News Archive

Green can Improve Your Property Value

South African home buyers are increasingly placing more emphasis on environmentally-friendly features when choosing a home, highlighting the importance of going green not just to protect the environment but also to improve the value of your property.

23 November 2010
All is Not Lost For Self Employed Bond Applicants

New statistics released by ooba www.ooba.co.za - South Africa's leading bond originator - show that self-employed South Africans are finding it increasingly difficult to have their home loan applications approved compared to their employed counterparts.

06 October 2010
Commonly asked questions by first-time homebuyers

With the recovery in the residential property market looking set to continue into the second half of 2010, an increasing number of potential first time buyers are considering making what will be the largest purchase of their lives so far.

30 August 2010
Using Credit as a Tool for Wealth Creation

The concept of taking out credit has been given a hard time in recent years - following the sub prime mortgage crisis in the US and rising levels of indebtedness in South Africa.

18 November 2010
The Illusion of Space : How to Maximise your Property's Size

The latest oobarometer stats reveal that the average purchase price growth among first-time buyers remains strong at 12.1% in June. This, together with the continued easing in lending criteria, is good news for potential homebuyers in South Africa.

02 August 2010
House Price Indicators Point Towards Positive Outlook

House Price Indicators Point Towards Positive Outlook

15 July 2010
Deposit Useful When Applying For a Home Loan

Deposit Useful When Applying For a Home Loan

01 July 2010
New Data Reveals Interesting Trends Around Racial Demographics of SA Property Buyers

New Data Reveals Interesting Trends Around Racial Demographics of SA Property Buyers

22 June 2010
Location and price most important to South African homebuyers

Location and price most important to South African homebuyers

23 July 2010
oobarometer shows housing market is well into positive growth

The latest statistics released by ooba, South Africa's leading bond origination company, reveal that the recovery in house prices continued year-on-year in March with above inflation growth.

21 April 2010
Make sure your home loan application is successful

Make sure your home loan application is successful

13 April 2010
oobarometer results show property market recovery continues to gather momentum

The latest statistics released by ooba, South Africa's leading home loan originator, shows that the recovery in the residential property market accelerated in February. The oobarometer price index recorded a year-on-year nominal price increase of 11.4% from R803 642 to R895 031.

16 March 2010