Articles related to "Rates and Taxes"

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What you need to know about a Homeowners’ Association
With security a factor that is influencing home-buying decisions in South Africa, many are choosing to purchase homes within boomed off areas or secure lifestyle estates
Tax tips for landlords
Owning a rental property that provides an income is much like owning a business, and as such there are tax implications and dues that need to be paid to the SARS.
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.
How to go from renting to owning
Making the switch from renting a home to owning one can be daunting. Here are a few budget hacks to help you make a smooth transition.
Bulletproof your home buying budget
The excitement of buying a new home can soon to dismay if you don’t budget for all upfront and ongoing costs. Here’s how to plan your budget.
Advice to homeowners in financial distress
In the current economic climate, more homeowners are finding themselves in financial distress. Here are some pointers to help homeowners deal with this situation.
Hot tax tips for rental property owners
Over the past few years, economic uncertainty and stock market volatility has boosted investor interest in residential rental property.
Understanding the hidden costs associated with owning a home
It is important that people familiarise themselves with some of the hidden costs associated with home ownership.
What a Moody’s downgrade means for the local property market
The decision by international ratings agency Moody’s to place South Africa’s Baa2 bond and issuer ratings on review for downgrade has serious consequences on the short to medium term property market.
Property rates are always payable
A recent court judgment has found that property owners are expected to pay their rates in full regardless of whether they use municipal services or not.