MyProperty News Feed http://www.myproperty.co.za Three cheers for Newlands development http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14631/Three-cheers-for-Newlands-development.aspx Posted: 3/27/2017 12:03:56 PM<br/><br/>Designed by architect Justin Hervey from Raubenheimer Hervey and Associates, 3 Mona Crescent is marketed by Jawitz Properties, the development boasts the latest eco-friendly specifications and is selling on a plot and plan basis.<br />Marketed by Jawitz Properties, the development boasts the latest eco-friendly specifications and is selling on a plot and plan basis. Sized between 251m² and 304m², homes are priced between R7 950 000 and R10 500 000 inclusive of VAT. “As the homes will be bought directly from the developer, Classic... 14631 2017-03-27T12:03:56.237 Resilience the hallmark of Rondebosch’s sought-after “academic belt” market http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14630/Resilience-the-hallmark-of-Rondebosch’s-sought-after-“academic-belt”-market.aspx Posted: 3/27/2017 9:29:18 AM<br/><br/>Rondebosch in the heart of the Southern Suburbs academic belt continues to be bolstered by the semigrant market seeking family homes in the catchment area of many of Cape Town’s best schools.<br /><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/western-cape/cape-town/rondebosch/1641" target="_blank">Rondebosch</a> in the heart of the Southern Suburbs academic belt continues to be bolstered by the semigrant market seeking family homes in the catchment area of many of Cape Town’s best sc... 14630 2017-03-27T09:29:18.623 Double-check the mortgage clause in your Offer to Purchase http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14628/Double-check-the-mortgage-clause-in-your-Offer-to-Purchase.aspx Posted: 3/27/2017 8:00:23 AM<br/><br/>The mortgage clause in some Offer to Purchase (OTP) or Agreement of Sale documents can be confusing, and home buyers and sellers must be sure before they sign these documents that they are not committing themselves to the transaction under unacceptable conditions.<br />The mortgage clause in some Offer to Purchase (OTP) or Agreement of Sale documents can be confusing, and home buyers and sellers must be sure before they sign these documents that they are not committing themselves to the transaction under unacceptable conditions.<br>&nbsp;<br>“The mortgage clause u... 14628 2017-03-27T08:00:23.307 For buy-to-let success, tap into millennial demand http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14627/For-buy-to-let-success,-tap-into-millennial-demand.aspx Posted: 3/24/2017 9:09:10 AM<br/><br/>Many 25 to 35-year-old millennials would love to buy their own homes – but don’t have the earnings, steady jobs or credit records needed to qualify for home loans and so have no choice but to keep renting.<br />Many 25 to 35-year-old millennials would love to buy their own homes – but don’t have the earnings, steady jobs or credit records needed to qualify for home loans and so have no choice but to keep renting.<br>&nbsp;<br>Others are still trying to pay back massive student loans and have no way to save... 14627 2017-03-24T09:09:10.507 Owning Property without a Will http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14623/Owning-Property-without-a-Will-.aspx Posted: 3/23/2017 8:18:27 AM<br/><br/>A home is the biggest financial asset most South Africans will ever possess, but what happens to that home when the owner passes away? <br />A home is the biggest financial asset most South Africans will ever possess, but what happens to that home when the owner passes away? <br><br>The short answer is that it depends on whether the owner had a will, or not.&nbsp;<br>“Finalising the estate of a deceased relative is a fairly complex proce... 14623 2017-03-23T08:18:27.013 Mild rise in secondary home buys reports FNB http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14621/Mild-rise-in-secondary-home-buys-reports-FNB.aspx Posted: 3/22/2017 9:10:16 AM<br/><br/>There has been a mild improvement in the buying of secondary homes, such as holiday homes, homes for use by a relative and buy-to-let homes, in line with signs of an improved economic environment.<br />There has been a mild improvement in the buying of secondary homes, such as holiday homes, homes for use by a relative and buy-to-let homes, in line with signs of an improved economic environment.<br><br>FNB reported that the estimated percentage of secondary home buying had risen to 14.47 percent b... 14621 2017-03-22T09:10:16.2 Rental inspections – what’s the big deal? