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Tips for a mini home revamp
Tips for a mini home revamp

13 February, 2018 by admin2

If you’re looking to spruce up your home...

What to do if your house doesn’t sell
What to do if your house doesn’t sell

13 February, 2018 by admin2

If your home has been on the market for a...

Should I buy now or keep on renting?
Should I buy now or keep on renting?

30 January, 2018 by admin2

Here are a couple of pointers to help you...

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January 2018

Should I buy now or keep on renting?

Should I buy now or keep on renting?

Posted on 30 January, 2018 by admin2

Here are a couple of pointers to help you decide if you are ready to step onto the first rung of the property ladder. You’ve been renting for years and things aren’t going that well with the landlord. Or the idea of moving to a new, larger place that you won’t own, but which will suit your needs, is preying on your mind. You start scouring the web, looking at houses in your neighbourhood and you’ve even popped in to see the odd show house or two, but you’re still not absolutely convinced...
This is why it’s important to price your home correctly

This is why it’s important to price your home correctly

Posted on 30 January, 2018 by admin2

Overpricing your home in order to leave room for negotiation could backfire and leave you with a house that sits on the market. When we put our homes on the market, we generally have some idea as to how much profit we are going to make from the deal. We estimate how much is still owing on the bond, factor in things like the estate agent’s commission and hope that we arrive at a figure that isn’t only market-related, but will be deemed fair by those who come to view the home. Price is...
The Rental Housing Tribunal: know your rights

The Rental Housing Tribunal: know your rights

Posted on 30 January, 2018 by admin2

The relationship between a landlord and a tenant can often be challenging. From time to time, issues arise which cannot be amicably overcome and the need for an independent party becomes clear. Enter Rental Housing Tribunals (RHT’s). RHT’s are a product of the Rental Housing Act and have been established with a view to resolving disputes between landlords and tenants. The services rendered are free and can be used by tenants, landlords and property agents. The tribunals have the power...
Points to ponder before investing in a buy-to-let property

Points to ponder before investing in a buy-to-let property

Posted on 30 January, 2018 by admin2

Investing in a buy-to-let property can potentially be profitable but needs to be weighed up carefully against other investment options. It’s easy to understand the appeal behind investing in buy-to-let property. South African property has historically performed well, particularly in areas such as the Western Cape where property values have increased fairly significantly. However, the historical performance of property in general shouldn’t be used solely as the basis for investing in a...
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