Sectional title flats and townhouses are the properties of choice for a large percentage of first-time homebuyers in South Africa – but while they generally offer excellent value, there are some other factors that buyers need to consider before they sign a sale agreement.
We all remember the horrible avocado greens and burnt oranges that so many kitchens and bathrooms in the 1970s were adorned with. Dated or unattractive bathroom tiles are common in older homes and are expensive to remove. A good DIY solution is to mask the
2015 has been a busy year for everyone. We at HomeTimes want to know what industry heavyweights are thinking about as the year draws to a close. Some are concerned about buyers, others sellers, and still others society in general. But what is it that
[caption id="attachment_2056" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Trish Luthuli, new business development manager at Pam Golding Properties, Gauteng.[/caption]
Pam Golding Properties is the best estate agency in Johannesburg, according to the Best of Jo’burg Readers’ Choice Awards.
In awards where Johannesburg residents vote for their favourite business or personality in
In less than 20 days, 25,000 matriculants will be descending on the KwaZulu-Natal coast to party. Local teenagers will start celebrating the end of their academic year by either partying inland or travelling to KwaZulu-Natal to attend one of the many raves, such as the
Lightstone Property announced yesterday that annual residential property inflation for October 2015 was recorded at 5.36%, down by 0.21% from the previous month. Lightstone has been reporting that house price inflation in the high value bands has been decreasing.
In October it saw the low value
The value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector increased by 4.5% year-on-year (y/y) to R1,463,8bn at the end of October 2015. The further uptick in credit balances growth from 4.3% y/y at end-September was driven by higher growth in the secured
[caption id="attachment_2035" align="aligncenter" width="750"] This house recently sold for R47m and was a record price achieved per square metre on the Apostles side of Camps Bay, which has traditionally attracted slightly lower sale prices than the wind-free Glen-side, closer to Clifton.[/caption]
Glen Road in Camps Bay
South African insurance companies say that the most common claim area for homeowners’ insurance involves hot-water geyser failure. Usually, when the geyser fails, the insurance claim is much more than just a few thousand rand to replace the geyser. Damage to ceilings, cupboards, floors and
Mall robberies, cash-in-transit heists and other attacks tend to increase towards the end of the year over the festive holidays and when bonuses are traditionally paid. So too, unfortunately, does your risk of being involved in such an attack.
Theunis Kotze, ADT GM for the inland region,