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14620/Rental-inspections-–-what’s-the-big-deal-.aspx Posted: 3/22/2017 8:33:10 AM<br/><br/>If you’re renting a property, as either a tenant or a landlord, you should be quite familiar with the concept of incoming and outgoing inspections – they are, after all, required by law under the Rental Housing Act. <br />If you’re renting a property, as either a tenant or a landlord, you should be quite familiar with the concept of incoming and outgoing inspections – they are, after all, required by law under the Rental Housing Act. <br><br>Despite this, many people consider inspections to be a formality at most. Ja... 14620 2017-03-22T08:33:10.833 Accurate valuation is the key to a speedy and successful sale http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14618/Accurate-valuation-is-the-key-to-a-speedy-and-successful-sale.aspx Posted: 3/20/2017 2:34:13 PM<br/><br/>The valuation of a property is one of the key factors in determining how long it remains on the market and for a seller it’s crucial that an accurate, market-related price be ascribed to a home, which means that the highest appraisal is not necessarily the best appraisal<br /><p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif... 14618 2017-03-20T14:34:13.73 Preparing your home for selling success http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14617/Preparing-your-home-for-selling-success.aspx Posted: 3/20/2017 9:13:52 AM<br/><br/>When putting one’s house on the market the primary objectives are usually selling your home quickly and efficiently and, hopefully, at a price that ensures you make a profit.<br />When putting one’s house on the market the primary objectives are usually selling your home quickly and efficiently and, hopefully, at a price that ensures you make a profit.<br><br>Richard Hardie, Manager at Knight Frank Residential South Africa’s Atlantic Seaboard branch, cautions that failing to ... 14617 2017-03-20T09:13:52.643 Estimates in the incidence of house price deflation http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14616/Estimates-in-the-incidence-of-house-price-deflation.aspx Posted: 3/18/2017 8:11:15 AM<br/><br/>The level of homes being resold at values below their previous purchase price has risen mildly in recent months, but still remains moderate by historic standards.<br /><em>| Article by John Loos - household and property sector strategist at FNB Home Loans |</em><br><br>The level of homes being resold at values below their previous purchase price has risen mildly in recent months, but still remains moderate by historic standards.<br><br>At any given time, there exi... 14616 2017-03-18T08:11:15.823 Five tips to stay afloat financially as a brand new homeowner http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14615/Five-tips-to-stay-afloat-financially-as-a-brand-new-homeowner.aspx Posted: 3/17/2017 1:02:14 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,... 14615 2017-03-17T13:02:14.733 Ongoing demand for housing in eMalahleni, retail hub of the Highveld http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14614/Ongoing-demand-for-housing-in-eMalahleni,-retail-hub-of-the-Highveld.aspx Posted: 3/17/2017 11:03:00 AM<br/><br/>Home to Eskom’s Kusile Power Station, the Mpumalanga coal-mining town of eMalahleni (formerly known as Witbank) continues to experience a strong demand for housing, says Elisme Swart, area principal for Pam Golding Properties.<br />Home to Eskom’s Kusile Power Station, the Mpumalanga coal-mining town of eMalahleni (formerly known as Witbank) continues to experience a strong demand for housing, says Elisme Swart, area principal for Pam Golding Properties.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Witbank%20Bankenvel... 14614 2017-03-17T11:03:00.093 Significant Property-related Legislations To Come Into Force In 2017 http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14613/Significant-Property-related-Legislations-To-Come-Into-Force-In-2017.aspx Posted: 3/17/2017 8:30:22 AM<br/><br/>There are a few significant changes on the cards for the South African property sector in 2017. Many of the regulations coming into force this year won’t necessarily be welcomed by all involved. <br />There are a few significant changes on the cards for the South African property sector in 2017. Many of the regulations coming into force this year won’t necessarily be welcomed by all involved. These policy amendments are significant and include the 2015 Expropriation Bill, &nbsp;Protection of Inve... 14613 2017-03-17T08:30:22.08 Why is homeowner's insurance so important? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14610/Why-is-homeowner-s-insurance-so-important-.aspx Posted: 3/16/2017 11:50:23 AM<br/><br/>For most, their home will be the largest financial asset they will ever own, which is why homeowner’s insurance is imperative. Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that when a financial institution grants a home loan, they will require that the new homeowner has the property covered by insurance.<br />For most, their home will be the largest financial asset they will ever own, which is why homeowner’s insurance is imperative. Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that when a financial institution grants a home loan, they will require that the new homeowner h... 14610 2017-03-16T11:50:23.457 Cliff House - Sustainable design with modern style http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14609/Cliff-House---Sustainable-design-with-modern-style.aspx Posted: 3/16/2017 10:43:17 AM<br/><br/>Designed by shipping-container-architecture mavens, Architecture for A Change (A4AC) and inspired by Steve Jobs’ cutting edge product design, Cliff House is an example of how sustainable design can modern and affordable.<br />Designed by shipping-container-architecture mavens, Architecture for A Change (A4AC) and inspired by Steve Jobs’ cutting edge product design, Cliff House is an example of how sustainable design can modern and affordable.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Cliff-House-Sustainable-A... 14609 2017-03-16T10:43:17.52 #NoCommute: flourishing sectional title sector powering the Vredehoek market http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14607/-NoCommute--flourishing-sectional-title-sector-powering-the-Vredehoek-market.aspx Posted: 3/16/2017 8:58:01 AM<br/><br/>Spiralling demand for secure apartments in Vredehoek is fuelling investment in this quiet City Bowl suburb, with developers scrambling to cater to the growing market by renovating older blocks or demolishing old houses and replacing them with small complexes.<br />Spiralling demand for secure <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/western-cape/cape-town/vredehoek/1413" target="_blank">apartments in Vredehoek</a> is fuelling investment in this quiet City Bowl suburb, with developers scrambling to cater to the growing market by renovating older ... 14607 2017-03-16T08:58:01.19 Residential rental values improve http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14604/Residential-rental-values-improve.aspx Posted: 3/16/2017 7:55:31 AM<br/><br/>The PayProp Rental Index has shown that the average rental in South Africa breached the R7 000 threshold ending Q4 2016 at R7 062.91.<br />The PayProp Rental Index has shown that the average <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/to-rent/" target="_blank">rental in South Africa</a> breached the R7 000 threshold ending Q4 2016 at R7 062.91.<br><br>The quarterly PayProp Residential Rental Index is drawn from the actual payment dat... 14604 2017-03-16T07:55:31.01 Own your very own corner of coral reef-fringed paradise http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14603/Own-your-very-own-corner-of-coral-reef-fringed-paradise.aspx Posted: 3/15/2017 10:32:07 AM<br/><br/>In an ever-shrinking high-tech world, it’s become more and more difficult to truly get away from it all; to even temporarily escape the frenetic global village and travel far enough off the beaten track for the ‘real world’ to fade into oblivion. There are even fewer opportunities to invest in these spaces – especially when they come fully-equipped with their own golden beaches, sea caves and a coral reef.<br />In an ever-shrinking high-tech world, it’s become more and more difficult to truly get away from it all; to even temporarily escape the frenetic global village and travel far enough off the beaten track for the ‘real world’ to fade into oblivion. There are even fewer opportunities to invest in these... 14603 2017-03-15T10:32:07.54 Cape Town ranked among the world’s top Tech Cities http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14599/Cape-Town-ranked-among-the-world’s-top-Tech-Cities.aspx Posted: 3/15/2017 7:46:13 AM<br/><br/>Cape Town features among the world’s top Tech Cities according to a recent report by global property giant, Savills. Ranked number 22 in the report, which is entitled ‘Tech Cities 2017’, Cape Town, along with Santiago and Buenos Aires, is recognised as a major tech hub with potential as a rising global player.<br />Cape Town features among the world’s top Tech Cities according to a recent report by global property giant, Savills. Ranked number 22 in the report, which is entitled ‘Tech Cities 2017’, Cape Town, along with Santiago and Buenos Aires, is recognised as a major tech hub with potential as a rising glo... 14599 2017-03-15T07:46:13.527 St Francis Bay’s housing market attracting top dollar http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14597/St-Francis-Bay’s-housing-market-attracting-top-dollar.aspx Posted: 3/14/2017 2:28:08 PM<br/><br/>The top end of the residential property market in the St Francis Bay area – including Cape St Francis, continues to gather momentum, proving even stronger over the past few years than the mid-range properties in the price bracket from R3 million to R7 million, says Pam Golding Properties area principal Richard Arderne.