MyProperty News Feed http://www.myproperty.co.za The voetstoots clause and how it applies with regards to the CPA http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15385/The-voetstoots-clause-and-how-it-applies-with-regards-to-the-CPA.aspx Posted: 8/22/2017 1:09:10 PM<br/><br/>Since the Consumer Protection Act was implemented in 2011, there have been many property buyers and sellers who have thought that the ‘voetstoots’ clause is no longer applicable, but this clause is still very valid and it can be used where the seller’s ordinary course of business is not property<br />Since the Consumer Protection Act was implemented in 2011, there have been many property buyers and sellers who have thought that the ‘voetstoots’ clause is no longer applicable, but this clause is still very valid and it can be used where the seller’s ordinary course of business is not property (i.... 15385 2017-08-22T13:09:10.723 Steyn City shines in depressed property market http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15384/Steyn-City-shines-in-depressed-property-market.aspx Posted: 8/22/2017 10:42:25 AM<br/><br/>While South Africa’s property market shows a downturn in the wake of political instability and dwindling consumer confidence, interest in Steyn City Lifestyle Resort remains undented, with sales showing a year-on-year increase of 20% during the first seven months of 2017.<br />While South Africa’s property market shows a downturn in the wake of political instability and dwindling consumer confidence, interest in Steyn City Lifestyle Resort remains undented, with sales showing a year-on-year increase of 20% during the first seven months of 2017.<br><br><img src="https://om... 15384 2017-08-22T10:42:25.163 The full price of buying a home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15383/The-full-price-of-buying-a-home.aspx Posted: 8/22/2017 9:12:42 AM<br/><br/>Buying a home is an exciting time, though there are often added costs than just the purchase price of the property. <br />Buying a home is an exciting time, though there are often added costs than just the purchase price of the property.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>“In some ways, much like buying other expensive assets such as a car for instance, there are other costs involved,” says Lolly Unterslak, property consultant at Jawi... 15383 2017-08-22T09:12:42.587 Applying for a home loan? Ask these financial questions http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15382/Applying-for-a-home-loan--Ask-these-financial-questions.aspx Posted: 8/22/2017 7:56:12 AM<br/><br/>Before banks and financial institutions are willing to approve a home loan, they will perform extensive research on the applicant’s financial history, making it ever more important for prospective buyers to be prepared. <br />Before banks and financial institutions are willing to approve a home loan, they will perform extensive research on the applicant’s financial history, making it ever more important for prospective buyers to be prepared. <br><br>Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett s... 15382 2017-08-22T07:56:12.517 Body corporate tax compliance http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15379/Body-corporate-tax-compliance.aspx Posted: 8/21/2017 12:38:04 PM<br/><br/>While, according to the Income Tax Act Section 10(1)(e), bodies corporate are exempt from paying income tax, body corporate tax compliance has become problematic in some instances, says Michael Bauer, general manager of property management company IHFM, in that many cases the overall tax affairs are not in order for the scheme. <br />While, according to the Income Tax Act Section 10(1)(e), bodies corporate are exempt from paying income tax, body corporate tax compliance has become problematic in some instances, says Michael Bauer, general manager of property management company IHFM, in that many cases the overall tax affairs are... 15379 2017-08-21T12:38:04.65 Love the home you’re in, not the one you can’t afford http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15378/Love-the-home-you’re-in,-not-the-one-you-can’t-afford.aspx Posted: 8/21/2017 10:51:53 AM<br/><br/>Most people have a clear mental image of their dream home but such idyllic properties usually have hefty price tags and for many of us, they remain a pipe dream. However, with a little imagination and creativity, it is possible to create your dream space by making the very best of the home you do have.<br />Most people have a clear mental image of their dream home but such idyllic properties usually have hefty price tags and for many of us, they remain a pipe dream. However, with a little imagination and creativity, it is possible to create your dream space by making the very best of the home you do ha... 15378 2017-08-21T10:51:53.97 Home Owners’ Associations: what are they and what do they do? