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About – Bond Buddy
Bond Buddy is a unique company that consists of a highly skilled team if bond originators, financial specialists and conveyance attorneys.
Our company is backed by one of South Africa’s most trusted bond networks and with our combined expertise we are in the position to get you want you need as quickly as possible. Our unique company has grown by 200% in the last 2 years.
So you have decided to start looking for a home, then you realize that your savings might not be enough for you to buy your dream home and that you will need a home loan. Bond Buddy is there to help you get your home loan application approved so that your dream home can become a reality. Bond Buddy specializes in everything to do with home loans, making us the convenient choice. If you apply to us, we will help you secure the finance you need in the fastest time possible.
How does it work?
By partnering with all the major banks, we are able to offer a variety of products with different payment terms and rates to suit your individual requirements and your pocket.
We offer a variety of different loan options. These include:
- Variable rate loans – this loan rate is based on the prime interest rate and can increase or decrease
- Fixed rate loans – these loans have a fixed rate and will not change even if the prime interest rates change
We will be able to assist you in arranging loans for:
- Residential property
- Cluster housing
- Duet houses
Services – Bond Buddy
Our ordinary home loans can be used to buy immovable property or for vacant land.
Loans on existing bonds
This type of loan can be taken out on an existing bond. The property owner will apply for a personal loan on their funds against their bond. The bank will grant funds if there is enough equity in the property. The funds can then be used however you wish, but are usually used for home improvements.
A building loan is granted to build your dream home on a piece of vacant land. You will first need to secure a mortgage bond and the funds will only be advanced after the relevant bond has been registered.
Loans on your existing bond
This loan is taken against the bond that you already have and can be used for to pay for additional building work, alternations or repairs. The value of your property will need to be increased by the improvements and the bank will need proof of this. If there isn’t enough equity in the property a new bond will need to be taken and registered.
Who are we able to assist?
We are able to assist you in buying your first home, moving to a new home, building your dream home from the ground up or securing additional funds on your existing bond. We can assist you with a mortgage if you are:
- A first time buyer
- You are an established buyer
- You are an SA citizen
- Full time employee
- If you are self employed
- If you form part of a trust
- All forms of business
- If you are looking for affordable housing
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Summary of Services
- HOME Loans
- PERSONAL Loans
Bond Buddy - The easiest way to get a home loan
We will make the purchasing process as easy as possible for you.
Step 1 - application
The first step to making your dream home a reality is to start the online loan application process.
It is advisable to start the application process before you start looking for a home so you can look for a home within your budget range. You can use our easy application form on our website to apply.
If you have already found your dream home, you will need to submit a purchase offer to the seller. If the seller accepts your offer, they will need to sign the purchase offer (contact us before you sign so that we can help make sure you are given the best deal possible and warn you of any pitfalls) once we have settled on a purchase offer, we will be able to provide you with discounted rates on your bond transfer costs.
Step 2 - consultation
The next step will be to arrange a consultation with one of our experts who will then discuss your application. You will need to provide all the necessary information that the banks may require.
Step 3 – supporting documentation
The consultant will ask you for any relevant supporting documentation that you will need to submit to the bank.
Step 4 – submit your application to the bank
Once we have checked all of our supporting documentation, we will help you submit the documents to the bank for urgent processing.
Step 5 – lending decision (letter of acceptance)
Once you have applied to the bank, they will then review your application and make a decision based on your affordability. They will access your credit profile and if you are determined low risk, your application will be approved.
Once your application has been approved, you will be issued a letter of acceptance. This letter will include a quotation of the finance they are willing to offer. It will provide the agreed upon interest rate, repayment terms and monthly instalment amounts as well as any other relevant important information. Once you have reviewed this letter you will be asked to accept it.
Step 6 – conveyance
Once you have signed the letter of acceptance an attorney will be appointed by the bank to handle the bond registration process. You must then sign the registration documents.
Step 7 – uploading of documents
The attorney will then lodge the bond documents at the deeds office and transfer the property accordingly. You will also be asked to handle all the other relevant paperwork where applicable.
If relevant you may be asked to pay a deposit to the transferring attorney who will then hold these funds in a trust until the property is legally transferred into your name. You will be required to pay transfer duties – this is the compulsory government tax to pay the receiver of revenue. This is normally the highest cost in the purchasing process.
Step 8 – registration of property
Once the lodgment has taken place the registration of the property will be completed within 7 to 10 working days. The bank will then charge you a bond registration fee, which is calculated based upon the amount of your home loan (this amount includes stamp duty) the attorney will use this money to register the property and pay the receiver of revenue.
Step 9 – move in and enjoy your new home
Once all the relevant fees have been paid and the home is officially yours, you will be able to move in and enjoy your new dream home.
Customer Reviews & Testimonials
For a fast and reliable home loan Bond Buddy is definitely your BFF. I was able to finance my home through them without the muss and the fuss. Thanks Bond Buddy!
— Vereeniging —
Because Bond Buddy partners up with other banks they have access to better home loan options than most of the regular lenders. I will highly recommend them for their flexibility and versatility.
— Vanderbijlpark —
I needed to do some renovations on my home and did not want to take out an additional loan so I simply asked to take out some more money on my existing bond. This works out better for me and everyone else involved!
— Petermaritzburg —
With a pre-approved loan from Bond Buddy I was able to search for my new dream home in comfort knowing that I have the money in my pocket when I want to use it. Thanks for taking a load off BB!
— Plettenbergbay —