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There’s a reason it’s difficult to qualify for a bond. It’s because banks understand the extra costs and the burden these costs may place on a homeowner. So even though you know you’ll be able to afford the monthly bond repayment comfortably, there are other

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If you woke up with dread in your tummy and had to drag yourself off to work, then it is probably time to take a good look at your life; you can do it today while sitting at your office desk pretending to be busy. While we

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Meeting your client for the first time You know, that feeling you get when you know you’re going to get to talk about homes a lot. But then realising the client has some unique requirements “I need to find a three-bedroom unit in a sought-after area for below

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Q I need to relocate to another province due to work commitments, but I signed a lease agreement four months ago. I need to understand if I am entitled to cancel my lease agreement, and if so, how much notice do I need to give? Will

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Q I live in a two bedroom 104m² unit in a sectional title complex with an adjoining garage. I have a dream - I want to build a 30m² room with a toilet, shower and double washbasins on top of my double garage. The existing roof trusses

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By and large experts all agree that the gentrification of Braamfontein has been a major success, but some are now hinting at a great investment opportunity, saying that more young professionals would move to Bramfontein if there wasn’t such a shortage of suitable accommodation. Byron Cornish,

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We recently had a case where an aspirational homeowner asked his brother to help him realise his dream of having his own place to call home. Ernest first tried applying on his own in 2008 and did not qualify; with his brother as joint applicant

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