How to make an offer on a home

You have found your dream home, and now you want to sign on the dotted line to make it your own. “Remember that an Offer to Purchase (OTP) is legally binding, so only offer what you can afford. Make sure everything else is in order and soon you’ll be holding the keys to your new […]

Home finance explained to first time buyers

The number of first-time buyers entering the property market has increased significantly thanks to the historically low interest rates. When applying for home finance for the first time, buyers should take time to understand all the costs involved before they commit themselves to a set of expenses they cannot truly afford. Expenses “When purchasing any […]

10 smart tips for new homeowners

After all those months of house-hunting you’re finally a property owner and excitement is likely to be running high at the prospect of moving into your very own home. But, before you get swept away by it all, it’s important to remember that it’s probably also your largest financial investment and in order to safeguard […]

ooba records highest volume of home loan applications in 13 years

‘The market that’s really pushing ahead is probably more the bottom to middle end,’ notes CEO Rhys Dyer. DUDU RAMELA: Residential property sales have skyrocketed after the reopening of the market during lockdown Level 3. ooba Home Loans recorded its highest volume of home loan applications in 13 years. We speak now to Rhys Dyer, […]