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Commercial players pounce on distressed residential rental market
Commercial players pounce on distressed residential rental market

One of the significant developments in the corporate property finance market this year involved the rise in the number of commercial property players increasing their exposure to the residential rental market...

27 Nov 2014 14:15

Specialist sectional title attorney advises trustees, managing agents on POPI Act
Specialist sectional title attorney advises trustees, managing agents on POPI Act

The enactment of the new Protection of Personal Information Act could have serious consequences for South Africa's sectional title industry...

26 Nov 2014 16:00

Municipal rates and taxes track at 2.5 times the inflation rate
Municipal rates and taxes track at 2.5 times the inflation rate

Municipal rates and taxes cost twice as much as they did a decade ago, and represent an ever-increasing slice of operating costs. And what's more...

26 Nov 2014 11:00

How to apply for a bond when you're self-employed
How to apply for a bond when you're self-employed

Banks are particularly cautious when assessing self-employed applications, due to the fact that their income fluctuates and cannot be guaranteed, and these individuals are understandably considered a higher risk than salaried persons...

By Kathy East 24 Nov 2014 12:25

How to manage your renovation project and stress levels
How to manage your renovation project and stress levels

While renovating is a great way to update the look of a home and possibly add value, it can be a process that is as stressful as moving house altogether...

21 Nov 2014 11:45

Sarb's decision to leave interest rate unchanged is good news for home buyers
Sarb's decision to leave interest rate unchanged is good news for home buyers

Following yesterday's announcement by the South African Reserve Bank, rates will remain unchanged for this quarter, which means that the prime lending rate is still 9.25%...

21 Nov 2014 11:00

Stable repo rate gives housing market a confidence boost
Stable repo rate gives housing market a confidence boost

Yesterday's decision by the Monetary Policy Committee to leave the repo rate unchanged augurs well for further confidence among home buyers...

21 Nov 2014 10:30

Standard Bank alleviates affordable housing backlog
Standard Bank alleviates affordable housing backlog

Although the government has been broadening access to housing through subsidised schemes, millions of South Africans are still unable to own their own homes, and the housing backlog is rising...

20 Nov 2014 14:45

JP Landman
SA property sector to become more investor-friendly

The long-standing pattern has been that if local financiers buy, foreign investors will be sure to follow. It is therefore imperative for the industry, with both private sector and government players, to create an inviting and enabling environment for investors on home shores...

By JP Landman 20 Nov 2014 12:10

CPA not applicable to majority of residential property sales
CPA not applicable to majority of residential property sales

Since the promulgation of the CPA on 1 April 2011 there has been debate as to whether the voetstoots clause is permitted by the CPA...

By Chantelle Gladwin 20 Nov 2014 06:35

R4bn waterfront plan on cards for PE
R4bn waterfront plan on cards for PE

A major Chinese engineering firm is interested in investing approximately R4 billion in a waterfront-type development in Port Elizabeth...

19 Nov 2014 12:15

Property market remains favourable
Property market remains favourable

There has been sustained growth in the property market according to ooba's October results...

19 Nov 2014 11:40

PE property franchisee nominated for Top 40 Under 40 award
PE property franchisee nominated for Top 40 Under 40 award

Bradley Murray, franchisee of PE Premier, a division of the Rawson Property Group, has been nominated for the Nelson Mandela Bay's Top 40 Under 40, and apparently by a satisfied client...

18 Nov 2014 11:49

Define rights and obligations before entering into a lease agreement
Define rights and obligations before entering into a lease agreement

Define your rights and obligations clearly before entering into a lease agreement and whilst you still have some bargaining power...

By Lionel Egypt and Jennifer Begg 17 Nov 2014 12:59

Tongaat Hulett partners with BEE consortium through Cornubia sale
Tongaat Hulett partners with BEE consortium through Cornubia sale

The sale of Tongaat Hulett's Cornubia Business Hub was the company's first major empowerment deal in a key area in Umhlanga...

