The average rental in South Africa ranges between R5,913 per month to R6,441 per month, with the Northern Cape showing the highest growth. This is according to TPN Credit Bureau and PayProp’s second quarter assessment which show double-digit rental growth in the province: PayProp reported
Indian household head incomes could equal that of whites by 2018 – which has an average monthly income of R30,000. This is according to HomeBid which studied the latest racial group income figures from Stat SA. The numbers reveal that Indian income levels are growing
Resident horticulturist, Keith Kirsten, says get your garden ready for spring.
Plant gladiolus cormouses; start watering dahlias; feed daylilies and other lilies (Lillium spp.) with general fertiliser.
Start preparing your ground for new planting of winter annuals and vegetables.
Air, fertilise and water your lawns thoroughly.
Give fruit trees
They may have gone out of fashion 10 to 15 years ago, with remote access systems at front gates, but peepholes are still in use in freehold houses. This also applies to wishbones or chains. Installing a peephole costs R30 to R40, but the call-out
Affordability, not security, drives the sectional title marketplace. This is according to research undertaken by HomeBid, the low commission estate agency. It further reveals that empty nesters equally consider the importance of security as it does affordability.
“By now we all know that the South African
Homeowners need to consider fixing their interest rates. In a rate hiking cycle, which Absa anticipates will increase by a cumulative 50 basis points this year and a further 75 next year, pegging your interest rate at 10% may be worth your while. But is
Pre-qualifications matter. Knowing your financial position before house hunting reduces possible embarrassment and disappointment down the line.
This is why homebuyers should seek out reputable financial institutions or bond origination companies such as HomeBid Financial Services and ooba to get accurate and unbiased assessments of their
Homes consume 17% of South Africa’s electricity. However, this figure nearly doubles to 27% between 5pm and 9pm on weekdays. This explains why Eskom typically schedules load shedding for this time and why the utility has launched a consumer campaign to switch off geysers and
Nearly one in four South African couples is co-habiting. But those buying a home together could be setting themselves up for potential hardship. What happens with the home and its contents following a break up? According to Census 2011, 11% of South Africans over 20
Lobola is contributing to a drop in the number of marriages per year in South Africa, causing the number of co-habiting couples to rise.
Civil marriage numbers are down 11% from their levels 10 years ago. According to statistics, there were 158,640 civil marriages in 2013