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This week: New financial product does away with rental deposit; residential yields to rise very slightly; and are you financially prepared to own a home?

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This week: A buyer's guide to keeping track of properties; a call for input into Joburg property rates law; and SAFLII needs donations to keep the law available to all.

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This week: W Cape may be running out of price growth steam; Continued subdued residential building activity; and Cape Town's planning by-laws require caution.

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This week: Residential Rental Monitor; low growth in household credit and mortgage balances in 2016; and what are my rights when a tenanted property is sold?

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This week: The age of the access-bond is not over; selling to emigrate and “semi-grate”; leave yourself room when buying property; and mortgage market transactions.

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This week: EThekwini property owners must inspect Valuation Roll; good city governance helps home values; and inter-provincial repeat home buyer migration trends.

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This week: TPN Vacancy Survey Q3 2016; new developments set to outperform pre-owned homes in 2017; and the good, the bad and the budget.

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This week: how municipal rates are worked out and what they are used for; credit and mortgage advances; and the property market enters a period of slower growth.

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This week: 'Hive living' increasingly popular; fears over property bill implications; a 'stabilising' mortgage market and Cape Town’s FDI strategy good news for property.

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This week: Concerns mount over e-conveyancing in Australia; changes to laws make rental contracts more complex; and housing demand seems to be improving.

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This week: Contraction in residential building at the start of 2017; Durban calms property owners' valuation roll fears; and Residential transactions: a turnaround in sight?

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This week: EDRS Bill published for comment; Household credit and mortgage balances growth slowing; and don't rely on cooling-off period when buying a property.

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This week: Foreign property owners of UK property will have a year to declare details; rezoning or subdividing properties takes a long time; and house price indices.

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This week: More on the Property Practitioners Bill; hi-tech property exchange fuels Australian jobs growth; and the latest innovative South African real estate technology.

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This week: Property investors eye 'Generation Rent'; a required disclosure by intern estate agents; and a bank evaluation is not a home inspection.

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This week: Cancelling a sale can be risky business for tax; residential building continues to contract; yet Cape Town city centre experiences a population explosion.

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This week: Dealing with blacklistings; credit and mortgage advances; and the densification of Cape Town's Southern Suburbs can have significant benefits for all.

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This week: Joburg billing crisis 'worse than thought'; new LexisNexis office to boost PE as tech hub; rental property damage; and Residential Property Barometer.

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This week: A new set of Cape Town and Gauteng indices - one booming and the other mediocre; when you need building approval; and estates need rental policies.

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This week: How to get an NQF 4 or NQF 5 qualification; subdued residential building activity; and the merits of historical municipal debt argued at ConCourt.

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This week: Understanding the terms of your rental deposit is critical; April credit and mortgage advances; and don't panic if your landlord goes broke.

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This week: The ins and outs of a commercial lease deposit; older buyers are showing the power of home equity; and the May house price property barometer.

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This week: Property fraud is on the rise and buyers and sellers should be vigilant; property buyers value lifestyle; and cut your price and get the jump on other sellers.

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This week: HOA space registrations should be checked carefully; flat-line rental growth comes alive; and residential construction shows double-digit growth to April.

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This week: Always post good listing photos;  how the modern estate agency has metamorphosed; and foreign residential property buying has declined somewhat.

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This week: Property Sector Code is now binding; how crowdfunding platforms democratize access to global real estate; and conveyancing needs a technological boost.

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This week: House Price Indices by major province and major metro; common property infringements in ST schemes; and can Cape Town property survive a recession?

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This week: Smoking and braaiing in sectional title schemes, how and why to help your children onto the property ladder; and buying property when young is a wise decision.

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This week: More and more home buyers are faking it; interest rate drop a relief for property owners; and continued subdued levels of residential building activity.

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This week: Absa homeloan sentiment index; the NHBRC faces criticism; and home loan repayments are showing homeowner financial strain in the first half of 2017.

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This week: SA's best performing rental suburbs; in the US buying streets is a centuries old trend; and is your data safe in the cloud?

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This week: Land scarcity leading to smaller housing; selecting a commercial property asset type; banks to face a R60 billion class action suit; and digital disruptors.

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This week: A quick guide to occupational rent; 'Voetstoots' clause still valid for property sales; and a contraction in residential building activity in the first half of 2017.

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This week: Western Cape...strong, booming or bubbling? Potential disruptors to the commercial property market; and Durban considers blocking sale of indebted properties.

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This week: Property Barometer - House Price Index; most Cape Town properties have a right to a second dwelling; and historical debt saga: What happens next?

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This week: Know your rights as a neighbour; home ownership can boost your retirement income; and good economic indicators could start a property market turnaround.

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This week: Conveyancers more than just 'middlemen'; a worldwide trust crisis forces real estate agents to adapt; and 2017 residential affordability improvements are slipping.

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This week: Proposed Property Practitioners Bill will have far-reaching effects; residential building statistics; and upfront pricing information is important for consumers.

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This week: Sectional title owners can oppose Airbnb letting; increase your chances of securing a rental; and house price indices by major province and major metro.

2016
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This week: Toll roads and transport costs now an even bigger influence on home choices; a property risk revolution; and a property barometer.

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This week: on average, property buyers take 53 minutes to buy their home; ooba's property predictions for 2016; and fine-tune your marketing for a successful home sale.

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This week: Price growth in smaller properties remains robust; rental demand set to rise as property-buying declines; and property remains a copper bottom asset.

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This week: Cape holds its own in slow property market; a shakeup in conveyancing from more tech startups in UK; and affordability a challenge for first time home buyers.

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This week: All about electric fence certificates; The FNB House Price Index’s mini-growth uptick appears to be peaking; and it's time for banks to help consumers.

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This week: The myth of 5-6% p.a. house price growth – it was only 1% p.a.; First quarter Housing review; and the effect of an interest rate hike on commercial property.

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This week: Old-new house price gap narrows; January CPI inflation; diversifying your property portfolio; and the UK's conveyancers have 'no room for complacency'.

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This week: Budget a double-edged sword - property experts; updated Cape Town property valuations are now available online; and steering clear of rental property scams.

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This week: Low business sentiment undermining industrial rental growth; Joburg moves to protect unsuspecting property buyers; and what agents do behind the scenes.

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This week: How to leave property in your will; theft during open house is not covered by most insurers; and buying a home in an unstable economy.

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This week: When landlords and tenants clash, mediation is key; what it costs to evict a tenant; and has the property cycle peaked?

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This week: Avoid improving property beyond its realistic resale value; sole mandate queries; and the economy poses significant risk to the level of residential demand.

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This week: Further uptick in household credit and mortgage balances growth; Political risks turn off local and foreign property; and yield compression continues.

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This week: Johannesburg property valuation questions answered; FNB Property Barometer; and should you pay a large deposit on an investment property?

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This week: The State’s herculean plans for title deeds; getting residents to agree to sectional-title security technology; and Cape Town property values continue to grow.

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This week: What millennial buyers are looking for; still time to object to Cape Town property valuations; and Western Cape house price growth bucks the Rand area trend.

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This week: building activity remains in the low single digits; considerations when renting out your property; and the latest Legal Practice Act developments.

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This week: Buy-to-let has largely become buy-to-regret; sectional title owners must stick to the rules when renovating; and does curb appeal make a difference?

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This week: Housing Review - 2nd Quarter 2016; make extra insurance plans for show houses and letting; and estate living is on the rise in South Africa.

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This week: Occupational rent and your rights; invitation to a discussion on the Mitchell judgment; and "smaller remains better" in the financially constrained housing market.

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This week: Don’t let an upfront deposit stop you from renting; recent gloomy reports about housing tell only part of the story; there's more to land reform than expropriation.

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This week: Household credit balances impacted by data distortions in April; the right information will assist the agent; and what is in a property advert?

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This week: Court orders partial demolition of illegal property; continued low price growth in middle-segment housing; and new vs existing price gap is still large.

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This week: How to get higher offers on empty homes; a new e-conveyancing system launches ahead of national roll-out in Scotland; and dodging economic bullets.

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This week: Ethekwini revenue systems will be off-line due to the migration to a new system; avoiding a bidding war; and higher rentals mean higher value growth in suburbs.

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This week: Falling import volumes could slow industrial-rental growth; low consumer confidence sees residential property slowdown; and don't eagerly alter your property.

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This week: Tenants not liable - Ekurhuleni Germiston punished for unlawful disconnection; auctioning property; and for how much security is your landlord responsible?

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This week: 'Silent expropriation' practices in sectional title properties; rise of the millennials: a property revolution; and the household sector is more cautious.

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This week: Residential building activity under pressure; how delays on the market lose you money; and whether it is better to buy or to lease your commercial property.

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This week: the South African property market remains remarkably resilient; getting used to the smaller space when down-scaling; and the latest FNB Property Barometer.

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This week: Growth in household mortgage balances slowing down further; the do's and don'ts of home equity; and how and when to legally evict tenants.

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This week: Privyseal consumer protection launch for estate agents; green buildings catching on; and municipal elections are important for property owners and investors.

