Property Trends 2018

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#Budget2018: Tough budget positive for property market in medium to long term

Wednesday's Budget Speech, delivered by minister of finance Malusi Gigaba, is likely to prove positive for the property market in the medium to long term, says Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet...

2 days ago

Can a lessee withhold rental if denied full occupation of leased premises?

The Supreme Court of Appeal dealt with the question of whether or not a lessee can withhold rental if it is not given full occupation of the leased premises in the recent case of Tudor Hotel Brasserie & Bar v Hencetrade 15...

By Rosanne Kinder 2 days ago

Do residential homeowners need to be concerned about land expropriation?

Some South Africans are concerned that expropriation without compensation is a threat to residential property, but are these concerns valid?...

Issued by Private Property 2 days ago

#Budget2018: Rising tax burden on shrinking base worrying for economy, property

It was always going to be a tough budget given that finance minister Malusi Gigaba already signalled during his mini-budget late last year that there was a significant fiscal deficit that needed to be funded...

By Samuel Seeff 2 days ago

#Budget2018: Sturdy budget promises firm roots for green shoots

According to Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group, Wednesday's Budget Speech contained some very hopeful elements for SA's property sector...

2 days ago

Capital & Counties drops 4% despite weathering Brexit fall-out

Despite London-based property group Capital & Counties (CapCo), which is also listed on the JSE, weathering a difficult 2017 and managing to maintain its dividend growth amid fall-out from Brexit, proposed investors were unimpressed...

By Alistair Anderson 2 days ago

Resilient's board gives executives benefit of the doubt

Resilient's board said on Monday, 19 February, it was supporting the company's executive management regardless of allegations in recent reports about how they run assets and regardless of the recent sell-off in its shares...

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

Construction begins on Old Mint Park

Atterbury has begun construction on Old Mint Park, a 65,000m2 industrial development located between Midrand and Centurion...

3 days ago

Crime mars Cape Town's largest social housing project

Steenvilla, the largest social housing complex in Cape Town is a gated community with 24-hour security, yet residents complain about the high crime rate...

By Ashraf Hendricks 3 days ago

What body corporate finances really mean for your investment

Whether you own a property in a sectional title complex or are looking to invest in one, the financial standing of the body corporate is the single most important thing that can affect your investment or your buying decision...

By Chris Renecle 20 Feb 2018

L2D's first results fall short of expectations

The listing of Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) promised investors exposure to some of the best shopping centres in Africa for the first time, but its maiden year was disappointing...

By Alistair Anderson 20 Feb 2018

Six South African property trends to look out for in 2018

Private Property takes a look at the major trends that are likely to shape the South African property market this year...

Issued by Private Property 19 Feb 2018

Resilient set to fall out of JSE top 40

One of the highest returning property stocks of the past decade Resilient is set to fall out of the JSE top 40 at the end of February...

By Alistair Anderson 19 Feb 2018

Two luxury properties in sought-after Cape locations added to La Rive portfolio

The La Rive portfolio, managed by luxury villa expert Alexis Gillis, has launched two luxury private properties in Franschhoek and on the Atlantic Seaboard...

19 Feb 2018

UK back on property buying lists

SA investors are slowly but surely starting to climb back into UK-focused property stocks, which have been out of favour since Britain announced its exit from the EU in mid-2016...

By Joan Muller 19 Feb 2018

Adding intelligence to the property game

Machine learning offers enormous opportunities to all areas of the real estate market...

By Vian Chinner 16 Feb 2018

Tower Property Fund seeks a rerating

Tower Property Fund could receive a rerating this year and raise capital as the junior property stock looks to stabilise its Croatian portfolio and complete developments in Cape Town...

15 Feb 2018

Emira upbeat on dividend payout growth

Emira Property Fund on Wednesday, 14 February, indicated some signs of recovery since decreasing its dividend payout in its 2017 financial year...

By Alistair Anderson 15 Feb 2018

Twelve things to consider before buying a home

Buying a home is not child's play and anyone who is considering making such a large investment needs to know the basics before signing on the dotted line...

Issued by Private Property 14 Feb 2018

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International

Hyprop buys two shopping centres in Croatia through co-owned Hystead

Hyprop Investments has continued its offshore push by acquiring an interest in two shopping centres in Croatia.

By Alistair Anderson 1 day ago

Five benefits you get from renting a self-contained storage space

Expansion of businesses and the associated change of circumstances have increased the demand for storage solutions in different parts. Depending on your business needs, you either can choose to rent self-contained units, outside metal containers, or stacked wooden boxes. All of these different types of storage units come with their pros and cons. There are so many reasons why you would consider self-storage units. However, before you even think of the type of storage space to rent, it is important to evaluate the suitability of renting out a storage space for your business needs.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 days ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The Valletta effect

Because of my public relations background, I flagged a recent story in The Business Observer headed 'A great PR opportunity for the city and for Malta'. Of course, it was about the Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018 (V18) which just launched here this past weekend.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 26 Jan 2018

Amazon drives a fifth city-shaping retail revolution

As possibly the world's oldest economic activity, retailing didn't venture away from the traditional street, with its congestion, grime and weather exposure, until about 1800. This resulted in new types of retail space, including enclosed shopping arcades and freestanding or anchor department stores. These are still evident in cities today.

By Paul Drechsler 26 Jan 2018

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