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Buying property in South Africa

What foreigners need to know about buying property in South Africa

3 Forecast House Price Scenarios For 2021

LIGHTSTONE FORECASTS 3 HOUSE PRICE SCENARIOS FOR 2021

Property market resilience defies negative expectations

As Safe as Houses? Property market resilience defies negative expectations

A Moment of Reflection

During the pandemic, we have been quietly getting on with the job of selling and renting your homes to both South African and International clients.

House Prices Defy Covid-19 Gloom

Lightstone’s scenarios suggest prices could rise by between 2.1% and 5.2% in 2021.

Improved Confidence in The South African Property Market

The Absa Homeowner Sentiment Index (HSI) indicates that confidence in the South African property market improved by 4%, to end Q4 2020 at 80%.

What is required after your building plans were approved?

RENOVATIONS AND ALTERATIONS TO YOUR HOME What is required after your building plans were approved?

Signing Property Sale Documents

It is often the case, and even more so with the recent travel restrictions, that sellers and purchasers find themselves overseas during the process that a property is sold.

3 Different Forms of Homeownership

Though many might not be aware of it, there are three different forms of homeownership in South Africa.

Property Update

Despite all predictions we are delighted to say that we have had a very busy January so far negotiating sales and rentals in both Hout Bay, Llandudno, and Constantia with an upswing in enquiries for all areas including the Atlantic Seaboard both for purchasing property and long term rentals.

Fixed or Variable Interest Rates?

During application stage and up to Transfer, the bank will only offer a Variable Rate. Post Transfer and Registration the consumer can contact their nearest bank branch or contact centre and apply for a Fixed Rate.

A Closer Look At Capital Gains Tax In South Africa

Upon the disposal of immovable property, the seller becomes liable for the payment of Capital Gains Tax ("CGT") on any capital gain (profit)

Emerging Property Trends For 2021

Industry experts share their insights into trends shaping the property market outlook for the new year ahead.

CWE Annual 2020 Property Review

With so many unexpected twists and turns in this turbulent year of a global Covid 19 pandemic, we would have possibly predicted the worst for our local property markets but the contrary is true.

South African Flag Flown High!

We are so happy to be looking back at every single proudly South African accomplishment earned in 2020 in our beautiful country!

And The Good News!

South African borders are open to all travellers and we will be welcoming so many clients from overseas who are interested in buying a home.

Price Growth Resilient - Outlook Uncertain

The pandemic has not had as chilling an effect as initially expected: Prices growth has held up and volumes reached multi-year highs, particularly in middle-priced segments, in contrast to initial expectations.

The Average House Price In South Africa Right Now

Pent up demand for properties in South Africa has seen residential property sales skyrocket since the reopening of the property market at the start of June.

The Mystery of SA’s House Price Bounce

Earlier this year, as Covid-19 burrowed its way into SA, most property economists predicted that house prices would crash this year.

Buying Property That Fits Your Requirements

Contrary to popular belief, while price is a strong determining factor in whether you are able to afford a home, the property value has little impact on whether you’d be satisfied with your new home.

How To Buy A House If You're A Freelancer

Even without a single source of guaranteed income, home ownership remains an option for the self-employed. Here are a few tips on how to buy a house as a freelancer.

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