As a percentage of total home buying, estate agents point to a healthy level of first time buying. But how strong is this source of demand? In reality, the relatively in-affordable post-boom residential market remains low on overall transactions volumes, and young buyers have challenges
November 2015 SARB Business Cycle Indicators continue to point to a broadly deteriorating economic environment, with the Leading Indicator recording its 26th consecutive month of year-on-year decline reports John Loos, FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist.
The release of the SARB (South African Reserve
In a financially constrained environment, translating into a focus on home affordability, it was probably to be expected that the Sectional Title Market’s price growth would mildly outpace that of Full Title in recent times, says John Loos, FNB Home Loans household and property sector
More and more vehicle thefts are being reported to SAPS. It is most certainly a crime on the rise. Although official statistics on vehicle theft in South Africa are contested, the hijacking business is still a major concern in the country where it is said
Managing agents are the “first line of defence” for landlords when it comes to keeping problem tenants out of their properties, so they need to ensure they have the systems and knowledge necessary to do so.
“As the laws governing the relationships between landlords and tenants
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At the start of 2015 Lightstone forecast that national house price inflation would end the year off at 5.8% with significant downside should the economy take more strain. By the second half of the year there was very little positive momentum left in the economy
Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively can often mean the difference between getting what you want or losing out. You don’t get what you deserve, you get
Occupational rent should be set at about 1% of the purchase price – not at an inflated price set by the seller or a depressed price set by the new buyer.
Taking a step back, what is occupational rent? Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of BetterLife Home Loans,
The practice of staging homes for sale has evolved over the past decade. Some ideas have changed, while others remain the same. The following is a list of current staging tips from the pros for The New York Times, which appeared in its Real Estate