News Archive for March - 2017

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is buying a repossessed property worth it?
how vr will find out if skyscrapers are making us sick
greater price 'realism' in sa property market
real estate industry comments on unchanged repo rate
sole mandate or shared mandate: which one is best?
for affordability, family home buyers turn to monte vista
let’s get real about pricing
signatura offers cosmopolitan lifestyle on bantry bay-sea point cusp
insurance 101: a guide to getting the right cover
seller's advice: staging your home for sale
downsizing as a lifestyle choice rather than economic necessity
support neighbourhood watch and protect your property’s value
cooling off period - myths debunked
three cheers for newlands development
resilience the hallmark of rondebosch’s sought-after “academic belt” market
double-check the mortgage clause in your offer to purchase
for buy-to-let success, tap into millennial demand
owning property without a will
mild rise in secondary home buys reports fnb
rental inspections – what’s the big deal?
accurate valuation is the key to a speedy and successful sale
preparing your home for selling success
estimates in the incidence of house price deflation
five tips to stay afloat financially as a brand new homeowner
ongoing demand for housing in emalahleni, retail hub of the highveld
significant property-related legislations to come into force in 2017
why is homeowner's insurance so important?
cliff house - sustainable design with modern style
#nocommute: flourishing sectional title sector powering the vredehoek market
residential rental values improve
own your very own corner of coral reef-fringed paradise
cape town ranked among the world’s top tech cities
st francis bay’s housing market attracting top dollar
strong income return potential fuels demand for oceans hotel apartments in umhlanga
sectional title schemes: prepaid meters for better financial management
using a bond originator
advantages of purchasing a sectional title property
hidden costs when selling your home
the rental agreement demystified
more properties selling below purchase price
how to cancel your home loan
buying off-plan: here’s what you need to know
voetstoots: what meets the eye … or not
sectional title sector reignites johannesburg’s paulshof market
how to pick the right rental home even under pressure
hive living - a growing trend
new sectional title apartments for morningside
protecting yourself against rental fraud
#designalphabet - baroque
keep tenants on your side when it’s time to sell
winelands estate living that won’t break the bank becoming scarce
gauteng water restrictions lifted
new property bill and its implications
mastering the move with children and pets - a “how to” guide
questions to ask the conveyancing attorney
2017 - here is what in store for real estate
umhlanga to welcome r1.3 billion mixed-use development
#designalphabet - design terms explained
a peek into google’s new campus
do you have to pay for past water bill discrepancies?
trevor noah - $10 million dollar apartment
garden route, eastern cape property boom sets strong foundation
house hunting? a cool head will get you the best deal
tallest residential development launched for bree street
financial management obligations of sectional title trustees
Latest Property News
  • 20 Oct 2017
    In difficult economic times, many landlords rely on the rental income their tenants bring in – but what happens if that tenant suddenly decides to move out?
  • 19 Oct 2017
    National property developer FWJK Developments have been appointed by current joint owners, Redefine Properties and Zenprop Property Holdings, to redevelop the existing 22 000m² office block at the corner of Fredman Drive and West street.
  • 19 Oct 2017
    Traditionally a property could be rented out for any period, but most landlords would opt for a six months lease agreement or longer with a potential tenant, also referred to as long term rentals.
  • 19 Oct 2017
    “Maintaining your property is one of the key aspects for an owner renting out their property to keep the landlord-tenant relationship in good standing. In my experience one of the biggest causes of a breakdown in landlord-tenant relationships is where there is a lack of maintenance or repair,” says Sunell Afrika, rentals manager for property company
  • 18 Oct 2017
    Homes in community housing schemes such as estates and cluster home complexes are generally sold at a premium, so buyers in these schemes are often confused and annoyed to find that they don’t have much “freedom of choice” when it comes to the exterior appearance of their properties.
  • 18 Oct 2017
    South Africa’s residential sector is embracing green, with new builds and existing stock the focus of a domestic market with already the highest percentage of green building projects currently underway.
  • 18 Oct 2017
    Submitted an offer and having it accepted by the seller is exciting, but it is certainly not the end of the property sales process. There are a few more obstacles that need to be overcome before the home can change ownership and the keys are handed over. Failing to overcome any of these hurdles could result in the deal falling through and you starting the journey from the first step.
  • 17 Oct 2017
    It is relatively straightforward to make a good property investment when the economy and housing market are booming. As the old saying goes - a rising tide lifts all boats. However, says Sandra Gordon, Pam Golding Properties senior research analyst, when the economy is struggling with low growth – as South Africa’s currently is, there are still opportunities for investments
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