Is it worthwhile buying a fixer-upper?

Purchasing a fixer-upper can be an extremely beneficial financial endeavour. However, only if the buyer has taken the time to do their research and followed the right procedures to ensure they are making a sound investment decision. © victor zastolskiy – 123RF.com Irrespective of the kind of property the purchaser …

Banks Make Buying Property Easier

21 Nov 2014 Back in the pre-2007 property heydays it was quite easy to obtain a home loan at favourable rates – even as a first-time buyer. Since then it’s been tough going with local banks increasing their scrutiny of applicants, tightening their lending procedures and offering fewer, smaller home …

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. …