MyProperty News Feed http://www.myproperty.co.za Home sells for record price in Woodbridge Island http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16091/Home-sells-for-record-price-in-Woodbridge-Island.aspx Posted: 2/23/2018 12:45:52 PM<br/><br/>RE/MAX Property Associates’ Table View Office, which services property buyers and sellers along the Table Bay coastline and surrounds, has recently sold a home in Woodbridge Island for R11 million – the highest price paid for any home in the sought-after security complex. <br />RE/MAX Property Associates’ Table View Office, which services property buyers and sellers along the Table Bay coastline and surrounds, has recently sold a home in Woodbridge Island for R11 million – the highest price paid for any home in the sought-after security complex. <br><br><img src="https://o... 16091 2018-02-23T12:45:52.777 Planning to invest in offshore property? Use these 7 signs to assess value http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16090/Planning-to-invest-in-offshore-property--Use-these-7-signs-to-assess-value--.aspx Posted: 2/23/2018 10:04:47 AM<br/><br/>Choosing to invest in an overseas property can be daunting. But as more and more investors recognise the value of a diversified portfolio that includes property outside of their own country of residence, international property investment is growing in popularity.<br />Choosing to invest in an overseas property can be daunting. But as more and more investors recognise the value of a diversified portfolio that includes property outside of their own country of residence, international property investment is growing in popularity.<br><br><strong>The question is, how ... 16090 2018-02-23T10:04:47.657 South African property market poised for upswing http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16089/South-African-property-market-poised-for-upswing.aspx Posted: 2/23/2018 8:23:58 AM<br/><br/>The positive change in South Africa’s political landscape is paving the way for an upswing in the local property market. <br />The positive change in South Africa’s political landscape is paving the way for an upswing in the local property market. This is according to Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop, who says that because our new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, understands business and the importance of stimulating the economy, it... 16089 2018-02-23T08:23:58.303 How high is your credit score? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16088/How-high-is-your-credit-score-.aspx Posted: 2/22/2018 11:30:38 AM<br/><br/>An excellent credit score is one of the most priceless assets a potential home buyer can have. This tool has the power to secure favorable mortgage and refinancing rate, influencing everything from the size of the loan repayment to the interest rate on the home loan.<br />An excellent credit score is one of the most priceless assets a potential home buyer can have. This tool has the power to secure favorable mortgage and refinancing rate, influencing everything from the size of the loan repayment to the interest rate on the home loan.<br><br>“It is advisable that pot... 16088 2018-02-22T11:30:38.84 Do you move or renovate? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16087/Do-you-move-or-renovate-.aspx Posted: 2/22/2018 9:56:51 AM<br/><br/>What do you do if you love your home’s location and the area, but the home no longer fits your growing family’s needs? Do you stay and renovate your existing home or find a home that meets your developing criteria?<br />What do you do if you love your home’s location and the area, but the home no longer fits your growing family’s needs? Do you stay and renovate your existing home or find a home that meets your developing criteria?<br><br>“At some stage, many homeowners, particularly those still living in their star... 16087 2018-02-22T09:56:51.53 How to bounce back after overpricing your property http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16086/How-to-bounce-back-after-overpricing-your-property.aspx Posted: 2/22/2018 8:03:03 AM<br/><br/>While every owner wants to sell their property at the best possible price, overpricing a home can be the kiss of death for a sale.<br />While every owner wants to sell their property at the best possible price, overpricing a home can be the kiss of death for a sale.<br><br>Modern buyers are well-informed on what they can expect for their money, says David Jacobs of the Rawson Property Group. They have little patience for unrealistic... 16086 2018-02-22T08:03:03.62 National Budget geared to instill confidence http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16084/National-Budget-geared-to-instill-confidence.aspx Posted: 2/21/2018 4:27:54 PM<br/><br/>Given the hand they were dealt, government has performed a delicate balancing act which it is hoped will serve to reignite confidence in investment in South Africa, regain our global credibility and satisfy the credit ratings agencies, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.