In the past 12 months, 6% of home loans granted were switches from one lender to another. This is according to Peter Swartz and Nondumiso Ncapai, heads customer interaction and business development at Absa Home Loans.
There are many reasons why homeowners switch their mortgages from
We sold a property and the purchaser has submitted a complaint about certain defects in the electricity and plumbing. There was a Certificate of Compliance (COC) issued but it appears that some of the electrical issues do not fall under what is required for a COC document.
When it comes to setting goals, you’ve heard it before: “If your goals don’t scare you, they’re probably not big enough!”
Up until this past week, I’ve never truly understood that. Yes, I’ve made the big jump to launch a speaking career, and I’ve had to
Should you invest in equities or put all your extra cash into your bond? Stealthy Wealth, a blog site run by an embedded software engineer with degrees in electronic engineering and IT, who is on a mission to retire by the age of 45, answers a
The average full-title home replacement cost exceeds the average existing home value by 30.4% - increasing by more than 9% over 2014/15 when it hovered around 21%.
What this means is it is increasingly difficult for the new development sector to bring competitively priced new stock
Sectional title, bodies corporate and managing agents began collecting CSOS levies from January this year. But since the Gazetting of the new regulations in October last year, managing agents, homeowners associations and bodies corporate have not had clarity on where or how to transfer the
We are in a complex of three houses which is run by a common law homeowners association (HOA). My question is do we have to register our HOA with the CSOS if we are not registered [as a non-profit company] and therefore do not have
There is no user manual for all aspects of homeownership, from moving, to taking occupation and to maintaining and understanding common and uncommon defects. Albert van Wyk has more than 38 years’ worth of building experience and has put all he has learned into a
What happens in a case where a lease has been signed by an elderly lady and two months later it is found that she is mentally unstable and has been admitted to a hospital for observation? I know it is a long legal process to have her
Half of South Africa’s estate agents ended 2016 believing 2017 would be more of the same, with 25% each expecting better or worse buying and selling activity levels.
This is according to the quarterly FNB Estate Agent Survey, which asked estate agents if they expected activity