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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 16 hours ago

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Urban renewal: The physical manifestation of innovative thinking

A powerful lesson in how to turn vision into reality...

By Gil Sperling 15 Jun 2018

The shopping centre is dead. Long live the shopping centre.
The shopping centre is dead. Long live the shopping centre.

Every year nine million people view the Mona Lisa. People still flock to live events at stadiums. Why; when they can see it on video, in HD and 3D and AR, etc...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Jun 2018

3 critical questions to ask before buying a sectional title property
3 critical questions to ask before buying a sectional title property

Since 2001, sectional title properties in South Africa have, on average, consistently outperformed their full title counterparts...

By Tony Clarke 29 May 2018

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What you need to know about "airing" your property

Conversation around the braai has it that Airbnb is an easy way to let your property make money for you...

By Bruce Swain 24 May 2018

Equites ends year strong with continued focus on logistics sector
Equites ends year strong with continued focus on logistics sector

JSE-listed Equites Property Fund recently announced its annual results for the year ended 28 February 2018, revealing...

By Sindy Peters 15 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Growthpoint Investec African Properties launched
#AfricaMonth: Growthpoint Investec African Properties launched

First announced in 2015, Growthpoint Investec African Properties (GIAP) is finally off the mark, commencing operations in the pan-African real estate market.

By Sindy Peters 14 May 2018

Property outlook improves, but still all about the buyers
Property outlook improves, but still all about the buyers

Although the economy and property market is showing improvement, it is still all about the buyers...

By Samuel Seeff 10 May 2018

FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices growth rates slow
FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices growth rates slow

The FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices growth rates have slowed in recent quarters...

By John Loos 8 May 2018

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

What can a marketing or communications worker expect to earn in Malta? New figures released in April by Eurostat give broad sectoral outlines across five areas of economic activity providing an indication of wages across the EU in general and the Maltese islands in particular...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 4 May 2018

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Property market's slow start in 2018 could be misleading

Property experts remain optimistic for a market turnaround...

By Tony Clarke 2 May 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Attention shoppers, isle one!
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Attention shoppers, isle one!

Where do you find Europe's most avid shoppers? Living on the island of Malta, according to findings released comparing EU28 nations...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 27 Apr 2018

Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA
Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA

Following last month's launch of the Amsterdam-based workspace concept, Spaces at Atrium on 5th in Sandton, I interviewed Dutch founder Martijn Roordink to find out what it offers the South African workforce besides a place to plug in your laptop, and for his views on this new way of working...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Apr 2018

Is it wise to take out a 100% bond while interest rates are low?
Is it wise to take out a 100% bond while interest rates are low?

The recent interest rate cut has stoked the coals in the first-time buyer's market...

By Adrian Goslett 17 Apr 2018

RE/MAX housing report shows slow start for Q1 2018
RE/MAX housing report shows slow start for Q1 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, Lightstone data revealed that 31,875 new bonds were registered at the Deeds Office...

By Adrian Goslett 16 Apr 2018

Rediscover the V&A with its new audio walking tour
Rediscover the V&A with its new audio walking tour

The V&A Waterfront has launched a free audio walking tour, giving visitors insight into the history of the property and its evolution from an industrial port to one of the country's top attractions...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Apr 2018

Five reasons property makes a great retirement investment
Five reasons property makes a great retirement investment

One of the biggest challenges facing South Africans at present is how to adequately prepare for retirement...

By Bill Rawson 11 Apr 2018

The effect of the interest rate cut explained in real terms
The effect of the interest rate cut explained in real terms

The recent announcement of the interest rate cut was a mini triumph for all South Africans...

By Adrian Goslett 9 Apr 2018

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Everything you need to know about levies in sectional title schemes

Often referred to as the "life-blood" of the body corporate, owners have to pay contributions and trustees, managing agents and attorneys may have to collect them...

By Jennifer Paddock 6 Apr 2018

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Rate cut a further boost for market sentiment

The recent announcement of an interest rate cut of 25bps, coupled with Moody's decision to not only leave South Africa's credit rating unchanged...

By Dr Andrew Golding 29 Mar 2018

Repo rate cut a welcome boost for economy, property market
Repo rate cut a welcome boost for economy, property market

The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank to cut the repo rate by 25bps from 6.75% to 6.50%, taking the base home loan rate from 10.25% to 10%, is a welcome boost for the economy and property market...

By Samuel Seeff 29 Mar 2018

1% matters - how the VAT increase affects property sales
1% matters - how the VAT increase affects property sales

The power of one: a phrase that has been quoted in many a clichéd motivational poster, but one whose power has never quite been fully grasped - until now...

By Adrian Goslett 22 Mar 2018

Is it time to put the sleep pod to bed?
Is it time to put the sleep pod to bed?

The impact of the millennial generation on workplace design has been significant. It's all about communication, collaboration, flexibility and happiness...

By Tracy Anderson 13 Mar 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The garden of envy
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The garden of envy

"I hate you", I said to the pregnant pharmacist. The vilification was justified. She had the second best house in the village...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 9 Mar 2018

#Budget2018: Rising tax burden on shrinking base worrying for economy, property
#Budget2018: Rising tax burden on shrinking base worrying for economy, property

It was always going to be a tough budget given that finance minister Malusi Gigaba already signalled during his mini-budget late last year that there was a significant fiscal deficit that needed to be funded...

By Samuel Seeff 22 Feb 2018

What body corporate finances really mean for your investment
What body corporate finances really mean for your investment

Whether you own a property in a sectional title complex or are looking to invest in one, the financial standing of the body corporate is the single most important thing that can affect your investment or your buying decision...

By Chris Renecle 20 Feb 2018

How to navigate the property market in today's economy
How to navigate the property market in today's economy

Big decisions regarding high value assets can be risky during uncertain times, but is the only option to hang tight until our political future is decided?

By Tony Clarke 30 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail
#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail

If you're searching for proof that retail as we know it is changing, look no further than Shanghai's 24-hour, unstaffed, self-driving grocery store...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jan 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The Valletta effect

Because of my public relations background, I flagged a recent story in The Business Observer headed 'A great PR opportunity for the city and for Malta'. Of course, it was about the Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018 (V18) which just launched here this past weekend...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 26 Jan 2018

Is Day Zero the beginning of the end for Cape Town property?
Is Day Zero the beginning of the end for Cape Town property?

Capetonians are bracing for the onset of Day Zero - the day the City turns off the taps and residents will have to collect their 25-litre water ration at one of 200 public distribution points...

By Tony Clarke 26 Jan 2018

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