“South Africa’s residential market is in for an interesting time in 2019, but our predictions for the year are all positive, and we believe that home buyers and investors who take the plunge and buy early will be well-rewarded.”

Property owners in Johannesburg, Ethekwini and many other municipal areas only have a short time in which to lodge any objections to the new municipal valuations of their properties – and to the new municipal rates based on these valuations that they will be charged from July.

Thursday, 14 December 2017 15:26

A great year for buyers and investors

Negativity seems to have become the fashion in SA’s real estate industry over the past few months, but while there will be challenges, the property market is not going to “fall off a cliff” in 2018, says Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group.

Today’s ruling by the Constitutional Court means that new home owners will no longer have to worry about being held liable for historical debt incurred by previous owners, and having their municipal services cut off as a result, or possibly even having their property attached and sold in execution.

Thursday, 25 February 2016 12:16

Transfer duty on property

Adjustments to transfer duty on property in the 2016 national Budget are to impact only the upper end of the residential property market.

The property market in East London has just about everything a first-time buyer could wish for – affordability, lifestyle amenities in abundance and many new developments to choose from.

We elected to move our Lighthouse Property Group Sales division across to the Chas Everitt International Property Group, one of South Africa's leading estate agency franchises, during 2013 to better serve the needs of our Sellers and Buyers. The move has been very successful.

For various reasons, more and more people want to work at home rather than commute to an office every day, but this can pose a problem if they live in a sectional title (ST) scheme, and they may need to get the permission of the body corporate before they go ahead.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011 02:00

More people equals more opportunity

With a new national census in the offing, the trends inherent in the latest population estimates released by StatsSA already spell good opportunities that some clever property developers and investors have started to scen

Thursday, 06 January 2011 02:00

Year ahead looks rosier for property market

Estate agents have painted a rosier picture for the residential property market this year, but have warned prices are being held down by banks’ strict lending criteria.

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