MyProperty News Feed http://www.myproperty.co.za Residential estates encouraged to enable access to paramedics http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15913/Residential-estates-encouraged-to-enable-access-to-paramedics.aspx Posted: 12/6/2017 9:59:29 AM<br/><br/>Homes situated within residential estates have become a more and more popular option across South Africa. There are, however, some emergency situations when heavily guarded access points to these communities can be more of a hindrance than a help.<br />Homes situated within residential estates have become a more and more popular option across South Africa. There are, however, some emergency situations when heavily guarded access points to these communities can be more of a hindrance than a help.<br><br>Shalen Ramduth, director: business developmen... 15913 2017-12-06T09:59:29.29 Average house price growth to decline for third year in a row http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15912/Average-house-price-growth-to-decline-for-third-year-in-a-row.aspx Posted: 12/6/2017 8:29:36 AM<br/><br/>The average year-on-year house price growth for this year was likely to be slower than last year, despite year-on-year house price growth accelerating mildly in recent months.<br />The average year-on-year house price growth for this year was likely to be slower than last year, despite year-on-year house price growth accelerating mildly in recent months.<br><br>John Loos, a household and property sector strategist at FNB, said yesterday that this would represent the third cons... 15912 2017-12-06T08:29:36.58 New Kenilworth development set to move fast http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15911/New-Kenilworth-development-set-to-move-fast-.aspx Posted: 12/5/2017 3:27:47 PM<br/><br/>Located in dynamic and scenic Kenilworth is The Wentworth, a new development exclusively marketed by Greeff Properties.<br />Located in dynamic and scenic Kenilworth is The Wentworth, a new development exclusively marketed by Greeff Properties.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Greeff%20%20Wentworth%20image%201.jpg" alt="" style=""><br>&nbsp;<br>The Wentworth is an ideal choice for the first-time homeo... 15911 2017-12-05T15:27:47.633 Protect yourself against these common rental scams http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15907/Protect-yourself-against-these-common-rental-scams.aspx Posted: 12/5/2017 9:37:52 AM<br/><br/>Today's rental market is a competitive place, so when you find the perfect spot it can be tempting to just sign on the dotted line and hope for the best. Sadly, there are more and more scammers who are taking advantage of this opportunity to dupe unsuspecting applicants out of their hard-earned cash.<br />Today's rental market is a competitive place, so when you find the perfect spot it can be tempting to just sign on the dotted line and hope for the best. Sadly, there are more and more scammers who are taking advantage of this opportunity to dupe unsuspecting applicants out of their hard-earned cash... 15907 2017-12-05T09:37:52.16 Rules of the road in gated communities http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15904/Rules-of-the-road-in-gated-communities.aspx Posted: 12/5/2017 7:55:03 AM<br/><br/>Gated communities are increasingly popular with home buyers due to the perceived safety these neighbourhoods offer. “These gated communities are popping up all over the country and while they certainly can boost security, a few issues have been cropping up – specifically referring to road usage,” says Bruce Swain, CEO of Leapfrog Property Group. <br />Gated communities are increasingly popular with home buyers due to the perceived safety these neighbourhoods offer. “These gated communities are popping up all over the country and while they certainly can boost security, a few issues have been cropping up – specifically referring to road usage,” sa... 15904 2017-12-05T07:55:03.057 The role and responsibility of the rental agent http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15891/The-role-and-responsibility-of-the-rental-agent.aspx Posted: 12/4/2017 11:34:57 AM<br/><br/>If a property is purchased for the purpose of keeping it tenanted, maybe as a subsidy to an income or as a future retirement plan, it is important to ensure that the asset is taken care of in the best possible way. <br />If a property is purchased for the purpose of keeping it tenanted, maybe as a subsidy to an income or as a future retirement plan, it is important to ensure that the asset is taken care of in the best possible way.&nbsp; This would be done by placing the best-suited tenant in the unit as well as mai... 15891 2017-12-04T11:34:57.36 Tips for stress-free home-buying during the festive season http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15890/Tips-for-stress-free-home-buying-during-the-festive-season.aspx Posted: 12/4/2017 9:48:14 AM<br/><br/>Estate agents in Cape Town are looking forward to a busy season despite the looming school holidays and festive season and many are reporting that there has been no slowing of enquiries for accessibly priced homes, especially in sought after areas like the Southern Suburbs.