In a bizarre twist of events, a homeowner has been evicted from her own property. If you didn’t think that was even possible, it is! An immediate order of eviction was handed down in the Springs Magistrate’s Court on August 28, 2015, in favour of
Developers are being squeezed between rising building costs and cash-strapped homebuyers. The result is a steady drop in size and comfort of some new South African homes.
Bernadine from Gauteng wrote to John Graham of HouseCheck:
I bought a townhouse last year off-plan. The building is almost
The September FNB National House Price Index showed some renewed year-on-year growth acceleration, following a prior slowing trend, suggesting that the days of a well-balanced residential market are not quite over yet.
It is important to bear in mind, says FNB household and property sector strategist John
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The country of Grenada recently announced that it has added an additional investment option to its current citizenship by investment programme. Investors will now be able to invest in a sustainable aquaculture project, which intends to scale
[caption id="attachment_1206" align="aligncenter" width="712"] From left, Alasdair Hedley (Hamptons International), Samuel Seeff (Seeff chairman) and Stuart Manning (Seeff CEO).[/caption]
Seeff property group has partnered with Hamptons International as its exclusive Southern African partner. Hamptons International is a member of Countrywide, the largest real estate group in
There exists a view that property values are capable of by-and-large “holding up” in tougher economic times, some even believing that home values “can only rise”. Such views were even arguably behind the massive mortgage lending boom across much of the world in the last
In 2013, government estimated that the cost of raising a child from birth to the age of 18 is an incredible R1,7m. This figure doesn’t include university fees, so depending on the course of study, you can add another R100,000 to R300,000.
It’s vital to establish
Tenants in South Africa currently pay anywhere between one and three months’ rent as a damages deposit – but are often unsure what they need to do to get it back when their lease ends.
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[caption id="attachment_1155" align="aligncenter" width="839"] A penthouse in the Michelangelo Towers is on the market for 85,000/m².[/caption]
Sandton homes may not always fetch the prices of upmarket coastal residential property in Clifton in Cape Town, but luxury apartments within southern Africa’s financial heart remain as high in
The current economic policies of both the public and private sector clearly aren't working. With 67% of South Africa’s youth being jobless, having shed 21,000 jobs since 2013, the situation is exacerbated by 1,5 to 2 million new job seekers entering the fray each year.