The laborious bond application process is even more painstaking for the self-employed and it’s critical that these buyers take the time beforehand to familiarise themselves with exactly what is required and the criteria to be met as applications can easily be delayed - or even declined - due to simple omissions or errors.

Increased over the past two years, contributing to excess supply predominantly in the upper-ends of the property market.

Body Corporate and Home Owner Association rules MUST be carefully checked before you buy into developments - some infringe accepted human rights.

A breakfast event held jointly by the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA), Women’s Property Network (WPN) and the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) sponsored by Beier Group and the Durban ICC, took place at Durban’s ICC on 13 February 2019.

In the 2nd Quarter 2018 FNB Estate Agent Survey Buy-to-Let demand is perceived to be slower of late, along with moderating near term expectations amongst agents.

Rebosa welcomes request for probe into Estate Agency Affairs Board

Buying and selling property is a complex process, made all the more daunting by a multitude of potential pitfalls that can compromise a sale, but even more perilous is the proliferation of brazen fraudsters whose increasingly sophisticated scams are not only fleecing buyers and sellers but also property practitioners.

How often do we see those adverts “perfect for home-office” or “ideal for business” on an estate agent’s advertising platform and take it as a given that the said property is in fact ‘ideal for business’? But often these advertising statements are either loosely, incorrectly or deceitfully used in order to make a property more attractive to buyers.

Buyers and sellers alike often see an estate agent as a necessary evil when it comes to purchasing property.

There is a broad strengthening trend in agents’ perceptions of residential demand‚ according to an FNB estate agent survey.

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