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Greater private sector support needed for transformation in property sector

The latest Property Sector Market Size report by the Property Sector Charter Council shows that the sector in South Africa is estimated to be valued at R5.8tn...

15 hours ago

Beware the rules when Airbnb-ing sectional title property

While sectional title rentals are quite common, Paul French, commercial director for Coastal Property Management Services, says that there is a notable difference between long-term residential rentals and short-term holiday lets...

15 hours ago

How important is security in the rental market?

Security has been a major influence in property buying decisions, with South Africans among the most security-conscience home buyers in the world...

By Adrian Goslett 15 hours ago

Tips for new property investors

Property is a great way to create wealth and those who want to secure their future should seriously consider tapping in to this market as soon as possible...

Issued by Private Property 10 hours ago

Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women Awards

Entries for the 14th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards close on 30 June 2017...

Issued by Topco Media 1 day ago

BON Hotels increase footprint in West Africa, signs twelfth hotel in Nigeria

BON Hotels has increased its footprint in West Africa with the signing of its 12th hotel in Nigeria - making the group the largest hotel management in the country.

1 day ago

Tips for investing in student accommodation

Student apartments can be a great option for property investors, says Andrew Schaefer, MD of national property management company Trafalgar, but only if they know which apartments to choose and how to manage their tenants...

1 day ago

Taxing income on the sale of properties

When does income accrue to a taxpayer from the sale of immovable properties in the course of its trade?

By Graeme Palmer 1 day ago

Why hoteliers need to do their homework before selecting a hotel management system

"Hoteliers need a solution that fits their needs. So if a solution is too small, it will not satisfy all their requirements. On the other hand, a larger solution may seem great, but..."

1 day ago

Avoid committing these deadly sins of property investment

While purchasing investment property can be risky, it can also be a gateway to a future free from financial worry if the right principles are applied...

By Adrian Goslett 2 days ago

Property funds find value in SA

Despite SA's economic troubles, the local listed-property sector still offers value compared with those of Western and Eastern Europe, say real estate insiders...

By Alistair Anderson 2 days ago

Public hearings on property sector bills to be held

Officials from the Department of Human Settlements will this week visit the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape for public hearings on the Property Practitioners Bill and the Home Loan and Mortgage Disclosure Amendment Bill...

2 days ago

Growthpoint named overall winner of IAS 2016 Awards

Along with being named winner for the property sector for the sixth consecutive year, Growthpoint Properties is the overall winner of the Investment Analysts Society (IAS) Excellence in Financial Reporting and Communications Awards 2016...

2 days ago

Malls should give spaza shops rent-free spaces, Malema says

Township spaza shop owners should either be given shares or space in township malls, which are bankrupting them, EFF leader Julius Malema said...

23 Jun 2017

Does the property market still need estate agents?

With a number of new property platforms employing models that 'cut out the middle-man', and in doing so asking for much lower commissions for connecting sellers with buyers, the question of why use an estate agent at all has been asked...

23 Jun 2017

City seeks more social housing partners to expedite provision of affordable housing

In an effort to expedite the provision of affordable housing opportunities across the city, the City of Cape Town is seeking additional social housing partners...

23 Jun 2017

It's time to take affordable housing in SA to the next level

There can be no arguing against the fact that the provision of affordable housing is a vital component of the social transformation and empowerment efforts of local and national governments across South Africa...

By Leanne Govender 23 Jun 2017

Here's what the average London property price can buy you around the world

New research has revealed that Londoners could move abroad and swap their one-bed flats for a seven-bedroom mansion complete with swimming pool...

23 Jun 2017

Cash is king in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs

According to Cyndy Minnaar, Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty area specialists in Newlands and Constantia, the majority of buyers in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs don't need bonds...

23 Jun 2017

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Atlantic Station a model for brownfield development

As the United States moves away from its industrial past many of the older locations of defunct factories are found to be contaminated with hazardous wastes and pollution. There are many such sites scattered across this country and although many have been cleaned up, there are many more that need to be reclaimed.

By Matt Towns, Issued by Monetary Library 14 Jun 2017

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