We've all heard that few things can test a new relationship like going on a trip together, but what about buying a home together? With all the stresses and potential delays and pitfalls involved with the home buying process it is no surprise that this

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The 4th Quarter 2017 FNB Estate Agent Survey pointed to a slight further rise in the estimated rate of emigration-related home selling, continuing a multi-year rising trend which started back in 2014. Expressed as a percentage of total home selling, selling in order to emigrate reached

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Ah February, the month of the RA (retirement annuity) top-up. To minimise their tax liability those with some extra cash will make an additional contribution to their RA or a voluntary contribution to an employee pension fund before the deadline on the 28th of February. The government

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Q Hi there. I am interested in investing in a bachelor apartment in Braamfontein. It would be a cash purchase. Could you share some insight into rental prices for an apartment like this in the area as well as property value growth rates? Thank you –

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In the last week I’ve worked with two sellers in the process of selling their Joburg North properties to relocate to Cape Town. Upon hearing this I have asked, with ill-disguised surprise and probably a little bit of judgement, “but WHY?” And every time it has

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Rentals are expected to continue to rise slowly in 2018 as the challenges of home affordability and stricter lending criteria tighten their grip, but it’s a double-edged sword as the Gauteng market will come under increasing pressure from declining disposable income levels and, albeit slower,

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Our beautiful country is faced with one of the worst droughts in history. Day Zero for Cape Town has already been moved up to 12 April, 2018. With this date fast approaching it leaves the rental market with some uncertainty regarding the legal position of

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If you bought your house in 2008, and have been living in it for 10 years, you have probably paid off 50% of your bond. But do you really own your house? While you may have lived there for almost a decade, you may not be

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