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Money. Afrikaans - Finansies

Finance Charges

The interest charged on a loan. Afrikaans - Finansieringskoste 

First Mortgage

The primary lien against a property. Afrikaans - Eerste Verband

Fixed Installment

The fixed monthly payment (including interest) due on a mortgage loan. It remains constant for a certain period, and goes hand-in-hand with Fixed Interest Rates. Afrikaans - Vastepaaiement

Fixed Interest Rate

The mortgage interest rate will remain the same for a specified term of the mortgage for the original borrower. Afrikaans - Vaste Rentekoers

Fixtures and Fittings

Attachments to a home, which are deemed to permanently belong to it. If it is permanently attached, nailed or screwed into the floor, wall or ceiling, it is a fixture. Afrikaans - Toebehore


A legal process by which the lender or the seller forces a sale of a mortgaged property because the borrower has not met the terms of the mortgage. Also known as a repossession of property. Afrikaans - Eksekusie


A free-standing house on a plot of ground with its own Erf number. Afrikaans - Eiendomsreg

Full Title

Describes the transfer of full ownership rights to the buyer. Afrikaans - Volledige Titel