<br />Given the hand they were dealt, government has performed a delicate balancing act which it is hoped will serve to reignite confidence in investment in South Africa, regain our global credibility and satisfy the credit ratings agencies, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Prope... 16084 2018-02-21T16:27:54.84 Rondebosch market proves that location really is everything http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16082/Rondebosch-market-proves-that-location-really-is-everything.aspx Posted: 2/21/2018 12:20:21 PM<br/><br/>The real estate mantra, ‘location, location, location’ remains a strong market influence regardless of the prevailing economy, with suburbs like Rondebosch enjoying the buffering benefit of being ideally situated.<br />The real estate mantra, ‘location, location, location’ remains a strong market influence regardless of the prevailing economy, with suburbs like Rondebosch enjoying the buffering benefit of being ideally situated.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Rondebosch%20Golden%20Mile.jpg" ... 16082 2018-02-21T12:20:21.417 Don’t Buy Before You’ve Viewed http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16081/Don’t-Buy-Before-You’ve-Viewed.aspx Posted: 2/21/2018 8:47:51 AM<br/><br/>These days most buyers are using online property portals like Private Property when house hunting due to the convenience, up to date information and variety on offer. “The property portals have revolutionised the way buyers shop, but they do need to be cautious – viewing photos online is no replacement for viewing the property in person,” says Bruce Swain, CEO of Leapfrog Property Group.<br />These days most buyers are using online property portals like Private Property when house hunting due to the convenience, up to date information and variety on offer. “The property portals have revolutionised the way buyers shop, but they do need to be cautious – viewing photos online is no replacem... 16081 2018-02-21T08:47:51.263 Are you ready for homeownership? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16074/Are-you-ready-for-homeownership-.aspx Posted: 2/20/2018 2:27:52 PM<br/><br/>Owning a home is a milestone that most South Africans aspire to. Becoming a homeowner is a step towards growing personal wealth and owning an asset that appreciates in value over time, provided of course that the correct principles are applied during the buying stage of the process, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br />Owning a home is a milestone that most South Africans aspire to. Becoming a homeowner is a step towards growing personal wealth and owning an asset that appreciates in value over time, provided of course that the correct principles are applied during the buying stage of the process, says Adrian Gosl... 16074 2018-02-20T14:27:52.78 Green with envy - Greenstone property booms http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16073/Green-with-envy---Greenstone-property-booms.aspx Posted: 2/20/2018 11:31:32 AM<br/><br/>The suburb of Greenstone in Johannesburg east came to be over the last two decades. “In the beginning, it was literally just a hill with not so much as a shopping centre,” says Michael Levy, Property Consultant at Jawitz Properties Bedfordview. Today it has plenty shopping facilities and is fully built, boasting high-density, upmarket housing and residential estates, though still has a few pockets poised for commercial development.<br />The suburb of <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/Property-Search.aspx?stype=poi&amp;rdc=0&amp;area=26&amp;radius=2&amp;lat=-26.11680059999999&amp;lng=%2028.15039079999997&amp;statusType=0.-1&amp;build=0&amp;garages=0&amp;baths=0&amp;beds=0&amp;minPrice=0&amp;maxPrice=1000000000&amp;fa=Greenstone%2... 16073 2018-02-20T11:31:32.48 Baby boomers at the forefront of the changing face of retirement accommodation http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16072/Baby-boomers-at-the-forefront-of-the-changing-face-of-retirement-accommodation.aspx Posted: 2/20/2018 8:29:37 AM<br/><br/>A major shift in the ageing paradigm has precipitated an equally dramatic transformation in the retirement sector, with modern accommodation options worlds away from the conventional model.<br />A major shift in the ageing paradigm has precipitated an equally dramatic transformation in the retirement sector, with modern accommodation options worlds away from the conventional model.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Pedestrain%20Lane%20High%20-%20Evergreen.jpg" alt="" sty... 16072 2018-02-20T08:29:37.017 The ABC of Rental Deposits http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16071/The-ABC-of-Rental-Deposits.aspx Posted: 2/19/2018 3:31:59 PM<br/><br/>Possibly one of the biggest sources of contention between landlords and tenants surrounds the rental deposit. “Most tenants rely on getting their rental deposits back when moving, so that they can use it to pay a deposit on their new home. Having it withheld or even having large amounts deducted can lead to a lot of distress,” explains Bruce Swain, CEO of Leapfrog Property Group.