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Tenants battling to pay their rent and save for a deposit for their new home can now use their rent to buy their new home. Uniquely, this product is available for all approved properties in Cape Town and now also in Gauteng, priced from R400,000 to

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The Airbnb circus flew into South Africa a few days ago, dazzled city fathers and thousands of homeowners in Johannesburg and Cape Town with awe-inspiring figures reflecting serious growth in tourist home stays and in home hosting profits. The company’s Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s global head of

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Retirement, once you’ve adjusted to the change, is an exciting time filled with opportunity to relax and, at the risk of sounding like a cliché, do everything you’ve been wanting to do for years. You are downsizing from your large, expensive-to-run family home with large

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The best paying tenants are aged 50 years and older. This is according to rental collection platform, PayProp, which controls the lion’s share of residential letting-related transactions in South Africa, processing monthly rental receipts and beneficiary settlements for more than 95,000 properties nationwide. This, coupled with

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Holiday letting in apartment blocks is not permitted in Cape Town in terms of the city’s Municipal Planning By-law (MPBL) together with its policies and frameworks, says Councillor Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member: Transport and Urban Development. Responding to questions from HomeTimes regarding the growing proliferation

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La Como Lifestyle Estate, situated on a scenic wetland area in the East Rand, has already shown substantial capital growth since the estate’s inception in 2011. According to Michael Stylianou, CEO of Aspen Development Company, the resale value of properties at La Como Lifestyle Estate has shown

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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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Residential property educator, HomeTimes, launched its own unique and innovative property portal called HomeHunt recently. It is run on the search capability of Google Maps’ engine meaning that users can search for homes to buy or rent near to schools, malls, hospitals, or any place of

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Homeowners in Gauteng’s three main housing markets are losing value in their homes. For Q2 2017, the City of Tshwane’s estimated average house price growth rate was 4.48% year-on-year, with Gauteng Consumer Price Index (CPI) Inflation at 5.2% year-on-year for the same quarter of 2017.

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