Hi, I tasked an agent with finding me a suitable home to buy in a security estate in Pretoria. The agent did her job by finding me the perfect home, but we hit a snag when I wanted to use her to sell my current
Between 30% and 50% of all first-time buyer bond applications are denied, according to stats by bond originator, BetterBond, and Rent2buy founder, Meyer de Waal. BetterBond CEO, Shaun Rademeyer, notes that the average home price in the year to end-June was R1,095m, with the average
Property still accumulates in value and is a good investment, and prices are relatively low and there are bargains in the market.
These are the main reasons for buying property according to today’s release of Absa’s Homeowners Sentiment Index, a representative sample of approximately 1,000 existing
A new real estate agency was launched recently, focusing on bringing together conveyancing attorneys to handle the entire selling process - from start to finish.
The Attorney Realtor Hub looks set to enable participating law firms to offer a modern, easy-to-use and financially beneficial solution to
I need advice. A friend is under debt review and no rental agents will rent to her. Isn't this unconstitutional? She pays rent on time and needs a place to stay. Also what percentage interest should a deposit accrue? Lease agreements make no mention of
Homeowners in Gauteng’s three main housing markets are losing value in their homes. For Q2 2017, the City of Tshwane’s estimated average house price growth rate was 4.48% year-on-year, with Gauteng Consumer Price Index (CPI) Inflation at 5.2% year-on-year for the same quarter of 2017.
The Monetary Policy Committee cut the Repo rate by 25 basis points today in a bid to resuscitate a slowing economy. Growth, which was expected to reach 1% this year, has been revised downwards to 0.5%. This pegs the Repo rate at 6.75% and the
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
Andrew Golding is one of the nicest guys in real estate: he’s always polite, respectful and courteous. His mother surely raised him the right way! Which says a lot, by the way. This is because, at the age of 47, Pam Golding’s chance peek over
Did you get a lease agreement from a local stationary shop or download one from Google? If you did, chances are that it is either totally non-compliant or is outdated.
This is according to Michael Bauer, MD of estate agency SAProperty.com, who says in the past