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Shipping containers and commercial property - a sign of the times

The development of shipping containers in the 1950s transformed the face of the transport industry, but no-one realised at that time that it would take the building scene by storm some years later...

By Leon Breytenbach 1 hour ago

It's time to recognise how harmful high-rise living can be for residents

The fire at Grenfell Tower has catapulted high-rise social housing into the public consciousness, in a way not seen since the 1960s...

By Royce Turner and Andrea Wigfield 1 hour ago

Asrin begins construction of Chapel Towers in Zonnebloem

Asrin Property Developers has begun construction on the Chapel Towers development in Zonnebloem, Cape Town...

6 Dec 2017

Why must I pay levies to CSOS?

Most people know of the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) and that levies must to paid to fund its operations, but some issues are causing confusion...

By Professor Graham Paddock 1 Dec 2017

Greywater systems to save gardens (and property values) during dry summers

Greywater systems are an excellent way to keep your garden looking great, especially in times of drought or water restrictions, which will add to the aesthetic appeal of your home when you decide to sell, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.

1 Dec 2017

How the world needs to change as regions get drier

By combining these interventions, there's a better chance of managing water sustainably for domestic and agricultural use...

By Dian Spear 1 Dec 2017

Foxy acquisition to boost disruption of SA property industry

SA Home Loans has acquired a 49% stake in online property start-up, PropertyFox...

28 Nov 2017

Private Property sponsors PHL team, the St Lucia Lakers

The second edition of the hugely successful Premier Hockey League (PHL) kicks off on 25 November and Private Property is once again a proud sponsor of one of the teams...

Issued by Private Property 24 Nov 2017

Cape Town's 20 most affordable suburbs

Want to know where you can still find value in Cape Town's property market? These are the suburbs with the lowest asking prices...

Issued by Private Property 23 Nov 2017

Sakhisizwe to break ground in December on Nelson Mandela Bay housing development

Developer Sakhisizwe will break ground in December on the first phase of the multi-billion rand Florida Heights integrated housing development in Nelson Mandela Bay...

22 Nov 2017

Balwin Properties revenue up 19%, profit down 7%

Balwin Properties CEO Stephen Brookes says the sectional title developer's 10-year plan is on track as the company wades through challenging economic conditions...

By Alistair Anderson 21 Nov 2017

Sectional title property performance indicates buyer priorities

Since 2012, sectional title complexes have been leading the South African property market, not only in terms of price growth, but sales volumes as well...

By Bill Rawson 20 Nov 2017

The real deal on property prices - CT vs. Jhb

Ever wanted to know property price differences between the Mother City and the City of Gold? We take a look at the shocking difference!

By Melissa Cohen 15 Nov 2017

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International

Nepi Rockcastle's subsidiary closes corporate bond book-build

The JSE's largest listed property group, Nepi Rockcastle, said on Friday, 17 November, that its subsidiary NE Property Cooperatief had closed the €500m corporate bond book-build announced on Thursday.

By Karl Gernetzky 20 Nov 2017

Four creative ways self-storage units can be used for business

The major reason people go into business is to make money and expand. However, the expansion part can't take place if there's no available space.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 15 Nov 2017

Redefine Properties to buy 25% stake in another Polish retail portfolio

Redefine Properties, the second largest SA-based property group, is due to expand its offshore property platform with another foray into Eastern Europe. It will acquire a 25% stake in a €1bn retail portfolio of 28 well-established assets in Poland.

By Alistair Anderson 7 Nov 2017

Mortgage rates are dropping; Now is the time to refinance

Although mortgage rates have taken a slight jump in the past month, they're still holding at a lower rate than they have in several years. This has naturally spurred an increase in mortgage applications and refinancing.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 6 Nov 2017

Saudi 'giga projects': tall ambitions, high risks

From a holographic lion to talking robots and flying taxis, Saudi Arabia has dazzled investors with plans for hi-tech "giga projects" - but sceptics question their viability in an era of cheap oil.

30 Oct 2017

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