New kid on the real estate block, HomeBid, says it only charges 1.95% commission on the sale of its clients’ homes, whereas the average is somewhere between 4.8% and 7.5%.
There exists a split between standard industry practice on the amount of commission real estate brands
Some 240,000 burglaries occur in South Africa every year – the single biggest crime scourge in local neighbourhoods. And between 16:00 and 22:00 are the times during which most robberies occur.
This is according to Professor Rudolph Zinn, author of Home Invasion: Robbers Disclose What You
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
The best recipes, I tell my daughters, are the ones for dishes you’ve tasted at friends or family. This is one of them from Myrna Rosen’s Cooking with Myrna Rosen – a classic cookbook so sought after, one Johannesburg Jewish Community Forum reader went on
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