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With the South African economy and political climate in a constant state of flux many South Africans are looking at investment opportunities abroad. However, when it comes to purchasing property in a foreign country or even relocating, financial concerns are not the only factors that

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"As one of the oldest black business organisations in South Africa, the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NAFCOC) categorically states that we are opposed to any attempt to remove black property rights under the proposed 'Expropriation without Compensation' (EWC) and that land stolen

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Sellers play a very important part in the marketing aspect of the home sale process. While estate agents can help the seller with correctly pricing the property and marketing a property to the right pool of potential buyers, at the end of the day it’s

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A trend that’s taken the world by storm in recent years is that of hygge (pronounced: hue-guh), a Danish concept that is about creating intimacy, connecting with loved ones and taking pleasure in small, ordinary things. “The Danes are frequently reported to be some of the

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In its submission to the Constitutional Review Committee of the National Assembly, the Alexandra Property Owner’s Rights organisation (APOR) strongly denounces the idea that black South Africans might ever again be subjected to expropriation without compensation as they were under apartheid. “It must never again be

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Many consumers who are eager to finalise the house buying process often rush into taking out and ceding life insurance without first doing their homework. The ceding of a life policy involves legally transferring a portion of the cover amount to be used as collateral by

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Many new estates and sectional title complexes offer children’s playgrounds now as an added attraction and convenience for parents of young children. The fast-approaching winter school holidays again highlight the need for the home owners’ association (HOA) directors or body corporate trustees to check that the

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First time home buyers and owners who are eager to sell often wait in anticipation to get feedback from the bank on the status of a home loan application. Stanley Mabulu, channel management head at FNB Home Loans, says the amount of time it takes for

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While technology has made marketing your private sale easier than before, there are some gaps private sellers need to ensure they have covered to ensure a successful sale of their home. Chris Fick, of Chris Fick Attorneys Inc. and a founding member of the Attorney Realtor

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The Property Practitioners Bill (PPB) was gazetted for comment in March 2017, and the industry is holding its breath for the 10 000 new jobs that will likely be created with its official implementation, but prospective home buyers must take heed not to trust unqualified

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