<br />Estate agents in Cape Town are looking forward to a busy season despite the looming school holidays and festive season and many are reporting that there has been no slowing of enquiries for accessibly priced homes, especially in sought after areas like the Southern Suburbs.<br><br>This is according ... 15890 2017-12-04T09:48:14.44 It’s a property buyer’s market for 2018, says Seeff http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15886/It’s-a-property-buyer’s-market-for-2018,-says-Seeff.aspx Posted: 12/4/2017 7:49:40 AM<br/><br/>The property market has shifted notably over the last 18 months as the fall-out from the weak political and economic climate, poor growth and credit downgrades continue. The inevitable result, says Samuel Seeff, chairman of the Seeff Property Group, is that this rather good performing economic sector, is now also taking strain.<br />The property market has shifted notably over the last 18 months as the fall-out from the weak political and economic climate, poor growth and credit downgrades continue. The inevitable result, says Samuel Seeff, chairman of the Seeff Property Group, is that this rather good performing economic secto... 15886 2017-12-04T07:49:40.557 A tiny village in the Swiss Alps might pay you to live there http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15878/A-tiny-village-in-the-Swiss-Alps-might-pay-you-to-live-there.aspx Posted: 12/1/2017 12:08:06 PM<br/><br/>Are you dreaming of up-and-leaving your city life to live in the country? These fantasies usually require a significant outlay of cash. Until now.<br />Are you dreaming of up-and-leaving your city life to live in the country? These fantasies usually require a significant outlay of cash. Until now.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_404084062.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><em>This is not a picture of Albinen - but you can ... 15878 2017-12-01T12:08:06.593 Don't let holiday spending ruin your home buying plans http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15877/Don-t-let-holiday-spending-ruin-your-home-buying-plans.aspx Posted: 12/1/2017 10:30:59 AM<br/><br/>It’s summer, it’s holiday time and it’s the season in which consumers want to take a break from worrying about what they spend. But with just a few shopping days left before Christmas, those who hope to buy a new home next year should actually be keeping an even tighter rein than usual on their finances.<br />It’s summer, it’s holiday time and it’s the season in which consumers want to take a break from worrying about what they spend. But with just a few shopping days left before Christmas, those who hope to buy a new home next year should actually be keeping an even tighter rein than usual on their fina... 15877 2017-12-01T10:30:59.707 Western Cape rentals still rising but tenants must resist the urge to overspend http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15876/Western-Cape-rentals-still-rising-but-tenants-must-resist-the-urge-to-overspend.aspx Posted: 12/1/2017 8:00:28 AM<br/><br/>Payprop recently issued their final Rental Index for 2017, where it was no surprise to see that the Western Cape’s year on year rental growth rate for Q2 and Q3 is still at the top of the national rental growth index (even though it was down from 11% to 10,2%), says Michael Bauer, managing director of property company SAProperty.com.<br />Payprop recently issued their final Rental Index for 2017, where it was no surprise to see that the Western Cape’s year on year rental growth rate for Q2 and Q3 is still at the top of the national rental growth index (even though it was down from 11% to 10,2%), says Michael Bauer, managing director ... 15876 2017-12-01T08:00:28.867 Security tips for home owners during the holiday season http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15871/Security-tips-for-home-owners-during-the-holiday-season.aspx Posted: 11/30/2017 1:56:30 PM<br/><br/>The latest South African crime statistics had good news for homeowners, with housebreaking and home robbery both down by a significant margin. While that’s certainly cause for celebration, Tony Clarke, Managing Director of the Rawson Property Group, urges homeowners not to become complacent when it comes to home security – particularly with the holiday season on the way.<br />The latest South African crime statistics had good news for homeowners, with housebreaking and home robbery both down by a significant margin. While that’s certainly cause for celebration, Tony Clarke, Managing Director of the Rawson Property Group, urges homeowners not to become complacent when it ... 