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,
[caption id="attachment_1969" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Boulder's Beach near Cape Town.[/caption]
There is a noticeable upswing in demand for houses in Simon's Town priced above R3m, and are now selling at an average rate of one a month. This is according to Leon Bosman, co-franchisee with Cathy Baker for the Rawson Property Group’s Simon's Town franchise,
As a landlord, the more you spend on maintenance and repairs, the less profit you make on your rental property. But how do you weigh up the fact that a dirty, run-down property will not attract or keep good tenants against the cost of attracting
The International Monetary Fund expects the world economy to grow by 3,1% in 2015 and 3,6% in 2016 (3,4%), with growth to remain largely uneven across the major economies and geographical regions.
According to Absa’s Fourth Quarter Housing Review, compiled by Absa Home Loans property analyst
[caption id="attachment_1942" align="aligncenter" width="973"] An artist’s impression of Pangia Beach - a 33-unit luxury development on Mahé, Seychelles, just launched through Knight Frank South Africa.[/caption]
Pangia Beach, a 33-unit luxury beach gated development on the island of Mahé, has just been launched through through Gail Gavrill
[caption id="attachment_1948" align="aligncenter" width="757"] The Hobie, Humewood and Kings beaches in Port Elizabeth have all been awarded Blue Flag status by the Wildlife and Environment Society of SA, and the demand for beachfront property in the city is rising as a result.[/caption]
The recent announcement that
Why do so many intelligent, young people seem to know so little about managing their money or building their financial future?
Most are also unaware of the importance of a good credit record until they apply for a cellphone contract, try to buy furniture on account