Should I repair my home before I sell it?

Those whose homes are in ill-repair face a complex decision when deciding whether to list as is or fix the property before it goes to market, especially within the current market where financial resources are under pressure. Sellers in this position will need to choose whether to spend the money on repairs or lose the […]

How do you spot an up-and-coming neighbourhood?

 Whether you are a seasoned property investor or just starting out, being able to spot an up-and-coming neighbourhood is a sure way to maximise your return on investment. As they say – location, location, location – here is how to spot the right neighbourhood for your investment. We would advise that before you do anything, […]

What is the title deed and why is it so important?

The property market was brought to a standstill with the Deeds Office closure last year, but many might fail to understand why. For clarity, one first needs to understand that the title deed is a document that proves legal ownership of a property in South Africa – and the Deeds Office is where copies of […]

Questions you need to ask your real estate agent

Starting your real estate journey with the help of a qualified and knowledgeable real estate agent will not only help ease some of the stress but will usually also ensure you find the right home for you. We take a look at some of the most asked questions and what you need to know when you are […]

Home finance explained to first time buyers

The number of first-time buyers entering the property market has increased significantly thanks to the historically low interest rates. When applying for home finance for the first time, buyers should take time to understand all the costs involved before they commit themselves to a set of expenses they cannot truly afford. Expenses “When purchasing any […]

10 smart tips for new homeowners

After all those months of house-hunting you’re finally a property owner and excitement is likely to be running high at the prospect of moving into your very own home. But, before you get swept away by it all, it’s important to remember that it’s probably also your largest financial investment and in order to safeguard […]