It is usually the right of the seller to nominate the attorney who will handle the transfer of their property and all the associated legal matters – and for good reason. Of course, that doesn’t make it illegal for the purchaser to nominate the attorney. However, the seller does expose himself to significant risk should… Read More Sellers, Choose Your Transferring Attorney
We’ve all been watching, with interest, the recent developments in China. The Chinese stock markets crashed by 8.6% this Monday, and the repercussions were felt around the world. Other Asian markets, the Australian Market, and the markets in Europe and the USA followed suit. At the time of writing this it remains to be seen… Read More Volatile Global Markets Could Threaten Local Property Market
It’s the question many tenants ask themselves – do we continue to rent, or is it time to purchase a property? There can be advantages to renting a property. For one, your monthly outgoing expenses will be less than if you purchase. You don’t have costs such as insurance, rates and taxes, and the maintenance that… Read More Do I Rent or Is It Time to Buy?
What do you think of when you think of an estate agent…? While some agents may give the industry a bad name, the majority of estate agents are great people who try their best to deliver a great service, often in very difficult circumstances. Before you judge estate agents, take time to get to know… Read More Show Your Agent a Little Love
We’ve previously reported that this year has seen a significant drop in the numbers of properties listed for sale in the mid-to-lower price ranges – not just in the Helderberg area, but across most markets in South Africa. This is generally good news for property owners in this price range as it means that buyers… Read More Shortage of Property Listings Challenges Agents’ Ethics
Estate Agents are sometimes asked to list a property as For Sale, but to keep it as a low-profile listing. This may involve not erecting a For Sale board outside the property, and not conducting any Showhouses. The reasons for this instruction are varied, but in many cases a seller may not want his neighbors… Read More Sell My House – but Keep it “Low-Key”