The Cape Town suburb of Vredehoek has shown an impressive increase in demand for its residential stock in recent years. According to Nelio Mendes, sales manager for IHPC estate agents, a duplex apartment in the suburb recently sold for R100,000 above its asking price of R1,95m,
It was a typical Saturday afternoon for 15-year-old Kristen*. The moment her parents left the house for their weekly grocery shop she felt as though she was possessed. Something inside her was about to snap. She felt detached - watching her bony hands frantically opening
Gauteng’s housing market achieved an average of 4.4% overall growth in 2015, in third place behind the Western Cape (10.6%) and KwaZulu-Natal (6%).
But there are some extreme differences between the different metros and suburbs within the province, says Rupert Finnemore, recently appointed Gauteng regional head
The rate of house price inflation is “hugging” the zero level, according to FNB household and property sector strategist, John Loos.
Though the FNB House Price Index for April 2016 rose by 6.4% year-on-year, the Consumer Price Inflation rate of 6.3% for March eroded any significant
The Sectional Titles Act states that participation quotas must be shown on the sectional plans to four decimal places. Why does mine only show three decimal places? Does that mean we have to redo our plans? - Anon
The Act 66 of 1971 said plans
The Mpumalanga town of Secunda has stands for sale at prices from R200,000, and one and two-bedroom apartments from around R600,000. These properties are sought by first-time buyers and buy-to-let investors, according to Natasha Herbst, the local Rawson Property Group franchisee.
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The Cape Town suburbs of Mowbray and Rosebank are experiencing an increase in property values and demand, according to Tina Malyon, area specialist for Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty.
“A decade ago, the median house price in Mowbray was a very affordable R835,000, and in Rosebank it
One of the most common problems found by HouseCheck inspectors when checking roofs with concrete tiles is badly installed ridge capping tiles. This common defect is often difficult for the layman to spot from the ground - all the more reason for cautious home buyers to
At least 10% of South Africa’s working adults are now self-employed, with many unable to afford office space, a shop or manufacturing space; their enterprises are by definition home-based. This is according to Andrew Schaefer, MD of national property management company, Trafalgar.
“In addition, an increasing
Rocketing food prices and the widespread focus on organic produce means now is the best time to start a basic winter veggie garden.
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