There is much talk about land expropriation without compensation. For property owners across South Africa, it’s not a topic that sits too well. It is also a concern for those who are contemplating purchasing property. I won’t debate the merits of land expropriation. There will be strong arguments on both sides of the issue as… Read More Is Land Expropriation Without Compensation a Threat for Residential Property?
You’ve seen your dream home – the only problem is it isn’t built yet. Is it ever a good idea to buy off plan? The short answer is yes – there are many advantages to buying a property before it’s been built. The trick, as with purchasing property of any type, is due diligence – and when… Read More Purchasing Off Plan
In any market, correctly pricing your home is critical to you selling for the most the market will pay. Why? Because, if you overprice your home you will attract the wrong buyers to your property. These buyers will be expecting a property worth more than yours. They will vote with their feet – and move… Read More Correct Pricing More Critical Than Ever
There will always be investors, irrespective of the market and the economy. The difference when the economy is unsettled, and the market uncertain, is that investors are more selective about where they invest. For the foreseeable future, the Rand will continue to be unstable and will react to any political or economic changes. Just look… Read More Where Do I Invest Now?
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked this question in my 29 years of real estate. It’s the first thing that real estate agents are asked when meeting both new and old acquaintances. And it’s a question I just love answering. The obvious answer that most agents would give would be either… Read More So How’s the Property Market?
The original developers of Hageland Residential Estate have been working on a new and exciting offering that has just been released to the public. Marc Peeters, representing the developers, has released the last 8 opportunities to purchase directly from the developer. This secure estate comprises only 69 properties, situated in a safe and picturesque environment.… Read More New Developer Offering At Hageland
When you look at some other industries, such as the Travel Industry, technology has had a significant impact on their viability. I travel extensively and I haven’t used a travel agent for many years. Does this mean that real estate agents will perhaps be replaced by technology in the near future? If you think about… Read More Will Technology Replace the Real Estate Agent?