Real Estate

April 24, 2024

Selling a property with defects: What you need to know

The purchaser signs an agreement of sale with the seller. The property is transferred into the purchaser’s name. A month later, there is heavy rainfall and […]
April 3, 2024

Complex living: Be aware of the hidden costs

When considering the purchase of a unit within a complex, it’s crucial to look beyond the surface-level expenses such as the advertised levies. Without thorough research, […]
January 12, 2024

Home power backup systems

Electrical engineers answer your questions Eskom has made it clear that ‘load-shedding’ isn’t going to end any time soon.  This reality, and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement […]
January 12, 2024

Factors to consider before negotiating your home loan’s interest rate

As interest rates continue to rise, many homeowners find themselves contemplating the idea of fixing their home loan interest rates. Initially, when the interest rate hike […]
November 24, 2023

Should sellers provide approved building plans when selling property?

The simple answer is no. However, the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act mandates that local authorities approve building plans for the construction, alteration, or […]
September 4, 2023

What happens to your deposit if the home sale falls through?

It depends on which party is responsible. It’s every home buyer’s worst nightmare. You find your dream home; your offer is accepted; and you pay a […]
June 19, 2023

Rate hikes: Are buyers over-reacting?

Historically, interest rate hikes have had a dampening effect on the South African residential property market, with homeowners reassessing their affordability in anticipation of higher monthly […]
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