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Don’t lose good tenants through high rental increases
Landlords that insist on unreasonable residential rentals every year risk losing those tenants… and in the current economic climate good tenants are hard to replace.
Things are looking up for first time home buyers
Slow price growth and a recent decrease in the interest rate have seen more first-time buyers enter the market.
Pros and Cons of a joint home loan
If you’re battling to get onto the housing ladder, applying for a home loan together with someone else can improve your chances. You do however need to be aware of the pros and cons.
Avoid these pitfalls when buying rental property
While investing in rental property can offer excellent rental returns, there are some pitfalls that you should be aware of.
How to spot a bad tenant - before they move in
Tenant screening and selection are essential skills for landlords to have. Here are 15 tips to help you avoid undesirable tenants.
Landlords, these are the best performing rental markets
While it might all seem like doom and gloom with regards to the economy, savvy property investors who target the right areas can still get excellent returns.
8 ways to maximise your home renovation budget
We all know that home renovations can be a pricey affair, but they are necessary to maintain and improve the value of your home.
Further rates cut could be key for ailing housing market
Analysis by a leading bank indicates that the housing market continues to weaken. Further interest rates cuts are key to the market turning around.
Moving from renting to buying
If you’ve been renting for a while and are ready to take the next step to buying your own home, you need to do your homework and know exactly what you are getting yourself into.
Repo rate cut welcome, but time to get the house in order
The surprise decision by SARB to cut the repo rate is good news for the property market but economic and political reforms are still needed.