MyProperty News Feed http://www.myproperty.co.za Clifton parking bay on sale for R990 000 http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15218/Clifton-parking-bay-on-sale-for-R990-000.aspx Posted: 7/21/2017 1:28:10 PM<br/><br/>Luxury homes in Clifton with big price tags aren't a surprise - but a parking bay which went on the market this week has raised eyebrows for its eye-watering sale price of R990 000. <br />Overlooking Clifton First Beach, the open parking bay numbered 93 is inconspicuous, and judging from the cars which surround it not much can be gauged about those who live at the luxury apartment block in Victoria Road.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/CliftonParking.jpg" alt=""... 15218 2017-07-21T13:28:10.65 'Superhome’ in plush Plettenberg Bay goes on sale for R80m http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15216/-Superhome’-in-plush-Plettenberg-Bay-goes-on-sale-for-R80m.aspx Posted: 7/21/2017 12:05:34 PM<br/><br/>In a town brimming with luxury real estate, it’s not easy to find one property that stands out from the rest, but the Villa Agusta in Plettenberg Bay really is in a class of its own.<br />In a town brimming with luxury real estate, it’s not easy to find one property that stands out from the rest, but the Villa Agusta in Plettenberg Bay really is in a class of its own.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/chaspletpal2.jpg" alt="" style=""><br>&nbsp;<br>So says John Fu... 15216 2017-07-21T12:05:34.067 How and why you should be helping your children get onto the property ladder http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15215/How-and-why-you-should-be-helping-your-children-get-onto-the-property-ladder.aspx Posted: 7/21/2017 10:15:23 AM<br/><br/>As parents, we all want the best for our children, and that means helping them make responsible life choices and plan for a secure future. One of the easiest ways to do this is to encourage sound, long term investments like property, but getting a foot onto that ladder can be daunting when you’re just starting out in the adult world.<br />As parents, we all want the best for our children, and that means helping them make responsible life choices and plan for a secure future. One of the easiest ways to do this is to encourage sound, long term investments like property, but getting a foot onto that ladder can be daunting when you’re ju... 15215 2017-07-21T10:15:23.99 How the interest rate cut will affect the property market http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15211/How-the-interest-rate-cut-will-affect-the-property-market.aspx Posted: 7/21/2017 7:49:29 AM<br/><br/>While the Reserve Bank had said it had come to an end of its hiking cycle, few would have predicted a cut in the rates this year. In fact, a cutting cycle was only expected in 2018 However, South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago, announced yesterday that the interest rate would decrease by 25 basis points, bringing the repo rate down to 6.75% and the prime rate down to 10.25%.<br />While the Reserve Bank had said it had come to an end of its hiking cycle, few would have predicted a cut in the rates this year. &nbsp;In fact, a cutting cycle was only expected in 2018 However, South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago, announced yesterday that the interest rate would d... 15211 2017-07-21T07:49:29.44 Repo rate: encouraging news for home buyers http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15208/Repo-rate--encouraging-news-for-home-buyers.aspx Posted: 7/20/2017 3:45:07 PM<br/><br/>Home buyers and those with mortgages will be encouraged by today’s announcement by the Monetary Policy Committee of a 25 basis point reduction in the repo rate, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.<br />Home buyers and those with mortgages will be encouraged by today’s announcement by the Monetary Policy Committee of a 25 basis point reduction in the repo rate, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.<br><br>“Consumers could use some positive news right now and thi... 15208 2017-07-20T15:45:07.753 5 Tips to Affordably Tune Up your Starter Home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15207/5-Tips-to-Affordably-Tune-Up-your-Starter-Home-.aspx Posted: 7/20/2017 12:55:11 PM<br/><br/>Whether you’ve taken that leap and put a deposit on your own place, or even if you’re still renting, these tips from Tile Africa Retail Displays Manager Liza Watermeyer will help you put a few finishing touches on the place where you go to get away from it all – to make it feel like a real home. <br />In the media, millennials are often treated like the proverbial younger sibling, mocked for their shortcomings (when exactly will Instagramming cappuccino get old?) and begrudged for how easy they have it, in comparison to their predecessors. &nbsp;<br><br>Yes, everyone under the age of 29 has heard... 