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DECLINED even though you have a ‘GOOD CREDIT SCORE’ - What’s up?

28 Nov 2018 3:22:54 PM / by Aidan-John Rothman in Buying a home, Credit scores, Credit profile

You did the responsible thing and checked your credit profile before you went house hunting... and your score was ‘good’.

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How to turn that R10,000 bonus into R100,000 more affordability for a home!

27 Nov 2018 11:22:36 AM / by Aidan-John Rothman in Affordability, Finances

The 'SILLY SEASON' is here - so WHY NOT BE SMART?

You are increasingly lucky if you are one of the few who still gets a bonus or 13th cheque in this tough economic environment.

Use your bonus wisely and you could be well on your way to getting that home of your own in the new year...

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Buying a home? Find out the hidden upfront costs before you go house hunting

27 Oct 2018 2:35:32 PM / by Aidan-John Rothman in Bond calculators, Home Loan, Buying a home

So, your dream home is listed at R 1 000 000. It'll be a stretch to get the loan but maybe you can make it...

That is until you discover that that’s not all you will pay… the upfront costs are actually a total of...

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RENT or BUY? 4 Startling Benefits of Homeownership

03 Oct 2018 11:40:50 AM / by Aidan-John Rothman in Renting vs buying, Financial Freedom

Don't ignore the facts... research continues to show that homeowners and their families achieve significant benefits if they own their home compared to those that rent.

To understand why this is the case, consider that homeownership...

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Home buyer's checklist: 5 key considerations when choosing an area in which to buy

06 Sep 2018 9:04:25 AM / by Aidan-John Rothman in Buying a home

It’s a common mistake for people to search in areas that they can’t afford which can cause you to waste a lot of time and effort so make sure you spend some time thinking about the three most important aspects of buying a home before you go house hunting - “location, location, location”!

And always remember this sage advice - choose the best area you can afford rather than buying the best house in a poorer area.

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