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In its submission to the Constitutional Review Committee of the National Assembly, the Alexandra Property Owner’s Rights organisation (APOR) strongly denounces the idea that black South Africans might ever again be subjected to expropriation without compensation as they were under apartheid. “It must never again be

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Many consumers who are eager to finalise the house buying process often rush into taking out and ceding life insurance without first doing their homework. The ceding of a life policy involves legally transferring a portion of the cover amount to be used as collateral by

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Many new estates and sectional title complexes offer children’s playgrounds now as an added attraction and convenience for parents of young children. The fast-approaching winter school holidays again highlight the need for the home owners’ association (HOA) directors or body corporate trustees to check that the

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Buy-to-let purchases are estimated at 7.24% of total home buying activity, according to Q2 2018 FNB Estate Agent Survey. This is down from Q1’s 7.9%. This is noticeably lower than the 9.77% estimate of Q2 2017, and continues a lengthy period of single-digit percentage estimates for

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First time home buyers and owners who are eager to sell often wait in anticipation to get feedback from the bank on the status of a home loan application. Stanley Mabulu, channel management head at FNB Home Loans, says the amount of time it takes for

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While technology has made marketing your private sale easier than before, there are some gaps private sellers need to ensure they have covered to ensure a successful sale of their home. Chris Fick, of Chris Fick Attorneys Inc. and a founding member of the Attorney Realtor

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Developed as an affordable housing option, the container home is a trend originating in Australia that many thought would provide a solution to the housing crisis our nation faces. However, rather than being regularly implemented in low-income areas, the trend seems to have gained more

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It’s all fun and games until your home sits on the market for six months. This is not about the low-com/traditional/fixed fee debate. Looking for a discussion around sole versus open mandate? Move along; we’re going back to basics – the simple act of choosing

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The Property Practitioners Bill (PPB) was gazetted for comment in March 2017, and the industry is holding its breath for the 10 000 new jobs that will likely be created with its official implementation, but prospective home buyers must take heed not to trust unqualified

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