<br />The top end of the residential property market in the St Francis Bay area – including Cape St Francis, continues to gather momentum, proving even stronger over the past few years than the mid-range properties in the price bracket from R3 million to R7 million, says Pam Golding Properties area princi... 14597 2017-03-14T14:28:08.283 Strong income return potential fuels demand for Oceans Hotel Apartments in uMhlanga http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14596/Strong-income-return-potential-fuels-demand-for-Oceans-Hotel-Apartments-in-uMhlanga.aspx Posted: 3/14/2017 10:46:39 AM<br/><br/>Most of the 38 elegantly designed one and two bedroom sectional title apartments and penthouses in the new Oceans Hotel Apartments situated from floors 17 to 20 above the 5-Star Radisson Blu Hotel in uMhlanga on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast have already sold with only six units still available for purchase<br />Most of the 38 elegantly designed one and two bedroom sectional title apartments and penthouses in the new Oceans Hotel Apartments situated from floors 17 to 20 above the 5-Star Radisson Blu Hotel in uMhlanga on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast have already sold with only six units still available for ... 14596 2017-03-14T10:46:39.15 Sectional Title Schemes: prepaid meters for better financial management http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14595/Sectional-Title-Schemes--prepaid-meters-for-better-financial-management.aspx Posted: 3/14/2017 9:18:54 AM<br/><br/>There’s no doubt that the best way to manage the costs of services such as water and electricity in sectional title schemes is by having separate meters installed for each unit. Even better would be to have prepaid meters for these services as owners only use what they pay for, says Mandi Hanekom, operations manager of sectional title finance company Propell.<br />There’s no doubt that the best way to manage the costs of services such as water and electricity in sectional title schemes is by having separate meters installed for each unit. Even better would be to have prepaid meters for these services as owners only use what they pay for, says Mandi Hanekom, o... 14595 2017-03-14T09:18:54.63 Using a bond originator http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14592/Using-a-bond-originator.aspx Posted: 3/14/2017 7:53:34 AM<br/><br/>The process of applying for a home loan can be involved and often time-consuming, which is why so many would-be homeowners choose to make use of a bond origination company to assist them, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br />The process of applying for a home loan can be involved and often time-consuming, which is why so many would-be homeowners choose to make use of a bond origination company to assist them, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br><br>He adds that bond originator... 14592 2017-03-14T07:53:34.567 Advantages of purchasing a sectional title property http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14591/Advantages-of-purchasing-a-sectional-title-property.aspx Posted: 3/13/2017 10:43:17 AM<br/><br/>The safety aspect and shared costs are just two of the reasons that sectional title units have growth massively in popularity since they were first introduced to the market in South Africa, says Caron Leslie, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Property Associates in Table View.<br />The safety aspect and shared costs are just two of the reasons that sectional title units have growth massively in popularity since they were first introduced to the market in South Africa, says Caron Leslie, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Property Associates in Table View. “Security is a primary concern fo... 14591 2017-03-13T10:43:17.267 Hidden costs when selling your home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14589/Hidden-costs-when-selling-your-home.aspx Posted: 3/13/2017 8:48:27 AM<br/><br/>Selling a house is a big decision and one that could have hidden costs, says Lolly Unterlsak, Property Consultant at Jawitz Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town.<br />Selling a house is a big decision and one that could have hidden costs, says Lolly Unterlsak, Property Consultant at Jawitz Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town.