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2019 is the year for first time home buyers

2019 is the year for first time home buyers2018 was a challenging year for the South African property market, but so far 2019 is looking more positive.

Rhys Dyer, CEO of ooba, says: "Property market activity and resultant price growth continue to be hampered by political uncertainty and economic constraints. Uncertainty around impending land reforms as well as an increase in the prime lending rate to 10.25% in November probably contributed to the slowing property growth in the last quarter of 2018."












6 tips to sell your home fast

Whether it’s financial stress, or your new job is in another part of the country or overseas, the most welcome sight in the world right now would be the words “SOLD” emblazed in your front yard. Hence, you are preparing for the real estate equivalent of speed dating. Just as in speed dating, you know roughly what you want, you need to meet someone who likes what you have to offer, but the last thing you want is to give any hint of desperation. You are not desperate, but keen.


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Is WhatsApp changing real estate?

Whatsapp and Property

As new technologies and improved systems are perpetually introduced into our modern business environments, innovations in client communication is undoubtedly at the forefront of this rapid evolution. The real estate industry has experienced a flurry of new concepts and advancements in the past year especially with regards to agents having to incorporate real time communication tools into their daily practices.

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Price your property to sell in the current market


Whether it is a buyers or seller's market accurate valuation and pricing of your home is imperative if you aim to have a successful transaction. Realistic pricing is relevant to accurate market value and often buyers will compare your home to the properties in the area so they can gauge an insight into the true market value.


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11 smart ways to save electricity (and money) in the winter months

11 smart ways to save electricity (and money) in the winter monthsWith the always looming threat of electricity price hikes and possible load shedding, Eskom has issued steps consumers can take to save electricity as the colder weather grips South Africa. Eskom has started implementing its ‘Use electricity smartly’ campaign, which aims to reduce electricity the shortage so as to minimise the risk of load shedding. The power utility said insulated and draught-proofed rooms require 51% less energy to heat. Eskom has the following tips for the winter period:


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