House prices have grown in nominal terms (when not adjusting for Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation) by 318% since the end of 2000; consumer goods and services prices, as measured by the CPI, were only 154.7% higher over virtually the same period (up to August
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
The best paying tenants are aged 50 years and older. This is according to rental collection platform, PayProp, which controls the lion’s share of residential letting-related transactions in South Africa, processing monthly rental receipts and beneficiary settlements for more than 95,000 properties nationwide.
This, coupled with
The rental housing market is a competitive playing field, even more so in sought-after areas; when the right property at a reasonable price comes along you better jump or risk losing it to the next prospective tenant. No wonder then that so many tenants get
Gammatek, a distributor of technology accessories is proud to announce the introduction of Pai Technology educational games for children in South Africa. The company will add Pai Technology’s TJ’s Math Adventure, Stem Lab-Little Engineer, Ocean Pets and Cube Tastic to its offering for young people.
A 2017 study on identity theft released by Javelin Strategy and Research, a research-based advisory and consultancy firm in California, revealed that $16bn was stolen from 15,4m U.S consumers during 2016. The figures are on the rise, a terrifying thought, given that $107bn has been
The City of Cape Town is putting corporate citizens and city residents under pressure to comply with Level 5 water restrictions announced recently. Industries across the board are severely affected by this requirement for reduced water usage, including the construction industry. This has prompted waterproofing
Bodies corporate may have a tough time enforcing the new Level 5 water restrictions imposed by the City of Cape Town because “in sectional title schemes, management of water usage is very tricky if there are no sub-water meters or prepaid water meters”, according to Michael
When you finally decide to step onto the property ladder and approach the bank for finance, there are a number of factors that will be considered before your application can be approved.
Banks will generally take into account the location and market value of the property,
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