20 Jan 2020
Fourth quarter (Q4 19) statistics released by Ooba, South Africa’s leading home loan comparison service, show minimal growth of 1.8% in the Average House Price year-on-year from Q4 18 to Q4 19. The Average Purchase Price of First-time Buyers performed marginally better, up 2.5% for the same period.
2 Dec 2017
Capital gains tax is somewhat of a misnomer in that it does not represent a tax in and of itself, but rather operates to include a portion of a person’s capital gains realised when an asset is sold in that person’s taxable income, and which taxable income is then subject to income tax.
13 Sep 2017
As of 1 October 2012 it became a legal requirement for any Electric Fence installation to be installed by an approved installer and a Compliance Certificate be issued for such installations as per the below regulations.
6 Apr 2017
South Africans need to pay down short-term debt and consolidate long-term debt. What does the downgrade mean for the country? Goslett says that, in simple terms, the cost of credit will increase.
16 Feb 2017
Property is pricey, and for many first-time homeowners, the only way to get onto the property ladder is by doing it with a partner.
26 Jan 2017
Buying your first home is very exciting and if 2017 is the year in which you plan to make this leap, ensure that you have done as much research as possible to make a good choice from both a financial and personal point of view.
27 Apr 2016
Staging your home is an affordable and important step in selling your home quickly and for the best price. If you are on a tight budget, there are many simple ways to stage your home at little or no cost.
16 Mar 2016
According to Chris Reid who features in the trend report for Elle Decoration, a trend is a movement at any point in time. Trends are about connection, the meaning we create around the things we own. He explains that trends aren't exclusive to people in creative industries, trends are about what's happening in the world, they are, in a way, a living breathing thing.
29 Jan 2016
The start of a new year is a time when many of us resolve to make some changes and do things better in the year to come. If you are like most people, you might be thinking about ways to become healthier and fitter. So, why not consider doing the same for your garden (and in the process, the environment as well)?
21 Jan 2016
With an entire new year ahead of you, decluttering your home may not seem so hard. But after January, when that new year energy begins to wane, the prospect of tackling such a big project tends to overwhelm.
5 Jan 2016
Cape Town - Average house price growth in SA could possibly be below 5% in 2016, according to John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB Home Loans.
24 Aug 2015
The traditional home buying preferences of South Africans are changing as more people opt for smaller, easier-to-maintain properties, both for financial reasons and to live life less hampered by the trappings larger homes often bring.
24 Jun 2015
Economists are predicting interest rate hikes, and it seems that it has become even more expensive to build your own home. With these market conditions prevailing, is it still possible for South Africans to make money "flipping" property?
2 Jun 2015
Whether you are employed, self-employed or happily non-employed, you can’t afford to let Winter 2015 give you the blues or put you in your sick bed – Eskom’s ongoing contribution to our woes notwithstanding.
5 Jun 2014
It is important to understand the legal implications of the marital property regime, especially when drafting a Last Will and Testament and also when entering into a marriage, as the regime chosen by the estate planner is going to affect his/her assets.
25 Jul 2013
Prospective homeowners that save for a deposit are not only more likely to obtain a loan, but can also benefit from a better interest rate, which will save them considerable amounts over the term of their bond.