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Property Advice Articles in South Africa


 

Find out what the cost of living in your new city will be, and avoid pitfalls such as buying a home where the rates and levies might be crippling. Get tips…

07 Nov 2019

How do you get into the property investment market when times are tough? A syndicate might be the way to go, where shares are split based on contribution. Be wise...

07 Nov 2019

Lenient lending criteria and lower house prices are creating attractive buying conditions, but sellers and buyers need to do due diligence before signing an offer to purchase.

06 Nov 2019

Being aware of a home’s imperfections can allow you to negotiate a more favourable price and gives you peace of mind. Always check these trouble areas…

28 Oct 2019

Both have their pros and cons, and much of it depends on your lifestyle preferences. From costs to amenities and more, ask these questions…

24 Oct 2019

While most buyers understand heritage properties are subject to restrictions, they often assume this applies only to period homes not the affordable fixer-upper...

23 Oct 2019

Buying a fixer-upper property can be a great investment, but it’s all about recognising potential and making sure you don’t overcapitalise. Here’s a helpful guide…

22 Oct 2019

Building styles and home layouts are always changing and evolving. From green features to open-plan living and more, these are the features today’s buyers prefer…

15 Oct 2019

It is vital to do your research, understand the hidden costs and prepare upfront to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Here's a handy checklist...

14 Oct 2019

While finding a home near good schools seems obvious when looking for a family home, there are other factors that make a neighbourhood fit for kids...

11 Oct 2019

Being prepared when buying your first home will allow you to save money from the get-go and minimise the possibility of ending up with a mountain of debt. Get tips...

10 Oct 2019

From location to security and more, there are factors that will determine whether your investment property makes or loses money. Here’s guide for success…

02 Oct 2019

Buying a life right is usually a significantly cheaper option than purchasing the home itself, but what exactly are the ‘rights’ retirees have? Get all the facts…

17 Sep 2019

Buying property off-plan could result in the buyer getting a really 'good bargain', but be sure you do your due diligence. Here are questions to ask…

05 Sep 2019

Isn’t it better to rent, how can I afford to buy property and what if I want to travel? These are some of the concerns young buyers have, here's what to consider...

02 Sep 2019

Some homes can be a nightmare to repair and renovate despite being reasonably priced and seen as ‘offering good value for money’. Here’s what to look out for…

23 Aug 2019

From 2016 to 2018, the total number of single female buyers in South Africa grew from 22% to 27%. Ensure your first home is a solid investment with these tips…

08 Aug 2019

Buying and renovating a fixer-upper property is ideal for bargain-hunters looking to maximise their return on investment. Get tips and avoid these pitfalls…

06 Aug 2019

Buying a property is a huge commitment, and it’s vital to ask the right questions to ensure the home ticks all your boxes, and avoid unpleasant surprises.

31 Jul 2019

Property transactions are complex, with many moving parts and a lot of money at stake. To ensure you invest in a home you’ll love, ask these questions first…

22 Jul 2019

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