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Capital Gains Tax might seem like yet another thing to worry about when completing a tax return, but it needn’t cause confusion. Get advice…


Minor credit indiscretions can come back to haunt you, even a few years later. Here’s how to prevent this and what to do if you’ve 'messed up'…


Investing in a rental property is a great way to diversify a property portfolio and can be lucrative - if done correctly, says an expert.


In total, a buyer seeking to purchase a home for R1.2 million will need to have R300 618 on hand to secure a loan and cover fees. Here's a guide…


Transferring the ownership of a property from the seller to the buyer can be a complicated and misunderstood process. Here it is in 11 steps…


The worst thing to do is nothing. Face the situation head-on, talk to your bank about a payment holiday and decide on a way forward...


Some banks may continue to monitor your credit profile and perform updated affordability checks up until bond registration. Read this...


It's no secret that South Africans don’t save enough. Here are tips for what you should be doing from your 20s, in your 30s and 40s to create future wealth…


First-timers in the R250k to R1.5m band need a deposit of 12.3-22.2% of the property price, but Absa's Family Springboard allows parents to help...


Home loan applicants have a less than 40% chance of approval going it alone, while 70% find success through a bond originator. Read this…


When are you liable to pay capital gains tax on a property sale? What can and can’t be deducted? Here’s what home sellers need to know...


Property is a long-term investment, so what do you do when you’ve just bought a home and find yourself being transferred unexpectedly? Read this…


To get a R1 million home loan you need to earn R35k a month. This prevents many young people from owning property. Here’s how you can help your kids…


In order to obtain financing, buyers need to work on increasing their affordability levels by reducing debt and putting money aside.


Should you use your home loan to renovate your property, pay for your kids' education or consolidate debt? Read this before you decide…


Buying an investment property can be an excellent way to create future wealth, but do your research before taking the plunge...


Sellers can end up in a situation where the sale of their property doesn’t cover outstanding municipal, levy and home loan amounts. Avoid this…


Getting a prequalification is easy and shows you what you can afford, tells buyers you’re serious and speeds up the home loan application process.


The average first-time buyer deposit is 21.17% while the typical first home is priced at R860k, which means having to save up R182k. Get tips...


Don’t keep all your eggs in one basket. Splitting your capital across lower-cost units is more profitable than buying one high-value property…


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