Did you know that enrolling your new home with the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) is a statutory requirement? Do you know how to protect yourself against a shoddy builder? And how do you check his work?
What does the warranty cover?
The NHBRC warranty fund
Aim: Today I will teach you the basic method of how to dig a hole and plant a tree or shrub. Follow these five easy steps and you will have beautiful trees and shrubs in your garden.
1: The site
Choosing a site can be tricky. The
One hundred and twenty-three stands in the first phase of Thorny Bush Estate in Limpopo have sold out, reports Christine McGrath, managing director of Seeff Mokopane. The gated residential estate is not only the first of its kind in Limpopo, but for the time being
Demand for rental accommodation in the greater Johannesburg area continues unabated, reports Rupert Finnemore, regional head of the Pam Golding Properties in Gauteng. In certain suburbs, this is being stimulated by multinationals seeking upmarket homes for their employees, creating opportunities for buy-to-let investors.
Finnemore says Johannesburg,
Demand for affordable accommodation in Cape Town by first time buyers and young families is such that when reasonably priced homes come on the market, the response is immediate. One area being tipped that falls into this bracket is Kuilsriver, equidistant from the Cape Town
Durban (pictured), ranked 14th out of 165 of the world's key urban residential markets according to Knight Frank’s new Global Residential Cities Index. The index tracks mainstream residential prices globally on a city rather than country basis.
Cape Town, ranked 33rd and Johannesburg, ranked 52nd, with house
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
Knight Frank’s Prime Global Rental Index fell by 1.1% in 2015 with equity market volatility and economic fragility in emerging markets driving rents lower.
This was the finding of Knight Frank senior research analyst Taimur Khan who examined the latest figures. “Weak equity markets and record-low
Sole mandates are only binding when they have a selling price, a commission rate or amount, and an expiry date. If any of these three are missing then your sole mandate is invalid.
Especially be aware of sole mandates that have an expiry date “until sold”,
After improving marginally to 42 in 4Q2015, the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index lost 14 points to register a level of 28 in 1Q2016. This is the lowest value since the end of 2011, the third quarter survey found of construction activity in South Africa, having