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Over R650m redirected to metros infrastructure development

In response to rapid urbanisation, the forum of Ministers and MECs of Human Settlements (MINMEC) has taken a decision to redirect an over-R650m Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG) to the country's five metropolitan municipalities...

1 Sep 2017

Competition offers free student accommodation in PE

CampusKey is running a competition offering free accommodation at its new Scarborough facility in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth...

31 Aug 2017

UniZulu gets R70m infrastructure upgrades

A 288-unit residential facility and the complete rebuild of an electricity substation at the University of Zululand's main KwaDlangezwa Campus have been completed...

14 Aug 2017

Student digs fund targets JSE niche

The listing of the first student accommodation group Inkunzi should encourage more companies focusing on student housing to go public...

By Alistair Anderson 3 Aug 2017

Suburban high-rise student digs boon

A new R145m student accommodation block is rising on the beachfront, promising some relief to the city's crippling student accommodation crisis...

By Guy Rogers 28 Jul 2017

Wits to develop land in bid to boost revenue

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is looking to generate R100m in revenue from a potential partnership with the private and public sectors to develop its 300ha estate in the north of Johannesburg...

By Michelle Gumede 11 Jul 2017

Redefine lifts Melbourne investments

Redefine Properties has acquired a second development site for student accommodation in Melbourne, Australia, expanding into this highly competitive property sector...

By Alistair Anderson 5 Jul 2017

Tips for investing in student accommodation

Student apartments can be a great option for property investors, says Andrew Schaefer, MD of national property management company Trafalgar, but only if they know which apartments to choose and how to manage their tenants...

27 Jun 2017

Millennials are keen on these three Pretoria East neighbourhoods

Hazelwood is fast becoming one of the hippest neighbourhoods in Pretoria East...

28 Apr 2017

R7bn boost for university infrastructure

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has announced major new investment in university infrastructure, which will see government spending R7 billion on a range of projects countrywide...

20 Apr 2017

New education, boarding facilities for Lawhill Maritime Centre

Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape Province opened additional education and boarding facilities, funded by the TK Foundation, at the Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simon's Town last week...

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

#BudgetSpeech2017: Additional R5bn to fund higher education

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says a provision of R5bn has been set aside to fund the higher education and training sector in 2019/20...

22 Feb 2017

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International

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 3 days ago

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

How can you save money when you invest in real estate?

Real estate investments are very tricky to navigate. It is really important to keep a tight control of finances since there are many areas where you end up losing money without even realising why that happens. The experienced investors are those that manage to save a lot of cash when they make every single investment. This is possible in so many different ways, ranging from eliminating taxes with 1031 exchange properties for sale to conducting very good research before buying something. Always consider the following...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Sep 2017

The future of shopping malls and what it means for property investors

The decline of malls in the US has caused concern among real estate investors and raises the question of what this might mean for shopping centres in the UK and Europe. The growth of e-commerce is reshaping the retail world. Online sales have been growing globally at an annual rate of close to 25% in recent years.

By Hugo Machin 5 Sep 2017

How to sell your home quickly

There are various ways that you can boost the attractiveness of your home. You can, however, skip any efforts needed to pamper the appearance of your home, and just sell it directly through a company that specialises in the instantaneous buying and selling of homes.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 Sep 2017

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