Many first-time buyers don’t understand the difference between taking possession of their new property and taking occupation – or the provisions in a sale agreement for the payment of occupational rent.
“Actual possession only happens when the transfer of ownership from seller to buyer is officially
As a buyer or seller, do you really understand defects, and what you are and are not covered for? Does your insurer cover faulty or defective design, poor structure or workmanship? Get ready to have your common misconceptions blown out of the water.
The primary misconceptions about home defects
Did you hear the one about the entrepreneur who got his bond approved without a hitch? No? That’s because this is rarely ever the case for entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals. Ironically, entrepreneurs’ permanent employees have an easier, far less suspicion-filled experience when doing a mortgage
The incidence of natural and man-made disasters seems to be increasing, and more and more households are putting together their own emergency response plans. However, it is important to review and update these plans regularly – and as soon as possible after any move to
So, you’ve been thinking about getting a foot on the property ladder, but your salary doesn’t quite cover the kind of bond you’d been hoping for. You do, however, have a significant other who could chip in on the purchase price, and together, buying your
Levels of residential building activity in the South African market for new housing improved in 2015, but growth remained relatively low at between 4% and 5% from the 2014 levels of activity, reports Absa Home Loans property analyst Jacques du Toit.
Growth in the planning
Growth in Residential Building Activity flattened out late in 2015 reports John Loos, FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist, in the bank’s note on the December Residential Building Stats
Residential building plans as a leading business cycle indicator
The South African Reserve Bank finds the
The demands of keeping a job, raising children and running a home are driving more working moms in SA to the brink of a nervous breakdown according to a just-released poll by a leading pharmaceutical firm specialising in the treatment of depression and anxiety.
The historic home of the late Dr Johnny Mosendane, one of Soweto’s best-known public figures, has been sold by for R2.5 million, a new record price for the township.
Trish Luthuli, New Business Executive at Pam Golding Properties in Gauteng, says that the distinctive five-bedroomed property
Much has been written about the traits and habits of the wealthy, and how they amassed their wealth. A few literally struck gold, but others ‘struck gold’ with pioneering inventions or took advantage of technology to make people’s lives easier.
Rags-to-riches stories always grab headlines, but