MyProperty News Feed http://www.myproperty.co.za Security a driving factor in rental market http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15097/Security-a-driving-factor-in-rental-market.aspx Posted: 6/27/2017 1:03:15 PM<br/><br/>Security has been a major influence in property buying decisions, with South Africans among the most security-conscience home buyers in the world. However, what about the rental market, is security as important?<br />Security has been a major influence in property buying decisions, with South Africans among the most security-conscience home buyers in the world. However, what about the rental market, is security as important?<br>&nbsp;<br>Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, say... 15097 2017-06-27T13:03:15.88 Dwindling economy hasn’t put a damper on demand for lifestyle living in the Winelands http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15095/Dwindling-economy-hasn’t-put-a-damper-on-demand-for-lifestyle-living-in-the-Winelands.aspx Posted: 6/27/2017 10:49:46 AM<br/><br/>Despite the flailing economy, appetite for upmarket secure lifestyle estate homes in the scenic Winelands remains strong and the latest release to cater to this steady demand is the second residential phase at Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.<br />Despite the flailing economy, appetite for upmarket secure lifestyle estate homes in the scenic Winelands remains strong and the latest release to cater to this steady demand is the second residential phase at Devonvale Golf &amp; Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.ne... 15095 2017-06-27T10:49:46.403 Top richest suburbs in South Africa http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15090/Top-richest-suburbs-in-South-Africa.aspx Posted: 6/27/2017 8:45:51 AM<br/><br/>A recent study conducted by Seeff has shown that despite junk status and economic pressures, properties in the Cape are still fetching excellent price tags.<br />A recent study conducted by Seeff has shown that despite junk status and economic pressures, properties in the Cape are still fetching excellent price tags.<br>&nbsp;<br>Samuel Seeff said that the study was based on data from Lightstone and Propstats for the period 2011/2 to 2016/7, and it also reve... 15090 2017-06-27T08:45:51.777 Sectional Title Advice: Levy Budgets http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15089/Sectional-Title-Advice--Levy-Budgets.aspx Posted: 6/27/2017 7:37:24 AM<br/><br/>The Sectional Titles Act of 1986 (STA), Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA) and the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act (CSOSA) all have requirements with regards to levy collections in sectional title schemes.<br />The Sectional Titles Act of 1986 (STA), Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA) and the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act (CSOSA) all have requirements with regards to levy collections in sectional title schemes. &nbsp;In establishing what levy amounts should be and the way they are allocat... 15089 2017-06-27T07:37:24.247 Make your bond work for you http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15075/Make-your-bond-work-for-you.aspx Posted: 6/26/2017 12:58:07 PM<br/><br/>When deciding to buy a home, there are a few things a purchaser will have to consider. Apart from how much he has saved to put down as a deposit, is the affordability once the interest has been added to the purchase amount of the property he has in mind, says Michael Bauer, managing director of estate agency SAProperty.com.<br />When deciding to buy a home, there are a few things a purchaser will have to consider. Apart from how much he has saved to put down as a deposit, is the affordability once the interest has been added to the purchase amount of the property he has in mind, says Michael Bauer, managing director of esta... 15075 2017-06-26T12:58:07.66 Deadly property investment sins http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15073/Deadly-property-investment-sins.aspx Posted: 6/26/2017 11:16:05 AM<br/><br/>While purchasing investment property can be risky, it can also be a gateway to a future free from financial worry if the right principles are applied, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br />While purchasing investment property can be risky, it can also be a gateway to a future free from financial worry if the right principles are applied, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br><br>“Seasoned real estate investors will have a fairly wide understan... 