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It seems that every week these days a new online, low-commission, hybrid and fixed-fee real estate agency launches in South Africa. While their differentiation is very much based on their fee structure – promising to save a seller thousands in estate agency commission – they also

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I am feeling pretty chuffed with myself - not only because this post's title is probably the most click-baity one I have ever come up with, but because I recently managed to score myself around R83,000. And with only a tiny amount of effort. In fact

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He has done it again! Meyer de Waal, the visionary and brainchild behind the online Bond Indicator, Rent2buy and Rent2buy Finance product is turning the home buying and selling process on its head. With a database of almost 16,000 buyers, de Waal is introducing  thousands of

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"I chose Seeff back in 1995 as I recognised an opportunity to partner with a premier brand even at that time. I was somewhat surprised that Seeff was selling franchises and I seized the opportunity, recognising the synergy real estate had with a legal practice.

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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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