One of my clients is an international company that believes in providing legendary service to its customers. The people who work in its call centre are empowered to decide how to handle any customer problem without asking for permission. Having that type of empowerment has
What price? How big? What finishes? What part of Cape Town? These are some of the questions, though not necessarily in that order, put to three Rawson Property Group franchisees, with much commonality in the answers in the agency's Buyer Trend Watch 2016: Cape Town.
Property owners and tenants may be liable for historical debt on their homes for up to 30 years in the past, due to a recent Supreme Court of Appeal ruling. The debt concerns rates and taxes, water and electricity, sewage and refuse charges.
HomeTimes turned to
Real Retail Sales growth is still “solid”, but the Retail Property Sector will probably have to contend with slower growth in 2016, as much of this recent strength is due to a period of temporarily low inflation, along with certain “leads and lags” in the
The middle class only numbers some 4,3 million people in South Africa. Those who earn between R18 000 and R59 000 a month. What can they realistically afford asks Harcourts Africa CEO Richard Gray.
When times get tough in the real estate market, he says, home
While drought-induced food price inflation has become more troublesome, it was the petrol price and thus the Transport CPI that was mostly responsible for a significant jump in CPI inflation in January. Concerns remain for low income groups, and a dampening impact on residential demand
Given the volatility of the economy there is much to be said for the benefit of investing in property. The property market is usually more stable, has lower risks, and gives the investor the benefit of capital growth as well as a rental return. In
What happens if disaster strikes while a home that has been sold is still “in transfer” to the new owner?
Who would have to pay for the repairs if, for example, a high wind were to topple a tree that causes damage to the roof? Or
Finding that “dream home” within your budget is always a challenge and, because it is one of the most important financial decisions most consumers will ever make, it is worth putting lots of time and effort into the search.
But searching too long could lead to
A handpicked team of architectural, construction and design experts is ensuring that Cape Town’s eagerly anticipated Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence Cape Town is well on track to opening its doors within a year.
Formerly known as Safmarine House, the award-winning former office building in the