5 ways first-time buyers can enter the property market

Buying your first home is possibly the largest purchase you will make, so it’s important to be well-prepared for this important milestone. “After two years of comparatively low-interest rates, we are still seeing considerable interest from first-time buyers who account for 60% of all BetterBond’s home loan applications,” says Carl Coetzee, CEO of BetterBond. “What… Continue reading 5 ways first-time buyers can enter the property market

When is eviction legal? All you need to know about dealing with problem tenants

Buying an investment property is great, especially when you’ve chosen a good location. One thing no property owner wants to deal with, however, is being the landlord to a problem tenant. Whether the issues are around late rent, or them not adhering to the code of conduct of your property, it leaves you as the… Continue reading When is eviction legal? All you need to know about dealing with problem tenants

Insurance basics – roof maintenance matters

| Article by Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure A roof is an essential component of any built structure and even though you can’t see all of it from where you usually view it, if there is an issue lurking, it can impact everything you can see. Neglecting a roof during general… Continue reading Insurance basics – roof maintenance matters

10 Common mistakes sellers make and how to avoid them

Property transactions are lengthy and convoluted processes with many potential pitfalls and, in a strong sellers’ market, one or two small mistakes are unlikely to be an issue, however, more serious omissions or errors can really put a spanner in the works and, in a tougher market, even small errors can prove costly. This is… Continue reading 10 Common mistakes sellers make and how to avoid them

5 ways to get ahead of other buyers and secure your ideal home

There has been such a surge in home buying since the second half of 2020 that there is now actually a shortage of homes for sale in many of the most sought-after areas, and well-priced properties that do come on to the market are often selling within just a few days – without even being… Continue reading 5 ways to get ahead of other buyers and secure your ideal home

What you need to know about Exclusive Sole Mandates

Every agent wants to sign an Exclusive Sole Mandate (ESM), but often sellers opt to sign an open mandate with many agents. This is because sellers often believe that by having many agents on board, their property will sell quickly. But this is not always the case. In fact, it often works out a lot… Continue reading What you need to know about Exclusive Sole Mandates