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Moving homes. Such a short sentence, but one that evokes such mixed emotions. What did you feel as you read it? Excitement? Stress? Joy? Exhaustion? Empathy (especially if the person is your new neighbour moving in on a rainy - or very hot – weekend). Regardless

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April saw South African house prices increase for the first time in three months. The charge was led in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, according to Standard Bank’s house prices index (HPI). House prices growth improved to 5.3% year-on-year in April after stagnating at 5.1% for each of the

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What do you look for in an area before buying a home? Depending on whether you are buying to live or let, you will probably look at factors like rental yield or potential capital growth. Most experts will also advise you to look at what

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“Honey, should we stay in this house for at least one more year or do you want to move when our lease expires?” “Let’s stay, please. I hate moving! We moved last year.” “Okay, but the lease is increasing by another 10% if we stay on.” “It’s fine.

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Contrary to what you think you know, pricing your house according to the listing price of other homes on property portals in your suburb or street is a bad idea. This is because, just like you, your home is unique. No two homes are exactly

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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

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