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Top trend – The double dividend from homes in top school areas

Top trend – The double dividend from homes in top school areas

Edugration is a well-known phenomenon in SA, with parents changing suburbs and even cities to buy property in the feeder areas for top-rated schools – or in certain estates with their own schools – and usually having to pay a hefty premium to do so.

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A guide to home buying for the self-employed

A guide to home buying for the self-employed

Article courtesy of Marita de Wet from Ooba A guide to home buying for the self-employed The misconception exists that it is near impossible for entrepreneurs, or individuals who work for themselves, to enter the property market, due to the banks’ very strict lending criteria. However, securing

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Transfer duty and the 2015 budget speech

Transfer duty and the 2015 budget speech

On everyone’s lips during February was the anticipated budget speech on the 25th of February and the implications thereof on our pockets. Clearly there are many other economic factors, but for the man in the street the most important detail would be how our personal budgets would

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Double-digit growth in new housing

Double-digit growth in new housing

Residential building statistics Double-digit growth in new housing planned in 2014, with the construction phase contracting from the previous year Growth in the planning phase of residential building activity in the South African market for new housing, as reflected by the number of building plans approved by

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New Physical Addresses

New Physical Addresses

Physical Addresses in Silver Woods Country Estate have been updated The City of Tshwane Municipality has issued new physical addresses to all stands and residences in Silver Woods Country Estate All address numbers allocated the municipality should be reflected on the houses as stipulated in article 69

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Residential Market Review

Residential Market Review

This was shared with me from Inge de Klerk of Pam Golding Properties. Written by Stuart Murray – Co-founder and former editor of Finance Week magazine, the Review provides comment on, inter alia, the increasing average home purchase price, increased sales volumes and stock shortages in the

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A must read for first-time buyers

A must read for first-time buyers

First-time buyers – a little patience required First-time buyers continue to dominate the residential market, as young couples and newly-weds take the plunge into family life. In fact, mortgage originator ooba reports that in June 51.7% of its bond applications were from first-time buyers. Most analysts consider

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Home loans for different age groups

Home loans for different age groups

People of different ages have different housing requirements but they also face different challenges when trying to obtain a home loan. Retired or almost retired borrowers, may well have low debt, significant assets and high home equity, but may also be on a fixed income. And if

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Stand price increase this week in Silver Woods Country Estate – act now to secure your stand at R715,000.00

Stand price increase this week in Silver Woods Country Estate – act now to secure your stand at R715,000.00

Stand Price in Silver Woods Coutry Estate to increase due to demand Act now before it is too late! All stand prices from the developer in Silver Woods Country Estate will increase to R725,000.00 this week. If you sign a purchase agreement before Friday 23 August 2013,

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10 reasons why you should buy property

Property is one of the few investment opportunities that does not necessarily require much money to make money. Property offers a secure income stream and capital growth. If you wanted to buy shares in a company for example, you would need money upfront whereas with property, you could

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