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The prop tech industry continues to make headlines with one of the country’s oldest low-commission estate agencies, Steeple, being acquired by newer low-commission player, PropertyFox, according to reports. The deal will see all of Steeple’s current mandates and sellers “migrating” to PropertyFox. “It will add around 100

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When you decide to sell your home you may be faced with a very specific question: Do I use an established, traditional real estate brand or one of the new online, low-commission or fixed-fee agencies? When selling real estate, there is no silver bullet; no magic

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Since HomeTimes first announced that Pam Golding Property group had bought online, fixed-fee estate agency, Eazi.com, there have been mixed opinions from industry players: Some have said it is a sign of the times and that PGP was doing well to cover all its bases, while

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First it was SA Home Loans purchasing a stake in low-commission estate agency, Property Fox, last year. Now, Pam Golding Properties, just today, confirmed it has bought online, fixed-fee agency Eazi.com. With rumours floating around last week that “a prominent real estate franchise had purchased an

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“Hey love, check out this home in Sunward Park in Boksburg.” “Ja, it’s nice. But that levy!? Yoh, it’s too much.” Tshepo first commented on one of the homes advertised for sale on HomeTimes’ Facebook page in October last year. This was roughly the same time HomeTimes

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“I had an offer within one day of listing the property.” “I will recommend this agency to friends and family interested in selling their property.” “These guys really display the highest level of professionalism and optimism every step of the way.” These are all excerpts from the latest

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The South African real estate industry had a recent shocker when it was announced that the #1 property portal in the country, Property24, bought its competitor Private Property (the deal still has to be approved). This has put the industry on the offensive, with a real fear

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According to an analysis of Lightstone figures on 26 suburbs with mid-value real estate, the average drop in sales are 33% for the year to date. To be specific, 30% less sectional title units and 36% less freestanding homes have changed hands in 2016 so

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Q What does the law say with regards to late payment penalty fees and, should the tenant pay this, what portion is due to the owner and what portion is due to the agency? Please take into consideration that the lease agreement makes provision for the late

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If you are selling your home with a dual or open mandate you may be liable to pay double agents' commission once your home is sold. Although such commission claims are rare, Allen West, property law specialist at MacRobert Attorneys, says there is no rule that

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