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Cape Town Southern Suburbs sellers must adjust expectations
Cape Town Southern Suburbs sellers must adjust expectations

The South African property market enjoyed a bumper 2015, but in even the most desirable of purchasing regions, the Mother City, it's not all going the seller's way...

9 hours ago

Makro store in Midrand, Johannesburg.
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Tribunal still to decide on Massmart hearing over retail lease agreements

Massmart's long-running battle against the big retailers over long-term lease exclusivity agreements is set to continue after the Competition Tribunal decided on Wednesday to reserve judgment until a later date on whether to hear the matter...

By Colleen Goko 12 hours ago

Property remains stagnant but commercial sector offers pockets of growth
Property remains stagnant but commercial sector offers pockets of growth

Nearly a decade since the bottom fell out of the property market, the crisis of 2008 continues to cast its long shadow in South Africa...

1 day ago

The ins and outs of capital gains tax
The ins and outs of capital gains tax

Although most property transactions will not be subject to CGT, it's still important for sellers to understand the implications it could have on their sale...

1 day ago

Unchanged repo rate comforting for homeowners and buyers
Unchanged repo rate comforting for homeowners and buyers

Last week's Reserve Bank decision to leave the repo rate unchanged at 7% and the prime rate and variable home loan rate at 10,5% is good news...

2 days ago

SA firms starting to dip toe in UK property market
SA firms starting to dip toe in UK property market

US, European and Asian fund managers are apparently starting to bulk up exposure to UK property stocks to cash in on the weaker pound...

By Joan Muller 2 days ago

Why the green building buy-in is vital for corporates, developers
Why the green building buy-in is vital for corporates, developers

Sustainable development specialists and property analysts have urged all South African businesses and developers to embrace the reality of "green building" as government actively pursues legislation to enforce more sustainable construction...

3 days ago

SA Corporate fixes property mix
SA Corporate fixes property mix

It seems the worst is behind SA Corporate Real Estate Fund, as the group has finally managed to dispose of the assets that were holding it back...

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

Property Point backs innovative entrepreneurs
Property Point backs innovative entrepreneurs

Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties initiative, is linking budding entrepreneurs with green building leaders at the 2016 Green Building Convention...

3 days ago

SA property market remains remarkably resilient - The Study
SA property market remains remarkably resilient - The Study

According to the Winter 2016 issue of The Study, a report which incorporates the Pam Golding Residential Property Index, the South African property market remains remarkably resilient...

22 Jul 2016

Repo rate decision appropriate for economy, property market
Repo rate decision appropriate for economy, property market

The decision of the Monetary Policy Committee of the South African Reserve Bank to retain the repo rate at 7%...

By Samuel Seeff 22 Jul 2016

No sign that push into property is slowing
No sign that push into property is slowing

Cash-strapped homeowners with mortgages, who are faced with inexorably rising consumer costs across the board, will be relieved...

By Dr Andrew Golding 22 Jul 2016

Select the right attorney for transfer
Select the right attorney for transfer

Working with the right attorney during a property sales transaction can make all the difference to how long and cumbersome the process can be...

By Adrian Goslett 21 Jul 2016

Slow demand hinders property fund listings
Slow demand hinders property fund listings

Despite the expectation that specialised listed property funds would be the next big thing, they have struggled to gain popularity in SA...

By Alistair Anderson 21 Jul 2016

What to do when you've just bought a home and suddenly have to leave
What to do when you've just bought a home and suddenly have to leave

What do you do when you've just bought a home and you find yourself being unexpectedly transferred to another city, country, or even continent?

20 Jul 2016

Secure living attracts investment to KZN
Secure living attracts investment to KZN

Gated estates within the upmarket North Coast region of KwaZulu-Natal have been receiving continued attention from investors, according to Kerry Bailey, principle for Tyson Properties Umhlanga...

20 Jul 2016

Trustees nominations and elections
Trustees nominations and elections

It is sometimes very difficult to motivate owners to make themselves available as trustees in sectional title schemes...

By Michael Bauer 19 Jul 2016

Avoid buyer's remorse
Avoid buyer's remorse

Purchasing a home is an exciting time in one's life; it is a milestone that many aspire to and a symbol of success. However, according to studies, nearly 80% of homebuyers have at least one significant regret regarding their property purchase decision...

By Adrian Goslett 19 Jul 2016

Hotel assets attract investor interest
Hotel assets attract investor interest

The hospitality sector is poised for significant growth because of strong interest in local hotel assets, says global hospitality consulting and services group HVS...

By Bekezela Phakathi 18 Jul 2016

Go for a home defect check-up
Go for a home defect check-up

The concept of professional home inspection is not unlike a routine personal medical examination. It establishes overall state of health and condition, flags areas of concern, and recommends remedial action where necessary...

By Ronald Ennik 18 Jul 2016

Value and marketability - is there a difference?
Value and marketability - is there a difference?

Those who have decided to list their property on the market will all have the common goal of maximising their home's potential selling price...

By Adrian Goslett 18 Jul 2016

Are you ready to become a real estate franchisee?
Are you ready to become a real estate franchisee?

Starting any new business is challenging, but by going the franchising route, you minimise the risk of failure, especially if you are a franchisee in real estate...

By Harry Nicolaides 15 Jul 2016

Elaine Wilson.
More formal retail space available per 1,000 people in Pretoria East than other major cities

With its 50 shopping areas, Pretoria East has more formal retail space available per 1,000 people than other major cities. The area accounts for over 700,000m² of the ±3m-m² of formal retail space in the City of Tshwane and more are planned, posing the question, is this market oversupplied?

15 Jul 2016

How under-investing in warehouse lighting could lead to reputational, financial disaster
How under-investing in warehouse lighting could lead to reputational, financial disaster

For many companies, warehouse lighting has always been a grudge cost. However, to keep a business running effectively and efficiently warehouse lighting must be both efficient and as cost effective as possible...

15 Jul 2016

Rebosis investors get better deal in takeover of Billion Group
Rebosis investors get better deal in takeover of Billion Group

Rebosis Property Fund has changed the terms of its takeover deal with developer Billion Group following pressure from investors who said the retail-focused group was overpaying for some assets...

By Alistair Anderson 14 Jul 2016

Guidelines for renting out your investment property
Guidelines for renting out your investment property

You've invested in a property with the intention of letting it out. To get you started, here are a few simple guidelines...

By Catherine de Villiers 14 Jul 2016

How to stage your home
How to stage your home

For many, selling their home means starting a new and exciting chapter in their lives...

By Adrian Goslett 14 Jul 2016

'Semigration' into George boosts local property market
'Semigration' into George boosts local property market

'Semigration' into George from towns and cities around the country is now conservatively estimated to be around 50 families per month...

14 Jul 2016

Exposure to Germany helps shelter Redefine amid post-Brexit jitters about UK
Exposure to Germany helps shelter Redefine amid post-Brexit jitters about UK

Redefine International says its diversified portfolio, which has exposure to Germany, has been less affected by the Brexit vote than other UK-focused property funds...

By Alistair Anderson 14 Jul 2016

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