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Property News - 09 July 2015

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The South African Reserve Bank last raised interest rates in January 2014. Over the next 18 months, the market is now expecting a further 1.75 percent increase in interest rates from the South African Reserve Bank according to David Croser, executive for research and investments at PPS Investments. Croser said investors should look at diversifying their portfolios to stay ahead, and ensure they are able to build up capital, and not see it disappear. Read more in Protecting portfolios against rate hikes

Banks aren’t allowed to lock you into that 20 year loan term – it’s a maximum length, not a minimum, and there’s nothing to stop you paying off your loan faster in order to decrease the amount of interest you have to pay. According to Mike van Alphen, National Manager for Rawson Finance, there are a few ways to pay off your bond faster that won’t necessarily put a huge strain on your finances. Read more in Three easy ways to pay off your bond faster

In Focus On, we look at how Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs have capturing the attention and buying power of returning expatriates who are putting down roots and buying up homes.

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Protecting portfolios against rate hikes

Protecting portfolios against rate hikes
Despite the Federal Reserve leaving US interest rates unchanged this week, there is still a possibility it could raise rates later this year, said David Croser, executive for research and investments at PPS Investments...
Protecting portfolios against rate hikes

Top trends driving Retail this year

Top trends driving Retail this year
The retail industry is more dynamic than ever and retailers must evolve to keep up with today’s consumers...
Top trends driving Retail this year

Gloom driving emigration

Gloom driving emigration

Cape Town - Many highly-qualified South Africans of all races are opting to leave the country in search of a better future...
Gloom driving emigration


Three easy ways to pay off your bond faster

Three easy ways to pay off your bond faster
A bond is one of the cheapest ways to borrow money for most of us, but it can still rack up some serious interest over a typical 20 year loan term...
Three easy ways to pay off your bond faster

In selling a home, the seasoned estate agent is irreplaceable

In selling a home, the seasoned estate agent is irreplaceable
Throughout the long history of real estate marketing in South Africa there have been attempts by new arrivals on the property scene to undercut the professional fees charged by estate agents while at the same time ‘in theory’ providing a service of perceived equal efficiency...
In selling a home, the seasoned estate agent is irreplaceable

ST scheme insurance must be assessed regularly

ST scheme insurance must be assessed regularly
One of the most important items on the list of sectional title trustee duties is to ensure that all the buildings and improvements within their sectional title scheme is insured to the right value and this is something that should be discussed at every Annual General Meeting...
ST scheme insurance must be assessed regularly

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Focus on Southern Suburbs, Cape Town, Western Cape

Focus on Southern Suburbs, Cape Town, Western Cape
Returning expats putting down roots in affluent neighbourhoods in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs

Upmarket neighbourhoods such as Constantia, Upper Kenilworth and Upper Claremont in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs are capturing the attention and buying power of returning expatriates who are putting down roots and buying up homes...
Focus on Southern Suburbs, Cape Town, Western Cape

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Improvements to Hout Bay working towards an integrated community
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Prime Garden Route real estate in demand

Prime Garden Route real estate in demand
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