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Property News - 08 October 2015

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Last week the SAPS released its annual crime statistics. Although the consistency of the crime statistics is being questioned, it seems like Free State has topped the list of safer provinces where contact crimes like murder, attempted murder and assault with intention to do grievous bodily harm, amongst others, have dropped. Read more in Free State is the Safest Province to Live In

Buying a newly-built home can have many advantages like the cash you save because there is no transfer duty payable on homes bought directly from a developer and residential developers often give buyers the opportunity to choose their own fittings and finishes. In Buying newly- built homes Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of BetterLife Home Loans, also tells us about the potential pitfalls that those who are considering a newly-built home need to avoid.

In Focus On today we take a closer look at what is happening in the Richards Bay property market where the only factor holding its property market back at the moment is a shortage of stock according to Sonja Dry and Joyce Ortmann from Chas Everitt International.

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Free State is the Safest Province to Live In

Free State is the Safest Province to Live In
The Free State has topped the list of safer provinces where contact crimes like murder, attempted murder and assault with intention to do grievous bodily harm, amongst others, have dropped...
Free State is the Safest Province to Live In

South Africa's anti-gazumping laws protect more than just the property buyer

South Africa's anti-gazumping laws protect more than just the property buyer
Anyone who has been keeping an eye on international property trends over the last few years will likely have come across the term “gazumping” at one point or another...
South Africa's anti-gazumping laws protect more than just the property buyer

Buying newly- built homes

Buying newly- built homes
An increasing number of SA homebuyers are electing to buy newly-built rather than pre-owned homes, and there are a number of very good reasons for doing so, says Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of SA’s leading mortgage originator BetterLife Home Loans..
Buying newly- built homes

How to assess your student accommodation options

How to assess your student accommodation options

With the matric exams just around the corner and thousands of learners hoping to start university or college next year, this is the time of year that many parents start thinking about where those students are going to live...
How to assess your student accommodation options


Commercial sector still in demand

Commercial sector still in demand
Despite the fact that retail sales growth has moderated to some degree, private investors continue to demonstrate a steady appetite for commercial property acquisitions in this sector of the market, says Norman Raad, CEO of Broll Auctions and Sales...
Commercial sector still in demand

Secrets of the Garden

Secrets of the Garden
Selling or buying? What makes one house a head turner and another not noticeable? Studies report that the magic word is “green” and it might just do the trick to get that offer signed...
Secrets of the Garden

Alien invasion in your garden could be costly

Alien invasion in your garden could be costly
It's for good reason many applauded the drafting of the National Environmental Management and Biodiversity Act of 2004 to manage and conserve South Africa's abundant natural biodiversity and protect it from Invasive Alien Plants, which cost the economy billions of Rand annually in lost agricultural productivity and management resources...
Alien invasion in your garden could be costly
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Cape Town dominates list of SAs most exclusive addresses

Cape Town dominates list of SAs most exclusive addresses
Cape Town may not be the financial epicentre of South Africa but it continues to dominate the list of most exclusive addresses where data has revealed that the Mother City lays claim to three of the five most elite addresses in the country...
Cape Town dominates list of SAs most exclusive addresses

Affordable homes in Johannesburg's West Rand are attracting buyers

Affordable homes in Johannesburg's West Rand are attracting buyers
Affordable housing, a beautiful natural environment and no shortage of choice when it comes to shopping - West Rand residents seem to have it all, as well as easy freeway access to Johannesburg and Soweto, Sandton, Midrand and Pretoria...
Affordable homes in Johannesburg's West Rand are attracting buyers
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