Home Buyers Advisory Blog

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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Sihle and Themba: A case study of renting vs buying

30 Aug 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Aidan-John Rothman in Renting vs buying, Financial Freedom

In helping families become homeowners we have heard many stories of struggle and success. Themba and Sihle are the embodiment of some of these stories...
 
So, whether you are like Themba, and on your way to financial freedom, or you are a bit more like Sihle, we believe we can all learn something from this case study to see how renting vs buying a home affected their experiences...
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Offer to Purchase: 5 clauses you should ALWAYS insist on

27 Aug 2018 3:49:26 PM / by Aidan-John Rothman in Offer to Purchase

Just as it is important to know which clauses not to agree to in an offer to purchase, it is also critical to know which clauses you should insist on and understand why these clauses are there to protect you as a buyer.

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