‘Advice to sellers’ Category Archives

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

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

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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 ...

11
Sep

We advertise on the big screen!

by Annalien in Advice to sellers, Announcements, Uncategorized, Vaal river info, Video tours

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Sellers often ask us what we do to market their properties? Here are some of our recent marketing efforts: We advertise on the big screen! Click here to see the Ster Kinekor ad : https://vimeo.com/193357094        

30
Aug

What is the latest news on Vaal River properties? What is the market doing?

by Annalien in Advice to sellers, FAQs, Uncategorized

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We are happy to report that, in spite of the depressed economic climate, we are (as always) still inundated with inquiries for river properties. The Vaal River is still a place where people want to spend their weekends and it has been like that for as long as I can remember - having grown up ...

7
Apr

I am looking for bargains on the river, any property that is, well, like a stressed sale?

by Annalien in Advice to buyers, Advice to sellers

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I  hear the words "it is a buyer's market" more times a week than what I really want to. It seems to me that buyers take this to mean that there must be many of the river properties on the market at highly reduced prices. Well, no, that is not the case and that is not ...

25
Jan

What is the worth of my Vaal River home?

by Annalien in Advice to sellers, Property market

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Vaal River properties of all shapes and sizes are immensely popular and in demand. However, if you want to know what the majority of buyers are looking for, here are the most requested aspects that will give added value to your river property: Boatable water.  9 out of 10 buyers are looking for close proximity to the ...

24
Feb

What is rezoning and subdivision?

by Annalien in Advice to sellers, FAQs

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Zoning means the way a property has been registered in terms of its uses and rights, ie the right to use it as residential, for  agriculture, or for business practices or industrial. Each of these categories are subdivided into 4 sub categories indicating the density of buildings allowed on the property. Eg: Residential 1: is the zoning which ...

9
Jan

What is the use of a bond originator?

by Annalien in Advice to sellers, FAQs

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Bond originators can greatly improve your chances of getting a loan from a bank, because: They understand the banks. They understand the system and the requirements, so they save time and present your application in the right way. Their services are free for the customer as they get paid by the banks. They present your application in the right way ...

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