The Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association opposes the construction of a 12-storey apartment block on Lion Street. Archive photo: Aidan Jones
Court stops Bo-Kaap residents from interfering with tower block construction

The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to the developers of a controversial 12-storey apartment block in the Bo-Kaap...

By Kelly Vinett 14 Nov 2018

4 ways top security estates are increasing property and rental values
4 ways top security estates are increasing property and rental values

Few properties in South Africa can compete with the excellent price and rental growth experienced by top security estates...

By Schalk van der Merwe 14 Nov 2018

Renewed spark of activity noted in Winelands sales, rentals markets
Renewed spark of activity noted in Winelands sales, rentals markets

The growing challenge of affordability and an increasingly cautious investor sentiment have fuelled the rental market in the Winelands...

13 Nov 2018

The affordable housing market is outperforming the rest - here's how
The affordable housing market is outperforming the rest - here's how

In a recent evaluation of the total 8-million South African properties, Lightstone's analytics has revealed that the affordable sector is by far the largest portion of the residential property market...

8 Nov 2018

Outlook for Cape Town property landscape in 2019 promising
Outlook for Cape Town property landscape in 2019 promising

As 2018 draws to a close and the new economic year remaining a largely unknown entity, many homeowners are considering what the 2019 Cape Town property market holds...

7 Nov 2018

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The market will be fine, but what about the city?

There is currently much debate on whether the Cape Town property market is overheated and whether the market will come tumbling down or not...

By Deon van Zyl 6 Nov 2018

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Regulation of the behaviour of owners and occupiers in sectional titles schemes

The owners and occupiers in residential sectional title schemes live close to one another and share the use of the common property, so their behaviour is subject to various types of regulation...

By Professor Graham Paddock 5 Nov 2018

FNB clients can now sell their homes via the FNB app
FNB clients can now sell their homes via the FNB app

NEWSWATCH: No trick, just a treat for FNB clients - as of Wednesday, 31 October, the bank's clients are able to list and sell their homes to other FNB clients via the mobile app...

1 Nov 2018

4 home buying tips to help secure your school of choice
4 home buying tips to help secure your school of choice

When government schools open applications for 2020 in February and March next year, you may need to be living at an address in the feeder zone of your school of choice to stand the best chance of getting in...

31 Oct 2018

Home-owners to register their off-grid energy installations or face stiff penalties
Home-owners to register their off-grid energy installations or face stiff penalties

The supply of electricity to the property may also be disconnected and only reconnected once the city is satisfied that the SSEG system is either disconnected, decommissioned or authorised...

31 Oct 2018

Digital disruption and the role of the real estate agent
Digital disruption and the role of the real estate agent

There's no question that technology is going to play an ever-increasing role in the residential real estate world...

By Dr Andrew Golding 31 Oct 2018

How to guard against the dreaded 'double commission'
How to guard against the dreaded 'double commission'

Home sellers need to take special care now not to expose themselves to the possibility of having to pay a 'double commission'...

By Gerhard Kotzé 30 Oct 2018

Medium-term housing subsidy move: What it means
Medium-term housing subsidy move: What it means

From a real estate perspective, the big news coming out of last week's MTBPS was that R1bn of the R50bn worth of government expenditure that is being reprioritised over the next three years will be directed to housing subsidies...

By Rudi Botha 30 Oct 2018

Don't write off Gen-X and baby boomer home buyers just yet
Don't write off Gen-X and baby boomer home buyers just yet

The real estate industry should not write off Gen-X and 'boomer buyers just yet, says Rudi Botha, CEO of BetterBond...

29 Oct 2018

The A-Z guide to selling your home
The A-Z guide to selling your home

Selling a much-loved home can be an emotional prospect, but it's an important part of moving onwards and upwards to better things...

By Tony Clarke 29 Oct 2018

How to create the ultimate home office, optimising concentration and productivity
How to create the ultimate home office, optimising concentration and productivity

Before you bash down walls or break the budget building on a home office, there are a number of factors to consider...

24 Oct 2018

Finance landscape remains favourable for residential buyers
Finance landscape remains favourable for residential buyers

According to the Rawson Property Group, the finance landscape remains very favourable for residential buyers, regardless of the political and economic hiccups...

24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Jawitz agents recognised in newly launched Billion Rand Club
Jawitz agents recognised in newly launched Billion Rand Club

Jawitz Properties has launched a Billion Rand Club for agents who've written business in excess of R1bn...

23 Oct 2018

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Has 10 years of zero growth damaged fundamental belief in property?

Traditionally, property has always been a cornerstone of anyone's investment portfolio...

By Ronald Ennik 22 Oct 2018

Prospects already looking up for SA home buyers
Prospects already looking up for SA home buyers

Ahead of the medium-term budget policy speech and the SA Investment Summit this week, things are already looking up for home buyers and owners in SA...

By Rudi Botha 22 Oct 2018

5 tried-and-trusted DIY home staging tips that really work
5 tried-and-trusted DIY home staging tips that really work

In Europe and the US, home "staging" is a tried-and-trusted method of ensuring that a property will sell faster and for a higher price...

By Gerhard Kotzé 22 Oct 2018

Reimagining your home's floors
Reimagining your home's floors

Now you can turn concrete floors into elegant flooring solutions with the help of specially developed floor coatings from trusted paint manufacturers...

Issued by Paintcor 19 Oct 2018

L-R: Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group and Stephen McCarthy, founder and CEO at BidX1
Pam Golding Properties, BidX1 enter JV partnership

Pam Golding Properties and BidX1 have entered into a joint venture partnership that will see the two organisations collaborate on...

19 Oct 2018

7 property pricing myths that prevent sellers getting top dollar
7 property pricing myths that prevent sellers getting top dollar

If you're selling a property, you've probably picked up a few tips and tricks from friends and family on how you should go about pricing it. However, many of these 'tips and tricks' are actually myths...

By Herschel Jawitz 18 Oct 2018

Attacq, Tricolt to launch first high-rise luxury apartments in Waterfall City
Attacq, Tricolt to launch first high-rise luxury apartments in Waterfall City

Attacq has partnered with property development company Tricolt to launch Ellipse Waterfall, the first high-rise luxury apartments in Waterfall City...

17 Oct 2018

Rental scams - red flags to look out for
Rental scams - red flags to look out for

For the prospective tenant, renting a property should be a relatively easy task without hassle - provided you are well-organised and informed...

By Mark Burt 17 Oct 2018

Co-living: How less space is housing's next big thing
Co-living: How less space is housing's next big thing

Recently I spent some time abroad and while there I spent a fair amount of time in co-working spaces...

By Jacques van Embden 16 Oct 2018

Will Q4 be a turning point for Western Cape property?
Will Q4 be a turning point for Western Cape property?

The Western Cape is renowned for its buoyant property market, which has made the recent months of relative price stagnation unusually worrying for residents accustomed to consistent growth...

By Schalk van der Merwe 16 Oct 2018

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