South Africans in general buy their homes with the help of a bank, committing between 20 and 30 years to paying back the debt funding. But is there a better and quicker way to homeownership (excluding buying using cash)? Property data company, Lightstone Property, flipped
Cosmo City, in northwest Johannesburg, has experienced steady growth in property prices since its launched in 2004.
“Middle-class families find Cosmo City very attractive, in part because it’s only 12 years old and the properties are fairly new, but also because the rates and taxes are
Good day, I'm 45 years old and read that others my age, and even retired people, invest in student housing instead of pension funds. I have invested in a Retirement Annuity all my working life and would like to know if I should withdraw a
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Growing rental demand in various conveniently situated hubs around KwaZulu-Natal suggests that the area will continue to offer excellent opportunities for buy-to-let investors.
Carol Reynolds, Pam Golding Properties area principal for Durban Coastal believes that it is especially younger, career-minded individuals, who are not yet at
Cape Town’s Strand is attracting considerable investor interest, and is one of the few places where it is still possible to invest in a family home or beachfront apartment at a fraction of the cost of most comparable areas in the city.
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Homeowners renting out their homes to holidaymakers need to check that their short-term insurance policy will cover their possessions during this period.
Dawie Loots, CEO of MUA Insurance Acceptances, says it is vital consumers speak to their insurance provider or broker before they embark on their
Good day, is the CSOS levy applicable to the security portion of the monthly levy as well. We have two separate entries on our monthly bill: The monthly levy and the security levy. - Bennie
Hi Bennie, yes the CSOS levy is calculated on the total monthly
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Demand is currently highest for lower-priced rental properties in Gauteng, with more pricey stock being slower to move. This is according to Jawitz Properties’ Eloisé de Stefanis, Gauteng regional manager, rentals and property management.
“Activity is mostly in the lower price range of the market, across