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South Africa's housing challenge seen through the lens of its third largest city

As with all of South Africa's larger urban areas, rapid urbanisation has continued to place pressure on the eThekwini Metro...

By Glen Robbins 1 day ago

Repo rate remains unchanged, property market to remain restrained

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on Thursday, 21 September, that the Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the rates at their current levels...

By Adrian Goslett 1 day ago

Vukile has to make Atlantic Leaf offer

Vukile Property Fund was forced to make a formal mandatory offer for Atlantic Leaf Properties on Wednesday, 20 September, after its shareholding in the UK-focused real estate group exceeded 34%...

By Alistair Anderson 1 day ago

Property Practitioners Bill - What it means for the real estate industry and the consumer

Gazetted in March 2017 for comment, the long-awaited Property Practitioners Bill is intended to repeal the Estate Agency Affairs Act 112 of 1976 and transform the entire property market...

By Storme Heath 2 days ago

Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform now open for 2017

Officially open for 2017, the Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform will showcase future-focused technologies that contribute to the ‘smart city' concept at Waterfall City...

2 days ago

Abland to develop new 24-storey office skyscraper in CT

Property developer Abland, together with JV partners The Ellerine Brothers, will develop Cape Town's newest office tower, 35 Lower Long, situated on Lower Long Street in the City Bowl...

3 days ago

#SACSCCongress: Cresta Shopping Centre gets top nod at Footprint Marketing Awards

On the second day of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Annual Congress, the 2017 Footprint Marketing Awards winners were announced...

3 days ago

Nepi Rockcastle buys Budapest mall in €275m deal

Nepi Rockcastle, the largest property company listed on the JSE, has bought a large mall in Budapest, Hungary for €275m...

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

PSG Alpha enters retirement property sector with stake in Evergreen Lifestyle

PSG Alpha Investments, a subsidiary of the JSE-listed PSG Group, has acquired a 50% stake in Evergreen Lifestyle, a division of the Amdec Group and a provider of retirement living...

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

#InnovationMonth: Here's an app that takes the frustration out of estate management

Founded in 2016, EstateMate was born out of the frustration often experienced by being a resident, owner and body corporate member in a residential estate...

By Sindy Peters 19 Sep 2017

New online property marketplace launched

New property platform has launched, offering another online avenue to buy and sell property in South Africa...

19 Sep 2017

Chatsworth Centre refurbishment adds SuperSpar to tenant mix

Chatsworth Centre will see the launch of a new anchor tenant being added to its tenant mix this October, SuperSpar, occupying approximately 3,345m2...

19 Sep 2017

Be prepared for your next rental

In order to avoid being left high and dry when your lease expires, you need to have a plan in place to secure your next place...

Issued by Private Property 19 Sep 2017

Emira's Centurion rainwater harvesting pilot programme generating notable results

According to the Emira Property Fund, its rainwater harvesting at One Highveld, a retail warehouse property just off the N1 highway and John Vorster Drive in Centurion, is delivering a 73% reduction/saving in municipal water use...

19 Sep 2017

Understanding the importance of the tenant screening process

According to the most recent Tenant Profile Network (TPN) Rental Monitor report, “Since around 2014, we have witnessed a gradual deterioration in tenant payment performance nationally...

18 Sep 2017

Real estate agents must adapt as worldwide trust crisis affects industry

According to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer, people around the globe are losing faith that “the system” is working in their favour...

18 Sep 2017

Exploring the ethos behind Dexter Moren's bespoke design approach

The new Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl enables both business and leisure travellers of all budgets a place to explore what Cape Town has to offer...

By Robin Fredericks 18 Sep 2017

NHBRC appoints Mziwonke Dlabantu as new CEO

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has appointed Mziwonke Dlabantu as CEO with effect from 1 October 2017...

18 Sep 2017

Property Point graduate scoops top business award

Letty Ngobeni, a Property Point graduate and founder and CEO of Integrico, was named Business Woman of Year in the Entrepreneur category of the Gauteng regional finals of the 2017 SA Women in Property Awards...

18 Sep 2017

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Dubai developers unveil mega projects despite downturn

Property developers in Dubai showcased new multibillion-dollar mega-projects on Monday, 11 September, despite falling prices, in the hope of stimulating demand and helping to end a three-year market downturn.

12 Sep 2017

How can you save money when you invest in real estate?

Real estate investments are very tricky to navigate. It is really important to keep a tight control of finances since there are many areas where you end up losing money without even realising why that happens. The experienced investors are those that manage to save a lot of cash when they make every single investment. This is possible in so many different ways, ranging from eliminating taxes with 1031 exchange properties for sale to conducting very good research before buying something. Always consider the following...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Sep 2017

The future of shopping malls and what it means for property investors

The decline of malls in the US has caused concern among real estate investors and raises the question of what this might mean for shopping centres in the UK and Europe. The growth of e-commerce is reshaping the retail world. Online sales have been growing globally at an annual rate of close to 25% in recent years.

By Hugo Machin 5 Sep 2017

How to sell your home quickly

There are various ways that you can boost the attractiveness of your home. You can, however, skip any efforts needed to pamper the appearance of your home, and just sell it directly through a company that specialises in the instantaneous buying and selling of homes.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 Sep 2017

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