17 Nov 2014 10:45

Ooba's new mobile app offering home loan info on the go
Ooba's new mobile app offering home loan info on the go

Applying for a home loan? Bond originator Ooba has launched an innovative mobile application to simplify the home buyer and real estate agent's experience in the home loan application process...

14 Nov 2014 10:03

Development sales escalate in CT residential property market
Development sales escalate in CT residential property market

While the demand for modern new apartments offering a secure and convenient lifestyle has been on a sustained upward trajectory since the start of 2013, this year has seen a marked uptick in concluded sales and the number of new projects brought to market...

13 Nov 2014 12:00

2015 Property market predictions
2015 Property market predictions

Certain emerging trends and external influences will play a strong part in shaping the 2015 property landscape, according to Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.

12 Nov 2014 10:20

Investec invests in TBP's future plans for small business and entrepreneurs
Investec invests in TBP's future plans for small business and entrepreneurs

Recognising the importance of entrepreneurial activity in stimulating the country's economy, Investec has donated 58 Marshall Street to The Business Place to help facilitate its future plans...

11 Nov 2014 13:40

Starting Chance campaign serves Nyanga community from an ECD perspective
Starting Chance campaign serves Nyanga community from an ECD perspective

In partnership with SASDI and UCT, the Tower Property Fund has launched the Starting Chance campaign - an early childhood development (ECD) project in Nyanga, Cape Town.

11 Nov 2014 11:55

Major asset injection to Investec property portfolio
Major asset injection to Investec property portfolio

The latest acquisition by Investec introduces a valuable property portfolio into the Fund's asset base and will increase the Fund's assets to R8.1 billion.

10 Nov 2014 10:30

Reversal of rates as a result of a categorisation change
Reversal of rates as a result of a categorisation change

This article considers when, and the extent to which, charges ought to be reversed from a consumer's account as a result of a categorisation change.

By Chantelle Gladwin and Ramon Pereira 7 Nov 2014 07:51

Growthpoint at the forefront of the green building movement in SA
Growthpoint at the forefront of the green building movement in SA

As a result of its commitment to sustainable development, Growthpoint Properties was rewarded for its Tshedimosetso House project at the 2014 Nedbank Capital Sustainable Business Awards for Infrastructure and Renewable Energy.

6 Nov 2014 12:40

Plett plan for small boat harbour sinks
Plett plan for small boat harbour sinks

Opponents of a R4bn plan for a small boat harbour in Plettenberg Bay - intended to incorporate 482 homes, a hotel and 2000 parking bays - are celebrating after the developer's scoping report was rejected.

5 Nov 2014 10:42

Cape Town CCID's residential survey results are out
Cape Town CCID's residential survey results are out

Cape Town inner city residents are mostly between 25 and 44, employed, work near their residences and choose to play there too. They're also savvy about issues such as energy conservation and like using green public spaces in the CBD.

4 Nov 2014 15:30

Pam Golding launches residential property index
Pam Golding launches residential property index

The first national quantitative analysis of house price inflation, which includes a comprehensive appraisal of the residential property market in South Africa and its many complexities - the Pam Golding Residential Property Index - launched last month.

3 Nov 2014 13:30

Menlyn set to become one of Africa's biggest shopping centres by 2016
Menlyn set to become one of Africa's biggest shopping centres by 2016

In April 2014, construction started on Pretoria's Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, which is undergoing a new brand identity, expansion and refurbishment.

31 Oct 2014 14:10

Effective asset management is key to success
Effective asset management is key to success

Effective asset management is about understanding the market as well as being able to spot emerging trends that could either pose opportunity or risk.

31 Oct 2014 11:10

Rawson offers free training seminars to general public
Rawson offers free training seminars to general public

The Rawson Property Group has extended its training services by offering anyone interested in property as a career or simply as a subject the chance to take part in free one-day seminars.

30 Oct 2014 15:55

SAPOA bridging the gap between the public and private sector
SAPOA bridging the gap between the public and private sector

Through its "Meet the Mayor" campaign, the South African Property Owners Association seeks to strengthen the dialogue between government and the private property sector.

29 Oct 2014 12:00

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