Tenants countrywide are shopping for the best deals, and rentals can be even more competitive than sales. This is according to Shaun Groves, Gauteng rentals manager for Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty, who says when someone is buying a home, they envisage themselves living there
While there has been a level of overtrading in the Western Cape housing market, which is slowly losing steam, there is still value to be had in Cape Town. This is according to Siphamandla Mkhwanazi, Standard Bank consumer economist, who was speaking at the bank’s
An interesting investment opportunity exists in Northern Cape towns like Postmasburg and Daniëlskuil, said Leonie Olivier, Seeff agent in Postmasburg.
“The mining industry here is growing tremendously and it is estimated that around 12 households move to Postmasburg every year,” she added. “A small town like
A small, seemingly simple addition to the regulations under the Sectional Titles Act, 95 of 1986 “the Act”, has added significant consumer protection for owners in sectional title schemes that are subject to the developer’s right to extend the scheme.
The Act allows the developer of
Although, to date, strong signs of secondary demand slowing has not been observed, the FNB Estate Agent Survey Q2 2017 suggest some slowing in this non-essential form of home buying.
In the 2nd quarter 2017 survey, the agents surveyed estimated a secondary property buying percentage of
Statistics show that South Africans are among the most security conscious home buyers in the world, with the security features of a property being a major consideration in the property buying decision.
Notwithstanding the fact that tenants have comparatively less say over the security features of
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According to Payprop's Q1 2017 Rental Index the average age of tenants have increased to 39, while the average age of first-time buyers have now increased to between 41 and 45 across South Africa's provinces. The income of the average, 39-year old
The South African Property Owners Association awarded HomeTimes’ Mariette Steynberg with a Special Recognition Award in the Feature Journalist category for her story No pets allowed – why our shelters are filling up. In presenting the award, outgoing SAPOA President, Nomzamo Radebe, said: “While I don’t
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The public perception of estate agents is not always positive. As a matter of fact survey after survey undertaken on this topic overseas shows the same lack of trust and questionable ethics and comparisons to car sales people abound.
The estate agent is the archetypal entrepreneur.