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Official opening of expanded Ballito Junction Mall
Official opening of expanded Ballito Junction Mall

The Mayor Cllr Ricardo Mthembu and the Honourable Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi have officially opened Ballito Junction Regional Mall...

1 day ago

What's the big deal with rental inspections?
What's the big deal with rental inspections?

Incoming and outgoing inspections are required by law under the Rental Housing Act...

1 day ago

Property group Globe Trade Centre opens the door to regular dividends
Property group Globe Trade Centre opens the door to regular dividends

Poland-based real estate group Globe Trade Centre (GTC), which develops and manages properties in eastern Europe, has decided to pay regular dividends...

By Alistair Anderson 2 days ago

RICS publishes new global professional statement on conflicts of interest
RICS publishes new global professional statement on conflicts of interest

Following extensive industry consultation, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is tightening up requirements for RICS professionals and regulated firms...

3 days ago

Wealth Migrate enters SA property market
Wealth Migrate enters SA property market

Global online real estate investment marketplace Wealth Migrate has announced its entry into the South African property market through its online investment platform...

3 days ago

Residential transactions: a turnaround in sight?
Residential transactions: a turnaround in sight?

The property industry weathered a very difficult year in 2016. Declining sales have mauled the industry, hitting agents and homeowners alike. But there may be some good news on the horizon...

By Richard Gray 3 days ago

Greenbay to move to main board of JSE at month end
Greenbay to move to main board of JSE at month end

Greenbay Properties, a group that invests in a diverse range of European property markets, will move to the main board of the JSE at the end of March...

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

Compact urban living an emerging trend in commercial real estate
Compact urban living an emerging trend in commercial real estate

With the advent of a flexible work culture and urbanisation, commercial real estate investors are realising the need to adapt to the changing environment...

20 Mar 2017

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Greenbay and Resilient to buy two malls in Portugal

Property groups Greenbay and Resilient intend buying two Portuguese shopping centres for €219.25m. Each will pay half for a 50% stake, they announced on Thursday, 16 March...

By Matthew Stevens 20 Mar 2017

Understanding fair wear, tear in commercial rental agreements
Understanding fair wear, tear in commercial rental agreements

Commonly used in commercial rental agreements, fair wear and tear is a phrase essential to understand in the context of a commercial lease...

17 Mar 2017

CT ranked among top ‘tech cities'
CT ranked among top ‘tech cities'

According to Savills' recent Tech Cities 2017 report, Cape Town, along with Santiago and Buenos Aires, is one of the world's rising global players...

17 Mar 2017

Deborah Aremband and Ricky Tomaselli, Fieldspace's marketing team
#BrandManagerMonth: How the Fieldspace brand stays ahead of the game

Deborah Aremband and Ricky Tomaselli are the marketing managers behind the Fieldspace Property Group brand...

By Sindy Peters 16 Mar 2017

Future of property in sectional title sector
Future of property in sectional title sector

The future of property lies largely in the sectional title sector, says Paul French, commercial director for the Coastal Property Group...

16 Mar 2017

Unpacking new property legislation
Unpacking new property legislation

There are a few significant changes on the cards for the South African property sector in 2017...

16 Mar 2017

Demystifying the rental agreement
Demystifying the rental agreement

The days of 10% increases when renewing the lease on your house or flat are all but extinct...

15 Mar 2017

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Creating beach life for Gauteng

A multinational water innovation company is planning to bring beach life to Gauteng. Swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and sailing will be on offer in the new development...

15 Mar 2017

Lightstone predicts a buyer's market for 2017
Lightstone predicts a buyer's market for 2017

It's a buyer's market in 2017, according to the Lightstone house price forecast for this year...

14 Mar 2017

Benefits of purchasing a sectional title property
Benefits of purchasing a sectional title property

Safety and reduced costs are just two of the reasons that sectional title units have grown massively in popularity over the years...

14 Mar 2017

New property sector legislation overlooks transformation
New property sector legislation overlooks transformation

New legislation for SA's property sector barely makes any reference to transformation of the sector...

By Alistair Anderson 14 Mar 2017

What you need to know when you buy off-plan
What you need to know when you buy off-plan

As with any large financial investment, there are potential drawbacks buyers need to be aware of when buying a property off-plan...

13 Mar 2017

BetterLife Home Loans CEO Shaun Rademeyer
Increase in number of home loans over R900k granted

There has been a substantial increase over the past 12 months in the percentage of home loans being granted for more than R900,000. This is according to latest statistics from bond originator BetterLife Home Loans...

13 Mar 2017

Uncovering the hidden costs of selling a home
Uncovering the hidden costs of selling a home

Selling a house is a big decision, says Lolly Unterlsak, property consultant at Jawitz Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town, and one that could have hidden costs...

13 Mar 2017

CT's business boom great news for property sector
CT's business boom great news for property sector

Cape Town's investment potential is far from the apex of its curve, says Tony Clarke, MD of the Rawson Property Group...

10 Mar 2017

Be aware of possible rental scams
Be aware of possible rental scams

While the internet is an extremely useful tool, it has also made it easier for criminals to prey on prospective tenants – with the number of incidences on the increase...

By Adrian Goslett 10 Mar 2017

Report reveals most Instagrammed cities in SA
Report reveals most Instagrammed cities in SA

Cape Town, according to the 2016 PropertyFox Virtual Realty Report, is the most Instagrammed city in South Africa...

9 Mar 2017

Integrating old, new at the refurbished Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
Integrating old, new at the refurbished Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

BILD Architects and Terra Ether Architects partnered to shape the look of the refurbished Menlyn Park Shopping Centre...

9 Mar 2017

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How tenant churn could impact profitability

Tenants, as the main source of income for commercial buildings, are key, thus tenant retention should be a primary focus for building owners and managers...

9 Mar 2017

The Iron Works
CT property development shows no signs of slowing down

Despite economic pressure, property development in the Mother City shows no signs of slowing down...

8 Mar 2017

Rental property in Constantia Upper
Cape Southern Suburbs property generated sales over R8.4bn in 2016

The Cape's Southern Suburbs generated over R8.4bn in sales last year, equating to about 40% of the total value of property transactions recorded for the Cape metro in 2016...

8 Mar 2017

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