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Property News - 05 November 2015

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A new report from global real estate researchers Cushman & Wakefield ranks five African markets in the top 10 most transparent emerging economies. Reasons for Africa's dominance in the top 10 most attractive emerging markets include a growing middle class population, better infrastructure and technological improvements in a number of countries possessing transparent real estate markets. Read more in Five African Property Markets in Top 10 Emerging Economies

Buying a home is not only the biggest investment you will ever make, but also the biggest debt you will ever take on. The reason why a home loan becomes such an extensive debt burden is because of the interest payable. In Slashing your bond repayment time in half we learn how to reduce the debt burden of a home loan significantly,

With more buyers turning to the Internet when looking for a new home, sellers may start questioning whether the effort of a show house day is actually worth their while. Read more in FOMO is your friend: show house days are still the best way to sell a home

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Five African Property Markets in Top 10 Emerging Economies

Five African Property Markets in Top 10 Emerging Economies
Emerging markets present unique and individual challenges for property investors and tracking data to identify the most sought-after emerging economies is no easy task...
Five African Property Markets in Top 10 Emerging Economies

Expats eye SA real estate as rand weakness continues

Expats eye SA real estate as rand weakness continues
According to the Homecoming Revolution – the ‘brain gain company for Africa’ - almost 360 000 expat South Africans have returned home in the past five years, and another 34 000 are currently seriously considering their return...
Expats eye SA real estate as rand weakness continues

Local property stocks hardly register on global radar

Local property stocks hardly register on global radar
Investment house BlackRock says emerging markets overall are less attractive than developed markets with respect to listed property — at least in the short term...
Local property stocks hardly register on global radar

Work to be done to attract Property Investors - Central Africa

Work to be done to attract Property Investors - Central Africa
For those of you out there looking to invest in commercial property for the first time, there are a few financial implications you need to be au fait with before doing so...
Work to be done to attract Property Investors - Central Africa

Budget essentials for first-time buyers

Budget essentials for first-time buyers

One of the best pieces of advice you can get when buying your first home is to choose a property that costs considerably less than your maximum loan approval amount, according to Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of BetterLife Home Loans, SA’s biggest mortgage originator.
Budget essentials for first-time buyers


Slashing your bond repayment time in half

Slashing your bond repayment time in half
One of the biggest investments you will ever make is when you purchase your own property. Similarly if you utilise a loan from a bank to finance the transaction, it will most likely be the biggest debt you will ever take on, debt which could stay with you for twenty to thirty years, depending how long the bank will grant you to pay back the home loan...
Slashing your bond repayment time in half

FOMO is your friend: show house days are still the best way to sell a home

FOMO is your friend: show house days are still the best way to sell a home
With property buyers becoming increasingly active online, often relying almost solely on web listings to pick and choose houses to view, sellers may start questioning whether the effort of a show house day is actually worth their while...
FOMO is your friend: show house days are still the best way to sell a home

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