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Property News - 15 October 2015

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Although the Rand's value has fallen against the Pound Sterling, Euro and Dollar, sales to foreign buyers across Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl are down by more than 30% year-on-year. This appears to mirror the reduction in tourist numbers and one has to assume there is a correlation between the two according to real estate firm, Seeff. Read more in How South Africa’s new visa requirements are killing the property market

A unique event is taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg this month; the world’s second-ever ‘EcoMobility World Festival’ – a month-long car-free city district event. The city is hoping to achieve a total alleviation of road congestion in Sandton's CBD. Read more in EcoMobility Month: Stay curious before you judge

Water tariffs risen by between 8 and 14% a year since 2008 and, since most units in Sectional Title buildings do not have individual water meters, such increases are passed on to all owners, usually according to the participation quota (PQ) of their unit. Careful water usage, especially on the common property, is thus already a matter of concern for every member of the body corporate. Trafalgar shares some water saving tips with us in Water saving in sectional title schemes

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How South Africa’s new visa requirements are killing the property market

How South Africa’s new visa requirements are killing the property market
Sales to foreign buyers across Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl are down by more than 30% year-on-year according to real estate firm, Seeff.
How South Africa’s new visa requirements are killing the property market

EcoMobility Month: Stay curious before you judge

EcoMobility Month: Stay curious before you judge
When former Gauteng Premier Mbhazima (Sam) Shilowa announced the Gautrain rapid rail system way back in February 2000, the project – then dubbed the “Shilowa Express” – was met with widespread criticism and disparagement...
EcoMobility Month: Stay curious before you judge

First-time buying still strong

First-time buying still strong
The average home purchase price among first-time buyers has climbed steadily over the past two years from R612 000 to R652 000, and yet it has actually become more affordable to enter the property market...
First-time buying still strong

Cancelling an offer to purchase without valid reason will have serious repercussions

Cancelling an offer to purchase without valid reason will have serious repercussions

In managing the sales division of a property company, one will sometimes come across a case where there is blatant repudiation, i.e. the unwillingness of either party to perform their contractual obligations in order to conclude the deal...
Cancelling an offer to purchase without valid reason will have serious repercussions


What to do when you can't afford your bond repayments

What to do when you can't afford your bond repayments
Despite our best efforts, we all hit bumps in the road at times and financial ups and downs can’t always be predicted. So what happens when, as a homeowner, you find yourself under unexpected financial strain and your monthly bond repayments suddenly become more than you can handle?
What to do when you can't afford your bond repayments

‘Greening’ a home improves saleability, says Pam Golding Properties

‘Greening’ a home improves saleability, says Pam Golding Properties
While the ‘green revolution’ in residential property, unlike in the commercial sector, is admittedly still in its infancy, rapid strides in technology and increasing awareness of the potential cost savings and reduced environmental impact are making good sense to more and more home owners – and home buyers...
‘Greening’ a home improves saleability, says Pam Golding Properties

Water saving in sectional title schemes

Water saving in sectional title schemes
The current heatwave, increased water tariffs, “water-shedding” and looming water restrictions are all reminders of the scarcity of this resource in SA and the need to use it wisely...
Water saving in sectional title schemes
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