<br />Possibly one of the biggest sources of contention between landlords and tenants surrounds the rental deposit. “Most tenants rely on getting their rental deposits back when moving, so that they can use it to pay a deposit on their new home. Having it withheld or even having large amounts deducted can... 16071 2018-02-19T15:31:59.743 Midrand commercial properties cater to a diverse market http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16070/Midrand-commercial-properties-cater-to-a-diverse-market.aspx Posted: 2/19/2018 12:04:44 PM<br/><br/>Situated approximately halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Midrand was established in 1981 and forms part of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. It has become one of the major business hubs in the country with major pharmaceutical, textile, telecommunication and motoring giants situated within its boundaries.<br />Situated approximately halfway between <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/gauteng/johannesburg/109/" target="_blank">Johannesburg</a> and <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/gauteng/pretoria/11/" target="_blank">Pretoria</a>, <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.z... 16070 2018-02-19T12:04:44.317 A rate cut could boost the rental and housing markets http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16064/A-rate-cut-could-boost-the-rental-and-housing-markets.aspx Posted: 2/19/2018 10:01:43 AM<br/><br/>The PayProp Rental Index Annual Review of 2017 shows that the rental market suffered from much volatility during the year. It kicked off with rental growth spiking in January with weighted year-on-year growth (YoY) growth peaking at 8.3% before dropping to 6.34% in July, dipping down to less than 5% in November and then experiencing a slight uptick at 5.75% in December.<br />The PayProp Rental Index Annual Review of 2017 shows that the rental market suffered from much volatility during the year. It kicked off with rental growth spiking in January with weighted year-on-year growth (YoY) growth peaking at 8.3% before dropping to 6.34% in July, dipping down to less than 5%... 16064 2018-02-19T10:01:43.143 How Home Owners Associations can keep the parking peace http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16063/How-Home-Owners-Associations-can-keep-the-parking-peace-.aspx Posted: 2/19/2018 8:11:38 AM<br/><br/>While most homes in cluster complexes, estates and other gated communities come with at least one garage or carport, residents would often like additional permanent parking or storage areas for things like trailers, bikes, boats and caravans.<br />While most homes in cluster complexes, estates and other gated communities come with at least one garage or carport, residents would often like additional permanent parking or storage areas for things like trailers, bikes, boats and caravans.<br><br>“The trouble is that there is usually not enough s... 16063 2018-02-19T08:11:38.067 What body corporate finances really mean for your investment http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16060/What-body-corporate-finances-really-mean-for-your-investment.aspx Posted: 2/16/2018 8:51:38 AM<br/><br/>Whether you own a property in a sectional title complex or are looking to invest in one, the financial standing of the body corporate is the single most important thing that can affect your investment or your buying decision. <br />Whether you own a property in a sectional title complex or are looking to invest in one, the financial standing of the body corporate is the single most important thing that can affect your investment or your buying decision. <br><br>Chris Renelce, MD of Renprop, explains that this is because the fi... 16060 2018-02-16T08:51:38.82 10 top home features to highlight when selling http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16059/10-top-home-features-to-highlight-when-selling-.aspx Posted: 2/15/2018 10:34:32 AM<br/><br/>One positive consequence of the financial crash in 2008 was the rise in consumerism, especially in the property market, where buyers have steadily become more knowledgeable and more value conscious.<br />One positive consequence of the financial crash in 2008 was the rise in consumerism, especially in the property market, where buyers have steadily become more knowledgeable and more value conscious.<br><br>However, this means that sellers now need to be much more informed too, more focused on the pe... 16059 2018-02-15T10:34:32.82 Selling your home? Here are the costs you need to consider http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16058/Selling-your-home--Here-are-the-costs-you-need-to-consider.aspx Posted: 2/15/2018 8:22:31 AM<br/><br/>While most homeowners will take the agent’s commission into consideration when they are trying to determine what the will get out from the sale of their property, many often forget to factor in the other costs involved in a home sale, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br />While most homeowners will take the agent’s commission into consideration when they are trying to determine what the will get out from the sale of their property, many often forget to factor in the other costs involved in a home sale, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of South... 