‘Advice to sellers’ Category Archives

9
May

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

by Annalien in Advice to buyers, Advice to sellers, Announcements, Estates, Events, FAQs, Investment opportunities, Property market, Vaal river info

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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

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 ...

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