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,
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 FNB House Price Index’s mini-growth uptick appears to be peaking, with month-on-month growth already losing momentum reports John Loos, FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist.
In November 2015, the FNB House Price Index inflation rate continued its mild year-on-year growth uptick of
Setting up shop in a house is risky business. And when your business is retail-focused, requiring ample off-street parking, security and the separation of client spaces from administrative areas, it’s a lot more difficult to get the right fit.
Jared Hines, co-owner of Hines & Harley
With between 10% and 25% of all residential tenants classified as poor payers, according to figures from various rental estate agencies and the Tenant Profile Network (TPN), and an average arrears amount of R7,500 for each of these tenants, it demonstrates two things: times are tough
FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist John Loos reports mortgage credit to households continued to accelerate mildly, contributing to further acceleration in total household sector credit growth.
Growth in household sector mortgage credit outstanding continued to accelerate moderately in October, in lagged response to
In what he describes as still a “well-balanced market”, Seeff chairman Samuel Seeff reports stock levels are tight. This echoes what other leading estate agents are telling HomeTimes.
“There are plenty of eager buyers,” Seeff says, “which means it’s a good time to be a seller,