16058 2018-02-15T08:22:31.873 The rental market still a mixed bag of tricks http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16057/The-rental-market-still-a-mixed-bag-of-tricks.aspx Posted: 2/14/2018 12:48:13 PM<br/><br/>The forecast for the national rental market in 2018 remains a mixed bag of good news and bad news. Although rentals are expected to rise slowly as the challenges of home affordability and tighter lending criteria tighten their grip, it’s a double-edged sword as the market also will come under increasing pressure from factors like declining disposable income levels.<br />The forecast for the national rental market in 2018 remains a mixed bag of good news and bad news. Although rentals are expected to rise slowly as the challenges of home affordability and tighter lending criteria tighten their grip, it’s a double-edged sword as the market also will come under increa... 16057 2018-02-14T12:48:13.13 The Unexpected Offer http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16055/The-Unexpected-Offer.aspx Posted: 2/14/2018 10:14:34 AM<br/><br/>While you may not have intended to place your home on the market, what do you do if you receive an unexpected offer on your home? In areas where demand outweighs the current supply of homes available to buyers, it is not unheard of to have buyers make offers on homes that aren’t on the market, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br />While you may not have intended to place your home on the market, what do you do if you receive an unexpected offer on your home? In areas where demand outweighs the current supply of homes available to buyers, it is not unheard of to have buyers make offers on homes that aren’t on the market, says ... 16055 2018-02-14T10:14:34.623 Top 5 things to do before you sell your property http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16054/Top-5-things-to-do-before-you-sell-your-property.aspx Posted: 2/14/2018 9:30:44 AM<br/><br/>If you are looking to sell your home this year, Debbie Justus-Ferns, divisional manager of Renprop Residential Sales, says that there are five crucial things to do before the ‘for sale’ sign goes up.<br />If you are looking to sell your home this year, Debbie Justus-Ferns, divisional manager of Renprop Residential Sales, says that there are five crucial things to do before the ‘for sale’ sign goes up.<br><br>“Before buyers start viewing your home, it is vitally important to make sure it is as appeali... 16054 2018-02-14T09:30:44.487 Things we love - low-maintenance backsplashes http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16024/Things-we-love---low-maintenance-backsplashes.aspx Posted: 2/1/2018 10:18:06 AM<br/><br/>February is the month of love and to celebrate we will be posting about all the things we love this month. Follow the #MyPropertyLoves hashtag to keep up with our favourite things.<br />February is the month of love and to celebrate we will be posting about all the things we love this month. Follow the #MyPropertyLoves hashtag to keep up with our favourite things.<br><br>Our busy days are filled with enough drama and work, why complicate it even more with hard to clean tile kitchen... 16024 2018-02-01T10:18:06.57 An action plan for your new home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16023/An-action-plan-for-your-new-home.aspx Posted: 2/1/2018 8:40:30 AM<br/><br/>After saving up and months of searching for the right home, applying for a bond and patiently waiting for the keys to the front door, it is finally time to cross the threshold and move into your new home. Now what?<br />After saving up and months of searching for the right home, applying for a bond and patiently waiting for the keys to the front door, it is finally time to cross the threshold and move into your new home. Now what?<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_551391901.jpg" alt... 16023 2018-02-01T08:40:30.233 The reality of relationships in rentals http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16022/The-reality-of-relationships-in-rentals.aspx Posted: 1/31/2018 2:13:33 PM<br/><br/>Landlords and tenants alike may be hard pressed to know exactly what to do when a personal shift such as death or divorce happens, and how these types of events would impact a lease.<br />Landlords and tenants alike may be hard pressed to know exactly what to do when a personal shift such as death or divorce happens, and how these types of events would impact a lease.<br><br><strong>A couple who are renting</strong><br><br>And now splitting up. What do you do? Perhaps one of you will... 16022 2018-01-31T14:13:33.37 New micro-living apartments allow first time buyers easy access to the property ladder http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16021/New-micro-living-apartments-allow-first-time-buyers-easy-access-to-the-property-ladder.aspx Posted: 1/31/2018 11:39:44 AM<br/><br/>1 On Albert in Woodstock Cape Town is a block of micro apartments that, once completed, will range in size from entry level 21 square metre studio apartments, at a cost of R1,095 million, to 75 square metre two-bedroom units, at a cost of up to R2,650 million for the bigger apartments.