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Property News - 01 October 2015

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Annual growth in Global house prices of just 0.1% in the year to June 2015 represents the index’s weakest rate of growth since the final quarter of 2011. Read more in Global house price index records weakest growth in four years

Locally, property transaction activity continues to decline and investors have increasingly looked to diversify into the British real estate market. Read more in More South African Buyers Expected In UK Property Market

In SA property now at least 35% cheaper for foreign buyers Berry Everitt, MD of the Chas Everitt International property group, says that because of the rand's poor performance against both the pound and the dollar home prices in SA have effectively been discounted by between 35% and 50% since 2011 for foreign investors buying property in strong currencies.

Moving to a new home and want to streamline the whole procedure for a smoother, happier move? Bill Rawson, Chairman of the Rawson Property Group, shares some great advice with us in Tips and tricks to minimise the stress of moving house

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Global house price index records weakest growth in four years

Global house price index records weakest growth in four years
Global house prices shifted marginally in the year to June 2015 rising by only 0.1%. Lingering concerns over the Eurozone economy, jitters in global stock markets and discussions of when, not if, a US rate rise occurs is impinging on growth...
Global house price index records weakest growth in four years

More South African Buyers Expected In UK Property Market

More South African Buyers Expected In UK Property Market
With economic woes starting to affect the domestic housing market in South Africa, more nationals are expected to look to UK property assets for more security for their capital..
More South African Buyers Expected In UK Property Market

SA property now at least 35% cheaper for foreign buyers

SA property now at least 35% cheaper for foreign buyers
All developing market currencies are under pressure at the moment, and the rand is no exception. However, its recent poor performance against both the pound and the dollar has underlined the exceptional purchasing opportunities currently available to foreign investors in the SA real estate market...
SA property now at least 35% cheaper for foreign buyers

Buying a home - one of the biggest lifestyle decisions you ever make

Buying a home - one of the biggest lifestyle decisions you ever make

Throughout the course of our lives, there are three important lifestyle decisions, which nearly all of us are likely to face, and all three have huge financial implications...
Buying a home - one of the biggest lifestyle decisions you ever make


Insure against the day you will sell your home by regularly maintaining and improving it

Insure against the day you will sell your home by regularly maintaining and improving it
In any South African neighbourhood it is likely that two, three, four or more homes may have been built at the same time, on roughly the same size erf and offering similar accommodation...
Insure against the day you will sell your home by regularly maintaining and improving it

Selling a home privately can be risky

Selling a home privately can be risky
There is a trend in close communities to try to sell homes without using the professional services of an estate agent, particularly when a school catchment area is the buyers’ focus...
Selling a home privately can be risky

Tips and tricks to minimise the stress of moving house

Tips and tricks to minimise the stress of moving house
Hunting for and finding a new home can be an enjoyable experience, but when it comes to actually moving, the stress levels have a habit of soaring sky high. Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks you can use to minimise the tension, and streamline the whole procedure for a smoother, happier move...
Tips and tricks to minimise the stress of moving house

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