15207 2017-07-20T12:55:11.02 Luxury Bedfordview home sold for record price of R30 million http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15206/Luxury-Bedfordview-home-sold-for-record-price-of-R30-million.aspx Posted: 7/20/2017 11:29:27 AM<br/><br/>Top end buyers in the luxury housing segment of the market are finding huge value in Bedfordview in Johannesburg, where Pam Golding Properties recently sold an upmarket residential property comprising a five bedroom five bathroom house plus a one bedroom, one bathroom cottage and staff quarters set on an erf of 1766sqm for a record price for the area of R30 million.<br />Top end buyers in the luxury housing segment of the market are finding huge value in Bedfordview in Johannesburg, where Pam Golding Properties recently sold an upmarket residential property comprising a five bedroom five bathroom house plus a one bedroom, one bathroom cottage and staff quarters set ... 15206 2017-07-20T11:29:27.353 Sea Point property market still on a upward curve http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15202/Sea-Point-property-market-still-on-a-upward-curve.aspx Posted: 7/20/2017 9:01:41 AM<br/><br/>When estate agents say “location, location, location”, while clichéd, this is definitely still a truth in many instances, particularly when talking about the property market in Sea Point, says Nelio Mendes, marketing manager at estate agency SAProperty.com. <br />When estate agents say “location, location, location”, while clichéd, this is definitely still a truth in many instances, particularly when talking about the property market in Sea Point, says Nelio Mendes, marketing manager at estate agency SAProperty.com.&nbsp;<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegra... 15202 2017-07-20T09:01:41.72 Is now the right time to upgrade to a bigger, better home? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15201/Is-now-the-right-time-to-upgrade-to-a-bigger,-better-home-.aspx Posted: 7/20/2017 7:36:29 AM<br/><br/>Economic problems such as those SA is currently experiencing are usually viewed as negatives for the real estate industry, but they often also spell “opportunity” for astute property buyers, says Shaun Rademeyer, chief executive of bond originator BetterBond (previously BetterLife Home Loans).<br />Economic problems such as those SA is currently experiencing are usually viewed as negatives for the real estate industry, but they often also spell “opportunity” for astute property buyers, says Shaun Rademeyer, chief executive of bond originator BetterBond (previously BetterLife Home Loans).<br><b... 15201 2017-07-20T07:36:29.477 The complexity of selling a sectional title property http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15200/The-complexity-of-selling-a-sectional-title-property.aspx Posted: 7/19/2017 1:12:47 PM<br/><br/>It's a natural assumption that selling a sectional title property will be easier than having bought it, but this is not necessarily the case.<br />It's a natural assumption that selling a sectional title property will be easier than having bought it, but this is not necessarily the case.<br><br>Selling a sectional title apartment has its own unique set of complex requirements, says Sandy Geffen of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty.<br>... 15200 2017-07-19T13:12:47.45 Sectional Title Advice: Recourse for owners needing "a breath of fresh air" http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15199/Sectional-Title-Advice--Recourse-for-owners-needing-"a-breath-of-fresh-air".aspx Posted: 7/19/2017 11:10:50 AM<br/><br/>Living in close proximity to neighbours, which is what sectional title living often is, can sometimes bring situations to the fore that might seem trivial to some, but might affect some more seriously than others think. <br />Living in close proximity to neighbours, which is what sectional title living often is, can sometimes bring situations to the fore that might seem trivial to some, but might affect some more seriously than others think.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>An example of those contentious issues where there are two ve... 15199 2017-07-19T11:10:50.55 The best coffee spots to grab a cuppa in your neighbourhood http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15198/The-best-coffee-spots-to-grab-a-cuppa-in-your-neighbourhood.aspx Posted: 7/19/2017 9:26:01 AM<br/><br/>Coffee culture is booming in South Africa and we have done the hard work of finding the best spots to grab your morning joe from the hippest hubs to the sleepiest ‘burbs - we’ve got you covered!<br />Coffee culture is booming in South Africa and we have done the hard work of finding the best spots to grab your morning joe from the hippest hubs to the sleepiest ‘burbs - we’ve got you covered!