<br />The micro-living trend has arrived in South Africa and is making it possible for easy access to investing in property.<br><br>1 On Albert in Woodstock Cape Town is a block of micro apartments that, once completed, will range in size from entry level 21 square metre studio apartments, at a cost of R1... 16021 2018-01-31T11:39:44.06 5G could ignite smart city development in SA http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16020/5G-could-ignite-smart-city-development-in-SA.aspx Posted: 1/31/2018 8:10:40 AM<br/><br/>Looking for real estate investment opportunities around the world? The secret is to think “smart."<br />Looking for real estate investment opportunities around the world? The secret is to think “smart”.<br><br>&nbsp;The term “smart city” is coming up more and more frequently in real estate and investment circles. Cities either claim to be or are aspiring to be smart. Although there is no set definitio... 16020 2018-01-31T08:10:40.97 What you need to include in your rental agreement http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16017/What-you-need-to-include-in-your-rental-agreement.aspx Posted: 1/30/2018 10:14:29 AM<br/><br/>A written lease agreement needs to protect both the tenant and the landlord and should therefore detail as much about the rental agreement as possible to leave no room for misinterpretation. <br />A written lease agreement needs to protect both the tenant and the landlord and should therefore detail as much about the rental agreement as possible to leave no room for misinterpretation. <br><br>This is according to Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop, who says that both the tenant and landlord must en... 16017 2018-01-30T10:14:29.247 Home selling advice: Fix your home or sell as is? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16016/Home-selling-advice--Fix-your-home-or-sell-as-is-.aspx Posted: 1/29/2018 5:43:16 PM<br/><br/>What do you do if you want to sell your home, but it is in need of repairs? If this is the situation, you have a tough decision to make about what makes more financial sense. Either you will have to delay selling the home and spend the money to get the property in tip-top shape, or you can place it on the market and take the knock on the asking price.<br />What do you do if you want to sell your home, but it is in need of repairs? If this is the situation, you have a tough decision to make about what makes more financial sense. Either you will have to delay selling the home and spend the money to get the property in tip-top shape, or you can place it ... 16016 2018-01-29T17:43:16.88 There is no place like (a smart) home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16015/There-is-no-place-like--a-smart--home.aspx Posted: 1/29/2018 5:42:57 PM<br/><br/>While smart homes are by no means a new concept, this cutting-edge technology is still regarded by many as the domain of wealthier home owners and tech junkies; well beyond the means and skills of the average householder. <br />While smart homes are by no means a new concept, this cutting-edge technology is still regarded by many as the domain of wealthier home owners and tech junkies; well beyond the means and skills of the average householder.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_511975420.j... 16015 2018-01-29T17:42:57.707 Buy young and build wealth http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/16004/Buy-young-and-build-wealth.aspx Posted: 1/23/2018 8:44:47 AM<br/><br/>Many people only start thinking about home-ownership when they are ready to “settle down” or start a family, which is why first-time buyers these days are generally in their mid-30s, compared to those in the previous generation who were usually in their mid-20s. <br />Many people only start thinking about home-ownership when they are ready to “settle down” or start a family, which is why first-time buyers these days are generally in their mid-30s, compared to those in the previous generation who were usually in their mid-20s.<br><br>“But it can really pay to get ... 16004 2018-01-23T08:44:47.303 Top trend: Moving towards a more leisurely lifestyle http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15998/Top-trend--Moving-towards-a-more-leisurely-lifestyle.aspx Posted: 1/22/2018 1:27:43 PM<br/><br/>Moving away from the city to a country or coastal town and a slower-paced life is a frequent new-year resolution for South Africans, but thorough research should be done before you break free from the hustle and bustle, because making the wrong move could turn out to be a very expensive mistake, and even more stressful for you and your family than staying in the “big smoke”.