Friday, January 20, 2012

Wozaonline

Well well well... wonders never cease, so here goes. Google have now offered free websites to those in South Africa under the Wozaonline domain.

So... obviously I had to try and jump on the band wagon and include mine. I've claimed to be The Google Guy so we'll see how that goes down over time. I've officially opened it to public, but there's little content on there as of yet.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pinetown Property

Well looks like we've got a good bit of movement in the property market with many seeing the upper highway area as a good investment at this time.

Pinetown property has also seen a good surge in popularity.

As the general property market continues to show an improvement and the interest rate showing no signs of increasing until early next year at earliest property is once again a viable investment.

With business relocating to the ever expanding business sector of Hillcrest. This area will no doubt become a business hub in years to come.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Palm Beach County

Palm Beach Gardens is a city in Palm Beach County in the U.S. state of Florida. The city is in the center of a rapidly-developing area north of West Palm Beach in the northern part of the county and the South Florida metropolitan area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 48,452. The city has relatively strict zoning laws and also a number of gated communities.

With over 30% of land mass dedicated to green space, recreation programs tailored for residents of all ages, an award-winning Art in Public Places program, a pro-active business climate that embraces innovation and an intrinsic understanding of the balance between social and economic conditions, Palm Beach Gardens is much more than the ultimate vacation spot.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Reasons to Sell a Property

When does a homeowner consider selling? From money problems to the need to downsize, the reasons vary by owner. Here are ten common reasons an owner takes to the market.

1. Risk of Foreclosure. This is listed as number one because around one-third of all sales in today’s current market are distressed properties. Many homeowners find themselves in mortgages they cannot afford, whether due to job loss or to rising monthly payments. It is far better for their credit score to sell or short sale before they are foreclosed upon.

2. Job Loss. This goes hand in hand with number one. If you have lost your job, but are still not behind on your payments, now could be a good time to take a pre-emptive strike to avoid foreclosure.

3. Relocation. Sometimes it’s necessary to follow a job or to move for a better job. These homeowners, including members of the military, sometimes find themselves needing to sell in a hurry.

4. Healthy Seller's Market. You won’t find this trend in most of the nation. In fact, most areas of the nation are still experiencing lukewarm sales and depressed home values. There are, however, spots that are hot beds of activity. These homeowners may wish to sell to make a profit or to avoid the risk of attempting to sell later in a down market.

5. Downsizing. Baby Boomers are now entering retirement. As they are faced with empty nests and changes of pace, many will decide to sell in order to downsize to smaller, more manageable homes.

6. Dream House. It is a great time to buy. Home values are affordable and interest rates are at historic lows. If a homeowner has a solid amount of equity in their current home, it may be a good time to sell and move up to their dream home.

7. Changing Locations. A downtown loft may have been a perfect choice for a young bachelor, but as a family evolves and children enter the story, a move may be needed to get to the best school district.

8. Need Money. Your home can be one of your biggest assets. If you are in need of some liquid money, selling can free up cash.

9. Investors. There are investors that may sell to avoid taking further losses on already depreciated values. They may also sell flipped houses in order to make a quick profit.

10. Family Needs. Sometimes a move is necessary in order to deal with family matters. An ailing parent or grandchildren in need may prompt a move.

If you're in the South Florida area and looking for a Realtor contact Premier Properties of South Florida for some advice.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

North Coast Accommodation

I just love holidays on the north coast. Recently we've launched this flyer style website for what looks to be an amazing place to stay. Situated in the coastal resort of Zimbali, Three Thulabali is the perfect retreat or getaway.

This upmarket home is set in the peaceful forests of Zimbali Coastal Resort, catering to the discerning holidaymaker. Perfectly positioned with privacy and wonderful unobstructed views of forest and sea.

Only real question is just how much fishing can you get done?

Rentals

Well been working on a few property rental websites of late and came across a few bizarre stories. Don't know if I've ever really been a model tenant, but then you get those that seem to come from hell.

"Holy Crap!!" is all I can really say for this video - here. On the other side of that coin you also get the hoarders.

Who'd want to be a landlord?

Then again, I think everyone has a story to tell.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Only Rentals

South Africa's newest residential letting agency that opened up offices on 1 March 2009. To date 20 franchises have already been sold and the aim is to establish no less than 150 owner operated offices within 5 to 6 years in all the provinces of South Africa. We are already established in KZN, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Free State, Mpumelanga, North West and Western Cape.

Interestingly while only offering Residential Rentals, Only Rentals do offer a wide variety of property types. From full farms to one bedroom apartments, you should find something to satisfy your taste - and they're only just beginning!

Well here's wishing Raal and his team at Only Rentals a good new site launch.