The South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) made good on predictions of a 25 basis point increase to the Repo rate, which takes the prime lending rate to 10.25%. “Clearly there are still inflation risks which may incline the MPC towards continuing on a

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Nothing beats a cheese platter at a braai or a party. All the choices, flavours and textures. There are so many different things you can put on a cheese platter: you can keep it simple or you can go all out! Remember, however, to keep

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To consider the fundamental question of whether to change S 25 of the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation (EWC), it appears that the Constitutional Review Committee studied just 0.01% of the public submissions, if that. This sets a dangerous precedent and could leave

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Questions relating to the most efficient way of lodging a complaint against an estate agent, and the time line that is followed by the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) once a complaint has been lodged, have been provided to HomeTimes following the publication of a

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A 25 basis point interest rate hike is expected this week when the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee meets. This would take its policy Repo Rate from 6.5% to 6.75%, and Prime Lending Rate of major banks from 10% to 10.25%. This call has

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Almost 40% (37.2%) of all tenants are classified as high-risk. This is according to the  PayProp Rental Index for Q3 2018, which also indicated that South African rental growth was just 3.25% for the quarter. PayProp head of data and analytics, Johette Smuts, said the highest

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The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has declined to identify the person who laid a complaint against Heads Residential Property on a second count of illegal trading without a Fidelity Fund Certificate (FFC) required in terms of the Estate Agency Affairs Act. The Cape Town agency,

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A dozen prime Cape properties including a highly desirable Cape Town CBD commercial space, another in Claremont’s CBD, a building two minutes’ walk from the ocean in Sea Point and one of the Atlantic Seaboard’s most spectacular mansions are set to be auctioned off this

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An unintended consequence of the sluggish economy has been a spike in the fraudulent behaviour of would-be tenants who are desperate to sign a lease, compromising the ability of the property owner to secure future growth finance. This is according to Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon

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