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Doing more with less room
Doing more with less room

Globally, the demand for urban living in cities has increased faster than the supply of urban spaces. Cape Town has not been exempt from this trend...

1 day ago

Phase two of Lourensia Park starts January 2017
Phase two of Lourensia Park starts January 2017

Phase two of the Lourensia Park housing project in Somerset West is due to start in January 2017. The City of Cape Town turned the first sod this week on the R28.5m project...

1 day ago

Landlords cash in on premium Rosebank office properties
Landlords cash in on premium Rosebank office properties

Landlords in the burgeoning office hub of Rosebank are not shy to charge premium-grade office tenants top-end rentals, given the demand for space in the district...

By Alistair Anderson 1 day ago

Be wary of bargain-basement purchases
Be wary of bargain-basement purchases

The latest FNB Property Barometer shows that at least 14% of all residential sales currently are being driven by owners selling to relieve financial pressure on their households...

2 days ago

Understanding zero-rated VAT for a commercial property transaction
Understanding zero-rated VAT for a commercial property transaction

Zero-rated VAT for a commercial property transaction can be confusing and must be properly understood in order to avoid delays...

2 days ago

Create buyer appeal through home staging
Create buyer appeal through home staging

Although home staging is not new to the real estate market, its popularity among sellers has seen an increase in recent years...

By Adrian Goslett 2 days ago

Baby Boomers vs Gen-X vs Millennials - how they find their homes
Baby Boomers vs Gen-X vs Millennials - how they find their homes

According to Tony Clarke, MD of the Rawson Property Group, while the three main groups of homebuyers currently active in SA's housing market have many preferences in common, they also have definite differences when it comes to choosing a new home...

2 days ago

Sirius Real Estate increases interim dividend by 51%
Sirius Real Estate increases interim dividend by 51%

Sirius Real Estate, the AltX-listed owner of German flexible office space and storage assets, has produced strong results for the period before it expects to move to the JSE's main board next year...

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

Houw Hoek Hotel
Iconic Houw Hoek Hotel sold

South Africa's oldest hotel, the iconic Western Cape Houw Hoek Hotel has been sold to hoteliers Rober Haarburger and Drew Danford for R42 million...

3 days ago

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Local supporters set to push the green transport agenda in Cape Town

Swisatec, architect and project managers behind Africa's first green village, Blue Rock Village in the Cape has collaborated with The Green Cab to push the green transport innovation agenda in Cape Town. Swisatec plans to integrate electric vehicle infrastructure as part of its green initiative...

3 days ago

Breedezicht Estate - developing in unspoiled Witsand
Breedezicht Estate - developing in unspoiled Witsand

Breedezicht Estate is a development situated in the small town of Witsand - but it's not your regular development. The location, attractions, and architecture makes a unique destination for...

By Cari Van Wyk 29 Nov 2016

How to encourage affordable housing in CT's CBD
How to encourage affordable housing in CT's CBD

According to a new paper produced by UCT's Department of Construction Economics and Management, both realistic economic factors and policy changes have a part to play in increasing the viability of affordable housing...

29 Nov 2016

Four things rental agents wish tenants knew
Four things rental agents wish tenants knew

Here are a few things that rental agents wished their tenants were aware of...

By Grant Rea 29 Nov 2016

Vukile set for expansion into UK and Europe
Vukile set for expansion into UK and Europe

Having established itself as a retail-focused real estate investment trust (Reit), Vukile Property Fund is turning its attention to an offshore expansion...

By Alistair Anderson 28 Nov 2016

Liberty unit settles for manco
Liberty unit settles for manco

Liberty Two Degrees, the real estate investment trust (Reit) vehicle created by investment giant Liberty, will be managed by an external management company (manco)...

By Alistair Anderson 28 Nov 2016

Building 'fly over' homes to solve housing challenge
Building 'fly over' homes to solve housing challenge

Port Elizabeth property developer Johann Dreyer and his team at Direct Group Africa have identified the space above suburban homes as prime real estate...

28 Nov 2016

Interest rate decision a welcome reprieve for housing market
Interest rate decision a welcome reprieve for housing market

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee to retain the repo rate at the current 7%...

By Samuel Seeff 25 Nov 2016

High-end homebuyers favour sustainability
High-end homebuyers favour sustainability

According to the Affluent Perspective 2016 Global Study, demand for sustainable living and security technologies is rapidly gaining ground among the world's most affluent homebuyers...

25 Nov 2016

Sectional titles still going strong
Sectional titles still going strong

Data released by FNB in its latest Property Barometer explains that the volume and value of sectional title transactions have significantly increased since 2010...

By Richard Gray 24 Nov 2016

Top end Gauteng residential property market remains resilient
Top end Gauteng residential property market remains resilient

Gauteng remains home to half of the country's high net worth individuals, and they continue to support the upper end...

24 Nov 2016

Stor-Age's H1 net property income R59.70m from R39.78m
Stor-Age's H1 net property income R59.70m from R39.78m

Storage facility provider Stor-Age on Tuesday, 22 November, reported a dividend of 43.04c per share for the six months to end-September, exceeding management's prelisting forecast by 6.1%...

23 Nov 2016

R625m invested in Cosmopolitan Group housing projects
R625m invested in Cosmopolitan Group housing projects

Futuregrowth Asset Management has invested R625m in Cosmopolitan Group's major housing projects in Gauteng...

23 Nov 2016

Lease-back sales gaining traction in SA
Lease-back sales gaining traction in SA

According to commercial property consultancy Knight Frank, lease-back sales are fast gaining traction...

23 Nov 2016

Cape Town CBD Residential Survey reveals interesting early results
Cape Town CBD Residential Survey reveals interesting early results

Early results from the Central City Improvement District's fourth annual Cape Town CBD Residential Survey have already revealed some interesting outcomes...

22 Nov 2016

Is there a difference between offers?
Is there a difference between offers?

It is not uncommon for sellers to receive more than one Offer to Purchase (OTP) on their property at a time...

By Adrian Goslett 22 Nov 2016

Seven deadly rental sins
Seven deadly rental sins

Grant Rea, rental specialist at RE/MAX Living, lists the seven deadly rental sins as committed by landlords, tenants, and agents...

21 Nov 2016

Understanding added costs when purchasing commercial property
Understanding added costs when purchasing commercial property

Buyers are not always aware of the added costs that are involved when purchasing a commercial property...

21 Nov 2016

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The opportunity for the real estate industry starts with the people on the ground

Design Mission Africa is currently under way at the Sandton Convention Centre, bringing together stakeholders of the real estate industry to solve trade challenges, discuss sustainability issues and encourage investment...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Nov 2016

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