The impact of the pandemic on the rental market

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As the property market continues to piece itself back together amid the ongoing pandemic, the rental market continues to feel the impact of the times more than any other sector in the real estate industry. While property sales have slowly picked up, and first-time homeowners are enjoying the advantages of a buyer’s market, empty rental properties continue to fill the market. With one […]

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Buying a property in your 20s

B3

The property market has been a more advantageous ground recently than it has been in the past few decades. Especially if you are a millennial, whose news feed keeps you updated on just about everything that goes on in the world, it’s not something that has gone unnoticed. This has brought the question of whether to purchase a house or to go […]

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How will the POPI Act affect the real estate industry?

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On 1 July 2020, the enactment of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act) commenced, which will come into full effect on 1 July 2021. As its name states, the POPI Act aims to promote the safeguarding of personal information by putting in place the necessary regulations and legislation needed to realise this. Since its acceptance into parliament on 19 November 2013, the […]

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How to make a single income household work

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The COVID-19 pandemic has left many households questioning the future of their families, especially when it comes to living arrangements when one of the family’s sources of income have fallen away. Single income homes are no longer in vogue as families struggle to keep up with the financial demands of modern living. Having one parent stay at home to raise a […]

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Buying and selling: Avoid the potential nightmare

Ft3

Buying a new home is always an adventure – but what if you’re still trying to bring a previous adventure to a close? Facilitating the transition of homeownership comes with an array of concerns that are unavoidable when the purchase of a new home and the sale of an old one occur simultaneously. The two primary concerns for buyers who are sellers at the same time are finances and logistics. If the transition is to be facilitated successfully, […]

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