Rental property law expert and director at Marlon Shevelew and Associates Inc, discusses voetstoots clauses in lease agreements.
Over the last century the common law of lease, as it pertains to a landlord's liability for physical defects, has evolved to the point where it is now
FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist John Loos reports that the bank’s latest Property Barometer note regarding the 3rd Quarter 2015 FNb Estate Agent Survey Activity rating could potentially be used as something of a leading indicator of near term economic prospects.
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
Some R37bn worth of homes have been purchased through BetterLife Home Loans in the past 12 months.
These loans were made to more than 39,000 buyers, about 16,000 of whom were purchasing their first homes, says CEO Shaun Rademeyer. The average approved bond size was R791,000,
In the past 20 years, flats and townhouses have made up 26.6% of newly completed buildings, according to Absa. Over the past three years, 63% of all residential development units which the bank financed were sectional title units – a trend it anticipates will continue.
Spring heralds in new life in the property sector, with homeowners putting their properties on the market. Home stager and CEO at Illuminate Home Staging, Lucy le Roux, provides simple DIY advice on making your listing more attractive to potential buyers.
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The affordable sector is attracting an increasingly younger buyer, with 61% aged between 18 and 35 years old.
This is according to Rachel Vickers, broker/owner of RE/MAX Kairos, which operates across Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, Tshwane and the Western Cape.
“Around 28% of the buyers we deal with are
The residential property market in Noordhoek, in Cape Town, is doing very well. Prices for plots stand at R2,2m to R2,3m for approximately 1,000m², according to Barry Clarke of Knight Frank Residential SA.
Development has also picked up with a 200-home estate currently being marketed there,
South African consumers are less impulsive and more considering of the long-term approach to their finances, according to the July FNB Consumer Banking Barometer.
The FNB report shows that South African household debt to income has improved by 10%. Having peaked at 88,8% in early 2008, it
Fifty stands remain for sale in Waterfall Estate says Century Property Developments marketing manager Geoffrey Crow. Varying in size from 1000 to 1400 square metres, these range in price from R2.5 million to R4 million.
Of the cluster homes available for sale, four are left, priced