Selling your home is a stressful time. You have finally fixed all the cracks, leaks, and woodwork you had on your to-do list. Plus, you’ve taken care of the lawn and have decided to give the entire outside and inside of the house a new coat
The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index shed 9 index points to register a level of 39 in 1Q2016.
The fall in confidence was broad-based with all but one of the six sub-sectors surveyed reporting lower confidence.
The robust growth in residential building seen in 2015H1 seems to have
There are many potential billion rand markets in townships around South Africa. In this extract from GG Alcock’s book, KASINOMICS - African Informal Economies and the People Who Inhabit Them, Alcock discusses two examples of billion-rand industries – only one of which has been cracked by formal
Remarkable returns on select Atlantic Seaboard properties in Cape Town have at times outstripped the performance of some competing local asset classes, returning positive increases against international currencies including the US dollar and euro, Pam Golding Properties research reveals.
Over the past decade, prices of sectional
For the vast majority of home buyers in South Africa, security has become the most influential factor when it comes time to deciding where to purchase a home. With so many South African families affected by crime either directly or indirectly, home buyers in this
You need to get your hands on building insurance as soon as you own any kind of building – whether it’s the house you live in or the remotely located holiday flat you escape to when the in-laws are threatening to visit.
Basically, building insurance takes care of the permanent,
Compared to inflated prices in the major CBDs, northern suburbs of Johannesburg and in older, established eastern parts of Pretoria, Centurion is attracting investors keen to take advantage of strong demand for rentals. But the area offers good value for other property options, reports Jawitz
In times of economic uncertainty, high value property opportunities tend to become more available, says Harcourts Africa Richard Gray. It is easy, though, to become confused and unnecessarily wary of buying a home with waves of negativity washing over you at such times.
What buyers of
The latest craze in homemaking in South Africa is the revival of do-it-yourself home projects. Whatever your reasons may be, re-using glass jars and bric-a-brac has become the “in” thing, the neo-hipster’s ideal style. Join the bearded masses and pop the collar of your chequered
Nominal year-on-year growth in the average value of middle-segment homes in the South African residential property market remained steady around the 6% level in the first two months of 2016, reports Absa Home Loans property analyst Jacques du Toit, who compiles Absa’s house price indices.