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This week: How to handle a defaulting tenant; the planning phase for new housing is contracting; and price decline in houses is not widespread by historic standards.

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This week: Just Property gives its clients homeownership tools; this year's Rode-Reim 2016 Property Conference; and liability for levies when units are sold.

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This week: Jeremy Cronin to speak on Expropriation Bill at Rode-REIM Conference; a layman's guide to real estate jargon and blockchain could alter real estate industry.

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This week: How to evict a tenant – when to start the process; Rode-REIM Conference 2016; and will your “smart” home attract more buyers?

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This week: How deregistered companies can affect commercial property sales; a green thumb for a great price; indices; and the legality of rental 'screening fees'.

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This week: Sectional Title Schemes Management (STSMA) and Community Schemes Ombuds Service (CSOSA) Acts have been signed; and rental and building statistics. 

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This week: Improving the value of  commercial property; continued low growth in household credit and mortgage balances; and how to subdivide your property.

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This week: Durban rates backlog hits property sales; middle-segment house price growth under pressure; and Ekurhuleni property owners can now pay rates online.

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This week: Key changes for trustees in sectional title schemes to implement; financial mortgage stress not as bad; and Joburg’s old village suburbs offer a vibrant lifestyle.

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This week: Tips for first time home buyers; Sectional title levies will rise; and is it time to move towards a more attractive buy-to-let opportunity as yields start to rise?

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This week: Owners and banks differ on property valuations; continued slowdown in residential building activity; and should consumers trust conveyancing “dabblers”?

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This week: Fourth quarter housing review; rental deposits don't belong to landlords or agents; and who covers what when it comes to insurance - tenants or landlords?

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This week: New properties on SA Monopoly board; tech in legal sector 'not just a need for speed';  transfer fee and VAT differences; and residential mortgage market outlook.

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This week: Hard hitting report says UK conveyancing system is not fit for purpose; House Price Indices; and clarity is still needed on old municipal debts.

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This week: We digitally disrupted ourselves; central Cape Town living 'embraced by millennials'; and investment in residential property continues to shine.

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This week: Tenants can now rent via an online auction; continued declining household credit and mortgage balances growth; and eConveyancing starts to take shape.

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This week: Year-on-year house price growth has steadily slowed over past 7 months; uncertainty still hangs over old municipal property debt; and Jhb heritage queries.

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This week: Possible pitfalls around zero-rating a commercial property transaction; water restrictions weigh on landlords; and how to determine the correct listing price.

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This week: Airbnb 'rentability' may be pushing up apartment prices; a look back at another feeble year for SA's housing market and a look ahead at prospects in 2017.

2015
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This week: don’t be scared to buy solo; quality tenants are worth keeping, landlords advised; SA homes market cycle set to turn in 2015; and House Price Indices.

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This week: Websites now the prime marketing tool of real estate agencies; Property Barometer – Area value bands; and millions lost in contract calamity.

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This week: Residential building statistics; what rights do you have if the landlord sells; and don't ignore the 'fall of the hammer' at an auction.

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This week: landlords may sue for breach of contract; low growth in household credit and mortgage balances in 2014; and how to pay off your bond in 10 years.

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This week: steady middle-segment house price growth continues; what you need to know about renting residential property; and 1st Quarter 2015 Housing Review.

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This week: Crystal-balling property’s performance; Residential Property Indices; and achieving an accurate valuation on property indicates an estate agent's skill.

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This week: residential building statistics; get bond insurance as well as HOC; stocks shrink as more people stay put; and how to choose the right managing agent.

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This week: Good credit habits for prospective tenants; South Africa's low growth rate will limit prospects of an all-out housing boom; and is it illegal to claim a spotter's fee?

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This week: Housing demand keeps on going; New billing system 'in sight' for Durban property owners; Tax benefits of Public Private Partnerships; and House Price Indices.

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This week: Two fundamental steps essential if body corporates are to function; property investment is a ‘good plan'; and know how you are viewed by credit providers.

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This week: How to save tax on your rental property; residential building activity levels down from a year ago; and why gearing makes property investment so attractive.

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This week: Pick the ‘perfect’ apartment and cut costs; Mabunda and Scott elected as co-chairpersons of LSSA; and criminal syndicates operating in Joburg's complexes.

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This week: Protect your sectional title property from devaluation; Scottish Law Society to invite tenders for digital conveyancing portal: and Rental Payment Monitor.

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This week: banks approve bonds to better-prepared borrowers; hijacked buildings threaten Joburg CBD; House price indices; and are three bedroom apartments worth it?

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This week: How to get the price right for a smooth sale; property speculation 'loses its allure'; establishing a real estate brand in a new area; and short vs long term letting.

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This week: A tale of three cities; suspensive conditions and sales failing if you don't pay on time;  and a slowdown in house price growth could benefit less affluent buyers. 

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This week: Slowing trend in house price growth continues; protect your investment with a proper lease; and repeat buyers give real estate a big vote of confidence.

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This week: translate amortisation into big savings; Housing Review 2015 Q2; snoozing not an option for landlords; and Agent Magazine February/March 2015.

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This week: subdued residential building activity; conveyancers need to get social; and many fortunate housing pockets are bucking the declining trend in house prices.

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This week: spotting a worthwhile fixer upper; emerging middle class battles with extra upfront costs of property buying; and property servitudes can have a powerful effect.

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This week: Residential Property Indices; Absa wants to regain lost market share; buying a property via a trust is not just for the wealthy and will house prices fall by 2016?

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This week: Buyers at risk with delay of Property Practitioners' Bill; house price growth slows further across segments; and a property analyst warns against 'buyer panic'.

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This week: fraudsters force the vulnerable out their properties; yes, you can buy a home of your own; and rising rentals strengthen tenants' desire to own homes.

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This week: divergent trends in residential building activity; the importance of an incoming inspection on rented premises; and be careful when signing surety for a tenant.

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This week: a lot depends on the new Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act; accurate valuations result in fair deals; and negotiating in a multiple-offer market.

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This week: City of Cape Town s118 third party payments; house price indices; how a tenant's deposit is protected; and the seasoned agent is irreplaceable.

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This week: Rode-REIM Real Estate Conference 2015; it's a muddled view as property sales drop 10% in Durban; VAT or transfer fees: who pays what and when?

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This week: 'Voetstoots' and the Consumer Protection Act; 65% of home owners are bond free; and Absa survey reveals the need for pre-application consultations.

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This week: landlord need not be a property's owner; SA rights groups criticize land expropriation bill; and the risks and rewards of buying off plan.

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This week: Third quarter housing review; lawyers decry Joburg's rates arrears plan; South Africa's Gini co-efficient a cause for concern; and July house price indices.

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This week: Common mistakes made by home buyers, sellers and estate agents; what to do about the eyesore next door; and the law does not favour tenants.

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This week: Property and inheritance - making the right call for your and your heirs; home staging your property; and when a property lease is cancelled early.

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This week: Improved levels of residential building activity; Johannesburg Deeds Office Notice; owning heritage property; and property audit due for completion.

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This week: Tenants 'accept HOA rules' when signing a lease; credit and mortgage growth remains low; residential property indices; and are house prices about to plateau?

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This week: Cybercrime and conveyancing; what late-blooming property owners need to know; and what's really happening in SA property.

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This week: Consumer credit data indicates that the home ownership situation could improve; no notice required at end of fixed lease and FNB Property Barometer.

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This week: The difference between sub-letting and assignment; online property marketing key to getting property sold; and residential building statistics.

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This week: Industrial properties desperately need a turnaround in the manufacturing and retail sectors; credit and mortgage advances; and bodies corporate explained.

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This week: the housing conundrum and some thoughts on how it might be resolved; continued low house price growth; and slow conveyancing equals bad PR.

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This week: Cape Town's first CBD residential survey results; tenants are not responsible for landlord's errors; and the consequences of cancelling an offer to purchase.

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This week: Single-digit growth in residential building continues; successful property investors always upgrade their portfolios; and holding out for higher rental may be costly.

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This week: Shock judgment for Joburg improvement districts; Artificial intelligence to radically transform the role of lawyers; and how well do home values really hold up?

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This week: Tips for long distance home searches; water-saving for ST schemes; expats eye SA real estate as rand weakness continues; and credit and mortgage advances.

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This week: Cape Town's CCID has revitalised an area once beset with urban decay; 4th Quarter Housing Review; and most agents don't check vendor-neighbour disputes.

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This week: Steady growth in residential building activity over the past three quarters; a property information session; and high property prices are 'not always a good thing'.

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This week:  "secure enclaves" don't contribute to greater income equality; apply for Durban rate rebate or lose out; the repo rate increase is ill timed; and luxury property trends.

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This week: Residential market remains well-balanced, but near term weakness ahead; body corporates may disconnect utilities; and rental growth has started to slow.

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This week: Taking the stress out of year-end client communication - with GhostMarketer; deciding between multiple offers; and the November house price indices.

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This week: Residential Property Affordability Review; Gordhan appointment good for property; a little Monopoly holiday fun and, can Feng-Shui help sell your property?

