Selling your property can be a stressful event when not done properly. In my experience, here are 5 regrets that are best avoided. If only I’d used my own attorney. Sometimes a buyer may insist on nominating the transferring attorney instead of the seller. In most cases this is because the buyer has an arrangement… Read More 5 Regrets to Avoid When Selling
When the term of a lease nears its’ conclusion the landlord will usually want to negotiate new terms with a tenant. In the absence of this, the existing lease will continue on a monthly notice basis – but in most cases, there is a renegotiation that takes place. It’s natural for a tenant to want… Read More Renegotiating a Lease Renewal
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?