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Is it any wonder that home sellers are confused about the state of the property market? The estate agents responding to the FNB surveys are still wearing rose-coloured glasses and FNB reports that home prices are still rising by 3.6% p.a. (in nominal terms). But at the

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A new residential lifestyle development in Johannesburg’s historic Linksfield area was launched by Investec Property recently. The Neighbourhood is set to be one of the few secure residential developments in the area offering buyers a choice of upmarket standalone houses, cluster-style living or luxury loft apartments. Nestled

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An interesting investment opportunity exists in Northern Cape towns like Postmasburg and Daniëlskuil, said Leonie Olivier, Seeff agent in Postmasburg. “The mining industry here is growing tremendously and it is estimated that around 12 households move to Postmasburg every year,” she added. “A small town like

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A small, seemingly simple addition to the regulations under the Sectional Titles Act, 95 of 1986 “the Act”, has added significant consumer protection for owners in sectional title schemes that are subject to the developer’s right to extend the scheme. The Act allows the developer of

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Although, to date, strong signs of secondary demand slowing has not been observed, the FNB Estate Agent Survey Q2 2017 suggest some slowing in this non-essential form of home buying. In the 2nd quarter 2017 survey, the agents surveyed estimated a secondary property buying percentage of

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Statistics show that South Africans are among the most security conscious home buyers in the world, with the security features of a property being a major consideration in the property buying decision. Notwithstanding the fact that tenants have comparatively less say over the security features of

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The South African Property Owners Association awarded HomeTimes’ Mariette Steynberg with a Special Recognition Award in the Feature Journalist category for her story No pets allowed – why our shelters are filling up. In presenting the award, outgoing SAPOA President, Nomzamo Radebe, said: “While I don’t

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The public perception of estate agents is not always positive. As a matter of fact survey after survey undertaken on this topic overseas shows the same lack of trust and questionable ethics and comparisons to car sales people abound. The estate agent is the archetypal entrepreneur.

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