15073 2017-06-26T11:16:05.04 Mixed-use Southern Suburbs attracting more property buyers than ever http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15072/Mixed-use-Southern-Suburbs-attracting-more-property-buyers-than-ever.aspx Posted: 6/26/2017 9:11:31 AM<br/><br/>The southern suburbs of Cape Town have become increasingly popular, with value for money properties, access to good schooling, and decentralised office nodes making it a highly sought after address.<br />The southern suburbs of Cape Town have become increasingly popular, with value for money properties, access to good schooling, and decentralised office nodes making it a highly sought after address.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_34441267.jpg" alt="" style=""><br>... 15072 2017-06-26T09:11:31.227 Sectional title advice: Pets and what you need to know http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15071/Sectional-title-advice--Pets-and-what-you-need-to-know.aspx Posted: 6/26/2017 7:38:02 AM<br/><br/>Keeping pets in sectional title complexes is never a walk in the park, according to specialist sectional title attorney Marina Constas.<br />Keeping pets in sectional title complexes is never a walk in the park, according to specialist sectional title attorney Marina Constas. She believes that there are many reasons that this emotive issue has retained its number one spot as the first rule in the model conduct rules outlined in the new s... 15071 2017-06-26T07:38:02.393 New landlords need experienced agents http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15070/New-landlords-need-experienced-agents.aspx Posted: 6/23/2017 1:43:00 PM<br/><br/>The increased mobility of South Africans in the current tough economic environment is set to turn more private property owners into landlords – and estate agents into property administrators – with potentially damaging results.<br />The increased mobility of South Africans in the current tough economic environment is set to turn more private property owners into landlords – and estate agents into property administrators – with potentially damaging results.<br>&nbsp;<br>“Already we see more homeowners relocating within SA in sea... 15070 2017-06-23T13:43:00.333 Seven questions to guide your ‘move or improve’ decision http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15068/Seven-questions-to-guide-your-‘move-or-improve’-decision.aspx Posted: 6/23/2017 11:34:36 AM<br/><br/>With the real estate market currently being more friendly to homebuyers than to sellers, many owners are thinking about altering or adding on to their existing properties rather than trying to sell and move to a different home.<br />With the real estate market currently being more friendly to homebuyers than to sellers, many owners are thinking about altering or adding on to their existing properties rather than trying to sell and move to a different home.<br>&nbsp;<br>However, says Rob Allan, owners of the RealNet franchise in... 15068 2017-06-23T11:34:36.07 Listing photos - make sure they are good http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15066/Listing-photos---make-sure-they-are-good.aspx Posted: 6/23/2017 9:58:35 AM<br/><br/>According to research, most buyers will start looking for property online before they go to any other source. What this means is that the first impression buyers will have of a home is its online listing photo. <br />According to research, most buyers will start looking for property online before they go to any other source. What this means is that the first impression buyers will have of a home is its online listing photo. <br><br>Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of REMAX of Southern Africa, says that ... 15066 2017-06-23T09:58:35.41 Modernist design landmark evolves into iconic residential-hotel development http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15065/Modernist-design-landmark-evolves-into-iconic-residential-hotel-development.aspx Posted: 6/23/2017 7:42:32 AM<br/><br/>“You can have any colour as long as it’s black,” said Henry Ford of his Model T car – and proof that black never goes out of fashion is found in the keen interest in exceptional new apartments and penthouses at The Onyx on Cape Town’s foreshore. <br />“You can have any colour as long as it’s black,” said Henry Ford of his Model T car – and proof that black never goes out of fashion is found in the keen interest in exceptional new apartments and penthouses at The Onyx on Cape Town’s foreshore.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/... 15065 2017-06-23T07:42:32.603 Metropolis on Park proving popular with buyers http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15062/Metropolis-on-Park-proving-popular-with-buyers.aspx Posted: 6/22/2017 11:24:08 AM<br/><br/>Metropolis on Park, Barrow Properties’ luxury apartment development with magnificent northern views, has reached 90% occupancy since launching in May 2016.