New secure developments are often launched with much fanfare and excitement. But one of the best indicators of the success of economic policy in South Africa would be a decline in demand for such “enclaves”. This is according to John Loos, FNB Home Loans household
Moving into a fixer-upper that needs work tends to come with a cost. And bathrooms and kitchens are at the top of that list. If you go with standard renovation companies and contractors, you will leave with quotes of about R150,000 to R500,000, depending on
[caption id="attachment_1176" align="aligncenter" width="707"] Soho Junction in Broadacres, Johannesburg. 33% of first-time home buyers are opting for sectional title over freehold homes.[/caption]
The overall demand for sectional title property has risen year-on-year by almost 7%. First-time homebuyers (FTBs) are driving the sectional title market, with 56%
Being a private landlord means you’re both a property and relationship manager. If you are not up for signing away a portion of your monthly rental to a rental agent, we’ve got you covered. Letting specialist, with almost 1,400 rental agreements concluded in the past
More R10m-plus homes were sold in the third quarter of 2015 than in the corresponding quarter last year. This is according to figures by HomeBid, which show a higher number of super-luxury homes were sold in the belt from northern Johannesburg to Pretoria, which are
As sectional title apartments and townhouses become the homes of choice for an increasing number of buyers, the role of the trustees in sectional title schemes becomes ever-more important.
“Ultimately it is the trustees who make for a successful scheme where home values are protected and
Alberton’s central location and its proximity to good schools and employment opportunities is attracting an influx of cash buyers in search of affordable accommodation.
This is according to Leonard Fourie, GM of the Harcourts 1 Vision franchise in Alberton, who notes: “The percentage of cash buyers
Yesterday’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting saw the repo rate hiked by 25 basis points, pushing it up from 6% to 6.25%. This means the base home loan rate is now 9.75% (from 9.5%).
The residential market is split in its opinion on the rate hike, with
[caption id="attachment_1740" align="aligncenter" width="750"] The famous whale-watching town of Hermanus is attracting more permanent residents.[/caption]
The exponential growth experienced by Hermanus in the past two years has stabilised, allowing estate agents to briefly catch their breath before the start of the holiday season.
So says Dean Meijer,
[caption id="attachment_1729" align="aligncenter" width="773"] J.C. Le Roux's Limited Edition Chrysalis Collection.[/caption]
Head to the House of J.C. Le Roux in Stellenbosch this summer to experience the sparkling winemaker’s Limited Edition J.C. Le Roux Chrysalis Collection.
The crafted foils and ribbons expresses the character of each wine and