[caption id="attachment_883" align="alignnone" width="200"] The picturesque Hout Bay harbour.[/caption]
Property in Hout Bay, in the Western Cape, is well-priced compared with most other beachfront suburbs, according to Piet van der Merwe, the Rawson Property Group’s franchisee in the area. “In the older areas, like Beach Estate
A professional home inspection should not be skipped when you first buy a property. But after you move in, doing an annual maintenance inspection yourself will highlight most problems before they become costly repairs.
Inspect the exteriors first
If you are not comfortable with heights it is
Parents signing or co-signing leases for student accommodation are almost 20% higher in better standing than students signing alone. This is according to Tenant Profile Network (TPN) Credit Bureau, which ran its own in-depth analysis on student accommodation, to discover what a big business student
The Expropriation Bill of 2015, released by the Department of Public Works earlier in the year, is now before the National Assembly. The minister, Thulas Nxesi, wants it pushed through Parliament before year end. However, the 2015 bill is just as unconstitutional as its 2013
[caption id="attachment_865" align="alignnone" width="200"] The luxury segment often leads the market through peaks and troughs.[/caption]
Lightstone Property recorded national house price inflation at 6% as at the end of August 2015. This figure has been slowly declining over the past 6 months, it says, primarily due
[caption id="attachment_851" align="alignnone" width="200"] Beware of scam artists posing as landlords or estate agents.[/caption]
An increasing number of rental scams are reported to the Tenant Profile Network (TPN) Credit Bureau across South Africa. There are likely many more, but due to embarrassment and shame, some are
[caption id="attachment_868" align="alignnone" width="200"] A luxury home on the Garden Route.[/caption]
All developing market currencies are under pressure at the moment, and the rand is no exception. However, its recent poor performance against both the pound and the dollar has underlined the exceptional purchasing opportunities currently
[caption id="attachment_844" align="alignnone" width="200"] Braamfontein now receives free wifi; more suburbs to follow.[/caption]
Braamfontein residents in Johannesburg will be the first to test and benefit from the city’s free wifi – currently set at 300MB per device per day.
“We see this is as very transformative initiative
The City of Joburg is offering 20% to 25% rebates over three years (it started in 2014/15) to repurpose its inner city.
Asking prices for land in the Johannesburg CBD have escalated from R1,500/m² to R10,000/m² over the past 12 years in response to public-private initiatives
Absa Home Loans property analyst Jacques du Toit reports that the value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector increased by 4,2% year-on-year (y/y) up to the end of August 2015, with growth rising above the 4% level for the first time