What property style do buyers look for ?
South Africans have a wide variety of tastes in residential architectural styles, but it does pay to be aware of current trends and those factors which make homes particularly acceptable to buyers.[Read More]
Rental housing bill shelved over appeals system
The Rental Housing Amendment Bill was withdrawn at the end of May. Members of all political parties on the human settlements portfolio committee had worked enthusiastically on the bill since its introduction in September last year.[Read More]
Property ownership in SA remains high
More than 62 percent of South Africans own their own home, which is one of the highest home ownership rates in the world, according to Mike Schussler, the chief economist at Economists.co.za.[Read More]
One in ten tenants default on rent
A whopping 11 percent of residential tenants did not pay their rent, Michelle Dickens, the managing director of rental-focused credit bureau TPN, said last week.[Read More]
'Mosque in a park' battle goes to Appeal Court
The plight of the Muslim community in eMalahleni trying to erect a mosque in the middle of a residential suburb will be taken up by the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein soon.[Read More]
Terrain challenges Cornubia low-cost property development
Roughly the size of Umhlanga, the multibillion-rand Cornubia low-cost housing development is slowly taking shape on the hills of sugar cane fields north of Durban.[Read More]
Eastern Cape: The equilibrium between wealth and beauty.
When trying to describe the Eastern Cape, no other words better defines it than, scenic diversity. By just naming a few striking characteristics of this province, an immediate vivid picture of the area is formed, for example think of the lush green Tsitsikamma forest, the rugged Baviaanskloof Wilderness area and even the southern slopes of the Drakensberg Mountain. Combine all of this and you can clearly see why this is rapidly becoming a very popular area.[Read More]