For first-time buyers, property co-ownership may be the easiest and most affordable way to enter the property market.

By now the whole of South Africa is aware of the increase in the VAT-rate to 15%, announced during the 2018 Budget Speech.

People often ask what the difference is between a homeowners’ association (HOA) and a Body Corporate – or if they are similar.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:55

When is the right time to buy?

When to buy is arguably the most common question buyers ask.

The Constitutional Court in the Case of Chantelle Jordaan and others V City of Tshwane Metropolitan had to determine if Section 118(3) of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act 2000.

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 06:02

Building wealth through multiple properties

Many individuals who already own more than one property mistakenly overlook key principles of wealth creation that could potentially unlock their ability to grow their property portfolios.

The FNB Holiday Towns House Price Index, comprising towns (both coastal and inland) whose housing markets are deemed to be strongly driven by holiday home demand, has had a reasonably good run since around 2013.

Our 1st quarter 2017 Gauteng Sub-Regional House Price Indices show mediocrity in terms of house price performance to be widespread.

With sectional title sales accounting for a growing percentage of South Africa’s total home sales, rising from 22% in 2010 to 28.4% of total sales in early-2016, there are no signs of this trend abating, particular as densification and the demand for convenient apartment living continues.

The area of zero-rated VAT for a commercial property transaction can be confusing and must be properly understood if one wishes to avoid confusion and delays.

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