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    22 Oct

    Umhlanga now a hotspot for high-net-worth semigration buyers

    Umhlanga on Durban’s north coast has become one of the hottest markets for semigration buyers, especially Johannesburg and surrounds.

    15 Oct

    House prices steady as we head to local elections

    While slowing marginally, mid-year data from the Deeds Office indicate that prices are still growing, predominantly in the lower price categories.

    11 Oct

    Cape estates in demand, Applegarth launches townhouses to meet demand

    High demand for housing in secure estates are now evident while Applegarth Estate has launched townhouses to offer a broader choice for buyers.

    8 Oct

    Apartment living in demand, new development for Pinelands a first in 25 years

    PineworX, a modern, mixed-use block, located in the heart of Pinelands, is a first new apartment development in 25-years. Prices start from just R845 000.

    4 Oct

    Favourable lending continues as property recovers to pre-pandemic levels

    It remains one of the best times to invest in property as mortgage lending approval rates continue trending upwards and deposit requirements downwards.

    29 Sep

    Winelands “Zoom towns” sees strong rental demand

    Paarl, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Wellington and Tulbagh have become popular Zoom towns attracting people from upcountry and the Cape metro.

    21 Sep

    Waterfront property benefits from pandemic as buyers weigh quality of life

    While the pandemic has boosted demand for more outdoor space and greenery, waterfront apartments are also back in demand for a better lifestyle.

    16 Sep

    South Coast is the new north as KZN property bounces back after unrest

    KZN property remains resilient in spite of the recent spate of unrest. While there will no doubt be some effect and the market has slowed, it is bouncing back.

    13 Sep

    West Coast property tops R2,5bn, record prices as WFH trend drives demand

    West Coast property is “booming” driven by the low interest rate and Work From Home (WFH) trend as people look to escape or relocate close to Cape Town.

    10 Sep

    From influencers to purchasers, millennial women dominate property

    Mortgage loan data shows women are increasingly purchasing their own property with the highest number of sales concluded in the 31-35 millennial age bracket.

    7 Sep

    Low interest and monetary easing drive strong global house price boom

    Contrary to expectation, house prices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the USA and Canada are up by 8% to 10% over the last year compared to 5.75% in South Africa.

    4 Sep

    Low to no rent increases keep Pretoria rental market active

    Low to no rent increases has enabled Pretoria landlords to retain good tenants and continue earning rental returns despite the Covid financial challenges.

    1 Sep

    Best time to buy a house since 2007

    It is arguably the best time to buy a house since 2007 as the property market continues to be a positive story for the economy, buyers and sellers.

    30 Aug

    Dealing with negative equity when selling

    Seeff provides insight into negative equity and how to avoid being unable to cover your mortgage bond or the cost of improvements when selling.

    26 Aug

    Buying off-plan versus buying an existing home

    Seeff gives some advice on what to consider when deciding whether you want to purchase an existing home or buy into a new development on an off-plan basis.

    23 Aug

    What to do when your property does not sell

    Market conditions continue to largely favour buyers and it is a good time to sell. Seeff provides guidance on what to do if your property does not sell.

    20 Aug

    Micro-apartments are trending in urban areas

    Micro-apartments are trending as a cost-effective solution and is ideal for buyers who spend little time at home and do not want the burden of maintenance.

    16 Aug

    Lifestyle drives super wealthy splurge on R20m-plus homes

    The desire for a better lifestyle has received a significant boost from the Covid pandemic with many foreign buyers and expats investing in SA.

    11 Aug

    Seeff Home2Home in action, mobilising food relief for KZN

    In the midst of the looting crisis, Seeff mobilised our Home2Home CSR initiative to assist with food relief collection and transportation to KZN.

    6 Aug

    Stable interest rate welcomed for positive property cycle

    The SARB decision to retain the interest rate unchanged is welcome news and will continue supporting the positive property cycle.

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