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Tuesday Oct 06, 2015

Property owners relieved over interest rates

The decision by the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee to retain the repo rate at 6 percent with a basic mortgage loan rate of 9.5 percent was not unexpected, but is nonetheless a most welcome move according to Samuel Seeff, chair of the Seeff group.

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Friday Oct 02, 2015

TV presenter in legal spat with rental agent

TV star Bonnie Mbuli is taking her housing battle with her real estate agent to the courts.

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Friday Sep 25, 2015

What happens after your offer to purchase is accepted?

There's nothing quite like that moment you hear your offer to purchase has been accepted, but once the initial thrill wears off, it can be a little daunting looking ahead to the complexities of the registration and transfer process.

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Monday Sep 21, 2015

Estate agents scammed by upmarket squatters

They pose as government officials, attorneys, or do-gooders from humanitarian organisations, to swindle estate agents into letting them occupy expensive houses in Joburg's plush northern suburbs.

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Friday Sep 18, 2015

Building confidence index drops further

A sharp deterioration in the confidence of hardware manufacturers and retailers, caused by weaker sales and profitability, dragged down overall confidence in the building industry for a third consecutive quarter.

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Monday Sep 14, 2015

Warning: property prices don't always rise

One of the big myths in the residential property market is that house prices always go up.

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Tuesday Sep 08, 2015

Inflation erodes house price growth

Average month-on-month house price growth slowed further last month to below 0.2 percent, its lowest level since early 2012, Jacques du Toit, a property analyst at Absa Home Loans, said yesterday.

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Monday Sep 07, 2015

House prices rise only 4.9 percent

The tougher economic and financial environment appears to have resulted in a more conservative property buying approach by many house hunters, according to First National Bank (FNB).

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Friday Sep 04, 2015

'What late-blooming property owners need to know'

Although most people have learned a considerable amount by the time they reach their mid- to late-thirties, they may not know much at all about buying a house.

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Thursday Sep 03, 2015

'Are property prices about to plateau?'

"Sellers will have to start rethinking their listing prices if they want to sell their properties in a reasonable time", says Wayne Albutt of the Rawson Property Group.

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