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Tax tips for landlords
Tax tips for landlords

Owning a rental property portfolio that provides an income is much like owning a business, and as such there are tax implications and dues that need to be paid to the South Africa Revenue Service...

By Adrian Goslett 13 hours ago

Sectional titles: role of body corporate explained
Sectional titles: role of body corporate explained

In the past 10 years, the number of sectional title schemes in SA has risen exponentially...

By Bill Rawson 12 hours ago

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Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential...

7 hours ago

Are you thinking of building?
Are you thinking of building?

Unless you have the cash saved up, constructing a home is going to require getting a loan from a financial institution...

By Adrian Goslett 13 hours ago

Redefine shares rise despite cut to dividend
Redefine shares rise despite cut to dividend

Redefine International's share price rose 5% to R6.60 on Wednesday, 26 April, despite it cutting its interim dividend by 20%...

By Robert Laing 2 days ago

SAPOA meets Tshwane's Solly Msimanga
SAPOA meets Tshwane's Solly Msimanga

At the recent SAPOA Meet the Mayor Dinner held in Tshwane, executive mayor of the city Councillor Solly Msimanga engaged with SAPOA board members, senior executives and captains of industry...

2 days ago

Rebosis on the defensive to ride out storm
Rebosis on the defensive to ride out storm

Retail-focused real estate investment trust Rebosis Property Fund is well positioned to excel in a low-growth economy, says its chief operating officer Andile Mazwai...

By Alistair Anderson 2 days ago

How property investors can capitalise on the 'bleisure' trend
How property investors can capitalise on the 'bleisure' trend

'Bleisure' travel, says Bill Rawson, "has created some exciting opportunities in the short term rental space"...

2 days ago

2016 investment growth is highest seen in five years - JLL report
2016 investment growth is highest seen in five years - JLL report

JLL SSA's 2016 Investment Review of the South African property market reports a R28.8bn increase in investment (from R18.5bn in 2015)...

2 days ago

African Property Skyline magazine launched
African Property Skyline magazine launched

API Events has launched African Property Skyline magazine. The publication covers real estate investment and development on the continent...

2 days ago

Work commences on Atlantic Hills Business Park
Work commences on Atlantic Hills Business Park

Work has begun on a new industrial precinct situated on the slopes of the Durbanville Hills estate...

3 days ago

Tsogo Sun building new R220-million StayEasy in Maputo
Tsogo Sun building new R220-million StayEasy in Maputo

“StayEasy Maputo is in a magnificent location, and being part of a mixed-use development, will undoubtedly be popular with both business and leisure travellers looking for the best and latest accommodation in the economy branded sector.”

3 days ago

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Progressive Signature Lux Hotels opens first hotel in SA

Signature Lux Hotels will open its first hotel in South Africa - and Africa - in the heart of the Golden Mile, Sandton Johannesburg. The progressive hotel chain is targeting tech-savvy millennials and business travellers...

3 days ago

Refurbishment project at the Wedge shopping centre
Wedge gets new look for Christmas

The Wedge shopping centre in Sandton will be undergoing renovations, which will be completed in December 2017...

3 days ago

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Two new African acquisitions give Mara Delta solid footing

Pan-African property income fund Mara Delta has enjoyed a strong nine months to March, completing key acquisitions in Mauritius and Mozambique...

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

Inaugural Property Buyer Show's success leads to Gauteng show
Inaugural Property Buyer Show's success leads to Gauteng show

Over 3,000 property enthusiasts attend inaugural Property Buyer Show in Cape Town...

3 days ago

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Kenilworth backs new business village to win

The owners of Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town, home of the Met and the Queen's Plate, want to build up to 500 homes, a hotel and a restaurant on about 8ha of the property...

24 Apr 2017

HouseME founders Benjamin Shaw and Kyle Bradley
HouseME 2.5% management fee shakes up SA rental market

Faced with the current economic instability in South Africa, SA's property landlords are considering...

24 Apr 2017

George Radford, IP Global director of Africa
More governments considering higher taxes on foreign buyers

To protect local property buyers and keep price increases in check, governments are considering introducing additional property taxes predominantly on foreign purchases...

24 Apr 2017

Joburg homes market poised to rise
Joburg homes market poised to rise

The Johannesburg residential property market is set for an upturn after a long period of uncertainty and flat-lining prices...

By Ronald Ennik 21 Apr 2017

Taylor Shutters & Blinds
Shutters can add to ‘green' building ratings

In an effort to meet sustainability norms, local legislation (Sans 10400 XA) stipulates that all newly erected buildings need to have solar water heaters, heat pumps or comparable technologies in place. ....

21 Apr 2017

Traffic, transport costs reshaping property markets
Traffic, transport costs reshaping property markets

The desire to avoid traffic jams is informing many current property purchasing decisions in Johannesburg and Cape Town, says Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet estate agency group...

21 Apr 2017

Costa da Gama, Capricorn Beach property markets boom
Costa da Gama, Capricorn Beach property markets boom

Costa da Gama and Capricorn Beach are not only achieving record prices for property sales, but the rental market has also recently skyrocketed...

21 Apr 2017

Blok to launch development in Bo-Kaap
Blok to launch development in Bo-Kaap

Urban property developer Blok will be launching a new development concept in Cape Town's Bo-Kaap with the aim of providing urban homes to a more diverse range of incomes...

20 Apr 2017

Do you know what your property is worth?
Do you know what your property is worth?

It's a great irony in the property business: having bought a dream home, and invested more in it than in any other asset we own, we don't really know our property's value...

By Denis Quayle 20 Apr 2017

Selecting a commercial investment property
Selecting a commercial investment property

Selecting a specific asset class in which to invest can be an overwhelming task for a new or first-time commercial property investor...

20 Apr 2017

Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya
Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened a Park Inn by Radisson in Nairobi's Westlands, the 35th hotel in its African portfolio..

20 Apr 2017

Cape Town Central
2016 State of Cape Town Central City Report released

Approximately R16.232bn of investment has, conservatively, been committed to the CT CBD since 2012, spanning between that year and 2019...

20 Apr 2017

Co-working properties get the green light from alternative funders
Co-working properties get the green light from alternative funders

The rise of the shared economy is not only shifting how we work, but where we work...

By Gary Palmer 19 Apr 2017

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