Cape Town’s highly publicised water shortage has caused more than just the dams to dry up.

Uptick in household credit and mortgage balances growth in the first half of 2018, while home loan repayment patterns were divergent across income categories in the twelve months up to mid-2018

Property statistics for the second quarter (Q2 2018) released by ooba, South Africa’s leading home loan originator, indicate that banks remain positive about the home loan lending environment despite continuing negative real growth in average property prices nationally.

There was a very slight imprivement in levels of home maintenance and upgrades early in 2018,but this was more on the maintenace side than on the upgrade side.

Banks are showing an increased appetite to lend according to first quarter (Q1 2018) property statistics recently released by ooba, South Africa’s leading home loan originator.

The NHBRC warns unsuspecting housing consumers against a letter allegedly sent out by Cosmopolitan Projects about guarantees on their completed homes.

Those hoping for good news for the South African property market in the 2018 budget speech were likely disappointed by the lack of change to the sector’s key influencing factors.

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.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:55

Owning Property without a Will

A home is the biggest financial asset most South Africans will ever possess, but what happens to that home when the owner passes away?

The property valuation system in Cape Town was recently under question when  investigations revealed the value of some properties were increased, which led to increased tariffs and taxes for homeowners.

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