<br />Metropolis on Park, Barrow Properties’ luxury apartment development with magnificent northern views, has reached 90% occupancy since launching in May 2016.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Metropolis2.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>This prime address, overlooking the expansive par... 15062 2017-06-22T11:24:08.9 Top security tips for new home owners http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15061/Top-security-tips-for-new-home-owners.aspx Posted: 6/22/2017 9:05:59 AM<br/><br/>Security is among the top three concerns for most home buyers – with the others being location and price – but it is often forgotten in the upheaval and excitement of moving in.<br />Security is among the top three concerns for most home buyers – with the others being location and price – but it is often forgotten in the upheaval and excitement of moving in.<br><br>However, along with making sure everything is packed and that the move goes smoothly, it is important to ensure tha... 15061 2017-06-22T09:05:59.263 Only four properties left for sale in upmarket Newlands development http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15060/Only-four-properties-left-for-sale-in-upmarket-Newlands-development.aspx Posted: 6/22/2017 7:45:12 AM<br/><br/>The Cape’s Southern Suburbs’ development, 3 Mona Crescent, has just four homes left for sale. Comprising a total of nine freestanding, freehold homes in Newlands, Cape Town, 3 Mona Crescent is being marketed by Jawitz Properties and is expected to be complete by the beginning of 2019. <br />The Cape’s Southern Suburbs’ development, 3 Mona Crescent, has just four homes left for sale. Comprising a total of nine freestanding, freehold homes in Newlands, Cape Town, 3 Mona Crescent is being marketed by Jawitz Properties and is expected to be complete by the beginning of 2019. <br><br><img s... 15060 2017-06-22T07:45:12.047 Luxury meets tranquility in this dream mountain-side home in secure Chapman’s Bay Estate http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15057/Luxury-meets-tranquility-in-this-dream-mountain-side-home-in-secure-Chapman’s-Bay-Estate.aspx Posted: 6/21/2017 2:30:02 PM<br/><br/>Set in the upper reaches of brand new, secure, gated, Chapman’s Bay Estate, this four-bedroomed home with three bathrooms and a guest toilet enjoys breathtaking, uninterrupted views of False Bay and Chapman’s Bay across the Noordhoek valley.<br />Set in the upper reaches of brand new, secure, gated, Chapman’s Bay Estate, this four-bedroomed home with three bathrooms and a guest toilet enjoys breathtaking, uninterrupted views of False Bay and Chapman’s &nbsp;Bay across the Noordhoek valley.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o9... 15057 2017-06-21T14:30:02.25 The gap widens between asking and selling price http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15055/The-gap-widens-between-asking-and-selling-price.aspx Posted: 6/21/2017 10:59:23 AM<br/><br/>According to Cameron Jansen, Broker/Manager of RE/MAX Central, whose office services the central Gauteng region, the differential between the listing price and selling price of homes in the current market can be as much as 30%.<br />According to Cameron Jansen, Broker/Manager of RE/MAX Central, whose office services the central Gauteng region, the differential between the listing price and selling price of homes in the current market can be as much as 30%.<br><br>“There seems to be a large disparity between what sellers think t... 15055 2017-06-21T10:59:23.983 Sectional Title Advice: When a special resolution is necessary and how it's carried out http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15054/Sectional-Title-Advice--When-a-special-resolution-is-necessary-and-how-it-s-carried-out.aspx Posted: 6/21/2017 9:35:22 AM<br/><br/>In the management of all sectional title schemes there will come a time when a special resolution will be necessary to fulfil certain management needs. <br />In the management of all sectional title schemes there will come a time when a special resolution will be necessary to fulfil certain management needs.<br><br>These instances are listed in depth in the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA) and should be noted carefully by all trustees of bo... 15054 2017-06-21T09:35:22.12 Are estate agents still relevant? