Real Growth in Metro Areas

  23 Jan 2014   According to Francois Venter, director at Jawitz Properties, the metropolitan areas are likely to see real property price growth compared to rural and coastal areas. Priced at R1.675 million, this three bedroom home in Wellington has picturesque views of the Boland mountains and vineyards, an open plan living area with …

Risk Alert Feb 2013

First a conveyancing scam alert Bad news! After going quiet for a short time, the scamsters are now back and operating in various jurisdictions. Please warn your conveyancing staff not to allow the seller to change the details of the bank into which the proceeds of the sale must be paid. …

Why you should invest in property

Investing in property is one of the ways to make money, and commercial property is said to be offering good returns.  “These fundamental differences between property and other asset investments are often not acknowledged by commentators and analysts.” In particular, he says, these people tend to overlook the huge advantage …

How to buy a distressed/repo property?

How to buy a distressed/repo property? 09 Nov 2011 Now is a good time to buy distressed and repossessed properties thanks to low interest rates and available stock in the property market. A distressed property can be defined as property that is under a foreclosure order or is advertised for …

Destruction of a scheme

29 September 2011 Section 48 of the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986 (the “Act”) provides inter alia that the owners may by unanimous resolution agree to the destruction of the building, comprising a sectional title scheme. Section 49 of the Act, furthermore, provides that where the owners may also by unanimous resolution resolve …

Start building a healthy credit record

24 Sep 2011 It’s never too early to start building a healthy credit record. It is also important for potential borrowers to pay attention to the implications of the National Credit Act, which provides that lenders must ensure, before they grant any new credit, that borrowers will not be committing …