15871 2017-11-30T13:56:30.28 How to get the home you really want http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15870/How-to-get-the-home-you-really-want.aspx Posted: 11/30/2017 11:22:26 AM<br/><br/>If you are in the market for a new home, there are a few ways to ensure that you make the right choice and get the home that you really want, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br />If you are in the market for a new home, there are a few ways to ensure that you make the right choice and get the home that you really want, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br><br><strong>Preparation is key, so get ready<br></strong><br>Before going out ... 15870 2017-11-30T11:22:26.31 Cape Town’s diverse property landscape boasts a number of unique hidden gems http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15868/Cape-Town’s-diverse-property-landscape-boasts-a-number-of-unique-hidden-gems.aspx Posted: 11/30/2017 10:08:16 AM<br/><br/>Intrinsic to Cape Town’s charm is the fact that one can always expect the unexpected; from the unpredictable weather which can see four seasons blow through in a day to the wildly divergent landscapes that can emerge just around the next corner, but sometimes the most unexpected surprises are to be found in the city’s real estate market.<br />Intrinsic to Cape Town’s charm is the fact that one can always expect the unexpected; from the unpredictable weather which can see four seasons blow through in a day to the wildly divergent landscapes that can emerge just around the next corner, but sometimes the most unexpected surprises are to be ... 15868 2017-11-30T10:08:16.593 Bigger bond sizes encouraging for buyers http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15864/Bigger-bond-sizes-encouraging-for-buyers.aspx Posted: 11/30/2017 7:55:44 AM<br/><br/>Good news for home buyers is that the average approved bond size has risen by almost 6% in the past 12 months, while the average home purchase price has risen only 3,3%.<br />Good news for home buyers is that the average approved bond size has risen by almost 6% in the past 12 months, while the average home purchase price has risen only 3,3%.<br><br>That's according to the latest statistics from BetterBond, SA's biggest bond originator, which show that the average approv... 15864 2017-11-30T07:55:44.127 Four tips for first time buyers http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15860/Four-tips-for-first-time-buyers.aspx Posted: 11/29/2017 12:47:29 PM<br/><br/>While residential properties at the upper end of the market may not be selling as quickly, there are a number of hotspot areas and price brackets that are doing brisk business throughout South Africa. <br />While residential properties at the upper end of the market may not be selling as quickly, there are a number of hotspot areas and price brackets that are doing brisk business throughout South Africa. <br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_227613181.jpg" alt="" style="">... 15860 2017-11-29T12:47:29.277 Is your complex really saving water? Advice for residential water management http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15859/Is-your-complex-really-saving-water--Advice-for-residential-water-management.aspx Posted: 11/29/2017 9:29:57 AM<br/><br/>Living in an apartment block or complex comes with both benefits and drawbacks, with one of the drawbacks being that you are usually unable to make significant changes to household water usage points such as taps, toilets, basins or kitchen sinks. <br />Living in an apartment block or complex comes with both benefits and drawbacks, with one of the drawbacks being that you are usually unable to make significant changes to household water usage points such as taps, toilets, basins or kitchen sinks.&nbsp;<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uplo... 15859 2017-11-29T09:29:57.073 Smart strategies for home sellers http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15858/Smart-strategies-for-home-sellers.aspx Posted: 11/29/2017 7:54:29 AM<br/><br/>Putting a home on the market can be stressful, and some owners have a hard time making objective decisions when it matters most, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. <br />Putting a home on the market can be stressful, and some owners have a hard time making objective decisions when it matters most, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. “Working with a reputable, experienced real estate professional will help sellers to make the ... 15858 2017-11-29T07:54:29.567 New phase of vacant stands launched in Fancourt http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15857/New-phase-of-vacant-stands-launched-in-Fancourt.aspx Posted: 11/28/2017 11:58:08 AM<br/><br/>In Fancourt’s first residential release in over a decade, a new phase of vacant stands is being launched in this renowned Garden Route estate, which is set against a picturesque backdrop of the Outeniqua mountain range and conveniently located only 7km from George Airport.<br />In Fancourt’s first residential release in over a decade, a new phase of vacant stands is being launched in this renowned Garden Route estate, which is set against a picturesque backdrop of the Outeniqua mountain range and conveniently located only 7km from George Airport.