In a tragic event on the premises of a prominent complex in Sunninghill in Johannesburg in late July, a landlord was electrocuted when taking the law into her own hands.
In an effort to disconnect her non-paying tenant’s electricity, the landlord ripped out a breaker in
Painting your home gives it a refreshing new look that is not as easily achieved by other decorative measures. However, in addition to giving your home its new paint makeover, you can also spice things up with some interesting and beautiful decorative paint techniques. There
Absa Home Loans property analyst Jacques du Toit reports that building activity with regard to new private sector-financed housing in South Africa continued to grow at single digits in the first eight months of 2015 compared with the corresponding period in 2014.
However, growth in activity
[caption id="attachment_1051" align="alignnone" width="200"] Stephen Brookes, Balwin CEO and founder, sounds the kudu horn.[/caption]
Balwin Properties yesterday successfully debuted on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the “Real estate holding and development” sector.
Balwin’s first trade opened at R11, giving it a sizeable market
Summer is here and the inevitable Highveld thunderstorms will soon be a reality. Lightning presents three main hazards to a house that is hit directly, namely, fire danger, power surge damage and shockwave damage.
Did you know that one bolt of lightning can provide enough energy
In Upington in the Northern Cape, it is reported that a huge surge in economic activity over the past two years has driven up home sales and caused the local residential market to boom.
“The completion of several capital projects, like a new hospital, the upgrading
More than 50% of Cape Town Central City residents own the property in which they live, while 73% live within 3km of their work or place of study.
[caption id="attachment_1035" align="alignnone" width="700"] This infographic provides a snapshot of life in the Cape Town Central City Improvement District.[/caption]
The current national heatwave, increased water tariffs, “water-shedding” and looming water restrictions remind us of the scarcity of this resource and the need to use it wisely.
“This applies to the residents of sectional title complexes just as much as to the owners of freehold homes,”
Finding your dream home is a tough old slog, which is why this potential buyer is battling with what should be common practice.
A potential home buyer wrote to HouseCheck to ask:
"I've read many times that if you are a buyer, you should get the new home inspected
The FNB Estate Agent Survey for the 3rd quarter of 2015 pointed to a slight increase in the prominence of foreigner buying of domestic residential property, but the change is not yet significant. The foreign buying estimated percentage remains a little weaker than the 2014