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15377/Home-Owners’-Associations--what-are-they-and-what-do-they-do-.aspx Posted: 8/21/2017 9:24:36 AM<br/><br/>Home Owners’ Associations (HOA) are amongst the fastest growing sectors in the property market today. It is important to note the difference between a Home Owner’ Association and a Body Corporate.<br />Home Owners’ Associations (HOA) are amongst the fastest growing sectors in the property market today. It is important to note the difference between a Home Owner’ Association and a Body Corporate.<br><br>Where a Body Corporate is found in the case of sectional title property schemes, a Home Owners’ ... 15377 2017-08-21T09:24:36.71 First time buyer numbers lift as house price growth slows http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15376/First-time-buyer-numbers-lift-as-house-price-growth-slows.aspx Posted: 8/21/2017 7:57:26 AM<br/><br/>Things are looking up again for first time homebuyers in the current market, says Shaun Rademeyer, chief executive of bond originator BetterBond.<br />Things are looking up again for first time homebuyers in the current market, says Shaun Rademeyer, chief executive of bond originator BetterBond.<br><br>“The slight decrease in interest rates in July means it is easier to qualify for home loans – and there may be further decreases later this year. A... 15376 2017-08-21T07:57:26.37 Tips to stretch out your home renovation budget http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15375/Tips-to-stretch-out-your-home-renovation-budget.aspx Posted: 8/18/2017 11:26:33 AM<br/><br/>We all know that home renovations can be a pricey affair, but they are necessary to maintain and improve the value of your home.<br />We all know that home renovations can be a pricey affair, but they are necessary to maintain and improve the value of your home.<br><br>Gerhard van der Linde from Seeff Pta East offers the following tips for getting the most out of your money when renovating:<br><br><strong>Do it yourself (if you ha... 15375 2017-08-18T11:26:33.183 Pros and Cons of a joint home loan http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15374/Pros-and-Cons-of-a-joint-home-loan.aspx Posted: 8/18/2017 10:06:59 AM<br/><br/>If you’re battling to get onto the housing ladder, applying for a home loan together with someone else can improve your chances. You do however need to be aware of the pros and cons.<br />If you’re battling to get onto the housing ladder, applying for a home loan together with someone else can improve your chances. You do however need to be aware of the pros and cons.<br><br>At some stage in life everyone aspires to have a home of their own, but circumstances such as not earning enou... 15374 2017-08-18T10:06:59.967 Here is what you need to know about an inherited property http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15373/Here-is-what-you-need-to-know-about-an-inherited-property.aspx Posted: 8/18/2017 8:23:57 AM<br/><br/>The passing of a loved one is a difficult time, and dealing with the intricacies of inheritance while grieving is not always easy. When it comes to an inherited property, however, understanding your options and obligations can make the process much simpler for everyone involved. Bill Rawson, Chairman of the Rawson Property Group, shares his step-by-step guide<br />The passing of a loved one is a difficult time, and dealing with the intricacies of inheritance while grieving is not always easy. When it comes to an inherited property, however, understanding your options and obligations can make the process much simpler for everyone involved. Bill Rawson, Chairma... 15373 2017-08-18T08:23:57.373 Will solar panels affect the value of your property? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15371/Will-solar-panels-affect-the-value-of-your-property-.aspx Posted: 8/17/2017 3:09:22 PM<br/><br/>Today, energy conservation has become more important than ever for many homeowners. But property re-sale value is always a concern when major adjustments are made to homes, all in the name of the environment.<br />Today, energy conservation has become more important than ever for many homeowners. But property re-sale value is always a concern when major adjustments are made to homes, all in the name of the environment.<br><br>While there are certainly many benefits of “going green” in this day and age, the im... 15371 2017-08-17T15:09:22.543 The world's best (and worst) cities to live in http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15370/The-world-s-best--and-worst--cities-to-live-in-.aspx Posted: 8/17/2017 12:13:38 PM<br/><br/>For the seventh year running Melbourne has been named the world’s most “liveable” city. With Johannesburg and Pretoria being the only two South African cities to rank within the first 100. <br />For the seventh year running Melbourne has been named the world’s most “liveable” city. With Johannesburg and Pretoria being the only two South African cities to rank within the first 100.