MyProperty News Feed http://www.myproperty.co.za Asrin's Royale on Main development set to sell out http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14914/Asrin-s-Royale-on-Main-development-set-to-sell-out.aspx Posted: 5/24/2017 12:19:52 PM<br/><br/>Asrin Property Developers’ luxury apartment development in Tokai is sure to sell out quickly because of its central location and very competitive pricing, says Asrin’s marketing executive Rehana Moosa. <br />Asrin Property Developers’ luxury apartment development in Tokai is sure to sell out quickly because of its central location and very competitive pricing, says Asrin’s marketing executive Rehana Moosa.&nbsp;<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Royale%20on%20Main%20Asrin.jpg" alt=""... 14914 2017-05-24T12:19:52.717 Art Deco commercial building sold in heart of Cape Town to undergo refurbishment http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14913/Art-Deco-commercial-building-sold-in-heart-of-Cape-Town-to-undergo-refurbishment.aspx Posted: 5/24/2017 10:33:56 AM<br/><br/>An iconic, landmark Art Deco building, 50 on Long Street in the heart of Cape Town CBD, which was recently sold for R37 million in a transaction brokered by Annenberg Property Group, is to undergo a complete interior refurbishment.<br />An iconic, landmark Art Deco building, 50 on Long Street in the heart of Cape Town CBD, which was recently sold for R37 million in a transaction brokered by Annenberg Property Group, is to undergo a complete interior refurbishment.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/50%20on%20Long... 14913 2017-05-24T10:33:56.54 The Landlord’s Guide to Finding a Great Property Manager http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14912/The-Landlord’s-Guide-to-Finding-a-Great-Property-Manager.aspx Posted: 5/24/2017 9:29:47 AM<br/><br/>Consider the following scenario: an ideal investment property is on the market for sale: a three bedroom, two bath, sectional title apartment in a security complex that is clean and in no need of repair. It is located in a good neighbourhood, close to a number of reputable schools and has proximity to the main arterial routes. It should sell like hotcakes. The only problem is that the property has a bad tenant in it who is two months in rental arrears. What can be done?<br />Consider the following scenario: an ideal investment property is on the market for sale: a three bedroom, two bath, sectional title apartment in a security complex that is clean and in no need of repair. It is located in a good neighbourhood, close to a number of reputable schools and has proximity ... 14912 2017-05-24T09:29:47.987 Quorum requirements according to the STSMA http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14909/Quorum-requirements-according-to-the-STSMA.aspx Posted: 5/24/2017 7:52:09 AM<br/><br/>When an annual general meeting (AGM) or special general meeting (SGM) is held in a sectional title scheme, there are certain guidelines that must be followed in order to meet the criteria as set out in the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act, which differ from the way the quorum was calculated in the past<br />When an annual general meeting (AGM) or special general meeting (SGM) is held in a sectional title scheme, there are certain guidelines that must be followed in order to meet the criteria as set out in the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act, which differ from the way the quorum was calculated in... 14909 2017-05-24T07:52:09.83 Essential questions for buyers to ask their estate agents http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14907/Essential-questions-for-buyers-to-ask-their-estate-agents.aspx Posted: 5/23/2017 11:27:55 AM<br/><br/>While an estate agent typically represents a seller in any residential property transaction, they also act as a liaison between the buyer and seller and work closely with buyers to find them a suitable property and navigate the finance process among other services.<br />While an estate agent typically represents a seller in any residential property transaction, they also act as a liaison between the buyer and seller and work closely with buyers to find them a suitable property and navigate the finance process among other services.<br><br>Debbie Justus-Ferns, divisi... 14907 2017-05-23T11:27:55.063 Bryanston’s growing sectional title sector driving the suburb’s market http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14903/Bryanston’s-growing-sectional-title-sector-driving-the-suburb’s-market.aspx Posted: 5/23/2017 9:26:34 AM<br/><br/>For decades, upmarket Bryanston in northern Johannesburg was a quiet haven of small-holdings and expansive homes on large plots spread along leafy, tree-lined streets, but rampant densification in recent years has radically transformed the landscape and pushed the sectional title sector to 43% of residential property in the suburb.