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Lazercor relaunches phase two of Cecilia Square development in Paarl

Cecilia Square in Paarl is relaunching phase two of the building development. Lazercor Developments will further incorporate green features to the second office building retaining its four-star Green Star SA Office Design status...

19 hours ago

Classic meets modern in Claremont at The Citadel

Located next to Cavendish Shopping Centre in Claremont, The Citadel, a four-star green building, was officially opened this week as the new head office of wealth management business Citadel...

18 hours ago

The stage is set for growth in real estate in Africa

African real estate has become an increasing part of the investment portfolios over the past two decades, which prompts the question as to the African prospects for the next decade. Is it a good time to invest in African real estate?..

By Ravi Kumar, Issued by IDE Consulting Services 14 hours ago

Can I still rent a home if I have a bad credit record?

While a good credit profile can increase your chances of getting an apartment, those with bad credit can still find ways to rent a home...

Issued by Private Property 16 hours ago

Reality checks on property valuations vital for those seeking credit

There is often a serious disconnect between what a property owner thinks their property is worth and how it will be valued by lenders. Understanding the difference can save time and frustration when looking to raise capital against properties...

By Gary Palmer 19 hours ago

Why estate living isn't for everyone

While an increasing number of South Africans have been opting for sectional title property purchases over the last few years than ever before, and increasing development has provided many attractive sectional title opportunities, Tony Clarke, the MD of the Rawson Property Group, believes sectional title purchases aren't necessarily the right choice for everyone...

1 day ago

Property valuations - common pitfalls

Being awarded an instruction to value a property or portfolio of real estate assets is often not given sufficient regard by some firms, says TC Chetty, country manager for South Africa for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)...

1 day ago

Neighbours and building plans

This article considers the legal standing of neighbours to object to, and prevent, the approval of building plans...

By Chantelle Gladwin and Maike Gohl 2 days ago

Is signing a sole mandate the right choice?

Is it better to work with one estate agent or work with many?

By Adrian Goslett 2 days ago

Marriott to open eco-friendly Element Hotel in Cairo

Marriott International has announced their plans to debut stylish eco-incubator brand, Element Hotels, in Egypt early in 2019...

2 days ago

Buying vacant land - pros and cons

High property prices and a competitive market could lead more buyers to consider investing in vacant land...

2 days ago

New property listings heading for JSE

At least three new property listings are heading for the JSE, including a R1.4bn Western Cape-based portfolio owned by entrepreneur and former Redefine Properties director Mike Flax...

By Joan Muller 3 days ago

Cape Quarter - past, present, future

The Cape Quarter, through its evolution, aims to be one of the most iconic and desirable mixed-use centres in the Cape Town CBD...

3 days ago

Equites boosts interim dividend on strong property demand

The JSE's only listed specialist logistics property developer and landlord, Equites Property Fund, grew its dividend payout 20% in the six months to August as it signed strong leasing agreements with tenants...

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

What you need to know right now about the STSM Act

Owners in sectional title schemes can expect their levy payments to increase...

17 Oct 2016

Internet access facilitating bricks and mortar retail development

Future South African retail development is as much intertwined with the digital world as it is with bricks and mortar: small is the new big and a mix of convenience tenants (gyms, high-end shopping and office space) is in hot demand...

17 Oct 2016

Why you should ensure your agent is properly certified

Rawson Property Group franchisee for the Vaal area Stoffel Janse van Rensburg believes property consumers need to become more aware of the dangers of doing business with unqualified and uncertified estate agents...

17 Oct 2016

When to buy (or run from) a tenanted property

Any landlord or investor knows good tenants are worth their weight in gold. So, it goes without saying that finding a property already occupied by a dependable, trustworthy tenant is something of a bonus for property investors: immediate rental income, no upfront agent fees, confidence in the reliability of the occupant...

By Charlotte Vermaak 14 Oct 2016

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