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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 2 days ago

#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

Purchasing a rented home
Purchasing a rented home

You have been looking for the ideal property to purchase for months and finally find it, but there is a catch, there is a tenant who is currently renting the property. What now?

By Adrian Goslett 3 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Five ways to make your backyard even fancier

When we think about decorating our houses, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the interior. While the inside is crucial, we should not overlook the backyard...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Apr 2017

Sectional titles: role of body corporate explained
Sectional titles: role of body corporate explained

In the past 10 years, the number of sectional title schemes in SA has risen exponentially...

By Bill Rawson 28 Apr 2017

Are you thinking of building?
Are you thinking of building?

Unless you have the cash saved up, constructing a home is going to require getting a loan from a financial institution...

By Adrian Goslett 28 Apr 2017

Tax tips for landlords
Tax tips for landlords

Owning a rental property portfolio that provides an income is much like owning a business, and as such there are tax implications and dues that need to be paid to the South Africa Revenue Service...

By Adrian Goslett 28 Apr 2017

Joburg homes market poised to rise
Joburg homes market poised to rise

The Johannesburg residential property market is set for an upturn after a long period of uncertainty and flat-lining prices...

By Ronald Ennik 21 Apr 2017

Innovative South African real estate technology
Innovative South African real estate technology

Global real estate innovation has never evolved as rapidly as it has in recent years...

By Richard Gray 18 Apr 2017

Conveyancing attorneys - their role in a property transaction
Conveyancing attorneys - their role in a property transaction

The change of ownership of an immovable doesn't happen when the Offer to Purchase is signed, or even when the purchase price is paid to the seller...

By Adrian Goslett 18 Apr 2017

What to look for when investing in property
What to look for when investing in property

There are three fundamental factors that are crucial in determining how the property market works...

By Sindy Peters 13 Apr 2017

Climate control for the smart home
Climate control for the smart home

It is important that people be comfortable at home - and climate control forms an integral part of the perceived comfort of a person's surroundings.

By Neil Cameron 12 Apr 2017

The process of rezoning or subdividing
The process of rezoning or subdividing

Homeowners who are looking to rezone their property for business use or subdivide to sell a portion of their land may be in for a longer ride than they initially expected...

By Adrian Goslett 11 Apr 2017

YIPA aims to drive transformation in property sector
YIPA aims to drive transformation in property sector

At the recently concluded Property Buyer Show in Cape Town, we caught up with the marketing director of the newly launched Youth in Property Association (YIPA), Khensani de Klerk to find out a bit more about what the organisation does, what its objectives are, and what some of the challenges are for the youth of South Africa in becoming more involved in the property sector.

By Sindy Peters 11 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to buy the ideal property for your business

Though leasing is attractive to business with limited capital or those uncertain of the future, buying offers a lot of advantages, such as earning you equity over time and allowing you to sublet to other tenants in your building...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Apr 2017

How to become a property investor - the fundamentals
How to become a property investor - the fundamentals

Neale Petersen, founder and publisher of Real Estate Investor Magazine, kicked things off at the recently launched Property Buyer Show. The first leg of the show took place at the CTICC in Cape Town, 8-9 April...

By Sindy Peters 10 Apr 2017

What junk status means for property market
What junk status means for property market

The downgrade of South Africa to sub-investment will have a negative impact on the housing market...

By Adrian Goslett 5 Apr 2017

Is buying repossessed property worth it?
Is buying repossessed property worth it?

While many may think that a sale of execution and a repossessed property are one in the same, they do differ...

By Adrian Goslett 4 Apr 2017

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