If you can afford it, buy that home!

09 Sep 2011 Currently, low house prices and interest rates offer a once-in a lifetime opportunity for buyers to enter the residential property market. A low interest rate environment allows individuals to qualify for larger loan amounts or pay lower instalments on a loan than would otherwise be afforded. Standard …

Selected building statistics of the private sector as reported by local government institutions May 2011.

  The value of recorded building plans passed by larger municipalities (at current prices) increased by 5,3% (R1 250,8 million) during January to May 2011 compared with January to May 2010. The biggest increase was reported for non-residential buildings (13,6% or R708,0 million), followed by residential buildings (6,9% or R699,3 …

Clarity on the Property Rates Amendment Bill

Source: http://www.moneyweb.co.za/mw/view/mw/en/page299360?oid=547884&sn=2009+Detail&pid=299360 ALEC HOGG: It’s Tuesday July 19 2011 and in this Boardroom Talk special podcast we speak with Yunus Carrim, who’s the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. Deputy Minister, the proposal for a hike in rates on second properties has released a firestorm. You have come …