<br />Moving away from the city to a country or coastal town and a slower-paced life is a frequent new-year resolution for South Africans, but thorough research should be done before you break free from the hustle and bustle, because making the wrong move could turn out to be a very expensive mistake, and... 15998 2018-01-22T13:27:43.8 Cape Town historic gem restored to former glory http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15995/Cape-Town-historic-gem-restored-to-former-glory.aspx Posted: 1/22/2018 11:19:00 AM<br/><br/>Cape Town is home to many breathtaking and historic homes, but House Invermark designed in 1969 by South African architect Gilbert Colyn, with inspiration from two modernist icons: the Glass House by Phillip Johnson and Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is in a class of its own.<br />Cape Town is home to many breathtaking and historic homes, but House Invermark designed in 1969 by South African architect Gilbert Colyn, with inspiration from two modernist icons: the Glass House by Phillip Johnson and Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is in a class of its own.<br><br><i... 15995 2018-01-22T11:19:00.61 What lies ahead for the property market in 2018 http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15990/What-lies-ahead-for-the-property-market-in-2018.aspx Posted: 1/22/2018 8:43:18 AM<br/><br/>2017 was a challenging year for the South African property market in general, despite small pockets of thriving activity in areas like the Western Cape. As we head into 2018, Tony Clarke, Managing Director of the Rawson Property Group, casts his eye forward to property trends and market influences that could make their impact felt in the New Year. <br />2017 was a challenging year for the South African property market in general, despite small pockets of thriving activity in areas like the Western Cape. As we head into 2018, Tony Clarke, Managing Director of the Rawson Property Group, casts his eye forward to property trends and market influences t... 15990 2018-01-22T08:43:18.283 West Rand Property - Excellent opportunities for smart investors and buyers http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15984/West-Rand-Property---Excellent-opportunities-for-smart-investors-and-buyers.aspx Posted: 1/19/2018 11:59:21 AM<br/><br/>Extending from Randfontein in the west to Roodepoort in the east and including the towns of Krugersdorp and Magaliesburg, the West Rand has a plethora of property available to residents who choose to make this unique area their home.<br />Extending from Randfontein in the west to <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/gauteng/roodepoort/8/" target="_blank">Roodepoort</a> in the east and including the towns of <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/gauteng/krugersdorp/103/" target="_blank">Krugersdorp</... 15984 2018-01-19T11:59:21.267 Take these steps in reviewing insurance policies http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15983/Take-these-steps-in-reviewing-insurance-policies.aspx Posted: 1/19/2018 10:24:42 AM<br/><br/>When it comes to financial planning, doing the work to ensure you’re prepared for unexpected emergencies is just as important as ticking off your other goals and New Year’s resolutions. The beginning of the year is also the perfect time to review your various insurance policies.<br />When it comes to financial planning, doing the work to ensure you’re prepared for unexpected emergencies is just as important as ticking off your other goals and New Year’s resolutions. The beginning of the year is also the perfect time to review your various insurance policies.<br><br>According to ... 15983 2018-01-19T10:24:42.74 Interest rates remain unchanged http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15980/Interest-rates-remain-unchanged.aspx Posted: 1/19/2018 8:02:10 AM<br/><br/>No surprises at the first Monetary Policy Committee of 2018, as Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, announced that the interest rates would stay at their current levels.<br />No surprises at the first Monetary Policy Committee of 2018, as Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, announced that the interest rates would stay at their current levels. The prime lending rate will remain at 10.25%, while the repo rate stays put at 6.75%. While the Rand has strengthened, and in... 15980 2018-01-19T08:02:10.727 The Cape Town Southern Suburbs: One of the most sought - after addresses http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15979/The-Cape-Town-Southern-Suburbs--One-of-the-most-sought---after-addresses.aspx Posted: 1/18/2018 11:34:16 AM<br/><br/>The Southern Suburbs make up some of the most popular residential areas in Cape Town, comprising charming groups of suburbs which lie to the south-east of the slopes of Table Mountain. It is seen as the city's most expensive residential neighbourhoods with a choice of various private schools, upmarket eateries, wine estates, beautiful homes and trendy apartments.