‘Advice to sellers’ Category Archives

8
Apr

Selling your home – Part 2

by Annalien in Advice to sellers, Featured properties, Investment opportunities, New listings, Property market, Uncategorized

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Continued... As mentioned in our previous article it is important to remember what impact first impressions have on prospective buyers.  Should your house already be on the market for more than 6 months consider the option of staging your home.  It may very well be worth the expense in the end and it may not require ...

3
Dec

Where is your title deed? Act now!

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PROPERTY OWNERS, BUYERS AND AGENTS: LOST TITLE DEEDS AND BONDS – DON'T DELAY! (With permission from: Newsletter De Wet Reitz Inc) In January 2019 new amendments to Regulations for the replacement of lost title deeds (and similar documents like mortgage bonds and notarial bonds – see below) were published. They were very onerous and slated to ...

7
Oct

Take a break from your winter decor

by Annalien in Advice to sellers, Announcements, Featured properties, Property market, Uncategorized

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Draw back the curtains, open the windows and doors and let in the natural sunlight and fresh air; for spring is here. Just as you take a break from your winter wardrobe, so too should you take a break from your chunky,warm winter decor. Follow these guidelines to freshen up your space: 1. Let there be flowers Monet said, ...

9
May

Another coal mine prospect threatens the Vaal Dam and Vaal River environment

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Closing date for comments from the public is 5 June 2019 .   We would like to inform you that the draft EIA-EMPr report is available for a public review period of 32 days, from Friday, 3 May 2019 until Wednesday, 5 June 2019. SCOPING AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORTING PROCESS (S&EIR): APPLICATION FOR A MINING RIGHT FOR THE ...

30
Apr

Decrease time on the market, increase interest of prospective buyers

by Annalien in Advice to sellers, Featured properties, Investment opportunities, New listings, Property market, Vaal river info

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...staging your home! Remember first impressions last. Staging should ideally take place before putting your home on the market and, especially, before photographing it. If people don’t like what they see of your home in the online photos, you’ll never get them through the door on show day. Whilst photos may get them through the door, ...

29
Apr

Why are people selling their homes today? 8 Reasons why.

by Annalien in Advice to buyers, Advice to sellers, Announcements, FAQs, Uncategorized

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A recent FNB survey reveals reasons for selling: Downscaling due to financial pressure Downscaling with life stage Emigrating Relocating within South Africa Upgrading Moving for safety and security reasons Change in family structure Moving to be closer to work or amenities

29
Oct

No cooling off period for most property purchases

by Annalien in Advice to buyers, Advice to sellers, Estates, FAQs, Investment opportunities, Uncategorized

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When an offer to purchase is signed for an existing property over the value of R250,000 there is no cooling off period for the purchaser. Meaning that buyers cannot simply change their mind and cancel the offer to purchase once signed by both parties, and if they do, there may well be serious financial implications.  ...

27
Aug

Latest on Riverspray Lifestyle Estate

by Annalien in Advice to buyers, Advice to sellers, Estates, Events, Featured properties, Investment opportunities, New listings, Property market, Vaal river info

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FIBRE OPTICS HAVE FINALLY ARRIVED  AT RIVERSPRAY! The infrastructure for fibre optic cables is currently being installed and expected completion date is November 2018.  This is great news for residents and sellers alike as it is a welcome technological advance within the estate. Edge Telecoms has been hard at work and will be working around the estate the ...

25
Apr

Beware before paying! New intercepted invoice scam

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Please make sure before electronically paying your deposit on your new home to the conveyancing attorney. According to consumer journalist Wendy Knowler on 702's ConsumerTalk conveyancing attorneys have been heavily targeted and banking group Investec recently issued a warning to its clients about the invoice scam. Scammers obtain email addresses of companies which routinely email invoices to their ...

21
Nov

Do you have to worry about municipal rates that are in arrears?

by Annalien in Advice to buyers, Advice to sellers, Uncategorized

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When you buy a new home, the conveyancing attorney applies for a rates clearance certificate from the municipality for the past two years. This will be the responsibility of the seller to pay, before transfer can take place into your name. The South African Constitutional court has recently ruled that it is unconstitutional for municipalities to ...

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