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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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More than 250 properties, or 80%, in the first phase of the Menlyn Maine residential development that were put to market off-plan in November last year have been snapped up. Retha Schutte, Pam Golding Properties regional executive for the Pretoria region, said investors have shown “unprecedented”

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The lower to mid-market sectional title sector is expected to remain the busiest throughout 2017, with the highest demand for well-priced units under R1,5m likely to drive most of the activity; however, this sub-sector can also be challenging with buyers unable to secure bond finance. This

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There is no user manual for all aspects of homeownership, from moving, to taking occupation and to maintaining and understanding common and uncommon defects. Albert van Wyk has more than 38 years’ worth of building experience and has put all he has learned into a

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“Second to price, quality real estate photography is the most important part of selling property.” This is what Than Meril, successful international real estate investor, believes about the importance of excellent photography. Paul Hamberger, well-known commercial photographer and owner of Paul Hamberger.com Photography, agrees; saying that

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