The opportunity to move investments offshore has passed, the stock market is immensely volatile and this will be the year when intensified property investment is the order of the day as the safest means of wealth protection.
That’s according to Lew Geffen, chairman of Lew Geffen
While there has been much talk lately of the luxury market and super-luxury market in South Africa, and many have mentioned average values of R10 to R20 million in the Western Cape, says Gail Gavrill of Knight Frank Residential SA’s Atlantic Seaboard branch, there are
[caption id="attachment_2797" align="alignnone" width="751"] An architectural masterpiece in Constantia on sale through Lew Geffen Sotheby's International for R115m[/caption]
Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs are experiencing a heightened demand for homes to rent which resulted in a sharp increase in rental prices in 2015 and augers well for
Increasingly, in the residential property market, size counts, but it is smaller that is increasingly proving to be better. This has much to do with the sharply rising costs related to homes, along with a more financially constrained household sector since the end of last
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
There is now much greater pressure on the SA Reserve Bank to increase interest rates, with the longest period of decline in the rand in history bringing the question of fixing interest rates on home loans into sharp focus, says Laurence van Blerck, Knight Frank
[caption id="attachment_2773" align="aligncenter" width="901"] This newly built four-bedroom, four-bathroom home in Welgedacht Estate has been sold by Pam Golding Properties for R10m.[/caption]
Homes in the well-established and upmarket Welgedacht Estate, which borders Tygerberg Hills Nature Reserve in Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs, are being acquired at high-end
Does the landlord need to advise the tenant that the lease agreement is coming to an end? According to Willem le Roux of Le Roux Attorneys Inc, specialists in eviction law, landlords are obliged to notify their tenant of the upcoming expiration of the lease agreement.
Every 12 months, and in some cases 6 months, tenants are required to increase their monthly rental by between 5% and 10% - depending on the requirements set out in their lease agreement.
I have a friend who moves to a new apartment every 12 months
Against the background of macroeconomic developments that impacted consumer finances and confidence, year-on-year growth in the average value of middle-segment homes in the South African residential property market was markedly lower in 2015 compared with the preceding two years. After nominal price growth of 10%