Should you pay extra into your bond?

With savings rates at rock-bottom, overpaying on your bond is often a no-brainer. And for many it is, there’s the potential to save a huge amount even if you can afford an extra R100 a month. “If you get it right, paying more into your bond can be a huge cash boost,” enthuses Charlotte Vermaak,…

Should you buy property near a school?

Deciding where to send your children to school is one of the biggest decisions of parenthood – and it is increasingly related to where you decide to buy a home in adulthood. Property professionals say homes close to top schools regularly achieve sale-price premiums compared to neighbouring areas. “We know that school information is important…

Nelson Mandela Bay, welcome your new agents

Jackie Anderson and Reg Fridey have joined Chas Everitt Nelson Mandela Bay to work in the metro and help people own a piece of the city they love. Working in the Uitenhage and Despatch area, Jackie Anderson wants to add value and guide home buyers and sellers through the process. “Buying and selling a home…

Golf estate living: on the upswing

Until a decade ago, a home on a golf course was prime real estate. The good news is that the industry appears to be on the upswing (pun intended).

When to buy (or run from) a tenanted property

Any landlord or investor knows good tenants are worth their weight in gold. So, it goes without saying that finding a property already occupied by a dependable, trustworthy tenant is something of a bonus for property investors: immediate rental income, no upfront agent fees, confidence in the reliability of the occupant…