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Why ‘semigrants’ are following the money

Why ‘semigrants’ are following the money

South African "semigrants" – those people relocating to different parts of the country, rather than emigrating – are mainly moving for economic reasons, according to a survey undertaken by First National Bank. Relocation for work, or better...

The pros and cons of coastal retirement

The pros and cons of coastal retirement

Coastal retirement seems like everyone's idea of paradise: beach walks, dips in the ocean and, of course, the view. But is your plan to buy a property that will appreciate in value so you can sell it later on? Or are you thinking of staying put for...

A revolutionary home ownership concept

A revolutionary home ownership concept

First-time home buyers and self-employed potential buyers struggle to enter the property market. Nearly 50% of employed bond applicants are declined every month and about 58% of self-employed applicants can't secure home loans, which is not good...

An alternative to losing your home

An alternative to losing your home

What do you do if you can't keep up with your bond repayments and you're facing having your home repossessed? You could sell, but what if you owe the bank R1 000 000 but you can't get your asking price and the best you can get is R800 000? Selling...