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Running a business from a sectional title home can be problematic

The sluggish economy and declining employment have prompted an increasing number of people to start their own businesses...

17 hours ago

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Eviction: prevention better than cure

Being stuck with a tenant who doesn't pay rent or isn't looking after your property and refuses to move out, no matter what you do, is every landlord's nightmare...

15 hours ago

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RMB Holdings acquires stake in Mall of Africa developer, Atterbury

RMB Holdings (RMH) has diversified its banking interests to the commercial property market by acquiring a 25.01% stake in Mall of Africa developer Atterbury...

By Joan Muller 1 day ago

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Low sectional title levies not always a good thing

Buyers tend to compare the costs of different apartments and rate them according to how high their levies are, but this can be a dangerous approach as a low levy is not necessarily a good thing...

By Willem le Roux 1 day ago

Estate living in SA on the rise
Estate living in SA on the rise

Paul-Roux de Kock, analytics director at Lightstone, recently presented at a conference where he showcased noteworthy figures relating to the estate property market...

1 day ago

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Impact of VR on the real estate sector

Will virtual reality technology have any impact on the real estate sector and how business is operated in the future?

1 day ago

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Kruger goes Disney

The growth of the black middle class has prompted SANParks to build luxury hotels in Kruger National Park. The latest is a luxury lodge near Malelane...

2 days ago

Property Fox launches online property sales service
Property Fox launches online property sales service

Property Fox's disruptive innovation model for selling property online launched in April across South Africa, offering customers the services of a professional photographer, floor plans and valuations...

2 days ago

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Sectional title schemes require good property management

The influx of new sectional title apartments to the market makes good property management an important point for new homeowners to consider carefully...

2 days ago

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Engel & Völkers opens market centre in Paris

Real estate company Engel & Völkers has opened its tenth market centre worldwide at the end of January - this time in Paris, France...

29 Apr 2016

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Solar installation at 382 Jan Smuts will reduce energy footprint

Tower Property Fund's 382 Jan Smuts Avenue in Johannesburg recently received a solar PV installation which features a bank of 300 highly efficient solar panels on its roof. These panels will supply approximately 26% of the building's electricity requirements...

29 Apr 2016

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Priorities that impact on home buying decisions

Price and cost of purchase has become a driving force in the property market in the Western Cape...

29 Apr 2016

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Development of full-service lodge in Kruger National Park approved

SANParks has welcomed the approval of the proposed 240-bed Malelane Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park. According to Glenn Phillips, this approval comes after...

28 Apr 2016

Stick to the rules when renovating a sectional title unit
Stick to the rules when renovating a sectional title unit

An alteration to a sectional title unit is not permitted without the prior consent of the trustees...

28 Apr 2016

Demand for popular Pretoria residential estates remains high
Demand for popular Pretoria residential estates remains high

Pam Golding Properties' regional executive for Pretoria and Centurion, Retha Schutte, says there remains a strong demand for properties within a number of popular residential 'hot spot' estates across the greater Pretoria region...

28 Apr 2016

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Benefits of obtaining a commercial property valuation on a regular basis

Louis van Rooyen, commercial and industrial broker with Rawson Commercial Somerset West, says some may view an annual valuation of a commercial property as an unnecessary exercise and expense...

28 Apr 2016

Mall of Africa's opening adds to SA's oversupply of shopping centre space
Mall of Africa's opening adds to SA's oversupply of shopping centre space

When Attacq snips the ribbon on its Mall of Africa in Johannesburg on Thursday, it will add to an oversupply of retail space that threatens to topple the best returns among SA's real estate investment trusts...

By Colin Mcclelland 28 Apr 2016

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Screen prospective tenants before signing a rental contract

With the current economic climate putting extra strain on South Africans, a lot of people are only able to afford to rent which gives rise to high demand for properties to rent out...

26 Apr 2016

Attention has boosted Plettenberg Bay's property market
Attention has boosted Plettenberg Bay's property market

According to the latest New World Wealth Survey of wealthy suburbs undertaken in conjunction with MasterCard, Plettenberg Bay now ranks in the top three premier property locations in the country next to Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard and Sandton in Johannesburg...

26 Apr 2016

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Crowdfunding investment in the property market

You only need to look at what AirBnB to accommodation and Uber to transport to know how technology is disrupting industries all the time...

By Nicci Botha 25 Apr 2016

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SA residential property market still robust

Those hoping to become home owners soon and those who have only recently achieved this status sometimes react fearfully when they read the property media forecasts of low home price growth...

25 Apr 2016

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R75m refurbishment for Premier Hotel Sani Pass

Located in the Mkomazana Valley in the southern Drakensberg, Premier Hotel Sani Pass is due to undergo a full refurbishment that's estimated to conclude on 1 December 2016...

25 Apr 2016

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Transforming the city through design

No longer just comprising architects or qualified designers, the rise of trans-disciplinary companies or collectives will include a wide range of skills and experience...

25 Apr 2016

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Should you use your home loan to finance your startup?

One of the most accessible options, in many cases, in getting a startup off the ground is mortgaging - or re-mortgaging - a home...

25 Apr 2016

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Returns on residential rental property are taxable

Residential rental property can be a great source of income as well as long-term capital gain, but what many investors forget is that those returns are not tax-free...

22 Apr 2016

The Mall of Africa promises something for everyone
The Mall of Africa promises something for everyone

The new Mall of Africa in Waterfall, Midrand, will feature a choice of 300-plus stores, restaurants, entertainment and services, and the very latest in mall design when it opens next week, on 28 April 2016...

22 Apr 2016

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Home features that are deal makers for millennials

The millennial generation is becoming an increasingly dominant force in the real estate market - and especially so in developing countries like South Africa where the 16 to 35 age group makes up a large percentage of the total population...

22 Apr 2016

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Somerset West boasts highest average property prices in Helderberg

Somerset West in the Western Cape now comfortably tops the Helderberg property market and in terms of demand and average prices and now rivals Stellenbosch in terms of values...

21 Apr 2016

Applications open for 2017 JLL/Tétris Graduate Programme
Applications open for 2017 JLL/Tétris Graduate Programme

The JLL and Tétris South Africa Graduate Programme provides graduates with the opportunity to learn from specialised property-related disciplines in the business, allowing them to obtain real property experience...

21 Apr 2016

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