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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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Cape Town homeowners who are considering selling their homes in the near future should ensure they get their plumbing certificates from the municipality before Day Zero arrives. This is according to Craig Guthrie, specialist conveyancing attorney at Guthrie Colananni, who said, “According to the City of

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Our beautiful country is faced with one of the worst droughts in history. Day Zero for Cape Town has already been moved up to 12 April, 2018. With this date fast approaching it leaves the rental market with some uncertainty regarding the legal position of

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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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“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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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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