Property Trends 2016

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Can a new owner be liable for old owner's municipal debts?

A judgement by the Supreme Court of Appeal in City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v PJ Mitchell, on 29 January 2016, has opened the way for municipalities to take legal action against a present owner of a property for debts owed to it by former owners...

16 hours ago

Depreciation of rand a concern for retail margins in 2016

JLL South Africa has released its Q4 2015 research reports for the Johannesburg retail market, office market, and industrial market, as well as the Cape Town office market...

1 day ago

Atterbury opens new City Lodge Hotel in Johannesburg

Atterbury Property Developments has opened a new 148-room City Lodge Hotel at Newtown Junction in the Johannesburg CBD...

1 day ago

Tower Property Fund invests in four Croatian retail stores

Tower Property Fund has announced the purchase of four retail centres in Croatia...

1 day ago

Property less volatile than most other forms of investment

For the shrewd investor, property provides one of the best returns with the least risk, even in a shrinking economy...

By Steve Caradoc-Davies 2 days ago

Differences between open and sole mandates

The differences between open and sole mandates play an important role in the type of service sellers get before, during and after a sale...

5 Feb 2016

Understanding occupational rent can avoid conflict

According to South African legislation, buyers and sellers of property are required by law to reduce all contractual agreements to writing...

5 Feb 2016

Eris Property Group to invest in Nigeria's Agbara Estate

The development plans for the Agbara Estate in Lagos, Nigeria, represents Momentum Africa Real Estate Fund (MAREF) and its partners, Land Afrique and Eris Property Group's commitment to investment in Nigeria...

4 Feb 2016

Stor-Age stacks up space for future growth

Stor-Age Property Reit is set to grow to between R4bn and R5bn by 2020 despite competition in the specialised property market, says executive director Steven Horton...

By Alistair Anderson 4 Feb 2016

Can technology-enabled collaborative consumption drive prosperity in Africa?

The last few years has seen a substantial rise in wealth accumulation in the global commerce. Oxfam indicates that by 2016, the wealthiest 1% of the world population...

By Ntando Kubheka 3 Feb 2016

Property remains a sought after investment asset class

International property investment firm, IP Global, currently has a large number of clients in South Africa requesting to liquidate their share portfolios - instead, moving towards fixed, stable assets...

3 Feb 2016

Home renovations must have the desired effect

While renovations can give home owners an edge, it is essential that projects - undertaken with the specific view for resale - have the desired effect...

3 Feb 2016

Growth predicted in rental market

The demand for rental properties in the Helderberg area in the Western Cape has been consistently high, with a big influx of people from Gauteng playing a part in this...

2 Feb 2016

Buying a first home requires careful budgeting

"Buying your first home will always be a big leap as it requires financial discipline and budgeting," says Albertus van Staden, head of credit at FNB Housing Finance...

2 Feb 2016

It's officially Design Month on Biz

Traditionally February is dedicated to all things design on Biz. This year we're rolling out the design theme, with a multi-industry Design Month feature on how design is influencing 20 sectors locally and globally...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2016

Listed property the best performing asset class of 2015

Figures released by Catalyst Fund Managers indicate that South African listed property returned 7.99% to its investors in 2015, outstripping cash's 6.46%, equities' 5.13% and bonds' -3.93%...

1 Feb 2016

Residential property purchases are the best investment option

The surge of negativity around the South African economy and the rapid depreciation of the rand during the past two months has led to a muted start to the 2016 business year for many, as these events have had an impact on business confidence...

1 Feb 2016

Live, work, play market is growing in Port Elizabeth

Just Property Group chief executive, Paul Stevens, says increased interest in 'live, work, play' communities and robust rental returns make Port Elizabeth an attractive option for potential investors...

1 Feb 2016

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