Picture this: You’ve just completed your outgoing inspection and the agent or landlord has placed the blame for a host of “faults” on you. But you know for a fact that the bottom left stove plate was not working when you moved in and the
“Honey, should we stay in this house for at least one more year or do you want to move when our lease expires?”
“Let’s stay, please. I hate moving! We moved last year.”
“Okay, but the lease is increasing by another 10% if we stay on.”
Sectional title properties with fewer than two bedrooms boasted the strongest price growth in Q3 2017, inflating at 9.3%.
Two-bedroom sectional title properties realised 5.3% price growth, while the largest three-and-more-bedroom category came in at 4.6% average price growth.
This is according to FNB’s household and property
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
It is an accepted norm that it is the seller’s right to appoint the conveyancer to oversee the transfer of the property. If the purchaser insists on appointing the conveyancer, it must be entered as a condition in the offer and the seller can then
In Q3 2017 New World Wealth analysed the country’s high-end housing market by combining the price per square metre as well as number of homes priced at R20m and higher to determine the country’s most exclusive suburbs.
According to New World Wealth, while price per square
Sellers believed to be selling homes in order to downscale due to life stage are proving to be a key driver of housing trade. This is according to John Loos, FNB’s household and property sector strategist, citing the 3rd Quarter 2017 FNB Estate Agent Survey
When it comes to retail marketing for shopping centres, direct marketing schemes conducted using different types of electronic communications (e.g. SMS, e-mail, telephone calls, snail mail) are so lucrative that landlords and tenants are allured by the benefits. Electronic communications is one of the most
Saving up for a home loan deposit while renting can be a big challenge for many South Africans. Tenants who pay on time and in full may feel they do not have wiggle room in their budget to set aside some money each month to
The South African real estate landscape has fundamentally changed in just a few short years: fixed-fee and low-commission estate agencies have received the lion’s share of the limelight, causing sellers to question long-held fee structures based on the selling price of their homes.
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