Average house price growth is -1.1% compared with August last year. This is according to the FNB House Price Index for September 2016 which recorded year-on-year inflation of 3.4% (before adjusting for inflation) - slower than the revised 4.8% rate recorded for August.
“In real terms,
Business tip of the day
Stay far away from naysayers and prophets of doom. Give negative people the boot. Usually it’s their own fears of trying something new that they are transferring over to you.
More than 132,527 cases of robbery with aggravating circumstances (house robbery and hijacking) were reported in the 2015/16 Crime Stats report released by the SA Police Service in early September. This up by 2.7% from last year’s 129,045 reported cases.
According to StatsSA’s Community Survey 2016,
It’s about that time of year when we all feel like the December slow-down can’t come soon enough. If I had endless money I’d pay for all of us to take a delicious Mediterranean cruise, but alas. What I can do though, is ask Nina
Business tip of the day
Make written task-related systems and processes for the day-to-day activities and have your employees "work shadow" you for a day to see what needs to be done. Then train up one person and have a back-up person trained as well for
What does the law say with regards to late payment penalty fees and, should the tenant pay this, what portion is due to the owner and what portion is due to the agency?
Please take into consideration that the lease agreement makes provision for the late
Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively can often mean the difference between getting what you want or losing out. You don’t get what you deserve, you get
Where are homes the most expensive to build and what housing type is priciest? The answer might surprise you.
Nationally, it costs an average of R8,163/m² to build flats, followed by office space (R8,092/m²), shopping space (R7,364/m²), townhouses (R6,802/m²), and free-standing houses (R5,932/m²).
KwaZulu-Natal is most expensive
Clarens in the eastern Free State is getting a lot of attention from Gauteng buyers, evident in the fact that the 24-unit development, The Paddocks, sold out in six months to a majority of Gauteng residents. And the residential market looks set to continue fulfilling this demand.
First-time home buyers now make up 18% of the total home buying market, according to Q3 2016 FNB Estate Agent Survey. This is down on Q2 2016’s 21% and Q2 2014’s multi-year high of 28%.
“When aspirant first-time buyers hold off on their home purchase due