasing the competitiveness of home loans. By assisting customers to shop around for the best rates bond originators forced the banks into...

Five tricks to reduce your home loan

Five tricks to reduce your home loan

Homeowners can reduce the term of their home loan and the total that they pay in with careful budgeting and clever tricks. A house is usually the biggest asset that you will buy in your lifetime, but it's made affordable by the 20-year term of...

Starting a property portfolio

Starting a property portfolio

Isaac shows how with discipline and a goal it is possible to build up a portfolio of properties on a limited salary that will one day pay you an income. It is important however to make sure that you do not over extend yourself and risk losing your...

Offshore asset allocation

Offshore asset allocation

“I want to invest offshore and I'm considering Allan Gray's Orbis Funds. Should I go for full equity, a medium equity or for 0% equity exposure?” writes Vaneshen Maya replies: In terms of offshore, the investment guru’s all believe that equities is...

Time to fix your mortgage

Time to fix your mortgage

Six months ago Barclays Wealth predicted that South African interest rates would increase by 200 basis points by the end of 2012. At that time banks were charging around 115 basis points above their existing rate for clients to fix their mortgage...

Buy a car or pay off the bond?

Buy a car or pay off the bond?

“I am 29 years old and I have managed to save R100 000 with which I was planning to buy a new car (cash).  However I realised that the car I am using is still in a good condition and is paid up and I can still use it for 2 more years. I have a home...

House prices fall marginally

House prices fall marginally

Residential property prices showed a moderate decline during September, according to the latest results released by bond originator ooba. The September oobarometer price index revealed that the average house price decreased by 2% year-on-year to...

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