MyProperty News Feed http://www.myproperty.co.za Newly refurbished sectional title offices in Sandton made available http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15696/Newly-refurbished-sectional-title-offices-in-Sandton-made-available.aspx Posted: 10/19/2017 11:12:28 AM<br/><br/>National property developer FWJK Developments have been appointed by current joint owners, Redefine Properties and Zenprop Property Holdings, to redevelop the existing 22 000m² office block at the corner of Fredman Drive and West street.<br />National property developer FWJK Developments have been appointed by current joint owners, Redefine Properties and Zenprop Property Holdings, to redevelop the existing 22 000m² office block at the corner of Fredman Drive and West street.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/16%20Fre... 15696 2017-10-19T11:12:28.753 Airbnb oversupply causes return to traditional letting http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15695/Airbnb-oversupply-causes-return-to-traditional-letting.aspx Posted: 10/19/2017 9:14:53 AM<br/><br/>Traditionally a property could be rented out for any period, but most landlords would opt for a six months lease agreement or longer with a potential tenant, also referred to as long term rentals. <br />Traditionally a property could be rented out for any period, but most landlords would opt for a six months lease agreement or longer with a potential tenant, also referred to as long term rentals.<br><br>"Short-stay rentals on the other hand are seen as a different kettle of fish as they relate more... 15695 2017-10-19T09:14:53.543 Landlord's duty to maintain a rental property http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15694/Landlord-s-duty-to-maintain-a-rental-property.aspx Posted: 10/19/2017 7:56:12 AM<br/><br/>“Maintaining your property is one of the key aspects for an owner renting out their property to keep the landlord-tenant relationship in good standing. In my experience one of the biggest causes of a breakdown in landlord-tenant relationships is where there is a lack of maintenance or repair,” says Sunell Afrika, rentals manager for property company SAProperty.com.<br />“Maintaining your property is one of the key aspects for an owner renting out their property to keep the landlord-tenant relationship in good standing. In my experience one of the biggest causes of a breakdown in landlord-tenant relationships is where there is a lack of maintenance or repair,” says ... 15694 2017-10-19T07:56:12.317 The reason for appearance rules is value protection http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15692/The-reason-for-appearance-rules-is-value-protection.aspx Posted: 10/18/2017 11:06:47 AM<br/><br/>Homes in community housing schemes such as estates and cluster home complexes are generally sold at a premium, so buyers in these schemes are often confused and annoyed to find that they don’t have much “freedom of choice” when it comes to the exterior appearance of their properties.<br />Homes in community housing schemes such as estates and cluster home complexes are generally sold at a premium, so buyers in these schemes are often confused and annoyed to find that they don’t have much “freedom of choice” when it comes to the exterior appearance of their properties.<br><br>However,... 15692 2017-10-18T11:06:47.887 South African buyers appreciate the value of green homes http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15691/South-African-buyers-appreciate-the-value-of-green-homes.aspx Posted: 10/18/2017 9:46:49 AM<br/><br/>South Africa’s residential sector is embracing green, with new builds and existing stock the focus of a domestic market with already the highest percentage of green building projects currently underway.<br />South Africa’s residential sector is embracing green, with new builds and existing stock the focus of a domestic market with already the highest percentage of green building projects currently underway. Sandra Gordon, senior research and market analyst at Pam Golding Properties, explained the curren... 15691 2017-10-18T09:46:49.81 Overcoming home buying obstacles http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15690/Overcoming-home-buying-obstacles.aspx Posted: 10/18/2017 8:32:58 AM<br/><br/>Submitted an offer and having it accepted by the seller is exciting, but it is certainly not the end of the property sales process. There are a few more obstacles that need to be overcome before the home can change ownership and the keys are handed over. Failing to overcome any of these hurdles could result in the deal falling through and you starting the journey from the first step.