<br />The Southern Suburbs make up some of the most popular residential areas in Cape Town, comprising charming groups of suburbs which lie to the south-east of the slopes of Table Mountain. It is seen as the city's most expensive residential neighbourhoods with a choice of various private schools, upmark... 15979 2018-01-18T11:34:16.063 Beginners guide to buying your first home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15978/Beginners-guide-to-buying-your-first-home.aspx Posted: 1/18/2018 8:57:27 AM<br/><br/>New year, new goals! If you’ve resolved to purchase your first property in 2018, then this 6-step guide from the Rawson Property Group is a must-read. It will help you navigate and simplify what is often be seen as a confusing process of buying your first home – right from the house-hunt to the house-warming. <br />New year, new goals! If you’ve resolved to purchase your first property in 2018, then this 6-step guide from the Rawson Property Group is a must-read. It will help you navigate and simplify what is often be seen as a confusing process of buying your first home – right from the house-hunt to the hous... 15978 2018-01-18T08:57:27.823 Top tips to ensure a sound property buying decision in 2018 http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15977/Top-tips-to-ensure-a-sound-property-buying-decision-in-2018.aspx Posted: 1/17/2018 12:47:03 PM<br/><br/>While the current property market may still favour buyers, it doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be well prepared before putting in an offer to purchase.<br />While the current property market may still favour buyers, it doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be well prepared before putting in an offer to purchase. This is according to Debbie Justus-Ferns, divisional manager of Renprop Residential Sales, who goes on to say that setting out proper parameters bef... 15977 2018-01-17T12:47:03.373 The most expensive suburbs in Gauteng revealed http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15976/The-most-expensive-suburbs-in-Gauteng-revealed.aspx Posted: 1/17/2018 10:53:20 AM<br/><br/>Lightstone lists Blair Atholl as the most expensive suburb with an average house price of R11.2 million, followed by Westcliff (R10.5 million), Dunkeld (R9.3 million), Sandhurst (R9.1 million) and Inanda (R7.2 million).<br />Lightstone lists <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/gauteng/centurion/blair-atholl-golf-estate/12136" target="_blank">Blair Atholl</a> as the most expensive suburb with an average house price of R11.2 million, followed by Westcliff (R10.5 million), Dunkeld (R9.3 million), Sandhur... 15976 2018-01-17T10:53:20.837 Different ways of purchasing property http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15975/Different-ways-of-purchasing-property.aspx Posted: 1/17/2018 9:00:45 AM<br/><br/>As it currently stands, there are four main ways in which a home can be bought in South Africa, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, who adds that deciding in which legal entity to purchase the property is not a decision that should be entered into lightly, as each has its pros and cons.<br />As it currently stands, there are four main ways in which a home can be bought in South Africa, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, who adds that deciding in which legal entity to purchase the property is not a decision that should be entered into lightly, as... 15975 2018-01-17T09:00:45.243 Uncluttering your home for the New Year http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15974/Uncluttering-your-home-for-the-New-Year.aspx Posted: 1/16/2018 11:26:04 AM<br/><br/>The start of the new year is symbolic of new beginnings. A good time to take stock of one’s possessions as well as how necessary they actually are. However, seeing as the process may appear daunting – a plan goes a long way. <br />The start of the new year is symbolic of new beginnings. A good time to take stock of one’s possessions as well as how necessary they actually are. However, seeing as the process may appear daunting – a plan goes a long way.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/IMAGE%20G... 15974 2018-01-16T11:26:04.1 Sectional Titles: Additional water charges need to be budgeted for http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15973/Sectional-Titles--Additional-water-charges-need-to-be-budgeted-for.aspx Posted: 1/16/2018 8:22:40 AM<br/><br/>The Western Cape is still in the throes of a severe drought and many households have to adjust the way they use and save water. It is a little more complicated in sectional title schemes, however, as it is not that easy to implement grey water systems for multiple users and it is also difficult to monitor water usage accurately if there are no separate water meters<br />The Western Cape is still in the throes of a severe drought and many households have to adjust the way they use and save water. It is a little more complicated in sectional title schemes, however, as it is not that easy to implement grey water systems for multiple users and it is also difficult to m... 15973 2018-01-16T08:22:40.853 How to deal with an early cancellation of a residential lease http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15972/How-to-deal-with-an-early-cancellation-of-a-residential-lease.aspx Posted: 1/15/2018 12:32:27 PM<br/><br/>In ideal rental situations, when a lease is signed the tenant will stay for the full duration of his lease without any complications and the landlord will uphold his obligations, creating a win-win situation for tenant and landlord. <br />In ideal rental situations, when a lease is signed the tenant will stay for the full duration of his lease without any complications and the landlord will uphold his obligations, creating a win-win situation for tenant and landlord.