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Cape Town’s property rental market is going through a major shake-up as new apartment blocks come on stream to provide longer-term tenants with a plethora of choice. The rental market began softening as early as the first quarter of last year in many popular suburbs, including

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While some players in the residential property market have welcomed the Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to leave rates at they are (Prime at 10%), saying it will provide a stimulus to the first-time buyer market, FNB’s John Loos said it will do very little to

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Buyers cannot simply change their mind after signing an offer to purchase, due to this document being a legally binding contract. Debbie Justus-Ferns, manager of Renprop Residential sales, explains that the offer to purchase is a purchase agreement which contains all the terms and conditions attached to

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"Dear seller, I really love your apartment. It’s exactly what I want to buy. It’s just a pity the levy is so high." Dear buyer, I’m glad you love my apartment. I have enjoyed many happy years living and entertaining in it. I love every space

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Q Our trustees have decided to increase our levies by 20% per annum. If you are an owner, not one of the trustees, do you have a say in the increase of levies? - Betsie A Got a question? Email david@hometimes.co.za

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The two-year-old Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) has already lost some R80m of homeowners’ money. While the CSOS was established to protect owners and tenants in community schemes, it has instead placed them at risk and lost the monies which were paid to ensure its

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Affordable Rent2buy units are now available in three new and existing residential developments, from Raceway Park in Bloemfontein, to Parklands and Eerste Rivier in the Western Cape. The best part? Rent2buy buyers can get prequalified today and move into a home, soon to be called

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The land expropriation debate has crossed South Africa’s borders, with some left- and right-wing voices taking a stance for and against the issue. What is painfully shocking is both the ignorance and hyperbole from each side. Just this week a video was posted by a man

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The rumour mill continues to turn in the residential property market. Last night we received a tip off that the Pam Golding Property group had sold a 30% stake of its business to South African billionaire, Patrice Motsepe or his African Rainbow Capital company. HomeTimes can

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