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Property Buying Tip #1 – Enjoy the process, have fun!

Property Buying Tip #1 – Enjoy the process, have fun!

Having come to the end of this 10 Property Buying Tips series brought to you Foce Property Investments and our latest development Umthunzi Valley, we can undoubtedly and from experience say this is by far the most important tip! Working through the clutter When you...
Property Buying Tip #2 – Don’t be afraid to ask

Property Buying Tip #2 – Don’t be afraid to ask

“Rather ask a silly question and be a fool for a second, than keep quiet and be a fool for life.” We have covered a lot of tips and info in this series, and hopefully illuminated some otherwise mysterious subjects, but the fact remains each one of these subjects, and...
Property Buying Tip #3 – Occupation vs. Possession

Property Buying Tip #3 – Occupation vs. Possession

This is a short article to advise on a simple, but the very important principle to understand when buying any property.  We will discuss the difference between occupations and possession, and what to consider in each case. Occupation Occupation is when you have...
Property Buying Tip #4 – Double Check the Facts

Property Buying Tip #4 – Double Check the Facts

Property buying can be a nervous experience, especially because the devil is in the details.  We would like to highlight some areas where you need to double check the facts, to give yourself peace of mind when buying a property. Property Inspection When negotiating...
Property Buying Tip #5 – Negotiate, negotiate & negotiate

Property Buying Tip #5 – Negotiate, negotiate & negotiate

There is an old tongue-in-the-cheek saying: “We don’t get what we deserve, we get what we negotiate for.”  When buying property, we tend to forget that it is a deal between various parties and that most elements of the deal are negotiable.  In this article, we will...
Property Buying Tip #6 – Understand the Costs

Property Buying Tip #6 – Understand the Costs

When buying a property there are some obvious costs, such as a bond repayment.  Then there are costs you sort of heard of, but not 100% sure what it means, like transfer costs.  And then there are the costs that you didn’t even know of and you get a surprise later! ...
Property Buying Tip #7 – Understand the Process

Property Buying Tip #7 – Understand the Process

In our experience when dealing with clients and the process of buying/selling property, we have seen on many occasions that people do not fully understand the buying and registration process of a property.  In this segment of our Top 10 Property Buying Tips, we would...
Property Buying Tip #8 – Know what you are looking for

Property Buying Tip #8 – Know what you are looking for

Finding the right property and doing all the necessary research to ease your mind as you go into this huge transaction, can be an enormous task.  In this article, we will cover some of the topics to consider when looking for a property.  By taking these topics into...
Property Buying Tip #9 – Save for a Deposit

Property Buying Tip #9 – Save for a Deposit

Einstein said: “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world.  He who understands it, earns it… he who doesn’t… pays it.” And the harsh reality today is that more people are paying it, rather than earning it.  Most people underestimate the importance and power...
Property Buying Tip #10 – Know What You Can Afford

Property Buying Tip #10 – Know What You Can Afford

When buying a property, one of the most important factors is the money involved.  And probably one of the most important money factors is knowing how much you can afford.  In this article, we will look at your affordability when buying a property, as well as how the...

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