Look for the following in a home

Look for the following in a home. Stick to your budget Don’t overbuy for your budget. Make sure you know how much you’re comfortable paying in a mortgage amount and stick to that limit, even if you’ve been approved for more. You don’t want to be in a position where you feel house poor, or …

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Property Developers in Hong Kong

Property Developers in Hong Kong. Property developers are cutting prices in Hong Kong to lure buyers amid the increasing downside risks in the world’s least-affordable housing market. Vanke Property Overseas Ltd. released 231 units of its new project Le Point in Tuen Mun Friday, with prices as low as HK$9,878 ($1,265) per square foot, the …

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Why global buyers like the Cape

Why global buyers like the Cape. The success of the Cape Town property market is built on a number of pillars such as good governance, the fabulous location, tourism and attractions and the excellent schools and universities. Western Cape and Cape Town schools in particular frequently rank among the best performing when it comes to …

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Investing on the Sunshine Coast

Investing on the Sunshine Coast. Nearly a third of the full title erven in phase one in East London’s Olivewood Private Estate and Golf Club have sold, proving the ongoing demand for secure living in an idyllic location with easy access to all amenities. Whether you want to sell your residential property or buy a …

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Africa real estate opportunity

Africa real estate opportunity. Africa needs to develop the domestic conditions to absorb the much higher levels of global real estate investment currently considering Africa, in order to deploy global investment on a significant scale. Typically, African real estate accounts for around 0.5% of large global funds’ commitment. That said, most of the global real …

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Boost for first-time home buyers

Boost for first-time home buyers. With the rand regaining some ground and inflation surprising on the downside this week, existing and aspirant home buyers will be relieved at the Monetary Policy Committee’s decision ON 20 September 2018 not to increase the repo rate, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group. …

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Buying property through a legal entity

Buying property through a legal entity. Individuals often purchase immovable property in their personal capacity or in the name of a trust. It is however possible to purchase immovable property in the name of a legal entity, such as a closed corporation or a private company, as well. Whether you want to sell your residential …

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Holiday rental property

Holiday rental property. The rise in popularity of Airbnb has seen somewhat of an explosion of people investing in short-term rentals as property owners look to capitalise on what is often seen as lucrative rental income. While the income can be attractive, there are many complexities and pitfalls, says Natalie Muller, sales and rentals manager …

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