So you want to go house hunting this weekend? Not sure how much you can afford to buy for? A quick Google search will land you on any one of the many online bond affordability calculators on the banks’, portals and bond originators’ websites.
Homeowners must brace themselves for an up to 53% increase in electricity costs as Eskom begins to claw back three-year increases that have been put on hold due to a protracted legal process.
Last week Tuesday (23 August 2017), the Constitutional Court upheld an earlier Supreme Court of
Hi, we are currently paying a monthly levy of R1,263 to the body corporate and a monthly fee of R1,200 to the homeowners association (HOA). What amount of CSOS levy should we be paying per month? - Indira
Hi Indira, the CSOS levies would be R14 on
Fanie and Louise are a retired couple living in Witbank, Mpumalanga – a city in which they met, fell in love and raised their two children.
They bought their first (and current) family home in 1997 – a year when interest rates were sitting at more
Yesterday RE/MAX launched its “refreshed RE/MAX brand” which “better represents the enthusiastic entrepreneurs who comprise our network”, according co-CEO, Adam Contos.
“Great brands evolve, and RE/MAX is no different. We believe the updated balloon and wordmark will help our agents grow their business and give them
National franchise group, Only Realty, which boasts 24 offices throughout the country, has scrapped commission-based selling in favour of a fixed R50,000 all-inclusive services fee.
The group’s MD and franchisor, Grant Smee, says five years ago a product like this may have been viewed with suspicion
Contrary to what you think you know, pricing your house according to the listing price of other homes on property portals in your suburb or street is a bad idea. This is because, just like you, your home is unique. No two homes are exactly
Last week my daughter phoned me following a spike in crime in the area, including home invasions involving some of Kate’s close friends. The phone call took me aback, but once I’d collected my thoughts I wrote this email to Kate.
Now that I’ve had
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