<br />Submitted an offer and having it accepted by the seller is exciting, but it is certainly not the end of the property sales process. There are a few more obstacles that need to be overcome before the home can change ownership and the keys are handed over. Failing to overcome any of these hurdles coul... 15690 2017-10-18T08:32:58.58 Smart property opportunities for the informed investor http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15685/Smart-property-opportunities-for-the-informed-investor.aspx Posted: 10/17/2017 11:39:44 AM<br/><br/>It is relatively straightforward to make a good property investment when the economy and housing market are booming. As the old saying goes - a rising tide lifts all boats. However, says Sandra Gordon, Pam Golding Properties senior research analyst, when the economy is struggling with low growth – as South Africa’s currently is, there are still opportunities for investments<br />It is relatively straightforward to make a good property investment when the economy and housing market are booming. As the old saying goes - a rising tide lifts all boats. However, says Sandra Gordon, Pam Golding Properties senior research analyst, when the economy is struggling with low growth – a... 15685 2017-10-17T11:39:44.523 Go back to basics to secure rental returns http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15684/Go-back-to-basics-to-secure-rental-returns.aspx Posted: 10/17/2017 10:10:14 AM<br/><br/>In recent years, residential property investment has been highlighted for its value as an income stream when the property is bond-free, especially for those owners in their retirement years.<br />In recent years, residential property investment has been highlighted for its value as an income stream when the property is bond-free, especially for those owners in their retirement years.<br><br>“But any property investment should be thoroughly investigated,” says Linda Erasmus, CEO of Fine &amp;... 15684 2017-10-17T10:10:14.013 Property scammers becoming more sophisticated http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15675/Property-scammers-becoming-more-sophisticated.aspx Posted: 10/17/2017 8:15:08 AM<br/><br/>As technology improves, so does the level of property scams that do the rounds, and while every precaution seems to be taken, there will be yet another thing that fraudsters find to dupe people out of large sums of money, warns Johnny Henkes of law firm Henkes Nolte-Joubert. <br />As technology improves, so does the level of property scams that do the rounds, and while every precaution seems to be taken, there will be yet another thing that fraudsters find to dupe people out of large sums of money, warns Johnny Henkes of law firm Henkes Nolte-Joubert.&nbsp;<br><br><img src="h... 15675 2017-10-17T08:15:08.557 Fourways set to be the next major CBD in Gauteng http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15672/Fourways-set-to-be-the-next-major-CBD-in-Gauteng.aspx Posted: 10/16/2017 10:57:57 AM<br/><br/>With Accelerate Property Fund owning a large portion of business right land and partnering with the Fourways Precinct, residents in this (and surrounding) areas can almost be assured that the plans for the improvement and development of the area will increase residential property values exponentially in the coming year<br />With Accelerate Property Fund owning a large portion of business right land and partnering with the Fourways Precinct, residents in this (and surrounding) areas can almost be assured that the plans for the improvement and development of the area will increase residential property values exponentiall... 15672 2017-10-16T10:57:57.347 How to tackle home renovation like a pro http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15667/How-to-tackle-home-renovation-like-a-pro.aspx Posted: 10/16/2017 9:35:51 AM<br/><br/>You have done your homework thoroughly, researching the market and current trends in the area and gaining a clear understanding of the renovation process you have in mind. You are not discouraged by the time and dedication required nor the plethora of possible minefields, and you decide to take the plunge. What next?<br />You have done your homework thoroughly, researching the market and current trends in the area and gaining a clear understanding of the renovation process you have in mind. You are not discouraged by the time and dedication required nor the plethora of possible minefields, and you decide to take the ... 15667 2017-10-16T09:35:51.877 Sectional Title Advice: Appointing an executive managing agent http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15666/Sectional-Title-Advice--Appointing-an-executive-managing-agent.aspx Posted: 10/16/2017 7:52:40 AM<br/><br/>In the past, if a sectional title scheme appointed a managing agent, the trustees would still have to be actively involved in the decision making and management of the scheme. The Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA), however, makes allowance for a new type of managing agent – the executive managing agent - which could almost be seen as putting the scheme under voluntary administration. <br />In the past, if a sectional title scheme appointed a managing agent, the trustees would still have to be actively involved in the decision making and management of the scheme.