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Monday Sep 18, 2017

Homeowners should be grateful for the Reserve Bank's brief on interest rates

The South African Reserve Bank's approach to interest rates has been a "great plus" for the residential market in recent years, with its modern-day brief being an official consumer price inflation (CPI) target of 3% to 6%.

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Friday Sep 15, 2017

Worldwide trust crisis forces real estate agents to adapt

The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer has revealed that people around the globe are losing faith that "the system" is working in their favour.

This worldwide trust crisis has created a general climate of cynicism and fear affecting both political institutions and commercial organisations. The real estate industry is no exception and local experts say adapting is becoming essential.

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Wednesday Sep 13, 2017

High municipal bills still dog Durban residents

A Newlands East resident has claimed the eThekwini Revenue Management System (RMS) is still sending out incorrect monthly bills.

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Tuesday Sep 12, 2017

Know your rights as a neighbour

If you have nice neighbours you are very lucky, however in reality some are not very pleasant and can make your life miserable at times.

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Monday Sep 11, 2017

Judgements favour property owners over municipalities

Property owners are riding a wave of success following a number of court victories against the country's municipalities, the most recent being last week's landmark judgement on historical debt.

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When sectional title tenants cause problems

From excessive noise, inconsiderate parking, and oil stains on paving, to satellite dishes put up in the wrong place, overcrowding at units, and barking dogs, bodies corporate have to deal with it all.

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Guptas have 30 days to amend Saxonwold structure

The Gupta family has under 30 days to submit amended or deviated building plans for illegal building extensions at their compound or get ready to watch them demolished.

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Mixed-use suburbs draw fed-up commuters

Suburbs that offer residents employment and schooling options are becoming extremely sought-after in the Western Cape as more people become fed up with the daily commute.

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Airbnb continues inroad into Cape Town property market

Airbnb has made its mark on Cape Town, but despite its growing popularity, all is not that rosy.

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What you should know about buy-to-let

Being a landlord can earn you a good income, but it is not for everyone. Buy-to-let property investing has enthusiastic proponents, such as Rich Dad, Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki, but there are also many detractors, who argue that you're better off putting your money in the stock market.

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