Buying a home is exciting, but can also be a time of anxiety and apprehension. Whether you are buying a home for the first time or thinking about a second home, you're bound to have some buying related questions.

Our aim is to improve your buying experience by giving you an understanding of all the options available to you.


Once you have reviewed the options available, simply complete our Property Alerts form to have your selection of new property listings sent to you via email or have an experienced Chas Everitt Agent contact you at a convenient time.

What's the best way and vehicle to buy property in South Africa?

Whilst a seemingly simple question, there are many ways to purchase property - in your personal name, a trust or a company as examples. The method you choose will depend on how you intend to use the property.

For some detail on the pros and cons of using different purchasing methods, spend some time on our page on Property Investment Methods and Vehicles.

Non-Residents or Foreigners Buying Property in South Africa

If you are a foreigner looking to own property in South Africa, Click Here for some detailed information.

Buying Bank Repo or Bank Assisted Property

If you are wanting more information on Bank owned properties or Bank Assisted Sales programmes, Click Here

Should I use a Mortgage Originator to obtain a bond?

Many Buyers today use Originators to get their mortgage bond as very often they are able to shop around with many banks for the best deal possible and advise their clients accordingly.

For more information on what a Bond Originator does go to our Bond Origination section. We recommend Betterlife Home Loans, SA's leading mortgage origination company.

Go to Bond Preapproval Certificate right now and enquire online.

Sectional Title

Townhouses, flats and apartments are some of the most popular sectors for Property Buyers in South Africa – most of these properties fall into the “Sectional Title” arena. Click Here to find out more about Sectional Title Property in South Africa.


Get prepared for the buying process and cut down on frustrations and time by having all the correct documentation ready and waiting when you start looking for your new home. Click Here for some information on support documentation you will need.

When is VAT payable as opposed to Transfer Duty?

Click Here to find out when the transaction attracts VAT as opposed to Transfer Duty.

How is a Mortgage Bond registered against a Property?

To find out more details on how the process of registering a bond over a property happens, Click Here.

Still feeling confused?

The idea of buying a home is overwhelming. If you are still feeling unsure of what you should be doing next, feel free to view further information including our Glossary of Property Terms or find the Chas Everitt office or agent closest to you to advise you on the home buying process.

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