&nbsp; The Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA), however, makes allowance for a new type of managing agent – the ex... 15666 2017-10-16T07:52:40.127 Are South Africans adequately covered for storm damage? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15659/Are-South-Africans-adequately-covered-for-storm-damage-.aspx Posted: 10/13/2017 2:08:09 PM<br/><br/>The violent storms that have swept South Africa over the past week have left many people with one question on their minds: “I wonder if my insurance will cover the damage?”<br />The violent storms that have swept South Africa over the past week have left many people with one question on their minds: “I wonder if my insurance will cover the damage?”<br>&nbsp;<br>With streets and buildings flooded, the damage to cars, homes and businesses in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal is antic... 15659 2017-10-13T14:08:09.937 13 Superstitions from around the world http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15658/13-Superstitions-from-around-the-world.aspx Posted: 10/13/2017 12:31:51 PM<br/><br/>For some Friday the 13th is one of the unluckiest days of the year and to honour this spooky day we take a look at 13 superstitions from around the world.<br />For some Friday the 13th is one of the unluckiest days of the year and to honour this spooky day we take a look at 13 superstitions from around the world.<br><br>Some superstitions are more common than others - do you have superstitions? Let us know in the comments below.<br><br><img src="https://om... 15658 2017-10-13T12:31:51.49 Is it worth using an agent to sell your home? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15657/Is-it-worth-using-an-agent-to-sell-your-home-.aspx Posted: 10/13/2017 10:55:31 AM<br/><br/>To reduce cuts, some homeowners may be thinking about listing their property themselves, rather than making use of a real estate professional. On surface value, this may seem to be an excellent way to cut down on expenses during the homes sales process; however, it also means that the homeowner will have to see the whole process through from start to finish.<br />To reduce cuts, some homeowners may be thinking about listing their property themselves, rather than making use of a real estate professional. On surface value, this may seem to be an excellent way to cut down on expenses during the homes sales process; however, it also means that the homeowner will... 15657 2017-10-13T10:55:31.233 Get ready for upcycled container living in the Maboneng Precinct http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15653/Get-ready-for-upcycled-container-living-in-the-Maboneng-Precinct.aspx Posted: 10/12/2017 12:04:22 PM<br/><br/>Launched in 2014 and designed by Lot-Ek Architects, the Propertuity led project was completed in September 2017 and is now open for occupation.<br />Launched in 2014 and designed by Lot-Ek Architects, the Propertuity led project was completed in September 2017 and is now open for occupation.<br><br>Using upcycled ISO shipping containers and situated in the trendy Maboneng precinct in Johannesburg, the Drivelines Studios urban development, is the... 15653 2017-10-12T12:04:22.52 Want to hang on to your home? Avoid these hazards http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15652/Want-to-hang-on-to-your-home--Avoid-these-hazards.aspx Posted: 10/12/2017 9:29:38 AM<br/><br/>When times are tough and consumer budgets are under pressure we hear a lot about mortgage defaults and home repossessions, but failing to pay your home loan installments is actually only one of several ways you can cause your home to be attached and auctioned off?<br />When times are tough and consumer budgets are under pressure we hear a lot about mortgage defaults and home repossessions, but failing to pay your home loan installments is actually only one of several ways you can cause your home to be attached and auctioned off?<br>&nbsp;<br>Berry Everitt, CEO of ... 15652 2017-10-12T09:29:38.293 Sectional title versus freehold ownership http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15638/Sectional-title-versus-freehold-ownership.aspx Posted: 10/10/2017 7:41:28 AM<br/><br/>Several reasons have contributed to the growing popularity of sectional title homes in South Africa over the last decade, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. <br />Several reasons have contributed to the growing popularity of sectional title homes in South Africa over the last decade, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. <br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_551091415.jpg" alt="" style=""><b... 15638 2017-10-10T07:41:28.87 A good credit profile is key when applying for a home loan http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15637/A-good-credit-profile-is-key-when-applying-for-a-home-loan.aspx Posted: 10/9/2017 10:21:49 AM<br/><br/>When you finally decide to step onto the property ladder and approach the bank for finance, there are a number of factors that will be considered before your application can be approved.