It’s a cause for concern when you are listed on the market and your property hasn’t sold yet. If properly managed though, there is no need to panic. It’s important to realize that you will need to evaluate the situation and make some decisions if you want a result. Research shows that the quicker a… Read More Why Isn’t My Property Selling?
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. There may… Read More Where Do I Invest?
When offering to purchase a property and when recording the sales agreement of a property it must be done in writing to be valid in South African law. There is a good reason for this. There is much more to an offer than just the price that is offered. There are material terms to a… Read More A Contract is a Contract
If you were buying a 2nd hand car there would be a range of questions you’d be asking. You’d want to be 100% sure of exactly what you were getting so that you fully understand what value you are getting, and what your risks are. The same applies when purchasing a property – with the… Read More The Importance of Disclosure
Whether you’re selling a luxury home on a golf estate, or an inexpensive apartment, is it still advisable to enter in to a sole mandate agreement and, if so, would the terms of the mandate differ? In answering this question, let’s first determine whether or not a sole mandate is required for properties listed in… Read More Sole Mandates – Does One Size Fit All?
Imagine going shopping and having no idea how much cash you have in your wallet, or how much credit is available on your cards. Sound crazy? It’s much the same when you go shopping for a property without first getting yourself qualified for a home loan. So often we hear purchasers tell us that they… Read More Before You Offer, Get Qualified
Many property owners contemplating selling wonder when the best time is to list their property for sale. Do you wait for summer? Is it best during school holidays? Do you wait until the market improves? These are good questions, and as with any investment, your return depends very much on your timing. So just when… Read More When Do I Sell My Property?