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Reserve Bank retains repo rate at 5.75%
Reserve Bank retains repo rate at 5.75%

The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank to retain the repo rate at 5.75% (base home loan rate of 9.25%) is a positive start to the year for the property market, says Seeff Chairman, Samuel Seeff...

30 Jan 2015 12:45

Redefine International completes acquisition of German retail properties
Redefine International completes acquisition of German retail properties

Redefine International said yesterday it had completed the acquisition of German retail properties in a joint venture with its largest shareholder‚ Redefine Properties...

30 Jan 2015 09:20

Capital Property grows distributions 10.34%
Capital Property grows distributions 10.34%

Diversified property group Capital Property Fund yesterday reported double-digit growth in distributions for the year to December...

By andersona@bdfm.co.za 30 Jan 2015 09:15

Redefine expands portfolio with Leaf Capital purchase
Redefine expands portfolio with Leaf Capital purchase

Redefine Properties plans to acquire Leaf Capital and its Western Cape-dominated office portfolio for about R4.1bn in what could be interpreted as a vote of confidence in South African premium offices...

By Alistair Anderson 29 Jan 2015 15:35

Atterbury lands deal to develop PwC Tower
Atterbury lands deal to develop PwC Tower

Atterbury Property will develop a R1.5bn high-rise building, The PwC Tower, comprising 40,000m² of modern offices for the new head office of PwC at Waterfall City in Midrand...

29 Jan 2015 11:45

CBD major development shows the Mother City still has it
CBD major development shows the Mother City still has it

Last year saw considerable progress in projects undertaken and completed in Cape Town. Notable new commercial properties, comprising office space with ground floor retail such as restaurants and coffee bars...

29 Jan 2015 11:39

Listed property beats other asset classes
Listed property beats other asset classes

South African listed property returned 26.6% to investors last year, outperforming all other asset classes for the year thanks largely to better-than-expected results, with income growth largely boosted by property firms with some offshore earnings and the benefit of a weaker rand...

29 Jan 2015 11:05

Competitive year for commercial property sector
Competitive year for commercial property sector

Given the electricity issues, shortage of good assets and weak Rand, the commercial property market can expect massive competition for good property and tenants in 2015...

28 Jan 2015 16:09

Broll and Greenday Property take up the gavel in partnership
Broll and Greenday Property take up the gavel in partnership

In keeping with its growth strategy, Broll Property Group and Greenday Property have collaborated to launch Broll Auctions and Sales, a new service line within the group...

28 Jan 2015 15:55

How to price your house for the market
How to price your house for the market

While sellers look to achieve the best price for their home, home buyers and investors are savvy and street-wise, researching the market to gain a good perspective on properties on the market in their preferred suburbs and are only prepared to pay realistic, market-related prices...

27 Jan 2015 12:30

Premier Hotels & Resorts Group aquires Sani Pass Hotel
Premier Hotels & Resorts Group aquires Sani Pass Hotel

In December 2014 the Premier Hotels & Resorts Group purchased the Sani Pass Hotel...

27 Jan 2015 12:18

Load shedding to continue
Load shedding to continue

Eskom says load shedding will continue today...

27 Jan 2015 11:57

Legacy to develop Leonardo in Sandton
Legacy to develop Leonardo in Sandton

The growing number of workers moving to new corporate offices in Sandton has created an opportunity for property companies to develop housing for the upper end of the market, and the Leonardo luxury apartment building is the latest offering...

By Alistair Anderson 26 Jan 2015 09:10

New property counter to make its debut
New property counter to make its debut

Property punters will have yet another new counter to choose from when New Frontier Properties makes its debut on the JSE's AltX this week...

By Joan Muller 26 Jan 2015 08:50

Repair your home or lower the asking price?
Repair your home or lower the asking price?

While fixing up a home could result in achieving a much higher price when the property is sold, deciding to fix it up before selling could add months to the time frame...

23 Jan 2015 12:15

Residency and citizenship programmes for African investors
Residency and citizenship programmes for African investors

While there are many different residency and citizenship by investment programmes on offer, James Bowling, CEO of Monarch&Co, looks at the most favourable for African investors...

