Whether you’re looking to buy a family home or you’re interested in “flipping” houses, there are a few hidden costs that you need to consider before making an offer. Experts estimate that these hidden costs could add up to as much as 10% on the purchase price, an increase that could push your budget a bit too far. Below we’ll uncover some of the most common cost surprises when buying a home in Read More
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As of 1 April 2018, South Africa experienced the first value-added-tax (VAT) increase in 25 years in an effort to raise additional revenue. The one percentage point raise on VAT was first announced on 21 February by Finance Minister Malusi Gibaga’s as a solution to restore fiscal stability in South Africa. Why is the VAT increase necessary? While the increase on VAT was a bold move, it was Read More
Capetonians breathed a sigh of relief earlier this month when DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, broke the news that Day Zero had been pushed out to 2019. But despite the delay…Read more…