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Warm fuzzy feelings can erode the need for rational thinking when buying a home. And the hard questions about hidden costs forgotten today can cause heartache tomorrow. A host of additional costs lurk in the background when buying a home and these can add between 8%

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Two ailing entities in the national Department of Human Settlements – the Community Schemes Ombud Services (CSOS) and the Estate Agency Affairs Boad (EAAB) – have raised the ire of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Settlements with a view being expressed that the organisations urgently

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The Community Schemes Ombudsman Service (CSOS) currently has 36,000 sectional title schemes on its books, of the 76,000 schemes registered with the deeds office. “A major compliance drive is underway to register the remaining schemes with CSOS,” said Wanda Lubelwana, CSOS manager for marketing and communications. There

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The results of a forensic investigation into allegations of negligence, dishonestry and dereliction of duty arising from an R80m investment of Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) funds in the failed VBS Bank by Acting Chief Ombud Adv. Seeng Letele and Chief Financial Officer Mr Themba

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No seller or agent wants to be in the situation where there is a dispute about who is entitled to commission. As seen previously, determining the effective cause of the sale can be difficult. Agents can and should take practical steps to avoid such disputes. Here’s how:

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The residential rental market in Pretoria is in disarray as mounting negative pressure arising from substantial oversupply of stock and a diminishing population forces landlords to reduce rentals by up to 10%, for the third consecutive year. Marnus Maritz, Rent-a-prop multiple franchise holder and property investor,

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The residential real estate sales industry internationally is increasingly being re-organised into two different and separate types of business models and customer offerings in specific market segments with a third, totally technology-driven model gaining traction in the low end of the market, said Dr Andrew

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Over the years, particularly with various DIY advertising portals becoming available to the layman renting out their property, various rental scams have been created, and there now seems to be an increase once again in the prevalence of fake ads and landlords. This is according to

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