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Increased space, affordable rates drawing people away from city centres: report

According to the PropertyFox second annual Virtual Realty report, people are moving further away from city centres to enjoy increased space at potentially more affordable rates...

1 day ago

Buying property together: How couples can avoid conflict

Conflict can arise when partners have different ideas about what they want in a home. Here's how to find common ground...

Issued by Private Property 1 day ago

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 2 days ago

Cape Town to pilot "safe space" for homeless people

A "safe space" for homeless people at the Culemborg bridge in the Cape Town city centre should be operational in May 2018, according to JP Smith, mayco member for safety and security, and social services...

By Aidan Jones 2 days ago

Why a rental inspection report is important for both landlords and tenants

The best way to avoid any conflict or dispute between landlords and tenants when it comes to the move in/move out inspection is...

20 Mar 2018

Durban gets the nod with its own Monopoly edition

Moses Mabhida Stadium, uShaka Marine World and The Pavilion Shopping Centre are all up for sale...

20 Mar 2018

CWE 2018 report highlights positive outlook for African property market

Covering trends and dynamics affecting the commercial, industrial and retail property sectors...

19 Mar 2018

Property buying at different life stages

As we grow older the type of home that is most suitable for us, changes. Here is advice on choosing the best property at various life stages...

Issued by Private Property 19 Mar 2018

Stock shortage looming in Johannesburg luxury property sector

According to Rory O'Hagan, CEO of the Chas Everitt Luxury Portfolio division, there is a stock shortage looming now in the luxury sector of the Johannesburg property market...

19 Mar 2018

SA real estate investment saw slowdown in 2017: JLL report

In its recently released 2017 Investment Review of the South African property market, real estate consulting firm JLL highlights a decline in overall capital invested (excluding new developments) to R13.3bn from R28.7bn in 2016...

16 Mar 2018

V&A buildings awarded five new Green Star ratings

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded the V&A Waterfront five new Green Star ratings bringing to 12 the number of ratings awarded to various buildings at the V&A Waterfront...

16 Mar 2018

Tower Property Fund launches TPF International

Tower Property Fund has announced the launch of TPF International, separate offshore company to be incorporated in Mauritius as a Category 1 Global Business Licence company...

16 Mar 2018

Land restitution in SA could take 700 years

It would take more than 700 years to complete the land restitution process if claims were reopened and processed at the current pace...

By Tamar Kahn 15 Mar 2018

Four hijacked Joburg properties handed back to owners with 28 arrested

Twenty-eight people have been arrested for trespassing and contempt of court after a sting operation at five hijacked properties in the south of Johannesburg...

15 Mar 2018

The rental suburbs that South Africans are flocking to

We take a look at the most in demand suburbs for renters in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape, and what you'll pay for a rental in them...

Issued by Private Property 15 Mar 2018

Real estate investment trust Spear sells vacant Cape Town property for R150m

Western Cape-focused real estate investment trust (Reit) Spear announced a R150m property disposal along with the completion of a R50m upgrade of a shopping centre on Tuesday, 13 March...

By Alistair Anderson 15 Mar 2018

Mixed-use precinct Loftus Park construction nears completion

Currently being developed by Redefine Properties and Abland, the first phase of new mixed-use precinct Loftus Park is nearing completion...

14 Mar 2018

Court orders Brett Herron to explain emergency housing options

Magistrate Paul Jethro has ordered the City of Cape Town's Brett Herron and an official from the housing department to explain where it plans to house a group of Woodstock occupants facing eviction...

By Barbara Maregele 14 Mar 2018

Growthpoint goes greener to attract specialised investors

Growthpoint Properties has become the first South African company to issue a green bond programme on the JSE...

By Alistair Anderson 14 Mar 2018

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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

Hyprop buys two shopping centres in Croatia through co-owned Hystead

Hyprop Investments has continued its offshore push by acquiring an interest in two shopping centres in Croatia.

By Alistair Anderson 23 Feb 2018

Five benefits you get from renting a self-contained storage space

Expansion of businesses and the associated change of circumstances have increased the demand for storage solutions in different parts. Depending on your business needs, you either can choose to rent self-contained units, outside metal containers, or stacked wooden boxes. All of these different types of storage units come with their pros and cons. There are so many reasons why you would consider self-storage units. However, before you even think of the type of storage space to rent, it is important to evaluate the suitability of renting out a storage space for your business needs.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 21 Feb 2018

Tower Property Fund seeks a rerating

Tower Property Fund could receive a rerating this year and raise capital as the junior property stock looks to stabilise its Croatian portfolio and complete developments in Cape Town.

15 Feb 2018

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