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Energy costs now important factor for home buyers to consider

With the cost of electricity set to soar by a huge 16 percent annually for the next five years, buyers should focus one energy saving when shopping for a home. Properties offering solar panels, battery packs, back-up generators, energy-saving shower heads and energy-efficient appliances such as gas stoves make serious financial sense for those wanting …

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True life story why voetstoots alone is immoral, unprofessional and just plain wrong

Many well-meaning estate agents, their principals and conveyancing attorneys continue to be quite happy about routinely using the voetstoots clause in their pre-printed  sale agreements, despite the fact that from the buyer’s standpoint this is: Immoral Bad professional advice Just plain wrong  Latest statistics for October show that more than half of home buyers in …

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SA home buyers take huge risks with voetstoots clause

Buyers of privately owned homes face massive potential risks and, despite the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), South African home buyers remain one of the least protected classes of consumers. Because the law does not provide practical protection for buyers of second hand homes from private sellers, the only option is for South African home buyers …

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