News Archive for February - 2018

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johannesburg homeowners need to be aware of inaccurate municipal property valuations
home selling advice: pricing mistakes to avoid
the 3 s’s of sub-letting
gardening in drought conditions
cape town's water crisis and the rights of tenants and landlords
fake tenants - how agents and landlords can prevent it
why is my property taking so long to sell?
how to keep housing scheme fines from becoming a point of contention
home sells for record price in woodbridge island
planning to invest in offshore property? use these 7 signs to assess value
south african property market poised for upswing
how high is your credit score?
do you move or renovate?
how to bounce back after overpricing your property
national budget geared to instill confidence
rondebosch market proves that location really is everything
don’t buy before you’ve viewed
are you ready for homeownership?
green with envy - greenstone property booms
baby boomers at the forefront of the changing face of retirement accommodation
the abc of rental deposits
midrand commercial properties cater to a diverse market
a rate cut could boost the rental and housing markets
how home owners associations can keep the parking peace
what body corporate finances really mean for your investment
10 top home features to highlight when selling
selling your home? here are the costs you need to consider
the rental market still a mixed bag of tricks
the unexpected offer
top 5 things to do before you sell your property
things we love - low-maintenance backsplashes
an action plan for your new home
Latest Property News
  • 24 May 2018
    Most real estate professionals agree that 2017 was one the toughest years to date; an eminently challenging 12 months that subdued even the strongest markets - including the country’s economic powerhouse of Sandton.
  • 24 May 2018
    These are uncertain and challenging times for the real estate industry, but the non-profit organisation Rebosa is fighting for their interests and finding pragmatic solutions to industry issues such as the urgent need to fast-track transformation says Richard Gray, Rebosa chairman.
  • 24 May 2018
    The decision to invest in property isn’t one that’s taken lightly, or dealt with flippantly. The same should ring true when deciding on an estate agent partner to handle the letting out of your property.
  • 23 May 2018
    Homeowners who are thinking of selling and “trading up” to a bigger or a better home had better be quick now if they want to get the best deal.
  • 23 May 2018
    The new Loftus Park development in Arcadia is really going to boost the demand for homes and rental accommodation close by and the neighbouring suburb of Sunnyside, says Gerhard Kotzé, MD of estate agency group RealNet Holdings.
  • 23 May 2018
    The importance of correctly pricing a property for sale is more imperative than ever. This is according to Debbie Justus-Ferns, divisional manager of Renprop Residential Sales, who says that despite this crucial selling fact being emphasised so often, in the current market, many sellers are still expecting unrealistic prices for their homes which is having a negative impact on the ultimate sale price.
  • 22 May 2018
    Extreme weather appears to be the new normal, evident by the volume of insurance-related disputes reaching the industry watchdog’s desk. To avoid a situation in which your insurer refuses to pay up, you should proactively ensure that your home is well-maintained and ready for whatever winter has in store.
  • 22 May 2018
    As the impact of technology on the real estate industry becomes more significant, it is clear that there is a need for an objective look at not only traditional real estate models but also online and other alternative low-commission real estate agencies, to examine what they offer and what their impact might be.
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