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This week: banks' reluctance to advance large bonds to self-employed people is not unreasonable; house price indices and 2014 outlook; and to repair or sell for less?

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This week: Property Barometer - Residential affordability; Residential yield review; and a Court may order a salary deduction to pay rent.

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This week: interest on overdue levies encourages defaulters to settle arrears; access to South African legislation now free; and the Rand and residential property.

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This week: Policy on Joburg suburban booms approved; TPN statistics support the logic of buy-to-let investments; and January 2014 FNB Property Barometer.

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This week: Government to audit privately owned land; Absa Housing review 2014; verbal property leases to be phased out; and the hype of redeveloping old buildings.

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This week: Details to incorporate into a lease contract; Lightstone's Indices; and Australia's ability to attract foreign buyers is impressive - and SA's should be similar.

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This week: residential building statistics; assets do not necessarily assist in obtaining a bond award; and exorbitant rates loom for Joburg high-rise properties.

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This week: Former "Township" markets; strong rate of transfer revenue growth reflects a solid property market and tenants are liable when missing deadline to move out.

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This week: phasing out of verbal leases welcomed; single-digit house price growth continues; and sentiment, not interest rates, the prime driver of residential property sales.

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This week: the pitfalls of valuing vacant developable land; a breached property lease 'can be torn up'; and two scary developments for property owners.

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This week:  unapproved building plans could block property sale; changes to the National Credit Act not as drastic as some think; and residential building statistics.

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This week: MPC's decision to hold interest rates at current levels absolutely right; Cape Town Master's Office turn around times; and new Joburg property rates and tariffs.

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This week: House price growth resilient in challenging market; City trumps province on municipal zoning decisions; and low emigration levels boosting the house market.

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This week: Residential building activity remains under pressure; Tshwane Clearance Certificate Applications; and Rustenburg Municipality Rates Clearance Certificates.

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This week: You must be given 20 days' notice before blacklisting; Joburg reinvents itself as Africa's hotspot; and, are three bedroom apartments worth it?

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This week: 2014 Election property market behaviour; South African property market giving increasingly good returns; and can house prices continue to beat inflation?

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This week: conveyancers must ‘find a reason for estate agents to recommend you’; pockets of decent growth; and non-compliant sellers (or buyers) can wreck property deals.

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This week: how the Prescription Act applies to property matters; Housing Review - 2nd Quarter 2014; and estate agents performing a crucial role in any property deal.

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This week: Society to open web system to all conveyancers; property laws 'imperil plans worth billions'; and; Offers to purchase don't always lead to property sales.

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This week: No reason for share block properties; SA's property sector contributed R191.4 bn to the economy in 2012; and Bank valuations can derail bond applications.

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This week: how to ensure a value for money purchase; residential building statistics; and realism is returning to sellers' attitudes.

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This week: E-conveyancing could reduce transaction to five days; Rawson sceptical about the benefits of interest rate hikes; and Durban battles with deceased estates.

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This week: Printing woes halt Johannesburg building plans; Credit Amnesty Act does not write off debts; and is buying investment property with friends a good idea?

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This week: Three major challenges face estate agents today - and all call for skill and perseverance; buy strategically and protect your future; and residential building statistics.

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This week: Help for homeowners who are under water; make greater use of paid experts in sectional title schemes; and lease cancellation may be grounds for damages.

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This week: Stable house price growth for 2014; Foreigners buying more SA real estate; and many residential areas' price growth are way ahead of the national averages.

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This week: Property market steaming ahead; why your home is an asset; check contract before deducting costs from rent; and five essentials of sectional title insurance.

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This week:  'Arrogant' municipality slated over property transfer ineptitude; why owning beats renting; and five Rural Development and Land Reform Bills to be introduced.

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This week: New laws spawn uncertainty over property rights; Rode-REIM Real Estate Conference 2014;  and capacity is not the only issue for conveyancers.

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This week: buyers are still keen, despite rate increases; a misconception about there being a rent increase ceiling; a Property Barometer; and golden rules for home buying.

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This week: Rode-REIM Real Estate Conference; Electronic Deeds Registration Bill promises relief; Housing Review; and residential property is a safe haven asset.

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This week: Don't fix your rate - reduce your balance; title deeds and property insurance; land tenure is 'a two-way street'; and the household sector has little to cheer about.

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This week: Save R320 000 on a R1 million property; commercial versus residential property as an investment; and property leases buttressed by case and common law.

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This week: Absa August House Price Indices; Lightstone Residential Property Indices; and when is a property deposit refundable?

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This week: who pays for the upkeep of rental properties; home-buying homework for millennials; no maintenance, no home-loan; and residential property affordability.

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This week: Strongly growing planning phase of residential building activity; E-conveyancing will mean more competition, inquiry told; and at expiry, a property lease changes.

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This week: Unlocking the value in ‘abandoned’ sectional title units; property sales upswing 'best since recession'; and what you need to know about land loans.

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This week: How to double your chance of getting a home loan – and a good rate; a ruling for property owners against banks; and September House Price Indices.

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This week: smaller houses show the strongest growth; do your sums before you downscale; keep calm and don’t overprice; and many don't comply with building regulations.

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This week: Bequeathing property in your Will - how it can go wrong; Residential building statistics; and Law Society invests £5m+ in online conveyancing project.

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This week: Household credit and mortgage balances growth remains low; guidelines for selecting a managing agent; and what are the implications of a renewal clause?

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This week: Think before signing estate agent mandates; Housing Review - Q4 2014; Rates Clearance Feedback sessions; and when to use home equity.

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This week: housing market is steaming ahead;  reasons for preserving your home equity; problems faced by developers of affordable housing; and Absa House Price Indices.

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This week: Co-ownership of property means co-liability; don't wait with your compliance certificates; top five defects to look for in property; and residential building statistics.

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This week: 10 Years of FNB Property Barometer: From boom to bust and back to sanity; consent needed to amend lease; and seven signs that you need a new nest.

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This week: City centres hold best prospects for buy-to-let investors; what to do if negotiations stall; renting 'long-distance'; and household credit and mortgage growth slows.

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This week: Deeds Office Cape Town year end arrangements; house price indices; what makes a good conveyancer in the 21st Century; and are e-mail lease changes valid?

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This week: amended Cape Town Deeds Office year end arrangements; Cape Town rates clearance delays; and keep your short term holiday tenant in control.

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This week: paying the price for a delay in property eviction, the suitability of keeping a home loan open, and a slightly weaker outlook for house price growth in 2013.

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This week: Conveyancing Association pledges to demystify industry, Property Barometer - Home Buying Estate Agent Survey, and demand a receipt for rental payments.

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This week:  Comprehensive housing reviews from Absa and FNB, eThekwini takes years to register properties, and hurdles to exploiting a R50bn property sector.

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This week on Property24.com: Tips for buying sectional title homes,  mistakes to avoid in home insurance, occupational rent payments, and cancelling a sole mandate.

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This week: Latest developments on the Legal Practice Bill, Joburg's illegal building chaos leads to rapid urban decay, and some Property Barometers to mull over.

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This week: Legal Practice Bill - Public hearings on 19 and 20 February 2013, laws to clarify issues around coastal properties and house price growth continues.

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This week: 2013 - The year of the rolls, properties in trust too risky for many banks, and Ooba statistics show positive start to 2013.

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This week: Autocratic management 'create havoc' in sectional title schemes, residential building statistics and computers have depersonalized loan applications.

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This week: Property Barometer - February 2013, 'It is fraud to load property price for a higher bond', and property deals go hi-tech in Tasmania.

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This week: 'Deposit drag' keeps property market 'on a choke-chain', new Cape Town Zoning Scheme (CTZS), and House Price Indices - February 2013.

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This week: conveyancing deductibles in respect of indemnity claims, a jump in residential demand, building statistics, and check that buyers have sold their properties.

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This week: emigration and foreign buying, check zoning laws before you buy a property to rent and growth in industrial rentals heating up, but we’re not out of the woods yet.

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This week: Property Barometer - March 2013, tenants have right to peaceful use of property, and consolidation of sectional title units is permitted by law.

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This week:  phantom offers for your property, house price growth slowing, yet household need for greater residential fixed investment  is gradually growing.

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This week: New online sectional title courses, an improvement in the home loan approval rate and a study says that affordable property is key to wealth creation.

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This week: Bill paves way for streamlined conveyancing, housing inertia hobbling economy, and February residential building statistics.

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This week: Joburg inner city property returns beat suburbs, growth in industrial rentals heating up, and year-on-year average house price growth starts to accelerate again.

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This week: Housing review - Second Quarter 2013, more bonds being granted, but banks remain strict, and being self-employed means you’re high risk.

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This week: New electric fence regulations to be implemented, property purchasing in South Africa is being driven by a tech savvy younger generation, and April indices. 

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This week: WinDeed introduces a Deeds Office sequestration search, SA properties are getting smaller, and traditional checks on estate agents are no longer valid.

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This week: an expensive property fraud, the coast is threatened, credit and mortgage advances, and the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill is published.

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This week: May 2013 Property Barometer, new construction 'poses a threat to property prices', and how will inflation impact on property investors?

