Buyers cannot simply change their mind after signing an offer to purchase, due to this document being a legally binding contract. Debbie Justus-Ferns, manager of Renprop Residential sales, explains that the offer to purchase is a purchase agreement which contains all the terms and conditions attached to

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In July the Bloemfontein deeds office became the first office to register a property transfer with a digitally signed document. It is early days, but does this pave the way forward to a more efficient and streamlined process in an industry which is renowned for

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Artificial grass may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but does it affect a home’s resale value? “In my experience, this decision is really a matter of personal choice,” says Grant Gavin, broker/owner of RE/MAX Panache. “In general, I would say that installing artificial grass has a

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Printed photographs can trigger priceless memories and contribute to one’s sense of identity and help to strengthen a family bond.  A young person without a strong sense of belonging is likely to be more susceptible to peer pressure and miss out on reliving cherished memories.

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Is it better to rent or own property later in life? While in reality there are pro’s and cons to both options, the best advice to people nearing retirement is to consider all the possibilities, and choose the one best suited to their particular needs. According

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Thirty-seven-year-old Sean Sotiralis is an NQF 5 estate agent and former principal of his own estate agency. He joined low-commission estate agency, HomeBid, in July 2017 and was the top agent for August 2018, boasting 12 sales and only narrowly pipping fellow agent, Lauren Lewis. Sotiralis successfully brought Lewis

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"Dear seller, I really love your apartment. It’s exactly what I want to buy. It’s just a pity the levy is so high." Dear buyer, I’m glad you love my apartment. I have enjoyed many happy years living and entertaining in it. I love every space

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Q Our trustees have decided to increase our levies by 20% per annum. If you are an owner, not one of the trustees, do you have a say in the increase of levies? - Betsie A Got a question? Email david@hometimes.co.za

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The two-year-old Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) has already lost some R80m of homeowners’ money. While the CSOS was established to protect owners and tenants in community schemes, it has instead placed them at risk and lost the monies which were paid to ensure its

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