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The Five Biggest Property Scams to Watch Out for in SA

‘These scams often involve fraudsters posing as legitimate property owners or real estate agents and using online platforms to advertise properties that do not exist or are not available to rent or purchase.’ Over the past two decades, internet sites such as Property24, Facebook Marketplace and estate agency websites have replaced the likes of newspaper …

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The Indirect Impact of the Electricity Crisis on Property in South Africa

South Africa’s electricity supply and cost issues have become increasingly important for the country’s property market in recent times, notes John Loos, property sector strategist at FNB Commercial Property Finance. This is not because the electricity crisis is something new but rather because there are a host of other “economic negatives” that have been mounting, …

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This Type of Crime is on the Rise in Joburg – Watch Out for these Hotspots

Security services company Fidelity ADT has warned of pedestrians increasingly being targeted while waiting for e-hailing services, public transport or commuting to and from work. Charnel Hattingh, the group head of marketing and communications at Fidelity said the issue of cell phone snatching happens any time of the day, whether people are dining at restaurants, …

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The Rule of Thumb when Flipping a House in South Africa

Residential property has always been perceived as a relatively stable and safe investment class, having proved its ongoing resilience over decades through changing market cycles, including the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns and the severe global recession experienced in 2008/2009. “Property is appealing as a solid investment class because, if it is correctly geared, investors …

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South Africa’s Property Industry says These Types of Crimes are on the Rise

South Africa’s Property Industry says These Types of Crimes are on the Rise The need for cyber vigilance is now vital, more so where it involves money and property transactions, according to the Seeff Property Group. Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic the switch to digital and Proptech has accelerated and while it has …

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