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15053/Are-estate-agents-still-relevant-.aspx Posted: 6/21/2017 7:37:04 AM<br/><br/>Recently a number of new businesses have sprung up that ask home owners 1% or 3% commission for connecting them with buyers. <br /><p>Recently a number of new businesses have sprung up that ask home owners 1% or 3% commission for connecting them with buyers. These companies proclaim to cut out the middle man, i.e. the real estate agent, as they do not provide necessary services in the sale of residential properties. Naturally t... 15053 2017-06-21T07:37:04.213 Cash buyers abound in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15049/Cash-buyers-abound-in-Cape-Town’s-Southern-Suburbs.aspx Posted: 6/20/2017 11:20:35 AM<br/><br/>Cash is king in the southern suburbs where the majority of buyers don’t need bonds, say Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty area specialists in Newlands and Constantia.<br />Cash is king in the southern suburbs where the majority of buyers don’t need bonds, say Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty area specialists in <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/western-cape/cape-town/newlands/1698" target="_blank">Newlands</a> and <a href="http://www.mypr... 15049 2017-06-20T11:20:35.147 EAAB protects against unscrupulous agent behaviour http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15048/EAAB-protects-against-unscrupulous-agent-behaviour.aspx Posted: 6/20/2017 9:43:35 AM<br/><br/>According to a Homeowner Insights study conducted by Absa and Columinate in 2016, only 16% of people selling their properties trusted their estate agents. <br />According to a Homeowner Insights study conducted by Absa and Columinate in 2016, only 16% of people selling their properties trusted their estate agents. <br><br>Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that a possible reason for this statistic is that there is a... 15048 2017-06-20T09:43:35.953 HOA space registrations should be checked carefully http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15046/HOA-space-registrations-should-be-checked-carefully.aspx Posted: 6/20/2017 8:10:09 AM<br/><br/>In typical Homeowners’ Associations the various areas such as roads, the entrance and parks or green spaces within the development are split into categories: public open spaces or private open spaces and these various areas are often remain registered in the developer’s name and are not transferred with the first transfer when the scheme is established. <br />In typical Homeowners’ Associations the various areas such as roads, the entrance and parks or green spaces within the development are split into categories: public open spaces or private open spaces and these various areas are often remain registered in the developer’s name and are not transferred ... 15046 2017-06-20T08:10:09.67 Drawing up and signing residential leases http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15045/Drawing-up-and-signing-residential-leases.aspx Posted: 6/19/2017 12:58:12 PM<br/><br/>Many landlords, when asked, will probably say they use a “standard lease” when signing a rental agreement with their tenants. It should be noted though that there are various legal aspects of renting out a property that might not be included in these so called standard leases.<br />Many landlords, when asked, will probably say they use a “standard lease” when signing a rental agreement with their tenants. &nbsp;It should be noted though that there are various legal aspects of renting out a property that might not be included in these so called standard leases that are bought f... 15045 2017-06-19T12:58:12.923 Is property an asset or expense? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15037/Is-property-an-asset-or-expense-.aspx Posted: 6/19/2017 10:35:43 AM<br/><br/>Is property an asset or expense? At first glance, the question seems to be simple to answer, of course, property is an asset. However, there is more to it than initially meets the eye.<br />Is property an asset or expense? At first glance, the question seems to be simple to answer, of course, property is an asset. However, there is more to it than initially meets the eye.<br>&nbsp;<br>Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says when looking at a primary... 15037 2017-06-19T10:35:43.647 Cut your price and get the jump on other sellers http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15036/Cut-your-price-and-get-the-jump-on-other-sellers.aspx Posted: 6/19/2017 8:52:19 AM<br/><br/>Just about everyone knows now what happens when a home for sale is overpriced – but no-one wants to think that it could happen to them.<br />Just about everyone knows now what happens when a home for sale is overpriced – but no-one wants to think that it could happen to them.<br><br>“However,” says David Jacobs, northern regions manager for the Rawson Property Group, “the latest statistics from FNB would indicate that at least eight out ... 15036 2017-06-19T08:52:19.66 How your annual rental increase is calculated http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15035/How-your-annual-rental-increase-is-calculated.aspx Posted: 6/19/2017 7:48:40 AM<br/><br/>Nobody wants their rent increased, but landlords and agents have to adjust their rentals in relation to market factors.