Showing posts with category "property"

A look at the house in Cape Town with a R1 million monthly bond repayment, and R62,000 rates

A luxury home in the Fresnaye suburb of Cape Town has come onto the market, with a price tag of R150 million.

October 14, 2021
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Property

Semigration is creating a hidden tax problem in South Africa

The Bureau for Economic Research (BER) has published a new research note on the state of South Africa’s municipalities, focusing on why so many towns and cities fail to deliver on their mandates and basic service delivery.

October 13, 2021
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Property

How to boost your credit score in South Africa

Thanks to a historically low interest rate, almost half of all home loan applications came from first-time buyers in Q2 of 2021, according to home loan originator Ooba.

October 8, 2021
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Property

Here’s a look at the property market in Cape Town, on the other side of the mountain

The False Bay and Peninsula region in Cape Town is attracting keen interest from both local and upcountry buyers as the scenic coastal strip not only offers the quintessential seaside village lifestyle, it does so at a more accessible price than most comparative areas as well as a broad selection of properties.

October 8, 2021
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Property

New water and electricity billing system for Joburg

The City of Johannesburg has launched its new e-Joburg portal that will allow residents to access municipal customer services online.

October 7, 2021
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Property

Great news for coastal holiday towns in South Africa

The holiday rental market, especially along the coast, is expected to boom as we approach the festive season, but Seeff’s agents note that bookings are often last minute due to the uncertainty around the pandemic lockdowns.

October 1, 2021
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Property

Property trends to look out for in South Africa

Property, like all investments, is cyclical. The ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s were volatile years and the early 2000s saw a Rainbow Nation run of seven years where house price growth was over 15% – in 2004 it was more than double that, says CEO of Just Property, Paul Stevens.

October 1, 2021
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Property

These 5 zoom towns in the Western Cape are attracting strong interest

Towns such as Paarl, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Wellington and Tulbagh have become popular zoom towns attracting not just people from upcountry but also from the Cape metro looking to escape the city, according to Seeff Property Group.

October 1, 2021
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Property

Here’s where South Africa’s ‘semigrators’ are going

The Cape lifestyle with its natural scenic attractions, wide-open spaces and good schooling, retains an emphatic stamp of approval from ‘semigrators’ seeking a more appealing and healthy way of life, which this region offers in spades, says Annien Borg, MD of Pam Golding Properties in the Boland and Overberg.

September 23, 2021
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Property

When you can and can’t cancel your offer to purchase in South Africa

There’s nothing more exciting than submitting an offer to purchase a property. But what happens if you change your mind?

September 23, 2021
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Property

Semigration is happening again to Cape Town

While Covid-19 dealt South African tourism a sucker punch with international travel obliterated overnight, we’re finally starting to see – while not quite a light – a glimmer of something at the end of the tunnel that points towards recovery, says Jacques van Embden, MD at property development firm Blok.

September 23, 2021
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Property

Why South Africa’s rental market is shifting

South Africa’s housing market has been turned on its head once again with the current spike in the rental market. While the market experienced a surge in homebuyers due to a low-interest rate and favourable lending criteria by the banks, there is now a high demand for rental properties.

September 23, 2021
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Property