23 Jan 2015 12:00

Websites no. 1 real estate marketing tool
Websites no. 1 real estate marketing tool

Where should a real estate agency looking to promote itself spend its allocated funds first and foremost to achieve maximum marketing impact?

23 Jan 2015 08:00

City Lodge Hotel Waterfall City now open
City Lodge Hotel Waterfall City now open

The City Lodge Hotel Group has opened its 149-room City Lodge Hotel Waterfall City...

22 Jan 2015 16:15

Renting / buying = ?
Renting / buying = ?

To rent or buy is a big decision, and all aspects of this financial and long-term commitment should be weighed-up carefully. Here, a few guidelines which outline the fundamental differences between renting and buying....

22 Jan 2015 13:30

Newly established transport nodes accelerate delivery of affordable housing
Newly established transport nodes accelerate delivery of affordable housing

Developers have recognised the growing demand for affordable housing that's located within close proximity to newly developed roads or transport systems, such as the Gautrain and the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System in Gauteng and the MyCiTi bus service in the Western Cape...

22 Jan 2015 09:00

Hyprop not cheap, but still has its fans
Hyprop not cheap, but still has its fans

Hyprop Investments is a hot stock pick for 2015, according to a number of analysts. Property share prices ran hard last year. The JSE's property index recorded a 26.4% return, while the all share index, bonds and cash returned 10.88%, 10.15% and 5.85% respectively...

By Dave Marrs 21 Jan 2015 10:30

Mpumalanga sugar cane and macadamia farms gain high ROI
Mpumalanga sugar cane and macadamia farms gain high ROI

Demand for sugar cane farms and land suitable for sugar cane farming in the verdant Nkomazi Municipal District in the Mpumalanga Lowveld has resulted in a major shortage of stock...

21 Jan 2015 09:30

Major refurbishment of Nelson Mandela Square
Major refurbishment of Nelson Mandela Square

Nelson Mandela Square is currently undergoing a major refurbishment to restore the precinct as one of the premier lifestyle and dining destinations in Gauteng...

20 Jan 2015 12:06

SA homes market reflects racial and religious harmony
SA homes market reflects racial and religious harmony

South Africa is fortunate to be free of the high-intensity racial and religious intolerance and radicalism that earlier this month led to the death of 17 in the terrorist attack on the Paris satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, and to the massacre by Boko Haram of 2,000 people at Baga in northern Nigeria...

By Ronald Ennik 20 Jan 2015 12:05

R3bn investment into new CT suburb
R3bn investment into new CT suburb

Total investment into Sandown - adjoining Parklands North on the West Coast of Cape Town - is expected to exceed R3 billion, including an established top private school, easy access to MyCiti Bus routes, extensive recreational and open spaces as well as commercial mixed-use properties...

20 Jan 2015 11:10

SA house price growth to remain in high single digits expects Barker
SA house price growth to remain in high single digits expects Barker

Standard Bank predicts South African house price growth to remain in the high single digits in 2015, allowing property investors to beat inflation, even as the central bank continues to raise borrowing costs in an effort to quell rising prices...

19 Jan 2015 11:45

Retail space still drives listed property sector
Retail space still drives listed property sector

The listed property sector on the JSE had a surprisingly good year in 2014, thanks to buoyant retail figures, relatively benign moves in the bond market and a weakened rand...

By Brendan Peacock 19 Jan 2015 10:30

RE/MAX introduces black ownership with Z Capital
RE/MAX introduces black ownership with Z Capital

As its long-term growth strategy, Z Capital Properties (Pty) Ltd, a prominent black empowerment company, has purchased a 45% ownership interest in RE/MAX of Southern Africa...

16 Jan 2015 10:00

Why home ownership in SA is a viable option
Why home ownership in SA is a viable option

The phenomenal increase in rentals is perhaps the major contributing factor of a noticeable revival in the average South African's confidence in - and willingness to invest in - property...

15 Jan 2015 15:00

Old Mutual, Pareto deal ensures full ownership of landmark malls
Old Mutual, Pareto deal ensures full ownership of landmark malls

Old Mutual Life Assurance and Business Venture Investments, represented by Pareto Limited, have entered into an asset swap transaction involving major shopping centres, Menlyn Park and Cavendish Square...

15 Jan 2015 08:11

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