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This week: House Price Indices - May 2013, essential provisions of a property lease agreement, and electronic conveyancing is just around the corner in Australia.

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This week:  'Cover clauses' on mortgage bonds, property market is not flying but neither is it flat, electric fence certificates, and a tenant 'has right to sub-lease a property '.

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This week: Rode Conferences 2013, selling power: Joburg landlord gets a shock, local authorities' rulings wreck developments and is technology all it’s cracked up to be?

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This week: Property Barometer - June 2013, Auction Alliance wins legal challenge on estate agency inspections, and listed property is a good bet, even in volatile times.

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This week:  Affordable housing finance means lower defaults, June House Price Indices, the soaring costs of Durban's billing system, and interdicts on property for sale.

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This week: "Oldies" continue to be a strong driver of residential sales, a property owner's rights are absolute, and Paddocks Private Consulting is back.

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This week: home buying by race, residential building statistics, great demand for 100% home loans - but banks resist, and a note on the July interest rate decision.

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This week: clear signals that rental market fundamentals are strengthening, Housing Review, and common law applies if no date is set for rental payment.

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This week: Cape Town Master's Office is moving;Property barometer - holiday towns, July house price indices, and Johannesburg objects to 63 000 property valuations.

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This week: Regional migration trends, qualification reprieve for estate agents, the mandament van spolie, and banking changes improve access to property ownership

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This week: Common property in older buildings often mistakenly listed on plans; after sales service of good agents; and more homes are being built and upgraded.

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This week: Seaside homes in South Africa are competitive, the NCA is often harsh on potential lower sector home buyers, and Joburg billing address confusion continues.

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This week: August 2013 House Price Index, ruling breaks new ground on property approvals, and an increase in buy-to-let investors is beneficial for property developers.

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This week:  eThekwini Municipality embraces the future with electronic rates, a property 'agent' must provide proof of mandate and FNB's Housing Affordability Review.

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This week:  Residential Yield Review, Johannesburg's residential transformation, SA property market - healthiest in years, and Lightstone's Residential Property Indices. 

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This week: Banks make it harder to dip into access bonds; we need to take a broader view on heritage resources; residential building statistics; and Loerie award winners.

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This week: September House Price Index; property buyers need a VAT break; tips for budgeting in sectional title schemes; and the use of trusts to 'unfreeze' estate assets.

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This week: Declining trend in middle-segment house price growth continues; buy-to-let home buying still a low priority; and;Credit amnesty may trip up rich property owners.

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This week:  First time home buying declining; a fixed-term property lease should protect all parties; and the latest on the Legal Practice Bill. 

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This week: No written agreement could mean no commission; Ratepayers are 'ignored by eThekwini council'; challenges for homebuyers; and building stats.

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This week: Insufficient demand for building work biggest constraint; Housing review - 4th Quarter 2013; and a liquidation order always comes ahead of property mandate.

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This week: Electricity, rates and taxes are top property costs; almost 5% of signed Sales Agreements are cancelled because of loopholes; and a raft of Property Barometers.

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This week: township house growth; a weak property market outlook; various indices; and Homecoming sentiment of SA expats bodes well for residential property.

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This week: Home ownership is once again looking much more attractive than renting; Know where your property boundaries are; and Residential building statistics.

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This week: agent survey points to improvement in levels of investment in homes; 2014 will be a good year for residential property; and restrictions on tenants. 

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This week: low growth in household credit and mortgage balances; November House Price Index; renting property from the state; and sound data is the foundation.

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This week:  'Stalking' a new trend in house buying; Consumers still hungry for homes and loans; House price indices; and EAAB warns against 'false courses'.

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This week: residential real estate market on solid ground heading into 2014; residential building statistics; and rising home prices lead to bank valuation challenges.

2012
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This week: title deeds delays fail upliftment goals, FNB Property Barometer - 1st Time Buying, and Absa House Price December Indices.

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This week: Boomers worth their weight in gold, borrowers in pound seats and country wide preparations for new rates valuations.

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This week: FNB estate agent survey by segment, the strongest and the weakest markets of 2011 and pity the poor conveyancer. 

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This week:  ABSA Housing Review,  provincial house price growth, Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index, and a bargain 'bloodbath' in the SA property market.

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This week:  Non viable mortgages, house price growth remains slow and is slowing down, and Cape Town's high tech property transgression monitoring.

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This week:  Rode rejoinder, helping lower-middle-income earners own their own homes and the latest oobarometer has positive year-on-year price growth for December.

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This week:  State land grabs distort prices, December 2011 residential building statistics, a lack of land reform figures and more 100% bonds granted by banks.

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This week: February House Price Index, avoid the high-walled Johannesburg look, and ABSA and Nedbank cut ties with AA.

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This week:  the launch of an innovative pricing model designed to improve sales and reduce cash flow strain for estate agents, toll mess and Absa House Price Indices.

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This week:  Absa wants its mortgage market share back, banks can help aspirant home buyers, and rates clearance certificate delay of 35 days costing property owners.

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This week:  Smaller panels limit consumer choice, ooba's statistics confirm continuing house price growth, and Johannesburg gets 62 000 billing complaints.

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This week:  embrace property transfer process, stagflating construction industry, Rental Housing Bill submissions deadline and a High Court techniques for success workshop.

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This week: FNB Property Barometer - 2012 could see 6% rate of growth, Standard now the mortgage bond leader, and embrace the property transfer process.

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This week: FNB Property Barometers for all and Gauteng estate agents; experienced property developers; and give your children a boost up the property ladder. 

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This week:  house prices seem to be inflating, deflating and bobbing about, while the LSSA issued a press release about competition concerns raised by the Competition Commission.

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This week: Residential buy-to-let and rental markets, lawyer fees 'stifle home ownership', and make sure your agent is 'for real'.

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This week: house prices accelerating, a constitutional court case crucial for property development and the end of the road for bricks and mortar?

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This week: WinDeed launches a judgment enquiry search facility, Absa house prices for April 2012 and listen to your instinct when buying property.

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This week: Absa's Second Quarter Housing Review, FNB's Commercial Property Barometer, the affordable housing sector needs help, and show days still matter.

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This week: Durban's new billing system to be phased in, residential building statistics, prof must demolish home, and leading indicators are slowing down.

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This week: About booms and busts, South African property owners are in the black, Joburg's rates clearance certificate debacle and FNB barometers are looking better. 

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This week: House price growth leveling off and softening, analysts advise on buying property, and Warren Buffett says rental homes are a good investment.

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This week: Johannesburg valuations jump, property capital flees incompetence and unexpected offers to purchase could increase.

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This week: Cape Town's next general valuation date is 1 July 2012, estate agencies welcome Property Charter, confidence returning and steady growth provides opportunities.

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This week: GhostConvey 2012 V14.1 is now available for download, building cycle sends positive signal, and property ownership in SA remains high.

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This week: June 2012 Property Barometer, Rode & Associates' annual events to be held in August, and Cape Town's property agents and auctioneers must register.

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This week:  FNB's estate agent, buy-to-let, rental and foreign residential buying markets; Joburg billing chaos continues; and SA's real estate market has transformed hugely.

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This week:  FNB Property Barometers for segments and Western Cape; valuations are 'distorting property market'; interest rates cut; and the agony of a Joburg ratepayer.

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This week: a raft of research from Absa -  their 3rd Quarter Housing Review, FNB's Western Cape and Holiday towns' barometers, and a Citiq City Index is launched.

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This week: Applause for a call to overhaul property industry, house price index points to a slowing down, and key drivers of office demand losing their oomph.

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This week:  municipalities to have decision making over land use, information technology does not replace estate agents, and getting a good home inspection.

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This week:  Gauteng Property Barometer, promises to sort out Jhb accounts, new EAAB administrator to be named and Oobarometer shows market confidence. 

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This week: Review Board decision substitutes Municipality's refusal to approve building plans, property repairs can sour relations, and 1st half 2012 residential building stats.

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This week: how property valuations work, non-mortgage household borrowing undermines household saving, and regional migration (semigration) trends in South Africa.

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This week:  August House Price Index, the benefits of 30 year home loans, the CPA and the responsibility of estate agents, and don't cut conveyancing corners.

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This week: Absa House Price Indices - August, shared ownership can be a trap, row over sale of repossessed properties rages on, and heritage processes.

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This week: SA's property sector worth R4.9 trillion, the SARB has done enough for home affordability, embedding fraud risk systems, and owners have the power. 

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This week: Residential building activity remains under pressure; property returns are holding steady, if unexciting; and a call to free up state land for new homes. 

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This week: September 2012 House Price Index, bank home loan deposit requirements back to recession levels, and who gets the interest in property transfers.

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This week: an uptick in annual house price growth, the number of home loans falls to an all time low, and Cape Town approves the 2012 Valuation Roll.

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This week: Property Barometer - Emigration and foreign buying, Durban's R500m property billing system, and why your bond is your best investment. 

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This week: Cut-price deals are no guarantee for conveyancing, conditional clauses are key when buying property, and a number of Property barometers.