<br />When you finally decide to step onto the property ladder and approach the bank for finance, there are a number of factors that will be considered before your application can be approved.<br><br>Banks will generally take into account the location and market value of the property, the deposit you are ... 15637 2017-10-09T10:21:49.347 Sea Point sectional title sector caters to a broad market http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15636/Sea-Point-sectional-title-sector-caters-to-a-broad-market.aspx Posted: 10/9/2017 9:44:32 AM<br/><br/>Around 70% of all property sales in Sea Point are now sectional title homes, with strong ongoing demand spurring new developments in the area.<br />Around 70% of all property sales in Sea Point are now sectional title homes, with strong ongoing demand spurring new developments in the area.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/sea%20point%20ST%20Sixty%206%20on%20Kkoof%20R7.995m.jpg" alt=""><br><br>This is according to Simony Dos... 15636 2017-10-09T09:44:32.54 Busy season ahead for Paarl property sales http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15628/Busy-season-ahead-for-Paarl-property-sales.aspx Posted: 10/6/2017 11:50:49 AM<br/><br/>Paarl’s property market is picking up again after slowing down in the first few months of the year, according to Chris Cilliers, chief executive and principal for Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty in the Winelands.<br />Paarl’s property market is picking up again after slowing down in the first few months of the year, according to Chris Cilliers, chief executive and principal for Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty in the Winelands.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Paarl.jpg" alt=""><br><... 15628 2017-10-06T11:50:49.08 Properties staying put on the market longer according to new report http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15621/Properties-staying-put-on-the-market-longer-according-to-new-report.aspx Posted: 10/5/2017 1:39:33 PM<br/><br/>The average time a home remained on the market before it was sold increased further by two days to 15 weeks and six days in the third quarter, indicating the market appeared to be gradually drifting away from equilibrium and price realism, according to FNB.<br />The average time a home remained on the market before it was sold increased further by two days to 15 weeks and six days in the third quarter, indicating the market appeared to be gradually drifting away from equilibrium and price realism, according to FNB.<br><br>John Loos, a household and property... 15621 2017-10-05T13:39:33.043 New development to introduce sophisticated urban edge to Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15620/New-development-to-introduce-sophisticated-urban-edge-to-Cape-Town’s-Southern-Suburbs.aspx Posted: 10/5/2017 10:56:21 AM<br/><br/>Strong demand for housing and a dearth of greenfield space in Cape Town’s traditionally freehold southern suburbs of Claremont and Newlands have precipitated a transformation of the property landscape with the introduction of numerous compact upmarket clusters and estates.<br />Strong demand for housing and a dearth of greenfield space in Cape Town’s traditionally freehold southern suburbs of Claremont and Newlands have precipitated a transformation of the property landscape&nbsp; with the introduction of numerous compact upmarket clusters and estates.<br><br><img src="htt... 15620 2017-10-05T10:56:21.777 Tech features boost the appeal of rental properties http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15619/Tech-features-boost-the-appeal-of-rental-properties.aspx Posted: 10/5/2017 9:17:50 AM<br/><br/>Tenants these days are often just as concerned about technology services like satellite TV connections, Internet accessibility and cell phone reception as they are about rent and the security of the property they are viewing.<br />Tenants these days are often just as concerned about technology services like satellite TV connections, Internet accessibility and cell phone reception as they are about rent and the security of the property they are viewing.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_7099830... 15619 2017-10-05T09:17:50.613 How to avoid rental defaults when tenants split http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15618/How-to-avoid-rental-defaults-when-tenants-split.aspx Posted: 10/5/2017 7:32:14 AM<br/><br/>It’s quite common for landlords to rent apartments and houses to multiple tenants, but they need to make sure they’re covered in the event of one or more of these tenants moving out before the lease expires.<br />It’s quite common for landlords to rent apartments and houses to multiple tenants, but they need to make sure they’re covered in the event of one or more of these tenants moving out before the lease expires.