<br>&nbsp;<br>“Sellers should be aware of all the costs involved, even the unlikely ones, before deciding to sell so as not to be unpleasantly su... 14589 2017-03-13T08:48:27.233 The rental agreement demystified http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14587/The-rental-agreement-demystified.aspx Posted: 3/13/2017 7:39:20 AM<br/><br/>It’s time to renew the lease on your house or flat, but did you know that last year’s rental hike isn’t necessarily applicable for the year ahead, that the days of 10% increases on residential properties are all but extinct and that in tough economic times good landlords and good tenants can find ways to negotiate creatively if they value their relationships?<br />It’s time to renew the lease on your house or flat, but did you know that last year’s rental hike isn’t necessarily applicable for the year ahead, that the days of 10% increases on residential properties are all but extinct and that in tough economic times good landlords and good tenants can find wa... 14587 2017-03-13T07:39:20.88 More properties selling below purchase price http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14586/More-properties-selling-below-purchase-price.aspx Posted: 3/11/2017 7:58:56 AM<br/><br/>The percentage of properties sold below their original purchase price increased to 12 percent in January this year from 9.8 percent in August last year.<br />The percentage of properties sold below their original purchase price increased to 12 percent in January this year from 9.8 percent in August last year.<br><br>This is based on a residential-dominated sample compiled by FNB on the deed office property data registered by individuals for properties th... 14586 2017-03-11T07:58:56.623 How to cancel your home loan http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14584/How-to-cancel-your-home-loan.aspx Posted: 3/10/2017 11:32:36 AM<br/><br/>In certain cases, homeowners who have paid off their home loan may have the option to keep their bond account open, which will keep the loan facility available to them. <br />In certain cases, homeowners who have paid off their home loan may have the option to keep their bond account open, which will keep the loan facility available to them. Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that the reason that a homeowner would want to keep th... 14584 2017-03-10T11:32:36.597 Buying off-plan: here’s what you need to know http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14581/Buying-off-plan--here’s-what-you-need-to-know.aspx Posted: 3/10/2017 9:20:00 AM<br/><br/>Buying a property off-plan is an attractive option for a number of reasons, including the fact that it’s possible to select the size, style and finishes of a new home. However, as with any large financial investment, there are potential drawbacks buyers need to be aware of. <br /><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property-developments-in-South-Africa.aspx" target="_blank">Buying a property off-plan</a> is an attractive option for a number of reasons, including the fact that it’s possible to select the size, style and finishes of a new home. However, as with any large fina... 14581 2017-03-10T09:20:00.957 Voetstoots: What meets the eye … or not http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14577/Voetstoots--What-meets-the-eye-…-or-not.aspx Posted: 3/10/2017 7:38:00 AM<br/><br/>The seller, in terms of our law, is automatically held liable for latent defects, whether or not he knew of them at the time of the sale. To avoid this common law liability, a voetstoots clause included in a sale agreement protects the seller from any action which the purchaser may institute should any latent defect be discovered.<br /><em>(By Natasha Fletcher and Muhammed Gattoo, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)</em><br>&nbsp;<br>The seller, in terms of our law, is automatically held liable for latent defects, whether or not he knew of them at the time of the sale. To avoid this common law liability, a voetstoots clause included in a sale ... 14577 2017-03-10T07:38:00.713 Sectional title sector reignites Johannesburg’s Paulshof market http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14575/Sectional-title-sector-reignites-Johannesburg’s-Paulshof-market.aspx Posted: 3/9/2017 11:00:51 AM<br/><br/>The Paulshof market is showing strong signs of recovery after a very subdued third and fourth quarter of 2016 with agents reporting a spike in interest since the beginning of the year from a growing number of buyers who are recognising the investor potential of sectional title properties in this northern Johannesburg suburb.