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Residential rental market over-supplied as demand wanes
29 Nov 2021
Tenant demand for rental property in the third quarter of 2021 remains weak. This low demand is perhaps not surprising considering that the hard lockdown in the second quarter of 2020 wiped out 14% of all jobs. Even after some subsequent initial job recovery, the unemployment situation remains concerning at 34.4%, meaning 1.4 million pre-pandemic jobs have been lost.
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Market & Opinion
Sole mandates - are they worth it?
22 Sep 2021
You are about to put your home on the market and now you are faced with the question of whether or not you should sign a sole or open mandate - we find out more about sole mandates and why it is actually a better option than multiple agents.
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Industry
Estate agents urged to follow Covid-19 protocol as third-wave strikes
23 Jun 2021
As South Africa battles its third wave of mass Covid-19 infections, the Real Estate Business Owners of South Africa (REBOSA) is appealing to agents around the country to reinforce their health and safety measures.
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Community housing schemes also need electrical compliance certificates
20 Jan 2022
Legislation regarding electrical compliance certificates applies to community housing schemes as well as to individual freehold properties - and prospective buyers in estates and Sectional Title complexes should not allow themselves to be told otherwise by home sellers or estate agents keen to close a deal.
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