The man in the street is not getting the full picture. He is being told by the banks, mortgage originators and estate agents that average home prices increased by between 5% and 6% per annum in 2015, when in actual fact, they only increased by
Of the six major metro regions, the upper income areas have recently shown the most noticeable slowing in house price growth, admittedly off the highest base, reports FNB Home Loans household sector and property sector strategist John Loos.
The FNB Area Value Band House Price Indices
Business owners who steered their enterprises through the financial crash that started in 2008 may experience a familiar dread when they look at the storm clouds gathering on the 2016 business horizon. This is according to Nazeem Martin, managing director of Business Partners Limited, who
Five out of seven business start-ups in South Africa fail in their first year according to Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry. Globally, one out of two start-ups fails during its first year.
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The total value of all developed real estate on the globe reached US$217 trillion in 2015, according to calculations by international real estate adviser, Savills, which is represented in Africa by Pam Golding Properties. Issued for the first time, the analysis measures the entire developed
“If you’re considering buying a sectional title unit for the first time, there are many things to consider and investigate before choosing the scheme in which to buy into,” advises Mandi Hanekom, operations manager of the sectional title finance company Propell.
There are often cases where,
Following a recent spate of incidents in the Sandton area where criminals have followed residents home after shopping, Theunis Kotze, general manager of ADT Central Region, urges shoppers to be cautious.
“The majority of cases we see are where shoppers are followed home from the malls
HouseCheck reports already protect cautious South African home buyers from making expensive mistakes when purchasing a property. However, soon after taking transfer of the house many buyers decide to alter, extend or otherwise renovate their new home. This is where more expensive mistakes, huge stress
Nominal year-on-year growth in the average value of middle-segment homes in the South African residential property market remained in single digits in January 2016, with a recent gradual rising trend evident in price growth in two categories of housing analysed.
Despite challenging economic conditions that
We got a kitten for our youngest daughter. To start with, Cersei stayed inside while she got used to her new home. But it wasn’t long before it was time for her to venture outside - so we started to look at the options for