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Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor

Global market intelligence company, Euromonitor International, has just released the latest results of the 2017 Global Consumer Trends survey.

15 hours ago

How to protect your home from storm damage

Severe storms like the ones that struck this week are likely to become more frequent. Here's how you can protect your home from future storms...

By Lea Jacobs, Issued by Private Property 13 Oct 2017

Simplify your property management with Rentorr

South Africa startup Rentorr's revolutionary service, built for renters, landlords, and contractors in SA, is expected to launch later this year, with early signups now being accepted...

Issued by Rentorr 13 Oct 2017

Why owners in ST schemes have limited freedom of choice in exterior property appearance

Buyers in sectional title schemes are often annoyed to find they have limited “freedom of choice” when it comes to the exterior appearance of their properties...

13 Oct 2017

Common pitfalls to avoid when buying or selling property

While the Consumer Protection Act has gone some way towards protecting buyers, and the new proposed Property Practitioners Bill goes further, property buyers still have to beware...

13 Oct 2017

Emira upbeat over conversion of office block to residential

Emira Property Fund is confident that its first asset conversion of a property from office to residential will succeed and that this will prompt the company to complete more value-enhancing property conversions...

By Alistair Anderson 12 Oct 2017

Property remains safe haven asset for investors

When the economy is struggling with low growth, as South Africa's currently is, there are still opportunities for investments...

11 Oct 2017

What are an owner's property rights where the property is more than 60 years old?

The court's ruling in the case of Gees v Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Western Cape and Others may have significant consequences for property owners seeking to develop buildings over 60 years old...

By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Dee-dee Qolohle 10 Oct 2017

Lack of maintenance causes breakdown in landlord-tenant relationships

Sunell Afrika, rentals manager for SAProperty.com, says that "one of the biggest causes of a breakdown in landlord-tenant relationships is where there is a lack of maintenance or repair"...

10 Oct 2017

Be cautious when handing over management of an ST scheme to an executive managing agent

In the past, if a sectional title scheme appointed a managing agent, the trustees would still have to be actively involved in the decision making and management of the scheme...

By Michael Bauer 10 Oct 2017

Is it permissible to let sectional title units via Airbnb?

The ombud for community housing schemes seems to have resolved whether it is permissible to let sectional title units via Airbnb in terms of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA)...

9 Oct 2017

Repeat buyers point to real estate market resilience, says BetterBond

According to statistics from BetterBond, the majority of current homebuyers (52%) are repeat buyers who are giving real estate a vote of confidence by re-investing the proceeds of their own sales...

6 Oct 2017

Our homes: an extension of our personalities

The word “home” is multi-layered: for most of us it envelopes every important and treasured memory reaching right back to our childhood...

Issued by Udumo Group 5 Oct 2017

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International

Echo Polska Properties doubles retail portfolio with R11bn deal

Echo Polska Properties is doubling its retail assets with the €692.1m (R11.1bn) acquisition of a portfolio of 12 properties.

By Alistair Anderson 12 Oct 2017

Sirius has dividend target in its sights

German-focused Sirius Real Estate said on Monday, 9 October, that it had grown annualised rental income 2% to €65.2m for the six months to end-September, issuing a trading statement that analysts said indicated the operator of business parks was on track to meet its dividend target.

By Karl Gernetzky 11 Oct 2017

Going the Reit route could help Attacq

Attacq, which owns the Waterfall development precinct, anchored by the 131,000m2 Mall of Africa near Midrand, last week reported foreign exchange and impairment losses of R280m on its European and African interests.

By Joan Muller 26 Sep 2017

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 20 Sep 2017

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

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