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In June, house prices grew by 4.1% year-on-year, up from May’s 3.9% and February’s 2.9%. But when adjusting for consumer price index (CPI) inflation of 4.4% in May, house prices remained in negative territory at -0.5% year-on-year. This is according to FNB’s household and property sector

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If you live in an apartment, how much consideration do you give to those who live below? Sure, they may have a private garden and have to climb one less flight of stairs than you do, so perhaps their troubles don’t…erm…trouble you, but is there

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A Certificate of Compliance (COC) is a document that verifies that the electrical installations such as the plugs, lights, DB-board, geyser and wiring in a home comply with the legislated requirements as detailed in the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993. What is covered

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As anyone who has a Facebook business page will tell you, followers are not free. In the property space, there are many competing pages which makes retaining and attracting new followers increasingly expensive – think in the R10,000-plus region per month! As South Africa’s biggest Facebook

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On 22 June, the City of Tshwane issued a statement that no clearance figures would be issued from 1 to 24 July 2018. This communication was based on the planned Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts (mSCOA) go-live date by the city and through mitigation plans initiated

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Q Hi, I entered into a verbal rental agreement with my landlord. What are my rights as he wants to increase my rental by more than 10%. I cannot afford to move out right now. - Jo A Got a question? Email david@hometimes.co.za

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Buy-to-let purchases are estimated at 7.24% of total home buying activity, according to Q2 2018 FNB Estate Agent Survey. This is down from Q1’s 7.9%. This is noticeably lower than the 9.77% estimate of Q2 2017, and continues a lengthy period of single-digit percentage estimates for

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Developed as an affordable housing option, the container home is a trend originating in Australia that many thought would provide a solution to the housing crisis our nation faces. However, rather than being regularly implemented in low-income areas, the trend seems to have gained more

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