Western Cape, Gauteng suburbs tops in estate agency search

2019-04-22 19:45

Suburbs in the Western Cape and Gauteng came out tops in the first quarter of 2019 as the most searched for nationally on the website of estate agency RE/MAX.

For the first time in years, Cape Town rental properties are standing empty and getting cheaper

2018-06-21 08:30

The completion of several new developments within the Cape Town City Bowl led to an oversupplied rental market.

Tenant's rights when landlord decides to sell

2017-07-11 11:56

Many tenants are not aware of their rights when their landlord decides to sell the property.

The role of the Rental Housing Tribunal

2017-05-18 14:27

The Rental Housing Tribunal assists in resolving disputes that arise between landlords and tenants.

Homeowners who want to rezone face rough ride

2017-04-06 16:10

Homeowners looking to rezone property for business use or subdivide to sell a portion of their land, may be in for a longer ride than they initially expected.

How to cancel your home loan

2017-03-09 18:28

In certain cases, homeowners who have paid off their home loan may have the option to keep their bond account open, which will keep the loan facility available to them.

What to know about a usufruct

2017-02-02 20:41

The definition of a usufruct is a legal right given by an owner to someone who is not the owner, to use the owner’s property for a certain period.

Property experts weigh in on 2017 outlook

2016-12-30 17:08

Ahead of the New Year, a number of local property experts give their views on whether global uncertainty will make SA property an attractive investment.

What to avoid during the home buying process

2016-12-20 17:13

While the majority of buyers will require a deposit when applying for a home loan, this is not the only consideration they will need to take into account.

 

Banks' lending appetite has increased, says RE/MAX boss

2019-04-20 13:50

There are indications that banks' lending appetite has increased, according to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.

Creditworthiness becoming more important for tenants

2017-07-18 17:36

In South Africa’s highly competitive rental market properties are in high demand and short supply.

7 'deadly sins' property investors should avoid

2017-06-27 17:19

While purchasing investment property can be risky, it can also be a gateway to a future free from financial worry if the right principles are applied.

The role of a conveyancing attorney

2017-04-11 13:54

For ownership of a property to change hands it must be transferred into the new owner’s name and requires the services of conveyancing attorneys.

Downgrade both good and challenging for SA tourism - experts

2017-04-04 19:30

While the weaker rand is good for inbound tourism, this is vastly offset by the negative impact the S&P downgrade will have for the local tourist sector, says a CEO.

Questions to ask the conveyancing attorney

2017-03-05 17:31

Ownership of a property takes more than a signature on an offer to purchase or for that matter the payment of the purchase price.

6 questions to see if you are ready to buy a home

2017-01-06 18:30

A property expert suggests a few handy questions to answer before asking your bank for finance to buy a home.

How to avoid a big rental increase

2016-12-27 19:05

Rent goes up each year, but this does not mean that tenants have no choice but to accept whatever percentage the landlord decides on.

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