<br>&nbsp;<br>“We see this all the time,” says Greg Harris, CEO of Chas Everitt Property Rent... 15618 2017-10-05T07:32:14.593 Increase your chances of securing a rental http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15614/Increase-your-chances-of-securing-a-rental.aspx Posted: 10/4/2017 10:19:41 AM<br/><br/>As the demand for rental properties continues to outstrip the current inventory available, it has become increasingly more difficult for tenants to find the right property, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. <br />As the demand for rental properties continues to outstrip the current inventory available, it has become increasingly more difficult for tenants to find the right property, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>“The demand for rental homes is... 15614 2017-10-04T10:19:41.083 Do pets affect your chances of selling your property? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15613/Do-pets-affect-your-chances-of-selling-your-property-.aspx Posted: 10/4/2017 8:11:07 AM<br/><br/>For many people, pets are like family. But does having a pet (or several) affect your chances of selling your property and its selling price?<br />For many people, pets are like family. But does having a pet (or several) affect your chances of selling your property and its selling price?<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_153695291.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>The short answer to the above is yes – evidence of o... 15613 2017-10-04T08:11:07.133 Purpose-driven properties have a place in the current market http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15605/Purpose-driven-properties-have-a-place-in-the-current-market.aspx Posted: 10/3/2017 11:35:25 AM<br/><br/>Not all property buyers are looking for the same benefits in a house and often buyers end up purchasing a home that is completely different from what they had initially set out to buy in the first place. <br />Not all property buyers are looking for the same benefits in a house and often buyers end up purchasing a home that is completely different from what they had initially set out to buy in the first place.&nbsp; “This kind of behaviour from the buying public is driven by the emotional connection to so... 15605 2017-10-03T11:35:25.147 How to avoid buyer's remorse http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15598/How-to-avoid-buyer-s-remorse.aspx Posted: 10/3/2017 10:09:11 AM<br/><br/>Buyer’s remorse might kick in from fear of having made the wrong choice, or through guilt over extravagance - but when making an informed decision this unlikely to happen. We take a look at how to avoid buyer's remorse<br />Buyer's remorse is a sense of regret after having made a purchase – most often associated with buying expensive items like a car or a house. Buyer’s remorse might kick in from fear of having made the wrong choice, or through guilt over extravagance. Factors that affect it include the amount of money... 15598 2017-10-03T10:09:11.597 Apartments in Cape Town need permission for Airbnb letting http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15594/Apartments-in-Cape-Town-need-permission-for-Airbnb-letting.aspx Posted: 10/3/2017 8:10:32 AM<br/><br/>In recent years there have been many investors in properties choosing to rent their units out as short terms lets in the areas that have a high influx of tourists. What they might not have checked though is whether they are legally allowed to do so, says Michael Bauer, managing director of property company SAProperty.com. <br />With the advent of online rental portals making it easy for landlords to manage and advertise their properties without the need of a letting agent, in recent years there have been many investors in properties choosing to rent their units out as short terms lets in the areas that have a high influx o... 15594 2017-10-03T08:10:32.833 Level 5 water restrictions must be enforced by body corporates http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15588/Level-5-water-restrictions-must-be-enforced-by-body-corporates.aspx Posted: 10/2/2017 12:54:12 PM<br/><br/>Enforcing the new Level 5 water restrictions imposed by the City of Cape Town, however difficult for bodies corporate of sectional title schemes, is of utmost importance, says Michael Bauer, general manager of property management company IHFM. <br />Enforcing the new Level 5 water restrictions imposed by the City of Cape Town, however difficult for bodies corporate of sectional title schemes, is of utmost importance, says Michael Bauer, general manager of property management company IHFM.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>“In sectional title schemes, manageme... 