Subscribe to industry newsletters

Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Atterbury ready with Gosforth Park development
Atterbury ready with Gosforth Park development

Atterbury will develop a R850 million industrial and business park on the prime site it has acquired in Gosforth Park, Germiston, in Ekurhuleni.

© vadim yerofeyev – 123RF.com
Income tax benefits of owning a property

Paying a bond on one property, proclaiming it to be your main residence and not owning any other property or earning any additional income from your home, means that you will not necessarily benefit from any tax exemption or cash flow gains from personal income tax claiming every year end...

Real estate is globally the pre-eminent asset class
Real estate is globally the pre-eminent asset class

According to calculations by international real estate adviser, Savills, the total value of all developed real estate on the globe reached $217tn in 2015...

Coega Dairy
CDC performance targets in reach for 2016

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) says it is poised to reach its performance targets for the 2015/16 financial year...

© feverpitched – 123RF.com
Should you fix your home before putting it up for sale?

According to Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, a homeowner will have to make the tough decision of whether it is best to delay putting the property up for sale and making the necessary repairs, or taking the knock on the asking price and selling the home as it stands...

© weerapat kiatdumrong – 123RF.com
Joint home ownership - what happens if you break up?

According to Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group, it's very common for unmarried couples to buy property together. What isn't considered sometimes is what happens if things go wrong between the two of you...

Can a new owner be liable for old owner's municipal debts?
Can a new owner be liable for old owner's municipal debts?

A judgement by the Supreme Court of Appeal in City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v PJ Mitchell, on 29 January 2016, has opened the way for municipalities to take legal action against a present owner of a property for debts owed to it by former owners...

By Chantelle Gladwin

© photoschwalm1 – za.fotolia.com
Depreciation of rand a concern for retail margins in 2016

JLL South Africa has released its Q4 2015 research reports for the Johannesburg retail market, office market, and industrial market, as well as the Cape Town office market...

Tower Property Fund invests in four Croatian retail stores
Tower Property Fund invests in four Croatian retail stores

Tower Property Fund has announced the purchase of four retail centres in Croatia...

Atterbury opens new City Lodge Hotel in Johannesburg
Atterbury opens new City Lodge Hotel in Johannesburg

Atterbury Property Developments has opened a new 148-room City Lodge Hotel at Newtown Junction in the Johannesburg CBD...

© 3ddock – 123RF.com
Property less volatile than most other forms of investment

For the shrewd investor, property provides one of the best returns with the least risk, even in a shrinking economy...

By Steve Caradoc-Davies

© Hieng Ling Tie – 123RF.com
Differences between open and sole mandates

The differences between open and sole mandates play an important role in the type of service sellers get before, during and after a sale...

© vadim yerofeyev – 123RF.com
Understanding occupational rent can avoid conflict

According to South African legislation, buyers and sellers of property are required by law to reduce all contractual agreements to writing...

Eris Property Group to invest in Nigeria's Agbara Estate
Eris Property Group to invest in Nigeria's Agbara Estate

The development plans for the Agbara Estate in Lagos, Nigeria, represents Momentum Africa Real Estate Fund (MAREF) and its partners, Land Afrique and Eris Property Group's commitment to investment in Nigeria...

Stor-Age stacks up space for future growth
Stor-Age stacks up space for future growth

Stor-Age Property Reit is set to grow to between R4bn and R5bn by 2020 despite competition in the specialised property market, says executive director Steven Horton...

By Alistair Anderson

Can technology-enabled collaborative consumption drive prosperity in Africa?
Can technology-enabled collaborative consumption drive prosperity in Africa?

The last few years has seen a substantial rise in wealth accumulation in the global commerce. Oxfam indicates that by 2016, the wealthiest 1% of the world population...

By Ntando Kubheka

© pixelbliss – 123RF.com
Property remains a sought after investment asset class

International property investment firm, IP Global, currently has a large number of clients in South Africa requesting to liquidate their share portfolios - instead, moving towards fixed, stable assets...

© victor zastolskiy – 123RF.com
Home renovations must have the desired effect

While renovations can give home owners an edge, it is essential that projects - undertaken with the specific view for resale - have the desired effect...

© goodluz – 123RF.com
Growth predicted in rental market

The demand for rental properties in the Helderberg area in the Western Cape has been consistently high, with a big influx of people from Gauteng playing a part in this...

© Andriy Popov – 123RF.com
Buying a first home requires careful budgeting

"Buying your first home will always be a big leap as it requires financial discipline and budgeting," says Albertus van Staden, head of credit at FNB Housing Finance...

© Julia Sudnitskaya – 123RF.com
Residential property purchases are the best investment option

The surge of negativity around the South African economy and the rapid depreciation of the rand during the past two months has led to a muted start to the 2016 business year for many, as these events have had an impact on business confidence...

Live, work, play market is growing in Port Elizabeth
Live, work, play market is growing in Port Elizabeth

Just Property Group chief executive, Paul Stevens, says increased interest in 'live, work, play' communities and robust rental returns make Port Elizabeth an attractive option for potential investors...

© Nonwarit Pruetisirirot – 123RF.com
Listed property the best performing asset class of 2015

Figures released by Catalyst Fund Managers indicate that South African listed property returned 7.99% to its investors in 2015, outstripping cash's 6.46%, equities' 5.13% and bonds' -3.93%...

© Neil Lang – 123RF.com
Buckle up, it's a bumpy ride ahead for property

The decision to hike the repo rate by 50 basis points, taking it to 6.75%, and the base home loan rate beyond the 10% barrier to 10.25%, comes as no surprise...

By Samuel Seeff

A pragmatic view on the repo rate and residential property market
A pragmatic view on the repo rate and residential property market

Market sentiment is a key factor which impacts on activity in the residential marketplace, so the recent decision by the Monetary Policy Committee to further increase the repo rate - by 50bps - is likely to create a further dampening effect on housing demand...

By Dr Andrew Golding

© africanstuff – za.fotolia.com
Here's what the interest rate hike means for home owners

Lesetja Kganyago, South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor, announced on Thursday afternoon, 28 January, that the SARB monetary policy committee (MPC) has decided to hike the interest rate by 50 basis points to 6.75%...

©Kitsana Baitoey via 123RF
Green light for Durban logistics park

Fortress Income Fund has cleared a significant hurdle in its bid to create a logistics mega-park on the last developable flat land in south Durban...

© Anthony Brown – 123RF.com
Sectional titles remain popular among security conscious buyers

Sectional title units are ideal for first-time buyers or those eager to get their foot onto the first rung of the property ladder, says Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa...

© Ak Watchreewong Na Ayutthya – 123RF.com
Economic pressures expected to filter through to property market

The latter half of 2015 was on shaky ground - the shock firing of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene seriously rattled international confidence in the South African economy, the SARB started raising the interest rates (albeit very slowly) and the drought started putting pressure on food prices...

Show more