<br />Nobody wants their rent increased, but landlords and agents have to adjust their rentals in relation to market factors.<br><br>Having some insight into the contributing factors to a rental calculation will help you to understand what influenced your rental increase this year.<br><br>As a rule of thu... 15035 2017-06-19T07:48:40.887 Property buyers value lifestyle over value-growth prospects http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15032/Property-buyers-value-lifestyle-over-value-growth-prospects.aspx Posted: 6/15/2017 1:06:10 PM<br/><br/>Location, price and security are generally the "big three" for homebuyers, and that will no doubt continue to be the case, but the definition of what makes a great location appears to be changing, says Shaun Rademeyer of BetterLife Home Loans. <br />Location, price and security are generally the "big three" for homebuyers, and that will no doubt continue to be the case, but the definition of what makes a great location appears to be changing, says Shaun Rademeyer of BetterLife Home Loans.<br><br>"The focus used to be on potential investment ret... 15032 2017-06-15T13:06:10.453 Factors to consider when letting out property http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15030/Factors-to-consider-when-letting-out-property.aspx Posted: 6/15/2017 11:33:28 AM<br/><br/>While the thought of owning and letting out property is an appealing financial venture to many, there is more to being a landlord than collecting the rent each month, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br />While the thought of owning and letting out property is an appealing financial venture to many, there is more to being a landlord than collecting the rent each month, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Re... 15030 2017-06-15T11:33:28.053 Young professionals are flocking to Benmore Gardens http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15028/Young-professionals-are-flocking-to-Benmore-Gardens.aspx Posted: 6/15/2017 8:56:54 AM<br/><br/>Benmore Gardens is one of the hidden gems of the Sandton area, and is becoming increasingly popular with young executive families.<br /><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/gauteng/sandton/benmore-gardens/607" target="_blank">Benmore Gardens</a> is one of the hidden gems of the Sandton area, and is becoming increasingly popular with young executive families.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Jun... 15028 2017-06-15T08:56:54.33 Residential Property Sector Reaction: Moody's Downgrades http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15025/Residential-Property-Sector-Reaction--Moody-s-Downgrades.aspx Posted: 6/15/2017 7:31:41 AM<br/><br/>Reacting to the slew of Moody’s downgrades that sliced through the country’s financial sector and corporates as well as state-owned enterprises and local and regional governments, Lew Geffen, Chairman of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty, commented that they were “the economic equivalent of the lower decks of the Titanic filling with water”.<br />Reacting to the slew of Moody’s downgrades that sliced through the country’s financial sector and corporates as well as state-owned enterprises and local and regional governments, Lew Geffen, Chairman of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty, commented that they were “the economic equivalent of ... 15025 2017-06-15T07:31:41.903 Property Sector Charter Council: State of Transformation Report for the Property Sector http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15024/Property-Sector-Charter-Council--State-of-Transformation-Report-for-the-Property-Sector.aspx Posted: 6/14/2017 12:24:49 PM<br/><br/>The South African property sector is making reasonable efforts towards transformation, but it needs to pick up pace.<br />The South African property sector is making reasonable efforts towards transformation, but it needs to pick up pace.<br>&nbsp;<br>These are the findings of the latest research released by the Property Sector Charter Council (PSCC) yesterday (June 13, 2017). The launch of the PSCC 2015-2016 State of ... 15024 2017-06-14T12:24:49.43 Avoid these mistakes when moving http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15023/Avoid-these-mistakes-when-moving.aspx Posted: 6/14/2017 11:06:06 AM<br/><br/>At least once in their lifetime, the majority of the population will move from one home to another. While some may have a reasonably pleasant experience with few hassles, others may never want to move again after going through it once.