Our views on the property market

Ways to solve the bond deposit problem

by David de Waal on November 26, 2014

Although banks in South Africa do grant bonds that cover the full purchase price of a property (a so-called 100% bond), this is unusual.  Most banks will insist that the buyer puts down some amount as a deposit, and also pays for the transfer costs. So what are your options if your bank requires you [Click to continue …]

Top property areas remain active

by David de Waal on October 20, 2014

The property market in the major metropolitan areas, particularly Gauteng and the Western Cape, is still strong and we see a lot of activity in the prominent suburbs. However in other areas of the country the property market is still in the doldrums. According to a recent Lightstone report, national house price inflation is currently [Click to continue …]