Difficulty in obtaining finance is no longer the biggest obstacle to an increased volume of home sales, according to a nationwide survey just completed by Harcourts Real Estate, which has more than 140 outlets spread across the country and in all major centres.
“Even though some
House price growth is forecast to remain in the single digits for the rest of the year and in 2016. This is according to Absa’s Housing Review for the fourth quarter of 2015, compiled by Absa Home Loans property analyst, Jacques du Toit.
Absa found in
[caption id="attachment_1488" align="aligncenter" width="750"] With the NHBRC unable to process builders' renewal applications and new home certificates, buyers will likely receive their homes later than anticipated.[/caption]
The National Homebuilders Registration Council (NHBRC) has notified property developers in South Africa that its IT systems are being upgraded,
There are all sorts of reasons why you might want to buy the property you grew up in, but you shouldn’t let your head rule your heart.
That’s the advice of Richard Gray, CEO of Harcourts Real Estate, who says that as the trend towards multigenerational
Every section within a sectional title scheme has a participation quota (PQ) allocated to it – and this is not just an irrelevant number on the sectional title plan.
In a residential development, where PQs are usually calculated by expressing the size of each section as
Have you ever thought about how your choices impact your performance and, more importantly, your happiness? Why do you do what you do for a living? Why are you friends with certain people in your life?
More importantly, why do you do things that make you
Are high and forever-rising residential property prices really a good thing? Many seem to think so, says FNB Home Loan household and property sector strategist John Loos, but perhaps not if one considers the broader economic benefits of affordable property.
“For those of us that produce
[caption id="attachment_1464" align="aligncenter" width="888"] Artist’s impression of the new residential development, The Vantage in Windhoek.[/caption]
With robust economic growth coupled with prudent fiscal management and infrastructural improvements, South Africa’s northern neighbour of Namibia is proving increasingly attractive to investors – including property developers, reports Pam Golding
What’s more pressing than the #feesmustfall debate? The question of accommodating the 185,000 annual tertiary institution graduates in the job market. Consider that the economy is showing no job growth and retrenches some 10,500 workers a year, and the point hits home, and hard. This
With the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) certifying the first housing projects in the country using the EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) residential green building tool, currently in pilot phase, the council is now set for a major rollout of green building