House prices in February grew by 2.3%, year-on-year. This is down from a revised 3.8% in January, and from 2017’s high of 5% reached in November. “This does not, however, alter our view that 2018 should be a mildly stronger housing market year than 2017,” said

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Sub-letting, be it with permission or illegally, is a trend that residential landlords can’t quite escape – especially as belts get tighter and tenants feel economic pressure. “We are seeing more and more illegal sub-letting, particularly in the emerging market space. People who might not have

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South Africans are all very aware of violent crime and the efforts needed to reduce it, but so-called white-collar crime is just as rampant – and the crooks are getting smarter all the time. Greg Harris, CEO of Chas Everitt Property Rentals, notes that the rental

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What goes down invariably goes up, eventually, according to Neville Berkowitz, founder of HomeBid and a property economist for over 40 years. "When I came up with the concept for HomeBid as a low commission estate agency in January 2014 it was based on taking a

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Just imagine yourself relaxing in your favourite chair with a good book, lying next to the swimming pool on a hot day or having a girl’s night with movies and popcorn at home, so what’s missing? Yip, it’s your favourite cocktail. Cocktails can really hurt your

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Q Hi, I came across your video regarding deposits. Firstly, I would like to know what recourse does a landlord have when a tenant has destroyed a property and you only have one month’s deposit. That does not cover the damages? Can a landlord when renting out

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Is your garden looking flat, boring and old fashioned? Well maybe it’s not your garden that needs the overhaul… Yes, you may need to spruce up a few areas, but have you ever considered that what is actually letting down the whole outside area of

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What do you look for in an area before buying a home? Depending on whether you are buying to live or let, you will probably look at factors like rental yield or potential capital growth. Most experts will also advise you to look at what

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