The student accommodation game is similar to retirement in that demand exceeds supply and there will always be a demand for safe, secure and affordable residences. Many investors have jumped on this bandwagon, hoping to cash in on what they see as a proverbial cash cow. There

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The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has declined to identify the person who laid a complaint against Heads Residential Property on a second count of illegal trading without a Fidelity Fund Certificate (FFC) required in terms of the Estate Agency Affairs Act. The Cape Town agency,

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A dozen prime Cape properties including a highly desirable Cape Town CBD commercial space, another in Claremont’s CBD, a building two minutes’ walk from the ocean in Sea Point and one of the Atlantic Seaboard’s most spectacular mansions are set to be auctioned off this

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An unintended consequence of the sluggish economy has been a spike in the fraudulent behaviour of would-be tenants who are desperate to sign a lease, compromising the ability of the property owner to secure future growth finance. This is according to Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon

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Often sellers do not want to cease marketing if the purchaser also has to sell his or her property before they can buy. Others want to continue marketing if it is uncertain whether the purchasers will qualify for a loan. Many a transaction has met its end

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South Africans do not know where to find homes for rent. And when they do find them, they do not know what their rights are in terms of their lease agreements. Before you object, read on. Since its inception at the beginning of October, Trusted Tenant Services

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The challenging economic times putting frowns on the faces of consumers is impacting the middle and lower tiers of the residential rental sector in Port Elizabeth, in sync with the trend in most major urban areas in South Africa. The common complaint of a paucity of

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The FNB nav >>Home app has not only seriously irked the local residential real estate agent community, it has also brought to light the unauthorised sharing of agent listings by Private Property to the FNB app. FNB App outrage – FNB responds Since news of the app

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Is declining real estate activity reported by the traditional estate agents in the recent FNB Estate Agent Survey a function of a slowing economy and political pessimism, or a function of high commissions charged by traditional estate agents? HomeBid, SA’s largest low-commission estate agency, which charges

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A new Namibian landmark development combines European luxury and small-town charm in Swakopmund. Dirk Engelbrecht from Safari Investments, the developers of Platz Am Meer, said this mixed-use development boasts seafront penthouses and apartments, quality restaurants, a selection of food and fashion retailers and banks, among others. “Known as

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