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The average first-time buyer* earns around R37,000 a month, according to statistics by  BetterBond (previously BetterLife Home Loans). The mortgage originator’s numbers demonstrate that first-time buyers accounted for 47.6% of home loan applications in the 12 months to end-June 2017. “They, however, only obtained 29% of all

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With the job market constantly evolving, an increasing number of people are working from home; this makes it far easier for professionals to relocate anywhere. This is exactly what Leigh Andrews and her husband did four years ago; they were both working from home in their

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Dear perpetual tenant, nothing. 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

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Johannesburg’s Soweto region (Diepkloof-Soweto-Meadowlands-Pimville) has been the city’s star performer, with a five-year cumulative house price growth rate of 37.35%. Sandton, however, has only inflated 22.66% since early 2012. This is according to FNB’s household market strategist, John Loos, who said the “former township” regions can

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The Property Buyer Show has released a list of the big players in the industry that will be involved with the show, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 8 to 9 April, as event sponsors. The impressive list of sponsors ranges from

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In recent years more and more South Africans have embraced the concept of hive living, with multi-generational households becoming a familiar concept in many suburbs. This trend is driven to a large extent, by the fact that higher living costs, coupled with rising property prices have

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