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Recent residential property figures tell only part of the story - Multi Net Mortgages CEO
Recent residential property figures tell only part of the story - Multi Net Mortgages CEO

Recent reports about the South African housing sector have tended to be gloomy...

18 hours ago

Role of public-private partnerships in social housing
Role of public-private partnerships in social housing

The Belhar Social Housing Project was recently launched in the Western Cape showcasing the role that public private partnerships (PPPs) can play in facilitating the provision of social housing...

18 hours ago

Choosing office space? Do your homework
Choosing office space? Do your homework

When it comes to choosing office space, many factors have to be considered, among them pricing, flexibility and convenience...

18 hours ago

Should you buy or remain renting?
Should you buy or remain renting?

Many buyers may be hesitant this year to take the step towards home ownership...

1 day ago

Seven reasons why property management helps protect your assets
Seven reasons why property management helps protect your assets

Thinking of letting your property but don't know much about property management?

By Phillippa Delport 1 day ago

Buying a tenanted property isn't always a guaranteed win
Buying a tenanted property isn't always a guaranteed win

According to Jacqui Savage, national rentals business development manager at the Rawson Property Group, tenanted properties aren't always a guaranteed win for purchasers...

27 May 2016

Furnishing a rental property sometimes a costly error
Furnishing a rental property sometimes a costly error

The decision to furnish a rental property is sometimes a costly error on the landlord's part, according to Grant Rea, a residential rental specialist with RE/MAX Living...

27 May 2016

Facelift given to the East Rand Mall
Facelift given to the East Rand Mall

The East Rand Mall has had a R460m cash injection by the organisation's partners Redefine Properties, Vukile Property Fund, and JHI...

26 May 2016

Safety first in rental properties
Safety first in rental properties

Landlords of rental properties should inspect for electrical faults every few months or instruct their agents to do so, purely for safety reasons, says Gail Cawood, rentals manager for Knight Frank Residential SA...

26 May 2016

Durban's Point Precinct gets contemporary building
Durban's Point Precinct gets contemporary building

The first new building in Mahatma Gandhi Road (Point Rd) in decades, the R80m new Lion Match Company head office includes...

26 May 2016

The right information will assist the agent
The right information will assist the agent

An open communication channel is imperative to the relationship between a prospective homebuyer and the real estate professional they choose to work with...

25 May 2016

Transforming Cape Town's CBD
Transforming Cape Town's CBD

Property investment is one of the biggest game changers transforming the Cape Town Central City...

25 May 2016

Aerial photograph of King Shaka International Airport and Dube TradePort - Image courtesy of Dube TradePort
KZN aerotropolis development drives trade and growth

Africa's first purpose-built aerotropolis...

25 May 2016

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Occupational rent and your rights

The payment of occupational rent is a standard clause in almost every property sales contract, and yet it is also one of the more common causes of contention between buyers and sellers...

By Bill Rawson 24 May 2016

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Rebosis bolsters exposure to top retail assets through R6bn transaction

Rebosis Property Fund, the JSE's first listed, black-managed real-estate investment trust (reit), on Monday, 23 May, announced a watershed R6bn transaction that will substantially increase the group's exposure to high-quality retail assets, and significantly bolster its scale and liquidity...

By Alistair Anderson 24 May 2016

Marrying luxury and sustainability at Blue Rock Village
Marrying luxury and sustainability at Blue Rock Village

The R14bn Blue Rock Village development will comprise 1000 luxury residential apartments built on 40 hectares of land...

By Sindy Peters 23 May 2016

Adapting homes to environmental needs, challenges
Adapting homes to environmental needs, challenges

How will our residences adapt to the environmental needs and challenges of the future?

23 May 2016

Avoid tricky situations - check your plans
Avoid tricky situations - check your plans

Charles Haigh, broker/owner of RE/MAX Elite, cautions potential property buyers to be on the lookout for extensions, alterations or additions to dwellings. Request a copy of the plans of the property, he says...

23 May 2016

Impact of IFRS 15 on property sector
Impact of IFRS 15 on property sector

In May 2014, the accounting standards setting authorities released IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (IFRS 15) - a new standard on revenue recognition which is effective for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018...

By Pierre Conradie 20 May 2016

Investment in SA real estate a good bet, says veteran
Investment in SA real estate a good bet, says veteran

Property industry veteran Frank Berkeley says while SA offers the best real estate investment opportunities in Africa, investors need to focus on funds that have strong property fundamentals amid difficult market conditions...

By Alistair Anderson 20 May 2016

Distribution centres reward some savvy property funds
Distribution centres reward some savvy property funds

The development of distribution centres in SA has gained momentum in the past two years, but demand is yet to match the growing supply...

By Alistair Anderson 20 May 2016

Avoid paying two commissions
Avoid paying two commissions

If you're selling your home and you begin to lose faith in the estate agent you're dealing with, be very careful...

19 May 2016

Joburg office market remains stable - JLL
Joburg office market remains stable - JLL

JLL South Africa has released its Q1 2016 research reports for the Johannesburg retail market, Johannesburg office market, Johannesburg industrial market and Cape Town office market...

19 May 2016

Liz Hart, MD, Infrastructure Africa
Infrastructure Africa to focus on regional opportunities

Infrastructure Africa will this year showcase some of Africa's mega projects...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2016

Delta aims to sell non-core assets to reduce debt
Delta aims to sell non-core assets to reduce debt

Decreasing the listed Delta Property Fund's gearing in a tough economic environment in which commentators expect interest rates to rise later this year, will be the focus of CEO Sandile Nomvete and his team.

18 May 2016

Bagatelle – Mall of Mauritius
Atterbury says market will be able to participate in new fund

Atterbury Property Holdings has launched a new unlisted growth fund that will be the investment vehicle for the development company's assets in SA, Namibia and Mauritius...

By Alistair Anderson 18 May 2016

Further hike in interest rate likely - Adrian Goslett
Further hike in interest rate likely - Adrian Goslett

The third Monetary Policy Committee meeting takes place this month, where the Reserve Bank will decide whether the prime lending rate will be hiked or remain at 10.50%...

17 May 2016

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Stink over sewerage line for Kyalami mall

An environmental group has applied for the legal review of a sewerage line being built on Kyalami agricultural holdings to service a shopping centre development in the area...

By Alistair Anderson 17 May 2016

Hospitality takeover wins approval with terms
Hospitality takeover wins approval with terms

The takeover of hotel-focused property fund Hospitality by Southern Sun Hotels has been approved by SA's competition authorities, with conditions...

By Alistair Anderson 16 May 2016

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