<br />The Paulshof market is showing strong signs of recovery after a very subdued third and fourth quarter of 2016 with agents reporting a spike in interest since the beginning of the year from a growing number of buyers who are recognising the investor potential of sectional title properties in this nor... 14575 2017-03-09T11:00:51.44 How to pick the right rental home even under pressure http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14574/How-to-pick-the-right-rental-home-even-under-pressure.aspx Posted: 3/9/2017 9:50:18 AM<br/><br/>Budgets are tight and rental homes are increasingly hard to find, which means that prospective tenants now often need to make quick decisions about the properties they view - or risk losing out to the next person on the landlord’s list.<br />Budgets are tight and <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/to-rent/" target="_blank">rental homes</a> are increasingly hard to find, which means that prospective tenants now often need to make quick decisions about the properties they view - or risk losing out to the next person on the land... 14574 2017-03-09T09:50:18.713 Hive living - a growing trend http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14573/Hive-living---a-growing-trend.aspx Posted: 3/9/2017 7:45:28 AM<br/><br/>As many consumers feel the financial constraints of higher living costs, coupled with the rising property prices, more and more people have turned to hive living as means to get into the property market, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br />As many consumers feel the financial constraints of higher living costs, coupled with the rising property prices, more and more people have turned to hive living as means to get into the property market, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br><br>“While prope... 14573 2017-03-09T07:45:28.993 New sectional title apartments for Morningside http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14571/New-sectional-title-apartments-for-Morningside.aspx Posted: 3/8/2017 2:06:14 PM<br/><br/>Demand for sectional title apartments in key nodes throughout northern Johannesburg has continued to gain momentum in the first month of 2017, says Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop. <br />Demand for sectional title apartments in key nodes throughout northern Johannesburg has continued to gain momentum in the first month of 2017, says Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop. <br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Morningside%20View%203D%20Rendering%20Front%20View%20(07-11-2016)%5... 14571 2017-03-08T14:06:14.707 Protecting yourself against rental fraud http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14570/Protecting-yourself-against-rental-fraud.aspx Posted: 3/8/2017 10:24:27 AM<br/><br/>While the Internet is an extremely useful tool, it has also made it easier for criminals to prey on prospective tenants – with the number of incidences on the increase. Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that unfortunately there is a criminal element who use the internet to scam potential tenants out of their hard-earned money.<br />While the Internet is an extremely useful tool, it has also made it easier for criminals to prey on prospective tenants – with the number of incidences on the increase. Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that unfortunately there is a criminal element who use... 14570 2017-03-08T10:24:27.333 #DesignAlphabet - Baroque http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14569/-DesignAlphabet---Baroque.aspx Posted: 3/8/2017 9:31:30 AM<br/><br/>A highly ornate decorative style that originated in Italy in the 1600's. The style is characterized by irregular curves, twisted columns, elaborate scrolls and oversized moldings. The Italian equivalent of French "rococo".<br /><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/DesignAlphabet%20(1).png" alt="" style=""><br><br>Originating in the 17th century in Italy - Baroque is characterized by twisted pillars, large irregular curves, complex spiral, oversized moldings, luxurious fabrics and inlaid wood floors. Gold is p... 14569 2017-03-08T09:31:30.617 Keep tenants on your side when it’s time to sell http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14568/Keep-tenants-on-your-side-when-it’s-time-to-sell.aspx Posted: 3/8/2017 9:08:21 AM<br/><br/>With the economy still in slow mode, some property investors are having to sell their rental properties to reduce their debts or raise cash – but are finding that this can be very tricky if they still have tenants in place.<br />With the economy still in slow mode, some property investors are having to sell their rental properties to reduce their debts or raise cash – but are finding that this can be very tricky if they still have tenants in place.<br>&nbsp;<br>“In fact tenants can make or break your sale if they decide to ... 