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Whether you are delaying buying your dream home because you want to travel, have professional flexibility or need to save up for a few more years, the fact is more and more South Africans are renting for longer. Landlords are understandably sticky about their properties and

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In March of this year we reported on a David-and-Goliath battle, the so-called historical debt saga between the municipalities of Tshwane and Ekurhuleni and their clients. In November 2016 the North Gauteng High Court held that these municipalities have been unlawful in their conduct and declared

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Identifying housing market bubbles, or market “overshoots”, is always a tough task. Not only have we not yet reached a stage where we can accurately match a specific house price level to the existing economic fundamentals at the time, but the economic fundamentals are constantly

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Q When it comes to sectional title schemes and participation quota, should each unit’s levy be determined based on the whole cost of the budget with participation quota or should only the maintenance costs be based on participation quota? - Kashvir A Hi Kashvir, all expenses are based

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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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