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Thursday Sep 06, 2018

Cape Town residents fight Maiden's Cove development proposal

A court battle is looming between the City of Cape Town and several groups over the R1.5 billion plan to develop Maiden's Cove.

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Monday Sep 03, 2018

Downscaling drives almost 40% of home sales

Almost 40% of people selling property in South Africa are doing so to downscale, either because they are ageing or to save money, according to the latest stats.

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The rental market: Buying not on cards for Gen Z

Adults under the age of 25 are opting to stay put under their parents' roof. Latest stats show Generation Z is taking longer than their millennial counterparts to start renting or buying their own property.

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Joburg destroys illegal buildings

The City of Joburg has warned that the remaining 52 demolition orders for illegal buildings are to follow soon.

The first two were carried out in Northcliff and Cyrildene on Friday.

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Women in property: More single females buy than men or couples

Lightstone, the property data analysts, says there has been a steady increase in the number of female buyers since 2016.

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Uncertainty over land expropriation

Land expropriation without compensation could see an increase in agricultural property being sold as farmers and property owners consider the potential outcomes of the policy.

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Friday Aug 31, 2018

72 hour clause is there to help the seller, not the buyer

Property buyers should realise that the 72 hour clause is primarily for the benefit of the seller and not the buyer, says Rowan Alexander of Alexander Swart Property

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Joburg to finalise valuation objections by February 2019

Metrowatch continues receiving complaints from readers about exorbitant bills despite either having logged an objection to the increased valuations or having applied for pensioner rebates.

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Wednesday Aug 29, 2018

Land issue hits affordable housing

The expropriation of land without compensation debate has resulted in a significant slump in demand for affordable housing, with many aspirant homeowners believing they would be getting homes for free.

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Tuesday Aug 28, 2018

Transfer date and occupation date important when buying or selling

When a home is sold the ideal is for the new owner to move in on the transfer/registration date. However, this is not always possible for a whole variety of reasons.

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