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FIRST TIME BUYER

HOW TO BUILD A CREDIT HISTORY

Those who aspire to buy a property will require a favourable credit record to improve their chances of bond approval. Although lending criteria has softened marginally since the introduction of the National Credit Act (NCA) six years ago, banks are s... Read more

ARE YOU FINANCIALLY PREPARED TO OWN A HOME?

Since the National Credit Act came into effect, prospective homebuyers have been required to have their financial affairs in order before they apply for a bond. While banks have become slightly less stringent since the act's inception, financial ... Read more

AVOID FIRST-TIME BUYER MISTAKES

Purchasing a home for the first time can be a very emotionally driven experience. There are so many new and exciting things to consider, and sometimes complicated processes to negotiate. Often it can be easy to get caught up on the smaller details, l... Read more

CONSIDERATIONS FIRST-TIME BUYERS SHOULD MAKE

While renting a property has certain advantages, such as the flexibility to move around, buying a home provides the purchaser with an appreciating asset that they can call their own. However,  purchasing a property is also a far bigger commitmen... Read more

EMOTIONS INVOLVED IN THE HOME BUYING PROCESS

Although most home buyers will have a checklist of must-have items such as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, the size of the garden or the possible commute to the office, often home buying decisions are driven by emotion and not necessarily the fact... Read more

HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE READY TO BUY?

Buying a home is a milestone and step towards owning an asset that could impact the purchaser’s financial situation for the rest of their lives. While it is an incredibly exciting time,  it is important that you only take a step towards ho... Read more

TIPS ON INVESTING IN YOUR FIRST PROPERTY

When deciding on investing in property for the first time, there a few key elements that investors should take into consideration, such as whether they are investment-ready and well informed on all the available options. Purchasing a property is a... Read more

JANO AND MARIKE RADERMAN

Newlyweds Jano and Marike Raderman decided to buy a property off-plan. With help from RE/MAX the process was hassle-free. The happy couple is now looking forward to moving into their first home together and making the space their own. ... Read more