Property Advice Articles in South Africa

Wills must be very carefully worded to avoid misunderstandings and misinterpretation, particularly when leaving property behind. Get tips…


If you’re a first-time buyer earning R3 501 to R15k per month, you qualify for a subsidy, and new homeowners can apply within 12 months of transfer.


There are many benefits to owning a property that could influence your tax deductions in a positive way. Here’s a guide…


For the shrewd investor, property provides one of the best returns with the least risk, even in a shrinking economy. Here’s why…


Buying or donating property to a trust is a major decision with pros and cons to consider. Here’s what you need to know about a trust…


With most sectional title schemes nearing the end of their financial year, it’s time to assess the body corporate budget for 2016. Get tips...


Renovations can add value to your property and improve your quality of life, but guard against the most common pitfall of overcapitalising.


Fixing your home loan rate might be tempting with interest rates rising, but most homeowners can’t beat the market. Get tips to survive rate hikes…


Don’t let the fallacy that 'stable, predictable returns are impossible' prevent you from building real wealth this year. Invest in property…


Save money and unnecessary stress, it pays to plan ahead and do your sums. Read this before you rush out and fix your home loan interest rate...


With interest rate hikes on the cards and rising living costs, homeowners need to be alert and financially savvy. Read these tips...


It is vital that homeowners in financial distress take immediate action before the situation slips out of their control. There are options…


A property investment cannot be regarded as successful unless it gives a return at least equal to that of a reputable money fund. Get tips…


Home insurance is an essential part of homeownership and should not be cut out of the budget, but there are ways you can reduce your premium.


Banks apply stringent criteria in assessing affordability and buyers often don't truly grasp their own financial position. Read this advice...


Buying property to let is one of the best ways to protect your money, giving you inflation-linked income and inflation-beating capital growth.


If you’re thinking of renovating your home or buying a ‘fixer-upper’ property in 2016, be wary of overcapitalising. Read this advice...


Many young people starting out their careers will be faced with the choice of buying their first car or their first property. Consider this…


Nobody likes handing over hard-earned money to the tax man, but property transfers are used by SARS as an opportunity to ensure compliance.


Property is a great way for ordinary, salary-earning people to build wealth, and you don’t need to be a millionaire to start investing. Here’s how…


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