The quick return of 100% mortgages has surprised many property finance experts. Although the return has been quick, it has also been very cautious. Banks such as ABSA, FNB and Nedbank are all offering no deposit homeloans again. The only difference is the terms and conditions regarding these bonds.
The latest FNB House Price Index shows that although property prices are still declining (by about 2% each month) the rate of decline is starting to slow down, and we could begin to see positive growth towards the start of 2010.