Having a home loan is the cheapest form of finance that consumers can access. The trick is being able to best utilise your home loan as a flexible money management tool. One particular underutilised tool is provided by most banks, known as further lending. HomeTimes
Cenprop, the developer of a number of estates in KwaZulu-Natal, reports a successful initial launch of its latest offering, the retirement Lazuli Coastal Lifeystyle Estate, situated next to the luxurious Zimbali Coastal Estate on KZN’s North Coast.
The estate’s marketing thrust has been targeted at two
There are many potential billion rand markets in townships around South Africa. In this extract from GG Alcock’s book, KASINOMICS - African Informal Economies and the People Who Inhabit Them, Alcock discusses two examples of billion-rand industries – only one of which has been cracked by formal
In evictions, the most important thing is to stop the financial bleeding. The amount of blood and pain on the landlord’s part, however, depends on factors such as a stubborn tenant who refuses to budge as well as the legal team hired.
“Some recalcitrant tenants vacate
Remarkable returns on select Atlantic Seaboard properties in Cape Town have at times outstripped the performance of some competing local asset classes, returning positive increases against international currencies including the US dollar and euro, Pam Golding Properties research reveals.
Over the past decade, prices of sectional
How do South Africans search for property? This was the subject of an online survey last year conducted by property portal Property24.com, which has 3 million monthly visitors to its site.
Of the 700 respondents, 63% said they used property portals; 17% use estate agents’ websites;
For the vast majority of home buyers in South Africa, security has become the most influential factor when it comes time to deciding where to purchase a home. With so many South African families affected by crime either directly or indirectly, home buyers in this
You need to get your hands on building insurance as soon as you own any kind of building – whether it’s the house you live in or the remotely located holiday flat you escape to when the in-laws are threatening to visit.
Basically, building insurance takes care of the permanent,
Compared to inflated prices in the major CBDs, northern suburbs of Johannesburg and in older, established eastern parts of Pretoria, Centurion is attracting investors keen to take advantage of strong demand for rentals. But the area offers good value for other property options, reports Jawitz
In times of economic uncertainty, high value property opportunities tend to become more available, says Harcourts Africa Richard Gray. It is easy, though, to become confused and unnecessarily wary of buying a home with waves of negativity washing over you at such times.
What buyers of