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Thursday Apr 17, 2014

'What buyers should ask on property showdays'

A showday can tell you a lot more about a property that its layout or perhaps the condition of its roof - provided you ask the right questions.

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Credit amnesty's impact on the property market

This month saw credit amnesty come into effect, which will essentially ensure that certain negative financial information is removed from consumer's credit records at credit bureaus.

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Monday Apr 14, 2014

Taking care of heritage properties

When owners of historical properties undertake any sort of improvements, they must be sure that these comply with the requirements of the National Heritage Resources Act, says Lanice Steward, managing director of Knight Frank Residential SA.

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Wednesday Apr 09, 2014

Seniors cash in by becoming landlords

As the cost of living continues to rise and eat into retirement savings, senior citizens in many of SA's established suburbs are unlocking some of the value in their large family homes - not by selling them, but by renting them out, and then becoming tenants themselves in smaller, easier-to-manage properties.

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Tuesday Apr 01, 2014

The painful process of collecting outstanding levies

The process of collecting outstanding levies is so arduous and lengthy, it should be avoided at all costs says Michael Bauer of IHFM.

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Monday Mar 31, 2014

Consumer Protection Act 'could be boon to dissatisfied customer'

When the Consumer Protection Act was first promulgated many were worried that it would lead to regular post sale disputes in which the agent and the seller would be held responsible for any number of problems.

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Beware of bogus agents when booking accommodation

If my inbox is anything to go by, booking and paying for holiday accommodation online is an increasingly risky business. There are several ways to get 'caught'.

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Tuesday Mar 25, 2014

Zuma's architect was suspended

The architect who was paid R16.5 million to work on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home has been stopped from practising three times by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession, a regulatory body for architects.

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Monday Mar 24, 2014

Unapproved building plans could block property sale

Never build anything on your property without council-approved building plans, because although you may get away with it at the time, it'll cause considerable headaches when it comes time to sell.

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Rental payment trend 'worrisome'

There was a worsening in rental payment trends in the residential market in the fourth quarter of last year.

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