<br><br><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">Johannesburg</span></strong><br><br><strong>4th Ave Coffee ... 15198 2017-07-19T09:26:01.95 Can the property market in Cape Town survive a recession? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15192/Can-the-property-market-in-Cape-Town-survive-a-recession-.aspx Posted: 7/19/2017 7:38:37 AM<br/><br/>This decreased market activity will likely see many South African cities experiencing property price stagnation or even reduction, but Cape Town may prove to be the exception to the rule<br />Over the last month, the rand has plummeted from first to last place in the list of best performing emerging market currencies, and consumer and investor confidence levels have taken a serious knock. While it’s not yet certain whether this – and our new-found junk status – will trigger a full-blown ... 15192 2017-07-19T07:38:37.103 Sectional Title Advice: Simple "do's and don'ts" list can help trustees streamline their jobs http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15191/Sectional-Title-Advice--Simple-"do-s-and-don-ts"-list-can-help-trustees-streamline-their-jobs.aspx Posted: 7/18/2017 1:45:37 PM<br/><br/>Being elected as a trustee of a body corporate is often not welcomed by those nominated as it is seen as an onerous and time consuming job. The few who do take up these positions should be commended as they are taking on the management of something that could be seen as a multi-million rand business and a huge responsibility<br />Being elected as a trustee of a body corporate is often not welcomed by those nominated as it is seen as an onerous and time consuming job. The few who do take up these positions should be commended as they are taking on the management of something that could be seen as a multi-million rand business... 15191 2017-07-18T13:45:37.913 Tools that every home owner should have http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15190/Tools-that-every-home-owner-should-have.aspx Posted: 7/18/2017 11:24:32 AM<br/><br/>Becoming a homeowner is a milestone that many aspire to, however owning a property comes with a few additional responsibilities, like home maintenance. <br />Becoming a homeowner is a milestone that many aspire to, however owning a property comes with a few additional responsibilities, like home maintenance. <br><br>Why is maintaining a home so important? “For two reasons,” says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, “the... 15190 2017-07-18T11:24:32.14 Durban alive with urban growth & opportunities http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15189/Durban-alive-with-urban-growth---opportunities.aspx Posted: 7/18/2017 9:25:18 AM<br/><br/>With exciting renovations of some of the landmark buildings in the Durban CBD by property development companies a vibrant ’hipness’ is returning to the city centre, according to Michelle Burger, Pam Golding Properties area principal in Durban.<br />With exciting renovations of some of the landmark buildings in the Durban CBD by property development companies a vibrant ’hipness’ is returning to the city centre, according to Michelle Burger, Pam Golding Properties area principal in Durban.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Po... 15189 2017-07-18T09:25:18.137 Creditworthiness just as important for tenants http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15188/Creditworthiness-just-as-important-for-tenants.aspx Posted: 7/18/2017 7:51:01 AM<br/><br/>With economic uncertainty and the rising cost of living placing pressure on consumers, many have put their homeownership aspirations on the backburner and are opting to remain in the rental market for the meanwhile. As a result, demand in the rental market has continued to increase, making it more and more difficult for tenants to find a suitable rental property<br />In South Africa’s highly competitive rental market properties are in high demand and short supply. With economic uncertainty and the rising cost of living placing pressure on consumers, many have put their homeownership aspirations on the backburner and are opting to remain in the rental market for ... 15188 2017-07-18T07:51:01.16 It is important to keep a legacy file for your property http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15187/It-is-important-to-keep-a-legacy-file-for-your-property.aspx Posted: 7/17/2017 1:04:37 PM<br/><br/>If there is an after-hours emergency where the geyser has burst or a fallen tree has damaged the roof in a storm, and one has to find the insurance policy on the home, is it a safe place that is easily accessible? <br />If there is an after-hours emergency where the geyser has burst or a fallen tree has damaged the roof in a storm, and one has to find the insurance policy on the home, is it a safe place that is easily accessible?