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This factor will be key to a residential property market recovery in 2017
The residential property market in South Africa did not perform well last year and one factor had a bigger effect than others, according to the head of one of SA’s leading estate agents.
South African property market predictions for 2017
We asked the heads of some of South Africa’s best estate agencies what we can expect property-wise next year. Here are their responses.
When ratepayers take matters into their own hands
Poor service delivery is unfortunately a sad reality for many South African towns. Instead of moaning, the residents of some small towns are taking the initiative and fixing things themselves.
Joburg rental market shows major slowdown
Johannesburg's rental market has seen a significant shift in demand as the economic downturn makes it increasingly challenging for cash-strapped South Africans.
An opportunity for momentum?
South Africa escaped a downgrade last week from the 3 major ratings agencies. Harcourts CEO, Richard Gray discusses the impact of this.
Prep your home for the holidays
December is just around the corner, before you take your well-earned break, spare some thought for your home and make sure that everything is in order so that you don’t return to a nasty surprise.
Are suburban boom gates a good idea?
Brooklyn residents scored a victory recently when the court gave them permission to implement road closures. So, what are the pros and cons of booming off an area?
Why a tenant’s safety should be important to landlords
Landlords have a duty to use reasonable care to safeguard their tenants and could be in breach of contract if they fail to do so. But providing good security benefits the landlord as well.
Must know security tips for first-time home buyers
In the excitement of purchasing a new home, one important consideration is often overlooked – security. Arm yourself with these essential security tips for first-time home buyers.
Interest rate decision a welcome reprieve for economy and housing market
The decision by the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee to retain the repo rate at 7% (home loan base rate of 10.5%) is a welcome reprieve for the economy and housing market.