<br />For decades, <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/gauteng/sandton/bryanston/1219" target="_blank">upmarket Bryanston in northern Johannesburg</a> was a quiet haven of small-holdings and expansive homes on large plots spread along leafy, tree-lined streets, but rampant densification... 14903 2017-05-23T09:26:34.977 Are you covered for winter? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14902/Are-you-covered-for-winter-.aspx Posted: 5/23/2017 7:32:04 AM<br/><br/>Winter seems to have arrived throughout most of South Africa – a time of roaring fireplaces and gas heaters. In some parts of the country, a wet winter can be expected, and in others freezing cold and dry conditions can affect water pipes. <br />| Article by Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution, PSG Insure<br>&nbsp;<br>Winter seems to have arrived throughout most of South Africa – a time of roaring fireplaces and gas heaters. In some parts of the country, a wet winter can be expected, and in others freezing cold and dry conditions... 14902 2017-05-23T07:32:04.257 Fittings and fixtures: what buyers should ask http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14897/Fittings-and-fixtures--what-buyers-should-ask.aspx Posted: 5/22/2017 1:11:48 PM<br/><br/>There are some features of a home that might not be left behind and are not permanent fittings or fixtures, so it is best to ask for a list of items that remain or mention items of interest before signing the Offer to Purchase<br />When buyers view a property it will in all likelihood be fully furnished and have all the current owner’s belongings still in situ. There are some features of a home that might not be left behind and are not permanent fittings or fixtures, so it is best to ask for a list of items that remain or ment... 14897 2017-05-22T13:11:48.82 Italy is ‘giving away’ historic buildings for free http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14896/Italy-is-‘giving-away’-historic-buildings-for-free.aspx Posted: 5/22/2017 11:21:17 AM<br/><br/>More than a 100 historic buildings - including castles, houses, and towers, are being given away in an attempt to boost ‘slow tourism’ by attracting visitors away from the overcrowded city centres. <br />More than a 100 historic buildings - including castles, houses, and towers, are being given away in an attempt to boost ‘slow tourism’ by attracting visitors away from the overcrowded city centres.&nbsp;<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Italy1.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><em>One of... 14896 2017-05-22T11:21:17.123 Midrand residential property market continues to boil http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14895/Midrand-residential-property-market-continues-to-boil.aspx Posted: 5/22/2017 9:41:51 AM<br/><br/>While house price growth in Gauteng has shown tentative signs of recovery in the last 12 months, the residential property market in the greater Midrand region has, in terms of demand, steadily continued its upward trajectory on the back of rapid development in the area.<br />While house price growth in Gauteng has shown tentative signs of recovery in the last 12 months, the residential property market in the <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/gauteng/midrand/29/" target="_blank">greater Midrand region</a> has, in terms of demand, steadily continued i... 14895 2017-05-22T09:41:51.98 Location rules – why your neighbourhood is as important as your house http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14894/Location-rules-–-why-your-neighbourhood-is-as-important-as-your-house.aspx Posted: 5/22/2017 7:48:50 AM<br/><br/>It’s very seldom that anyone searching for a new home falls in love with the first property they see, so when you do finally find that perfect space, succumbing to the emotional attachment can cloud your judgement and result in a costly mistake.<br />It’s very seldom that anyone searching for a new home falls in love with the first property they see, so when you do finally find that perfect space, succumbing to the emotional attachment can cloud your judgement and result in a costly mistake.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/... 14894 2017-05-22T07:48:50.033 Old versus new? What is the best? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14892/Old-versus-new--What-is-the-best-.aspx Posted: 5/19/2017 1:15:52 PM<br/><br/>One of the many decisions to make when it comes to buying an apartment is deciding between an older, established development or a newly built one. <br />One of the many decisions to make when it comes to buying an apartment is deciding between an older, established development or a newly built one. Broker Manager of RE/MAX Central, Cameron Jansen, says that to make an informed decision, buyers will need to look at the pros and cons of each option an... 14892 2017-05-19T13:15:52.867 Top property and design trends for SA in 2017 http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14891/Top-property-and-design-trends-for-SA-in-2017.aspx Posted: 5/19/2017 11:34:00 AM<br/><br/>This year, architects and interior designers around the world are saying goodbye to intricate and fussy details and are putting glitz and glam on the back burner in favour of a more down-to-earth, natural aesthetic. <br />This year, architects and interior designers around the world are saying goodbye to intricate and fussy details and are putting glitz and glam on the back burner in favour of a more down-to-earth, natural aesthetic.