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The City of Cape Town remains the country’s strongest housing market, posting 13.2 year-on-year growth in Q4 2016 (or 3% quarter-on-quarter). Believe it or not, however, but there are sub-regions in the metro that are almost growing at double this rate. Using deeds office data, FNB has

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South Africa is the continent’s most industrialised economy, but still struggles to gain traction since a 2009 recession. Political turmoil has since plagued the country. In 2015 when Nhlanhla Nene was removed from the position of finance minister, two credit rating agencies downgraded their assessments

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Q Hi, I am currently renting a property in the Amanzimtoti area of KwaZulu-Natal. I have been in the property for 18 months and when I moved in a rental agreement was signed between a local estate agent and myself. The initial contract was for six

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Residential contractor confidence fell in Q1 2017 on the back of weaker building activity and keener tendering price competition – in contrast to unchanged confidence in the non-residential building sector. “For the past few quarters the trend in the residential building sector has been broadly up

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Because your home’s roof is one of the largest, heaviest and most costly structures in your home’s design, it is fair to expect that a lot of planning should be invested in the roof’s design and construction. Still, many home builder clients choose price over

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When purchasing a home and registering a bond, a purchaser must be prepared to pay not only the bond registration attorneys’ fees, but a few incidental costs as well. The attorneys’ fees are calculated on an upward sliding scale directly proportional to the bond amount. Other costs

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