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Here’s why you should be planning to buy property now
09 Apr 2020
One of the most frequent questions being asked in the real estate sector at the moment is whether this is a good time to buy a home or an investment property. “And the answer is yes, if there is any way you can afford it, you should start planning to get into the market as soon as possible,” says Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group.
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An unexpected uptick in foreign buyers in Johannesburg’s swankiest suburbs
09 Apr 2020
Global economic uncertainty wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic has seen an unexpected but extremely welcome spin-off for the local property market; foreign buyers taking advantage of their strong buying power to invest in fixed assets in the form of luxury real estate in Gauteng and further afield.
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How to keep your home clean during the COVID 19 pandemic
08 Apr 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic is our new reality. Amidst soaring infection rates and overwhelmed public health systems, nations across the globe have resorted to drastic measures to protect their populations. South Africa’s state-imposed lockdown and ever-increasing new infections must serve as an opportunity for us to consider our personal responsibility in the greater public health crisis going forward.
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Things no one tells you about buying a home
07 Apr 2020
Buying a first home is a big step for anyone – you’ve saved up for a deposit, been granted a provisional home loan and found a property that balances what you like and what you can afford. You make your offer. It’s accepted. Then comes a raft of unexpected fees, including transfer costs, bond registration and conveyancing fees, deposits for lights and water, household insurance, and, even life insurance. It can all seem a little daunting – and make owning a home seem far more expensive than you initially budgeted for.
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Things no one tells you about buying a home
Market & Opinion
07 Apr 2020
Going from empty nest to full again without strife
Market & Opinion
06 Apr 2020
Covid19 and options for Sectional Title levy relief
Market & Opinion
03 Apr 2020
How to make the most of a home office
Market & Opinion
02 Apr 2020
Ongoing development in the popular Southern Suburbs Uppers
Market & Opinion
01 Apr 2020
Need help with your home loan? Act fast
Market & Opinion
31 Mar 2020
Property in the time of lockdown – here’s what we can expect
Market & Opinion
31 Mar 2020
Moody's Downgrade: Room for further interest rate cuts
Market & Opinion
30 Mar 2020
Covid 19 - staying sane during the lockdown period
Market & Opinion
27 Mar 2020
Don’t lose your home to the lockdown
Market & Opinion
26 Mar 2020
Lockdown plans for tenants and landlords
Market & Opinion
25 Mar 2020
The Boulevard, Houghton’s most competitively priced development, ticks all the right boxes
Market & Opinion
25 Mar 2020
How a full lockdown will affect real estate & the economy
Market & Opinion
24 Mar 2020
Things to consider before taking out a 100% home loan
Market & Opinion
23 Mar 2020
After the rate cut: What can property expect from Covid-19?
Market & Opinion
20 Mar 2020
Relief as the repo rate drops with 1%
Market & Opinion
19 Mar 2020
South Africa's first eco home loan launched by Balwin Properties and Absa
Market & Opinion
19 Mar 2020
5 reasons to buy in the family suburb of Craighall Park in Johannesburg
Market & Opinion
19 Mar 2020
The benefits of signing a sole mandate
Market & Opinion
18 Mar 2020
Why keeping up your home owner insurance policy is critical - even when selling
Market & Opinion
18 Mar 2020
How to become a zero-waste household
Market & Opinion
17 Mar 2020
Mobile workers beware – your tech might not be covered by your insurance
Market & Opinion
17 Mar 2020
When to consider re-listing your property
Market & Opinion
13 Mar 2020
How to generate income from your home
Market & Opinion
11 Mar 2020
In your interest: Should you go fixed or variable when it comes to your bond?
Market & Opinion
11 Mar 2020
Average Gauteng rent leapfrogs to second place
Market & Opinion
10 Mar 2020
Do your own ‘homework’ on local schools
Market & Opinion
09 Mar 2020
Buyers are seeing value in Western Cape’s housing market
Market & Opinion
06 Mar 2020