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News Archive for December - 2012

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court blow for indebted homeowners
using a real estate agent
wellington home prices have held their value
private sector leads the way in lifestyle student accommodation
pam golding properties spreads festive season cheer to disadvantaged children
granny flats a magnet in klerksdorp
chas everitt international flag hoisted in rustenburg
sharp fall in house plans
prognosis for property market remains weak
re/max suburb trend report - gardens
lessons in buying property from ‘black gold’
starfish ngo in soweto receives donation and santa shoeboxes from jhi properties
low crime rate, clean streets and good schools keep paarl home prices buoyant
impact of rising electricity, rates and water charges on property owners
re/max suburb trend report – durban north
why we need a master plan for property owners
holiday buyers hedge their bets in unspoilt paternoster on the west coast
historic apartment block shows the way in verge competition
failing to pay levies can create a vicious cycle
living with parents may become a growing trend in sa as it is overseas
when neighbours are noisy
great holiday rentals available at royal alfred marina
what you need to know about electrical certificates
jhi properties grows its portfolio of management contracts in the western cape
rise in new wealth bodes well for residential property
luxury homes in sa: great locations, outstanding value
will skills in applying for bonds need to be learned?
‘gateway to africa’ plan gets a boost as sa cities ranked in world top 100
rental property shows some life
taking advantage of the current real estate market
reits a huge game-changer for property stocks?
home loan applications from high net worth individuals can also be turned down
trustees should choose a managing agent with a ‘big brother’
sedgefield fits the bill for ‘lifestyle’ home buyers
property market holding its breath for mangaung decisions
time to gain a foothold in popular plettenberg
sotheby’s international realty predictions for 2013
residential property 'improving'
new blouberg development meets demand for secure living
how to choose an area to buy property in
what constitutes a good location for a business?
value for money provides key incentive for home buyers in the eastern cape
what kind of buyer would your home appeal to?
super rich flock to sandton, cape town central
no dramatic house price growth predicted
ten ways to safeguard your home this december
bond originators ooba continue to grow
stanford landmark on the market
sustained resurgence of sales in langebaan
the four biggest buyer turn-offs
young buyers queue in plattekloof and panorama
johannesburg and cape buyers snap up holiday homes in the cape south coast villages
the fine print of moving houses
paulshof and northriding show the way in popular verge competition
call for master-plan to save sa from the ‘housing cliff’
re/max suburb trend report – rustenburg
sa’s gated estate management expertise now being ‘exported’
hidden gems in the robertson valley to suit all buyers and budgets
bishopscourt ranks as one of the most-sought after suburbs in the country
over 70 percent of units sold at new beacon rock development in umhlanga
building a credit history
a southern suburb find
machanik admits guilt, regrets actions
premier lifestyle properties at the royal alfred marina
midrand estates set for last phase
wild about estate living
chas everitt international opens kzn headquarters
affordability slipping away as home prices rise
plettenberg bay property remains popular for holiday home investment
the real estate market; 2013 and beyond
what you need to know about fixtures and fittings
increase in demand for distribution and warehousing space
harbour development and blue flag status boost interest in kleinmond property
top end sales picking up pace in bloubergstrand
distressed properties an 'important market'
Latest Property News
  • 19 Feb 2018
    Possibly one of the biggest sources of contention between landlords and tenants surrounds the rental deposit. “Most tenants rely on getting their rental deposits back when moving, so that they can use it to pay a deposit on their new home. Having it withheld or even having large amounts deducted can lead to a lot of distress,” explains Bruce Swain, CEO of Leapfrog Property Group.
  • 19 Feb 2018
    Situated approximately halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Midrand was established in 1981 and forms part of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. It has become one of the major business hubs in the country with major pharmaceutical, textile, telecommunication and motoring giants situated within its boundaries.
  • 19 Feb 2018
    The PayProp Rental Index Annual Review of 2017 shows that the rental market suffered from much volatility during the year. It kicked off with rental growth spiking in January with weighted year-on-year growth (YoY) growth peaking at 8.3% before dropping to 6.34% in July, dipping down to less than 5% in November and then experiencing a slight uptick at 5.75% in December.
  • 19 Feb 2018
    While most homes in cluster complexes, estates and other gated communities come with at least one garage or carport, residents would often like additional permanent parking or storage areas for things like trailers, bikes, boats and caravans.
  • 16 Feb 2018
    Whether you own a property in a sectional title complex or are looking to invest in one, the financial standing of the body corporate is the single most important thing that can affect your investment or your buying decision.
  • 15 Feb 2018
    One positive consequence of the financial crash in 2008 was the rise in consumerism, especially in the property market, where buyers have steadily become more knowledgeable and more value conscious.
  • 15 Feb 2018
    While most homeowners will take the agent’s commission into consideration when they are trying to determine what the will get out from the sale of their property, many often forget to factor in the other costs involved in a home sale, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.
  • 14 Feb 2018
    The forecast for the national rental market in 2018 remains a mixed bag of good news and bad news. Although rentals are expected to rise slowly as the challenges of home affordability and tighter lending criteria tighten their grip, it’s a double-edged sword as the market also will come under increasing pressure from factors like declining disposable income levels.
    
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