Property News |
27 May 2011
"We are in a Catch 22 situation." This according to Dipuo Peters, Minister of Energy. However she was confident that there would not be any load shedding during the winter months. South Africans right over the country has experienced a temperature drop right into the single and minus numbers this week.
Meanwhile Johannesburg residents was made aware of a load shedding schedule that was published on the city’s website. “People should be disciplined, they should be energy conscious," said Johannesburg's City Power spokesperson Louis Pieterse. "Basically we update the schedule every year... but that does not imply that updating means load shedding," he said. Read more in Save power, SA told
Headlines: It's clear that cyber-crooks spamming messages are trying to grab payment card details for executing fake online purchases. This said by Kalyani Pillay, CEO of SABRIC, from the phishing incidence reports received by them. A few scammers are even attacking small enterprise clients like those of real-estate companies A few scammers are even attacking small enterprise clients like those of real-estate companies. Phishing Attacks Escalate in South Africa
Market news: The latest statistics from the oobarometer price index showed a year-on-year decline in the average purchase price of 6.5 percent (10.7 percent when taking inflation of 4.2 percent into account) to R823 483 in April 2011 from R881 044 a year earlier. The average purchase price by a first time buyer fell by a more moderate 0.2 percent year-on-year to R625 252. According to Saul Geffen, CEO of ooba, the decline in April points to a further period of declining house prices on the back of the strong growth experienced in the first half of last year. Falling like a brick
Property Count: 27/05/2011|
|Phishing Attacks Escalate in South Africa|
Marketing Director Cordell Brewer for TouchBasePro an e-mail marketing company, pointing out SABRIC's (South African Banking Risk Information Center) alert expresses concern of a rise in phishing attacks targeting local Internet operators...
|Falling like a brick|
The latest statistics from the oobarometer price index showed a year-on-year decline in the average purchase price of 6.5 percent (10.7 percent when taking inflation of 4.2 percent into account) to R823 483 in April 2011 from R881 044 a year earlier...
|Save power, SA told|
Continued discipline with electricity use could stave off the re-introduction of rostered power black outs, metros and Eskom said as cold winds and snow dragged temperatures right down on Thursday...
|How to get past 'buyers block'|
If youre a homebuyer who has been pre-qualified for a home loan, spent weeks visiting show houses, been given a truckload of good buying advice and still cant bring yourself to sign an offer, you may have what agents call buyers block...
|Don't get bitten by holding costs|
The average time that a home remains on the market before being sold is now around 4,5 months, but sellers in parts of Pretoria can cut that time significantly by making sure their home is priced right and save themselves a bundle in holding costs at the same time...
|RE/MAX ideally placed to handle distressed sales|
To date 450 RE/MAX of Southern Africa agents have qualified as Distressed Property Experts which means that they are ideally placed to assist distressed homeowners, says Peter Gilmour, Chairman of RE/MAX of Southern Africa...
|How to choose the most effective agent|
Homeowners often award the mandates to market their properties far too casually, to the agent that appears the friendliest to them, or perhaps the one with the most honest face...
|Relevant documents must reach members prior to AGM|
It is no secret that quite frequently trustees of sectional title schemes fail to comply with certain of the rulings set out in the Prescribed Management Rules and one of the most frequent omissions...
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The areas we are going to take a closer look at
this week are;
the area 1 - Helderberg |
Helderberg market heats up as buyers find value for money
Buyers seeking value-for-money homes are fuelling a strong sales revival in the Helderberg area of the Western Cape.
the area 2 - Sandton|
Seeff Sandton Projects launch a wide variety of new developments
Seeff Sandton has five new developments on their books: Aquila Estate in Rivonia, Fairview in Midrand, Campbell Close in Waverley, Woodlands gardens in Fourways, and Wagenbietjieshoek in Mpumalanga...
|In the area 3 - Emalahleni|
As the coal capital of South Africa, the city of Emalahleni in Mpumalanga currently has the hottest property market in the country...