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This week's round-up of property24.com stories includes: protection of personal information, hiked and backdated levies, and paying off a home loan early without penalties.

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This week : Property Barometers, Housing reviews, fiddling with home loans, the Rode Report, and Joburg property valuations are to be finalised soon.

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This week:  Absa October House Price Indices, do your research on gated properties before you buy, and is student housing an investment opportunity?

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This week:  3rd Quarter 2012 Segment House Review, Tribunal ponders whether touting rule contravenes Competition Act and a communication shift.

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This week: Strict lending criteria, rising household debt and living costs depress the market, 'resolving' Jhb bill queries and has residential building activity 'settled down'?

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This week: remarkable rental payment behaviour in Q3, tenant's bill is property owner's liability, and the practice of estate agents “buying” sole mandates is growing.

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This week: End of moratorium on tax looms for residential properties held in trust, sectional title units are not meant to house businesses and the FNB Barometer.

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This week:  Residential property recovering investment attractiveness, a slew of property predictions for 2013 and a call to save SA from the ‘housing cliff’.

2011
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This week: FNB and Absa property gurus reflect on a dull 2010 property year, Estate Agency Affairs Board moves against WMP and reflections on the future of conveyancing.

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This week: When to develop a property, bond application rejections are often illogical and making the paperless office work.

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This week: 4th Quarter 2010 FNB Estate Agent Survey, new land ownership plan, and sectional title owners responsible for excess payments on insurance claims.

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This week: FNB January 2011 House Price Index, mortgage advances, paying the right price for property and mortgage swindles make up 25% of finance fraud.

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This week: FNB and ABSA property reviews, home owners urged to avoid tax penalty, and a two day workshop in the drafting of wills.

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This week:.Quarterly Western Cape Property Review, understand your rights when entering into a property sale, and who pays the upkeep in a usufruct agreement.

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This week: First time buyers returning to property market, a shot in the arm for reform, and an oversupply of lawyers in UK will drive down costs.

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This week: Lots of mortgage and house price data to digest from FNB and ABSA along with who pays for the upkeep of a home in a usufruct agreement.

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This week: Absa House Price Index, feeding "lies" to the media and how to find the right conveyancer.

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This week: FNB Home Buying Confidence Indicator, wealthy suburbs show most recovery, and Singapore proposes new measures to protect conveyancing money.

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This week: FNB's Estate agent survey, Interprovincial migration monitor and Unscrupulous estate agents need to be aware, while a greedy solicitor who wasn't is jailed for fraudulent mortgage transactions.

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This week: Abandoning hope in property, Absa mortgage advances, FNB Estate Agent survey and household sector debt service risk.

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This week: Eastern Cape Residential Property Review, Absa House Price Indices and purchasers cannot claim for anything spent on home before transfer.

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This week: Buy-to-let survey, EAAB opens a window of disclosure to estate agents, and UK's first chain of 'high street lawyers' is set to revolutionize legal services.

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This week: Absa plans a big home loan push, owners are responsible for their tenants' conduct, and conveyancers must do more to tackle mortgage fraud.

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This week: Building activity continues to contract, affordable housing in demand, and FNB housing barometer shows growth in affordable housing sector segment.

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This week: SA won't experience a doom and gloom property correction, Absa Housing Review, FNB Property Barometer and mortgage advances growth remains sluggish.

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This week: Home values still under pressure, a smear campaign is alleged, and a big increase in black home ownership.
 

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This week: Absa - high density housing gets denser, generation x leads property recovery, a quality mark for conveyancing, and sole practitioners face a perfect storm.

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This week: Sars on top of new transfer duty system, Absa residential building stats, tenants be warned about improving properties, and conveyancing firms must change to compete.

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This week: FNB Property barometer, one cannot exit a property deal once the offer has been accepted, and a Sars land tax ruling comes as a shock for developers.

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This week: Absa House Price Index sees home values under pressure, start small and pay less, and a more professional estate agent profession is emerging.

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This week: The right time to buying a home, estate agent 'bribes' get seal of approval, and the FNB Estate Agent Property Barometer.

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This week: Nasty surprise as bank adjusts rates, online service speeds up home conveyancing process, and whether to rent or buy a home.

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This week: transfer duty system annoys conveyancers, exploiting the environment development gap, and mortgage advances remain sluggish.

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This week: Buy-renovate-sell investments fall 50%, Absa House Price Index and the FNB Property Barometer.

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This week: record bond applications and approval rates for Ooba, CPI affords defaulting tenants protection, and interest rates are not the defining factor in residential property.

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This week: four certificates necessary to sell a home, office rentals strengthen, and Cape Town declares war on problem properties.

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This week: residential building is mixed, rental market performance is strengthening and the residential property market remains sluggish.

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This week:  foreign buying in SA, Rode conference to address property woes, and FNB's Property Barometer.

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This week: FNB Property Barometer - Segment and Market Strength Review, ABSA House Price Indices and the need for a will if you own property.

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This week: the brain drain has slowed, integrated housing developments could help housing backlog, and homeowners are holding onto property for longer.

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This week: households are obsessed with consumption spending, Western Cape property market and leading indicators.

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This week: young buyers are back, the green paper on land reform runs into heavy fire, and FNB's Property Barometer shows growth in prices rising, but momentum falling.

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This week: EAAB’s shocking maladministration, Absa house price indices, an "entitlement mentality" and new plans for District 6.

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This week: FNB - 2nd quarter mortgage lending trends, tax implications on property rentals, and understanding how banks go about property valuations.

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This week:  Leading Business Cycle Indicator, investing is still very worthwhile - provided you know the rules, and "gazanging" on the rise.

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This week:  July Residential Building Stats, how margins get squeezed and where to for the commercial property industry.

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This week: transport corridors present opportunities, coastal provinces are more cyclical than inland provinces, the rand is key, and some more housing indices.

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This week: FNB home buying estate agent survey, homeloans for the highly indebted and oldies supporting residential supply.

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This week: Invitation for comments on the Green paper on land Reform, new buyers buying and 20 million UK searches.

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This week: no bonds if alterations are illegal, Standard bank financing almost half new home loans, and FNB estate agent surveys for all, townships and holiday segments.

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This week: Analysts challenge a property pundit's call not to buy and a raft of housing statistics and analysis from FNB and Absa.

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This week: Buying a house could age you two years, house price indices, and homeowners are not overspending - it's costs rising beyond their control. 

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This week:  John Loos talks about property business, 3rd Quarter Investment, long leases, and what is the ROI on law firm marketing?

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This week:  Property deals to avoid, leading SARB indicators, residential maintenance, and courage needed for land reform. 

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This week: A new GhostConvey support number, FNB November House Price Index and residential property's shadow inventory.

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This week: Absa house price indices, Knight Frank Global House Price Index, and the Rental Housing Amendment Bill.

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This week: Commercial property prospects for 2012, billions to be spent on Cape foreshore properties and re-zoning delays are killing business.

2010
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This week: FNB House Price Index, it is still bad, but get some tips, and estate agents give their views on what to expect in 2010.

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This week: FNB building and fixed investment statistics, the effect of social media on the property industry, and legal writing workshops.

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This week: FNB comment on the interest rate decision, trustees rights, and how to avoid property tax by getting more wives.

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This week: FNB January House Price Index, don't renege on contracts, three property investment styles and a note on the section 9(20).

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This week: Praise for Aus e-conveyancing initiative, sectional title overcrowding, and auctions - the next decade.

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This week: Fixed investment update, banks cautious on 100% bonds, and South Africa's best property returns.

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This week: CPI and Eskom tariff hikes, 500 000 shacks to be upgraded, and SARB Leading Indicator.

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This week: FNB February house price index, SA 24th on property rights index, and the growing need to buy a smaller home.

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This week: taking advantage of a shortage of properties, Tesco's online service, and free L.E.A.D seminars.

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This week: Streamlining the development process, curbs on land rights and the Cape Metro Property market.

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This week: Evictions, the Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and a Local Government Law Workshop.

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This week: taking precautions against charlatans, the buy-to-let market, and an advanced certificate in insolvency litigation and administration practice.

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This week: Council ineptitude leads to deeds crisis, the emerging middle class homebuyer, and adapting to a rapidly changing market.

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This week: Do we still need notaries, the way forward according to Absa and Fine & Country, and Steady but slow.

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This week: FNB April 2010 House Price Index, law graduates face community service, and it is still location, location, location.

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This week: More home buyers using the Internet, value saga deepens, and how to ensure your bond application is secure with the banks.

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This week: First quarter 2010 building stats, reckless lending conviction bad for property, and an Administration of Estates Workshop.

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This week: FNB Eastern Cape Property Review, non-paying tenants, cheap conveyancing and does the (UK) Law Society know there is an Internet generation?

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This week: FNB May House Price Index, Cape Town Deeds Office World Cup arrangements, and referral fees are deserved.

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This week: Wanted!! Attorneys to teach practice management, Cape Town Deeds Office World Cup arrangements, and smaller houses are in demand.

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This week: FNB April building statistics, English conveyancers vulnerable to mortgage fraud, and why it might be wise to rent for a period before buying.

