As a consumer we are bombarded with information about our food. One minute the focus is on preservatives and colourants, the next day or week, it is all about “organically raised, free-range and other buzz words. The reality is that every time I see a
Millennials have moved into the Cape Town Central City in a big way. In fact, according to early results from the Central City Improvement District’s (CCID) annual online residential survey, residents aged between 18 and 34 make up 47% of residents. This is up from
Liza Watermeyer, Retail Display Manager of Tile Africa, lets us in on the design and renovation trends showcased at the exclusive International Cersaie Exhibition - Cersaie offers industry leaders an insider preview of what to look forward to when it comes to new trends in
Sectional Title homes have seen a long term rise in prominence in South Africa’s property trade, driven by a rise in urban living and the demand for a convenient, modern lock-up-and-go lifestyle close to employment and other economic opportunity.
This segment is especially popular among younger, first time
All of our properties have separate entrances, linked only by the shared wall. There is no common property. If we can install individual prepaid meters for our water, is a reserve fund and maintenance fund still required? – Nadine
Dear Nadine, as long as you are
Rietfontein, the magnificent Karoo stud farm that has been home to sporting legend Gary Player and his family for the past 44 years, has just been listed for sale by Chas Everitt International, the South African affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International, at a price of
As the summer holidays approach, ensure you don’t miss out on giving these suburbs a look. Seeff calls it, saying these suburbs can be distinguished from other areas based on their vibe, proximity to important amenities and activities, affordability, important developments or developmental opportunities in
Is it normal when selling a house for the transfer attorneys to demand an advance payment of R8,400 for the municipality account? The accounts are all paid up and there is no outstanding amount. Why should we pay for four months in advance? - JoAnn
Areas such as Bramley in Johannesburg are offering the market the value for money that becomes increasingly important in a subdued economy.
Edgar Mhlope, Bramley, Bramley View and Bramley Gardens area specialist for Lew Geffern Sotheby’s International Realty said that these areas are enjoying such high
Our complex consists of 12 individual units. Approximately six years ago the trustees decided that ALL owners would be responsible for the maintenance of their own units and this has been the standing rules ever since.
Owners are solely responsible for the maintenance inside and outside