If you’re considering selling your home, now is a good time to do it. The combination of record low interest rates, and a surge in buyers looking to buy new homes since the end of the hard lockdown, means the local property market is ‘extremely attractive’ for sellers, says residential property experts  Leadhome.

While retirement in its broadest sense represents a change in lifestyle in one way or another, the fact is, the traditional concept of retirement has changed significantly over the past few decades, with, for example many people in their 60s still very active and in their 70s still working, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

The Land Use Development Management directorate within the Department of Development Planning will, as of Monday, 03 August 2020, commence with the advertising of land use applications, as required by the City of Johannesburg Municipal Planning Bylaw, 2016.

Richmond Corner shopping centre opened in Cape Town introducing some 6,500m2 of sought-after convenience retail and uplifting its community.

The residential property market in the Eastern Cape has remained surprisingly resilient during the unprecedented times the economy currently faces, says Pam Golding Properties.

The further reduction of the repo rate by 25 basis points to an all-time low of 3.5% takes the prime interest rate down to 7%, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

Following the required pause during lockdown, construction has once again resumed on the Old Cape Quarter luxury mixed-use development, located at the popular Cape Quarter Precinct in De Waterkant.

When South Africa went into a hard lockdown on 27 March, government’s aim was to use the time to ramp up the readiness of healthcare facilities and hospitals around the country in preparation of the expected COVID-19 peak.

The second quarter of 2020 (Q2 20) commenced with two months of lockdown for the real estate industry.

Property in the Western Cape is regarded by many as among the most expensive in the country, and for first-home buyers, often completely out of reach. 

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