&nbsp;<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_379181851.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br... 15370 2017-08-17T12:13:38.89 Things you should love about the home before you buy http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15369/Things-you-should-love-about-the-home-before-you-buy.aspx Posted: 8/17/2017 11:11:26 AM<br/><br/>You find a home that seems to have everything you have been looking for, from the right number of bedrooms to the type of kitchen countertops, but how do you know that it is really the one?<br />You find a home that seems to have everything you have been looking for, from the right number of bedrooms to the type of kitchen countertops, but how do you know that it is really the one?<br>&nbsp;<br>Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, says that while a home ma... 15369 2017-08-17T11:11:26.917 There’s no ignoring the pull of perfectly positioned Plattekloof and Panorama http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15368/There’s-no-ignoring-the-pull-of-perfectly-positioned-Plattekloof-and-Panorama.aspx Posted: 8/17/2017 9:45:44 AM<br/><br/>Ideally situated in Cape Town’s hugely popular Northern Suburbs, the adjacent suburbs of Plattekloof and Panorama share more than alliteration.<br />Ideally situated in Cape Town’s hugely popular Northern Suburbs, the adjacent suburbs of Plattekloof and Panorama share more than alliteration. The main attractions of both suburbs are their prime location close to the N1 to Cape Town and sweeping views right across to Table Mountain.<br><br><img sr... 15368 2017-08-17T09:45:44.407 Using an estate agent to sell your home is the smarter choice – here’s why http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15363/Using-an-estate-agent-to-sell-your-home-is-the-smarter-choice-–-here’s-why.aspx Posted: 8/17/2017 8:23:39 AM<br/><br/>Let’s face it, the last thing most people want to do when selling their home is hand over a piece of the profit to their real estate agent. A lot of prospective sellers ask themselves if it’s really worth using an agent at all – how hard can it be to sell a home with all the advice and tools available on the internet?<br />Let’s face it, the last thing most people want to do when selling their home is hand over a piece of the profit to their real estate agent. A lot of prospective sellers ask themselves if it’s really worth using an agent at all – how hard can it be to sell a home with all the advice and tools availab... 15363 2017-08-17T08:23:39.123 Tips on selling a vacant home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15361/Tips-on-selling-a-vacant-home.aspx Posted: 8/16/2017 11:37:28 AM<br/><br/>Listing and selling a home can be a stressful time, especially if the homeowner no longer lives in the property. What makes selling a vacant home so much more stressful? Well, the unfortunate reality is that a vacant property is a vulnerable target for vandals and the chance of the home being broken into increases.<br />Listing and selling a home can be a stressful time, especially if the homeowner no longer lives in the property. What makes selling a vacant home so much more stressful? Well, the unfortunate reality is that a vacant property is a vulnerable target for vandals and the chance of the home being broken... 15361 2017-08-16T11:37:28.713 Would a practising lawyer make a better estate agent? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15359/Would-a-practising-lawyer-make-a-better-estate-agent-.aspx Posted: 8/16/2017 9:28:43 AM<br/><br/>Clinton Begley, co-founder & Principal/Director at BOLD REALTY, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa asks whether a practising lawyer would make a better estate agent? Find out what he says here.<br />It is only human to see the world through a lens which supports our personal assumptions, beliefs, and perceptions. From birth, our understanding of the world is crafted by our experiences, by what we identify with, and our choice of career also definitely colours our perspective.