There isn’t a person in the country who isn’t watching, with concern, the political developments and their economic impact. We all feel the economic pinch. It’s prudent to plan wisely and avoid living beyond ones’ means. Economists will tell you that things could indeed get worse – so plan accordingly. History will show, though, that… Read More The Banks Want Your Home Loan
Making the decision to purchase a property is not something to be taken lightly. After all, your property is usually one of your most significant assets. For many buyers, the question that arises is “Do I make the decision to purchase now, or wait and see what happens to the market?” There is a fair… Read More When is a Good Time to Buy?
So you’ve listed your property for sale. These are exciting times for you. Sometimes, in all the excitement, sellers forget a few important issues that could be costly later on.… Read More Selling? Don’t Forget These Important Issues
In a rising market agents scramble to secure good listings. It’s a fact that the best agents are the agents with the best listings. Sadly though, in their drive for listings some of the feedback we’ve received is that buyers feel they are often neglected. This frustration isn’t something peculiar only to South Africa. I’m… Read More Service to Buyers Leaves Room for Improvement
With the growing demand for properties in gated estates, which are mostly sold as turnkey or plot-and-plan products, is there still a market for vacant plots in the residential suburbs? The short answer is “Yes”. After the global financial crisis when the banks lost much of their appetite for home loans, they weren’t that keen… Read More Is There Still a Market for Plot Sales?
After a solid but stable year in 2014, just what can we expect in the local property market in 2015? Without a crystal ball we’ll have to do our best with some educated assumptions based on current market information. Demand is still healthy in the price range up to R 2.5 million for freehold homes,… Read More The Property Market in 2015