&nbsp;<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_469237508.j... 14891 2017-05-19T11:34:00.1 Trendy Killarney apartment living more popular than ever http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14890/Trendy-Killarney-apartment-living-more-popular-than-ever.aspx Posted: 5/19/2017 9:29:06 AM<br/><br/>Killarney, one of Johannesburg’s original apartment suburbs where development commenced from the early 1920s, offers residents a convenient and charming lifestyle steeped in a rich architectural history. Close on a century later, the area is attracting a varied range of younger professionals and business people. <br /><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/gauteng/johannesburg/killarney/584" target="_blank">Killarney, one of Johannesburg’s original apartment suburbs</a> where development commenced from the early 1920s, offers residents a convenient and charming lifestyle steeped in a rich architec... 14890 2017-05-19T09:29:06.45 Costs to consider when investing in property http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14887/Costs-to-consider-when-investing-in-property.aspx Posted: 5/19/2017 7:58:05 AM<br/><br/>Purchasing an investment property can offer great financial rewards over the long term. However, it is important to bear in mind that when buying an investment home there is more to consider financially than just the purchase price. <br />Purchasing an investment property can offer great financial rewards over the long term. However, it is important to bear in mind that when buying an investment home there is more to consider financially than just the purchase price. <br><br>Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adr... 14887 2017-05-19T07:58:05.253 Tame your garage clutter before the winter http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14886/Tame-your-garage-clutter-before-the-winter.aspx Posted: 5/18/2017 12:19:58 PM<br/><br/>Is your expensive vehicle currently “homeless” – left outside at night, exposed to the elements and possibly also the eyes of thieves? Does it have to live in the carport or on the driveway because your garage is too full of “stuff” to park it there? <br />Is your expensive vehicle currently “homeless” – left outside at night, exposed to the elements and possibly also the eyes of thieves? Does it have to live in the carport or on the driveway because your garage is too full of “stuff” to park it there?&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>The trouble with garages, note... 14886 2017-05-18T12:19:58.153 Love your neighbourhood: Parks to explore http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14885/Love-your-neighbourhood--Parks-to-explore.aspx Posted: 5/18/2017 11:00:15 AM<br/><br/>Autumn is a great time to explore your local parks and we take a look at some of the best parks in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria to visit before it gets too cold!<br />Autumn is a great time to explore your local parks and we take a look at some of the best parks in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria to visit before it gets too cold!<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Parks%20-%20Johannesburg.png" alt="" style=""><br><br><strong>Delta ... 14885 2017-05-18T11:00:15.173 Residential survey reveals Cape Town's central city mix http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14877/Residential-survey-reveals-Cape-Town-s-central-city-mix.aspx Posted: 5/18/2017 8:59:51 AM<br/><br/>There’s no doubt: Cape Town is following the trend set by international downtowns where millennials seem to be occupying the lion’s share of residential stock.<br />There’s no doubt: Cape Town is following the trend set by international downtowns where millennials seem to be occupying the lion’s share of residential stock.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/16%20on%20Bree%20Scene%2007%20_%20Living%20Room%20-%20MR.jpg" alt="" style=""><br>&nbs... 14877 2017-05-18T08:59:51.34 Get approval before building http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14876/Get-approval-before-building.aspx Posted: 5/18/2017 7:39:46 AM<br/><br/>Building from scratch or adding on to an existing property can give homeowners the opportunity to own the home they truly want, but they need to ensure that the correct procedures are followed before breaking ground. <br />Building from scratch or adding on to an existing property can give homeowners the opportunity to own the home they truly want, but they need to ensure that the correct procedures are followed before breaking ground. <br><br>This is according to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of... 14876 2017-05-18T07:39:46.287 Sellers, Budget for Advance Municipal Rates Payments http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14873/Sellers,-Budget-for-Advance-Municipal-Rates-Payments.aspx Posted: 5/17/2017 12:49:22 PM<br/><br/>When it comes to selling a property many home owners know that they need to budget for the inspections and fees necessary to obtain the various Certificates of Compliance; the ones applicable in most provinces being for electrical wiring etc., electric fences and gas. In Cape Town sellers also need certificates for beetles and water installations.