If suburbs with lower crime rates are more attractive to property buyers and tenants, and can attract higher sale and rental prices, why is Western Cape property some of the most expensive in the country?
According to property data analytics company, Lightstone - which used crime
At the current prime rate of 10.5% a R1m home, bought with a 90% loan, will end up costing R2,257m in total, due to the R1,275m in interest over a 20-year repayment term.
Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of BetterLife Home Loans, says that halving the repayment term
Three large blocks of flats in the Maitland area are due to be auctioned off next Tuesday as part of a family portfolio disposal.
Located off Koeberg Road, near Voortrekker Road, all three blocks are conveniently located for commuters, ensuring a high retention of tenants. The
Hi, investing in property overseas makes me nervous as I am doubtful of my capacity to manage it as well as I am able to manage my local portfolio simply due to me not being physically present. Is this one of the advantages of owning
Grassy Park’s newest development, Cedar Place – developed by Asrin Property Developers – launches this month.
The apartment complex will consist of 98 units (14 studios and 84 two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments) in three- and four-storey walk-up blocks.
Prices range from R499,900 to R659,900 (including VAT and transfer fees).
In the recent case of the body corporate of Empire Gardens v Sithole, the body corporate applied for the sequestration of an owner in the sectional title scheme to recover their arrears levies after they had exhausted all other remedies.
The benefit of a sequestration order
Hi, Can you explain the concept of an asset class experiencing a bubble or being overvalued? Based on your last article, the UK student property market seems to be a good asset class to invest in. I take it you don’t believe the UK student
Hi, I recently bought a house. The house had additions in 1985 and there are no plans available. The owner says the plans were passed, but at council the file for that particular property is empty. My architect says I should ask for an occupancy
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
Hi, I am busy with a two-year lease where the tenant doesn't want an escalation written in. He says would prefer it be written in that it will be negotiated after the first year.
Can one do that in a two-year lease? It seems risky: If a