How much do you really know about the home buying process? Sure, house hunting is fun and playing with online calculators does give you an idea of how much house you can afford. But what should you know before you even sign an offer to
In May 2016, the FNB House Price Index recorded a 7.4% year-on-year rate of increase, which is slightly faster than the 7.0% revised rate of April.
Given Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation of 6.2% in April, in real terms average house price inflation was a modest
A gas certificate of compliance is required when a property is transferred which has a gas installation. This is according to MC van der Berg Attorneys which says the gas certificate does not lapse except if the installation is altered. It is, however, advised that
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The announcement from the Monetary Policy Committee last week that the prime interest rate would remain unchanged, allowed most homeowners to breathe a sigh of relief. Homeowners have had to tighten their belts as their home loan repayments increased over the last year. This has
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The term ‘control freak’ is commonly used to refer to someone who tries to control everything around them. They are often described as bossy, always wanting their own way and micromanaging those around them. They often lack insight into their behaviour and consider themselves as
South Africa is not witnessing a flood of foreign buyers, despite the weaker rand, according to Praven Subbramoney, CEO of FNB Private Bank Lending.
He said the bank’s estate agent survey points to a slight decrease in foreign buying and that their statistics show that foreign
Cape Town’s rental market is currently very buoyant, with data compiled by economists at Rode & Associates revealing that rental inflation for 2015 was 9.6%, while the national average rental inflation during the same period averaged 6%.
Lorraine Dellbridge, rentals manager for Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International
The real estate market is a competitive space, with daily newspapers, weekend papers, and online media all carrying property related adverts. Similar properties are for sale on the same platforms, undoubtedly influencing the reach of the property being advertised.
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