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We've all heard that few things can test a new relationship like going on a trip together, but what about buying a home together? With all the stresses and potential delays and pitfalls involved with the home buying process it is no surprise that this

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The 4th Quarter 2017 FNB Estate Agent Survey pointed to a slight further rise in the estimated rate of emigration-related home selling, continuing a multi-year rising trend which started back in 2014. Expressed as a percentage of total home selling, selling in order to emigrate reached

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Rentals are expected to continue to rise slowly in 2018 as the challenges of home affordability and stricter lending criteria tighten their grip, but it’s a double-edged sword as the Gauteng market will come under increasing pressure from declining disposable income levels and, albeit slower,

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Our beautiful country is faced with one of the worst droughts in history. Day Zero for Cape Town has already been moved up to 12 April, 2018. With this date fast approaching it leaves the rental market with some uncertainty regarding the legal position of

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If you bought your house in 2008, and have been living in it for 10 years, you have probably paid off 50% of your bond. But do you really own your house? While you may have lived there for almost a decade, you may not be

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Capetonians are bracing for the onset of Day Zero – the day the City turns off the taps and residents will have to collect their 25 litre water ration at one of 200 public distribution points. Should this day arrive, the social and economic impact

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Being a landlord is not for everyone. It is not an easy way to supplement your income or make a living and it is definitely not just about signing lease agreements and collecting rent. “Many landlords underestimate the amount of time and energy it can require

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