<br />When it comes to selling a property many home owners know that they need to budget for the inspections and fees necessary to obtain the various Certificates of Compliance; the ones applicable in most provinces being for electrical wiring etc., electric fences and gas. In Cape Town sellers also need ... 14873 2017-05-17T12:49:22.053 Top safety tips for home viewing and show days http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14872/Top-safety-tips-for-home-viewing-and-show-days.aspx Posted: 5/17/2017 9:47:45 AM<br/><br/>Most sellers put a lot of time and effort into getting their homes ready for viewings and show days, but they also need to think about how to keep themselves and their belongings safe while the property is open to the public.<br />Most sellers put a lot of time and effort into getting their homes ready for viewings and show days, but they also need to think about how to keep themselves and their belongings safe while the property is open to the public.<br>&nbsp;<br>That’s the advice of Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet estate ... 14872 2017-05-17T09:47:45.883 Insure your own belongings, even if you are renting http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14868/Insure-your-own-belongings,-even-if-you-are-renting.aspx Posted: 5/17/2017 7:42:33 AM<br/><br/>Fires in several high-rise residential buildings recently have highlighted the fact that even when you are renting a home, you still need to insure your own belongings – like furniture, clothes, jewellery and computers – against loss in the event of crime or disaster<br />Fires in several high-rise residential buildings recently have highlighted the fact that even when you are renting a home, you still need to insure your own belongings – like furniture, clothes, jewellery and computers – against loss in the event of crime or disaster<br>&nbsp;<br>“In managing thousa... 14868 2017-05-17T07:42:33.293 The type of mandate given to an agent could impact the marketability of a home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14867/The-type-of-mandate-given-to-an-agent-could-impact-the-marketability-of-a-home.aspx Posted: 5/16/2017 12:40:39 PM<br/><br/>When deciding to sell one’s property, it is very important to consider carefully the type of mandate given to the agent as well as the agent himself. <br />When deciding to sell one’s property, it is very important to consider carefully the type of mandate given to the agent as well as the agent himself. &nbsp;<br><br>Apart from selling a home quickly and efficiently at the best possible price, a seller should be assured that he will get the proper ser... 14867 2017-05-16T12:40:39.383 Understanding affordable real estate opportunities - spotlight on the Western Cape http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14863/Understanding-affordable-real-estate-opportunities---spotlight-on-the-Western-Cape.aspx Posted: 5/16/2017 10:52:31 AM<br/><br/>The property industry in the Western Cape is not yet clear on the concept of what could be deemed to be affordable in terms of residential property, and the opportunities available to developers in this market. This according to Deon van Zyl, chairperson of the Western Cape Property Developers Forum (WCPDF).<br />The property industry in the Western Cape is not yet clear on the concept of what could be deemed to be affordable in terms of residential property, and the opportunities available to developers in this market. This according to Deon van Zyl, chairperson of the Western Cape Property Developers Forum... 14863 2017-05-16T10:52:31.973 Buyers and Sellers: The benefits of working with a professional real estate agent http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14862/Buyers-and-Sellers--The-benefits-of-working-with-a-professional-real-estate-agent.aspx Posted: 5/16/2017 9:01:04 AM<br/><br/>While current technology means that consumers can access a wealth of information with one click of their mouse, when it comes to buying and selling residential property, the assistance of a professional real estate agent can be invaluable.<br />While current technology means that consumers can access a wealth of information with one click of their mouse, when it comes to buying and selling residential property, the assistance of a professional real estate agent can be invaluable. This is according to Debbie Justus-Ferns, divisional manager... 