South Africa, a country in serious trouble, is likely to face continued social upheaval, property economist Erwin Rode told the recent Rode-REIM conference at Steyn City. Rode, co-host of the annual conference, predicted 2% annual growth in South Africa’s GDP over the years 2017-2022, not unlike

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The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index rose to 35 index points in 3Q2017, from 32 in 2Q2017. Despite this improvement in confidence there are still indications that more than 60% of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions. The higher confidence can be attributed to the increase

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Taxi violence and recent service delivery protests are a reminder of the importance of Sasria cover as part of your insurance policy. Once a default of short-term insurance policies, Sasria SOC Limited, a state-owned entity, provides specialised short-term insurance cover against the loss of, or damage

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The Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) today embarked on a national roadshow to educate the public and property owners in community schemes on their rights and obligations. The national roadshow kicked off today (19 September 2017) in Potchefstroom. The CSOS will be using the roadshow to register

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Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village recently has reached its threshold of sales and has resulted in specialist bank, Investec, giving the green light for the construction of the top structures of the retirement village. Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village consists of one-, two- and three-bedroom, single-level sectional title

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You are feeling anxious because you have found the perfect rental home, and while you were viewing the home two other potential tenants showed up. So why is the agent taking so long to give you feedback on your rental application? And why do you

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There is no user manual for all aspects of homeownership, from moving, to taking occupation and to maintaining and understanding common and uncommon defects. Albert van Wyk has more than 38 years’ worth of building experience and has put all he has learned into a

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Whether it is to save monthly costs, inject some of your property equity into a retirement investment, live in a more manageable space – or to finally shift your 28-year-old gamer out the house, downsizing is a big decision most property owners have to make

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HomeTimes has learned that the Johannesburg deeds office has been experiencing a power outage for a week now and that the outage is set to continue until latest Monday next week. This is causing a delay, likely to result in a major backlog going forward,

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