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SARB To Hold Rate But Hike Around The Corner

SARB to hold rate but hike around the corner – expert panel

South Africa’s prime lending rate is currently at 7%, the lowest it has been in five decades. As the Monetary Council of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is set to meet at the end of March, a unanimous vote by 25 economists on Finder’s repo rate forecast report thinks the bank will continue to hold the rate. Web Design | Marketing | PhotographyRead More ...

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Do’s and don’ts when buying property with family

Buying property with family can be a solution on a multitude of fronts – the elderly are cared for, costs are shared … But things can go wrong, and when they do they can ruin your most precious relationships. So, what are the “dos and don’ts”? Shaun Dubois of Just Property, says he is seeing more and more multi-generational living arrangements: “This was always common in certain cultures but...

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What buyers need to know about purchasing a distressed property

What buyers need to know about purchasing a distressed property 20 Dec 2020 The unfortunate reality is that there has been an increase in the number of distressed property sales owing to the lockdown and a rising unemployment rate. While interest rate cuts provided a ‘massive stimulus’ to the market, demand has slowed as signs of consumer distress start filtering...

Renting vs Buying

Renting vs buying property in South Africa right now

Driven by attractive interest rates and more lenient loan criteria, tenants now have their sights firmly set on owning a home. While many – particularly the millennial generation – chose to travel and live more ‘freely’ in the past, priorities have since changed, says Grant Smee, managing director for Only Realty. “Travel and event restrictions remain in place and lockdown has forced many to...

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10 Incredible Before-and-After Living Room Makeovers

Living rooms are usually one of the first rooms you think about decorating or redesigning when moving into a new place or when it is time for a makeover. Some rooms might be dated or no longer functional; other rooms may be too spacious or too cramped. There are fixes for every budget and every taste and style to consider. Here are 10 before-and-after makeovers for living room spaces that were ready for...

The story behind Baggies beach

How did the spot acquire its name? Bet you never thought it happened like this…   A view from the top of Baggies beach, with the use of a local photographer's drone. PHOTO: Daniel Dedekind WARNER Beach has always been referred to as Baggies Beach or ‘Baggies’ for as long as most local residents can remember. No doubt, the question has crossed many minds: How did the spot acquire its...

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PICS: Sardine activity increases on the KZN South Coast as winter chill sets in

Durban - As Princess Elsa continues weave her icy spell around parts of the country, the cooler temperatures have brought large pockets of sardines to the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast with lots of activity reported on Monday.  According to Ugu South Coast Tourism, shoals of sardines were sighted with netting taking place at Pennington and Scottburgh.  Dolphins, sharks and gannets were seen pursuing the...

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A simple guide to the new level 4 lockdown rules in South Africa

A simple guide to the new level 4 lockdown rules in South Africa Minister of Cooperative Governance Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has unveiled new rules that will kick in on Friday, 1 May, when South Africa moves to level 4 on the COVID-19 alert system. South Africa is currently at level 5, with strict rules in place to contain the spread of the virus. While the country will remain under lockdown under...

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