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ADVICE - BUYING

AVOID BUYER’S REMORSE

According to studies, nearly 80% of homebuyers have at least one significant regret regarding their property purchase decision. Many homebuyers get caught up in the emotional journey of purchasing a property and sometimes overlook certain important e... Read more

BUY OR BUILD?

The idea of having a home built to your exact specifications is an exciting notion. However, although building a home does have numerous benefits, there are also several vital aspects that should be considered before the project is started such as co... Read more

BUY OR SELL, WHAT’S THE RIGHT ORDER?

The answer to whether homeowners should look to buy first and sell their current property later, or sell before looking at other homes will largely depend on their circumstances and unique situation. There are a few aspects that first need to be cons... Read more

THINKING OF BUYING A PROPERTY OFF PLAN?

The thought of buying a home that no-one else has lived in is a very appealing concept to many buyers, which is why off-plan property purchases have become so popular over the years. Especially in boom markets where the demand for homes outweighs wha... Read more

BUYING A PROPERTY SOLO

While married couples still represent a large percentage of first-time buyers in the market, there are a growing number of people who are flying solo and purchasing a property on their own. Although the process of buying a home as a sole owner may se... Read more

DEALING WITH DEFECTS

Patent and latent defects The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) was introduced to protect consumers engaged in commercial transactions with businesses to avoid the consumer being treated unfairly. Unless you are purchasing a home from a developer or s... Read more

DEFECTS TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN BUYING A HOME

Irrespective of whether you are an experienced property investor or a person getting into the market for the first time, purchasing a property is a major investment that should be considered carefully. Buying a property can have a major impact you... Read more

THE LOWDOWN ON DOWNSIZING

The kids have flown the nest, and you no longer need a large high maintenance property – maybe it’s time to downscale? For some, this could be a tough choice to make, especially if they have lived in the home for many years and seen their... Read more

EMOTIONS INVOLVED IN THE HOME BUYING PROCESS

Although most home buyers will have a checklist of must-have items such as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, the size of the garden or the possible commute to the office, often home buying decisions are driven by emotion and not necessarily the fact... Read more