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Category: Properties

Repo rate relief appropriate for economy and property market

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee to retain the repo rate at 6% (basic mortgage loan rate of 9,5%) is, while not unexpected,...

Zaru Properties to revolutionise real estate industry

A fresh breath of air is blowing through the real estate industry in Polokwane as one of the city’s first 100% BEE certified agencies is establishing a foothold. Zaru...

Parent or not, schools matter when buying house

When purchasing a home there are several factors to consider such as price, type, and costs to name a few. Regional Director and Chief Executive Officer of RE/MAX of...

Home loan approvals growing

Statistics show that the number of home loans being approved by banks is currently growing at a faster rate than at the beginning of the year, despite the fact that the...

Don’t overextend when buying your first home

It’s an exciting time when you have been awarded a bond and have taken ownership of your first home. As you begin to settle in, your thoughts stray to how much nicer...

Pros and cons of going from renting to owning

Although a worthwhile endeavour, deciding to take the step away from renting and towards owning a property comes with its own set of challenges. Adrian Goslett, Regional...

Know your target market before selling your home

When it comes to property, it’s every seller’s dream to make a quick, successful sale but in order to do so it’s important to market your property accordingly to...

Safety tips that every seller should know

Many homeowners are putting their homes on the market to make the most out of the market conditions which are in the seller’s favour. The current market conditions,...

Homeownership responsibilities

Homeownership is a milestone that most consumers aspire to achieve. It is a step towards growing personal wealth and owning an asset that will appreciate in value over...

Financial mistakes to avoid during the property buying process

While saving up a deposit to purchase a property is a great financial feat, there are several other financial considerations that buyers need to keep in mind when...