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House-hunting 101 before you make your biggest purchases

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a family wanting to upscale to accommodate the kids, here’s everything about house-hunting you need to know before you make one of the biggest purchases in your life

Cash or credit?

Even if you have enough money in the bank to buying cash your next home outright, you should probably think twice before you do

Platform for women builds community

Women in Sectional Title (WiST), a platform launched to promote gender balance in the South African property industry for women involved in the growing sectional title sector, recently celebrated its first birthday.

Virtual technology model is set to boost marketing

Michelle Milnes, founder and managing director of multinational agency Property Studios in the UK, has now expanded her virtual technology property marketing company to South Africa, launching an office in Pretoria.

Winelands welcomes town-style development

The recently launched Devonbosch is a new mixed-use development in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands offering residents a lifestyle with all amenities as part of the deal.

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Platform for women builds community

Oct 13, 2021
Women in Sectional Title (WiST), a platform launched to promote gender balance in the South African property industry for women involved in the growing sectional title sector, recently celebrated its first birthday. Founder Marina Constas, a specialist sectional title attorney, director of BBM Law and co-author of the reference book Demystifying Sectional Title, says WiST …
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House-hunting 101 before you make your biggest purchases

Oct 14, 2021
Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a family wanting to upscale to accommodate the kids, here’s everything about house-hunting you need to know before you make one of the biggest purchases in your life WORDS: MARANA BRAND In the face of record-low interest rates and bargain property prices, house-hunting for anyone from first-time homebuyers …

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1 Discovery Place awarded another star

Oct 06, 2021
One of only a handful of 6 Star, Green Star As-Built rated buildings, 1 Discovery Place in Sandton has now added a 5 Star, Green Star Interiors v1 certification to its accolades. Interior architecture company Paragon Interface, part of the Paragon Group, was responsible for the fit-out, while consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari …
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Cash or credit?

Oct 14, 2021
Even if you have enough money in the bank to buying cash your next home outright, you should probably think twice before you do Using a home loan to buy your home is often a better idea than buying cash, especially if you apply through a reputable mortgage originator who will ensure you get the …
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