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Impact of PoPI on real estate industry

The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI) stands to have far-reaching consequences for the real estate industry when fully commenced.

By Bruce Swain 6 Jul 2015 06:24

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Increase in bonds will not affect banks' risks

Senior staff in the residential property sector these days often express concern about the financial institutions' bond award systems...

6 Jul 2015 06:15

Sunday Times launches property section 'Neighbourhood'
Sunday Times launches property section 'Neighbourhood'

The Sunday Times will be introducing a new property and lifestyle section in the newspaper titled 'Neighbourhood', which will launch in the Sunday 5 July edition.

3 Jul 2015 14:57

Broll announces appointment of two Africa business executives
Broll announces appointment of two Africa business executives

Broll Property Group has appointed Gordon Bell, former CEO at City Property Administration, as director for Broll's Africa business...

3 Jul 2015 10:00

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Statistics indicate noticeable migration to Western Cape

According to Pam Golding Properties, up to 40% of the buyers on the Cape Town Atlantic Seaboard in the high selling season are from Gauteng...

3 Jul 2015 09:55

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Community Schemes Ombud Service established

In line with the Community Schemes Ombud Services Act (assented to in June 2011), the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) has officially been established...

3 Jul 2015 06:08

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Requirements to amend management and conduct rules

It often happens that trustees or the members in a sectional title scheme neither know the difference between management and conduct rules, nor the procedures necessary to change these...

2 Jul 2015 09:29

Special levies can be raised without body corporate's consent
Special levies can be raised without body corporate's consent

Two words likely to upset any sectional title home owner are special and levy - particularly in the current tough economic times, when many South Africans are struggling to make ends meet...

By Marina Constas 2 Jul 2015 09:17

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Lower house price growth disguises a range of trends

The latest Pam Golding Residential Property Index has indicated that the South African residential property market's gradual slowdown in national house price growth disguises a range of diverse trends...

2 Jul 2015 09:01

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SA office spaces are all dressed up - with no one to fill them

Property funds have struggled to fill office vacancies this year with few companies seeking new office space, given the lack of new businesses opening in SA in a weak economy...

By Alistair Anderson 1 Jul 2015 09:13

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RE/MAX records steady sales growth

Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, has announced that the group's sales from January to May 2015 are up 24% on the same period last year...

30 Jun 2015 06:28

The Eastern Cape's Lusiki Plaza opens
The Eastern Cape's Lusiki Plaza opens

McCormick Property Development's Lusiki Plaza in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape opened for business last week. The plaza brings more than 14,400m² of shopping to the local population, which previously had to travel into town to shop.

29 Jun 2015 14:00

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Importance of thorough incoming inspection

Moving into the space they have signed for without carrying out a thorough incoming inspection is a common mistake made by commercial property tenants...

29 Jun 2015 08:25

Sluggish economic activity impacts on property market
Sluggish economic activity impacts on property market

Lightstone, a privately held real estate company, has released for the first time a commercial property report that reviews transaction activity and market share based on transfers and bonded transactions with a value of R5m and above, registered with the Deeds Office in South Africa between 2012 and 2014...

29 Jun 2015 08:11

The urban environment and security
The urban environment and security

To reduce the risk of becoming a crime statistic, South Africans are increasingly being confronted with pressure to implement progressively more advanced technical solutions...

29 Jun 2015 07:59

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Durban offers attractive investment opportunities

Durban has been listed as one of the seven key real estate markets globally that present attractive opportunities for investment, exclusivity, and getaways in 2015...

29 Jun 2015 06:49

Mthatha mall just the start for Billion Group
Mthatha mall just the start for Billion Group

Developer Billion Group said yesterday its R1.4bn BT Ngebs City mall in Mthatha, Eastern Cape had opened...

26 Jun 2015 12:40

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SA likely to continue to gain from retail growth

A recent research report by JLL South Africa outlines the investment value of the South African real estate investment trusts (REITs)...

26 Jun 2015 06:55

FNB online tool a solution to manage property process
FNB online tool a solution to manage property process

FNB has announced the launch of FNB Property Leader, an online property tool that gives step-by-step advice and solutions to manage the entire property process from buying to selling...

26 Jun 2015 06:40

Kramerville Corner
Investment boosts Emira's portfolio and retail exposure

JSE-listed Emira Property Fund has invested approximately R135m in strategic acquisitions, redevelopments and expansions to its properties, which increase both the quality of its portfolio and its exposure to the retail sector...

26 Jun 2015 06:27

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Slower house price growth creates investment opportunities

According to the FNB House Price Index, the average house price for April 2015 rose 5.0% year-on-year. Despite the nominal house price inflation slowdown, recent months' house prices continue to grow positively in real terms, when adjusted for CPI inflation...

26 Jun 2015 06:15

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Impact of REITs on your finances

This article looks at the finer details of a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and how it will affect your finances...

By Abrie Joubert 25 Jun 2015 13:34

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre opens
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre opens

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre has opened a 20,000m² semi-open-plan, double-volume public mall featuring the latest store designs for anchor tenants Checkers Hyper, Food Lovers Market, New World Discount Stores and Pick n Pay...

25 Jun 2015 09:15

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Residential property shortage in Cape Town CBD - PGP

According to the Pam Golding Property (PGP) group, the Cape Town central city area has become a residential destination of choice catering for a broad range of purchasers, but there are acute shortages...

25 Jun 2015 08:43

How to prepare to acquire commercial property finance
How to prepare to acquire commercial property finance

Investors who purchase commercial or industrial property will almost invariably need to approach their bank for commercial property finance...

By Andre Theron 25 Jun 2015 06:49

Mall of Africa on schedule to open in April 2016
Mall of Africa on schedule to open in April 2016

Construction work on the 131,000m² Mall of Africa development in Waterfall City in Midrand is on schedule for the official opening in April 2016...

25 Jun 2015 06:48

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Distressed properties coming onto market stabilise

Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX Southern Africa, says the number of distressed properties coming onto the market have stabilised...

25 Jun 2015 06:46

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Deposit shows goodwill and secures property sales agreement

It is common practise for a deposit to be made when the buyer of a property provides the seller of the property with an offer to purchase...

24 Jun 2015 06:38

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Infrastructure is inextricable part of property development

Infrastructure planning has become an inextricable part of property investment, development and management in South Africa...

24 Jun 2015 06:00

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