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Rent rather than buy

Property24 03.05.2008
Rent rather than buy

Oh, if only I'd resisted the temptation to buy one of those nice new houses in a security complex for R1m with a 100% mortgage last year and had rather rented one . . .

Property listings on JSE among best in the world

Property investments listed on the JSE beat the return on general shares and were among the best in the world, a new survey showed

Now really is the time to invest in property, says Rawson

Believe it or not, it’s not that difficult to be successful in property investment, “provided that you do your homework, study the market and work with an estate agent with a proven track record.”

Tips on property investment

Myproperty 20.03.2008
Investigate What Lies Beneath The Surface!

Buying a home is risky business. After a lengthy search, you've fallen in love with the perfect house in the right suburb but neglected to investigate what lies beneath the surface. Sellers in South Africa hide behind the 'voetstoots' clause and can get away with a myriad of undetected defects.

Tips on property investment

Throughout his 35 years in real estate marketing, he has regularly and steadily invested in property – and this has proved to be financially and emotionally rewarding, says Bill Rawson, Chairman of Rawson Properties.

Tips for would-be developers

Property24 27.02.2008

What does "Voetstoots" mean?

Myproperty 31.01.2008
Tips for would-be developers

If you fancy yourself as a property developer, have found an old building in the city centre that you can revamp into residential units and make a fortune out of, then Cape Town CBD expert Richard Boxford has some advice you should read before going ahead.

What does "Voetstoots" mean?

In South Africa there is a standard Voetstoots clause which states that the buyer is buying the property "as it stands", in other words with defects and all. This is unlike the United States and the United Kingdom, where home inspections are the standard before a sale is concluded.

Simple solutions

Debbie Askham Property24 25.01.2008
Simple solutions

Our homes are more than bricks and cement; they are a sanctuary that nurtures every aspect of our physical and emotional being. However, it is possible that an untidy, cluttered home can negatively affect all areas of your life. There is nothing nicer than starting a new year with a clean slate. This is the perfect time to rid your home of the clutter and organise suitable storage.

Watch out for swindling builders!

It’s that time of year again where the building industry is up and running after a much needed vacation, however, as you sit and reflect on your latest renovation, are you resentful or proud of the results?

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