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Build or buy?

Oct 31 2016 17:29

For first time home buyers especially, the question of whether it is better to build a new home or buy an existing home is often a daunting one.


Reality check on property valuations

Oct 20 2016 16:44

There is often a serious disconnect between what a property owner thinks their property is worth and how it will be valued by lenders, says an expert.


New commercial property leasing app

Oct 12 2016 16:48

Emira Property Fund has launched a new app that provides real-time information about properties to make it easier for brokers to conclude leasing deals.


Where to with house prices in SA?

Oct 02 2016 20:00

Inflation adjusted house prices in South Africa are still very expensive, according to property analyst Erwin Rode.


10 tips for managing buy-to-let properties

Sep 22 2016 08:00

Investment gurus often advise diversifying your portfolio by purchasing residential property and renting it out to tenants, but it can be a challenge.


What are you responsible for in a sectional title property?

Sep 18 2016 06:54

There is a difference between repairs and maintenance. According to Sayed-Iqbal Mohamed it is generally accepted that maintenance is aimed at keeping the condition of a property as close as possible to the original.


Make sure you price your property correctly

Sep 06 2016 17:48

A detrimental mistake that many sellers make when listing their property on the market is inflating the asking price, cautions an expert.


Is greatest-ever property bull market ending?

Aug 31 2016 17:35

Over the past ten years there seems to have been a greater correlation between listed properties in South Africa and bonds, explains an expert.


PHOTOS: At R15.6bn, world’s most expensive house now on sale

Aug 26 2016 10:54

At a price tag of $1.1bn (R15.62bn), you could have the bragging rights of saying you own Villa les Cèdres - the world’s most expensive house.


Demand for quality accommodation in PE Central

Aug 19 2016 16:56

Port Elizabeth’s historic Central is steadily being regenerated as a vibrant hub of activity, according to property management company Trafalgar.


100% mortgage loans fairly common - economist

Aug 17 2016 12:47

Mortgage loans of 100% - in other words for the full value of the home being purchased - are fairly common these days, according to a property sector strategist..


Be aware of potential price decline of your home

Aug 14 2016 11:10

It is crucial that property purchasers get the buying price right so as not to over-commit, warns John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB.

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