&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>Will the owners spend endless time hunting for the required documen... 15187 2017-07-17T13:04:37.57 Mid-range properties are popular in Langebaan http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15186/Mid-range-properties-are-popular-in-Langebaan.aspx Posted: 7/17/2017 10:42:30 AM<br/><br/>Over the past few years many owners have put their holiday homes on the market due to increasing financial pressure, contributing to a slump in the residential property markets of small coastal towns. Langebaan was no different but recently it seems that the area is experiencing an upswing.<br />Over the past few years many owners have put their holiday homes on the market due to increasing financial pressure, contributing to a slump in the residential property markets of small coastal towns. <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/western-cape/langebaan/99/" target="_blank">... 15186 2017-07-17T10:42:30.11 Cape Town commercial property investment strategy crucial for semigrants http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15184/Cape-Town-commercial-property-investment-strategy-crucial-for-semigrants.aspx Posted: 7/17/2017 9:25:15 AM<br/><br/>There’s no such thing as an inexpensive property investment mistake, but some markets are more equal than others and in South African commercial real estate, Cape Town is where ill-informed decisions are likely to exact the largest toll.<br />There’s no such thing as an inexpensive property investment mistake, but some markets are more equal than others and in South African commercial real estate, Cape Town is where ill-informed decisions are likely to exact the largest toll.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Waterfro... 15184 2017-07-17T09:25:15.59 The Club precinct in Pretoria nears completion http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15183/The-Club-precinct-in-Pretoria-nears-completion.aspx Posted: 7/17/2017 7:55:10 AM<br/><br/>Atterbury’s Pretoria precinct development, The Club, is revitalising an existing area with the vision of a quality lifestyle at the heart of the neighbourhood of Hazelwood and Waterkloof.<br />Atterbury’s Pretoria precinct development, The Club, is revitalising an existing area with the vision of a quality lifestyle at the heart of the neighbourhood of Hazelwood and Waterkloof.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/The-Club2-V3-BB-01.jpeg" alt="" style=""><br><br>When Pret... 15183 2017-07-17T07:55:10.567 Going on a last-minute trip these school holidays? What you need to think about http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15182/Going-on-a-last-minute-trip-these-school-holidays--What-you-need-to-think-about.aspx Posted: 7/14/2017 10:12:20 AM<br/><br/>have you considered whether your property is adequately insured while you are away, or what it will cost if it isn’t? Underinsurance can greatly affect your holiday plans, impacting you negatively for the rest of the year.<br />|Article by Riana Wiese, PSG’s Insure Adviser of the year, and Insurance Adviser at PSG Meesterplan<br><br>The middle-of-the-year school holidays are almost behind us, but for some may still include going away on a short road trip or travelling upcountry. If you’re on that journey, have you consider... 15182 2017-07-14T10:12:20.45 Should you install a solar panel? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15181/Should-you-install-a-solar-panel-.aspx Posted: 7/14/2017 8:54:29 AM<br/><br/>As residential electricity tariffs continue to increase and place financial pressure on South African households, many are looking at alternate power sources, such as solar panels, in an attempt to reduce their household electricity consumption.<br />As residential electricity tariffs continue to increase and place financial pressure on South African households, many are looking at alternate power sources, such as solar panels, in an attempt to reduce their household electricity consumption.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/... 15181 2017-07-14T08:54:29.84 Recent estimates of domestic residential property buying by foreigners http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15180/Recent-estimates-of-domestic-residential-property-buying-by-foreigners.aspx Posted: 7/14/2017 7:49:39 AM<br/><br/>Recently, there have been hints from our FNB Estate Agent Survey that foreigner demand for local residential properties may be declining.<br />| Article by John Loos - household and property sector strategist at FNB Home Loans.<br><br>Recently, there have been hints from our FNB Estate Agent Survey that foreigner demand for local residential properties may be declining.<br><br>In the survey, we ask the sample of agents surveyed (predominan... 