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This is not an article about finding an extra couple of hundred bucks and putting it into your bond each month. It is not about moving your debit order from the 1st to the 25th, or putting half your annual bonus into your home loan.

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In South Africa, the residential real estate industry is geared towards sellers: estate agents represent the interests of sellers, while no one looks after the interests of buyers. That is, until now. A new National Property Buyers' Database was recently launched by the same brainchild of

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Today the Monetary Policy Committee kept the repo rate (6.5%) stable, with prime remaining at 10%. Here’s what market commentators had to say. Andrew Golding, CE of Pam Golding Property group [caption id="attachment_1747" align="aligncenter" width="1632"] Dr Andrew Golding, CE of the Pam Golding Property group.[/caption] “…growth prospects for the

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It’s still early days since VAT was increased by 1%, but with landlords having to absorb resultant cost increases in all services received – from levies, rates and taxes, utilities, insurance, and maintenance – they are going to have to tread very carefully around rental

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Q Hi, I live in a shareblock property in Overport, Durban. At that time the chairman had erected two rocks outside the entrance to the property to prevent vehicles parking in the entrance. Subsequently my wife fell over the rock and fractured her wrist. On another instance

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Q1 Hi, I recently purchased a house in a complex, which is yet to be built. The body corporate has emailed me a statement for levies that must be paid. Is the homeowner supposed to pay the full levy even though the house is not even

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Q1 Hi, I am a new property owner and I recently purchased an apartment in Glenwood, Durban. The property was occupied by a tenant at the time of acquisition and when that lease expired, it was let to a new tenant. The tenant (a pastor), has indicated

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Q Hi, I am an owner in a townhouse complex. With regard to exclusivity of private gardens what is the owner responsible for if a wall is coming down. Is it the owner or body corporate’s responsibility? We are in a situation where we have flats and villas. Any

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