<br />At least once in their lifetime, the majority of the population will move from one home to another. While some may have a reasonably pleasant experience with few hassles, others may never want to move again after going through it once.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Moving.jpg... 15023 2017-06-14T11:06:06.357 Constitutional Court: municipality to provide housing if eviction means residents are homeless http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15019/Constitutional-Court--municipality-to-provide-housing-if-eviction-means-residents-are-homeless.aspx Posted: 6/14/2017 9:06:59 AM<br/><br/>There was a tangible sigh of relief for 184 low-income residents this week after a rescission order against their eviction was upheld by the Constitutional Court. Some of the residents having occupied their homes at the Kiribilly block of flats in Berea, Johannesburg for more than 26 years. <br />There was a tangible sigh of relief for 184 low-income residents this week after a rescission order against their eviction was upheld by the Constitutional Court. Some of the residents having occupied their homes at the Kiribilly block of flats in Berea, Johannesburg for more than 26 years.&nbsp;<br... 15019 2017-06-14T09:06:59.14 Saving for a deposit - Top tips for property buyers http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15016/Saving-for-a-deposit---Top-tips-for-property-buyers.aspx Posted: 6/14/2017 7:31:52 AM<br/><br/>Buying your first home is a really exciting time. A new home, a new start, new memories to be made... There's just one killjoy: that dreaded first deposit.<br />Buying your first home is a really exciting time. A new home, a new start, new memories to be made... There's just one killjoy: that dreaded first deposit.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_337978247.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br><strong>Seeff advises how to save for ... 15016 2017-06-14T07:31:52.317 Northcliff residential property market remains buoyant http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15014/Northcliff-residential-property-market-remains-buoyant--.aspx Posted: 6/13/2017 1:11:13 PM<br/><br/>The Northcliff area of Johannesburg has long been a favourite place for people to live, having been inhabited for thousands of years. Today, however, the suburb of Northcliff is one of the city’s most sought after residential areas.<br />The <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/gauteng/randburg/northcliff/829" target="_blank">Northcliff area of Johannesburg</a> has long been a favourite place for people to live, having been inhabited for thousands of years. Today, however, the suburb of Northcliff is one of the cit... 15014 2017-06-13T13:11:13.38 Questions that sellers need to ask their agent http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15013/Questions-that-sellers-need-to-ask-their-agent.aspx Posted: 6/13/2017 11:22:28 AM<br/><br/>Selling a residential property is always an emotional time for property owners. It is also a time of big expectations – how much money will they get for their home and how long will it take to sell? While pricing a property correctly is essential to attracting serious buyers, the first step sellers need to take is selecting an agent to work with in the marketing and sale of their home.<br />|Read more: <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14907/Essential-questions-for-buyers-to-ask-their-estate-agents.aspx" target="_blank">Questions buyers should ask their estate agent</a><br><br>Selling a residential property is always an emotional time for property owners. It is also a time of b... 15013 2017-06-13T11:22:28.243 The benefits of home inspections http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15012/The-benefits-of-home-inspections.aspx Posted: 6/13/2017 9:47:42 AM<br/><br/>Whether a first-time buyer or seasoned investor, purchasing a property is a substantial commitment that needs to be fully considered, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br />Whether a first-time buyer or seasoned investor, purchasing a property is a substantial commitment that needs to be fully considered, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br><br>“Because buying a property is such a big decision that can have a massive impact o... 15012 2017-06-13T09:47:42.717 Urban regeneration extends the City Bowl value corridor http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15009/Urban-regeneration-extends-the-City-Bowl-value-corridor.aspx Posted: 6/13/2017 7:24:00 AM<br/><br/>Cape Town’s growing urban population and increasing demand for residential property close to the CBD has driven the revitalisation of adjacent suburbs with Woodstock, Walmer Estate and University Estate now attracting broad buyer interest.