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A study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) revealed that apart from a safe neighbourhood, the factor that influenced home-buying decisions the most was a home’s energy efficiency. Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that these are

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Accurately priced apartments in Atlantic Seaboard suburbs close to the Cape Town city centre are still selling, but the market by volume has slowed since March. This according to Brendan Miller, Principal of the Atlantic Seaboard office of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty, who said: “The

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Is it any wonder that home sellers are confused about the state of the property market? The estate agents responding to the FNB surveys are still wearing rose-coloured glasses and FNB reports that home prices are still rising by 3.6% p.a. (in nominal terms). But at the

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A new residential lifestyle development in Johannesburg’s historic Linksfield area was launched by Investec Property recently. The Neighbourhood is set to be one of the few secure residential developments in the area offering buyers a choice of upmarket standalone houses, cluster-style living or luxury loft apartments. Nestled

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An interesting investment opportunity exists in Northern Cape towns like Postmasburg and Daniëlskuil, said Leonie Olivier, Seeff agent in Postmasburg. “The mining industry here is growing tremendously and it is estimated that around 12 households move to Postmasburg every year,” she added. “A small town like

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A small, seemingly simple addition to the regulations under the Sectional Titles Act, 95 of 1986 “the Act”, has added significant consumer protection for owners in sectional title schemes that are subject to the developer’s right to extend the scheme. The Act allows the developer of

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