<br><br><img src="h... 15359 2017-08-16T09:28:43.477 Before buying a sectional title unit make sure you know the rules http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15358/Before-buying-a-sectional-title-unit-make-sure-you-know-the-rules.aspx Posted: 8/16/2017 7:41:00 AM<br/><br/>Owning a unit in a sectional title scheme instead of a freestanding home is becoming more and more popular due to the rising costs of maintaining properties and the added security sectional title units usually offer. <br />Owning a unit in a sectional title scheme instead of a freestanding home is becoming more and more popular due to the rising costs of maintaining properties and the added security sectional title units usually offer. The number of sectional title schemes is increasing in South Africa and probably wi... 15358 2017-08-16T07:41:00.193 House-price growth slows according to FNB http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15357/House-price-growth-slows-according-to-FNB.aspx Posted: 8/15/2017 12:29:23 PM<br/><br/>House price data suggests that a period of economic weakness in South Africa may re-emerge after a slightly stronger performance a few months ago.<br />House price data suggests that a period of economic weakness in South Africa may re-emerge after a slightly stronger performance a few months ago.<br><br>John Loos, a household and property sector analyst at First National Bank, said it also appeared increasingly likely that 2017 would be the third ... 15357 2017-08-15T12:29:23.373 Long term growth as an executive hub predicted for Rosebank http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15356/Long-term-growth-as-an-executive-hub-predicted-for-Rosebank.aspx Posted: 8/15/2017 10:44:00 AM<br/><br/>There are small pockets of sound residential property investment opportunities available in key Johannesburg areas that are being underpinned by the development of commercial nodes. This is according to Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop, who says that Bryanston and Rosebank fall into these categories.<br />There are small pockets of sound residential property investment opportunities available in key Johannesburg areas that are being underpinned by the development of commercial nodes. This is according to Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop, who says that Bryanston and Rosebank fall into these categories.<br... 15356 2017-08-15T10:44:00.937 Room for growth in Cape's Western Seaboard http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15355/Room-for-growth-in-Cape-s-Western-Seaboard.aspx Posted: 8/15/2017 9:07:28 AM<br/><br/>Candice Fraser, principal of Fine & Country’s new Western Seaboard office, says that in many areas along the Western Seaboard, properties are being sub-divided and new residential development is taking place, providing property buyers with good opportunity for long-term growth.<br />Candice Fraser, principal of Fine &amp; Country’s new Western Seaboard office, says that in many areas along the Western Seaboard, properties are being sub-divided and new residential development is taking place, providing property buyers with good opportunity for long-term growth.<br><br><img src="... 15355 2017-08-15T09:07:28.63 The pros and cons of buying new and existing homes – make an informed decision http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15351/The-pros-and-cons-of-buying-new-and-existing-homes-–-make-an-informed-decision.aspx Posted: 8/15/2017 7:45:10 AM<br/><br/>House hunters often ask their realtors whether it is best to buy a new home directly from a developer or an existing home. The answer isn’t simple, though, because there are advantages and disadvantages to both, and ultimately it depends on your personal requirements.<br /><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/on-show/" target="_blank">House hunters</a> often ask their realtors whether it is best to buy a new home directly from a developer or an existing home. The answer isn’t simple, though, because there are advantages and disadvantages to both, and... 15351 2017-08-15T07:45:10.797 Adjustments to water billing in sectional title schemes http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15349/Adjustments-to-water-billing-in-sectional-title-schemes.aspx Posted: 8/14/2017 12:38:47 PM<br/><br/>Many densely-populated areas of South Africa are under strain when it comes to water supply, and it is particularly tough for those residing in certain areas of the Western Cape which is suffering from a severe drought at present.<br />Many densely-populated areas of South Africa are under strain when it comes to water supply, and it is particularly tough for those residing in certain areas of the Western Cape which is suffering from a severe drought at present.<br>&nbsp;<br>To this end, the City of Cape Town has implemented Level... 15349 2017-08-14T12:38:47.973 Water-wise and insurance savvy http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15348/Water-wise-and-insurance-savvy.aspx Posted: 8/14/2017 10:41:18 AM<br/><br/>It’s no secret that in many parts of the country, saving water is essential. Not only does this assist in continued water service delivery, but it can also reduce your water bill (in Cape Town, for example, water tariffs increased significantly in July). Ultimately, it can also help you to avoid unnecessary insurance claims.