14862 2017-05-16T09:01:04.19 Voting procedures at sectional title meetings changed http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14857/Voting-procedures-at-sectional-title-meetings-changed.aspx Posted: 5/16/2017 7:33:57 AM<br/><br/>Prior to the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act coming into effect, the voting process at either annual or special general meetings was a show of hands by members or a ballot paper if it was requested, but now the process has become more structured and if trustees and members follow the necessary guidelines, decision taking and recording of such should not necessarily become a time-consuming event<br />Prior to the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act coming into effect, the voting process at either annual or special general meetings was a show of hands by members or a ballot paper if it was requested, but now the process has become more structured and if trustees and members follow the necessar... 14857 2017-05-16T07:33:57.943 Asrin launch Cedar Place development in Grassy Park http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14851/Asrin-launch-Cedar-Place-development-in-Grassy-Park.aspx Posted: 5/15/2017 12:13:07 PM<br/><br/>Mid-May sees Asrin Property Developers celebrating the launch of a new housing development in a prime central location in Grassy Park. <br />Mid-May sees Asrin Property Developers celebrating the launch of a new housing development in a prime central location in Grassy Park.&nbsp;<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/17-04-03_Cedar%20Place_Street%20View_No%20Trees_HD%205000px.jpg" alt="" style=""><br>&nbsp;<br>To be call... 14851 2017-05-15T12:13:07.13 Strong residential rental demand in Rosebank continues unabated http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14850/Strong-residential-rental-demand-in-Rosebank-continues-unabated.aspx Posted: 5/15/2017 10:46:07 AM<br/><br/>The demand for residential rental accommodation in central Rosebank is currently outstripping supply. This is according to Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop, who notes that this umatched demand is for both short and long stay leases as well as furnished and unfurnished apartments.<br />The demand for residential rental accommodation in central Rosebank is currently outstripping supply. This is according to Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop, who notes that this umatched demand is for both short and long stay leases as well as furnished and unfurnished apartments.<br><br>“As a result, re... 14850 2017-05-15T10:46:07.143 Smaller properties yield great investments http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14849/Smaller-properties-yield-great-investments.aspx Posted: 5/15/2017 8:55:37 AM<br/><br/>Prospective investors disheartened by the price of properties in South Africa at present may be interested to learn that smaller and more affordable properties are almost invariably the highest performers. <br />Prospective investors disheartened by the price of properties in South Africa at present may be interested to learn that smaller and more affordable properties are almost invariably the highest performers.&nbsp;<br><br>In fact, the latest statistics released by FNB show that affordable properties in... 14849 2017-05-15T08:55:37.663 What constitutes a breach of contract when it comes to property purchases? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14848/What-constitutes-a-breach-of-contract-when-it-comes-to-property-purchases--.aspx Posted: 5/15/2017 7:29:01 AM<br/><br/>When a transfer of a property is to take place, it is through the Offer to Purchase (OTP) (or Sale Agreement), which has to be in writing, that all the conditions of the sale are named and made binding<br />Immovable property transfers are governed by South African legislation (the Land Alienation Act soon to be replaced by the Property Transactions Bill) to protect all the parties involved. When a transfer of a property is to take place, it is through the Offer to Purchase (OTP) (or Sale Agreement), w... 14848 2017-05-15T07:29:01.86 Africa’s first residential development to receive EDGE final certification http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14847/Africa’s-first-residential-development-to-receive-EDGE-final-certification.aspx Posted: 5/12/2017 12:57:05 PM<br/><br/>Fourleaf Estate in Parsonsvlei, Port Elizabeth is the first residential development in South Africa to be EDGE certified by the GBCSA.<br />Fourleaf Estate in Parsonsvlei, <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/eastern-cape/port-elizabeth/179/" target="_blank">Port Elizabeth</a> is the first residential development in South Africa to be EDGE certified by the GBCSA.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Fo... 14847 2017-05-12T12:57:05.95 Simbithi Eco Estate - An acre of paradise http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14846/Simbithi-Eco-Estate---An-acre-of-paradise.aspx Posted: 5/12/2017 11:03:08 AM<br/><br/>Well-known for its amazing fauna and flora, Simbithi Eco Estate is considered by many to be the leading premiere residential estate on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Within proximity to every amenity one could wish for, the estate offers residents secure living, convenience and a unique lifestyle offering.