According to a recent study of industry stakeholders by US-based construction think-tank Dodge Data and Analytics, “green building” – that is, designing buildings to limit their environmental impact – is making strong headway in South Africa. It estimated that around 41% of the country’s construction activity in 2015 was green. This was the highest of the 13 countries surveyed. Read more in Green buildings catching on in South Africa
In Is your house REALLY too big? Andre de Villiers, from Chas Everitt Southern Suburbs, says that many older clients want to sell their houses so they can invest their money and buy something smaller. However, he believes that sometimes the best thing they can do is to make their existing house "smaller" by turning half their home into a separate flat they can rent out.
Just Property believes that the key to any real estate purchase is in effective budgeting and that using a budget doesn’t have to be a chore, it can have huge benefits. They share six steps you need to take to create an affective budget with us in Homeownership Journey- Better Budgeting
In Focus On today we read that Johannesburg is becoming the residential address of choice for many first-time buyers from Cape Town, where the steep rate of home price growth, and relatively static income levels, are effectively pricing many of them out of their home market.