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Goals Setting Is An Important Step In Your New Career Venture

When setting out to achieve new career goals, it is natural that your motivation and energy in this arena will wax and wane. But it’s important for you to fight any sense of inertia because standing still will never lead you to the future you desire. Whether you’re starting out in your job search or […]

Online Tools Help You Gain The Edge With Your Career Interview

Begin by working on your resume to ensure it shows you in your best light. If you plan to write your own, study the most popular formats online

7 Types of Home Owner’s Insurance You Need to Know About

If you own a home or are thinking of buying one, home owner’s insurance is a necessary evil and can save your investment one day. Here’s 7 types to choose from.

7 Reasons Why Buying Is Better Than Renting A Home In This Market

You may be a home-owner who needs to sell first or you might be a first time home buyer. Here are seven reasons why buying now may be better than renting

7 Reasons Why Private Sellers Should Not Be Selling Their Homes

At first glance, selling your home privately can seem like an attractive proposition. You’ll save the agents commission, right? In fact many private sellers are home owners in financial trouble, and are hoping to avoid paying the agents fee in order to clear an outstanding mortgage loan without “paying in”. The reality is that many […]

Top 10 Tips for Buying A Bank Repossessed Property

One of the advantages for buyers of property in the current economic climate in South Africa is the increased availability of Bank Repossessed homes on the market. When borrowers default on the payment terms of the mortgage loan, eventually this will lead to legal action by attorneys instructed by the mortgage holder. A judgement is […]

How Consumer Protection Act Affects Lease of Property — Part 2

South Africa’s new Consumer Protection Act comes into effect on 1 April 2011. Part 1 covered the introduction of a “Cooling-off” period and the use of “Voetstoots” clause under the new CPA legislation. Part 2 deals with some important changes to the law governing Lease Agreements, when the new CPA comes into effect on 1st […]

How Consumer Protection Act Affects Property Transactions — Part 1

South Africa’s new Consumer Protection Act comes into effect on 1 April 2011. This law fundamentally changes the way business is done in South Africa. The law regulates the way businesses market their products and services and makes South African consumers among the most protected in the world. Three important changes relating to Real Estate […]