Monday, 10 December 2018 23:01

Buying a house during recession

It was recently announced that South Africa is in a technical recession, and although it sounds daunting to buy a house during a recession, it might be the perfect time to do so.

With sales of R150 million to date, only 52 out of the total of 143 apartments are still available for purchase in the brand new, designer apartment development, Le Boulevard, in the heart of uMhlanga on the rapidly expanding KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, according to Carol Reynolds.

Third quarter (Q3 18) statistics released by ooba, South Africa’s leading home loan originator, show that year-on-year from Q3 17 to Q3 18, the growth in the Average Purchase Price effectively remained static with a 0.1% increase. This continues the trend of negative real price growth (growth less inflation) in the residential property market.

Leading property developer, Devmark Property Group, won three prestigious African Property Awards including Best Residential Development and Best Development Marketing for The Plettenberg Manor, as well as Best Single Unit Residential Development for Klein D'Aria Private Estate.

Rowan Alexander, Director of Alexander Swart Property, says that from time to time he is forced to remind clients that the 72 hour clause contains concepts which they may have not fully understood.

Thursday, 15 March 2018 09:58

The winds of change are upon us

You can feel it in the air - 2018 is off to a very positive start. Government is taking a serious look into corruption and overall a feeling of positivity is sweeping across the country, thanks largely to the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as our new leader.

Home improvements are a great way to add value to your property, but not all of us have bottomless pockets for a full-on renovation. Lucky for us, there are plenty of affordable DIYs that can spruce things up over a free weekend.

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.

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