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The best kept secrets for buying a home

If you're serious about buying a house, you need to know the lay of the land. Check out these top tips for home buyers...

Issued by Private Property 18 hours ago

Globally known brands a drawcard for malls

Despite weak economic and retail sales growth, multinational retailers are hungry for space in SA's shopping malls...

1 day ago

Atterbury's fourth retail development in Ghana opens in April

Atterbury's fourth successful retail development in Ghana, the $95 million (R1.2 billion) Kumasi City Mall opens on 20 April 2017...

1 day ago

Commission cutting is not the answer in a market downturn

Estate agent commission cutting on home sales, which was rampant during the 2008 economic downturn, is making a re-appearance in the current residential property market downturn. ..

By Ronald Ennik 2 days ago

Cooling-off period only applicable in certain instances

Once an offer to purchase has been signed by both the buyer and seller, it immediately becomes a legal and binding sale agreement...

By Adrian Goslett 1 day ago

What happens to a home when the owner passes away?

The answer depends on whether the owner had a will or not says Bruce Swain, MD of Leapfrog Property Group...

2 days ago

Accurate property valuation key to speedy, successful sale

The highest appraisal is not necessarily the best appraisal...

2 days ago

Official opening of expanded Ballito Junction Mall

The Mayor Cllr Ricardo Mthembu and the Honourable Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi have officially opened Ballito Junction Regional Mall...

24 Mar 2017

Shift noted in nature of SA hotel development

The nature of hotel development in South Africa has shifted...

24 Mar 2017

Rules for renting property to family

Renting out a property is a business and should be treated as such regardless of who the tenant is. Here's what you need to know when renting to family...

Issued by Private Property 24 Mar 2017

What's the big deal with rental inspections?

Incoming and outgoing inspections are required by law under the Rental Housing Act...

24 Mar 2017

My home's not selling, what's wrong with it?

You've put your home on the market and although potential buyers are coming to view the property, they don't seem to be making any offers. So what's the problem?...

Issued by Private Property 23 Mar 2017

Property group Globe Trade Centre opens the door to regular dividends

Poland-based real estate group Globe Trade Centre (GTC), which develops and manages properties in eastern Europe, has decided to pay regular dividends...

By Alistair Anderson 23 Mar 2017

Wealth Migrate enters SA property market

Wealth Migrate has announced its entry into the South African property market...

22 Mar 2017

Residential transactions: a turnaround in sight?

The property industry weathered a very difficult year in 2016. Declining sales have mauled the industry, hitting agents and homeowners alike. But there may be some good news on the horizon...

By Richard Gray 22 Mar 2017

Greenbay to move to main board of JSE at month end

Greenbay Properties, a group that invests in a diverse range of European property markets, will move to the main board of the JSE at the end of March...

By Alistair Anderson 22 Mar 2017

RICS publishes new global professional statement on conflicts of interest

Following extensive industry consultation, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is tightening up requirements for RICS professionals and regulated firms...

22 Mar 2017

Compact urban living an emerging trend in commercial real estate

With the advent of a flexible work culture and urbanisation, commercial real estate investors are realising the need to adapt to the changing environment...

20 Mar 2017

Greenbay and Resilient to buy two malls in Portugal

Property groups Greenbay and Resilient intend buying two Portuguese shopping centres for €219.25m. Each will pay half for a 50% stake, they announced on Thursday, 16 March...

By Matthew Stevens 20 Mar 2017

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Eastern Europe jacks up Hyprop dividend

The specialist shopping centre owner Hyprop Investments achieved double-digit dividend growth in the six months to December, with strong performances from its top malls being boosted by its recently acquired Eastern European portfolio.

By Alistair Anderson 7 Mar 2017

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 24 Feb 2017

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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