People and capital have become more mobile, and although bilateral agreements and double taxation treaties aim to prevent the double taxation of wealth in various jurisdictions, the payment of inheritance and estate taxes at a higher rate in the jurisdiction where the asset is located,
Some of the chief considerations when purchasing a home is location, distance to local amenities, school district and long-term value. Lightstone's analysis on how the population density in prevalent Johannesburg and Cape Town suburbs is directly affecting drive time during peak hours aims to take
Based on the FNB Property Barometer it is believed that 2017 will be the third consecutive year of slowing average annual house price growth, and the second consecutive year of house price decline in consumer inflation-adjusted real terms.
“For the period January to July 2017, the
There is no user manual for all aspects of homeownership, from moving, to taking occupation and to maintaining and understanding common and uncommon defects. Albert van Wyk has more than 38 years’ worth of building experience and has put all he has learned into a
Townhouse living is becoming increasingly popular, especially among young buyers who want to enjoy the freedom and extra security it gives them.
“Buying a sectional title townhouse is also a great way for younger buyers to get a foothold in an upmarket area where the prices
The substantial amount of debt owed on a home loan can often startle consumers making it seem pointless to pay anything extra, as it may take decades to settle the amount outstanding.
Dr Simphiwe Madikizela, head of special projects at FNB Housing Finance, says what many
Hi, we are living in a sectional title complex, where the caretaker is a trustee as well as the chairperson.
This specific chairperson is in arears by R41,000 on his levies, and receives a salary - which is said to increase by 8% in the new budget.
As trustees we have
Bitcoin is a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system. It is the first decentralised digital currency, since the system works without a central repository or single administrator. It was invented by an unknown programmer/group of programmers, under the name “Satoshi Nakamoto”, and released as open-source software in 2009. The system is peer-to-peer, and transactions take place
Be prepared to stay in your home for at least four and a half years to recoup your transfer costs and agents commission of, on average, 7.5%, as an average homeowner of a R1m home.
With house prices growth currently running at only 2.8% p.a. according
When we talk about electricity, we refer to energy in Kilowatt-hour abbreviated as kWh. kWh implies a Kilo (that is 1,000) Watts of power for one hour. Note the use of power and energy: Think of power as the speed at which you use energy.