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News Archive for July - 2017

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real prices decline, but major gauteng residential regions still show general affordability improvements
growthpoint breaks ground on exxaro’s new r600 million corporate headquarters
bryanston: a vibrant suburb where executives live, work and play
buyers: how to make compromises during your house hunt
when does an offer to purchase lapse?
the trend of tenant representation taking root in south africa
how to protect your money when you buy off-plan
trustees are a vanishing breed, but there is now a rule to save the day
pretoria east becomes richest suburb in gauteng
what agents consider when setting an asking price
2017 colour trend - navy
pam golding property group appointed to market ground-breaking luxury zanzibar amber resort
melrose, johannesburg’s best kept secret
'fake-buying' wastes agents' time
one year on, val de vie is a super estate success story
key tips to keep your home and office adequately insured
estate living an increasingly popular option in johannesburg
the pitfalls of using multiple agents
title deeds explained
is there a "right time" to sell?
pet ownership in sectional title schemes
the average first-time buyer will need 2 years to save for a deposit
seller’s advice: the unexpected costs you should be aware of
what are my property rights after i get married?
clifton parking bay on sale for r990 000
'superhome’ in plush plettenberg bay goes on sale for r80m
how and why you should be helping your children get onto the property ladder
how the interest rate cut will affect the property market
repo rate: encouraging news for home buyers
5 tips to affordably tune up your starter home
luxury bedfordview home sold for record price of r30 million
sea point property market still on a upward curve
is now the right time to upgrade to a bigger, better home?
the complexity of selling a sectional title property
sectional title advice: recourse for owners needing "a breath of fresh air"
the best coffee spots to grab a cuppa in your neighbourhood
can the property market in cape town survive a recession?
sectional title advice: simple "do's and don'ts" list can help trustees streamline their jobs
tools that every home owner should have
durban alive with urban growth & opportunities
creditworthiness just as important for tenants
it is important to keep a legacy file for your property
mid-range properties are popular in langebaan
cape town commercial property investment strategy crucial for semigrants
the club precinct in pretoria nears completion
going on a last-minute trip these school holidays? what you need to think about
should you install a solar panel?
recent estimates of domestic residential property buying by foreigners
here’s why your home should always be ‘sale-ready’
how first-time buyers can pay no tax and get up to 44% more space
winter is a good time to buy – and sell
how sectional title trustees can make themselves more ‘visible’
vibrant rosebank stimulates residential property markets
younger buyers are discovering kommetjie
the questions to ask when buying property
sectional title advice: common property use
barrow properties introduces its latest development project, waverly office park – phase 2.
the four don'ts of listing your home
find your goldilocks home: not too small, not too costly but just right
homeowner association rules must be checked before purchase
landlord is selling - what are my options?
top tips for selling your home in winter
stick to your sole mandate and sell faster
the 8 minute building - for when you need a building quickly
slight downshift in atlantic seaboard apartment sales
the ultimate moving checklist
cape town - apartment hunting
house hunting: how to get over the one that got away
dealing with non-payment of rent?
sectional title rules and knowing the difference between them
national housing report - q2 2017
property code now binding
century city is an integral part of cape town’s property scene
sectional title advice: renovations and alterations
now its semigration to kwazulu-natal
welcoming a new dawn for africa’s property market
all systems go at menlyn maine
how landlords can avoid loss of income through damages or non-payment
divorcing and need to sell? here’s what you need to know
habitat for humanity to build homes for mandela day
the home-buying process in 10 simple steps
is now a good time to fix my home loan interest rate?
Latest Property News
  • 21 Feb 2018
    The real estate mantra, ‘location, location, location’ remains a strong market influence regardless of the prevailing economy, with suburbs like Rondebosch enjoying the buffering benefit of being ideally situated.
  • 21 Feb 2018
    These days most buyers are using online property portals like Private Property when house hunting due to the convenience, up to date information and variety on offer. “The property portals have revolutionised the way buyers shop, but they do need to be cautious – viewing photos online is no replacement for viewing the property in person,” says Bruce Swain, CEO of Leapfrog Property Group.
  • 20 Feb 2018
    Owning a home is a milestone that most South Africans aspire to. Becoming a homeowner is a step towards growing personal wealth and owning an asset that appreciates in value over time, provided of course that the correct principles are applied during the buying stage of the process, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.
  • 20 Feb 2018
    The suburb of Greenstone in Johannesburg east came to be over the last two decades. “In the beginning, it was literally just a hill with not so much as a shopping centre,” says Michael Levy, Property Consultant at Jawitz Properties Bedfordview. Today it has plenty shopping facilities and is fully built, boasting high-density, upmarket housing and residential estates, though still has a few pockets poised for commercial development.
  • 20 Feb 2018
    A major shift in the ageing paradigm has precipitated an equally dramatic transformation in the retirement sector, with modern accommodation options worlds away from the conventional model.
  • 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.
    
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