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Western Cape

Situated in the south western corner of South Africa, the Western Cape is one of the country’s most popular locations and destinations. Boasting the exquisite allure of the Winelands, the Karoo and the splendour of the Garden Route, the province also houses Cape Town – the Mother City – a haven for its culturally practised and tasteful residents.

KwaZulu-Natal

Also known as the Garden province as a result of its coastal sub-tropical climate, KwaZulu-Natal has always been one of South Africa’s favourite holiday destinations. While the coastline is dotted with picturesque small towns, the province’s interior consists mainly of inspiring and spectacular rolling hills.

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape includes such diverse landscapes – from the arid Karoo to the wet and windy Grahamstown – that any person can find their nirvana here. This province also boasts South Africa’s only snow skiing resort, which is situated in the Southern Drakensberg.

Free State

With Bloemfontein as its capital city, the Free State is found in the very heart of South Africa. The lovely climate and fertile land have made the province a thriving agricultural community. The Free State’s chief tourist attraction is the Golden Gate Highlands National Park nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking Maluti Mountains.

Mpumalanga

Meaning literally “the place where the sun rises”, Mpumalanga is divided into scenic highveld and savannah lowveld. Main attractions in the province include the Kruger National Park, the Sudwala Caves and the Blyde River Canyon.

Limpopo

As the northernmost province in South Africa, Limpopo shares its borders with Botswana on the west, Mozambique on the east and Zimbabwe in the north. Limpopo’s proximity to these African countries has gifted it with the beauty and contrasting landscapes that has made it a favourite among travellers and adventure seekers.

North West

The North West province is a picture of authentic African bushveldt beauty that encourages adventure. From the quiet beauty of the Pilansberg Nature Reserve to the bold decadence of Sun City, the North West offers both culture and comfort.

Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is the biggest and most sparsely populated province in South Africa, dominated by the Karoo Basin. This natural gem includes the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, the Augrabies Falls as well as the famous Namaqualand region.

Standard Bank lists repossessed and mandated properties for sale via ONLINE AUCTION as well as online offers. Standard Bank will settle all arrears rates and taxes on a property, in addition to paying all rates and taxes due until the date of registration. To make the process even easier on the pocket, there are no transfer duties payable by the buyer when purchasing a repossessed Standard Bank property.

 

When buying repossessed property through Absa in a personal capacity, the buyer will not be held liable for payment of transfer duties on the property. An added bonus is that should you finance your new home through Absa Home Loans you will enjoy the benefit of discounted attorney fees. Why not start your search for your dream home today?

 

FNB takes the majority of the work out of buying repossessed properties by offering buyers up to 100% bond financing. The buyer will not be liable for any transfer duties, and FNB will furthermore pay any outstanding property rates and taxes up until the date of registration.

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22
Aug
2012

Following the global financial crisis in the first quarter of 2008, South Africa’s property market appeared to grind to a halt following its massive boom in the years from 2000 to 2006. Then, in 2010, the market experienced a brief upsurge as the country hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but slowed down again in 2011.

Now, in 2012, experts are optimistic as the market has been showing signs of growth with house prices slowly on the rise once more. Investors have been encouraged to purchase property and take advantage of the current market. It seems that national banks may be relaxing some of their more stringent loan criteria, thus creating a more consumer-friendly environment by a greater number of 100% home loans being granted to employed applicants.

The middle-income sector has achieved a particularly good result, with a sizeable number of first-time buyers between the ages of 20 and 50 applying for home loans. The luck for first-time buyers here is that more often than not sellers are reducing asking prices for property for sale. In combination with the low bond interest rates, it truly is currently a buyer’s market.

According to ABSA’s Senior Property Analyst Jaques du Toit, house price growth will be relatively slow in the short term, which bodes well for buyers looking to invest. For first-time buyers, it would seem that the planets have aligned to create an ideal environment which favours those seeking to become home owners for the first time. Along with the easing of credit restrictions and the interest rate cut, it appears that many banks now require a smaller deposit on the purchase price of property to secure a loan.

That being said, experts stress the importance of potential buyers being realistic about the affordability and manageability of a home loan. In other words, buyers are encouraged to look at and buy properties within their means. Not only does this allow buyers to comfortably afford their home loan payments, it may also serve as a security-net against interest rate hikes in the future.

As indicated by Ewald Kellerman, head of sales at FNB Home Loans, another possible way for homeowners to prepare for this eventuality is to secure fixed interest rates. This is, however, entirely dependent on an individual’s financial strength and risk tolerance. A decision to secure a fixed interest rate should, according to Kellerman, not be made in order to ‘overcome’ the market but rather to ensure certainty regarding one’s cash flow for a specified period.

Essentially, first-time buyers have the potential to secure fantastic bargains as long as they are armed with information and realistic expectations.

A great place to start your search for homes for sale is through online property sites. You will be able to do an advanced property search in order to specify the geographical area, size and price range of the property you are interested in. When pictures are available you will also be able to get a realistic understanding of how much renovation may be needed on the property – an important factor for first-time buyers with financial constraints.

Have a look at all the amazing properties for sale on MyRoof.co.za – and take your first step to becoming a home-owner!

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