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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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Rethink of housing supply essential for emerging economies

A report launched recently finds that the effective provision of affordable housing is a universal problem.

16 Apr 2014 13:45

Sedgefield property market soars

While the town motto in Sedgefield may be 'where the tortoise sets the pace', it seems that real estate market in the area never got the message.

16 Apr 2014 11:30

Credit amnesty and the property market

This month saw credit amnesty come into effect, which will essentially ensure that certain negative financial information is removed from consumer's credit records at credit bureaus.

16 Apr 2014 09:00

Renewed interest in the commercial property space

A renewed interest in industrial property indicates positive economic sentiment.

16 Apr 2014 08:20

Holiday checklist for your home

Planning to get out of town for the Easter holidays? If you're taking a break, even a short one, there are some important things you need to do before you leave.

15 Apr 2014 14:15

Online property rental simplified

Waiting for the weekly classifieds to be delivered, wading through dozens of property ads and scrolling through pages of digital ads has become a time-consuming hassle of the past.

15 Apr 2014 12:45

Significant upswing in East London sales and home prices

Residential property in East London has undergone a three to 5% price increase in the last nine to 12 months and it is beginning to look as if the recently improved sales rate will continue at least until mid 2014.

15 Apr 2014 11:00

R4,66 billion acquisitions for Growthpoint

In a R4,66 billion transaction, Growthpoint has acquired a 34.9% stake in Acucap Properties and a 31.5% stake in Sycom Property Fund, which will give Growthpoint around 38% of the merged entity.

15 Apr 2014 10:34

Repo rate increase by 50 basis points met by surprise

The recent increase in the repo rate by 50 basis points was met by surprise, as all indicators predicted it would stay constant.

By Kathy East 15 Apr 2014 10:30

Poor hurt most by e-tolls and petrol price hikes increasing property value

The high cost of petrol does not only diminish consumer bank balances but also influences where people choose to buy a home.

By David de Waal 15 Apr 2014 09:45

SAPOA seeks solutions to valuations irregularities in Polokwane

The South African Property Owners' Association is taking a proactive and long-term view on tackling key property-related challenges in the City of Polokwane.

15 Apr 2014 08:00

Minister orders an end to wards for the rich

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has instructed the Gauteng health department to open its controversial private wards at four state hospitals to all members of the public.

By Prega Govender and Monica Laganparsad 15 Apr 2014 05:19

Industrial property yields on the rise

The slowdown of the industrial property market has started to take effect and yields on industrial property investments have started to rise.

14 Apr 2014 14:10

Discovery's Gore buys R103m New York pad

Adrian Gore, Founder and Chief Executive of South Africa's largest private medical aid scheme, does not believe in doing things in half measures.

By Impiwe Piliso 14 Apr 2014 11:45

Town rents out owners' land to Vodacom

Property developer Pierre Gerber thought he owned a share of a pristine Karoo koppie outside Ladismith in the Western Cape.

By Bobby Jordan 14 Apr 2014 10:45

Trend report: La Lucia

Demand for property in La Lucia has remained fairly stable over the last year, with sales volumes picking up over the December holiday period.

14 Apr 2014 10:30

Sales volumes dramatically increase in the Helderberg basin

An almost incredible upswing in sales took place in January and February this year in the Somerset West/Helderberg region.

14 Apr 2014 09:23

R22m sale confirms high demand for upper bracket housing

One of Constantia's longest serving residential estate agents has confirmed recent media reports that there has been a very satisfactory demand for upper bracket homes, particularly those priced above R10m.

14 Apr 2014 08:30

Communities urged to report housing corruption

Human Settlements Minister Connie September has urged communities to report illegal activities in the development of housing.

14 Apr 2014 08:16

North West schools to re-open says Premier

North West Premier Thandi Modise says she is confident that learners, who missed classes at 45 schools as a result of violent protests in the province over the past week, will be able to attend school once again from today (14 April).

14 Apr 2014 07:53

Eskom Pension Fund invests in affordable housing

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund has committed R100-million to the development of around 20,000 new affordable homes through an investment in global private equity funder, International Housing Solutions (IHS).

14 Apr 2014 07:04

Broll releases annual assessment of property trends

The Broll annual assessment of property trends for 2013/2014, just released indicates that fast-growth African markets are in the spotlight, as local and international investors alike increasingly see South Africa and its neighbours as being ripe for new growth and development.

11 Apr 2014 13:25

Four main reasons for banks rejecting applications

Publicising the reasons why people most often have their bond applications rejected has helped those who come to Rawson Finance to greatly improve their chances of being given a bond.

11 Apr 2014 13:05

Cape commercial property proves to be an exceptional investment

Since opening a new franchise, Rawson Commercial Cape Town Suburbs, in January of this year, it has become increasingly clear that the timing of this was 'spot on', says Richard Midgley, who, with Paul Abbott, is the co-franchisee for this new operation.

11 Apr 2014 11:35

Menlyn casino opponents may go to court

The Gauteng Gambling Board's pending decision on whether Sun International can relocate its Morula Casino from Mabopane, north of Pretoria, to Menlyn, in Pretoria, East, is likely to be contested in court.

11 Apr 2014 11:24

Top tips for selling your property

As more and more areas experience inventory shortages, demand for property is expected to continue rising. This coupled with the fact that many areas have seen a positive price growth over the last few years, could be swinging the property market in the seller's favour.

11 Apr 2014 10:35

Northcliff precinct sales and prices continue to rise steadily

Some four years ago when Jan Oberholzer joined the Rawson Property Group as a franchisee, he took on no less than four franchise areas.

10 Apr 2014 16:30

The internet age: what estate agents can bring to the table

While the internet and online retail websites have become a continuously evolving, fundamental part of many tech savvy consumers, there are elements of dealing with a real estate professional face-to-face that simply can't be replaced, says Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX Southern Africa.

10 Apr 2014 14:52

Portugal's Golden Visa Programme offers EU citizenship

Interest is running high in Portugal's recently announced Golden Visa Programme, presenting the opportunity for South Africans to qualify for EU citizenship by acquiring property in Portugal.

10 Apr 2014 13:21

Illegal renovations and substandard builders can prove costly

Buyers of residential property are always being advised to inspect thoroughly the properties on which they hope to make an offer but this is no easy task.

10 Apr 2014 12:05

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