Property Trends 2017


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What does #Budget2017 mean for property?

The 2017 Budget will add to the financial difficulties facing South African households. Tough times lie ahead, but they may prove to be a necessary step in addressing our fiscal difficulties...

By Richard Gray 9 hours ago

Capco is aiming at consistent returns

Capital & Counties (Capco) is well-positioned to provide consistent returns for shareholders over the next three years, regardless of uncertainty about Brexit, says its management...

By Alistair Anderson 14 hours ago

Property value affects rates and taxes

Each month homeowners receive a bill for the rates and taxes applicable to their property, but what are these municipal rates used for and how is the amount worked out?

By Adrian Goslett 13 hours ago

#Budget2017: Good news for buyers, not necessarily home owners

Minister Pravin Gordhan had a difficult budget speech to deliver on 22 February as the economy struggles through its largest under performance since the 2009 recession, with the added challenge of a R30.4bn tax shortfall...

By Bruce Swain 1 day ago

Tough times for real estate – but does the future look brighter?

Recent data on South Africa's residential mortgage market paints a bleak picture of the housing market. But beneath the concern, there are indications that a turnaround may be in sight...

By Richard Gray 1 day ago

Why a two-month rental deposit makes sense for landlords

For tenants, a two-month rental deposit may seem steep, but for many landlords it just makes business sense...

Issued by Private Property 1 day ago

#Budget2017 brings some relief for first-time home buyers

The raising of the threshold for transfer duty on properties sold for less than R900,000, up from R750,000, as announced in the National Budget, is positive news as it provides some relief for first-time home buyers...

By Dr Andrew Golding 1 day ago

#Budget2017: The good, the bad and the budget

All eyes were on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan yesterday evening as he delivered his budget speech...

By David de Waal 1 day ago

SA investors rising to green building challenge as globe heats up

Progressively, more South African property investors are rising to the challenge of mitigating climate change through greening the built environment, with positive impacts on the environment and their businesses...

2 days ago

Victory for property owners receiving exorbitant and delayed utility bills

An important judgment was handed down in the Gauteng High Court last week, granting relief to property owners who have received exorbitant utility bills after a number of years...

By Nicholas Gangiah and Fatima Gattoo 2 days ago

Five mistakes sellers make

After more than twenty five years in the industry, Bruce Swain, MD of Leapfrog Property Group, has noticed that sellers are prone to making one or more of five mistakes...

2 days ago

New homes to outperform pre-owned market in 2017

Newly built homes currently cost 31.2% more, on average, than their pre-owned equivalents, according to the most recent Absa Housing Review...

2 days ago

Rates Watch reappointed to monitor rates policies

The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) has reappointed specialist consultants Rates Watch on a five-year contract to monitor rates policies...

2 days ago

Pros and cons of buying a property through a trust

A trust is a legal entity created by a trust founder that can be used to purchase and own property. Once a trust is created, all assets are placed into the trust by either the trust founder donating the assets to the trust or the trust buying the assets...

By Adrian Goslett 3 days ago

Tradehold acquires Collins Group

Investment holding group Tradehold has completed its acquisition of the Collins Group, with the purchase of the company's South African property portfolio, as well as its property development and management business, exposing Tradehold to property worth R7.8bn...

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

RICS Africa Summit to host mentoring workshop with Women's Property Network

The annual RICS Africa Summit, taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg, 22-23 February, will place a stronger focus on the empowerment of women in the built environment...

3 days ago

#DesignMonth: Creative collaboration central to Blok's Konnect

Besides the nine properties Blok has launched since its inception in 2014, the urban property developer has also worked on various urban and design intervention projects...

By Sindy Peters 3 days ago

Africrest and StandOut merge

Private groups Africrest Properties and StandOut Properties have decided to merge, after having purchased buildings together over the last three years...

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

Redefine to move to lower European dividend metric

Redefine International is set to pay out a lower proportion of its income as dividends as it caters for the demands of its UK shareholders...

By Alistair Anderson 20 Feb 2017

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