House prices edged up 7.6% year on year in July, from an upwardly revised 7.5% year on year (originally 7.3% y/y) in June. This was according to Standard Bank Research’s (SBR) House Price Inflation index which showed that freehold properties slowed to 7.7% year on
FNB calculates that, over the four quarters up to and including Q2 2016, 6% of investment properties being resold achieved a price less than what they were originally bought for. Those that were believed to have achieved close to their original purchase price were estimated
If you are in the market for a sectional title property, request the minutes from the latest annual general meeting. By doing this, and specifically asking the agent dealing with the sale, you will become aware of any special levies that may currently be payable
Lately beef short ribs are the rage. Smokey BBQ beef short ribs are the new thing when having a braai and lamb shanks are happily replaced by beef short ribs cooked for hours in red wine with earthy mushrooms and pancetta lardons - makes you
What a beautiful time of the year it is. Spending time outdoors is just marvellous; the days are warm and the nights are not as chilly but I am sure we will have one last cold snap before spring and summer sets in.
It is pretty
With 30 interested tenants per listed property, the rental game can prove as difficult for agents as it is admin intensive. And as any rental specialist will tell you, the secret to a successful rental division is personalised service and good relationships.
So why then is
My phone is full of failed selfie sessions with our dogs. If I’m lucky I’ll find one photo where Charlie (our giant “medium-sized” rescue pup) isn’t jumping my toddler over or biting our basset, Harvey’s, ears in a blurry haze.
In an effort to make some
The transfer of a property from the seller to the buyer is often times a complicated process, made even more challenging by the fact that a number of parties with conflicting interests are involved.
“On average the process can take about three months, starting from the
According to a recent study of industry stakeholders by US-based construction think-tank Dodge Data and Analytics, “green building” (designing buildings to limit their environmental impact) is making strong headway in the South African property market.
The study estimated that roughly 41% of the country’s construction activity
Business tip of the day
If you are not making enough mistakes you are not getting outside your comfort zone. Remember, you will get run over if you just lie there.