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Sought-after Property Locations

Home buying remains a top priority for many and for those who cannot afford to buy, renting is an option.<p>In Gauteng for example, Sandton’s commercial …

First time buyer subsidy: its progress and teething problems

Human Settlements Minister Connie September says criticism of the first time home buyers subsidy needs perspective.<p>The revised Finance Linked …

Housing

The trap of lifestyle inflation

PRETORIA – Almost a decade ago I got my very first permanent job. In the ten years since, my career has progressed. It has taken a few exciting and …

Nissan

Township house prices increase 8%

Johannesburg - The areas formerly classified as "black areas" under apartheid have outperformed the former white "suburbs" in terms of house price …

House Prices

Where to buy your rental property: home or away?

Make sure you do your homework if you're thinking of investing in a buy-to-let property in a different part of the country to where you live.<p>Investing in a property that is in a different town or city to where you live may make financial sense, but you need to ensure you minimise hassle while …

Housing

Give up luxuries to buy a house

Have young people lost the will to sacrifice to buy their first property, asks Ed Cumming.<p>When it comes to houses, the usual story is that young people today are entirely to be pitied. Lenders are stingy, prices are stratospheric and wages are low, goes the argument. The poor little urchins have to …

Housing

Owner evicted from property after sale falls through

Owner evicted from property after sale falls through<p>A resident of one of Joburg's top golf estates thought he had made a fantastic cash deal on his …

Real Estate

Vetting Process: Find the Right Tenant

Letting and managing a property requires a lot of time and commitment, therefore it is of critical importance that a landlord selects a rental agent …

Real Estate

What’s going on with house prices?

PRETORIA – If you’re interested in house price changes, trying to decipher the various indices that are out there could prove challenging.<p>On Thursday …

Housing

Lower income area comes out on top - FNB survey

Johannesburg - Selling to upgrade is contributing to the strong sales activity in the lower-income area segment of the housing market and is a key …

Income Inequality

RE/MAX OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

Buy-to-let investors often slack in maintaining their properties

In recent months there has been a marked increase in the number of people buying into multiple unit developments, gated estates an...

Property (UK)

Banking changes improve access to home ownership

Even though prices are rising, the prospect of home ownership has been brought closer for many more South Africans over the past few months, thanks …

Housing

How to find a good tenant

With a buy-to-let property, a good tenant is worth hanging on to. But what happens when problems arise?<p><b>Q. I need to rent my property quickly but still have a good tenant. How do I do this?</b><p><b>A.</b> Renting a property shouldn’t take more than a week or so. If it does, you are likely to be trying to rent it …

Housing

A shifting property market due to positive house price growth

July 2013 reflect positive year-on-year house price growth of 6.6% to an average property purchase price of R902,900 .<p>Positive price growth was also …

Biotechnology

Budget for the Unexpected

<b>As Benjamin Franklin once said, the only things certain in life are death and taxes - what he forgot to mention explicitly was Eskom and rates.</b><p>Paying …

Eskom

Landlords 'must stay closely involved' in their properties

Landlords should bear in mind that well- maintained rental properties attract more desirable tenants and yield better returns, says Bill Rawson, …

Housing

Property buyer could be held liable for seller's old bills

Property buyer could be held liable for seller's old bills<p>Previously, property sales transactions received the green light from specialist attorneys, …

Housing

Great landscaping can really transform a property. #landscaping #bemoved

MyProperty.co.za

Building confidence on the up

Building confidence on the up<p>The recovery in the building industry continued in the third quarter, with confidence surging to the highest level in …

Skyscrapers

How South Africans spend their money

JOHANNESBURG – South Africans spend almost four times more on alcohol than on out of pocket healthcare, over one and a half times more on clothes …

Housing

'Know the costs before you buy property to let'

'Know the costs before you buy property to let'<p>According to the First National Bank (FNB) Property Barometer, investment or buy-to-let purchasing …

Real Estate