<br><br><img src="https://o... 15857 2017-11-28T11:58:08.41 Demand for property in Pretoria East remains high http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15856/Demand-for-property-in-Pretoria-East-remains-high.aspx Posted: 11/28/2017 9:49:26 AM<br/><br/>While a recent report stated that Pretoria East has replaced Sandton and some other wealthy Gauteng suburbs as the most valuable area in the province, the figures should be analysed in-depth and over a longer period of time to establish what is truly happening in the market, says Michael Bauer, managing director of property company SAProperty.com. <br />While a recent report stated that <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/gauteng/pretoria/11/" target="_blank">Pretoria East</a> has replaced Sandton and some other wealthy Gauteng suburbs as the most valuable area in the province, the figures should be analysed in-depth and over a l... 15856 2017-11-28T09:49:26.007 Seven mistakes people make when buying a home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15855/Seven-mistakes-people-make-when-buying-a-home.aspx Posted: 11/28/2017 8:02:55 AM<br/><br/>Buying a new house, especially if you’re a first-time buyer, is an exciting process. But some people can get so excited about the idea of buying the house, they neglect to consider a number of important points. It’s easy to make a mistake. But it can be an expensive mistake to make. It’s important that you know what to expect and look out for when buying a home. <br />Buying a new house, especially if you’re a first-time buyer, is an exciting process. But some people can get so excited about the idea of buying the house, they neglect to consider a number of important points. It’s easy to make a mistake. But it can be an expensive mistake to make. It’s important t... 15855 2017-11-28T08:02:55.53 Rental Contracts - The right of first refusal http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15854/Rental-Contracts---The-right-of-first-refusal.aspx Posted: 11/27/2017 12:45:25 PM<br/><br/>Many tenants ask their landlords for first refusal, should the landlord ever decide to sell the property. “For a happy tenant the right of first refusal is a fantastic opportunity to not only remain in the property they love, but to purchase it for themselves should the opportunity arise,” says Bruce Swain, CEO of Leapfrog Property Group.<br />Many tenants ask their landlords for first refusal, should the landlord ever decide to sell the property. “For a happy tenant the right of first refusal is a fantastic opportunity to not only remain in the property they love, but to purchase it for themselves should the opportunity arise,” says Bruc... 15854 2017-11-27T12:45:25.05 Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15852/Tips-for-Selling-Your-Home-in-Summer.aspx Posted: 11/27/2017 9:56:07 AM<br/><br/>Like most sellers, you will be looking for a swift sale for the optimum price. This means your home needs to stand out from its competitors and present a winning combination of correct pricing and a lot of appeal – the latter speaks to the emotional aspect of real estate investment, with responses such as, “I just fell in love with the place” often sealing the deal.<br />Traditionally, Spring heralds the start of the “selling season” in real estate. This means more homes are on the market. Like most sellers, you will be looking for a swift sale for the optimum price. This means your home needs to stand out from its competitors and present a winning combination of co... 15852 2017-11-27T09:56:07.997 Selling a rental property with a current tenant: what you need to know http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15851/Selling-a-rental-property-with-a-current-tenant--what-you-need-to-know.aspx Posted: 11/27/2017 7:56:32 AM<br/><br/>As the tenant in a rental property, there might come a time when the property owner decides that they want to sell. It is important to know how this might affect you and your lease agreement. Seeff gives some guidelines.<br />As the tenant in a rental property, there might come a time when the property owner decides that they want to sell. It is important to know how this might affect you and your lease agreement. Seeff gives some guidelines.<br><br>If you are renting a property and the owner decides for whatever reason ... 15851 2017-11-27T07:56:32.52 Demand for secure lifestyle living in Hout Bay is driving development http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15850/Demand-for-secure-lifestyle-living-in-Hout-Bay-is-driving-development.aspx Posted: 11/24/2017 12:10:14 PM<br/><br/>Demand for secure estate living in Hout Bay has risen sharply in recent years, precipitating a spike in development with estate homes now accounting for 20.24% of the property landscape with the launch of an exclusive new gated development on 26 November adding 20 more units to the existing 1250 estate homes.