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Digital disruption and the role of the real estate agent
Digital disruption and the role of the real estate agent

There's no question that technology is going to play an ever-increasing role in the residential real estate world...

By Dr Andrew Golding 31 Oct 2018

The A-Z guide to selling your home
The A-Z guide to selling your home

Selling a much-loved home can be an emotional prospect, but it's an important part of moving onwards and upwards to better things...

By Tony Clarke 29 Oct 2018

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Has 10 years of zero growth damaged fundamental belief in property?

Traditionally, property has always been a cornerstone of anyone's investment portfolio...

By Ronald Ennik 22 Oct 2018

Pricing a property is not an exact science
Pricing a property is not an exact science

What is the right price of a property? Is it the advertised price? Or 10% lower than advertised? Or even 20% lower?

By Ronald Ennik 15 Oct 2018

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Nigerian startup launches construction funding platform

Nigerian startup Landhouse has launched a platform that allows for the crowdfunding of property development...

By Tom Jackson 10 Oct 2018

2018 Q2 data shows new mortgage lending growth fading
2018 Q2 data shows new mortgage lending growth fading

Second quarter 2018 SARB New Mortgage Lending data showed slower year-on-year growth in the value of new mortgage loans granted compared to the previous quarter...

By John Loos 28 Sep 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cottage for sale
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cottage for sale

This month, a new report shows that Malta has edged out Hong Kong as the territory or country with the highest residential price gains. With such rampant development on the island, Malta's national bird should perhaps be... the crane?

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 21 Sep 2018

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

Community Schemes Ombud Service: Who is guarding the guardian?
Community Schemes Ombud Service: Who is guarding the guardian?

While there has been much focus in the property media on how homeowners can save costs as the fees for basic services continue to rise, sectional title property owners had more added to their monthly levies...

By Chris Renecle 12 Sep 2018

Flat outlook for property, but a great time to buy
Flat outlook for property, but a great time to buy

Like everyone else, we had hoped that the technical recession would be staved off...

By Samuel Seeff 11 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

Why property show days are still relevant
Why property show days are still relevant

It's spring, which is traditionally one of the best home sales periods of the year and a great time for sellers to list...

By Berry Everitt 3 Sep 2018

How to increase the value of your home without overcapitalising
How to increase the value of your home without overcapitalising

Homeowners who are intent on renovating and / or extending their homes should take care...

By Ronald Ennik 31 Aug 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

SA needs youth home-building plan
SA needs youth home-building plan

The latest available figures from StatsSA show that there are about 3.3-million South Africans aged 15 to 24 who are not currently in education, training or employment...

By Berry Everitt 16 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

Eco-homes: Building materials of the future
Eco-homes: Building materials of the future

Sorry to disappoint the sci-fi junkies out there, but futuristic movies that portrayed glistening silver cities filled with metallic buildings might have missed the mark...

By Adrian Goslett 3 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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Is higher density in prime residential areas a good thing?

For the past 15 years there has been a gradual but consistent increase in residential density in the central and fringe areas of Sandton and Rosebank...

By Ronald Ennik 30 Jul 2018

It's not about the 2019 election, it's about growth
It's not about the 2019 election, it's about growth

Sentiment has always been the key factor that drives the residential property market. But it swings like a pendulum...

By Ronald Ennik 27 Jul 2018

Positive about property: Here's why you don't need to panic
Positive about property: Here's why you don't need to panic

If one were to believe everything you read, or take to heart everything the analytics and reports suggest, you may end up feeling rather gloomy...

By Bruce Swain 26 Jul 2018

National housing market: Q2 2018 yields promise
National housing market: Q2 2018 yields promise

After a slow first quarter, the 2018 property market is beginning to show promising improvements...

By Adrian Goslett 26 Jul 2018

5 questions to ask before becoming a property investor
5 questions to ask before becoming a property investor

No ever asks "why" when someone says they would like to invest in property. It is generally accepted as a good investment...

By Barrie Swart 26 Jul 2018

Why Gen-Z is set to go back to the 'burbs
Why Gen-Z is set to go back to the 'burbs

Generation-Z are obviously the future of real estate, and the industry is starting to think seriously now about where they might live and what type of housing...

By Berry Everitt 25 Jul 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The summer of your smile

Malta International Airport (MIA) has published its traffic results for June 2018. Passenger movements were up by 14.6% over the previous June. It proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that summer here is a thing.

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 20 Jul 2018

Flat repo rate welcomed amidst slow economy and property market
Flat repo rate welcomed amidst slow economy and property market

We have welcomed the decision by the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to retain the repo rate at the current level of 6.50%...

By Stuart Manning 20 Jul 2018

SA needs an injection of confidence to stimulate the economy
SA needs an injection of confidence to stimulate the economy

With inflation still within the target range, but with concerns following a round of fuel price increases and other potential inflationary impacts, the Monetary Policy Committee has kept the repo rate unchanged...

By Dr Andrew Golding 20 Jul 2018

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

Something significant happened on the islands last month and it wasn't just the arrival of summer...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 13 Jul 2018

Should you sell in a down market, or wait it out?
Should you sell in a down market, or wait it out?

With the Ramahoria-effect waning fast, it is clear that it has not had the desired and anticipated effect on the economy and property market...

By Stuart Manning 12 Jul 2018

Top tips to keep in mind when buying to renovate
Top tips to keep in mind when buying to renovate

It's a thought that goes through many buyers' minds when looking at how to stretch their budget...

By Paul Stevens 5 Jul 2018

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