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
For the second consecutive year, social media apps have dominated free downloads on all three major app stores in South Africa, namely Google Play for Android, the Apple App Store for iOS, and the Windows Store.
This is one of the key findings of the South
[caption id="attachment_1018" align="alignnone" width="200"] An aerial view of the solar plant at Val de Vie Estate in the Cape Winelands.[/caption]
The ‘green revolution’ is catching on in residential property, says Pam Golding Properties.
“Unquestionably, there is a swelling tide of interest among consumers in energy conservation which
The average home purchase price among first-time buyers has climbed steadily over the past two years from R612 000 to R652 000, and yet it has actually become more affordable to enter the property market.
For one thing, says Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of SA’s biggest mortgage
[caption id="attachment_1012" align="alignnone" width="200"] House prices continue to grow in value, but at a slower pace.[/caption]
Bond originator, ooba, reports that property prices in the third quarter have continued to grow, but at a slower rate than the previous few quarters. Despite the slowing growth in