15588 2017-10-02T12:54:12.157 New Contemporary Art museum opens in Cape Town’s former Grain Silo http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15587/New-Contemporary-Art-museum-opens-in-Cape-Town’s-former-Grain-Silo.aspx Posted: 10/2/2017 11:07:50 AM<br/><br/>Architects Mat Cash and Stepan Martinovsky are the project leaders from Heatherwick Studio. The new design transformed the existing building, creating a honeycomb shaped interior. <br />Architects Mat Cash and Stepan Martinovsky are the project leaders from Heatherwick Studio. The new design transformed the existing building, creating a honeycomb shaped interior. The concrete tubes of the silo are topped with laminated glass, allowing natural sunlight to enter the building.<br><br>... 15587 2017-10-02T11:07:50.54 4 vital insurance considerations for bodies corporate http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15586/4-vital-insurance-considerations-for-bodies-corporate.aspx Posted: 10/2/2017 9:31:11 AM<br/><br/>As times are tough economically, bodies corporate, whether for commercial or residential property, need to make sure they have adequate insurance in place.<br />As times are tough economically, bodies corporate, whether for commercial or residential property, need to make sure they have adequate insurance in place.<br><br>If you serve on a body corporate or work in an office park, Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution, PSG Insure, says the below is... 15586 2017-10-02T09:31:11.483 What to do (and what not to do) when you want to sell your home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15585/What-to-do--and-what-not-to-do--when-you-want-to-sell-your-home.aspx Posted: 10/2/2017 8:02:38 AM<br/><br/>So, you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home and move on to something new but, as a first-time seller, you’re not entirely sure where to start and what to do.<br />So, you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home and move on to something new but, as a first-time seller, you’re not entirely sure where to start and what to do. It’s a very common situation, and of our agents at the Rawson Property Group are often asked to advise on. Rest assured that with the right... 15585 2017-10-02T08:02:38.913 When is the right time to put in an offer? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15584/When-is-the-right-time-to-put-in-an-offer-.aspx Posted: 9/29/2017 12:58:01 PM<br/><br/>Once you’ve found your dream home, when is the right time to put in an offer? Timing is everything, and you don’t want to leave it too late.<br />Once you’ve found your dream home, when is the right time to put in an offer? Timing is everything, and you don’t want to leave it too late.<br><br>At Seeff we always say that the best time to buy property is ‘yesterday’, since the longer you leave it, the more you lose out on the benefits of capita... 15584 2017-09-29T12:58:01.077 Council votes ‘YES’ – Tshwane Mayoral Mansion to be sold http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15583/Council-votes-‘YES’-–-Tshwane-Mayoral-Mansion-to-be-sold.aspx Posted: 9/29/2017 10:05:28 AM<br/><br/>The Tshwane Council voted to sell the Mayoral Mansion in order to use the proceeds to provide other basic municipal services including building houses for our people who need access to decent housing. This is despite the ANC’s attempts to slow down proceedings.<br />The Tshwane Council voted to sell the Mayoral Mansion in order to use the proceeds to provide other basic municipal services including building houses for our people who need access to decent housing. This is despite the ANC’s attempts to slow down proceedings.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.... 15583 2017-09-29T10:05:28.403 Consider keeping your home to pay for frail care http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15582/Consider-keeping-your-home-to-pay-for-frail-care.aspx Posted: 9/29/2017 8:47:41 AM<br/><br/>Making arrangements to ensure that you will be able to afford frail-care if and when you might need it ranks right up there with regularly updating your will – it is not something most people relish, says Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group.<br />Making arrangements to ensure that you will be able to afford frail-care if and when you might need it ranks right up there with regularly updating your will – it is not something most people relish, says Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group.<br>&nbsp;<br>“But similarl... 15582 2017-09-29T08:47:41.283 Sectional title schemes can rule against Airbnb, says Ombud http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15575/Sectional-title-schemes-can-rule-against-Airbnb,-says-Ombud.aspx Posted: 9/29/2017 7:41:36 AM<br/><br/>Until recently, there were two schools of thought about whether it is permissible to let sectional title units via Airbnb in terms of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA), but their differences appear to be have been resolved for now by the Ombud for community housing schemes.<br />Until recently, there were two schools of thought about whether it is permissible to let sectional title units via Airbnb in terms of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA), but their differences appear to be have been resolved for now by the Ombud for community housing schemes.