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
A home renovation can add significant value to a home as well as improve the resident’s quality of life.
However, not all upgrades are equal and certain projects are simply not worth the cost or the inconvenience unless they are purely for personal comfort or lifestyle.
Rivonia has stood its ground since the economic downturn, according to Di Jessiman, area specialist for Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty, who says: “Even during the 2008 credit crunch, the market here didn’t stagnate or backslide and we still saw growth in property values, albeit
It may not be popular, but ongoing gradual interest rate hiking in 2016 can be key to gradually reducing Household Sector vulnerability to economic shocks, at a time when the risk of such shocks is on the rise says John Loos, FNB Home Loans household
A growing number of South African citizens are seeking alternate banking solutions for a diverse range of financial needs. Islamic banking and its principles-based approach is proving to be a viable option to both Muslim and non-Muslim alike.
“Over the last few years, we have seen
While interest in the buy-to-let market has remained relatively low in recent years, an increasing number of homeowners have decided to buy a second property as a longer-term, capital investment that they can also use as a holiday home, and later perhaps as their retirement
Two home loan interest rate increases in the past six months have caused many consumers to pause for thought, but they should not deter prospective homebuyers from going ahead with their plans.
It may seem counter-intuitive but in fact, says Jan Davel, MD of the RealNet