<br />Well-known for its amazing fauna and flora, Simbithi Eco Estate is considered by many to be the leading premiere residential estate on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Within proximity to every amenity one could wish for, the estate offers residents secure living, convenience and a unique lifestyle... 14846 2017-05-12T11:03:08.063 Making your patio a space for all seasons http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14845/Making-your-patio-a-space-for-all-seasons.aspx Posted: 5/12/2017 8:53:40 AM<br/><br/>No South African home is complete without a patio - we take a look at some tips and tricks to turn your patio into a space for all seasons with the the help of the property experts at Engel & Völkers Southern Africa<br />A patio is an outdoor space used for dining or recreation that generally bridges the gap between the inside and outside of your home. The patio will become a space dedicated to fun and quality family time, the focal point of living for adults and kids. “Outdoor spaces like patios are becoming an ext... 14845 2017-05-12T08:53:40.87 Western Cape strongest of major regions, despite house price growth tapering http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14843/Western-Cape-strongest-of-major-regions,-despite-house-price-growth-tapering.aspx Posted: 5/12/2017 7:38:13 AM<br/><br/>Examining the FNB House Price Indices for the country’s major regions, slowing price growth in the country’s recent star performing region, the Western Cape, continued in the first quarter of 2017.<br />|Article by John Loos - household and property sector strategist at FNB Home Loans<br><br>Examining the FNB House Price Indices for the country’s major regions, slowing price growth in the country’s recent star performing region, the Western Cape, continued in the first quarter of 2017.<br><br>The y... 14843 2017-05-12T07:38:13.913 Sectional title fuels market in exclusive Atlantic Seaboard suburbs http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14841/Sectional-title-fuels-market-in-exclusive-Atlantic-Seaboard-suburbs.aspx Posted: 5/11/2017 1:51:31 PM<br/><br/>Densification and development continue to hallmark the residential sales landscape in exclusive Atlantic Seaboard neighbours Bantry Bay and Fresnaye, with demand for property in the GR4 zoned areas and older houses that can be demolished yet to wane in the face of the teetering national economy.<br />Densification and development continue to hallmark the residential sales landscape in exclusive Atlantic Seaboard neighbours Bantry Bay and Fresnaye, with demand for property in the GR4 zoned areas and older houses that can be demolished yet to wane in the face of the teetering national economy.<br>... 14841 2017-05-11T13:51:31.833 In uncertain times property remains a real, tangible asset http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14840/In-uncertain-times-property-remains-a-real,-tangible-asset.aspx Posted: 5/11/2017 11:24:09 AM<br/><br/>Property is often included in an investment portfolio as it has a low correlation with other assets like bonds and equities and thus diversifies the risk in a portfolio.<br />Property is often included in an investment portfolio as it has a low correlation with other assets like bonds and equities and thus diversifies the risk in a portfolio.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/La%20Lucia%20R19.995m%20for%20sale.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><em>Situated in ... 14840 2017-05-11T11:24:09.113 How to make a successful move to the country http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14839/How-to-make-a-successful-move-to-the-country.aspx Posted: 5/11/2017 8:51:51 AM<br/><br/>Many people dream of leaving the city and “downshifting” to a quieter life somewhere in the country or at the coast – but this is not a move to be made on the spur of the moment, says Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet estate agency group.<br />Many people dream of leaving the city and “downshifting” to a quieter life somewhere in the country or at the coast – but this is not a move to be made on the spur of the moment, says Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet estate agency group.