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This week:. Transfer nightmare in Johannesburg, property syndication complaints and tax amnesty - is it worth the effort?

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This week: FNB June house price index, don't pretend there are no delays says DA, and a conveyancing giant snaps up a competitor.

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This week: Development land attracting investors, secrets of a successful estate agent and offshore property.

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This week: FNB second quarter buy-to-let analytics, Road Accident Fund update, and when is it time to upgrade your property?

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This week: FNB Residential Residential Property Outlook, practical advice for renovations, and the Rode property report.

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This week: It's all FNB with FNB's Estate Agent Survey, Mortgage and Household Credit Barometer and their SARB Leading Indicator Property Barometers.

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This week: FNB Cape Property Review, "mini-peaks" in residential property and deeds recording and land registration in the Bahamas.

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This week: Cape Town is top of South Africa's semi-gration patterns, Absa House Price Indices, and land fraud in Malaysia.

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This week: Absa Third Quarter Housing Review, why reasons to not buy property don't hold, and why paying off your bond faster is a good idea.

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This week: Deeds Office strike is bad news, small conveyancing firms under threat in UK and the bond registration process.

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This week: Mortgage and household credit, FNB Property Barometer - we are part of the world, and a quick history of demolishing buildings.

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This week: the building and renovations market, the buy to let market and be aware of the nature of property syndications.

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This week: High Net Worth Segment showing solid fundamentals, a new court ruling on clearance certificates and Deeds Office fraud could cost Johannesburg.

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This week: Consumer Protection Act implementation deferred, a conveyancing association established in the UK, and Western Cape house price growth slows.

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This week: FNB Property Barometer, an international Property Law Conference, and all is not lost for self employed bond applicants.

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This week: Is anyone awake at the EAAB, a new land policy, and trading conditions in the residential property sector are actually quite good.

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This week: FNB August 2010 Building Stats, how Sars ring fences a loss on rental properties and South African 'legals' put in more hours than peers abroad.

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This week: Quarterly housing reviews from Absa and FNB, the need for a quorum to conduct business on behalf of a body corporate, and traditional conveyancing seen as unsustainable.

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This week: Absa Mortgage Advances, FNB and Absa house price indices and the world's top performing property market.

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This week: L.E.A.D Maintenance courses, plans to privatise the Land Registry in England are criticised and the Council of Mortgage Lenders wants stricter rules for conveyancers.

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This week: "Back to the city" for many semigrants, Pietermaritzburg Registrar's Circular 8/2010 and transfer of ownership by waiver.

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This week: Proposed plumbing certificate is a bureaucratic imposition, a profile of the IEASA, and a faulty contract costs owner her property.

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This week: Investing in industrial property, new fees guidelines for property valuers, FNB Property Price Index, and the Irish economic woes will be felt in South Africa.

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This week: ABSA November House Price Index, Deeds Office working hours, a property year in review and Land Registry to propose land registration changes.

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This week: Modernising Ontario's electronic land registration system, promoting the conveyancing profession, and a somewhat tarnished Platinum Planet.

2009
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This week: fewer estate agents, 12 year low house price growth, and Oz conveyancers in layoffs.

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This week: costly war erupts, Standard Bank Residential Property Gauge, and land rights lost.

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This week: Luxury homes, "Cooling off" threshold to be increased, and conveyancing specialists go into receivership.

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This week: buying property via SMS, sole mandates, and property values to turn.

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This week: Property and Budget 2009, GhostPractice rolls out 12 more sites, divorce rates fall with house prices.

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This week: Bond originators must stay, collapsing from the bottom, demand nosedives.

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This week: Blood on the floor, negative equity and paid referrals.

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This week: The science behind improved billing, FNB House Price Index, and how attorneys manage property deposits.

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This week: Property corruption shocker, exodus, and tackling the housing backlog.

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This week: Low rates won't boost building, what a body corporate is not responsible for, and the UK Law Society to probe the home buying process.

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This week: Home loan applications in the dustbin, private selling, and a bid to protect homeowners in forced sales.

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This week: Can things get any worse, regulating the mortgage origination industry, and Land Registry online?

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This week: Absa house price indices, the March Oobarometer, and the first mortgage to be signed electronically in England.

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This week: Simplified electrical certificates, Land Registry hikes fees to make ends week and a big finger.

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This week: the law of relativity applied to investments, rent shocker ruling, and the pitfalls of rent-to-own agreements.

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This week: swimming pools, private sales vs estate agent sales, and auctions showing a positive reaction from rates cuts.

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This week: Standard Bank Residential Property Report, FNB House Price Index, and buy property soon or weep.

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This week: the abstract theory of transfer, collecting rent from recalcitrant tenants, and you're hired!

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This week: affordable housing could face a sub-prime crisis, selling your property - the options, and March building statistics.

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This week: FNB building cost indices, how SA's property prices rank, and a forfeited farm dispute is resolved.

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This week: FNB House Price Index, there is hope for the SA property market, and conveyancers must focus on purchases.

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This week: Absa house price indices, avoiding dud tenants, and learning about risk and return?

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This week: more pain looms, the impact of green building legislation in the future, and a baked bean protest.

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This week: health of building industry requires intensive care, tax breaks loom for property investors and life rights for retirees explained.

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This week: firms sheltered from global market turmoil, FNB House Price Index, and a power struggle with public mudslinging.

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This week: an up tick in property prices, brighter borrowing and be sure to exercise an option in good time.

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This week: a mild recovery, quick fixes for desperate property sellers, and keeping the paper trail when exercising an option to renew a lease

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This week: Whither the agents, why we should be sceptical about the house market, and feeling the pinch.

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This week: Lower interest rates not working yet, commercial property still buoyant, and beware the implications of making promising statements.

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This week: signing on the dotted line, proposed new fee tariffs for property valuers, and the July FNB House Price Index.

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This week: credit crunch is good for property, bringing in the lawyers and the pros and cons of long leases.

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This week: house prices on the rise, the Land Bank is turning around and pursuing development, and the advantages of a shorter law firm name.

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This week: property prices are perking up, land claim purchases on hold, and a huge vote of confidence for conveyancing solicitors.

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This week: House prices are showing stronger signs of market improvement, home loans business should perk up soon, and a workshop on environmental law offered by L.E.A.D.

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This week: A rocky road ahead, but opportunities exist, ghost bidders - ghost property profits, and L.E.A.D needs instructors.

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This week: "I never intended to pass transfer", UK plans to improve conveyancing, Standard Bank dumps mortgage originator.

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This week: It's property time, we deserve every cent, and estate and managing agents must register when collecting arrear debts.

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This week: FNB House Price Index looks positive, yet Standard bank sees no spark, while conveyancing reform in England seen as self serving.

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This week: FNB Residential Property Barometers for Cape Town and Johannesburg, and the Absa House Price Index.

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This week: Bouncing back, crime situation still a cause for concern for property, and banks won't be forced to ease credit extension.

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This week: FNB Property Barometers for vacant land, Nelson Mandela Bay and eThwekini.

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This week: FNB Property Barometers for Tshwane, a Mortgage Market Update, and beware of shysters.

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This week: House price inflation continues, Standard Bank sees house prices bottoming out, and property increasingly part of middle class investors' retirement portfolio.

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This week: Bank manager nasties, FNB housing affordability index, the Residential Property Cycle, and being a conveyancing client.

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This week: Price your property right, FNB building and fixed investment update, building plans passed and the Rode Report.

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This week: Property24 wins, Levitt is no longer a property bear, and a rate cut is unlikely.

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This week: Streamline wins court case, FNB House Price Index, and 2010 impact to be long-term.

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This week: Eskom and other home cost effects, Absa house price indices, and tenants must avoid distressed landlords.

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This week: Household financial conditions, an insatiable appetite for property and the building sector is not out of the woods.

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This week: Year of the property bear? E-Conveyancing means faster deals and counter negativity with facts.

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This week: Daylight saving at Livingstone Leandy, Paddocks offering sectional title scholarships, and the expropriation whip to be cracked.

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This week: Surviving a slump, scrambling to sell, and mortgage advances continue to decline.

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This week: More home for less, ABSA, DBSA to fund cheap homes, and court chaos over eviction order.

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This week: Property wish list for the budget, asking prices, and R50,000 a month for an ordinary home.

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This week: Estate agents unite, lending a hand, and the effect of the electricity crisis on property.

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This week: Next-door right argued in court, borrowers' blues, and Tabloid Tuesday.

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This week: bearish and bullish, five scary effects, and the annual SAPOA convention.

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This week: carnage among agents, be diligent on plot and plan sales, and the land expropriation bill.

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This week: Property boundaries, a row is brewing, and SA residential property is impressive by world standards.

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This week: Building spat, land process blamed for costly homes, and Nedbank Property (Cape) projected to increase turnover.

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This week: House prices drop, expropriation bill opposition and mortgage advances growth dips below 20% .

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This week: Not long before property turns the corner, title insurance, and residential developers in Cape Town's uncertainties eased.

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This week: Deducting property taxes, interest rates to knock sales, and deregulated systems preferable.

