Bond Affordability Calculator

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Interest at 7.25% for 20 years
Note: This calculation is based on general lender affordability credit guide-lines of 30% instalment to gross income and on your disposable income.
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* The interest rate is by default set to the prime lending rate. Banking institutions may choose to lend to individuals at a rate above or below this prime rate.

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Find out how much you will need to pay every month for your dream home.

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What is a bond affordability calculator?

When planning on buying a home, it is essential to know exactly how much you can afford before you start your property search. A bond affordability calculator uses your monthly income to determine the maximum home loan amount that you could get from a bank.

How do banks calculate my bond affordability?

Banks usually calculate the home loan amount you qualify for by looking at:

  • Gross income

    This is your total income before deductions like tax, medical aid and pension.

  • Net income

    The is your income after all deductions

  • Total expenses

    These are all your monthly expenses like car repayments, internet costs, satellite TV costs

  • Interest rate

    This is usually set by default to the prime lending rate. Depending on the bank’s lending criteria you may qualify for a higher of lower rate.

  • Number of years

    Most home loans in South Africa are over 20 years but you may choose a longer or shorter term.

Your affordability is ultimately based on around 30% of your gross monthly income and on your disposable income.

Remember that a bond affordability calculator is a useful tool to determine the maximum loan value and monthly repayment that you qualify for but is not a guarantee that you will be granted a home loan. You will need to apply for a home loan and it is at the discretion of the bank to grant it or not.

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