6 Things You Think Add Value To Your Home – But Really Don’t

Author : Personal Finance – Investopedia May 19, 2013 Every homeowner must pay for routine home maintenance, such as replacing worn-out plumbing components or staining the woodwork, but some choose to make improvements with the intention of increasing the home’s value

7 Ways To Improve Your Home’s Sell-ability

Author : Investopedia November 12, 2009 In this economy, houses aren’t selling like they used to. However, there are some ways to improve the chances of selling your house. If you have a house on the market, or are considering it, read these tips

CPA – New Laws Clamp Down On Sellers

Author : Agent – The Official Publication of the Estate Agency Affair 1 April 2008 CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT – New Laws Clamp Down on Sellers….. Act 68 of 2008 – What is envisaged

Disclosing Information – Estate Agents

Author : Estate Agency Affairs Board [EAAB] Seller’s liability for latent defects is always of interest to buyers, sellers and estate agents. As a guideline, attention is drawn to: Clause 4.1.1 of the Code of Conduct – which provides:- “an estate…

Disposal of residence

Author : CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR Disposal of residence Published: 24 Oct 2012 Deadline: disposal before 1 January 2013 The Taxation Laws Amendment Act, No 7 of 2010, which came into operation on 1 October 2010, inserted Paragraph 51A of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962, which widens the relief in respect of the disposal of a residence and imposes certain new conditions

Good Time to Sell Property

Author : Homeloans SA The Best Time to Sell a Property is when Media Reports, refer to the Property Cycle, as a “Sellers Market”. The Principle of “Supply and Demand” directly influences the situation


In a buyer’s market, the number of homes up for sale is much larger than the number of prospective buyers looking to purchase. This means that sellers are less likely to fetch their full asking price and are more likely to wait longer for their home to sell…

Renovate or Relocate

Author : Homeloans SA You family has outgrown your home – Renovate or Relocate Life is a Circle – at some stage in your life your home becomes too small when the children arrive and all require their own space. At a later stage in life they start leaving the family home and all of a sudden the house is too big!