Property Trends 2018

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Two luxury properties in sought-after Cape locations added to La Rive portfolio

The La Rive portfolio, managed by luxury villa expert Alexis Gillis, has launched two luxury private properties in Franschhoek and on the Atlantic Seaboard...

2 days ago

Use these seven signs to assess value when investing in offshore property

Choosing to invest in an overseas property can be daunting. But as more and more investors recognise the value of a diversified portfolio that includes property outside of their own country of residence, international property investment is growing in popularity...

By George Radford 8 Feb 2018

Should I buy now or keep on renting?

Here are a couple of pointers to help you decide if you are ready to step onto the first rung of the property ladder...

Issued by Private Property 30 Jan 2018

Top 10 points to include in a rental agreement

A written lease agreement needs to protect both the tenant and the landlord and should therefore detail as much about the rental agreement as possible to leave no room for misinterpretation...

By Chris Renecle 26 Jan 2018

What you need to know as a first-time landlord

Building an investment property portfolio and becoming a landlord can be a great way of increasing your income or making a living, however being a landlord is not for everyone...

24 Jan 2018

Landlords or tenants - who has more rights?

A sentiment frequently expressed by many a frustrated landlord these days is that "tenants have all the rights"...

22 Jan 2018

Maitland slumlord forced to fix up property

The Maitland house crammed with 52 immigrants who shared one toilet is under renovation, following action taken by the City of Cape Town...

By Tariro Washinyira 16 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Household rental on the rise, albeit slowly

Judging by the current economic climate - which is unlikely to improve over the next year - rent levels will continue to rise in 2018...

By Johette Smuts 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Politics to have key influence on SA property market in 2018

There is still very much uncertainty regarding the outlook for the South African economy in 2018...

By Paul Stevens 11 Jan 2018

The five-step process to securing the right tenant

Times are indeed tough, and the rental market is no different...

By Natalie Muller 29 Dec 2017

WeWork rides lifestyle change to become new economy star

Going to the office isn't what it used to be...

5 Dec 2017

Renewing right of first refusal

In terms of rental contract renewals, landlords and tenants need to be aware that this pertains to all aspects of the original agreement (both essential and collateral)...

29 Nov 2017

How to avoid holiday rental scams

With the December holidays approaching, fraudsters are out in force. Here are some tips to keep in mind when booking your holiday accommodation...

Issued by Private Property 28 Nov 2017

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Five benefits you get from renting a self-contained storage space

Expansion of businesses and the associated change of circumstances have increased the demand for storage solutions in different parts. Depending on your business needs, you either can choose to rent self-contained units, outside metal containers, or stacked wooden boxes. All of these different types of storage units come with their pros and cons. There are so many reasons why you would consider self-storage units. However, before you even think of the type of storage space to rent, it is important to evaluate the suitability of renting out a storage space for your business needs.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 hours ago

Tower Property Fund seeks a rerating

Tower Property Fund could receive a rerating this year and raise capital as the junior property stock looks to stabilise its Croatian portfolio and complete developments in Cape Town.

15 Feb 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The Valletta effect

Because of my public relations background, I flagged a recent story in The Business Observer headed 'A great PR opportunity for the city and for Malta'. Of course, it was about the Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018 (V18) which just launched here this past weekend.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 26 Jan 2018

Amazon drives a fifth city-shaping retail revolution

As possibly the world's oldest economic activity, retailing didn't venture away from the traditional street, with its congestion, grime and weather exposure, until about 1800. This resulted in new types of retail space, including enclosed shopping arcades and freestanding or anchor department stores. These are still evident in cities today.

By Paul Drechsler 26 Jan 2018

How to start your own mortgage business

Have you ever thought of it? One of man's basic needs is shelter - which basically comes in the form of a house, whatever shape and size it is. Being a basic need, the real estate industry is one with many prospects and opportunities.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 10 Jan 2018

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