15180 2017-07-14T07:49:39.993 Here’s why your home should always be ‘sale-ready’ http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15179/Here’s-why-your-home-should-always-be-‘sale-ready’.aspx Posted: 7/13/2017 12:36:02 PM<br/><br/>It may sound unnecessarily pessimistic, but in times of economic upheaval, one of the best precautions homeowners can take against financial disaster is to keep their property in sale-ready condition.<br />It may sound unnecessarily pessimistic, but in times of economic upheaval, one of the best precautions homeowners can take against financial disaster is to keep their property in sale-ready condition.<br>&nbsp;<br>That’s the word from Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet estate agency group, who notes: ... 15179 2017-07-13T12:36:02.907 How first-time buyers can pay no tax and get up to 44% more space http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15177/How-first-time-buyers-can-pay-no-tax-and-get-up-to-44--more-space.aspx Posted: 7/13/2017 11:03:03 AM<br/><br/>Buying a newly-built home has many attractions, but for most first-time homebuyers, saving tax is no longer one of them.<br />Buying a newly-built home has many attractions, but for most first-time homebuyers, saving tax is no longer one of them.<br>&nbsp;<br>For many years, one of the biggest incentives to buy off-plan or into newly completed developments has been the fact that the “price you see is the price you pay”, wi... 15177 2017-07-13T11:03:03.153 Winter is a good time to buy – and sell http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15176/Winter-is-a-good-time-to-buy-–-and-sell.aspx Posted: 7/13/2017 9:30:23 AM<br/><br/>Conventional wisdom says that winter is a bad time to market your home, but with fewer homes on the market there’s a good chance more buyers will be viewing yours.<br />Conventional wisdom says that winter is a bad time to market your home, but with fewer homes on the market there’s a good chance more buyers will be viewing yours.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/sell%20in%20winter%20Zwaanswyk%20R17.95m.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><em>This immacul... 15176 2017-07-13T09:30:23.723 How Sectional Title trustees can make themselves more ‘visible’ http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15174/How-Sectional-Title-trustees-can-make-themselves-more-‘visible’.aspx Posted: 7/13/2017 7:51:23 AM<br/><br/>Good trustees are the key to the smooth running of Sectional Title schemes, but many owners in these schemes don’t actually know what their trustees do, how to communicate with them or even who they are.<br />Good trustees are the key to the smooth running of Sectional Title schemes, but many owners in these schemes don’t actually know what their trustees do, how to communicate with them or even who they are.<br>&nbsp;<br>“It is unfortunate but many people who buy Sectional Title homes don’t show much in... 15174 2017-07-13T07:51:23.187 Vibrant Rosebank stimulates residential property markets http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15170/Vibrant-Rosebank-stimulates-residential-property-markets.aspx Posted: 7/12/2017 1:33:14 PM<br/><br/>Following its inclusion in the Gautrain route in 2011, infrastructure upgrades in the area, as well as considerable private and public sector investment, Rosebank has undergone a complete transformation.<br />Following its inclusion in the Gautrain route in 2011, infrastructure upgrades in the area, as well as considerable private and public sector investment, Rosebank has undergone a complete transformation.<br>&nbsp;<br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Pic%201%20Westcliff%20-%20R19%20mill... 15170 2017-07-12T13:33:14.77 Younger buyers are discovering Kommetjie http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15169/Younger-buyers-are-discovering-Kommetjie.aspx Posted: 7/12/2017 11:07:02 AM<br/><br/>An increasing number of young buyers are making their way to Kommetjie, a charming oceanside suburb on the west coast of the peninsula.<br />An increasing number of young buyers are making their way to Kommetjie, a charming oceanside suburb on the west coast of the peninsula.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/kommetjie%20house.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>This is according to Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty ... 15169 2017-07-12T11:07:02.9 The questions to ask when buying property http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15168/The-questions-to-ask-when-buying-property.aspx Posted: 7/12/2017 9:37:42 AM<br/><br/>When it comes to buying property, there are many questions purchasers have that come-up time and time again, as well as some questions that might not come up, but should.