<br />Demand for secure estate living in Hout Bay has risen sharply in recent years, precipitating a spike in development with estate homes now accounting for 20.24% of the property landscape with the launch of an exclusive new gated development on 26 November adding 20 more units to the existing 1250 est... 15850 2017-11-24T12:10:14.137 Tyson to market one of a kind development in Upper Green Point http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15849/Tyson-to-market-one-of-a-kind-development-in-Upper-Green-Point.aspx Posted: 11/24/2017 10:21:39 AM<br/><br/>There are some things that money can’t buy – spectacular views from Mouille Point to the V&A Waterfront and a trendy and lively neighbourhood that encapsulates the very best of the Cape Town lifestyle. <br /><p>There are some things that money can’t buy – spectacular views from Mouille Point to the V&amp;A Waterfront and a trendy and lively neighbourhood that encapsulates the very best of the Cape Town lifestyle. For the rest, there’s One Eleven Ocean View Drive, which comprises two elegant and exclusiv... 15849 2017-11-24T10:21:39.623 Hammer drops on Tshwane's Mayoral Mansion for R5.1 million http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15848/Hammer-drops-on-Tshwane-s-Mayoral-Mansion-for-R5-1-million.aspx Posted: 11/24/2017 8:51:13 AM<br/><br/>Tshwane’s four-bedroom Mayoral mansion, nestled among ambassadorial residences in the upmarket suburb of Muckleneuk, fetched R5.1 million after spirited bidding at High Street Auctions’ final sale of the year.<br />Tshwane’s four-bedroom Mayoral mansion, nestled among ambassadorial residences in the upmarket suburb of Muckleneuk, fetched R5.1 million after spirited bidding at High Street Auctions’ final sale of the year.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Nov%20Tshwane%20Mayor's%20Res.jpeg" ... 15848 2017-11-24T08:51:13.103 Interest rates unchanged yet again http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15847/Interest-rates-unchanged-yet-again.aspx Posted: 11/23/2017 3:32:33 PM<br/><br/>Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, said that the Monetary Policy Committee had once again decided to let the interest rates remain unchanged with the repo rate at 6.75%, and the prime lending rate at 10.25%.<br />Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, said that the Monetary Policy Committee had once again decided to let the interest rates remain unchanged with the repo rate at 6.75%, and the prime lending rate at 10.25%. An expected decision with the rand weakening sharply since the last meeting in Septemb... 15847 2017-11-23T15:32:33.56 Homeowners: here’s how to make that year-end bonus count http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15846/Homeowners--here’s-how-to-make-that-year-end-bonus-count.aspx Posted: 11/23/2017 11:56:06 AM<br/><br/>As the holiday season approaches, most of us are counting the days until that year-end bonus hits our account. There’s nothing quite like a little bank balance booster to get us in the holiday spirit.<br />As the holiday season approaches, most of us are counting the days until that year-end bonus hits our account. There’s nothing quite like a little bank balance booster to get us in the holiday spirit.<br><br>Of course, splurging all that extra cash on impulse buys is probably not the smartest move w... 15846 2017-11-23T11:56:06.097 Artem rejuvenates a landmark shopping centre in Sea Point http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15844/Artem-rejuvenates-a-landmark-shopping-centre-in-Sea-Point.aspx Posted: 11/23/2017 10:24:51 AM<br/><br/>The Adelphi Centre (now entitled “ARTEM") in Sea Point, Cape Town, is being extensively renovated, and once complete will offer an ultra-luxurious galleria style shopping centre unlike any other seen on the Atlantic Seaboard or in Cape Town.<br />The Adelphi Centre (now entitled “ARTEM") in Sea Point, Cape Town, is being extensively renovated, and once complete will offer an ultra-luxurious galleria style shopping centre unlike any other seen on the Atlantic Seaboard or in Cape Town.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Arte... 15844 2017-11-23T10:24:51.967 These eco-friendly features will help sell your home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15843/These-eco-friendly-features-will-help-sell-your-home.aspx Posted: 11/23/2017 8:10:59 AM<br/><br/>If you are looking to sell your home in today’s real estate market, there are certain things that you need to include both inside and outside your house. Today’s generation of home buyers is looking toward a more eco-friendly, energy and water conscious home, and if your house stands out then you are more likely to be able to sell it. <br />If you are looking to sell your home in today’s real estate market, there are certain things that you need to include both inside and outside your house. Today’s generation of home buyers is looking toward a more eco-friendly, energy and water conscious home, and if your house stands out then you ar... 15843 2017-11-23T08:10:59.73 Payment of CSOS Levies: 6 Steps to Success http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15842/Payment-of-CSOS-Levies--6-Steps-to-Success.aspx Posted: 11/22/2017 12:55:57 PM<br/><br/>Most people know of the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) and that levies must to paid to fund its operations. In this article the experts at Paddocks will address some of the issues that are causing confusion. <br />Most people know of the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) and that levies must to paid to fund its operations. In this article the experts at <a href="http://www.paddocks.co.za/" target="_blank">Paddocks</a> will address some of the issues that are causing confusion.