The average first-time buyer* earns around R37,000 a month, according to statistics by  BetterBond (previously BetterLife Home Loans). The mortgage originator’s numbers demonstrate that first-time buyers accounted for 47.6% of home loan applications in the 12 months to end-June 2017. “They, however, only obtained 29% of all

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Conventional wisdom says that winter is a bad time to market your home, but with fewer homes on the market there’s a good chance more buyers will be viewing yours. “Sellers are likely to achieve sale prices closer to the listing prices, especially for properties that

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Q Hi, we are a homeowners' association (HOA) registered in terms of Section 29 of the Municipal Ordinance of LUPO Act 15 of 1985 (Common Law HOA). In terms of the CSOS legislation we are a community scheme. Are we obliged to take out fidelity insurance?

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A study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) revealed that apart from a safe neighbourhood, the factor that influenced home-buying decisions the most was a home’s energy efficiency. Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that these are

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Accurately priced apartments in Atlantic Seaboard suburbs close to the Cape Town city centre are still selling, but the market by volume has slowed since March. This according to Brendan Miller, Principal of the Atlantic Seaboard office of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty, who said: “The

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Is it any wonder that home sellers are confused about the state of the property market? The estate agents responding to the FNB surveys are still wearing rose-coloured glasses and FNB reports that home prices are still rising by 3.6% p.a. (in nominal terms). But at the

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A new residential lifestyle development in Johannesburg’s historic Linksfield area was launched by Investec Property recently. The Neighbourhood is set to be one of the few secure residential developments in the area offering buyers a choice of upmarket standalone houses, cluster-style living or luxury loft apartments. Nestled

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