<br />| Article by Joel Harris, Branch Manager, Jawitz Properties Bedfordview<br>&nbsp;<br>When it comes to buying property, there are many questions purchasers have that come-up time and time again, as well as some questions that might not come up, but should. If you’re in the market to get in to the pro... 15168 2017-07-12T09:37:42.177 Sectional Title Advice: Common property use http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15167/Sectional-Title-Advice--Common-property-use-.aspx Posted: 7/12/2017 8:28:14 AM<br/><br/>Section 30 of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA) Regulations deals in-depth with the uses of sections and common property, and it can often be found that owners or tenants within sectional title schemes do not know what these regulations stipulate, and it is up to the body corporate to ensure that any infringements are dealt with timeously<br />Section 30 of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA) Regulations deals in-depth with the uses of sections and common property, and it can often be found that owners or tenants within sectional title schemes do not know what these regulations stipulate, and it is up to the body corporate ... 15167 2017-07-12T08:28:14.64 Barrow Properties introduces its latest development project, Waverly Office Park – Phase 2. http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15165/Barrow-Properties-introduces-its-latest-development-project,-Waverly-Office-Park-–-Phase-2-.aspx Posted: 7/11/2017 1:35:48 PM<br/><br/>Waverly Office Park is among the most visible developments in Johannesburg, acting as a prominent billboard space for its tenants’ businesses overlooking one of the city’s busiest highways.<br />Waverly Office Park is among the most visible developments in Johannesburg, acting as a prominent billboard space for its tenants’ businesses overlooking one of the city’s busiest highways.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/BRAMLEY_BUILDING%201%20-%20NORTH%20ELEVATION.jpg" alt=""... 15165 2017-07-11T13:35:48.203 The four don'ts of listing your home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15164/The-four-don-ts-of-listing-your-home.aspx Posted: 7/11/2017 10:56:57 AM<br/><br/>Just as most people require assistance when navigating the property purchasing process, the same can be said about those who find themselves listing their first property. <br />Just as most people require assistance when navigating the property purchasing process, the same can be said about those who find themselves listing their first property. <br><br>“There is a lot to consider,” says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, “which is why ... 15164 2017-07-11T10:56:57.227 Find your Goldilocks home: Not too small, not too costly but just right http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15162/Find-your-Goldilocks-home--Not-too-small,-not-too-costly-but-just-right--.aspx Posted: 7/11/2017 9:13:47 AM<br/><br/>Our lives change all the time, and what works for us today may not work tomorrow, which is why most people expect to move house several times in their life, from a modest flat or townhouse when they are starting out, to a second, third and even fourth home in the suburbs as their family – and status – grows, and then again to a smaller home or a cottage in a retirement village.<br />Our lives change all the time, and what works for us today may not work tomorrow, which is why most people expect to move house several times in their life, from a modest flat or townhouse when they are starting out, to a second, third and even fourth home in the suburbs as their family – and status... 15162 2017-07-11T09:13:47.71 Homeowner Association rules must be checked before purchase http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15160/Homeowner-Association-rules-must-be-checked-before-purchase.aspx Posted: 7/11/2017 7:36:16 AM<br/><br/>With security estates increasingly becoming sought after places in which to live, particularly where people are looking for the “safe” environment estates offer, it is important that purchasers be made aware of certain points before they decide on a particular estate, says Michael Bauer, managing director estate agency SAProperty.com.<br />With security estates increasingly becoming sought after places in which to live, particularly where people are looking for the “safe” environment estates offer, it is important that purchasers be made aware of certain points before they decide on a particular estate, says Michael Bauer, managing di... 15160 2017-07-11T07:36:16.483 Landlord is selling - what are my options? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15159/Landlord-is-selling---what-are-my-options-.aspx Posted: 7/10/2017 9:44:57 AM<br/><br/>If a landlord decides that they would like to sell their rental property, do tenants have to move out? <br />If a landlord decides that they would like to sell their rental property, do tenants have to move out? According to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, the law does not prevent a homeowner from selling their property while it is being rented out to a third party. ... 