&nbsp;<br><br><img src="http... 15842 2017-11-22T12:55:57.477 Constantiaberg estate sector remains robust http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15841/Constantiaberg-estate-sector-remains-robust.aspx Posted: 11/22/2017 10:29:50 AM<br/><br/>While sales have noticeably slowed in most sectors in most Cape town suburbs, the security estate sector in Constantiaberg has bucked the trend by remaining buoyant, with sales by August this year already surpassing total sales in 2016.<br />While sales have noticeably slowed in most sectors in most Cape town suburbs, the security estate sector in Constantiaberg has bucked the trend by remaining buoyant, with sales by August this year already surpassing total sales in 2016.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Constanti... 15841 2017-11-22T10:29:50.607 Top tips for short term rentals http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15838/Top-tips-for-short-term-rentals.aspx Posted: 11/22/2017 8:03:59 AM<br/><br/>The end of the year is fast approaching, and so are all the travellers, tourists and holidaymakers. For those who live near or own a property in a holiday-hotspot, the festive season also brings with it an abundance of short-term rental opportunities. Its a great way for property owners to make a few extra rand for their own holidays or to put towards their savings. <br />The end of the year is fast approaching, and so are all the travellers, tourists and holidaymakers. For those who live near or own a property in a holiday-hotspot, the festive season also brings with it an abundance of short-term rental opportunities. Its a great way for property owners to make a fe... 15838 2017-11-22T08:03:59.757 5 ways to feel at home faster after moving http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15837/5-ways-to-feel-at-home-faster-after-moving-.aspx Posted: 11/21/2017 1:25:55 PM<br/><br/>The buying process is over, and the moving truck has delivered your household goods to your new property. Now it’s time to unpack and turn your new house into a home.<br />The buying process is over, and the moving truck has delivered your household goods to your new property. Now it’s time to unpack and turn your new house into a home.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_517821250.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>Adrian Goslett, Regional Di... 15837 2017-11-21T13:25:55.827 Offer to Purchase questions that might be asked http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15836/Offer-to-Purchase-questions-that-might-be-asked.aspx Posted: 11/21/2017 10:48:39 AM<br/><br/>When an offer to purchase a property is signed by both buyer and seller, this constitutes a binding agreement or “Deed of Sale” between the two parties. However, in most cases the “standard contract” might not be enough to cover all the specifics pertaining to the sale. The agreement may require some additions or alterations to clauses, which needs an expert hand in the drafting of such<br />When an offer to purchase a property is signed by both buyer and seller, this constitutes a binding agreement or “Deed of Sale” between the two parties.&nbsp; However, in most cases the “standard contract” might not be enough to cover all the specifics pertaining to the sale. The agreement may requi... 15836 2017-11-21T10:48:39.417 Spain emerging as top real estate investment for South Africans http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15835/Spain-emerging-as-top-real-estate-investment-for-South-Africans.aspx Posted: 11/21/2017 8:14:28 AM<br/><br/>As more and more South Africans look to invest in property abroad, Spain is offering them one of the best deals in global real estate.<br /><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_557010748.jpg" alt="" style="">As more and more South Africans look to invest in property abroad, Spain is offering them one of the best deals in global real estate.<br><br><br><br>According to BBVA Research, the Spanish property market rea... 15835 2017-11-21T08:14:28.613 Sectional title property performance indicates buyer priorities http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15834/Sectional-title-property-performance-indicates-buyer-priorities.aspx Posted: 11/20/2017 11:55:17 AM<br/><br/>Since 2012, sectional title complexes have been leading the South African property market, not only in terms of price growth, but sales volumes as well. Remaining relatively strong, even in the face of 2017’s political and economic turmoil, experts say this market segment could offer valuable insight into South Africans’ property purchase priorities.