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Home Insurance: A Small Price to Pay for Peace of Mind

A new house brings with it a wealth of new responsibilities. One of these is that you need to consider what will happen to you, your family or your house if your circumstances change. No matter how unlikely this may seem, life is full of surprises, and you need to plan for every eventuality.

31 January 2013
Home Renovations Can Leave Your Property Underinsured

Home Renovations Can Leave Your Property Underinsured

06 December 2010
Beware buildings insurance trap

Beware buildings insurance trap

14 July 2008
New card expected to save homeowners R140m

New card expected to save homeowners R140m

21 April 2008
Good lighting; a simple way of improving your home

Good lighting; a simple way of improving your home

08 January 2008
First-time buyers to drive moderate house price growth and tougher lending criteria in the property market in 2013

In 2013, the property market is expected to show moderate growth, and prospective buyers would do well to have a deposit to bring to the table, says ooba, South Africa's biggest bond originator.

13 March 2013
ooba statistics show positive start to 2013

The latest statistics from ooba, South Africa's biggest bond originator, show the average house price reached R894,510 in January 2013, up 5.2% from R850,589 in January 2012. Month on month, the average house price increased 3.4% from R865,164 in December 2012.

13 March 2013
(PRINT) BUSINESS DAY - Credit impairments increase

According to a recent poll conducted by bond originator ooba, 69% of South African consumers are unaware of their credit profile.

08 November 2011
(PRINT) CAPE ARGUS - Consumers need to know their credit rating

Most South African consumers are unaware of their credit profile, which could put them at risk when applying for home-loan finance.

08 November 2011
(PRINT) HOUSING IN SA - Home loan ratios

The number of black home buyers entering the South African residential property market is increasing steadily and already exceeding white applicants, says CEO of ooba, Saul Geffen.

01 November 2011
(PRINT) SAKE24 BEELD - October oobarometer

Die swak huisleningsmark beperk tans die prysbewegings in die huismark.

18 November 2011
(PRINT) SAKE24 VOLKSBLAD - October oobarometer

Die swak huisleningsmark beperk tans die prysbewegings in die huismark.

18 November 2011