<br>&nbsp;<br>“For example, the technology that means you are n... 14839 2017-05-11T08:51:51.82 Sellers - how to determine an asking price http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14838/Sellers---how-to-determine-an-asking-price.aspx Posted: 5/11/2017 7:31:01 AM<br/><br/>With a mass of information at their fingertips, buyers who are seriously looking at properties to purchase will soon become very knowledgeable about what they can get within their price range. <br />With a mass of information at their fingertips, buyers who are seriously looking at properties to purchase will soon become very knowledgeable about what they can get within their price range. For this reason, it is ever more important that sellers set the correct asking price when placing their hom... 14838 2017-05-11T07:31:01.817 Understanding the role of the Rental Housing Tribunal http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14833/Understanding-the-role-of-the-Rental-Housing-Tribunal.aspx Posted: 5/10/2017 11:25:52 AM<br/><br/>Established during 2001, the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) assists in resolving disputes that arise between landlords and tenants. Made up of members with housing management, development and rental housing experience, who have been appointed by the Provincial Minister of Housing, the RHT is also tasked with implementing the Rental Housing Act.<br />Established during 2001, the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) assists in resolving disputes that arise between landlords and tenants. Made up of members with housing management, development and rental housing experience, who have been appointed by the Provincial Minister of Housing, the RHT is also tas... 14833 2017-05-10T11:25:52.437 Growing interest in tourism and accommodation establishments in the Karoo http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14828/Growing-interest-in-tourism-and-accommodation-establishments-in-the-Karoo.aspx Posted: 5/10/2017 9:12:16 AM<br/><br/>Increasingly, the Karoo is seen a compelling and exciting tourism destination by the many travellers and visitors who explore the vast open spaces and myriad of towns that comprise this broad-spread and varied region.<br />Increasingly, the Karoo is seen a compelling and exciting tourism destination by the many travellers and visitors who explore the vast open spaces and myriad of towns that comprise this broad-spread and varied region.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Prince%20Albert%20R9.3m%20gu... 14828 2017-05-10T09:12:16.64 Property price growth slows as economy waivers http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14827/Property-price-growth-slows-as-economy-waivers.aspx Posted: 5/10/2017 7:29:09 AM<br/><br/>South Africa’s largest bond originator, ooba, has released its property statistics for the first quarter of 2017 (Q1 2017). The slower growth rate in purchase prices is evident with quarter 1 year on year purchase price growth registering a nominal positive growth of 3.9%. <br />South Africa’s largest bond originator, ooba, has released its property statistics for the first quarter of 2017 (Q1 2017). The slower growth rate in purchase prices is evident with quarter 1 year on year purchase price growth registering a nominal positive growth of 3.9%. &nbsp;<br><br>These statis... 14827 2017-05-10T07:29:09.873 Bodies corporate to establish separate bank accounts for reserve and administration funds http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14826/Bodies-corporate-to-establish-separate-bank-accounts-for-reserve-and-administration-funds.aspx Posted: 5/9/2017 1:19:47 PM<br/><br/>In terms of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, No 8 of 2011 (STSMA), a body corporate must establish and maintain administrative and a reserve funds, respectively.<br />| Article by Joloudi Badenhorst, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr<br>&nbsp;<br>In terms of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, No 8 of 2011 (STSMA), a body corporate must establish and maintain administrative and a reserve funds, respectively.<br>&nbsp;<br>The purpose of each of these funds is found i... 14826 2017-05-09T13:19:47.42 Features that sell homes - and those that keep them sitting on the market http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14825/Features-that-sell-homes---and-those-that-keep-them-sitting-on-the-market.aspx Posted: 5/9/2017 11:16:38 AM<br/><br/>It’s almost impossible to believe nowadays, but in the not-too-distant past avocado-coloured kitchens, carpeted bathrooms and sponge-painted walls were the height of stylish interior design and would have been deal-sealing features for most home buyers, possibly even prompting the odd bidding war.<br />It’s almost impossible to believe nowadays, but in the not-too-distant past avocado-coloured kitchens, carpeted bathrooms and sponge-painted walls were the height of stylish interior design and would have been deal-sealing features for most home buyers, possibly even prompting the odd bidding war.<b... 14825 2017-05-09T11:16:38.793 President Donald Trump lists Caribbean mansion http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14824/President-Donald-Trump-lists-Caribbean-mansion.aspx Posted: 5/9/2017 9:37:02 AM<br/><br/>The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has listed his beachfront mansion in the exclusive Plum Bay, Saint Martin.<br />The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has listed his beachfront mansion in the exclusive Plum Bay, Saint Martin.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/DTVilla7.