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“Two years ago we found the perfect home to rent: It had three large bedrooms, a small, manageable garden, large open-plan living area and it was in a great suburb. There was plenty of space for our child and dog run around!” says Midrand tenants,

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More than two-thirds of house robbers live between 10 and 30 minutes away from your house and 57% strike between 7pm and 12pm. A study by Professor Zinn* makes interesting and useful reading in terms of the way South African criminals set about planning and executing

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Last week the Estate Agency Affairs Board released figures which alluded to the fact that there may be as many as 50,000 estate agents operating illegally in South Africa, comparing agent numbers 10 years ago to today. An article in Business Day and reproduced on BizCommunity

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Picture this: You’ve just completed your outgoing inspection and the agent or landlord has placed the blame for a host of “faults” on you. But you know for a fact that the bottom left stove plate was not working when you moved in and the

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“Honey, should we stay in this house for at least one more year or do you want to move when our lease expires?” “Let’s stay, please. I hate moving! We moved last year.” “Okay, but the lease is increasing by another 10% if we stay on.” “It’s fine.

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Sectional title properties with fewer than two bedrooms boasted the strongest price growth in Q3 2017, inflating at 9.3%. Two-bedroom sectional title properties realised 5.3% price growth, while the largest three-and-more-bedroom category came in at 4.6% average price growth. This is according to FNB’s household and property

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There is no user manual for all aspects of homeownership, from moving, to taking occupation and to maintaining and understanding common and uncommon defects. Albert van Wyk has more than 38 years’ worth of building experience and has put all he has learned into a

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It is an accepted norm that it is the seller’s right to appoint the conveyancer to oversee the transfer of the property. If the purchaser insists on appointing the conveyancer, it must be entered as a condition in the offer and the seller can then

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In Q3 2017 New World Wealth analysed the country’s high-end housing market by combining the price per square metre as well as number of homes priced at R20m and higher to determine the country’s most exclusive suburbs. According to New World Wealth, while price per square

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