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Friday Oct 21, 2016

Owners and banks differ on property valuations

There is often a serious disconnect between what a property owner thinks their property is worth and how it will be valued by lenders. Understanding the difference can save time and frustration when looking to raise capital against properties.

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Monday Oct 17, 2016

Buyers can get bigger gains from smaller homes

Smaller homes are increasingly popular among SA buyers - and not just because that's all that's available or all they can afford.

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Wednesday Oct 12, 2016

Property owners decry new cellphone mast

Stellenbosch residents are the latest in a spate of unhappy communities in the Western Cape to rail against the proliferation of cellphone masts. They say the towers are springing up overnight, creating not only an eyesore in South Africa's oldest town, but also sparking health concerns.

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Thursday Oct 06, 2016

'Off-grid more viable as Eskom rates set to soar'

Electricity prices could soar higher than the rate of inflation over the next few years, warn alternative energy proponents.

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Friday Sep 30, 2016

Body corporate not paying rebate to pensioner

The problem of pensioners, who've been granted rebates on rates and other services, being able to receive them from body corporates has been raised as an issue this week.

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Tuesday Sep 27, 2016

What you need to know about subdividing your property

Property subdivision is becoming increasingly commonplace, and even actively encouraged in cities like Cape Town where development to meet the soaring demand for homes is severely curtailed by the natural limitation of its topography.

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Monday Sep 26, 2016

'Make sure you deal with the real property owner'

Before you sign an offer to purchase, you should make sure that the person selling the property you are about to buy is, in fact, the legal owner of the property.

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Monday Sep 19, 2016

Major estate agency to be liquidated

The prominent Sea Point property group at the centre of a fraud scandal is set to be liquidated.

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Thursday Sep 15, 2016

Cape Town wins top global eatery award

The Conde Nast Readers' Travel Awards 2016 chose Cape Town as Best Overseas City for Restaurants and Bars.

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Monday Sep 12, 2016

Jeremy Cronin to speak on expropriation bill at Rode-REIM conference

The annual conference jointly organised by property economist Erwin Rode of Rode & Associates and Real Estate Investor Magazine, will take place in Johannesburg on September 27 and in Stellenbosch on September 29.

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