While still well off its early-2014 growth high, the growth slowdown in the Value of New Mortgages Granted “stalled” late in 2015. But growth in loans paid out slowed, reports John Loos, FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist.
Not surprisingly, with interest rates rising,
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
My question (on behalf of several neighbours) is that we have a particular unit where there have been three previous owners with whom we’ve never had any problems. However, the new owner raised the patio earlier last year quite considerably and now, because his head
The levy budget is one aspect of sectional title management where “shortcuts” should not be taken and particular attention to detail should be spent, says Michael Bauer, general manager of the sectional title management company IHFM.
While the Sectional Titles Act does not stipulate that the
The January 2016 Leading Business Cycle Indicator recorded the 28th consecutive month of year-on-year decline, still pointing to further economic weakness ahead, reports FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist John Loos.
The year-on-year rate of change in the SARB Leading Business Cycle Indicator remained
What if we told you the solution to the 25% national unemployment statistic (36% youth unemployment) and the million-plus housing backlog was already in our back yard? And what if we told you jobless, unskilled South Africans could become entrepreneurs in the house building sector
There are two schools of thought on a possible downgrading of South Africa to junk status. One is that the financial markets have already discounted the derating. The other is that there will be more fallout should this happen.
Rode & Associates CEO Erwin Rode says
Solar panels and heat pumps in sectional title schemes can reduce overall electricity bills by as much as 40%. But companies which provide financing to bodies corporate and homeowners’ associations differ as to how long the payback period for these special projects is, with Propell
There is something about looking at green leaves dappled with sunlight that soothes the soul; it is so indescribable, and it can immediately release stress to go outside, look upon nature and breathe. It resets your mind and it refocuses you.
Even five minutes outdoors can
Five out of seven business start-ups in South Africa fail in their first year according to Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry. Globally, one out of two start-ups fails during its first year.
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