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How to sell your house fast in a time of pandemic
How to sell your house fast in a time of pandemic

The South African residential property market is a great place for sellers to be for at least the next three months, thanks to a perfect storm of circumstances...

By Marcél du Toit 1 day ago

Pros and cons of inheriting a legacy property
Pros and cons of inheriting a legacy property

The celebration of Heritage Month each September creates a conducive environment for all South Africans to embrace and celebrate what has been inherited or bequeathed to us...

By Mariette Breytenbach 2 days ago

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New study shows sustainable wood-based housing market possible in SA

Researchers at Stellenbosch University (SU) found that South Africa has sufficient log resource options for a sustainable wood residential building market...

By Dr Alec Basson 2 days ago

Homes selling for above asking price in competitive market

Buyers competing for sought-after homes priced below R2.5m are in some instances pushing up asking prices, reports fixed-fee agency, Eazi Real Estate...

23 Sep 2020

8 hazards of trying to sell privately

Selling your home yourself and keeping the commission in your pocket instead of paying it to an estate agent may sound like a good idea, especially in a busy market, but you should be aware of the dangers before you decide on this approach...

22 Sep 2020

While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued

The sounds emanating from the property market in recent months seem to point to two almost totally different worlds...

By John Loos 18 Sep 2020

Rate decision welcomed as first-property buyer's market booms

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is welcome news...

By Samuel Seeff 18 Sep 2020

Potential recovery scenarios as repo rate remains stable

The Monetary Policy Committee's decision to keep the repo rate stable was not entirely surprising, as the 300bps rate cuts for the year to date are still taking effect...

By Dr Andrew Golding 18 Sep 2020

Green homes - features that add investment value

Investing the money in environmentally friendly enhancements for a home is not only a way to protect the environment and save on monthly energy costs...

By Adrian Goslett 17 Sep 2020

Can foreigners own property in South Africa?

Foreigners may purchase and own immovable property in South Africa without any restrictions, as foreigners are generally subject to the same laws as South African nationals...

Issued by Abrahams & Gross 17 Sep 2020

Buying property on auction? Here's what you need to know

According to Skoko Sebola, principal at Leapfrog Midrand, buying property at an auction does not necessarily guarantee that you'll get a better deal...

17 Sep 2020

New proptech startup reOS aims to disrupt professional rental management

In line with global trends, the number of South African renters is likely to spike over the next decade, and with this the workload of residential rental management professionals...

17 Sep 2020

SPLUMA results in 60% spike in demand for property inspections

According to Sheldon Jennings, principal architect and founder of property inspection firm ArchiCheck, the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA) - set for implementation in October 2020 - has led to a 60% increase in the demand for property inspections over the past three months...

16 Sep 2020

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