Property Trends 2017

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Busier malls help New Frontier profit

The Rebosis subsidiary will look for opportunities in mainland Europe likely to include non-retail assets...

2 hours ago

'Intrusive' Oracle plans put on hold

Cape Town planners have been sent back to the drawing board in a five-year battle over the "intrusive" addition of four floors to a city centre building...

9 hours ago

Cape Town's high-end landlords cash in over holiday season

According to Charl and Adél Louw, principals of the Chas Everitt International franchise on the Atlantic Seaboard, it's been a bumper holiday season for the owners of rental homes on the “Riviera” of Cape Town...

10 hours ago

Jawitz, oobainsure launch Rent Protector

Jawitz Properties, together with oobainsure (the insurance arm of the bond originator, ooba), have launched Rent Protector, a product that aims to solve the problem of tenants having to produce a sizeable deposit to secure a property...

3 days ago

Is it worthwhile buying a fixer-upper?

Purchasing a fixer-upper can be an extremely beneficial financial endeavour. However, only if the buyer has taken the time to do their research and followed the right procedures to ensure they are making a sound investment decision...

By Adrian Goslett 3 days ago

The hottest interior design trends for 2017

Want to keep your home looking fresh and on trend? Say hello to these five interior design must-knows for the coming year...

Issued by Private Property 3 days ago

Are you financially prepared to be a homeowner in 2017?

Since the National Credit Act came into effect, prospective homebuyers have been required to have their financial affairs in order before they apply for a bond...

By Adrian Goslett 12 Jan 2017

Expect the unexpected when it comes to décor trends in 2017

In a fast-paced, electronic world, trends from around the globe are reaching South Africa far quicker nowadays, even more so when it comes to décor and design...

By Richard Smith 12 Jan 2017

Property: wide gap in returns

The difference between the total returns of the best and worst performing property counters was nearly 100% in 2016, suggesting that shrewd stock picking will be critical in 2017...

By Alistair Anderson 12 Jan 2017

Multi-million rand logistics and retail park to be developed at N2 Business Estate

A multi-million rand logistics and retail park is to be developed at the N2 Business Estate, further establish the Cornubia multi-use development as an important node between King Shaka International Airport and Durban...

11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Cape Town, a cut above the rest

South Africa's private property market has maintained a precarious balancing act throughout 2016...

By Grant Holton 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The need for autonomy powers real estate sales

According to a recent survey by, 57% of South Africans start their search for a new home online - while only 20% will go straight to an estate agent and 14% will wait for their weekly newspaper...

By Barrie Swart 11 Jan 2017

House about a change?

PropertyFox has predicted an evolving residential property market for South Africa in 2017. After many decades of very little movement, things are starting to shift rapidly in South Africa's residential property market, it says...

11 Jan 2017

Vacation rents soar on Cape Riviera

Owners of properties along the Atlantic Seaboard who had rented out their assets during the festive season enjoyed a strong period as tourists were prepared to pay premium rentals...

By Alistair Anderson 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Outlook "mixed" for SA's residential property market

The outlook for South Africa's residential real estate market over the next 12 months is "mixed", with some areas expected to experience high sales volumes and good price growth while others remain out of favour with buyers and some to even experience real price declines...

By Berry Everitt 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: A look at the affordable housing space

There remains a huge interest and demand in affordable housing in South Africa...

By Karen Petersen 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Politics holds property hostage

The year past has been a volatile one economically, politically and socially for South Africa, and the chain of events has influenced financial markets, business confidence and of course, as a result, the property market as a whole...

By Chris Renecle 10 Jan 2017

Expect slowing property price growth in 2017, with a few exceptions

The residential property market has had its ups and downs during 2016 as the economy stagnates, the Reserve Bank started hiking interest rates again and consumers struggle with household debt-to-income...

By Bruce Swain 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Opportunities for sound property investment

The divergent performances of various metros, as well as shifting demographic trends and people's lifestyle choices, ensure that there will still be sectors of the housing market that continue to flourish despite a sluggish economy...

By Dr Andrew Golding 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Developing Africa's future cities

Cities are "smart" when infrastructure, urban assets, public services, human and social capital, mobility systems and other forces are improved and optimised under ICT...

By Nadir Jeeva 9 Jan 2017

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