<br />It’s no secret that in many parts of the country, saving water is essential. Not only does this assist in continued water service delivery, but it can also reduce your water bill (in Cape Town, for example, water tariffs increased significantly in July). Ultimately, it can also help you to avoid unn... 15348 2017-08-14T10:41:18.26 Atlantic seaboard and City Bowl are still hot property http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15347/Atlantic-seaboard-and-City-Bowl-are-still-hot-property.aspx Posted: 8/14/2017 9:31:13 AM<br/><br/>During the past year, South Africa’s strongest property market has begun to yield to the relentless pressure of the economic decline, with the average house price growth in Cape Town slowing steadily since the first quarter of 2016 when a 10 year high of 15.7% was recorded.<br />During the past year, South Africa’s strongest property market has begun to yield to the relentless pressure of the economic decline, with the average house price growth in Cape Town slowing steadily since the first quarter of 2016 when a 10 year high of 15.7% was recorded.<br><br><img src="https://... 15347 2017-08-14T09:31:13.32 Vacant St Francis Bay plot sells for 55% more in 18 months http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15346/Vacant-St-Francis-Bay-plot-sells-for-55--more-in-18-months.aspx Posted: 8/14/2017 7:35:29 AM<br/><br/>Vacant plots on the canal in St Francis Bay are in demand and in very short supply to the extent that Pam Golding Properties has just sold a 600sqm plot for 55 percent more than it fetched just 18 months ago – an appreciation in value from R1.1 million to R1.7 million.<br />Vacant plots on the canal in <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/eastern-cape/st-francis-bay/152/" target="_blank">St Francis Bay</a> are in demand and in very short supply to the extent that Pam Golding Properties has just sold a 600sqm plot for 55 percent more than it fetched ju... 15346 2017-08-14T07:35:29.983 A walk in the park http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15345/A-walk-in-the-park.aspx Posted: 8/11/2017 1:20:16 PM<br/><br/>The leafy suburbs that make up the area known as The Parks in Johannesburg North, offers a unique bouquet of property investment opportunities, and most importantly – a quality of life that is a walk in the park.<br />The leafy suburbs that make up the area known as The Parks in Johannesburg North, offers a unique bouquet of property investment opportunities, and most importantly – a quality of life that is a walk in the park.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/A%20property%20for%20sale%20in%20... 15345 2017-08-11T13:20:16.023 Defects to look out for when buying a home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15344/Defects-to-look-out-for-when-buying-a-home.aspx Posted: 8/11/2017 11:04:41 AM<br/><br/>Irrespective of whether you are an experienced property investor or a person getting into the market for the first time, purchasing a property is a major investment that should be considered carefully<br />Irrespective of whether you are an experienced property investor or a person getting into the market for the first time, purchasing a property is a major investment that should be considered carefully, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br><br>“Buying a prop... 15344 2017-08-11T11:04:41.38 House hunting tips to ensure success http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15343/House-hunting-tips-to-ensure-success.aspx Posted: 8/11/2017 9:38:44 AM<br/><br/>As a new buyer on the market, it can be very tempting to dive straight into the show house circuit, but a little preparation can go a long way towards finding that perfect home. Bill Rawson, Chairman of the Rawson Property Group, shares his tips on house hunting for a property that lives up to all your hopes and dreams.<br />As a new buyer on the market, it can be very tempting to dive straight into the show house circuit, but a little preparation can go a long way towards finding that perfect home. Bill Rawson, Chairman of the Rawson Property Group, shares his tips on house hunting for a property that lives up to all y... 15343 2017-08-11T09:38:44.92 What you need to know about open mandates http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15339/What-you-need-to-know-about-open-mandates.aspx Posted: 8/10/2017 11:29:04 AM<br/><br/>It makes sense that the higher number of estate agents trying to sell the property, the better - right? Some might be inclined to think so, but this is not necessarily the case. <br />It makes sense that the higher number of estate agents trying to sell the property, the better - right? Some might be inclined to think so, but this is not necessarily the case. In fact, in most instances an open mandate can delay the home sale and create problems, says Kevin Abbott, Sales Associate... 