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Property News - 17 November 2016

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With more people looking to live in convenient sectional title apartments or more compact houses, how does one create a home that provides the optimum use of space for a convenient modern lifestyle, but is still comfortable and efficient while providing for individual needs and preferences? Read more in Homes of the future - technology and raw natural materials combine for optimal design

Is placing one of your most valuable investments in an open market really the best thing you can do? Today we take a closer look at exclusive mandates and answer some of the frequently asked questions many people raise in It's all about the mandate

If you look at the Maboneng and Braamfontein precincts in Johannesburg or the City Bowl in Cape Town you will find that there is currently a rising demand for centrally-located accommodation. A big driver of this is the desire to enjoy a 21st century, new-urban lifestyle, with places of work and study, food and clothing shops, restaurants, health clubs, galleries, theatres and nightspots all just a comfortable walk away from the front door. Read more in Moving to the city next year? Here’s how to find a great apartment

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Gary Playerís grand Karoo retreat is for sale
Gary Playerís grand Karoo retreat is for sale

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Homes of the future - technology and raw natural materials combine for optimal design

Homes of the future - technology and raw natural materials combine for optimal design
Modern homes are generally becoming smaller as more people look to live in convenient sectional title apartments or more compact, manageable houses...
Homes of the future - technology and raw natural materials combine for optimal design

Elements to look for in any neighbourhood

Elements to look for in any neighbourhood
Packing up and relocating to another city, or for that matter another country, is a major undertaking, so it is imperative to do the necessary research and weigh up all the options before making the final decision, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa...
Elements to look for in any neighbourhood

Tips for selling your home when itís also your office

Tips for selling your home when itís also your office
The number of people working from home and running home-based businesses has grown exponentially over the past few years as technology has made it ever-easier to work from just about anywhere and at any time of day (even in your pyjamas if you want to), and people have grown increasingly averse to long commutes and traffic congestion...
Tips for selling your home when itís also your office

It's all about the mandate

It's all about the mandate
For some people granting an agent an exclusive mandate to sell their home is an intimidating thought. Giving their home to only one person to market and sell, seems like madness in a world teaming with estate agents who offer radiant smiles and glowing promises...
It's all about the mandate

Moving to the city next year? Hereís how to find a great apartment

Moving to the city next year? Hereís how to find a great apartment
You just have to look at the vibrant Maboneng and Braamfontein precincts in Johannesburg or the City Bowl in Cape Town to see how the rising demand for centrally-located accommodation is speeding up the revitalisation of SA’s big cities...
Moving to the city next year? Hereís how to find a great apartment

Bond costs when purchasing commercial property

Bond costs when purchasing commercial property
At the time of purchasing a commercial property, one is not always aware of the added costs that are involved in the transaction...
Bond costs when purchasing commercial property

Applicable rules under the STSMA

Applicable rules under the STSMA
Many trustees and members of bodies corporate, in reading through changes they have to now make according to the new Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA), have been confused as to which prescribed rules apply in their schemes, whether the new rules apply to existing schemes or whether they supersede the old...
Applicable rules under the STSMA
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Gary Player's home is for sale

Gary Player's home is for sale
Rietfontein, the magnificent Karoo stud farm that has been home to sporting legend Gary Player and his family for the past 44 years, has just been listed for sale by Chas Everitt International, the South African affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International*, at a price of R50m plus VAT...
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Bright prospects for Kimberley property market

Bright prospects for Kimberley property market
Established in the late 1800s, Kimberley is the capital of the Northern Cape and the gateway to the whole region, which is rich not only in diamonds but in other minerals such as iron and manganese. Many large companies that supply goods or services to the surrounding mines have branches in the city, and many people working on the mines prefer to locate their families here because it has good schools, good medical facilities, a new university and several shopping malls...
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