<br /><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/western-cape/cape-town/88/" target="_blank">Cape Town</a>’s growing urban population and increasing demand for residential property close to the CBD has driven the revitalisation of adjacent suburbs with Woodstock, Walmer Estate and University E... 15009 2017-06-13T07:24:00.613 Get to Grips with Restrictive Conditions http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15008/Get-to-Grips-with-Restrictive-Conditions.aspx Posted: 6/12/2017 12:19:41 PM<br/><br/>What can a buyer do when they’ve purchased their dream home, only to find their neighbour is planning to add a storey that will destroy their view or ruin their privacy?<br />What can a buyer do when they’ve purchased their dream home, only to find their neighbour is planning to add a storey that will destroy their view or ruin their privacy? It happens often enough that it’s important for buyers to know, not only what the restrictions on their own properties are, but on... 15008 2017-06-12T12:19:41.467 Tips to save energy in your home during winter http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15007/Tips-to-save-energy-in-your-home-during-winter.aspx Posted: 6/12/2017 10:59:07 AM<br/><br/>As we head into the cold winter months, household energy consumption will start to increase as people turn up the heat to stay warm, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br />As we head into the cold winter months, household energy consumption will start to increase as people turn up the heat to stay warm, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_577523536.jpg" alt="" s... 15007 2017-06-12T10:59:07.423 Growing demand for new generation accommodation for empty-nesters http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15006/Growing-demand-for-new-generation-accommodation-for-empty-nesters.aspx Posted: 6/12/2017 9:12:15 AM<br/><br/>Not so long ago, turning 50 was regarded as the first stride on the slippery slope towards retirement, but nowadays many see it as a passport to freedom as youthful 50-somethings take advantage of better health, greater financial stability and abundant energy to do the things they had no time for when they were raising children and working.<br />Not so long ago, turning 50 was regarded as the first stride on the slippery slope towards retirement, but nowadays many see it as a passport to freedom as youthful 50-somethings take advantage of better health, greater financial stability and abundant energy to do the things they had no time for wh... 15006 2017-06-12T09:12:15.703 Dead keen on a new business? Cemetery sale is SA auction first http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15004/Dead-keen-on-a-new-business--Cemetery-sale-is-SA-auction-first.aspx Posted: 6/12/2017 7:37:37 AM<br/><br/>There’s an old saying that the only two sure things in life are death and taxes. Nobody will argue that tax is infinitely depressing, but just sometimes death doesn’t have to be – especially if it turns you into a successful entrepreneur.<br />There’s an old saying that the only two sure things in life are death and taxes.&nbsp;Nobody will argue that tax is infinitely depressing, but just sometimes death doesn’t have to be – especially if it turns you into a successful entrepreneur.<br><br>Confused? That’s because most people aren’t aware... 15004 2017-06-12T07:37:37.123 What you need to know about a homeowners' association http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15003/What-you-need-to-know-about-a-homeowners--association.aspx Posted: 6/9/2017 12:13:50 PM<br/><br/>With security a factor that is influencing home-buying decisions in South Africa, many are choosing to purchase homes within boomed off areas or secure lifestyle estates, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. <br />With security a factor that is influencing home-buying decisions in South Africa, many are choosing to purchase homes within boomed off areas or secure lifestyle estates, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. <br><br>As a homeowner in an estate or boomed off ar... 15003 2017-06-09T12:13:50.88 Tips for renovating with an eco-mindset http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15002/Tips-for-renovating-with-an-eco-mindset-.aspx Posted: 6/9/2017 10:42:17 AM<br/><br/>While having Tesla’s solar roof tiles or Mercedes Benz’s home energy storage units would be the ultimate eco renovation, there are other ways of renovating your home with an eco-friendly mindset. We take a look at some tips.<br />While having <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14714/Tesla-debuts-new-solar-panels-that-blend-into-existing-roofs.aspx" target="_blank">Tesla’s solar roof tiles</a> or <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14822/Mercedes-Benz-debuts-home-energy-storage-units.aspx" target="_blank">Mercede... 