Expert home buying advice

A step by step guide for first time home buyers

First time home buyers can feel overwhelmed by the amount of information they need to process and understand. We, at Private Property understand this and have put together this page to explain the ins and outs of purchasing property. On this page, you will find articles and video content that explains the various aspects of searching for and buying a property.

If you’re planning on buying your first home soon, then this page will be a resource that you can’t do without.

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Financial Prep
Credit score, deposit & affordability
House Hunting
Different property types & things to consider
The Legal Stuff
Home loan approval and ownership transferral
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More tips for first time buyers

Understanding distressed property for sellers and buyers
Andrew Walker recently shared his top tips with Private Property on buying and selling distressed property at the 2018 Property Buyer Show Expo in Johannesburg.
3 financial tips for first time home buyers
Xoli Ndwandwe of Nedbank Home Loans, recently shared her top tips with Private Property on how to financially prepare for buying your first home, at the 2018 Property Buyer Show Expo in Johannesburg.
What costs are involved with buying a house?
Xoli Ndwandwe, of Nedbank Home Loans, recently shared her advice of the many costs to be aware of when purchasing a home, at the 2018 Property Buyer Show Expo in Johannesburg.