15159 2017-07-10T09:44:57.567 Top Tips For Selling Your Home in Winter http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15158/Top-Tips-For-Selling-Your-Home-in-Winter.aspx Posted: 7/10/2017 7:27:59 AM<br/><br/>Think winter is a bad time to market a property? Think again. With fewer homes on the market, buyers sense a stock shortage, and this is always to a seller’s advantage.<br />Think winter is a bad time to market a property? Think again. With fewer homes on the market, buyers sense a stock shortage, and this is always to a seller’s advantage.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/fireplacehome%20high%20res.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>It’s a mistake to dis... 15158 2017-07-10T07:27:59.487 Stick to your sole mandate and sell faster http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15154/Stick-to-your-sole-mandate-and-sell-faster.aspx Posted: 7/7/2017 12:48:53 PM<br/><br/>There’s an old saying about how unwise it is to change horses in midstream, and it certainly applies when you are trying to sell your home and have already awarded a sole mandate to a top agent.<br />There’s an old saying about how unwise it is to change horses in midstream, and it certainly applies when you are trying to sell your home and have already awarded a sole mandate to a top agent.<br><br>“Once you have decided to sell, it is only natural to want to find a buyer and ‘get across the riv... 15154 2017-07-07T12:48:53.703 The 8 minute building - for when you need a building quickly http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15153/The-8-minute-building---for-when-you-need-a-building-quickly.aspx Posted: 7/7/2017 10:53:47 AM<br/><br/>Ten Fold has designed a self-deploying structure that gives you a completed building in 8 minutes! <br /><a href="https://www.tenfoldengineering.com/" target="_blank">Ten Fold Engineering</a> has designed a self-deploying structure that gives you a completed building in 8 minutes!&nbsp;<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/TenFold.jpg" alt="" style=""><br>| image via ten fold<br><br>In... 15153 2017-07-07T10:53:47.073 Slight downshift in Atlantic Seaboard apartment sales http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15152/Slight-downshift-in-Atlantic-Seaboard-apartment-sales.aspx Posted: 7/7/2017 9:06:00 AM<br/><br/>Accurately priced apartments in Atlantic Seaboard suburbs close to the Cape Town city centre are still selling, but the market by volume has slowed since March.<br />Accurately priced apartments in Atlantic Seaboard suburbs close to the <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/western-cape/cape-town/city-bowl/1654" target="_blank">Cape Town city centre</a> are still selling, but the market by volume has slowed since March.<br><br><img src="https://... 15152 2017-07-07T09:06:00.083 The ultimate moving checklist http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15151/The-ultimate-moving-checklist.aspx Posted: 7/7/2017 7:47:50 AM<br/><br/>The very idea of moving house strikes fear in the hearts of most people for very good reason; it is rated as one of life’s most stressful activities, and even if you are moving from a shack to a mansion, packing up your worldly possessions and transplanting your family is a huge upheaval.<br />The very idea of moving house strikes fear in the hearts of most people for very good reason; it is rated as one of life’s most stressful activities, and even if you are moving from a shack to a mansion, packing up your worldly possessions and transplanting your family is a huge upheaval.<br><br>But... 15151 2017-07-07T07:47:50.697 Cape Town - Apartment Hunting http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15150/Cape-Town---Apartment-Hunting.aspx Posted: 7/6/2017 11:47:57 AM<br/><br/>Table Mountain, Lions Head and Signal Hill are beacons cradling the Mother City's centre and some neighbourhoods enjoy ocean views or easy access to forest hikes - it truly is a city that has it all! We take a look at some of the latest apartment listings in Cape Town.<br />Table Mountain, Lions Head and Signal Hill are beacons cradling the Mother City's centre and some neighbourhoods enjoy ocean views or easy access to forest hikes - it truly is a city that has it all! We take a look at some of the latest apartment listings in Cape Town.<br><br><div class="canva-embed... 15150 2017-07-06T11:47:57.973 House hunting: How to get over the one that got away http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15149/House-hunting--How-to-get-over-the-one-that-got-away.aspx Posted: 7/6/2017 11:33:07 AM<br/><br/>Whether it’s a more attractive offer from a competing buyer or a seller that changes their mind and decides to stay – the once sure deal falls through. What now? How do you recover?