<br><br><... 15575 2017-09-29T07:41:36.597 Don’t wait for rates to drop – buy property now and get a double benefit http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15572/Don’t-wait-for-rates-to-drop-–-buy-property-now-and-get-a-double-benefit.aspx Posted: 9/28/2017 12:39:23 PM<br/><br/>On the advice of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the Reserve Bank decided recently to leave interest rates unchanged, despite the fact that the annual inflation rate is now well-within the 3% to 6% target range, at a year-on-year rate of 4.8% in August.<br />On the advice of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the Reserve Bank decided recently to leave interest rates unchanged, despite the fact that the annual inflation rate is now well-within the 3% to 6% target range, at a year-on-year rate of 4.8% in August.<br><br>This decision means that the repo ... 15572 2017-09-28T12:39:23.043 Sell your home or rent it out? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15571/Sell-your-home-or-rent-it-out-.aspx Posted: 9/28/2017 11:33:47 AM<br/><br/>Most of the time you will have a clear idea of when you will be moving homes and have time to plan and make decisions accordingly. In these situations, you will need to decide whether you are going to sell your home or rent it out.<br />Most of the time you will have a clear idea of when you will be moving homes and have time to plan and make decisions accordingly. However, there are times when life happens, and the decision is made for you. Whether it be your company transferring you to another region, a family emergency that requ... 15571 2017-09-28T11:33:47.883 How to buy a home in an estate http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15570/How-to-buy-a-home-in-an-estate.aspx Posted: 9/28/2017 10:05:12 AM<br/><br/>The popularity of estates and other gated developments has grown enormously in the past 20 years, and it is estimated that there are now about 6500 closed golf, wildlife, wine, equestrian and lifestyle communities in SA, containing approximately 350 000 homes.<br />The popularity of estates and other gated developments has grown enormously in the past 20 years, and it is estimated that there are now about 6500 closed golf, wildlife, wine, equestrian and lifestyle communities in SA, containing approximately 350 000 homes.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.n... 15570 2017-09-28T10:05:12.763 Playing landlord – three questions answered when getting into the game http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15569/Playing-landlord-–-three-questions-answered-when-getting-into-the-game.aspx Posted: 9/28/2017 7:37:06 AM<br/><br/>In these increasingly difficult economic times, it would be wise for landlords (or those looking to get into the game) to consider working with a managing agent. This goes a long way in protecting your property as well as your rental income. <br />| Article by Natalie Muller, Regional Head of Rentals, Jawitz Properties Western Cape<br>&nbsp;<br>In these increasingly difficult economic times, it would be wise for landlords (or those looking to get into the game) to consider working with a managing agent. This goes a long way in protecting your... 15569 2017-09-28T07:37:06.777 The importance of research when buying Sectional Title Units http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15566/The-importance-of-research-when-buying-Sectional-Title-Units.aspx Posted: 9/27/2017 11:13:45 AM<br/><br/>According to research that was conducted by ABSA last year, full title properties may - one of these days - become an impractical and outdated luxury for many South Africans.<br />According to research that was conducted by ABSA last year, full title properties may - one of these days - become an impractical and outdated luxury for many South Africans.<br><br>Financial pressure on consumers, scarcity of land and lifestyle changes all contribute to the fact that many buyers ar... 15566 2017-09-27T11:13:45.61 The benefits of buying solo http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15565/The-benefits-of-buying-solo.aspx Posted: 9/27/2017 9:51:22 AM<br/><br/>While buying property on your own comes with issues that are mostly related to affordability and obtaining a loan, there are also benefits of which the biggest is probably that you will never have to share the property with anyone or sell your portion if you and your partner had to separate.<br />While buying property on your own comes with issues that are mostly related to affordability and obtaining a loan, there are also benefits of which the biggest is probably that you will never have to share the property with anyone or sell your portion if you and your partner had to separate.<br><br>... 