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This week: Emigration, check your property boundaries, and going bust.

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This week: VAT issues, a battling property market, and worrying legalities.

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This week: A correction, a revolt, and Section 35A's implication for emigrating sellers.

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This week: the effects of tighter lending, interest rates, and the land bill faces a challenge.

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This week: Green HIPs, semigration, and a tax tip for fixing up rental property.

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This week: A double rate hike looms, using technology to buy property, and the top end is still buoyant.

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This week: Free fall predicted, new life to old neighbourhoods, and crossing the bar.

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This week: Banks and the property slump, green building, and quick conveyancing.

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This week: Rental property, the next seven biblical years, and swapping property out of a CC.

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This week: The domino effect, finding value in property, and the National Treasury welcomes the Banking Enquiry Report.

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This week: the Expropriation Bill, tough to get a home loan, and getting tax deductions for property repairs.

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This week: Absa confirms the plunge, chancers, and the Credit Act saved South Africa.

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This week: investing in residential property, untrained agents, and a healthy big picture.

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This week: FNB survey shows a five year low, estate agents patch up their differences, and a property law shocker.

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This week: a push for change, middle market house price growth, and bankers are placing their bets on commercial property.

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This week: the release of the first oobarometer, dumping the Land Occupation Bill and e-conveyancing is a load of tosh.

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This week: property bulls and their dust, a ray of hope for rates, and tips for retaining one's property.

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This week: Tito's property crash "cushion", established estate agents, and purchasing property as a "legal entity".

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This week: Expropriation Bill is shelved, why do we buy property, and instalment sale agreements.

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This week: R75bn needed for redistribution, "loaded" deals and how VAT affects property speculation.

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This week: Good news for property, when God is acting, and property sales start to improve.

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This week: the worst and the best, the Property Charter, and electronic acceptance of an offer to purchase.

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This week: qualifying for a bond, the chain gang and South Africa's tough credit rules will buffer us from the sub prime crisis.

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This week: edging towards deflation, fiddling with figures and the long term outlook for property is positive.

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This week: New ideas for housing and finance needed, lowest growth in 15 years, and e-conveyancing not a priority.

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This week: dwindling estate agent numbers, early revival signs and the rising credit toll on properties.

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This week: Standard Bank tightens credit screws, interesting trends in SA housing and underwater mortgages.

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This week: Mortgage advances, stamp duty on property leases scrapped, and the drama continues with Australia's NEC e-conveyancing system.

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This week: further property declines for 2009, missing a trick, and a practical approach is necessary.

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This week: Market overview, E-Conveyancing funds not wasted, and foreign ownership of land.

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This week: Six reasons to be cheerful, Credit Act 'saved house market', and township property booms.

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This week: a review of the township markets, property developments, and smaller affordable homes.

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This week: Now is the time to buy, owners and tenants in court, and a haunted mortgage book.

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This week: undervaluing homes, don't bank on the benefits of an interest rate cut and coping with the current financial crisis.

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This week: Residential property price growth slows sharply, squatters' rights and municipal rates.

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This week: Investing in 2007, a chance to own one's own house, and Denton action.

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This week: R140m for 3ha in Sandton CBD, fraud charges, and flying property in 2008.

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This week: Municipal rates crunch, Hout Bay rezoning, and honours for Meumann White Attorneys of KwaZulu Natal.

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This week: Transfer duty cuts on cards, a crouch before property leaps, and affording the average house.

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This week: Seven-year itch, mixed property plan, and maybe sectional title trustees should get paid for their jobs.

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This week: skyrocketing Cape property values, Oudekraal, and inner-city evictions.

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This week: What R800 000 will get you, check the rent, and property web sites power ahead.

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This week: House price growth, long leases becoming an option, and a ruckus in Mpumalanga.

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This week: Rates and Cape Town, housing crisis, and expropriation issues.

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This week: Be your own estate agent, Reits, soaring Cape property prices, and building plans up

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This week: Jhb evictions continue, not necessarily higher taxes and sub-prime lending in SA.

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This week: Building better municipalities, firm house prices, and Durban's plans logjam.

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This week: Bryanston idles, clarity on short term leases, and cash back on your bond.

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This week: Home buyers and sellers are in tune, new challenges and ten trends keeping property on the boil.

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This week: 'Apartheid' town planning, clarity on the coastal bill and the transfer process explained.

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This week: Big estate agencies, Cape Town property valuations - pay up, and the source of water rights.

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This week: Cape Town home prices, no leave to appeal, and Cape Town's 'green' bylaws.

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This week: Residential property still performing well, common data standards, and the foreigners are back.

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This week: Average home price to hit R1 million, Credit Act implications, and the establishment of a Green Building Council.

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This week: Bubble is far away, FIC investigations, and HIPS should be put on the scrap heap.

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This week: Credit law implications, 'sleepy solicitors', and dispossessed farmer ruling.

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This week: Estate agent qualifications, Johannesburg rates, and a loophole for buyers.

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This week: Transnet sells housing loan book, Banks, the NCA and you, a call for the Deeds Registry to be deemed an essential service.

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This week: Blowing up the coastline for a view, Easier2Move saves time, and problems with the NHBRC's new code of conduct.

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This week: low price growth, the NCA and its effects on house sales, and land transfers.

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This week: Jo'burg to cut development red tape, bond cancellation fees, and land registration in India.

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This week: house prices could double by 2011, building boom to continue, and quicker, greener house buying.

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This week: Foreigners can continue to buy, the Coastal Management Bill, and rezoning in Johannesburg.

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This week: mortgage advances cool, house prices, and housing lists.

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This week: no hurray for Hips, rates hikes slow rise in house prices, and how to make a building pay.

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This week: Property pain has just begun, US loan crisis, and the Insider Colour Supplement #1.

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This week: Evictions, land claimants must get their papers in, and the benefits of e-conveyancing.

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This week: No ban on sale to foreigners, slowing prices, and listing race.

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This week: Conveyancing mistakes, the new gold belt and give advance notice when cancelling a bond.

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This week: Recognising the next best thing, pinch to relax, property nuts.

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This week: Take land, not payouts, boom time for some estate agents, and mortgage originators save SA consumers billions of rand.

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This week: Cheaper houses in the limelight, a home loans shake up, and keeping informal settlements.

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This week: Richtersveld case ends, Integer captures loan applications, and KwaZulu's valuation race.

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This week: Tough times for property, NHBRC and Sapoa bridge differences, and ANC objects to land ownership study.

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This week: Paddocks offers scholarships in property management, understanding the NCA, and getting one's tax in order.

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This week: The NCA, interest rates and their effects, land reform, and Johannesburg rates.

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This week: Rental market to fly, don't delay property plans, and Rudco fails to pay lenders.

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This week: Survival guide, a loota continua, and an estate agents' assessment centre launched.

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This week: Mortgage approvals stabilise, pay-back for nasty neighbours, and an electronic system is closer in Australia.

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This week: Land Register in UK, more can afford property in SA, and a plea for a first time subsidy.

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This week: Being a millionaire, slowdown in house prices escalating, and estate agent exam exstension welcomed.

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This week: Don't abandon ownership, logging on for mortgages, and home is where the holiday is.

2006
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This week: high-tech land resurvey project, no property collapse and the crisis that isn't.

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This week: Cheaper legal fees, Dark Age banking and "because we can".

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This week: Eco-crusader, EAAB welcomes DTI decision and Australian lawyer and estate agents perform over ethics gibe.

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This week: Sunshine state targeted, retirement property and how about a change in SA property industry.

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This week: The danger of 100% home loans, losing land, and house price growth declines.

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This week: Property syndication rules, negligence, and an end to view battle.

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This week: Banning sales of land, errant developers and illegal practices.

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This week: Koeberg housing project row, housing subsidies and mortgages slow.

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This week: Problems with HIPs, illegal Johannesburg evictions, and the land moratorium.

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This week: Gautrain, slowdown in building plans, and issuing title deeds to shacks.

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This week: Willing buyer, willing seller principle, construction and property charters signed, and trashing green laws.

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This week: Rode.co.za, sharp practices, and state should share the risk burden.

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This week: property barons, Standard Chartered wants to grow, and house price growth.

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This week: A need to clarify foreign buyer policy, Korbitec Legal Golf Challenge, and the changing property market.

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This week: Selling with tenants, spotting bargains, and now for some real skills.

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This week: Expropriations, houses still affordable for most, and long lost deeds.

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This week: land reform on track, count your blessings, and a property conference.

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This week: walkway halted, lowest house price growth in five years, and Gautrain land grab.

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This week: Change, easy buying, DIY developing, and an unhappy housing minister.

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This week: new houses are cheaper, insurance and 'Tesco' law in the UK.

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This week: a shift in living trends, mortgage advances, and housing the millions.

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This week: the township property market, house-price growth, and delays caused by zoning.

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This week: SA house prices outstrip all others, Irish land law reform bill and dealing in property online.

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This week: Land Registry, a windfall for Saambou clients, and shaky foundations.

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This week: House price growth lower, is the party over and an Australian building society scandal.

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This week: low house price growth, "One South African, one holiday home" - a good read, and land claims.

