Is it normal when selling a house for the transfer attorneys to demand an advance payment of R8,400 for the municipality account? The accounts are all paid up and there is no outstanding amount. Why should we pay for four months in advance? - JoAnn
Areas such as Bramley in Johannesburg are offering the market the value for money that becomes increasingly important in a subdued economy.
Edgar Mhlope, Bramley, Bramley View and Bramley Gardens area specialist for Lew Geffern Sotheby’s International Realty said that these areas are enjoying such high
Our complex consists of 12 individual units. Approximately six years ago the trustees decided that ALL owners would be responsible for the maintenance of their own units and this has been the standing rules ever since.
Owners are solely responsible for the maintenance inside and outside
Thanks for good reporting on the community schemes ombud. I live in an estate and the board is trying to dodge the ombud by changing the rules that disputes will be referred to an advocate with at least 15 years’ experience. Is this legal? I
Discerning homeowners are adjusting their demands of what the ideal home has to offer. Homes need to offer convenience, compactness and manageability while being responsive to natural surrounds and the demands of modern living. All this while still being representative of the individuality of the
Sellers of low- and mid-value properties spend a longer time on the market compared with high, luxury and super-luxury homes, regardless if they list 0% and above their properties’ market value. Interestingly, luxury-value properties spend the least amount of time on the market, regardless if
Based on HomeTimes’ articles, it has been mentioned that the Community Schemes Ombud Service levies will be raised on 1 January 2017. My question is, when is the effective date? 1 October 2016 or 1 January 2017. The reason for my question is my mother’s complex has issued a
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Fransche Hoek Estate in Franschhoek, 80km from Cape Town and 30km from Stellenbosch, currently has only two stands available.
Sized at 800m² each and priced at R2,1m, the estate is set among vineyards and indigenous fynbos and proteas in the winelands valley of the Drakenstein Mountains.
Nimbati Estate, a 30-unit full-title development in Brentwood Park, in Kempton Park, Gauteng, is on the market. The estate, developed by owner-developers, Jill and Jacques Myburgh, is situated on 20,000m² of land surrounding their own residence, and offers buyers plots and the choice of four