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Things to Consider Before Buying a Holiday Home or Investment Property

During December, many people explore the opportunity of buying a holiday home in their favourite destination.

13 November 2013
ooba Reports Continued Property Price Growth and Record Approvals

The latest statistics from ooba, South Africa’s biggest bond originator, show that the property market has entered the fourth quarter of 2013 with positive g

18 November 2013
ooba Reports Positive House Price Growth and Record Number of First Time Home Buyers

The latest statistics from ooba, South Africa’s biggest bond originator, show positive year-on-year price growth of 3.7% reflecting an average purchase price of R913,364.

19 December 2013
Holiday season tips for homeowners

While we’re all focussed on the December holidays with their festivities and celebrations, there are a few things worth considering making the season and the coming year a little easier and safer.

19 December 2013
Five Property New Year's Resolutions You Should Make (and Keep)

If you’re in the property market, or just considering buying your first home, you should be thinking about these things in 2014 to save you money and to prot

14 January 2014
Property Market Enters 2014 on a High Note

In 2013, South Africa saw slow but steady recovery in the property market, paving the way for greater growth in the year to come.

 

17 January 2014
Buying a house
5 Steps to ensure you buy the house that's right for you

It’s essential that you be absolutely confident before you make an offer on your new home. Here, five tips to ensure you’ve found the house that’s right for you.

12 February 2014
ooba Statistics Show Positive Start to 2014 with Record Home Loan Approval Rate

The January statistics from ooba, South Africa’s biggest bond originator, show that the property market has entered the new year on a continuing high note, w

18 February 2014
February Statistics from ooba Show Continued Growth in the Property Market

The latest statistics from ooba, South Africa’s biggest bond originator, indicate that property prices continue to show positive growth.

19 March 2014
Home Insurance
A guide to getting the most out of your home insurance

Bond approval is often conditional on you taking out homeowners insurance, and for good reason. ooba guides you through the process and how to make sure it works for you.

31 March 2014
March Results from ooba Show Continuing Property Price Growth and Higher Bond Approvals

In March, the Average Purchase Price recorded by ooba showed a strong year-on-year price growth of 8.3% to R978 637, and a month-on-month increase of 2.1%.

15 April 2014
Access Bonds
Why access bonds are excellent savings vehicles

Having an access bond is one of the smartest ways you can manage your home loan. This is how to apply for one, and how to make it work for you when you have it.

13 May 2014