The South African Police Service notes that about 20,000 burglaries with aggravating circumstances were reported in 2015 in the Western Cape alone. These are frightening home invasion statistics that are expected to rise this year. Knowing what to do in a home invasion and being able to spot home invasion signs are
For high LSM families, with school-going kids, deciding to sell a Gauteng-based home to relocate to the scenic Western Cape is often an emotional decision. Jill Lloyd, area specialist for Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty in Claremont and Lynfrae in Cape Town, believes that young
There was an insurance claim at my unit. Why am I responsible for the insurance excess? Surely the body corporate must pay the excess as the insurance is in the name of the body corporate? - Mike
You will have to check your complex’s management rules.
Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively can often mean the difference between getting what you want or losing out. You don’t get what you deserve, you get
We all want to spoil our moms (and wives) when Mother’s Day rolls around. Which, if you have not been paying attention, is this Sunday! However, like Valentine's Day, retailers and restaurants tend to hike up the prices of all possible choices which just leaves
What if we told you that your monthly rental installments could be used to help you buy the home you’re already living in?
Rent2buy, the brainchild of lawyer Meyer de Waal, is a relatively new product (based on an old concept) that allows tenants to buy
The booming office and retail property market in the wider Sandton area has meant that the residential property market has had a tough time meeting demand. According to Lynda Greeff, Pam Golding Properties agent, this has led to growth in the residential property market of
Bantry Bay, in recent years, has overtaken Clifton and Fresnaye in terms of market performance. The suburb’s share of 10 most expensive streets in South Africa increased from one in 2014 to three in 2015, this according to Lightstone Property Company’s 2014 and 2015 reports.
Strandfontein, located between Mitchells Plain and Muizenberg, is fast becoming a sought-after seaside location. Due to the fact that the suburb has easy access to all amenities and its proximity to the famous Strandfontein Beach and tidal pool, young and old are increasingly flocking to
Getting your foot on the property ladder, or even buying your dream home, may be more attainable than you think. Granted, sticking to a budget is tough, even for the most financially savvy amongst us, but Marlyn Pillay, oobaelite consultant at ooba, believes it is