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How the tough economy could change home buying patterns
A struggling economy will increase urbanisation and intensify the demand for homes close to work, shops and schools.
How to build a property portfolio with the bank’s money
You don’t need to have millions in the bank to build a property portfolio. You can get there with one bond and some intelligent investing.
Flat interest rate expected for remainder of year
The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged at the current level of 6,50% was largely expected by the market according to Seeff.
Steady repo rate mirrors stability in residential property market
The decision to leave the repo rate unchanged was expected in light of a less certain local and global environment.
Budgeting tips for new homeowners
Many property buyers struggle with the expenses of buying and owning their new home. Careful planning can go a long way towards relieving their financial stress.
Affordable Cape Town neighbourhoods for first time buyers
Housing affordability is a major issue for first time buyers in Cape Town, but there are some neighbourhoods where property is available for under R1.5m.
Still a buyer’s market, despite improved property outlook
Although the economy and property market is showing improvement, it is still all about the buyers as we wait for the positive sentiment to translate into a meaningful increase in sales and prices.
Innovative ways to reduce your electricity bill this winter
The cold, wet weather translates into more nights spent at home, which can cause electricity bills to skyrocket. Here's how you can avoid higher electricity bills this winter.
4 factors to consider when choosing a neighbourhood
Much has been made of selecting the right house, but what about the neighbourhood? It’s pointless buying your dream home if the area in which it is situated doesn’t match your lifestyle.
Banks are approving more home loans
Banks are showing an increased appetite to lend according to first quarter (Q1 2018) property statistics recently released by ooba, South Africa’s leading home loan originator.