<br />Since 2012, sectional title complexes have been leading the South African property market, not only in terms of price growth, but sales volumes as well. Remaining relatively strong, even in the face of 2017’s political and economic turmoil, experts say this market segment could offer valuable insigh... 15834 2017-11-20T11:55:17.377 Design Tips: Making the most of small spaces http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15829/Design-Tips--Making-the-most-of-small-spaces-.aspx Posted: 11/20/2017 9:39:03 AM<br/><br/>Regardless of whether you are purchasing your first start-up home, downsizing or moving in with roommates, finding ways to maximise small spaces can be a big advantage, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. <br />Regardless of whether you are purchasing your first start-up home, downsizing or moving in with roommates, finding ways to maximise small spaces can be a big advantage, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/... 15829 2017-11-20T09:39:03.693 R1bn’s worth of property sets auction record for High Street http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15828/R1bn’s-worth-of-property-sets-auction-record-for-High-Street.aspx Posted: 11/20/2017 8:14:32 AM<br/><br/>Property valued at approximately R1 billion is on High Street Auctions’ sales floor during the month of November, including the much-anticipated sale of the Tshwane Mayoral Residence and the land occupied by one of South Africa’s oldest operating gold mines.<br />Property valued at approximately R1 billion is on High Street Auctions’ sales floor during the month of November, including the much-anticipated sale of the Tshwane Mayoral Residence and the land occupied by one of South Africa’s oldest operating gold mines.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net... 15828 2017-11-20T08:14:32.217 R450m New York style apartments for Cape Town and Umhlanga http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15827/R450m-New-York-style-apartments-for-Cape-Town-and-Umhlanga.aspx Posted: 11/17/2017 11:04:48 AM<br/><br/>FWJK has announced the launch of its latest residential brand, the Lil’ Apple, which will be launched simultaneously in two developments in Cape Town and Umhlanga totaling 600 apartments. The Lil’ Apple is set to be a brand of FWJK’s New York style apartments which will be rolled out nationally.<br />FWJK has announced the launch of its latest residential brand, the Lil’ Apple, which will be launched simultaneously in two developments in Cape Town and Umhlanga totaling 600 apartments. The Lil’ Apple is set to be a brand of FWJK’s New York style apartments which will be rolled out nationally.<br>... 15827 2017-11-17T11:04:48.43 In depth look: South Africa’s residential property market holding up well http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15826/In-depth-look--South-Africa’s-residential-property-market-holding-up-well.aspx Posted: 11/17/2017 9:48:40 AM<br/><br/>It’s been a tumultuous year on many fronts, with socio-political uncertainty setting the tone for much of South Africa’s economic activity yet despite this and seemingly counter-intuitively, the residential property market has held up well.<br />It’s been a tumultuous year on many fronts, with socio-political uncertainty setting the tone for much of South Africa’s economic activity yet despite this and seemingly counter-intuitively, the residential property market has held up well.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutt... 15826 2017-11-17T09:48:40.003 Illegal estate agents due to a lack of proper industry regulation http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15825/Illegal-estate-agents-due-to-a-lack-of-proper-industry-regulation.aspx Posted: 11/17/2017 8:05:35 AM<br/><br/>The EAAB (the Estate Agency Affairs Board) recently claimed that around 50,000 illegal estate agents could currently be operating illegally. <br />The EAAB (the Estate Agency Affairs Board) recently claimed that around 50,000 illegal estate agents could currently be operating illegally.&nbsp;<br><br>Jan le Roux, Chief Executive of Rebosa (the Real Estate Business Owners of South Africa) questioned these figures and wants to know what the EAAB ... 15825 2017-11-17T08:05:35.427 Give your space a penthouse makeover http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15820/Give-your-space-a-penthouse-makeover-.aspx Posted: 11/16/2017 11:45:21 AM<br/><br/>Penthouses are synonymous with New York – characterised by high-rise living that is decidedly luxurious and spacious. While exclusivity comes at a price, you can still create a “penthouse” look and feel in your existing apartment or even the upstairs bedroom of a double storey house with some clever design changes and styling touches. <br />Penthouses are synonymous with New York – characterised by high-rise living that is decidedly luxurious and spacious. While exclusivity comes at a price, you can still create a “penthouse” look and feel in your existing apartment or even the upstairs bedroom of a double storey house with some clever... 