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10 of the most expensive houses in South Africa

A recent study by property group Seeff, based on data from Lightstone and Propstats for the period 2011/2 to 2016/7 revealed that Cape Town is home to nine of the ten richest suburbs in South Africa...

By Tahir Desai, Issued by Private Property 2 days ago

Residential property market promising despite recession

The effects of the ratings downgrades are beginning to hit home, throwing the country into an economic recession...

By Harry Hattingh 2 days ago

Developer fined R1.6m for non-compliance

The National Home Builders Registration Council's (NHBRC) Disciplinary Committee has imposed a fine of R1.6m on a developer after failing to enrol residential units which were under construction at Elarduspark in Gauteng...

2 days ago

Homes market will shrug off Zuma confidence vote

The state president's widely expected survival of yet another parliamentary vote of no confidence in him should have little or no material impact on South Africa's generally flat-lining residential property market...

By Ronald Ennik 16 Aug 2017

Retire financially free with distressed properties

RP Invest specialises in the procurement of repossessed and distressed properties in selected areas in the Western Cape at discounted prices, finding the so-called "hidden gold” for the investor...

Issued by RP Invest 14 Aug 2017

When does an offer to purchase lapse?

Buyers who have found the right home will be eager to know whether their offer will be accepted by the seller or whether they need to keep looking. Being in a state of limbo can be frustrating...

By Adrian Goslett 14 Aug 2017

What to expect with a 40-year fixed mortgage rate

While not all lenders do it, if it is the right choice for you, then you could certainly find a lender willing to give you a 40-year loan. Here are the pros and cons of this type of fixed mortgage...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Aug 2017

Where is the most affordable housing in South Africa?

Check out the top 50 areas in South Africa where most of the housing stock is below R600,000...

Issued by Private Property 11 Aug 2017

Making middle-income earners' urban home-owning dreams reality

For many of South Africa's 4.2-million middle-income earners, owning a well-located urban home is but a dream...

By Jacques van Embden 11 Aug 2017

When is a property sales agreement valid?

Purchasing a property is a significant financial investment and there are a number of processes to complete before the sale can go through...

By Bruce Swain 10 Aug 2017

What agents consider when setting an asking price

Although there is a vast amount of information available to homeowners online, there is currently no site or programme outside of the real estate profession that can accurately evaluate a property...

By Adrian Goslett 8 Aug 2017

Further rates cut could be key for ailing housing market

Analysis by a leading bank indicates that the housing market continues to weaken. Further interest rates cuts are key to the market turning around...

Issued by Private Property 8 Aug 2017

Pam Golding appointed to market Zanzibar Amber Resort luxury apartments and villas

Pam Golding Property has been appointed to market the luxury apartments and villas of mega-development Zanzibar Amber Resort, set to be the largest premium hospitality investment and resort in East Africa...

8 Aug 2017

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Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era

NEW YORK, US - As the retail industry churns in the Amazon era, American shopping malls are turning to a new generation of stores, food and entertainment offerings to make up for an exodus of department stores.

15 Aug 2017

Capital & Regional's UK malls put on star performance

Capital & Regional, the retail fund listed in the UK and SA, grew its interim dividend 6.8% in the six months to June, thanks to a strong performance from its shopping centres.

By Alistair Anderson 14 Aug 2017

Intu shares drop 4% as rental income falls

Intu Properties' shares dropped just more than 4% in early trade on the JSE on Thursday, 27 July, after it posted a drop in first-half rental income, and forecast zero growth in the second half.

By Andries Mahlangu 28 Jul 2017

Capco manages to grow first-half net rental income

Capital & Counties Properties (Capco) managed to raise its first-half net rental income as a result of a positive performance at Covent Garden estate, which is located in London.

24 Jul 2017

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