Occupational rent should be set at about 1% of the purchase price – not at an inflated price set by the seller or a depressed price set by the new buyer.
Taking a step back, what is occupational rent? Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of BetterLife Home Loans,
The practice of staging homes for sale has evolved over the past decade. Some ideas have changed, while others remain the same. The following is a list of current staging tips from the pros for The New York Times, which appeared in its Real Estate
A home renovation can add significant value to a home as well as improve the resident’s quality of life.
However, not all upgrades are equal and certain projects are simply not worth the cost or the inconvenience unless they are purely for personal comfort or lifestyle.
Rivonia has stood its ground since the economic downturn, according to Di Jessiman, area specialist for Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty, who says: “Even during the 2008 credit crunch, the market here didn’t stagnate or backslide and we still saw growth in property values, albeit
It may not be popular, but ongoing gradual interest rate hiking in 2016 can be key to gradually reducing Household Sector vulnerability to economic shocks, at a time when the risk of such shocks is on the rise says John Loos, FNB Home Loans household
A growing number of South African citizens are seeking alternate banking solutions for a diverse range of financial needs. Islamic banking and its principles-based approach is proving to be a viable option to both Muslim and non-Muslim alike.
“Over the last few years, we have seen
While interest in the buy-to-let market has remained relatively low in recent years, an increasing number of homeowners have decided to buy a second property as a longer-term, capital investment that they can also use as a holiday home, and later perhaps as their retirement
Two home loan interest rate increases in the past six months have caused many consumers to pause for thought, but they should not deter prospective homebuyers from going ahead with their plans.
It may seem counter-intuitive but in fact, says Jan Davel, MD of the RealNet
oobainsure, the insurance arm of bond originator ooba, has announced the launch of Rent Protector, a new product that will offer tangible financial benefits to tenants, landlords and agents.
This is according to oobainsure’s national sales manager, Alex Bartels, who says oobainsure’s ability to insure landlords
Building activity with regard to new private sector-financed housing in South Africa recorded relatively low single-digit growth in the first eleven months of 2015 compared with the corresponding period in 2014, based on data published by Statistics South Africa. This is according to Absa Home