News Archive

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 - Brilliant Savings Opportunities

Having an access bond is one of the smartest ways you can manage your home loan.

13 May 2014
Credit Amnesty May Offer Some Relief for Home Loan Applicants with a Flawed Credit History

The credit amnesty recently announced by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) may make home loan applications a little easier for applicants with adver

15 May 2014
April Results from ooba Show That Market Conditions are Ideal for First-Time Home Buyers

The latest stats from ooba, South Africa’s biggest bond originator, show that the property market continues to grow and that it is currently an ideal climate

21 May 2014
A guide to buying a home, the second time around

There’s a wealth of information out there for first-time home buyers.

11 June 2014
June oobarometer statistics

oobarometer Analysis:  June 2014

15 July 2014
Second Quarter 2014 Results from ooba Reveal Property Prices Still Buoyant

In this, ooba’s first ever quarterly oobarometer, we see that the property market continues to show year-on-year growth, according to Quarter 2 (Q2) statisti

15 July 2014
Want a pool? Read this before you take the plunge.

Whether you are considering installing a swimming pool or want to buy a house that already has one, there are some things you need to know about the cost

29 September 2014
August Results from ooba Show Strong Property Price Growth and Higher Bank Approval Rates

August statistics released by ooba show positive year-on-year and month-on-month growth in property prices.

29 September 2014
Conditions still favourable for first-time buyers to join property market


29 September 2014
Third Quarter 2014 Results from ooba Show Strong Growth in Property Prices and Increase in First Time Buyer Activity

Statistics for the third quarter of 2014 released by ooba, South Africa’s largest bond originator, show continued year-on-year growth in property prices.

22 October 2014
Deposit or 100% bond?

There are many benefits to putting down a deposit for your first home, but in today’s tough economic climate, it may be more realistic to take out a 100% bon

06 November 2014