Home sellers used to count on curb appeal to make a good first impression on potential buyers. Now, with more homebuyers starting their house hunt online, a home’s “picture appeal” is taking over as the top way to impress buyers.
Student accommodation a key driver in Bloemfontein’s residential property market
05 Dec 2022
A university city, Bloemfontein’s residential property market enjoys the spin-offs of its well-established educational infrastructure by way of accommodation for students, employees, associated services, and the investment by parents
There are a number of costs to factor in when selling a property – many of which are payable upfront before transfer can occur. To avoid being caught short, sellers are advised to have adequate savings in place before placing their home on the market.
Collect rent in cash? Make sure you stay compliant with money laundering rules
24 Jan 2023
According to an International Monetary Fund assessment, “the widespread use of cash in South Africa poses a high risk for money laundering and terrorist financing”. With that in mind, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued a report in October 2021 requiring substantial legislative changes by November 2022 in order for South Africa to avoid being greylisted by the international watchdog.
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