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Sensible advice for serious sellers

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  South African residential property is showing signs of becoming a "preferred asset class" once again, and according to Tony Clarke, managing director of the Rawson Property Group, estate agents are getting multiple offers on homes.  He says that "bidding wars" have taken place — and there are stock shortages, which is another sign that demand is increasing.

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The tenant, landlord, corporate triangle

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Many sectional titles units are bought as investments and the sections occupied by tenants. Normally, the lease of a property gives rise to two relationships: the relationship between landlord and tenant, and the relationship between tenant and the leased property.

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Wellington franchise steps up

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  wellingtonprop-tRawson's new Wellington franchise, which was established in January, has taken off – with franchisee Tertius Joubert selling three or more homes a month. Wayne Albutt, the group's regional sales manager for the Western Cape, says this also reflects something about the popularity and demand for Wellington property, where the market is alive and improving month-by-month.

By Bolander Property 12 July 2013 Read Article

Student housing offers a profitable investment

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  studenthousing-tvidence that the student accommodation market in Stellenbosch is proving an increasingly popular investment channel comes from Johan Hugo, the Rawson Property Group’s franchisee for Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
“Not long ago,” said Mr Hugo, “the student accommodation market was a seasonal one in which most of the sales took place from August to December.

By Bolander Property 05 July 2013 Read Article

Renting a home: What you should know

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  Choosing to rent a home instead of buying can come with some risks if you don’t understand your rights and obligations as a tenant, says Michael Bauer, general manager of IHFM, the property management company. The Rental Housing Act is the basis of all (preferably written) lease agreements, but that between the tenant and the landlord is also important.

By Lucille Geldenhuys and Schalk van der Merwe 28 June 2013 Read Article

Valuations and selling your property

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  brendan-tThere has been much debate about property valuations and many property owners are divided as to whether their homes have been overvalued (thus increasing rates) or undervalued (thus in the long-term giving buyers a wrong impression of the worth of the home and subsequently reducing the selling price of their house).

By Orielle Berry 21 June 2013 Read Article

First Green Star rated building for Paarl

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  greenbuilding-tThe new Cecilia Square office building in Paarl, which is located adjacent to the N1 close to the Paarl Mall and is scheduled for completion in September, has received a 4 Star Green Star Office Design Rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)

By Orielle Berry 14 June 2013 Read Article

Shortage of homes for sale in Somerset West

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 Somerset West is experiencing serious stock shortages due to the high demand in property. Seeff Somerset West manager, Loretta Diab, says there is a constant interest in property from buyers who live in Somerset West, as well as with buyers from other provinces.

By Samuel Seeff 07 June 2013 Read Article

Buyer confidence up

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  schalk-and-lucille-t Indications are that buyer confidence is on the upward trend, and Seeff’s turnover for the first part of the year is the best since 2007 – with agents reporting more buyers at show houses and multiple offers, something that not seen much of for some time, says Seeff chairman, Samuel Seeff.

By Samuel Seeff 31 May 2013 Read Article

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