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Nearly half of all new home loan applications received by bond originator, ooba, are from buyers who have no access to a deposit, but 74% of these applicants are successful in their bid to secure 100% bonds This is according to Kay Geldenhuys, property finance processing

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A study done by New World Wealth, a Johannesburg-based wealth consultancy, has found that Knysna on the Cape Garden Route, tops the list nationally for the highest number of multi-millionaire owned second homes, significantly more than even the Atlantic Seaboard. According to the report, some 320

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Between 2009 and 2013 alone the property value of greater Umhlanga increased by approximately R3,4bn , with a total value over the last 20 years increasing to a staggering R10bn. “Umhlanga has become the province’s most noteworthy economic hub,” said Stefan Botha, CEO of Rainmaker Marketing

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Over the past 20 years, more and more homeowners have turned to solar power to heat up water and provide light and warmth in their homes. It is also becoming increasingly popular in sectional title complexes and estates as owners seek to reduce energy costs

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Times have changed, and while you didn't need a cellphone when you were nine, and was perfectly alright without one, the fact remains that times have indeed changed. Your child is living in a completely different world and the ability to reach you in an

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There can be some confusion when it comes to who is responsible for which elements of maintenance on a rental property. “Some aspects fall on the landlord and some on the tenants – it isn’t automatically all up to the landlord, and there is no

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Buying a home has always been a laborious, protracted process that required hours of wading through countless interchangeable property photos then finding the time required for multiple viewings, but the reality is this is becoming increasingly incongruous in our fast-paced modern world where instant gratification

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It takes, on average, 12 weeks for a property to be transferred into your name. This means that, depending on when your own home was sold or your lease expired, you run the risk of being “homeless” for a couple of months. Seemingly the most obvious

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