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Business as usual in Hermanus, despite protests
The property market in Hermanus remains buoyant, despite recent protests that have taken place in surrounding areas. A historic property in the area sold for a record R35m.
Should I apply for a 100% bond?
Many buyers are rushing to enter the property market in order to take advantage of low interest rates, but don’t have a deposit saved up. Should these buyers apply for a 100% bond, or wait?
Savvy investors can still find value in the Southern Suburbs
After years of phenomenal growth the Southern Suburbs market is slowing down. There are however still some markets that are showing strong activity.
No need to panic over land expropriation without compensation
Land expropriation has been the cause of much confusion and panic in the market, with many choosing to sensationalise the issue instead of looking at it objectively.
How long it takes to sell a house in South Africa currently
Research has revealed that the average time homes spent on the market decreased in the first three months of this year. This is an encouraging sign that the market is starting to strengthen.
Home selling due to emigration still high
Statistics from FNB show that the emigration-related selling was still high in the first three months of 2018, in spite of the improved political and economic outook.
How the VAT increase affects the property market
The VAT increase that takes effect this month will affect some property transactions. Here’s what you need to know.
Cape Town has the 2nd fastest growing luxury property market globally
Luxury real estate in the Mother City grew 19.9% between 2016 and 2017, making it the second-best performer globally.
Northern Cape housing market boosted by mining revival
Boom in Northern Cape’s house price growth boosted by commodity rebound and infrastructural improvements
Holiday town property markets faring surprisingly well
In tough economic times, holiday home buying is expected to decrease but this was not the case in 2017.