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Changes at DeVille Shopping Centre slowly phased in
Changes at DeVille Shopping Centre slowly phased in

The DeVille Shopping Centre, situated in Durbanville and currently under the management of the Spire Property Management company, has been revitalised with tenant relocations, a solar PV installation and lighting retrofit within the retail component of the centre...

7 hours ago

Homes for first-time buyers more affordable than a decade ago
Homes for first-time buyers more affordable than a decade ago

According to a report compiled by Standard Bank economist Siphamandla Mkhwanazi, house prices and instalments have changed for the better for first-time buyers since 2006...

6 hours ago

Decline of a stigma - selling commercial property by auction
Decline of a stigma - selling commercial property by auction

We are, for the most part, fairly traditional beings with preconceived notions regarding many facets of life. Selling a property on auction is one of these...

By Jason Gregoriades 6 hours ago

Listed property groups struggling to find takeovers
Listed property groups struggling to find takeovers

SA's listed property companies have struggled to find well-priced acquisition opportunities, and takeovers are becoming more difficult to achieve now as there are no easy targets...

By Alistair Anderson 1 day ago

Fourways Mall development spurs Accelerate Property's growth
Fourways Mall development spurs Accelerate Property's growth

Accelerate Property Fund, the real estate group with a focus on Fourways, grew its portfolio 24% year-on-year to March to R8.4bn, owing to strong investment activity...

By Alistair Anderson 1 day ago

Six-Star Green Star SA Interiors v1 certification for Solid Green
Six-Star Green Star SA Interiors v1 certification for Solid Green

Solid Green Consulting has been awarded six-star Green Star SA Interiors v1 certification for the company's offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg...

2 days ago

Spread your bets for a more profitable property portfolio
Spread your bets for a more profitable property portfolio

Getting the best return on investment from a property portfolio is the subject of much debate, and opinions are often as diverse as the properties themselves...

By Bill Rawson 2 days ago

Removing an unwilling trustee
Removing an unwilling trustee

As administrators of the trust property, it is extremely important that the trustees work together and act in the best interest of beneficiaries...

2 days ago

APF acquires half of Portside Tower
APF acquires half of Portside Tower

Accelerate Property Fund (APF) recently acquired approximately half of the iconic Portside Tower in the Cape Town CBD, recognised as Cape Town's tallest building...

3 days ago

Legally merging municipal accounts
Legally merging municipal accounts

Section 102 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 prescribes that a municipality is entitled to consolidate the accounts of 'persons'...

By Chantelle Gladwin and Gary Boruchowitz 3 days ago

Will Brexit impact the SA property market?
Will Brexit impact the SA property market?

Last week, Britain shocked the world by voting to leave the European Union. Many nations, including South Africa, are now asking how this decision will impact their economies and markets going forward...

By Adrian Goslett 3 days ago

Transformation in property industry gaining momentum
Transformation in property industry gaining momentum

SA's listed and unlisted property companies' efforts to cultivate skills in an industry that has been slow to transform, are starting to gain momentum...

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

Jumia to become Africa's one stop online destination
Jumia to become Africa's one stop online destination

With a new vision, the Africa Internet Group is connecting its companies into Jumia's ecosystem which will give access to products and services from its e-commerce platforms...

24 Jun 2016

Aspects that an agent will know that the internet won't
Aspects that an agent will know that the internet won't

Statistically, nine out of ten homebuyers will make use of the internet during their home search process...

By Adrian Goslett 24 Jun 2016

Atlyn Shopping Centre
Thriving Safari hunts R3bn property target

Safari Investments, which has grown its portfolio about 30% in the year to March, says it is on track to reach its R3bn property target by the end of 2018...

By Alistair Anderson 24 Jun 2016

Jan le Roux, chief executive of REBOSA
Educational requirements for property non-executive directors scrapped

The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has announced that non-executive directors of estate agencies need no longer comply with all the educational requirements applicable to estate agents...

23 Jun 2016

Four tips for purchasing property in an estate
Four tips for purchasing property in an estate

The SA estate community has historically been a relatively small and exclusive component of the residential property sector...

By Erika Minnie 23 Jun 2016

Motsepe ventures into SA property
Motsepe ventures into SA property

Billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe's African Rainbow Capital (ARC) has made its first foray into property, buying a 20% stake in Val de Vie Investments, which is expanding a high-end residential estate in the Western Cape...

By Alistair Anderson 23 Jun 2016

Carlson Rezidor leading hotel boom in Africa
Carlson Rezidor leading hotel boom in Africa

Accelerating its growth strategy in Africa, Carlson Rezidor has opened five Radisson Blu hotels in the first six months of 2016 and signed four new hotels including...

22 Jun 2016

Durban residential property market on the up
Durban residential property market on the up

According to the recent Knight Frank Global Residential Cities Index, Durban is one of the few areas in the country that has seen growth in house prices...

22 Jun 2016

Five reasons why SMEs should invest in commercial property
Five reasons why SMEs should invest in commercial property

Owning commercial property can provide entrepreneurs with great returns regardless of whether a small business wants to diversify its investment portfolio or intends to own the premises from which it operates...

22 Jun 2016

Global tourists drawn to South Peninsula
Global tourists drawn to South Peninsula

According to Harold Kolnik, principal of Jawitz Properties South Peninsula, a trend has emerged in the Western Cape's South Peninsula where a significant number of sales have been concluded for the purpose of offering self-catering or guesthouse accommodation...

21 Jun 2016

Get the most for your home without starting a bidding war
Get the most for your home without starting a bidding war

In many property markets there is currently strong demand and a shortage of suitable listings...

By Steve Caradoc-Davies 21 Jun 2016

What millennials want in a home
What millennials want in a home

It's important that property sellers - and their agents - understand where and how millennials prefer to live, as they are the next big wave of homebuyers...

20 Jun 2016

Free State Industrial Park gets revamped
Free State Industrial Park gets revamped

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has launched the first phase of the revitalised Botshabelo Industrial Park in the Free State. Minister Davies said the promotion of industrialisation and industrial development should go together with radical inclusive economic growth...

20 Jun 2016

Digital disruption and the SA commercial real estate market
Digital disruption and the SA commercial real estate market

The commercial and industrial property segments of the real estate market have managed to escape the tides and tsunamis of technological disruption...

By Nadir Jeeva 17 Jun 2016

Properly timing a property sale vital
Properly timing a property sale vital

Selling a property takes time. According to research by Lightstone, at the moment, correctly priced properties in South Africa spend an average of three to five months on the market, and once sold, it takes about another three months for the transfer to go through...

17 Jun 2016

Prescription for municipal charges explained
Prescription for municipal charges explained

In light of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality's decision to unilaterally assess accounts and write off prescribed charges in relation to those accounts, we have been inundated with requests...

By Chantelle Gladwin & Rogan Heale 15 Jun 2016

Responding to the economic climate, investments
Responding to the economic climate, investments

South Africa's economy has dodged a few serious bullets these past few weeks with financial ratings agencies Moody's and Fitch deciding against downgrading us to junk status...

By Richard Gray 15 Jun 2016

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