15339 2017-08-10T11:29:04.77 Rising rent in the richest suburbs in South Africa http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15338/Rising-rent-in-the-richest-suburbs-in-South-Africa.aspx Posted: 8/10/2017 9:39:00 AM<br/><br/>Seeff has released a study, using data from Lightstone and Propstats, that shows that Cape Town is now home to nine of the 10 richest suburbs in the country.<br /><p>Seeff has released a study, using data from Lightstone and Propstats, that shows that <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15090/Top-richest-suburbs-in-South-Africa.aspx" target="_blank">Cape Town is now home to nine of the 10 richest suburbs in the country.</a><br><br>The only suburb to mak... 15338 2017-08-10T09:39:00.59 Adding value to your home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15337/Adding-value-to-your-home.aspx Posted: 8/10/2017 8:18:33 AM<br/><br/>“What can I do to increase the value of my home” is one of the most common questions posed to real estate professionals. The answer, however, can be a little more complicated than homeowners expect.<br />“What can I do to increase the value of my home” is one of the most common questions posed to real estate professionals. The answer, however, can be a little more complicated than homeowners expect.<br><br><strong>What does value mean to you?</strong><br><br>“When it comes to real estate, value can ... 15337 2017-08-10T08:18:33.483 Hoedspruit – One of SA's top property rental towns http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15334/Hoedspruit-–-One-of-SA-s-top-property-rental-towns.aspx Posted: 8/8/2017 1:45:24 PM<br/><br/>“Hoedspruit is among SA's top rental towns, achieving highest rentals second to the Western Cape region, this being a remarkable example of rapid expansion in an area with low rental supply.<br />The name Limpopo derives from the Limpopo River. It is South Africa’s wildlife province and is a land of beautiful and contrasting landscapes with plenty game and nature reserves including the northern section of the Kruger National Park. <br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/100663... 15334 2017-08-08T13:45:24.663 Neglecting home maintenance could disadvantage sellers http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15332/Neglecting-home-maintenance-could-disadvantage-sellers.aspx Posted: 8/8/2017 11:34:47 AM<br/><br/>Even in stronger markets like the Western Cape, consumers are feeling the pinch and many homeowners may be tempted to extend home maintenance timeframes and overlook small repairs to stretch their budgets.<br />Even in stronger markets like the Western Cape, consumers are feeling the pinch and many homeowners may be tempted to extend home maintenance timeframes and overlook small repairs to stretch their budgets.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_573939745.jpg" alt="" style... 15332 2017-08-08T11:34:47.473 Home sellers: How you can turn ‘maybe’ into ‘definitely’ http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15329/Home-sellers--How-you-can-turn-‘maybe’-into-‘definitely’.aspx Posted: 8/8/2017 8:51:45 AM<br/><br/>Turning home viewers into home buyers could be an art or a science, but either way, home sellers have a lot more control over the process – and the final decision - than they may think.<br />Turning home viewers into home buyers could be an art or a science, but either way, home sellers have a lot more control over the process – and the final decision - than they may think.<br>&nbsp;<br>So says Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group, who notes: “Prospective ... 15329 2017-08-08T08:51:45.917 Know your sectional title rules http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15322/Know-your-sectional-title-rules.aspx Posted: 8/8/2017 7:33:30 AM<br/><br/>Sectional title schemes are governed by rules, those that are for the management of schemes and those to manage behaviour of those within the scheme, i.e. conduct<br />Sectional title schemes are governed by rules, those that are for the management of schemes and those to manage behaviour of those within the scheme, i.e. conduct. Both sets are used in conjunction with each other but are very different in their application, says Michael Bauer, general manager of pr... 15322 2017-08-08T07:33:30.213 Camps Bay property continues to attract upper end buyers http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15316/Camps-Bay-property-continues-to-attract-upper-end-buyers.aspx Posted: 8/7/2017 12:39:07 PM<br/><br/>Camps Bay beach has held its Blue Flag status since 2008. It is the largest white sand beach in this area and is one of a few beaches in Cape Town that has a seasonal life guard station. It is flanked by Camps Bay's main tourist hub, which boasts many hotels, restaurants, and shops.