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>According to the listing agents <a href="http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/de... 14824 2017-05-09T09:37:02.98 Landlords need help to avoid an ‘iceberg’ of consumer debt http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14823/Landlords-need-help-to-avoid-an-‘iceberg’-of-consumer-debt.aspx Posted: 5/9/2017 7:37:49 AM<br/><br/>Like most other consumers in SA, residential tenants are under considerable financial pressure at the moment, and battling to meet all their commitments. And the longer this situation continues, the more likely it becomes that there will be an increase in rental defaults, says Greg Harris, CEO of Chas Everitt Property Rentals.<br />Like most other consumers in SA, residential tenants are under considerable financial pressure at the moment, and battling to meet all their commitments. And the longer this situation continues, the more likely it becomes that there will be an increase in rental defaults, says Greg Harris, CEO of Ch... 14823 2017-05-09T07:37:49.297 Mercedes-Benz debuts home energy storage units http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14822/Mercedes-Benz-debuts-home-energy-storage-units.aspx Posted: 5/8/2017 1:07:44 PM<br/><br/>Hot on the heels of Elon Musk’s Tesla Powerwall, comes Mercedes-Benz with its own home energy storage units which will launch in the U.K. <br />Hot on the heels of Elon Musk’s Tesla Powerwall, comes Mercedes-Benz with its own home energy storage units which will launch in the U.K.&nbsp;<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/mercedes1.0.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>| Read More: <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14714/... 14822 2017-05-08T13:07:44.493 Here's what you need to know about compliance certificates http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14821/Here-s-what-you-need-to-know-about-compliance-certificates.aspx Posted: 5/8/2017 11:04:57 AM<br/><br/>Putting a home up for sale takes some preparation on the seller’s part, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, who notes that they need to have all of their compliance certificates in order before taking the step of listing their home on the market.<br />Putting a home up for sale takes some preparation on the seller’s part, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, who notes that they need to have all of their compliance certificates in order before taking the step of listing their home on the market.<br><br><img ... 14821 2017-05-08T11:04:57.283 Advice to home owners: Getting to grips with interest rates http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14819/Advice-to-home-owners--Getting-to-grips-with-interest-rates-------.aspx Posted: 5/8/2017 9:59:44 AM<br/><br/>Buying a home is likely the largest financial decision most people will ever make. Not only do buyers need to save up for a deposit, but they also need to calculate their monthly repayments – including interest when deciding to buy. But how does interest work?<br />Buying a home is likely the largest financial decision most people will ever make. Not only do buyers need to save up for a deposit, but they also need to calculate their monthly repayments – including interest when deciding to buy. But how does interest work?<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.n... 14819 2017-05-08T09:59:44.487 Rental shortage offers opportunities in Uitenhage http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14818/Rental-shortage-offers-opportunities-in-Uitenhage.aspx Posted: 5/8/2017 9:04:51 AM<br/><br/>The town of Uitenhage, 30 minutes outside of Port Elizabeth, has been experiencing a shortage in available rentals, offering an enticing opportunity for investors and developers to earn good yields on properties bought for the purpose of long-term letting.<br />The town of <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/eastern-cape/uitenhage/180/" target="_blank">Uitenhage</a>, 30 minutes outside of <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/to-rent/eastern-cape/port-elizabeth/179/" target="_blank">Port Elizabeth</a>, has been experiencing a sho... 14818 2017-05-08T09:04:51.397 Dealing with damage at a rental property http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14817/Dealing-with-damage-at-a-rental-property.aspx Posted: 5/8/2017 7:29:27 AM<br/><br/>It's interesting how model rental property tenants often morph into nightmare tenants when they move out. Sadly, the combination of damage left to the property with unpaid utility bills and rent is often enough to completely wipe out any returns the owner might have hoped to make for the year.<br />It's interesting how model rental property tenants often morph into nightmare tenants when they move out. Sadly, the combination of damage left to the property with unpaid utility bills and rent is often enough to completely wipe out any returns the owner might have hoped to make for the year.<br><b... 14817 2017-05-08T07:29:27.303