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

Highlights of the 2018 Joburg Property Buyer Show
Private Property hosted the 2018 Property Buyer Show in Johannesburg, where property investors and first-time buyers got to meet a host of industry experts and receive hands-on property advice.
What buyers in the affordable property market should look for
Many South Africans take their first steps on the property ladder in the affordable property market. These first-time buyers should follow this advice for investing this market.
What you need to know about co-ownership of property
Co-owning a home is a good way of getting onto the property ladder, but the terms of the arrangement need to be property set out and documented beforehand.