14568 2017-03-08T09:08:21.14 Winelands estate living that won’t break the bank becoming scarce http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14554/Winelands-estate-living-that-won’t-break-the-bank-becoming-scarce.aspx Posted: 3/6/2017 1:01:31 PM<br/><br/>Growing numbers of empty-nesters and retirees who want to be shot of the responsibilities of large family homes and escape frenetic urban living are looking to relocate to the pastoral splendour of the Winelands.<br />Growing numbers of empty-nesters and retirees who want to be shot of the responsibilities of large family homes and escape frenetic urban living are looking to relocate to the pastoral splendour of the Winelands.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Boschenmeer%20Estate%20-022a.jpg"... 14554 2017-03-06T13:01:31.203 Gauteng water restrictions lifted http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14553/Gauteng-water-restrictions-lifted.aspx Posted: 3/6/2017 10:54:58 AM<br/><br/>Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has announced the lifting of water restrictions in Gauteng with immediate effect.<br />Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has announced the lifting of water restrictions in Gauteng with immediate effect.<br><br>“I trust that the lessons learnt on responsible water use will become a norm and a way of life for us all, and that we will adapt to the realities of being a water... 14553 2017-03-06T10:54:58.493 New property bill and its implications http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14552/New-property-bill-and-its-implications.aspx Posted: 3/6/2017 9:31:55 AM<br/><br/>Speculation was rife this week as to what the new Property Practitioners Bill 2016 will include, with many estate agencies and organisations raising concerns it could over-regulate the industry with a dire outcome.<br />Speculation was rife this week as to what the new Property Practitioners Bill 2016 will include, with many estate agencies and organisations raising concerns it could over-regulate the industry with a dire outcome.<br><br>The cabinet on Wednesday announced that the bill would be gazetted for public ... 14552 2017-03-06T09:31:55.27 Mastering the move with children and pets - a “how to” guide http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14551/Mastering-the-move-with-children-and-pets---a-“how-to”-guide.aspx Posted: 3/3/2017 11:22:31 AM<br/><br/>Moving home is an exciting experience and a new beginning but it also ranks very high on the stress barometer, and if children and pets factor into the mix they add complications to an already complex process that can easily elevate moving mayhem to nerve-wracking levels.<br />Moving home is an exciting experience and a new beginning but it also ranks very high on the stress barometer, and if children and pets factor into the mix they add complications to an already complex process that can easily elevate moving mayhem to nerve-wracking levels.<br><br><img src="https://om... 14551 2017-03-03T11:22:31.02 Questions to ask the conveyancing attorney http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14550/Questions-to-ask-the-conveyancing-attorney.aspx Posted: 3/3/2017 9:36:31 AM<br/><br/>Ownership of a property takes more than a signature on an Offer to Purchase or for that matter the payment of the purchase price. The property needs to go through the process of transfer and needs to be registered in the new buyer’s name at the Deed Registry Office, which is where the services of a conveyancing attorney are required.<br />Ownership of a property takes more than a signature on an Offer to Purchase or for that matter the payment of the purchase price. &nbsp;The property needs to go through the process of transfer and needs to be registered in the new buyer’s name at the Deed Registry Office, which is where the services... 14550 2017-03-03T09:36:31.63 2017 - Here is what in store for real estate http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14549/2017---Here-is-what-in-store-for-real-estate.aspx Posted: 3/3/2017 8:10:33 AM<br/><br/>On average, the property market across South Africa experienced a notable decline in growth over the course of 2016, with the year-on-year house price inflation rate dropping to a mere 1.6% in December 2016. <br />On average, the property market across South Africa experienced a notable decline in growth over the course of 2016, with the year-on-year house price inflation rate dropping to a mere 1.6% in December 2016.&nbsp;<br><br>This has been attributed mainly to slow overall economic growth and the effects... 