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How to calculate sectional title levies

Calculating levies can be a bit tricky, but it is important that owners understand what is included in the levy and how the final amount is reached...

By Björn Laubscher 3 days ago

CT property market becoming increasingly accessible to first-time buyers

A bullish buyer's market and record-low interest rates has resulted in the Cape Town residential property market becoming more accessible to first-time buyers...

3 days ago

Challenges of 'building-on', remote working in ST schemes

Covid-19 has accelerated a new normal in which more employers are allowing their employees to work from home, and this trend is likely to continue beyond the current Covid-19 crisis...

27 Nov 2020

Holiday rentals: Don't take on unnecessary risk for short-term gains

The recent news that South Africa is now open to some international tourists is good news, but it will take time for the numbers to pick up - the impact of lockdowns around the world is hard to predict...

By Jason Mellow 26 Nov 2020

Reserve Fund compliance now urgent for ST schemes

Sectional title schemes that are not yet compliant with the reserve fund provisions of the Community Housing Schemes Ombud Services (CSOS) Act should rectify that position as soon as possible...

By Andrew Schaefer 26 Nov 2020

Beware the dreaded 'double-commission' claim

As the property market continues to heat up and shortages of homes for sale in certain areas and price brackets start to develop, hopeful buyers and investors are increasingly turning to estate agents directly...

By Gerhard Kotzé 26 Nov 2020

SA rental market records new lows in Q3 2020 - PayProp Rental Index

According to the PayProp Rental Index for Q3 2020, rental growth has plummeted for two consecutive quarters, with Q2 and Q3 following the same general downward trend seen over the course of the previous year...

24 Nov 2020

Several contributing factors set to potentially see property market through these tough times

After last month's bleak Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement by finance minister Tito Mboweni, South Africans are settling in for a long and uncertain road to economic recovery...

By Tony Clarke 24 Nov 2020

How to successfully transfer a property into your name in SA

Understanding the basics of conveyancing, also known as property ownership transfer, is an essential part of being a property owner. Depending on your situation, this can be a complicated process...

By Pearl Scheltema 23 Nov 2020

Interest rate disappoints, but South Africans will buy property this festive season

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is disappointing and out of step with the economy...

By Samuel Seeff 20 Nov 2020

Low interest rate, realistic pricing sustaining buoyant property market

What we are experiencing at present is a continued strong uptake in demand for residential property acquisitions around the country - particularly in the price band up to R3m...

By Dr Andrew Golding 20 Nov 2020

Judge in Woodstock eviction case concerned about 'spatial apartheid'

Judgment has been reserved in the case brought by long-standing tenants facing eviction from their Bromwell Street homes in Woodstock, Cape Town...

By James Stent 19 Nov 2020

The 5-year crystal ball potential home buyers need now

Buying a home is a long-term commitment, especially as it involves a bond that could take upwards of 20 years to repay...

By Carl Coetzee 18 Nov 2020

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