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2019 Property Market Review and the Outlook for 2020

2019 can only be described as a very difficult and unpredictable year in the residential property market, resulting mainly from the sluggish economy in South Africa. The job losses in the economy and poor investor sentiment added to the woes in the property sector. Eskom’s troubles and the resumption of […]

How to Improve Rental Returns in the Current Rental Market

The Rental Market in Gauteng Let’s start off by looking at and understanding the current rental market in Gauteng which, to say the least, is challenging! We have an over-supply of rental property in the market as a result of the many new properties that have been built over the […]

Property Price vs Market Value

Determining your home’s resale value is the first step in the sales process, but it can be a complex task with so many contributing factors. However, in order to set the Property Price, the Market Value of the property will need to first be established.   The Market Value is […]

The High Cost of Tenant Vacancy

Astute property investors know just how valuable a comprehensive investment strategy is to the long-term success of their prospective investment. These buyers factor a number of different costs into their investment calculations before putting pen to paper on a new buy-to-let property to ensure a positive cash flow. These costs […]

Approved bonds for first-timers

“Several South African banks confirm that there is no minimum income to qualify for a bond. Banks use your income to determine the size of the bond that you do qualify for. The general rule is that banks will offer you a bond equivalent to the repayment of (33%) of […]

Outcry Against 2018 Valuation Roll

The City of Johannesburg’s General Valuation Roll for 2018 was published on the 20th February, following a city-wide valuation process, certified midway through 2017.  The City Council of Johannesburg – in conjunction with the Independent Municipal Valuer and professional analysts and data collectors – assigned municipal values to almost 900 […]