As the property market continues to heat up and shortages of homes for sale in certain areas and price brackets start to develop, hopeful buyers and investors are increasingly turning to estate agents directly and paying them a fee to go out and find suitable properties.

If you’re considering selling your home, now is a good time to do it. The combination of record low interest rates, and a surge in buyers looking to buy new homes since the end of the hard lockdown, means the local property market is ‘extremely attractive’ for sellers, says residential property experts  Leadhome.

The property market in the Southern Suburbs has performed valiantly in the face of the political and economic uncertainty of 2017, showing solid growth in prices despite the significant drop in sales volumes.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:05

Boost your sales price by renovating

Most sellers want the best possible sales price for their home and often invest money and time in renovations, expecting these to increase the value of their property.

It has been common practice for municipalities to sell vacant properties for both commercial and residential development, subject to a title deed condition that the property must be improved within a certain period or the properties would revert back to the municipality. 

As technology improves, so does the level of property scams that do the rounds, and while every precaution seems to be taken, there will be yet another thing that fraudsters find to dupe people out of large sums of money, warns Johnny Henkes of law firm Henkes Nolte-Joubert. 

Since the Consumer Protection Act was implemented in 2011.

The current residential market continues to reflect the state-of-the-nation and the economy, both in terms of price growth and the level of consumer and business confidence.

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

What is the role that the commercial property broker plays in the due diligence process between the purchaser and seller?  

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