14549 2017-03-03T08:10:33.3 Umhlanga to welcome R1.3 billion mixed-use development http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14543/Umhlanga-to-welcome-R1-3-billion-mixed-use-development.aspx Posted: 3/2/2017 1:22:52 PM<br/><br/>A one-of- a-kind development to hit Durban shores, Umhlanga Arch is proudly introduced by The Multiply Group, a Durban-based global investment company offering access to proprietary transactions on the African continent.<br />A one-of- a-kind development to hit Durban shores, Umhlanga Arch is proudly introduced by The Multiply Group, a Durban-based global investment company offering access to proprietary transactions on the African continent. The Group has a 30% stake in Imbewu Capital Partners, a company founded by CEO ... 14543 2017-03-02T13:22:52.037 #DesignAlphabet - Design terms explained http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14541/-DesignAlphabet---Design-terms-explained.aspx Posted: 3/2/2017 11:04:32 AM<br/><br/>Not sure what the difference is between an armoire and bachelor’s chest? Confused by feng shui? We explain it all in our #DesignAlphabet series<br />Not sure what the difference is between an armoire and bachelor’s chest? Confused by feng shui? We explain it all in our #DesignAlphabet series<br><br>We kick off our design series with Arabesque<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/DesignAlphabet.png" alt="" style=""><br><br>Many w... 14541 2017-03-02T11:04:32.993 A peek into Google’s new campus http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14539/A-peek-into-Google’s-new-campus.aspx Posted: 3/2/2017 9:15:34 AM<br/><br/>After trading places with LinkedIn, Google’s new headquarters are closer to being finished in Silicon Valley - which is in the midst of a building boom.<br />After trading places with LinkedIn, Google’s new headquarters are closer to being finished in Silicon Valley - which is in the midst of a building boom.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/GoogleCampus.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>Silicon Valley is undergoing a bit of a building bo... 14539 2017-03-02T09:15:34.98 Do you have to pay for past water bill discrepancies? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14537/Do-you-have-to-pay-for-past-water-bill-discrepancies-.aspx Posted: 3/2/2017 7:45:18 AM<br/><br/>A judgement has been handed down granting relief to property owners who have received exorbitant utility bills after a number of years.<br /><em>(Article by Nicholas Gangiah and Fatima Gattoo from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)</em><br><br>A judgement has been handed down granting relief to property owners who have received exorbitant utility bills after a number of years.<br><br>If a consumer receives a utility bill citing for the first time fo... 14537 2017-03-02T07:45:18.983 Trevor Noah - $10 million dollar apartment http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14536/Trevor-Noah----10-million-dollar-apartment.aspx Posted: 3/1/2017 3:01:47 PM<br/><br/>Our funniest export and 'The Daily Show' host is living the good life in his new $10 million apartment in New York<br /><p>Our funniest export and 'The Daily Show' host is living the good life in his new $10 million apartment in New York in the Manhattan neighbourhood of Hell’s Kitchen. <br><br>The Daily Show host is now the owner of a $10 million apartment, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. That’s ... 14536 2017-03-01T15:01:47.537 Garden Route, Eastern Cape property boom sets strong foundation http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14535/Garden-Route,-Eastern-Cape-property-boom-sets-strong-foundation.aspx Posted: 3/1/2017 1:04:52 PM<br/><br/>The Garden Route and Eastern Cape region property market performed better than expected last year, says Tony Ketcher, regional manager for the Seeff property group’s operations across this region.<br />The Garden Route and Eastern Cape region property market performed better than expected last year, says Tony Ketcher, regional manager for the Seeff property group’s operations across this region.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_519480805.jpg" alt="" style=""><br>N... 14535 2017-03-01T13:04:52.223 House hunting? A cool head will get you the best deal http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14534/House-hunting--A-cool-head-will-get-you-the-best-deal.aspx Posted: 3/1/2017 11:30:34 AM<br/><br/>When you buy a home you are not just buying bricks and mortar or a roof over your head. You are also buying your future.<br />When you buy a home you are not just buying bricks and mortar or a roof over your head. You are also buying your future.<br>&nbsp;<br>“Where you choose to live will determine who you make friends with, how you entertain, where your children go to school, where you shop and go to gym, how hard you ha... 14534 2017-03-01T11:30:34.737