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Affordable housing backlog: What else can be done?
Affordable housing backlog: What else can be done?

Providing dignified housing is one of South Africa's greatest challenges, but it's being made harder by a slow economy...

By Oupa Masilela 1 day ago

How to improve commercial property value
How to improve commercial property value

A good starting point in assessing the value of your commercial property is to look at its profitability. There are several ways to increase the profitability of your building and thus add value...

1 day ago

Stor-Age snaps up smaller rival for undisclosed figure
Stor-Age snaps up smaller rival for undisclosed figure

Stor-Age Property Reit (real estate investment trust), the only specialised owner of storage assets on the JSE, has acquired a smaller competitor as it looks to increase its scale, having grown organically in the past...

By Alistair Anderson 1 day ago

Blok launches TENONQ
Blok launches TENONQ

Blok recently launched its largest development to date TENONQ. Situated in Sea Point between Kloof and Regent Roads, the eight-storey building will house 53 apartments ...

23 Sep 2016

Growthpoint makes SA's 50 Most Valuable Brands list
Growthpoint makes SA's 50 Most Valuable Brands list

Growthpoint Properties has debuted in 50th place in Brand Finance's list of South Africa's 50 Most Valuable Brands. In doing so, it has also become the only SA REIT to be included in the index...

23 Sep 2016

Flat repo rate welcomed as economic, housing market outlook remains weak
Flat repo rate welcomed as economic, housing market outlook remains weak

The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee of the South African Reserve Bank to leave the repo rate unchanged is most welcome in a climate where the economic and housing market outlook remains weak...

By Samuel Seeff 23 Sep 2016

Repo rate decision a timeous spring boost for home buyers
Repo rate decision a timeous spring boost for home buyers

The fact that interest rates have levelled off and remained stable following these last two MPC meetings sends a positive message to home buyers and the residential property market in general...

By Dr Andrew Golding 23 Sep 2016

Revamp of 10 state-owned industrial parks begins
Revamp of 10 state-owned industrial parks begins

The first phase of upgrading 10 state-owned industrial parks is under way, with R180m allocated for the project this year, Department of Trade and Industry director-general Lionel October said on Wednesday, 21 September...

By Linda Ensor 22 Sep 2016

Willy Heyn and his family were evicted from Gympie Street and moved to Blikkiesdorp, a municipal built Temporary Relocation Area in Delft, in 2009. Photo: Daneel Knoetze (September 2014)
The displacement phenomenon: Woodstock and Salt River

City's missed opportunity to ensure inclusive redevelopment...

By Sarita Pillay 22 Sep 2016

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Tsogo shakes up management of Hospitality Property Fund

Hospitality Property Fund (HPA, HPF) will get a new CEO and financial director, following its takeover by Tsogo Sun...

By Alistair Anderson 22 Sep 2016

Greenbay plans to raise R1.75bn new share issue
Greenbay plans to raise R1.75bn new share issue

Greenbay Properties (GRP) said on Wednesday, 21 September, it planned to raise R1.75bn through the issue of new shares...

22 Sep 2016

Central Square opens at SA's first green, mixed-use city precinct
Central Square opens at SA's first green, mixed-use city precinct

Central Square at Menlyn Maine opened today in Tshwane, introducing some of SA's most environmentally-friendly, customer-friendly and innovative shopping experiences...

21 Sep 2016

How to become a landlord
How to become a landlord

So you're interested in investing in a rental property. Investing in rental property is a great way to diversify a property portfolio and can be lucrative - if done correctly...

By Praven Subbramoney 21 Sep 2016

St Antoine Private Residence, Mauritius
Mauritius 'easiest place in Africa to do business'

Mauritius is currently rated by the World Bank as the easiest place in Africa to do business...

21 Sep 2016

Industrial sector holds prospects for listed property
Industrial sector holds prospects for listed property

There are opportunities for listed property companies in the industrial sector, especially in developing specialised warehousing and distribution centres, say experts...

By Alistair Anderson 20 Sep 2016

Pitfalls and complexities of investing in rental property
Pitfalls and complexities of investing in rental property

Property can be the best investment that you make and is most certainly the best way to build wealth, but beyond your primary homestead, investing in a rental property for example can become a financial nightmare...

By Samuel Seeff 20 Sep 2016

Buy or build?
Buy or build?

The idea of having a home built to their exact specifications is an exciting notion for many prospective homeowners...

By Adrian Goslett 20 Sep 2016

- From left: Chief Investment Officer, Old Mutual Investment Group, Hywei George; Chief Executive Officer of the Group, Diane Radley; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Uche Orji, at the agreement-signing ceremony.
Nigeria partners with South African firm in real estate and agriculture deal

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority established a partnership with Old Mutual Investment Group of South Africa to co-invest $700m in real estate and agriculture development projects...

20 Sep 2016

Would you buy a property from you?
Would you buy a property from you?

If you can't answer that question, it's time to work on your personal brand...

By Charlotte Vermaak 19 Sep 2016

Dealing with levy defaulters in sectional title schemes
Dealing with levy defaulters in sectional title schemes

The financial health of any sectional title scheme is dependent on a steady income stream, as payments of bills and regular maintenance is what is needed for the scheme to maintain value and be managed properly...

By Mandi Hanekom 19 Sep 2016

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Connecting Africa's cities with developers, investors, planners

The African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit will this November showcase city development plans on the continent at the CTICC in Cape Town...

19 Sep 2016

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Property demand in CT Southern Suburbs increases

According to Kevin Jacobs, broker/owner of RE/MAX Premier, over the last six months there has been a notable increase in the demand for property in the Cape Town's Southern Suburbs...

16 Sep 2016

Tender issued for Granger Bay Boulevard commercial site
Tender issued for Granger Bay Boulevard commercial site

The City of Cape Town has issued a tender for the long-term lease of its Granger Bay Boulevard site. Located next to the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point, the vacant gravel site, is used for overflow-parking...

16 Sep 2016

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A green thumb for a great price

Spring has arrived and many South Africans are eagerly hoping to get stuck into their gardening. Not only an enjoyable pastime, landscaping and garden maintenance is a surprisingly good investment, provided it is well designed...

By Richard Gray 16 Sep 2016

Artist's impression of the future Old Conradie Hospital Development in Pinelands. Source:
Most people can't afford "affordable" housing

Less than 10% of new Conradie development set aside for the poor...

By Ashleigh Furlong 16 Sep 2016

Cornubia Shopping Mall to open next September
Cornubia Shopping Mall to open next September

Cornubia Shopping Mall is currently being developed on the north coastal development corridor of Durban...

15 Sep 2016

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Attacq sees spurt in asset value

Capital growth fund Attacq grew its net asset value per share 15.3% in the year to June, having grown its portfolio significantly...

By Alistair Anderson 15 Sep 2016

Top five things buyers need to know
Top five things buyers need to know

Debbie Justus-Ferns, divisional manager of Renprop Residential Sales, shares five key points that buyers need to know when purchasing a home...

15 Sep 2016

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