15565 2017-09-27T09:51:22.36 Positive economic indicators could trigger a property market turnaround http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15564/Positive-economic-indicators-could-trigger-a-property-market-turnaround.aspx Posted: 9/27/2017 7:55:31 AM<br/><br/>Statistics released by Statistics SA on 5 September 2017 have revealed that South Africa is officially no longer in recession. The announcement of a 2.5% annualised economic expansion during the second quarter of this year joins other positive indicators including a decrease in Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) and a stable repo rate.<br />Statistics released by Statistics SA on 5 September 2017 have revealed that South Africa is officially no longer in recession. The announcement of a 2.5% annualised economic expansion during the second quarter of this year joins other positive indicators including a decrease in Consumer Price Inflat... 15564 2017-09-27T07:55:31.933 Local market endorses Eye of Africa’s vision as the jewel of the south http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15556/Local-market-endorses-Eye-of-Africa’s-vision-as-the-jewel-of-the-south.aspx Posted: 9/26/2017 10:25:55 AM<br/><br/>The exceptional interest in the newly launched apartment development, The Village at Eye of Africa Golf and Residential Estate, has seen 80% of the first apartment block sold at the launch of Phase I.<br />The exceptional interest in the newly launched apartment development, The Village at Eye of Africa Golf and Residential Estate, has seen 80% of the first apartment block sold at the launch of Phase I.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/The%20Village%20at%20Eye%20Of%20Africa%20Imag... 15556 2017-09-26T10:25:55.41 Individual water meters a growing trend in Cape Town http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15554/Individual-water-meters-a-growing-trend-in-Cape-Town.aspx Posted: 9/26/2017 8:13:04 AM<br/><br/>Individual water meters for sectional title units is a growing trend in the Western Cape, says Grant Rea, Residential Rental Specialist from RE/MAX Living, who works primarily in the Cape Town CBD and surrounds. <br />Individual water meters for sectional title units is a growing trend in the Western Cape, says Grant Rea, Residential Rental Specialist from RE/MAX Living, who works primarily in the Cape Town CBD and surrounds.&nbsp;<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_259122713.jpg" ... 15554 2017-09-26T08:13:04.407 Style and atmosphere abound in Karoo Heritage homes http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15553/Style-and-atmosphere-abound-in-Karoo-Heritage-homes.aspx Posted: 9/25/2017 7:48:32 AM<br/><br/>Steeped in history and dating back to the 18th Century, the quaint and picturesque towns of the Karoo continue to capture the interest of those wanting to escape the pressures and stresses of urban living. <br />Steeped in history and dating back to the 18th Century, the quaint and picturesque towns of the Karoo continue to capture the interest of those wanting to escape the pressures and stresses of urban living.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Prince%20Albert%20heritage%20home.jpg" a... 15553 2017-09-25T07:48:32.133 Ballito Junction Regional Mall is crowned the best new shopping centre in South Africa http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15552/Ballito-Junction-Regional-Mall-is-crowned-the-best-new-shopping-centre-in-South-Africa.aspx Posted: 9/22/2017 10:55:25 AM<br/><br/>Ballito Junction Regional Mall has been named the best new shopping centre development in South Africa this year. It won the prestigious South African Council of Shopping Centres’ Retail Design and Development Award (RDDA) 2017 for a new retail property development.<br />Ballito Junction Regional Mall has been named the best new shopping centre development in South Africa this year. It won the prestigious South African Council of Shopping Centres’ Retail Design and Development Award (RDDA) 2017 for a new retail property development.<br><br><img src="https://oms.ente... 15552 2017-09-22T10:55:25.033 A healthy, wholesome practical garden http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15551/A-healthy,-wholesome-practical-garden.aspx Posted: 9/22/2017 9:44:52 AM<br/><br/>Whether you’re an experienced gardener or not, practical techniques can help to make it much easier than it might seem. Starting can be a daunting task, but the key is to start small in the first year and plant only a few of your favourite flowers/veggies. This will allow you more of a chance of success and a greater feeling of accomplishment. In the years to come, you can increase the size of your garden with each planting season.<br />| Article By Chantalle Bell<br>&nbsp;<br>Whether you’re an experienced gardener or not, practical techniques can help to make it much easier than it might seem.&nbsp; Starting can be a daunting task, but the key is to start small in the first year and plant only a few of your favourite flowers/veggi... 15551 2017-09-22T09:44:52.27