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Dorah Modise at the 10th annual Green Building Convention
#GBCSA2017: Celebrating 10 years of green building in SA

Founded in 2007 by Bruce Kerswill, the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) turns 10 this year...

By Sindy Peters 11 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Want to be a property entrepreneur? Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone
#EntrepreneurMonth: Want to be a property entrepreneur? Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone

Under the leadership of Durban-based property entrepreneur Grant Gavin, RE/MAX Panache in the North Durban suburbs went from annual property sales of R320m in 2006 to over R1bn in 2017...

By Sindy Peters 3 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: Propertuity, LOT-EK collaborate on SA's first large-scale residential container development
#InnovationMonth: Propertuity, LOT-EK collaborate on SA's first large-scale residential container development

Property developer Propertuity partnered recently with New York-based architecture firm and upcycling experts LOT-EK in creating South Africa's first large-scale residential container development, Drivelines...

By Sindy Peters 28 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: New proptech player makes show days more accessible
#InnovationMonth: New proptech player makes show days more accessible

OnShowThisWeek.com is one of the latest entrants to the South African proptech scene. The platform allows home buyers, property investors and tenants to search for on show properties from around the country, removing some of the frustration from the home-buying/home-selling process...

By Sindy Peters 26 Sep 2017

Repo rate remains unchanged, property market to remain restrained
Repo rate remains unchanged, property market to remain restrained

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on Thursday, 21 September, that the Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the rates at their current levels...

By Adrian Goslett 22 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Here's an app that takes the frustration out of estate management
#InnovationMonth: Here's an app that takes the frustration out of estate management

Founded in 2016, EstateMate was born out of the frustration often experienced by being a resident, owner and body corporate member in a residential estate...

By Sindy Peters 19 Sep 2017

Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl
Exploring the ethos behind Dexter Moren's bespoke design approach

The new Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl enables both business and leisure travellers of all budgets a place to explore what Cape Town has to offer...

By Robin Fredericks 18 Sep 2017

What you need to know about occupational rent
What you need to know about occupational rent

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, it is vital that you are familiar with the terms and conditions stipulated in the property sales agreement...

By Adrian Goslett 15 Sep 2017

The lowdown on letting out your property
The lowdown on letting out your property

Irrespective of whether the property in question is a one-bedroom studio flat, a cottage at the back of the garden or an entire estate, the same laws and procedures apply and need to be understood clearly in order to make a success of the rental market...

By Adrian Goslett 14 Sep 2017

Positive economic indicators could trigger a property market turnaround
Positive economic indicators could trigger a property market turnaround

Statistics released by Stats SA on 5 September 2017 have revealed that South Africa is officially no longer in recession...

By Bill Rawson 8 Sep 2017

Here's what you need to know before taking the buy-to-let plunge
Here's what you need to know before taking the buy-to-let plunge

Correctly managed, buy-to-let properties can be one of the most attractive investment opportunities out there...

By Tony Clarke 7 Sep 2017

Housing “bubbles” and “over-exuberant” periods - always a subjective call
Housing “bubbles” and “over-exuberant” periods - always a subjective call

Periods of strong housing market price growth can often be a cause for concern...

By John Loos 6 Sep 2017

Is the B&B life for me?
Is the B&B life for me?

For a lot of people, the idea of abandoning the rat race to open a little bed and breakfast in a picturesque part of the world sounds like an absolute dream come true...

By Bill Rawson 4 Sep 2017

Benefits of co-working spaces in a recession
Benefits of co-working spaces in a recession

The benefits of co-working spaces for small businesses and entrepreneurs are many and there are some good examples of these spaces in Johannesburg...

By Hassan Shaikh 30 Aug 2017

Why mixed-use developments are taking South Africa by storm
Why mixed-use developments are taking South Africa by storm

It's a problem for many city residents - finding a safe and affordable home where you don't have to commute long distances to work...

By Nicholas Stopforth 30 Aug 2017

Concourt judgment a big win for real estate
Concourt judgment a big win for real estate

New homeowners will no longer have to worry about being held liable for historical debt incurred by previous owners...

By Berry Everitt 29 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Buying US property to increase your wealth? Seven considerations

If you're going to purchase foreign property to grow your wealth, the US is one of the easiest and most profitable places to purchase your investments...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 24 Aug 2017

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All that twitters is not sold

Online real estate companies offering to sell your home for a low fixed price or a discounted commission appear to be multiplying daily, but they are actually just peddling old - and unsuccessful - concepts dressed up in new digital clothes.,,

By Berry Everitt 24 Aug 2017

How to survive the disruption of estate agencies
How to survive the disruption of estate agencies

The estate agency profession is facing disruption, and for agents to survive, they need to evolve...

By Paul Stevens 23 Aug 2017

Think you're ready to invest in a rental property?
Think you're ready to invest in a rental property?

You need to take care, there are pitfalls...

By Samuel Seeff 21 Aug 2017

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 18 Aug 2017

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 16 Aug 2017

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

Boris Dzhingarov
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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