News Archive for February - 2016

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property pick - contemporary design in johannesburg
a guide to home buying for the self-employed
coastal jewels – kommetjie and noordhoek markets surge
new sectional title units snapped up in clarens
high demand for cluster homes in benoni and boksburg
mining towns less attractive now for buy-to-let investors
property pick - country living in pretoria
transfer duty implications arising from the 2016 budget speech
buyers snap up r550m in plots in durbanville lifestyle estate
margins tight now for renovate-and-resell buyers
property pick - stylish living in centurion
buying a home with your partner – what happens if you break up?
letting out a property - here’s what you need to know
multi-billion rand expansion projects planned for port elizabeth’s western suburbs
real estate experts comments on the national budget 2016
property pick - royal living in knysna
national budget helps restore confidence in south africa
the top benefits of real estate investment
the top golf courses in south africa
everything you need to know about getting a bond for a commercial property
property pick - contemporary beauty in sandton
tenants' rights and obligations with regards to leases
dr andrew golding comments ahead of sa’s national budget
applying for a bond – the hows and how nots of tackling this daunting task
morningside shopping centre continues to increase customer base
property pick - stunner in cape town
plan ahead for the m1 rehabilitation
offer to purchase residential property - when is it a binding contract?
all you need to know about occupational rent
new exclusive development for cape town’s booming claremont upper
make a plan and stay safe
property pick - country living in stellenbosch
exclusive apartments launch at the median, rosebank
property barometer - holiday town price trends
tourism, migration, weak economy to boost added demand in cape rental market
make sure you can trust your estate agent
property pick - architectural masterpiece in umhlanga rocks
body corporate budgets should be carefully assessed for 2016
sunny outlook for residential market in sunninghill
what agents do behind the scenes
property pick - luxury family living in roodepoort
breaking through ‘buyer’s block’
“green” building takes hold in johannesburg suburbs
don’t let your insurance lapse while your home is ‘in transfer’
tesla powerwall - south african prices revealed
property pick - chic living in centurion
hartbeespoort - escape from the city
how to decide whether a home is worth restoring
homes in final phase in upmarket baronetcy estate rapidly rising out the ground
statistics signal slower house price growth forecast for 2016
property pick - grandeur in camps bay
protect yourself by using only registered estate agents
surge in buyer interest as pinelands retirement village readies for opening
estate living popular in stellenbosch
east london is ‘just the ticket’ for many young buyers
property pick - family living in sandton
find your dream home in nelspruit
new modderfontein estate sets the trend
can you bounce back from overpricing a property?
here’s why downsizing is gaining popularity
property pick - elegance in hartbeespoort
slow price growth is good for first-time buyers
massive roads upgrade under way in the sandton cbd
when it comes to location one is spoilt for choice in st francis bay
melrose arch is the new business address of eversheds
property pick - charming coastal living in plettenberg bay
craighall property market fuelled by demand
bowling over the south coast property market
demand for cape wine estates continues to grow
our depreciating rand: are you adequately covered?
property pick - designer home in vredehoek
characteristics to consider when choosing an agent
select johannesburg areas to see residential development during 2016
world real estate accounts for 60 percent of all mainstream assets
property pick - beauty in hoedspruit
tax season - make property work for you
managing the finances when purchasing a property
real estate investment trusts (reits) are subject to a special tax regime in sa
is fixing the interest rate on your home loan a good idea?
property pick - upmarket living in roodepoort
water meters could help residents manage the rising costs of water
new secure development for tokai
how to get started in commercial property
repair, renovate or improve a home before selling?
property pick - contemporary living in somerset west
boreholes - key to saving water in johannesburg
communicating with your tenant
co-ownership contracts need to stipulate conditions of the partnership
sa's shifting retail landscape underpins property prices
property pick - designer beauty in cape town
pets in sectional schemes
find your dream home in mossel bay
2016 will be a great year for the rental market but one major risk looms for landlords
how to cut electricity consumption
property pick - beauty in ballito
oceandune sibaya unveiled as first development in the exclusive sibaya precinct
getting a foot in the atlantic seaboard market in 2016
new year, new home
boom time for hout bay property market
property pick - designer beauty in pretoria
hoa rule application often seen as too stringent but take care with interpretation
how to handle moving house with children
top cape schools boost the property market
occupational rent explained
Latest Property News
  • 18 Dec 2017
    With the year quickly coming to an end and the December holidays finally here, most of us have probably already planned or at least thought about your well-deserved break. Unfortunately, before you can start packing those bags, there are a number of important things to consider and plenty of planning to be done, such as who will take care of your home, water the plants and most importantly take care of your pets.
  • 18 Dec 2017
    The “voetstoots” clause, meaning “with a shove of the foot” (that the buyer takes the property in its present condition as it is), has often been used by sellers as a disclaimer to protect themselves against any claims from the buyer if a fault is found after signing the offer to purchase.
  • 18 Dec 2017
    National property developer FWJK has secured land in Menlyn to develop a new 85 000m² sectional title mixed use building consisting of ground and first floor retail, a 450 learner creche, multi-tenant sectional title office suites, residential apartments and luxury penthouse suites, according to Rhys Rocke, regional director of FWJK.
  • 15 Dec 2017
    With much still riding on the outcome of the ANC elective conference later this month (16-20 December 2017) which, coupled with the Budget Speech in February next year (2018), will impact on business and consumer confidence and market sentiment in general, it is expected that South Africa’s residential property market will continue to maintain its resilience, reflecting an ongoing healthy appetite for property investment – particularly in major metros and key hubs.
  • 15 Dec 2017
    The City of Cape Town has approved a drought levy and increased water restrictions to level 6.
  • 15 Dec 2017
    Negativity seems to have become the fashion in SA’s real estate industry over the past few months, but while there will be challenges, the property market is not going to “fall off a cliff” in 2018, says Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group.
  • 06 Dec 2017
    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.
  • 06 Dec 2017
    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.
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