&nbsp;<br><br>What happens though when the lease is to be cancelled ... 15972 2018-01-15T12:32:27.927 The Atlantic Seaboard market remains solid despite a dent in its armour http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15971/The-Atlantic-Seaboard-market-remains-solid-despite-a-dent-in-its-armour.aspx Posted: 1/15/2018 10:37:36 AM<br/><br/>The Atlantic Seaboard’s housing market has stoically withstood the brunt of the growing economic and political instability, consistently achieving double digit growth way above the national average, however, in 2017 South Africa’s most resilient market finally began to yield to the pressure.<br />The Atlantic Seaboard’s housing market has stoically withstood the brunt of the growing economic and political instability, consistently achieving double digit growth way above the national average, however, in 2017 South Africa’s most resilient market finally began to yield to the pressure.<br><br>... 15971 2018-01-15T10:37:36.563 A beginner's guide to sectional title insurance http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15970/A-beginner-s-guide-to-sectional-title-insurance.aspx Posted: 1/15/2018 8:14:42 AM<br/><br/>Sectional title insurance can be a little confusing and, as a new owner, you may be tempted to just assume your body corporate has you covered. While this may be the case, understanding the extent of your coverage and your personal liability is the only guaranteed way to protect yourself against potentially costly oversights.<br />Sectional title insurance can be a little confusing and, as a new owner, you may be tempted to just assume your body corporate has you covered. While this may be the case, understanding the extent of your coverage and your personal liability is the only guaranteed way to protect yourself against pot... 15970 2018-01-15T08:14:42.533 Winelands sales slower in 2017 but house price growth only wavered http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15969/Winelands-sales-slower-in-2017-but-house-price-growth-only-wavered.aspx Posted: 1/12/2018 2:46:07 PM<br/><br/>After an exceptionally good 2016 during which the Winelands residential market outperformed the national average by a considerable margin, 2017 was marked by a difficult winter which saw a notable slump in sales and demand.<br />After an exceptionally good 2016 during which the Winelands residential market outperformed the national average by a considerable margin, 2017 was marked by a difficult winter which saw a notable slump in sales and demand.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/772VDV-29%20Adj.jpg" a... 15969 2018-01-12T14:46:07.863 Useful tips to stage an outdoor space http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15967/Useful-tips-to-stage-an-outdoor-space.aspx Posted: 1/12/2018 10:29:50 AM<br/><br/>Small spaces can make a big impact. Irrespective of size, an aesthetically pleasing outdoor space can be a major selling point for prospective buyers. “Even if the outdoor area is small and only enough to sit and have a cup of coffee, it might just be the feature that makes the stand out from others in the neighbourhood,” says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br />Small spaces can make a big impact. Irrespective of size, an aesthetically pleasing outdoor space can be a major selling point for prospective buyers. “Even if the outdoor area is small and only enough to sit and have a cup of coffee, it might just be the feature that makes the stand out from others... 15967 2018-01-12T10:29:50.473 Are agents still needed in today's digital age? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15966/Are-agents-still-needed-in-today-s-digital-age-.aspx Posted: 1/12/2018 8:40:28 AM<br/><br/>The boom of the digital age has opened up many doors to the way we buy and sell property. In the past we used to pop out and pick up the latest copy of the property magazines available, today we switch on the PC or grab our smart phones as online property portals & Facebook has become the new ‘go-to’ for anything, including shopping for your new home from the comfort of your couch.<br /><em>(Article By Chantalle Bell)<br></em><br>The boom of the digital age has opened up many doors to the way we buy and sell property. In the past we used to pop out and pick up the latest copy of the property magazines available, today we switch on the PC or grab our smart phones as online property ... 15966 2018-01-12T08:40:28.723