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If you’re a first time buyer, then you are probably only just beginning to realise how expensive furniture can be. That three-piece lounge suite you’ve had on your “Dream Home” inspiration board probably seems like nothing but an unrealistic fantasy to you now. But, a

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You may have driven past Umthunzi Valley on Walton Road in Midrand, or received a flyer at a nearby traffic intersection, but you have not had the time to stop in for a look around. No matter; we've got you covered. Umthunzi Valley, developed by family-owned Foce

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First time home buyers often get caught by surprise when banks ask for a deposit in order to secure a home loan. “When applying for a home loan, banks will access your credit status to establish whether you will be able to meet the bond payments.

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Gauteng first-time buyers and investors, the popular Property Buyer Show is coming to town this weekend (28 and 29 October 2017). “Prospective first-time buyers and investors will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the relevant experts in each field leaving them with a holistic

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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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