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Pay extra into your bond

Now that interest rates are in an upward cycle, homeowners should think seriously about paying extra into their bonds each month, and take stock of their expenses and disposable income. Following a fully subscribed event hosted by the Institute of Estate Agents, Western Cape, at the BOE Centre in Paarl, where one of the key…Continue Reading

Top Tips For Property Buyers

The saying ‘go big or go home’ should not apply to the residential property market. In fact, Berry Everitt, MD of the Chas Everitt International property group, says home buyers should adopt exactly the opposite strategy of only buying as much home as they absolutely need right now, at the best possible price in the…Continue Reading

How to reduce your home loan

Most homeowners have a bond on their property which generally forms a significant part of their monthly expenses and therefore should receive ongoing attention and determination to reduce the outstanding balance as much as possible.Continue Reading

Selling your home during winter

Many property sellers debate whether to wait for winter to pass before putting their homes on the market or tend to want to take their properties off the market and wait for spring, but this is not advised.Continue Reading

5 Smart home selling tips

As more and more areas experience inventory shortages, demand for property is expected to continue rising. This, coupled with the fact that many areas have seen a positive price growth over the last few years, could be swinging the property market in the seller’s favour.Continue Reading

What buyers should ask on show days

A show day can tell you a lot more about a property, its layout or perhaps the condition of its roof, provided you ask the right questions. This is according to Berry Everitt, MD of the Chas Everitt International property group, who says prospective buyers should not be afraid to ask, for example, whether the…Continue Reading

Don’t wait too long, buy property now

According to Tony Clarke, managing director of the Rawson Property Group, the best time to buy property was 20 years ago and now. Clarke points to several reasons such as the fact that the US economy is steadily recovering slowly and this bodes well for South Africa because, like that of almost all other countries…Continue Reading