<br />You finally find the ideal home that you have been looking for, complete with all the features you have always wanted, from the right kind of countertops to the right size garden and everything in between. You envisage all the good times you are going to have in your new home while signing an offer ... 15149 2017-07-06T11:33:07.013 Dealing with non-payment of rent? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15147/Dealing-with-non-payment-of-rent-.aspx Posted: 7/6/2017 8:59:59 AM<br/><br/>Non-payment of rent is a breach of the rental contract. This is how landlords and tenants should approach the issue.<br />Non-payment of rent is a breach of the rental contract. This is how landlords and tenants should approach the issue.<br><br>In the residential rental space, there are often stories of landlords locking tenants out for non-payment of rent or electricity. With regards to the law, landlords and letting... 15147 2017-07-06T08:59:59.887 Sectional title rules and knowing the difference between them http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15146/Sectional-title-rules-and-knowing-the-difference-between-them.aspx Posted: 7/6/2017 7:41:26 AM<br/><br/>Sectional title schemes are governed by two main sets of rules, management rules and conduct rules, which are used in conjunction with each other, says Mandi Hanekom, operations manager for sectional title finance company Propell.<br />Sectional title schemes are governed by two main sets of rules, management rules and conduct rules, which are used in conjunction with each other, says Mandi Hanekom, operations manager for sectional title finance company Propell.<br>&nbsp;<br>The management rules cover the way in which the sectiona... 15146 2017-07-06T07:41:26.667 National Housing Report - Q2 2017 http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15145/National-Housing-Report---Q2-2017.aspx Posted: 7/5/2017 12:51:09 PM<br/><br/>Deeds Office statistics reveal that in the second quarter of this year, 35 637 bonds were registered, with an average bond amount of approximately R1 033 000. <br />Deeds Office statistics reveal that in the second quarter of this year, 35 637 bonds were registered, with an average bond amount of approximately R1 033 000. The number of bonds registered increased by 549, while the average bond amount increased by R6 000 when compared with last quarter's figures.... 15145 2017-07-05T12:51:09.797 Property Code now binding http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15144/Property-Code-now-binding.aspx Posted: 7/5/2017 11:04:27 AM<br/><br/>Trade and industry minister, Rob Davies, said yesterday that the Amended Property Sector Code had become binding on entities and organisations operating in the property sector.<br />Trade and industry minister, Rob Davies, said yesterday that the Amended Property Sector Code had become binding on entities and organisations operating in the property sector.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Rob%20Davies%20-%20Property%20Code.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>Davie... 15144 2017-07-05T11:04:27.2 Century City is an integral part of Cape Town’s property scene http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15143/Century-City-is-an-integral-part-of-Cape-Town’s-property-scene.aspx Posted: 7/5/2017 9:18:59 AM<br/><br/>An unusable wasteland – a marshy piece of ground. Most property developers wouldn’t look at it twice. But that’s the site of what’s now Century City in Cape Town. It’s taken visionaries to see the potential.<br />An unusable wasteland – a marshy piece of ground. Most property developers wouldn’t look at it twice. But that’s the site of what’s now Century City in Cape Town. It’s taken visionaries to see the potential.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Century%20City%20aerial%20view.jpg" al... 15143 2017-07-05T09:18:59.567 Sectional Title Advice: Renovations and Alterations http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15141/Sectional-Title-Advice--Renovations-and-Alterations.aspx Posted: 7/5/2017 7:56:46 AM<br/><br/>There are often cases, particularly in older sectional title blocks, where units will need modernising or upgrading in some way or another. This will usually be addressed when a unit is sold and the buyer decides to make changes to suit his own tastes and living requirements.<br />There are often cases, particularly in older sectional title blocks, where units will need modernising or upgrading in some way or another. &nbsp;This will usually be addressed when a unit is sold and the buyer decides to make changes to suit his own tastes and living requirements.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<b... 15141 2017-07-05T07:56:46.95