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The for-sale sign, does it still work?
The for-sale sign, does it still work?

We get a lot of enquiries, both internally and externally, about the validity of the for-sale sign...

By Richard Gray 1 day ago

Homes market will shrug off Zuma confidence vote
Homes market will shrug off Zuma confidence vote

The state president's widely expected survival of yet another parliamentary vote of no confidence in him should have little or no material impact on South Africa's generally flat-lining residential property market...

By Ronald Ennik 3 days ago

When does an offer to purchase lapse?
When does an offer to purchase lapse?

Buyers who have found the right home will be eager to know whether their offer will be accepted by the seller or whether they need to keep looking. Being in a state of limbo can be frustrating...

By Adrian Goslett 14 Aug 2017

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What to expect with a 40-year fixed mortgage rate

While not all lenders do it, if it is the right choice for you, then you could certainly find a lender willing to give you a 40-year loan. Here are the pros and cons of this type of fixed mortgage...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Seven things to consider when buying business property

Regardless of what type of property you're considering, there are some important considerations you'll need to bear in mind before you start looking for a place to set up shop...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Aug 2017

When is a property sales agreement valid?
When is a property sales agreement valid?

Purchasing a property is a significant financial investment and there are a number of processes to complete before the sale can go through...

By Bruce Swain 10 Aug 2017

What agents consider when setting an asking price
What agents consider when setting an asking price

Although there is a vast amount of information available to homeowners online, there is currently no site or programme outside of the real estate profession that can accurately evaluate a property...

By Adrian Goslett 8 Aug 2017

Shazia Essa is purposefully passionate about property
Shazia Essa is purposefully passionate about property

Shazia Essa stepped onto the real estate scene about 10 years ago...

By Sindy Peters 3 Aug 2017

#SmartHomes: The number one tenant amenity today is Wi-Fi
#SmartHomes: The number one tenant amenity today is Wi-Fi

In today's crazy technology age, we are seeing many new developments being incorporated into the home...

By Riaan Graham 3 Aug 2017

Property sector welcomes rate cut, calls for leadership to 'get its house in order'
Property sector welcomes rate cut, calls for leadership to 'get its house in order'

The SA Reserve Bank recently reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points...

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

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The modern commercial facility builds on standards

Today, modern commercially focused facilities - from corporate office buildings to retail environments - make use of global technology standards...

By Neil Cameron 5 Jul 2017

Vukile acquires portfolio of retail properties in Spain
Vukile acquires portfolio of retail properties in Spain

Vukile Property Fund (Vukile) has fulfilled the promise it made to the market that it would diversify when it announced earlier this week that it had acquired a portfolio of retail properties in Spain...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2017

Should property be considered an asset or expense?
Should property be considered an asset or expense?

At first glance, the question seems to be simple to answer - of course, property is an asset. However, there is more to it than initially meets the eye...

By Adrian Goslett 3 Jul 2017

How important is security in the rental market?
How important is security in the rental market?

Security has been a major influence in property buying decisions, with South Africans among the most security-conscience home buyers in the world...

By Adrian Goslett 28 Jun 2017

Taxing income on the sale of properties
Taxing income on the sale of properties

When does income accrue to a taxpayer from the sale of immovable properties in the course of its trade?

By Graeme Palmer 27 Jun 2017

Avoid committing these deadly sins of property investment
Avoid committing these deadly sins of property investment

While purchasing investment property can be risky, it can also be a gateway to a future free from financial worry if the right principles are applied...

By Adrian Goslett 26 Jun 2017

EAAB protects against unscrupulous agent behaviour
EAAB protects against unscrupulous agent behaviour

According to a Homeowner Insights study conducted by Absa and Columinate in 2016, only 16% of people selling their properties trusted their estate agents...

By Adrian Goslett 22 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Growing support for startups in SA, says MyRentr CEO
#YouthMonth: Growing support for startups in SA, says MyRentr CEO

There's yet another property app in the market that's set to challenge the traditional model of doing business in this space...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2017

The age of information is a real estate opportunity
The age of information is a real estate opportunity

Modern times are evolving so rapidly that businesses and individuals alike are having to continuously analyse their practices and strategies to ensure they stay ahead of the game...

By Richard Gray 2 Jun 2017

Four ways to optimise the benefits of BAS ‘openness'
Four ways to optimise the benefits of BAS ‘openness'

Facility managers and building owners are looking to obtain greater control and create greater efficiency in their buildings...

By Neil Cameron 2 Jun 2017

Period of super returns gone, but opportunities in Africa remain
Period of super returns gone, but opportunities in Africa remain

With 42 years' experience in the property sector...

By Sindy Peters 26 May 2017

Flat repo rate, lower inflation welcomed as economic challenges mount
Flat repo rate, lower inflation welcomed as economic challenges mount

The Monetary Policy Committee of the South African Reserve Bank announced on Thursday, 25 May, that the repo rate is to remain at 7% (home loan base rate of 10.5%)...

By Samuel Seeff 26 May 2017

Understanding the role of the Rental Housing Tribunal
Understanding the role of the Rental Housing Tribunal

Established during 2001, the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) assists in resolving disputes that arise between landlords and tenants...

By Adrian Goslett 22 May 2017

Nine global trends in food and beverage
Nine global trends in food and beverage

Globally, food and beverage are playing an increasingly important role in the reason people visit shopping centres...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 May 2017

Costs to consider when investing in property
Costs to consider when investing in property

Purchasing an investment property can offer great financial rewards...

By Adrian Goslett 19 May 2017

The millennial mindset and the future of the shopping mall
The millennial mindset and the future of the shopping mall

Millennials have exceptional trendsetting power and businesses are competing to capture their attention and a share of their wallets...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 May 2017

Smaller properties yield great investments
Smaller properties yield great investments

Prospective investors disheartened by the price of properties in South Africa at present may be interested to learn that smaller and more affordable properties are almost invariably the highest performers...

By Bill Rawson 16 May 2017

FNB Mining Towns House Price Index shows underperformance
FNB Mining Towns House Price Index shows underperformance

The FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices have in recent times, unsurprisingly, shown an “underperformance” in growth relative to the overall country...

By John Loos 12 May 2017

Here's what you need to know about compliance certificates
Here's what you need to know about compliance certificates

Putting a home up for sale takes some preparation on the seller's part as they need to have all of their compliance certificates in order before taking the step of listing their home on the market...

By Adrian Goslett 8 May 2017

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How servitude impacts property values

What is a servitude and how can it impact the value of a property?

By Adrian Goslett 5 May 2017

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