15820 2017-11-16T11:45:21.46 Blouberg offers buyers the best of both worlds http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15819/Blouberg-offers-buyers-the-best-of-both-worlds.aspx Posted: 11/16/2017 10:26:25 AM<br/><br/>The area has long been popular with kite surfers and, with escalating property prices in Cape Town itself, is increasingly in demand with home owners who work in town, but are looking to invest in more affordable properties.<br />Possibly one of the most famous views of Table Mountain can be seen from Bloubergstrand. A thirty-minute drive from Cape Town (traffic permitting) Bloubergstrand has a very different feel to it; the atmosphere is more like that of a small village with access to an incredible stretch of beach, and of... 15819 2017-11-16T10:26:25.237 Knowledge is key to capitalising on the competitive holiday rental market http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15818/Knowledge-is-key-to-capitalising-on-the-competitive-holiday-rental-market.aspx Posted: 11/16/2017 8:14:00 AM<br/><br/>Cape Town’s popularity as a world-class tourist destination has resulted in a spike in the number of homes available for holiday lets and fuelled investor demand for sectional title units with short term rental potential.<br />Cape Town’s popularity as a world-class tourist destination has resulted in a spike in the number of homes available for holiday lets and fuelled investor demand for sectional title units with short term rental potential.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_429673480.j... 15818 2017-11-16T08:14:00.497 Sappi finds new home in Rosebank http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15816/Sappi-finds-new-home-in-Rosebank.aspx Posted: 11/15/2017 12:43:05 PM<br/><br/>Sappi, one of South Africa’s oldest global companies and a leading global supplier of sustainable woodfibre products, has moved its global and regional headquarters to a new site on the corner of Oxford and 14th Avenue in Rosebank.<br />Sappi, one of South Africa’s oldest global companies and a leading global supplier of sustainable woodfibre products, has moved its global and regional headquarters to a new site on the corner of Oxford and 14th Avenue in Rosebank.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/SAPPI-203%20hi... 15816 2017-11-15T12:43:05.883 The area features that will make your home more valuable http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15811/The-area-features-that-will-make-your-home-more-valuable.aspx Posted: 11/15/2017 9:52:40 AM<br/><br/>There’s an old saying in real estate that you should seek to make a profit when you buy, not only when you sell – and a large part of succeeding at that endeavour is buying a home in an area with desirable features that will enhance the resale value of your property.<br />There’s an old saying in real estate that you should seek to make a profit when you buy, not only when you sell – and a large part of succeeding at that endeavour is buying a home in an area with desirable features that will enhance the resale value of your property.<br><br><img src="https://oms.ent... 15811 2017-11-15T09:52:40.253 Sectional Title sellers need additional certificates http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15810/Sectional-Title-sellers-need-additional-certificates.aspx Posted: 11/15/2017 7:46:13 AM<br/><br/>In terms of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, all home owners are supposed to have a valid Electrical Certificate of Compliance (ECOC) – and must certainly be able to produce one when selling their property, or the transfer to a new owner will not be able to be registered.<br />In terms of the Occupational Health &amp; Safety Act, all home owners are supposed to have a valid Electrical Certificate of Compliance (ECOC) – and must certainly be able to produce one when selling their property, or the transfer to a new owner will not be able to be registered.<br>&nbsp;<br>More ... 15810 2017-11-15T07:46:13.67 Unregistered estate agents don’t qualify for commission http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/15808/Unregistered-estate-agents-don’t-qualify-for-commission.aspx Posted: 11/13/2017 11:42:26 AM<br/><br/>It’s important to ensure that your estate agent has a valid Fidelity Fund Certificate. If they don’t, they are not legally entitled to commission.<br />It’s important to ensure that your estate agent has a valid Fidelity Fund Certificate. If they don’t, they are not legally entitled to commission.<br><br>If your estate agent didn’t have a Fidelity Fund Certificate – a valid license to operate when they sold or rented you property – legally they wer... 15808 2017-11-13T11:42:26.097