The recent increase in the Repo rate shouldn’t have come as a surprise, really. It is the third such increase this year, raising the base rate by 75 basis points – or 0.75%. For anyone with debt, an increase in the interest rate isn’t great news. That translates to an extra R 170 per month… Read More Rising Interest Rates and the Local Property Market
The modern developer goes to great lengths to offer a specific lifestyle that will appeal to a segment of the market. As a purchaser you would do well to evaluate exactly what these developments offer and how the offering fits with your lifestyle. Choosing well will ensure you derive the maximum benefit for the infrastructure… Read More Developments Offer Varied Lifestyles
As estate agents we often get caught up in disputes between a buyer and a seller about issues that they claim were not disclosed. What obligation does a seller have to the purchaser and how best can you avoid costly legal issues? As things currently stand, a standard residential property that is sold by a… Read More Just What Should a Seller Disclose to a Purchaser?
We often hear complaints from buyers who get frustrated at the poor service they have to endure. In a market where good listings sell quickly it’s often the level of service you receive from an estate agent that will determine whether or not you have a fair opportunity to purchase the property you want. One… Read More Buyers – You’re Not a Commodity