Ignore 'recession' talk and buy more real estate
Ignore 'recession' talk and buy more real estate

SA may be in a "technical" recession, but a closer analysis of the figures released by StatsSA shows that the economy is actually heading in the right direction...

By Berry Everitt 13 Sep 2018

Foreign buyers remain keen on SA property
Foreign buyers remain keen on SA property

With Spring in the air, foreign tourists - and property investors - will soon be making their way to South Africa as the Northern Hemisphere winter starts to set in...

13 Sep 2018

JLL releases Q2 2018 local property market activity overview
JLL releases Q2 2018 local property market activity overview

JLL has released its South African Q2 2018 reports on activity in the commercial and industrial sectors in Johannesburg and Durban, the office market in Cape Town...

11 Sep 2018

Dr Roelof Botha
Recession? What recession? Now let's talk land reform

Economist, Dr Roelof Botha is quite adamant that South Africa is not in a recession despite what Stats SA said...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

What the recession means for the property market
What the recession means for the property market

Following the recent announcement of a 0.7% drop in GDP in the second quarter of 2018, South Africa has fallen into another technical recession...

By Adrian Goslett 10 Sep 2018

Knight Frank launches mid-year Wealth Report
Knight Frank launches mid-year Wealth Report

Knight Frank has this month launched a mid-year update to its Wealth Report, providing an up-to-date view on the movement of luxury residential property prices in 20 of the world's key cities...

6 Sep 2018

Keith Bothongo recognised with SAIBPP lifetime achievement award
Keith Bothongo recognised with SAIBPP lifetime achievement award

During its annual awards ceremony early last month, the South African Institute of Black Property Professionals (SAIBPP) honoured Keith Bothongo with a lifetime achievement award....

5 Sep 2018

The flexible workspace revolution and what it means for landlords
The flexible workspace revolution and what it means for landlords

The growing trend of flexible working, and with-it flexible workspace, has gained a lot of recent coverage globally...

By Gidgette Osborne 4 Sep 2018

Land reform panic unnecessary, Seeff welcomes clarity and support
Land reform panic unnecessary, Seeff welcomes clarity and support

There is no doubt that there is great concern about land reform amongst ordinary South Africans and especially property owners and buyers. At the same time, there is a huge amount of noise in the media and public discourse around this, often sending mixed messages...

By Stuart Manning 4 Sep 2018

The 10 most expensive suburbs to rent property in South Africa
The 10 most expensive suburbs to rent property in South Africa

Here are the most expensive rental suburbs and what the average property looks like in each of them...

Issued by Private Property 3 Sep 2018

Why you are not investing in property (and should!)
Why you are not investing in property (and should!)

When we conducted a poll last year, 66.6% of South Africans surveyed said that it's always better to own your own home...

By Barrie Swart 30 Aug 2018

Impact of fuel cost on housing demand, house price
Impact of fuel cost on housing demand, house price

Escalating fuel costs, coupled with rising traffic congestion, is playing an increasing role in where consumers will buy or rent a home in SA...

28 Aug 2018

Gauteng primed for rental property growth recovery
Gauteng primed for rental property growth recovery

Gauteng is primed for rental growth recovery in the next two quarters, according to the latest PayProp Rental Index...

22 Aug 2018

Creative ways to secure a property investment
Creative ways to secure a property investment

Investing in property is invaluable, offering long-term rewards and is still regarded as one of the safest permanent investments...

21 Aug 2018

Property co-ownership: The good, the bad and the letter of the law
Property co-ownership: The good, the bad and the letter of the law

For first-time buyers, property co-ownership may be the easiest and most affordable way to enter the property market...

By Bruce Swain 21 Aug 2018

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How digitalisation is impacting the listed property sector

The worldwide structural trend of consumers increasingly choosing to shop online instead of at their local mall will have implications for the South African listed real estate sector...

17 Aug 2018

Property prices in Pretoria's most in-demand suburbs
Property prices in Pretoria's most in-demand suburbs

Private Property takes a look at the most in-demand suburbs in Pretoria and what you can expect to pay for property in them...

Issued by Private Property 13 Aug 2018

Heartwood Properties lists on new 4 Africa Exchange
Heartwood Properties lists on new 4 Africa Exchange

A joint venture between Gauteng property developers Brydens Group and Montagu Property Group, Heartwood Properties is the first property company to list on the new 4 Africa Exchange...

13 Aug 2018

Property ownership is a powerful way for women to attain financial independence
Property ownership is a powerful way for women to attain financial independence

Property ownership among South African women is on the rise...

10 Aug 2018

Cash or bond, what's the wise property investment move?
Cash or bond, what's the wise property investment move?

There are certainly advantages to paying cash for your investment property, however there is an intriguing alternative...

By Pieter Piek 10 Aug 2018

Understanding the economic factors that affect property prices
Understanding the economic factors that affect property prices

Not all of us have a degree in economics. Understanding how external forces impact the price of property can be confusing...

By Adrian Goslett 8 Aug 2018

Property sellers competing for limited pool of value-driven buyers
Property sellers competing for limited pool of value-driven buyers

While 2018 promises to be a better year for our country, the initial spikes in consumer and business confidence have been short lived...

By Herschel Jawitz 8 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: 'New normal' to hold greater opportunities for women in property
#WomensMonth: 'New normal' to hold greater opportunities for women in property

The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) is hosting its annual convention this week, 7-8 August...

By Sindy Peters 6 Aug 2018

Cuba: private home ownership recognised for first time since the revolution
Cuba: private home ownership recognised for first time since the revolution

As one of the few remaining societies with a state-led Communist economy, Cuba's housing has taken a distinctive social and economic path since the 1959 revolution...

By Isobel Anderson and Regina Serpa 3 Aug 2018

Absa, MSCI launch investor guide for residential property market
Absa, MSCI launch investor guide for residential property market

Absa Commercial Property Finance and MSCI have partnered to launch Residential Results, an investor guide...

2 Aug 2018

The ABC of buying a second property
The ABC of buying a second property

Property is almost always an appealing investment and an accessible way for most South Africans to build wealth over time...

By Bruce Swain 2 Aug 2018

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How to buy to let successfully

Buying to let is a great investment strategy. In theory, someone else will be paying your bond while you own the asset, generating an income for years to come...

By Barrie Swart 31 Jul 2018

The pros and cons of buying development property
The pros and cons of buying development property

With more buyers opting for new properties, developers are moving to fill the gaps in the market as evidenced by the huge number of development properties listed on our website...

Issued by Private Property 30 Jul 2018

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Investec Property Fund in for a change in leadership

Investec Property Fund's (IPF) Nick Riley will step down as CEO as of 1 December 2018...

30 Jul 2018

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