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Changing the game

Leading developers are invigorating the market with game-changing energy

The deposit debate

Is a deposit still needed when applying for a home loan and will it affect one’s chances of being approved?

A sense of community

In the planning of every town, there are several boxes to tick. Homes? Check. Water and electricity? Check. Roads and drainage? Check. However, beyond the functional there’s another need, one that is arguably just as important. Neighbours, families and friends need venues to socialise, worship and learn, making community facilities essential.

Super-wealthy splurge on R20m+ properties

The super-luxury sector of the market offers one of the best buying opportunities in over a decade and many sellers are keen to negotiate

Safe and smart Century City

Century City aims to continuously evolve and look for new ways to do things, and to do them better and responsibly – including security

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The deposit debate

Jul 20, 2021
Is a deposit still needed when applying for a home loan and will it affect one’s chances of being approved? When it comes to home-buying, nothing attracts the attention of the seller quite like a deposit. Putting down a deposit when signing an offer to purchase (OTP) is seen as a sign of commitment. A …
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Changing the game

Jul 20, 2021
Leading developers are invigorating the market with game-changing energy WORDS: ATLEHANG RAMATHESELE In a market that currently favours first-time buyers and property investors, game changing developers are making strides to meet the demand, particularly in the residential sector. Between record sales and constant innovation and agility in an ever‑changing market, the general sentiment seems to …

Interior Design
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Your bathroom is an asset – treat it like one

Jul 01, 2021
House-hunters know the feeling well: they walk into a house and love it straight away. They love the sun streaming through the entrance hall. They love the wooden floors, the high ceilings and the spacious bedrooms. And then they walk into the kitchen and their hearts sink. In the bathroom, their hearts sink even further. …

Best of local design

Jun 01, 2021

The real deal

Apr 20, 2021

Bo-Kaap glamour

Mar 23, 2021

I, robot

Mar 17, 2021

Light it up

Mar 02, 2021
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The deposit debate

Jul 20, 2021
Is a deposit still needed when applying for a home loan and will it affect one’s chances of being approved? When it comes to home-buying, nothing attracts the attention of the seller quite like a deposit. Putting down a deposit when signing an offer to purchase (OTP) is seen as a sign of commitment. A …
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