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Advantages of appointing a management agent for sectional title schemes
Advantages of appointing a management agent for sectional title schemes

There are many benefits to appointing a managing agent instead of the trustees of sectional title schemes doing all the work themselves...

28 Aug 2015 11:04

Beginners' guide to content marketing for real estate
Beginners' guide to content marketing for real estate

The web has turned the whole real estate industry upside down. It has made it easier for customers to find just about anything about a solo agent or a brokerage.

By Charles Mburugu 26 Aug 2015 14:47



Cape Town property buyers prefer cash
Cape Town property buyers prefer cash

It is no secret that the South African stock market is widely considered overheated, which means the level of risk in the stock market is increasing...

26 Aug 2015 11:00

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Property investors realise Africa's growth potential

Increasingly, both foreign and local investors are seeing the growth potential of Africa, spurred by rising consumer spending of Africa's developing middle class...

26 Aug 2015 10:55

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Estate agent sign boards and costs in spotlight

The City of Cape Town recently met with heads of various stakeholders in the property industry, including the Institute of Estate Agents Western Cape, regarding the use of advertising signboards, particularly by interns, and the new advertising tariffs charged by the council...

25 Aug 2015 12:39

Development projects worth R809m completed at Coega
Development projects worth R809m completed at Coega

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has announced that during the 2014/15 financial year, and with the inclusion of the first quarter of the 2015/16 financial year...

25 Aug 2015 08:14

Mall to be built in KZN
Mall to be built in KZN

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has announced that international property investor, Investec Property, will build a 85,000m2 shopping centre at the Cornubia housing project in KwaZulu-Natal...

24 Aug 2015 10:43

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Skills required to manage property investments

Buy-to-let property investors have the choice of managing the property by themselves or engaging the services of an estate agent...

24 Aug 2015 08:29

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GCR upgrades Investec Property Fund's rating

Global Credit Rating (GCR) has upgraded the credit ratings assigned to the Investec Property Fund (IPF) to A(ZA) and A1(ZA) in the long- and short-term respectively. In addition, the fund was accorded a stable outlook...

24 Aug 2015 08:05

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Increase in number of buildings becoming obsolete

Changes in technology, workplace practices and production requirements have resulted in an increasing number of commercial and industrial buildings becoming obsolete...

24 Aug 2015 07:50

JLL South Africa releases Q2 2015 research reports
JLL South Africa releases Q2 2015 research reports

An overview of the Johannesburg and Cape Town property markets, including retail...

21 Aug 2015 12:34

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Emira grows distributions on retail property

Emira Property Fund (EMI) grew distributions 9% in the year to June, thanks to effective rationalising of its portfolio resulting in vacancies falling to 4%...

21 Aug 2015 11:05

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ANC considers limiting number of golf courses

South Africa's world-renowned fairways could be under threat, if the ANC has its way. Discussion documents prepared for the ruling party's national general council...

20 Aug 2015 10:29

Dealing with early cancellation of leases
Dealing with early cancellation of leases

If a tenant cancels his lease before the end date of the contract, the landlord can decide to either accept this cancellation or treat it as a repudiation of the contract and claim for damages...

20 Aug 2015 09:22

[#WomenInBiz] Keep scanning the horizon, Q&A with Pam Golding
[#WomenInBiz] Keep scanning the horizon, Q&A with Pam Golding

Remain determined and work hard, but remember to make time for fun - this is some of the advice from the founder and life president of the Pam Golding Property Group, Pam Golding, on how to attain success...

By Sindy Peters 20 Aug 2015 08:30

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International commercial property market remains positive

According to the second quarter 2015 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Commercial Property Monitor, sentiment in the commercial property market remains positive across much of the world, although there are some exceptions to this broad trend...

19 Aug 2015 11:28

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Right time for first-time buyers to enter the market

The South African property market currently favours sellers, as property prices rose in 2014 and seemed set to continue rising in 2015...

19 Aug 2015 11:25

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Technological innovation set to change real estate industry

The internet and technology in general have substantially changed the South African residential real estate industry, with many of the innovations seen globally embraced by estate agencies locally...

19 Aug 2015 11:19

Baywest City boasts first green commercial building
Baywest City boasts first green commercial building

A modern three-storey office block within the Baywest City precinct in Port Elizabeth is South Africa's latest four star green building and the first of its kind in the Eastern Cape...

19 Aug 2015 08:51

Quoin Online to sell Erin and HPF commercial properties
Quoin Online to sell Erin and HPF commercial properties

Quoin Online has been granted a mandate to sell four commercial properties, individually or as a collective purchase...

19 Aug 2015 08:44

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Durban's sought-after Point poised for new wave of development

A decade ago Durban's Point precinct was dominated by dilapidated buildings that were home to vagrants and criminals. It has been transformed into a property market paradise, with upgraded roads and waterways leading to upmarket apartment blocks, restaurants, hotels and offices...

By Nce Mkhize 18 Aug 2015 08:33

Western Cape records strongest house price growth
Western Cape records strongest house price growth

Despite the weak economic outlook, it would seem that the Cape Town property market is the exception to the rule as agents continue to cite stock shortages and buyers and sellers alike remain confident in the long-term value of homes in the city...

18 Aug 2015 08:09

Cape Town receives award for best residential project
Cape Town receives award for best residential project

The City of Cape Town's Community Residential Unit (CRU) Refurbishment Project in Kewtown near Athlone, has received a Govan Mbeki Award in the category for the Best Community Residential Unit project in the country...

18 Aug 2015 07:23

Freedom Property Fund disposes of Stellenbosch property
Freedom Property Fund disposes of Stellenbosch property

Freedom Property Fund has, subject to conditions precedent, disposed of its Stellenbosch industrial property in the Western Cape for R49m...

18 Aug 2015 07:10

Property growth rate in line with inflation rate
Property growth rate in line with inflation rate

Reports that the fast appreciating growth rate in house prices has begun to slow somewhat have resulted in a flood of enquiries about the likely future performance of the residential property market...

18 Aug 2015 06:56

Productivity remains under pressure
Productivity remains under pressure

The main culprit here is unit labour costs, due to soaring real wage growth in key production and government-led sectors...

17 Aug 2015 09:45

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Growthpoint named overall winner of Property Investment Award

Growthpoint Properties, South Africa's largest listed property group, secured the overall IPD Property Investment Award 2015 for the second year running as well as the award for the office portfolio performance...

17 Aug 2015 08:45

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Vukile diversifies with stake in Atlantic Leaf

Vukile Property Fund, which owns rural and township shopping centres, a 50% stake in the East Rand Mall in Boksburg and a portfolio of government-tenanted offices, has acquired a 21% stake in UK-focused Atlantic Leaf for R350m...

By Joan Muller 17 Aug 2015 06:37

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JLL SA releases commercial property research report

The commercial real estate advisory firm, JLL South Africa, has released its research report for the second quarter of 2015 for the Johannesburg retail, office and industrial market, as well as the Cape Town office market...

13 Aug 2015 09:46

Philippi Village a space for people to find inspiration
Philippi Village a space for people to find inspiration

Philippi Village in Cape Town is a transformation of genius that was designed as a thesis project for a Masters Degree in Sustainable Design by one of Cape Town's acclaimed architects, Philip Briel...

12 Aug 2015 08:31

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