15002 2017-06-09T10:42:17.33 Older buyers show the power of home equity http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15001/Older-buyers-show-the-power-of-home-equity.aspx Posted: 6/9/2017 9:04:15 AM<br/><br/>Buyers over-50 are paying about twice as much for their homes, on average, as buyers under-30, but only about 30% more on their monthly bond repayments, according to the latest statistics from bond originator BetterLife Home Loans.<br />Buyers over-50 are paying about twice as much for their homes, on average, as buyers under-30, but only about 30% more on their monthly bond repayments, according to the latest statistics from bond originator BetterLife Home Loans.<br><br>The BetterLife figures show that the average home purchase pr... 15001 2017-06-09T09:04:15.123 It costs to #KeepItClean http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14995/It-costs-to--KeepItClean.aspx Posted: 6/9/2017 7:35:30 AM<br/><br/>The Cape Town Central City Improvement District’s (CCID) autumn Urban Management campaign put stompies and street refuse on display in the Cape Town CBD to drive home the message that mess costs a lot of money.<br />The Cape Town Central City Improvement District’s (CCID) autumn Urban Management campaign put stompies and street refuse on display in the Cape Town CBD to drive home the message that mess costs a lot of money.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/JM%20Cleaning%20team%20stacks%20up%... 14995 2017-06-09T07:35:30.25 New York tops league table of most expensive cities for construction as global skills shortage deepens http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14992/New-York-tops-league-table-of-most-expensive-cities-for-construction-as-global-skills-shortage-deepens--.aspx Posted: 6/8/2017 12:58:49 PM<br/><br/>New York, San Francisco, Zurich, Hong Kong and London top the league table of the most expensive places to build, according to results from the annual research conducted by professional services company Turner & Townsend. <br />New York, San Francisco, Zurich, Hong Kong and London top the league table of the most expensive places to build, according to results from the annual research conducted by professional services company Turner &amp; Townsend. Johannesburg is ranked fourth among the top five forecasted construction c... 14992 2017-06-08T12:58:49.21 Ridge 7 in Umhlanga sells out http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14991/Ridge-7-in-Umhlanga-sells-out.aspx Posted: 6/8/2017 10:46:46 AM<br/><br/>FWJK Developments has announced the go ahead of its seventh A Grade office block at Ridgeside, Umhlanga to be known as Ridge 7. <br />FWJK Developments has announced the go ahead of its seventh A Grade office block at Ridgeside, Umhlanga to be known as Ridge 7. <br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Scene%2001%20_%20Exterior%2001_L%202.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>According to Kobus Blom, a director of FWJK Develop... 14991 2017-06-08T10:46:46.12 How prevalent is home re-sales price deflation? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14989/How-prevalent-is-home-re-sales-price-deflation-.aspx Posted: 6/8/2017 8:53:01 AM<br/><br/> While the FNB Average House Price Index has consistently been in a state of mediocre but positive year on year growth since 2009 (although month on month it periodically dips into deflation), this by no means implies the absence of any house price deflation. While it is a minority of properties that are resold for prices lower than what they were previously purchased for, such price deflation on resales is not uncommon.<br />| article by John Loos - household and property sector strategist at FNB Home Loans.<br><br>While the FNB Average House Price Index has consistently been in a state of mediocre but positive year on year growth since 2009 (although month on month it periodically dips into deflation), this by no means... 14989 2017-06-08T08:53:01.307 Time to guard against negative equity http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14988/Time-to-guard-against-negative-equity.aspx Posted: 6/8/2017 7:45:32 AM<br/><br/>With the economy now officially in recession, it is time for homeowners and buyers to get serious about preventing negative equity, says Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group.<br />With the economy now officially in recession, it is time for homeowners and buyers to get serious about preventing negative equity, says Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group.<br>&nbsp;<br>“And the best way to do that is for homeowners to keep putting whatever spare cas... 14988 2017-06-08T07:45:32.637