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This week: leasehold as an alternative, house hunting on Mondays, and agents who 'buy' sole mandates.

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This week: World cup fever, speculators, and sectional title office and industrial schemes.

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This week: Educating estate agents, FICA compliance, and getting ugly.

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This week: Property panic is over, property as a pension and where the billions are.

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This week: Empty designer flats, an office boom, and an action plan.

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This week: Building frenzy slows, rentals to rise, and the beast is back.

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This week: Rates rock investors, testing the "Chain Matrix" system, and sellers appointing conveyancers in land claims.

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This week: Cocking a snoot, state to sell properties, and a liquid market coming.

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This week: Real house prices decline, CGT, and valuation industry needs to play catch up with boom.

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This week: Township demand, mass culling of estate agents and over 65s to access home equity.

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This week: Bad taste, super growth in house prices over, and the V&A has been sold.

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This week: SA awash with estate agents, criminals buying property, and worsening house affordability.

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This week: A rift is brewing, SA house price growth slips, and a lack of progress.

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This week: Speeding up land reform, Nedbank in housing loan deal, and why foreigners wanted the V&A Waterfront.

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This week: Property guides before tribunal on cartel rates, housing backlog grows, and mushrooming shopping centres.

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This week: Real house prices face fall, mortgage tax relief urged, and buying repossessed properties.

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This week: Cracks in house price data, smaller houses, and New Zealand's property law bill.

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This week: Continuing chill, granting a bond, and the 2014 land target.

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This week: Missing housing bubble by a whisker, illegal land invaders, and attorneys should hold tenants' deposits.

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This week: township property sales boom, interest rate hike is being "absorbed" and protecting landlords.

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This week: golf ball ruling, narrowing the gap, and baring their beauty.

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This week: Offers can fall through, foreigners could face property ban, but they are losing interest anyway.

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This week: Foreign land sales, clarifying the stance on evictions, and buying process is a mystery to many.

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This week: protection from title defects in the USA; property in India and the merit of "aggressive" offers.

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This week: Buying property overseas, protecting your property and the next property trend.

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This week: Fairview row continues, land claims to be settled in 2005, and a man buys an aviary for his mother-in-law to live in.

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This week: a plasma TV with the mortgage, occupation is not possession, and extending land claims.

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This week: the property market to let out some air, buying foreign property, and speeding up property searches.

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This week: an effort to ease the housing backlog, number of estate agents on the rise, the effect of property prices on estate duty.

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This week: land owners to be classified, vacant land outperforms housing and Big Bay land sales scrapped.

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This week: property - less of a seller's market, Johannesburg town planners resign and the national obsession with real estate.

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This week: the housing market could get chilly, the failure of land grabs in Zimbabwe and securitisation of loans.

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This week: Name changes, property auctions and a punt on township property.

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This week: Worldwide deed scam, a boom in vacant land and British Land tells lawyers to work smarter.

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This week: Rowdy Scotsmen, 3 Bo-Kaap tenants evicted for "Parasitic occupation", and the World Cup will lift property prices.

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This week: The online buying boom in South Africa, mortgage fraud in the USA and Unlucky 118.

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This week: KZN land claim settlements, a deeds mountain to conquer and the need to read the small print.

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This week: Property firms in UK must "catch up", South African valuers are too conservative and the Municipal Property Tax Act is regarded as mostly good news.

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This week: Mortgage originators generate billions in loans, the property charter, and estate agents' conflicts of interest.

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This week: Bo-Kaap preservation plea, flat plans fall flat, and "Ian Revue" steals £800,000 in stamp duty.

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This week: Property charter offers huge promise, builders renege on house-building contracts and property title is the key to wealth creation.

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This week: Valid electrical certificates of compliance, Oudekraal development, and tax implications when buying commercial property.

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This week: SA property relatively cheap, low cost housing on golf estates, and buy to let not the best proposition.

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This week: Nedbank's hunger for home loans, you can't just pocket the rent, and the housing market is cooling off.

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This week: cluster living, property transfer duties soar, and a restitution loophole is to be closed.

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This week: Improve, don't overcapitalise, expensive houses not selling, and the ripple effect.

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This week: PA BetterBond's huge deal, lawyers must restore faith in property deals, and plebeians continue to love Tuscan.

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This week: Transfers give receiver a tax gap, finding a house in an expensive market, and Zimbabwe's plight.

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This week: Mortgage originators rip off, seven nasty property traps and a clampdown on shady deals.

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This week: Delays in property transfers, credit under the microscope, and are we an abnormal society?

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This week: Stiff new law to protect environment, the property market is not in a bubble, and mortgages are up by R10bn a month.

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This week: Victorian solicitors ahead in the conveyancing battle, 62 000 land claims settled, and the Atlantic seaboard bubble experiences a blow-out.

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This week: More lending but fewer transactions, a call to review land policy, and American homes are still selling.

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This week: The Zim route, house price growth prospects could turn bleak, and land reform.

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This week: Agents can help state on land reform, learning from Zimbabwe, and the offshore endgame.

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This week: Home demand patterns changing, a call for affordable mortgages, and free conveyancing.

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This week: U-turn on Zimbabwe comments, a 'Blind man could see residential property boom is near its end' and no national address register.

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This week: Fly-by-night estate agents, sharp practices and mortgage originators, and neighbours clash over view.

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This week: Board lashed for lack of action, house prices exceed replacement costs, and leading a double life.

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This week: Managing sectional title complexes properly, homeowners can score big, and a new scam.

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This week: Absa tightens lending rules, home loan gloves come off, and cracks appearing in property and building charters.

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This week: Expropriation hailed by SACP, hopes for the housing compact, and Tsotsi landlords.

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This week: property taxes rise by stealth, property as a pension, and different valuations.

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This week: Boom gates to stay, property looking for a soft landing, and 'spot the ball and win my flat'.

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This week: high housing demand, tax incentives for developers, and buying land on the moon.

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This week: How mortgage originators work, an industry holding its breath (over EAAB), and only 14% of South Africans own property.

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This week: Boom gates, mortgage growth rockets, and large differences in housing affordability.

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This week: Housing model shines, land claims, and sectionalisation in South Africa.

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This week: EAAB strike, what estate agents will not tell you, and the property bubble is a myth.

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This week: view dispute in Bryanston, end of EAAB strike, and pricey land boosts house prices.

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This week: Voetstoets, HIP HIP Hurray, and the property boom could fund the Gautrain.

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This week: Slowdown? What slowdown? Pressure on agents and EU mortgage integration.

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Links to articles on property law, the mortgage industry, bank news, property news, the off-beat and related tangential ephemera culled from the web during the last week.

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This week's bytes include: mortgage broking in Australia, the land registry mess in Uganda, a devious mortgage fraud that almost succeeded, and buying property in space.

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This week: a call for the reform of property laws; holiday homes under threat; and illegal land invaders are given their marching orders.

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Bytes this week include landowners winning a 10-year battle, mortgage fraud growth and land policy in Kenya.

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Included in Bytes this week: land reforms, fraud, "flipping", Zulu descendants of a Scot get rights to land and a property nightmare.

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This week: land reform, woman property owners, automated title searches and a panel to probe foreign land ownership.

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This week includes: home loans surge by 18,3%, the need for speedier land reform and a vindictive laird.

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This week: housing grants to the poor, mortgage advisers and poor service, and property taxes on foreigners.

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This week: Scotland wants to change laws governing property deals, taxpayers could face hefty fines over CGT, and a rate cut could derail property market.

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This week: DIY selling, a law to control unruly renters and a mortgage fraud epidemic in the USA.

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This week: New Zealand wants to stop its land sell-off, Tasmanian estate agents might be compelled to disclose the worst defects in houses and the Welsh wonder who owns parts of their country.

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This week: New Australian shared equity loan, title deed confusion in Zambia, and a businessman wins his battle over shopping mall land in Durban.

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This week: Conveyancing attorneys in Barbados, estate agents slug it out in Sydney and an advanced search and information package for lawyers in England.

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This week: an opinion on tenants' rent, lawyers to bid for work and the launch of the Urban Renewal Tax Incentive scheme.

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This week: Water is a public resource; tread the servitude minefield carefully, and England to introduce new mortgage rules to protect mortgagees.

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This week: Mortgage brokers under disclosure spotlight; new land laws in Kenya, and scams are fuelling squatting in the Philippines.

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This week: shooting to defend property, high resolution property photos and mortgage gripes rise in Australia.

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This week: South African tycoons fight over prime piece of land, market-driven fees "unfair" to house buyers and get your mortgage at the checkout.

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This week: loans for the poor in South Africa, abolition of the feudal system in Scottish land law, and municipal costs explained.

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This week: Goodbye feudalism, hello feuds, restrictions on boom gates and demand outstrips supply in housing market.

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This week: Estate agents get clobbered, stealing houses and paperless mortgages.

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This week: Calls to seize land, mortgage lenders in USA plan to outsource, and beware bogus estate agents.

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This week: Greedy developers, building a property owning democracy and Australia wants to abolish stamp duty on property transfers.