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SA needs an injection of confidence to stimulate the economy
SA needs an injection of confidence to stimulate the economy

With inflation still within the target range, but with concerns following a round of fuel price increases and other potential inflationary impacts, the Monetary Policy Committee has kept the repo rate unchanged...

By Dr Andrew Golding 1 day ago

Flat repo rate welcomed amidst slow economy and property market
Flat repo rate welcomed amidst slow economy and property market

We have welcomed the decision by the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to retain the repo rate at the current level of 6.50%...

By Stuart Manning 1 day ago

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The summer of your smile

Malta International Airport (MIA) has published its traffic results for June 2018. Passenger movements were up by 14.6% over the previous June. It proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that summer here is a thing.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 1 day ago

Buying or selling property abroad? Why documentation authentication matters
Buying or selling property abroad? Why documentation authentication matters

At some point while buying or selling property overseas, one is bound to go through some frustration...

17 Jul 2018

Consumers need to understand how PoPI will impact property transactions. Here's why
Consumers need to understand how PoPI will impact property transactions. Here's why

South Africa's main data protection law PoPI, enacted in 2013, will soon take effect...

17 Jul 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An acceleration of arrivals
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An acceleration of arrivals

Something significant happened on the islands last month and it wasn't just the arrival of summer...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 13 Jul 2018

Should you sell in a down market, or wait it out?
Should you sell in a down market, or wait it out?

With the Ramahoria-effect waning fast, it is clear that it has not had the desired and anticipated effect on the economy and property market...

By Stuart Manning 12 Jul 2018

How to protect and grow your home equity
How to protect and grow your home equity

One of the smartest things that homeowners can do in these days of uncertain investment markets is to build up the equity they have in their properties...

10 Jul 2018

Private Property restoring rights through title deeds
Private Property restoring rights through title deeds

Private Property, together with the Khaya Lam Land Reform Project, will be giving away 30 title deeds on Wednesday, 11 July, to 30 families in Ngwathe, Parys...

Issued by Private Property 10 Jul 2018

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Rental property management: Why investors need to think beyond the box

Capital growth has been the saving grace of the buy-to-let sector for the past few years...

6 Jul 2018

Top tips to keep in mind when buying to renovate
Top tips to keep in mind when buying to renovate

It's a thought that goes through many buyers' minds when looking at how to stretch their budget...

By Paul Stevens 5 Jul 2018

Property valuations: Determining market-related property prices
Property valuations: Determining market-related property prices

In light of the upcoming City of Cape Town General Valuation in July, sellers should get professional assistance to value homes...

By Mike Greeff 4 Jul 2018

Demystifying 6 of SA's property market risks
Demystifying 6 of SA's property market risks

As key players within the residential property markets, commercial banks have become expert in managing the associated risks of being exposed to the mortgage market...

3 Jul 2018

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Are electric car garages the way of the future?

With the cost of fuel continuing to rise, eco-friendly, electric cars are becoming all the more enticing...

2 Jul 2018

9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should note
9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should note

Cape Town City Council has just approved a range of amendments to the water by-laws as part of its campaign to limit water consumption...

2 Jul 2018

Pick the right property to start building your investment portfolio
Pick the right property to start building your investment portfolio

Investing in property is an option many South Africans consider as it offers an excellent extra source of income...

29 Jun 2018

Could Cape Town's property prices have finally hit their ceiling?
Could Cape Town's property prices have finally hit their ceiling?

While the Cape Town property market showed seemingly limitless price growth during difficult national conditions...

28 Jun 2018

Attracting individual domestic investors into tourism
Attracting individual domestic investors into tourism

Already equipped with what it takes, Kenya's domestic tourism sector is thriving. The numbers between 2015 and 2016 are proof that the traditional European market is increasingly offset by arrivals from other African nations which increased by 30%...

By Josephine Wawira & Elizabeth Kiburu 26 Jun 2018

Realistic pricing remains key in Southern Suburbs rental market
Realistic pricing remains key in Southern Suburbs rental market

Slowing semigration and the reluctance of landlords to adjust their price expectations are some of the factors which contributed to the steady decline...

26 Jun 2018

Joburg rental market not out of the woods yet
Joburg rental market not out of the woods yet

While the rental market in Joburg has shown encouraging signs of revival this year, it is by no means out of the woods yet...

25 Jun 2018

Municipal valuations - is your property priced right?
Municipal valuations - is your property priced right?

2018 is a valuation year for the City of Cape Town...

22 Jun 2018

House of cards collapses on rogue builders
House of cards collapses on rogue builders

A total of 122 criminal cases have been opened against home builders who have contravened the HCPMA...

21 Jun 2018

City and provincial officials met with Parkwood community leaders on Tuesday to discuss potential sites for social and affordable housing. Photo: Barbara Maregele
Western Cape government identifies seven possible housing sites

At least seven vacant plots have been identified as "possible sites for social and affordable housing" in Cape Town's southern suburbs...

By Barbara Maregele 21 Jun 2018

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Cape Town sees substantial drop in rental prices

Rental prices in Cape Town have dropped by as much as 30% in recent months...

20 Jun 2018

Now's an opportune time to get onto the property ladder. Here's why
Now's an opportune time to get onto the property ladder. Here's why

First-time buyers with funds at their disposal are currently well-placed to gain an initial foothold on the property ladder...

20 Jun 2018

It's not all doom and gloom for SA's property market
It's not all doom and gloom for SA's property market

As South Africans reel from the news of a 2.2% GDP decline in the first quarter of 2018, property experts remain optimistic...

By Tony Clarke 19 Jun 2018

PropertyFox shares new school feeder zones guide
PropertyFox shares new school feeder zones guide

Having commissioned research into South Africa's feeder zones and catchment area policies, PropertyFox has released its first...

15 Jun 2018

More and more SA women investing in the property market
More and more SA women investing in the property market

According to a report by FNB, women in property are catching up to men in all aspects of home ownership, including investment...

13 Jun 2018

Property outlook for 2018 remains upbeat - Standard Bank HPI
Property outlook for 2018 remains upbeat - Standard Bank HPI

According to Standard Bank's latest House Price Index (HPI), weaker credit conditions prevented property prices from gaining traction in May...

12 Jun 2018

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