iQ Brooklyn

PRETORIA’S NEW UPMARKET STUDENT APARTMENTS PRICED BELOW R1M

iQ Brooklyn presents an attractive student accommodation investment opportunity Buy-to-let investors looking for good returns should look no further than iQ Brooklyn, the new upmarket student accommodation with apartments priced below R1 million. With no transfer costs to pay, this development – due for completion in November 2019 – presents an attractive investment opportunity. “This […]

HOW TO WEIGH UP THE COSTS OF RENOVATING VERSUS RELOCATING

HOW TO WEIGH UP THE COSTS OF RENOVATING VERSUS RELOCATING

Adding value when renovating means avoiding these common mistakes Before embarking on the courageous task of upgrading your home, it’s advisable to research the cost of renovating versus relocating. Among the first things to bear in mind are the actual costs of moving –  and the associated transfer fees. The Know spoke to real estate experts […]

WOULD YOU CONSIDER CO-BUYING A HOME WITH YOUR FRIENDS?

WOULD YOU CONSIDER CO-BUYING A HOME WITH YOUR FRIENDS?

Mortgage-mates find solutions to growing house prices In prime global capitals across the world, growing numbers of aspirant home buyers are finding themselves excluded from the property market as their salaries fail to keep pace with the rapid growth in house prices. While much has been written about the impact of this phenomenon on millennials […]

Chongqing skyline at dusk,China

WACKY AND WONDERFUL PROPERTY STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

China’s ‘horizantal skyscraper’ nears completion The highly anticipated Raffles City Chongqing complex in China is nearing completion. The $3.8 bilion megastructure, which consists of eight towers and a gigantic connecting skybridge – the so-called ‘horizontal skyscraper’ – measures a massive 1.12 million square metres. The 250m long skybridge is said to be the world’s highest […]

GLASS, WOOD, MARBLE AND SEA

A design inspiration in harmony with nature This exquisite residence caught the attention of our favourite décor commentator, Marcia Margolius from Marcia Loves It and we can see why. Situated in a soulful forest at the KwaZulu-Natal seaside, the Zimbali Coastal Resort property, near Ballito, currently on the market through Pam Golding Properties for R70 million, is a design-inspiration. […]

5 WAYS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR HOME AGAIN

5 WAYS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR HOME AGAIN

Reignite a love for your living space with these positive changes 1. Declutter 101 It’s easier to feel warm and fuzzy about a home that is neat and ordered. Declutter by clearing out items that you no longer use, or that have stopped bringing you joy. Work room by room, by placing five containers on the floor. […]