Buyers – Consider your budget
First time home buyers will generally use their expendable income to determine their type of home and area of purchase. Financial institutions generally prefer that applicants pay a deposit when purchasing a property. The deposit size will vary depending on type of property. Anything from 5% for a residential property to 40% for agricultural properties may be required. In certain instances banks will approve 100% bonds. Ask your Property.CoZa estate agent to assist you with the process. They can also request that one of Property.CoZa Financial Services’ (PFS) bond originator consultants contact you directly to assist you with advice, even before you make an offer on a property. They are linked directly with the financial institutions and can assist you with the full bond application process, from pre-assessment all the way to a final grant.
It is also very important to remember that transfer fees (including transfer duties) will be payable with most property purchases. The amount for transfer fees will depend on the purchase price of the property. Bond registration fees will also be payable in instances where a bond is used to finance the property.
Ask your estate agent to assist by providing a quote from a transfer attorney before you make an offer on a property.