SA real estate group Chas Everitt International has been named the Most Innovative Brokerage in the World out of more than 500 companies that are members of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE)* network in 54 countries.
The global award was presented at
The rand’s decline is boosting the appeal of high-end rental property in South Africa. “In fact it’s become almost ridiculously inexpensive for those earning in pounds, dollars or euros to rent property here, while also enjoying a relatively high standard of living,” says Andrew Schaefer,
Home buyers are becoming more financially savvy about saving up for bigger deposits on their prospective home loans. BetterLife Home Loans, SA’s biggest mortgage originator*, found they are saving up over a period of two to three years. Just over half of borrowers over the
As the weather gradually becomes cooler and the seasons change we are reminded of the holidays that are fast approaching, Human Rights Day, Purim, Easter, Family Day, Passover and Freedom Day. The Jewish festival of Purim begins next week on March 23 and ends on
To increase the rate of adoption of the ZA Plug, the SABS is considering making the standard semi-compulsory.
Workgroups at the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) are considering changing the country’s new plug and socket standard from “preferred” to semi-mandatory for new installations.
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Market value and replacement value are two different things, as anyone will find out when they go to claim for home insurance. To ensure your home is adequately insured run a check.
Anne Porter, head of Knight Frank Residential SA, says all too often homeowners will
When buyers were given the option of plots or homes at Steenberg Golf Estate 22 years ago, at prices ranging from around R1 million, many were sceptical as to whether Johnnic’s (the developer) vision of converting a working farm to a golf estate with premier
There are good reasons Rooibos tea has become such a popular herbal tea. We may know it’s a healthy one but precisely why has been a mystery. Until now. With the advent of Two Oceans’ Marathon less than a fortnight away, the Rooibos Council says
An announcement was made recently that the City of Cape Town has published the General Valuation Roll (GVR) for 2015 and this can be viewed at http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/propertyvaluations/Pages/default.aspx.
The latest valuation roll shows that the rateable value of property has increased from R911 billion in 2012 to
Who is responsible for the carpets when they wear out, tenants my wonder. And what about the woodwork and paintwork? What constitutes "fair wear and tear", for which the landlord is responsible?
According to Steve Caradoc-Davies, Harcourts Platinum principal, it’s true that landlords are often the