<br /><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/western-cape/cape-town/camps-bay/919" target="_blank">Camps Bay</a> beach has held its Blue Flag status since 2008. It is the largest white sand beach in this area and is one of a few beaches in Cape Town that has a seasonal life guard station. ... 15316 2017-08-07T12:39:07.71 When is a property sales agreement valid? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15314/When-is-a-property-sales-agreement-valid-.aspx Posted: 8/7/2017 10:46:08 AM<br/><br/>Purchasing a property is a significant financial investment and there are a number of processes to complete before the sale can go through; from getting pre-approval for a home loan to submitting an offer to the seller, to finally signing the sales agreement. <br />Purchasing a property is a significant financial investment and there are a number of processes to complete before the sale can go through; from getting pre-approval for a home loan to submitting an offer to the seller, to finally signing the sales agreement. <br><br>“A valid sales agreement is bind... 15314 2017-08-07T10:46:08.567 New technology smooths life in Sectional Title complexes http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15313/New-technology-smooths-life-in-Sectional-Title-complexes.aspx Posted: 8/7/2017 9:25:36 AM<br/><br/>Living in a community housing scheme such as a sectional title (ST) complex or an estate can have many benefits, but it can also be problematic unless the residents have well-established and fast channels of communication with the trustees and their managing agent. And even then, after-hours events can be a challenge to deal with.<br />Living in a community housing scheme such as a sectional title (ST) complex or an estate can have many benefits, but it can also be problematic unless the residents have well-established and fast channels of communication with the trustees and their managing agent. And even then, after-hours events ... 15313 2017-08-07T09:25:36.23 The do's and dont's of selling your home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15312/The-do-s-and-dont-s-of-selling-your-home.aspx Posted: 8/7/2017 7:49:30 AM<br/><br/>So, you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home and move on to something new but, as a first-time seller, you’re not entirely sure where to start and what to do. <br />So, you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home and move on to something new but, as a first-time seller, you’re not entirely sure where to start and what to do. It’s a very common situation, and of our agents at the Rawson Property Group are often asked to advise on. Rest assured that with the right... 15312 2017-08-07T07:49:30.177 Rent your own off-the-grid Caribbean island on Airbnb http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15311/Rent-your-own-off-the-grid-Caribbean-island-on-Airbnb.aspx Posted: 8/4/2017 12:57:29 PM<br/><br/>For R8,161 per night, you can rent Bird Island off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean - a whole island to relax and recharge on!<br />For R8,161 per night, you can rent Bird Island off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean - a whole island to relax and recharge on!<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/AIRBNBBirdIsland.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>The listing comes courtesy of Airbnb, promising tenants a “stay on yo... 15311 2017-08-04T12:57:29.45 Financial blunders to avoid when buying a home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15309/Financial-blunders-to-avoid-when-buying-a-home.aspx Posted: 8/4/2017 11:16:25 AM<br/><br/>While setting enough money aside for a deposit for a home is in itself a financial feat of epic proportion, it is not the only financial consideration that would-be homeowners need to make when preparing to dip their feet in the market.<br />While setting enough money aside for a deposit for a home is in itself a financial feat of epic proportion, it is not the only financial consideration that would-be homeowners need to make when preparing to dip their feet in the market.<br><br>According to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO o... 15309 2017-08-04T11:16:25.13 Illovo Central - new mixed use building planned for Illovo precinct http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15308/Illovo-Central---new-mixed-use-building-planned-for-Illovo-precinct.aspx Posted: 8/4/2017 9:22:36 AM<br/><br/>Illovo Central is the second of four planned mixed use buildings to be developed in the exclusive new Illovo precinct, said Rhys Rocke, regional director of the developer, FWJK.<br />Illovo Central is the second of four planned mixed use buildings to be developed in the exclusive new Illovo precinct, said Rhys Rocke, regional director of the developer, FWJK.