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Innovative South African real estate technology

Global real estate innovation has never evolved as rapidly as it has in recent years...

By Richard Gray 18 Apr 2017

IHPC aims to better position itself with rebrand

As of this month, estate agency IHPC will be known as SAProperty.com...

13 Apr 2017

How to become a property investor - the fundamentals

Neale Petersen, founder and publisher of Real Estate Investor Magazine, kicked things off at the recently launched Property Buyer Show. The first leg of the show took place at the CTICC in Cape Town, 8-9 April...

By Sindy Peters 10 Apr 2017

Eight tips for commercial property landlords before signing a lease

In order to select the best tenant for a commercial property, there are several things a landlord should keep in mind before signing a lease...

5 Apr 2017

Don't invest in UK property before reading this!

One Touch Property's investment director, Arran Kerkvliet, is originally from South Africa and has a degree in economics and property valuation. He shares some of the common things to look out for before investing in UK property sectors...

Issued by One Touch 3 Apr 2017

Pros and cons of investing in student accommodation

Investing in student accommodation remains a highly attractive option provided you buy the right kind of property in the right location, says Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group...

3 Apr 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Rawson, a brand that likes to do things differently

Founded in 1982 by William ‘Bill' Rawson, the Rawson property brand is a familiar one to many...

By Sindy Peters 31 Mar 2017

Rules for renting property to family

Renting out a property is a business and should be treated as such regardless of who the tenant is. Here's what you need to know when renting to family...

Issued by Private Property 24 Mar 2017

What's the big deal with rental inspections?

Incoming and outgoing inspections are required by law under the Rental Housing Act...

24 Mar 2017

Understanding fair wear, tear in commercial rental agreements

Commonly used in commercial rental agreements, fair wear and tear is a phrase essential to understand in the context of a commercial lease...

17 Mar 2017

Demystifying the rental agreement

The days of 10% increases when renewing the lease on your house or flat are all but extinct...

15 Mar 2017

CT's business boom great news for property sector

Cape Town's investment potential is far from the apex of its curve, says Tony Clarke, MD of the Rawson Property Group...

10 Mar 2017

Be aware of possible rental scams

While the internet is an extremely useful tool, it has also made it easier for criminals to prey on prospective tenants – with the number of incidences on the increase...

By Adrian Goslett 10 Mar 2017

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International

Sirius makes acquisitions worth €103m

Sirius Real Estate enjoyed a "highly successful" period in the 12 months to March.

By Alistair Anderson 12 Apr 2017

Echo Polska seeks to raise R1.65bn in new share issue

Polish shopping mall and office owner, Echo Polska Properties, said on Wednesday, 5 April, that it planned to raise R1.65bn through the issue of new ordinary shares.

6 Apr 2017

Property group Globe Trade Centre opens the door to regular dividends

Poland-based real estate group Globe Trade Centre (GTC), which develops and manages properties in eastern Europe, has decided to pay regular dividends, thanks to a better than expected performance since listing in August 2016.

By Alistair Anderson 23 Mar 2017

Greenbay and Resilient to buy two malls in Portugal

Property groups Greenbay and Resilient intend buying two Portuguese shopping centres for €219.25m. Each will pay half for a 50% stake, they announced on Thursday, 16 March.

By Matthew Stevens 20 Mar 2017

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