In 2016 property sales volumes decreased by an average of around 15%, compared to 2015. This is the result of a slow economy, buyer uncertainty and affordability constraints. Will the tide turn in 2017 and what should buyers and sellers know before the rat race
Everyone has that one home in the neighbourhood, the pink one. You know, that home that leaves you with feelings of confusion, introspection and even a weird kind of awe – “Where did this paint come from, and what made the homeowner decide to use
The average home price paid by first-time buyers has risen by R37,000 in the past 12 months, while the average home loan instalment has increased by almost R700 a month (R8,400 a year) as a result of three interest rate increases (from 9.5% to 10.5%
Hi there, I have saved up R100,000 with the original intention of putting it down as a deposit on a home. But the other day I was searching the property portals and found some Joburg CBD apartments selling for R80,000. I was wondering if I
At this time of year a surprising number of people who had been planning to stay home for the festive season will suddenly decide to go away after all – and frantically start scouring online and classified advertisements for last-minute holiday rental deals.
Greg Harris, CEO
‘Tis the silly season! You probably have a bonus cheque burning a hole in your pocket and a whole lot of free time. This year, put those extra resources to good use. Your future self, and estate agent will thank you when the time comes
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
Business tip of the day
Learn to say "No”. You cannot have every dish at the buffet table. You cannot have every deal in town. You cannot secure every new customer or client. You cannot work late every night and expect your family to understand.