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Ext_Back_5_.RGB_color.jpg" alt=""><br>&nbsp;<br>Due to its equidista... 15308 2017-08-04T09:22:36.333 How water restrictions are affecting tenants and landlords in Cape Town http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15302/How-water-restrictions-are-affecting-tenants-and-landlords-in-Cape-Town.aspx Posted: 8/4/2017 7:49:08 AM<br/><br/>With the City of Cape Town implementing Level 4B water restrictions as of 1 July 2017, which has very stringent water usage requirements, landlords that are renting out units with gardens might have to reassess what the tenant is responsible for when it comes to looking after the property.<br />With the City of Cape Town implementing Level 4B water restrictions as of 1 July 2017, which has very stringent water usage requirements, landlords that are renting out units with gardens might have to reassess what the tenant is responsible for when it comes to looking after the property.<br><br><i... 15302 2017-08-04T07:49:08.75 Five tips to stay afloat financially as a brand new homeowner http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15299/Five-tips-to-stay-afloat-financially-as-a-brand-new-homeowner.aspx Posted: 8/3/2017 12:03:21 PM<br/><br/>Buying your first home is one of the most exciting times of your life, but there’s no denying the stress factor of such a huge financial commitment. With those monthly payments looming, having any extra cash in the bank might seem like a distant dream, but with a little work and a lot of creativity, it could be easier than you think!<br />Buying your first home is one of the most exciting times of your life, but there’s no denying the stress factor of such a huge financial commitment. With those monthly payments looming, having any extra cash in the bank might seem like a distant dream, but with a little work and a lot of creativity,... 15299 2017-08-03T12:03:21.58 Pretoria by-law aims to control barking dogs http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15296/Pretoria-by-law-aims-to-control-barking-dogs.aspx Posted: 8/3/2017 9:32:03 AM<br/><br/>A barking dog is a "nuisance" to neighbours and therefore punishable. This is in accordance with Tshwane's new city by-law, which will become law once it has been been promulgated - published in the Provincial Gazette - by city manager Moeketsi Mosola.<br />A barking dog is a "nuisance" to neighbours and therefore punishable. This is in accordance with Tshwane's new city by-law, which will become law once it has been been promulgated - published in the Provincial Gazette - by city manager Moeketsi Mosola.<br><br>At its July sitting, the city council re... 15296 2017-08-03T09:32:03.357 How to prepare for a successful home inspection http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15295/How-to-prepare-for-a-successful-home-inspection.aspx Posted: 8/3/2017 8:02:03 AM<br/><br/>While you're gearing up to sell, someone else is gearing up to buy. Everyone involved needs to be as prepared as possible.<br />While you're gearing up to sell, someone else is gearing up to buy. Everyone involved needs to be as prepared as possible.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_534130531.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>Allowing a reputable and experienced home inspector to conduct a home i... 15295 2017-08-03T08:02:03.817 Low confidence levels mean rise in demand for rental properties http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15294/Low-confidence-levels-mean-rise-in-demand-for-rental-properties.aspx Posted: 8/2/2017 1:16:19 PM<br/><br/>Increasingly low confidence levels and mounting affordability pressures amongst South Africans indicates increased demand for rental properties across the country. <br />Increasingly low confidence levels and mounting affordability pressures amongst South Africans indicates increased demand for rental properties across the country. <br><br>The PayProp Rental Index – which outlines trends on a quarterly basis in the residential rental market – reported that in the pa... 15294 2017-08-02T13:16:19.537 Tips for a stress free move http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15293/Tips-for-a-stress-free-move-.aspx Posted: 8/2/2017 11:37:00 AM<br/><br/>Moving house may be listed as one of life’s most stressful events, but with a little planning and preparation, it doesn’t have to be quite as bad as people make out.<br />Moving house may be listed as one of life’s most stressful events, but with a little planning and preparation, it doesn’t have to be quite as bad as people make out.<br><br>Tony Clarke, managing director of the Rawson Property Group, shares his top tips on minimising ‘moving stress’ for a smoother, ... 15293 2017-08-02T11:37:00.397