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Category: Properties

Entry level buyers squeezed out of the market

Repeat buyers currently make up the majority of the property market as first-time buyers struggle in the face of poor economic growth. Repeat home buyers are currently...

Outlook for the South African property market

Challenges facing the property market have resulted in a flat outlook for the rest of the year, but buyers can get a great deal in the current environment. In a press...

Land reform panic unnecessary, Seeff welcomes shows of clarity and support

There is no doubt that there is great concern about land reforms amongst ordinary South Africans and especially property owners and buyers. At the same time, there is a...

Tax benefits property owners are entitled to

It is that time of year again where all income from property investments must be declared to SARS and is subject to income tax, this includes all rental income. In...

How rising fuel costs are affecting the housing market

Ongoing, escalating fuel costs – with yet another hike on the cards for September – coupled with rising traffic congestion in South Africa’s cities, is playing...

Improve your chances of qualifying for a home loan

Most often, consumers rely on real estate agents or third parties to assist them with home loan applications. This results in them not fully understanding what banks...

Tips for getting a good home loan interest rate

The interest rate that you pay on a home loan has a major effect on your cash flow and ability to service your debt. First-time home buyers often get consumed by...

Why you can be optimistic about South Africa’s property market

If one were to believe everything you read, or take to heart everything the analytics and reports suggest, you may end up feeling rather gloomy, particularly pertaining...

Young buyers spend more on homes

Consumers in the upper income groups may be scaling down and buying less expensive homes, but those in the lower income groups continue to pay more for their properties,...

Should you sell property in a downmarket or wait it out

Economists have downgraded their outlook for the property market this year. With a slowdown in demand and prices expected, sellers may be wondering whether they should...