No need to panic over land expropriation without compensation
No need to panic over land expropriation without compensation

Land expropriation has been the cause of much confusion and panic in the market, with many choosing to sensationalise the issue instead of looking at it objectively.

Issued by Private Property 1 day ago

These two trends are shaping the future of commercial real estate
These two trends are shaping the future of commercial real estate

South African consumers still prefer doing their shopping in malls, according to a report released in 2017 by Visa. In 2016, total online sales were estimated at R9bn, which was only 1% of total retail sales.

1 day ago

#LandExpropriation: Vumelana calls for CPI participation in property clause review
#LandExpropriation: Vumelana calls for CPI participation in property clause review

The Vumelana Advisory Fund is appealing to communal property institutions (CPIs), community leaders, commercial partners and investors and other intended beneficiaries of the land reform programme to engage government through written and oral submissions to the Joint Constitutional Review Committee.

1 day ago

Bruma Oriental City in Bruma, Johannesburg
Is investment in the commercial property market a safer option than shares?

According to Norman Raad, CEO of Broll Auctions & Sales, now, more than ever, investors are finding it a safer option to invest in direct property than in shares.

2 days ago

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No need to panic over land expropriation without compensation

We continue seeing sensational reports on the question of land expropriation without compensation and land grabs, which seems to be rearing its head in various areas. The question of land expropriation without compensation is a hot political topic and with the 2019 general elections looming, it was expected that the ANC would make a move in this regard.

By Stuart Manning 2 days ago

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Improving office block security doesn't have to be complicated or expensive

Office blocks are quickly becoming more attractive as targets for criminals. Partly because office buildings often contain expensive equipment (such as computers, printers, televisions and other sorts of valuable technology) in addition to valuable supplies or products. However, the main attraction for criminals is the fact that office blocks are empty of people at night, bar a few sleepy security guards.

By Laurence Smith 3 days ago

SA retail REIT raises R250m in new equity
SA retail REIT raises R250m in new equity

JSE-listed Fairvest Property recently announced that it has raised some R250m in new equity at R2.20 per share. The retail REIT focuses on rural and community shopping centres servicing lower income markets.

3 days ago

Get your free tickets for the Property Buyer Show, Cape Town
Get your free tickets for the Property Buyer Show, Cape Town

With improved sentiment in the property market and a much-improved economy, now is the perfect time for first-time buyers and property investors to enter the market.

Issued by Private Property 17 Apr 2018

Is it wise to take out a 100% bond while interest rates are low?
Is it wise to take out a 100% bond while interest rates are low?

The recent interest rate cut has stoked the coals in the first-time buyer's market. At least for the next two months until the next interest rate announcement, homeowners are guaranteed lower monthly instalments than in the previous quarter. But, is it wise to take out a 100% bond just to enter the property market while interest rates are low?

By Adrian Goslett 17 Apr 2018

Queen Mjwara, KZN chairperson of the Women’s Property Network with Boni Mchunu, East Coast Radio GM, and Eileen Sammons of Evolve Furniture and Fitout - sponsor of the regional event.
ECR's Boni Mchunu inspires WPN members at regional networking event

General manager of East Coast Radio Boni Mchunu recently shared her inspirational life story at a networking meeting of the KwaZulu-Natal chapter of the Women's Property Network (WPN). "Fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose," said Mchunu, sharing her motto.

17 Apr 2018

Call for submissions on land expropriation without compensation
Call for submissions on land expropriation without compensation

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee, set up to review Section 25 of the Constitution to make it possible for the state to expropriate land without compensation, has called for written public submissions.

16 Apr 2018

RE/MAX housing report shows slow start for Q1 2018
RE/MAX housing report shows slow start for Q1 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, Lightstone data revealed that 31,875 new bonds were registered at the Deeds Office, totalling an amount of R33,666,534. This is down by 5,058 registered bonds since the last quarter of 2017. Data from all the major banks reveals that the average bond amount granted during this period was R1.056m which is up ever so slightly from the R1.051m of the last quarter for 2017.

By Adrian Goslett 16 Apr 2018

Court rules that banks can sell your house for next to nothing
Court rules that banks can sell your house for next to nothing

When a person obtains a home loan from the bank, a mortgage bond is usually registered over their home as security by the bank. The bank will use this to recover any debt should the debtor default on their home loan repayments, in which event the debtor may lose their home.

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 16 Apr 2018