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Sotheby's CEO Jason Rohde arrested

According to Eyewitness News, CEO of Sotheby's International Realty Jason Rohde has been taken into custody...

17 hours ago

Access to timely finance, detailed information key to property investments
Access to timely finance, detailed information key to property investments

While the markets remain uncertain and skittish, investors are still on the lookout for good property deals. However, moving on opportunities requires access to fast finance, good support, and the ability to spot the real gems...

By Gary Palmer 15 hours ago

Private sector pivotal in meeting SSA student housing demand
Private sector pivotal in meeting SSA student housing demand

According to research from JLL, the demand for new purpose-built student accommodation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is set to exceed 500,000 beds over the next five years...

16 hours ago

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Holiday home development on world heritage property thwarted

Recent judgment confirmed that World Heritage Site and National Park managers have authority and jurisdiction in buffer zones around parks, thwarting a 512-holiday home development...

1 day ago

Tenants face tough economic conditions
Tenants face tough economic conditions

South Africans breathed a sigh of relief when the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) announced that the repo rate was going to stay at 7%...

1 day ago

Human factor important in property transactions
Human factor important in property transactions

According to Tom Salomone, president of the National Association of Realtors in America (NAR), the sheer size of the millennial generation should mean a peak in home sales...

1 day ago

Property boom in Garden Route offset by stock shortages
Property boom in Garden Route offset by stock shortages

The Garden Route property market has demonstrated a steady upsurge in demand over the past year...

1 day ago

Standard mortgage strategy pays off
Standard mortgage strategy pays off

Although it saw a 16% rise in credit impairments for the six months to June, Standard Bank has not burnt its fingers on home loans, unlike rivals that reported results recently...

By Moyagabo Maake 19 Aug 2016

Rondebosch Village Shopping Centre
Rondebosch Village Shopping Centre acquired for R20.2m

The Ikon Property Group recently brokered a transaction for the sale of Rondebosch Village Shopping Centre, which was acquired by a private property fund for R20.2m...

19 Aug 2016

Retail property still being built at a brisk pace
Retail property still being built at a brisk pace

June Retail Building Statistics complete the second quarter building picture, and pointed to a still-brisk pace of retail space building activity for the second quarter as a whole...

By John Loos 19 Aug 2016

Innovative approach to sale, leasebacks can reap BEE rewards
Innovative approach to sale, leasebacks can reap BEE rewards

Focusing on the acquisition of assets that have large public-sector tenancies has been the traditional approach to BEE property investment...

19 Aug 2016

Residential unit completions growth is weak
Residential unit completions growth is weak

For the month of June, square metres' worth of residential buildings completed rose by 12.4% year-on-year. This represents a strengthening from the prior months' slower growth of +2.7%...

By John Loos 19 Aug 2016

Tech reveals what buyers look at during show houses
Tech reveals what buyers look at during show houses

New research using eye tracking technology has made progress in separating myth from reality when it comes to pinning down what buyers are really paying attention to when they're viewing a home...

19 Aug 2016

Cape Town a top performer in Q2 2016 - Knight Frank
Cape Town a top performer in Q2 2016 - Knight Frank

Property consultancy Knight Frank has published its 'The Prime Global Cities Index' report.

19 Aug 2016

How to handle a defaulting tenant
How to handle a defaulting tenant

The current challenging economic circumstances have not only had an effect on those wanting to own property...

By Adrian Goslett 18 Aug 2016

Menlyn Maine
Green Menlyn Maine to launch Central Square in September

Tshwane's R10bn green mini-city, the Menlyn Maine precinct, will come online with the launch of its Central Square next month...

18 Aug 2016

Crowdfunding your property - waiting on the law
Crowdfunding your property - waiting on the law

Crowdfunding is shaking up the financing industry in many places across the world, offering an intriguing and innovative option for prospective property investors...

By David de Waal 18 Aug 2016

Fewer foreigners buying in South Africa
Fewer foreigners buying in South Africa

Fewer foreign buyers are investing in homes in South Africa. While this has little noticeable impact domestically, it underlines the tough conditions confronting the property market...

By Richard Gray 17 Aug 2016

SA sub-cities to address traffic congestion
SA sub-cities to address traffic congestion

According to the 2016 TomTom Traffic Index Report, Cape Town has been ranked the 47th most congested city in the world and the most congested city in South Africa followed by Johannesburg.

17 Aug 2016

Government portfolio spoke in Delta wheel
Government portfolio spoke in Delta wheel

Delta Property Fund is coming under pressure as it struggles to impress investors given its mostly government-tenanted office portfolio...

By Alistair Anderson 16 Aug 2016

Bridge city hospital under construction
Development of Bridge City moving apace

With bulk infrastructure - particularly transport nodes - already operational, the development of the Bridge City town centre north of Durban is moving apace...

16 Aug 2016

Freehold home in Waterkloof Ridge Surrounds
Will freehold properties become redundant?

Full title properties may, one of these days, become an impractical and outdated luxury for South Africans...

16 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Acknowledge the glass ceiling, demonstrate how unnecessary it is
#WomensMonth: Acknowledge the glass ceiling, demonstrate how unnecessary it is

With over 13 years of property industry experience, Genevieve Naidoo began her career as a junior quantity surveyor...

By Sindy Peters 16 Aug 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa makes advances in real estate transparency
Sub-Saharan Africa makes advances in real estate transparency

According to JLL and LaSalle Investment Management's 2016 Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI), while tangible improvements in transparency are being made, sub-Saharan Africa is still some distance from competing equally with its counterparts in the EMEA region...

15 Aug 2016

What to consider when selling your guesthouse
What to consider when selling your guesthouse

South Africa presents an attractive opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to get a foot in the hospitality market - this is great news for existing B&B or guesthouse owners who are hoping to sell their businesses for a tidy profit...

15 Aug 2016

Polish GTC set for JSE inward listing
Polish GTC set for JSE inward listing

Globe Trade Centre (GTC), a Polish real estate developer, is set to take up an inward listing on the JSE's main board on August 18, giving South Africans the opportunity to invest in various markets in eastern Europe...

By Alistair Anderson 15 Aug 2016

EPP CEO Hadley Dean. Image source:
EPP to have market cap of R12bn when it lists

Echo Polska Properties (EPP) is set to have a market capitalisation of about €800m when it becomes the first 100%-focused Polish property fund to list on the JSE next month...

By Alistair Anderson 15 Aug 2016

Development begins at Richmond Park
Development begins at Richmond Park

New ground has been broken at Richmond Park with the commencement of the internal works for the first of two property developments on the land restitution site in the Western Cape...

12 Aug 2016

Sample of a PrivySeal
Illegal estate agents - a property industry curse

The EAAB is in the process of launching an initiative aimed at countering the prevalence of illegal estate agents...

By Jim Alexander 12 Aug 2016

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