Factors you should never hide from your real estate agent

Effective communication is a fundamental factor within successful relationships. This is especially true for the relationship between the prospective homebuyer and their real estate agent. An open communication channel is imperative for an agent to fully understand what a buyer wants and needs. Yet, according to Regional Director and CEO …

Why Conveyancing Is Needed When Buying A Commercial Property

Buying commercial property isn’t always a straightforward process. It doesn’t start and end when money changes hands from the buyer to the seller. It involves a lot of legalities and the nitty-gritty paperwork. If you’re buying a commercial property for the first time or you’re not quite knowledgeable with the …

Looking ahead – residential property trends we can expect in 2021

Seems almost counter-intuitive to say that 2021 looks set to be a bumper year for the housing property market. By Carl Coetzee 30 Dec 2020  00:01  It seems almost counter-intuitive to say that 2021 looks set to be a bumper year for the housing property market, given the challenging few months we have …

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 …

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. …