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Complex Living: Be Aware of the Hidden Costs

When considering the purchase of a unit within a complex, it’s crucial to look beyond the surface-level expenses such as the advertised levies. Without thorough research, potential buyers may find themselves facing unexpected financial burdens. The structure of sectional title schemes In sectional title schemes, you own your unit but share ownership of the property’s […]

Factors to consider before negotiating your home loan’s interest rate

As interest rates continue to rise, many homeowners find themselves contemplating the idea of fixing their home loan interest rates. Initially, when the interest rate hike began after the historically low rates experienced in 2020, experts advised against fixing rates. However, the landscape has evolved since then, and the decision to fix your interest rate […]

Navigating the real estate market: Tips for buyers

Understanding the real estate market is crucial when buying or selling a property. The market’s current favour, whether for buyers or sellers, significantly impacts your decisions and strategies. Buyers’ market: When the real estate market leans towards buyers, it signifies that there’s an abundance of properties available for sale compared to the number of active buyers […]

Factors that influence the value of your home

When determining the value of your property, it’s often a challenge to remain objective due to the emotional and financial attachment you have to your home. However, the value of a home is ultimately based on what buyers are willing to pay in the current market. Several factors influence a home’s value, including location, condition, […]

Should sellers provide approved building plans when selling property?

The simple answer is no. However, the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act mandates that local authorities approve building plans for the construction, alteration, or conversion of a building. Consequently, if approved plans are absent, the property owner would be committing a statutory offence. Once signed by both parties, an offer to purchase becomes […]

Factors to consider before negotiating your home loan’s interest rate

As interest rates continue to rise, many homeowners find themselves contemplating the idea of fixing their home loan interest rates. Initially, when the interest rate hike began after the historically low rates experienced in 2020, experts advised against fixing rates. However, the landscape has evolved since then, and the decision to fix your interest rate […]