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%
House prices continue to grow in excess of inflation as the demand for residential property remains buoyant, despite a weakening economy. This is according to bond originator, ooba’s, property statistics for Q4 2015.
Compared to Q4 of 2014, ooba’s numbers for the average purchase price increased by
To rent or buy depends on where you are in life, says an expert. At one or another stage of life we are all bound to find ourselves faced with the dilemma of whether to rent or buy a home. According to Jonathan Davies, Pam
The housing market is expected to deteriorate this year as interest rates are anticipated to rise between 1.5% to 3% p.a. during 2016.This is according to Neville Berkowitz, property economist and adviser to low-commission estate agency, HomeBid.
“We tracked all the sales and various deeds office
With multi-year Rand depreciation continuing, and food price inflation rising, upside risk to interest rates remains significant, and at such times the question around whether to fix interest rates or not gets more frequently asked. Here are some key considerations around fixed interest rates, by
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