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More governments considering higher taxes on foreign buyers

To protect local property buyers and keep price increases in check, governments are considering introducing additional property taxes predominantly on foreign purchases...

1 hour ago

Traffic, transport costs reshaping property markets

The desire to avoid traffic jams is informing many current property purchasing decisions in Johannesburg and Cape Town, says Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet estate agency group...

3 days ago

Joburg homes market poised to rise

The Johannesburg residential property market is set for an upturn after a long period of uncertainty and flat-lining prices...

By Ronald Ennik 3 days ago

Costa da Gama, Capricorn Beach property markets boom

Costa da Gama and Capricorn Beach are not only achieving record prices for property sales, but the rental market has also recently skyrocketed...

3 days ago

Shutters can add to ‘green' building ratings

In an effort to meet sustainability norms, local legislation (Sans 10400 XA) stipulates that all newly erected buildings need to have solar water heaters, heat pumps or comparable technologies in place. ....

3 days ago

Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened a Park Inn by Radisson in Nairobi's Westlands, the 35th hotel in its African portfolio..

3 days ago

Do you know what your property is worth?

It's a great irony in the property business: having bought a dream home, and invested more in it than in any other asset we own, we don't really know our property's value...

By Denis Quayle 3 days ago

Selecting a commercial investment property

Selecting a specific asset class in which to invest can be an overwhelming task for a new or first-time commercial property investor...

3 days ago

Blok to launch development in Bo-Kaap

Urban property developer Blok will be launching a new development concept in Cape Town's Bo-Kaap with the aim of providing urban homes to a more diverse range of incomes...

3 days ago

2016 State of Cape Town Central City Report released

Approximately R16.232bn of investment has, conservatively, been committed to the CT CBD since 2012, spanning between that year and 2019...

20 Apr 2017

Primedia Unlimited takes up offices at Growthpoint's 151 on 5th

Growthpoint Properties gets Primedia Unlimited as tenant...

19 Apr 2017

How to survive rising interest rates

Experts agree that South Africans will be facing higher interest rates soon. In order to keep or purchase a home, we will all have to reassess our spending habits...

Issued by Private Property 19 Apr 2017

Co-working properties get the green light from alternative funders

The rise of the shared economy is not only shifting how we work, but where we work...

By Gary Palmer 19 Apr 2017

UK property owner Atlantic Leaf increases total dividend 21%

UK-invested Atlantic Leaf Properties, which has strategically positioned itself to own commercial properties in light-industrial nodes in the UK, is seeing strong results...

By Alistair Anderson 19 Apr 2017

Conveyancing attorneys - their role in a property transaction

The change of ownership of an immovable doesn't happen when the Offer to Purchase is signed, or even when the purchase price is paid to the seller...

By Adrian Goslett 18 Apr 2017

Innovative South African real estate technology

Global real estate innovation has never evolved as rapidly as it has in recent years...

By Richard Gray 18 Apr 2017

MSCI 2016 index shows industrial sector drives SA property returns

MSCI has released the IPD South Africa Annual Property Index for 2016...

13 Apr 2017

PHNX Digital launches VR, AR property app

Property development marketing agency PHNX Digital has launched a virtual and augmented reality property app for Harcourts Platinum.

13 Apr 2017

Hospitality grows share in Sandton Eye

Hotel-focused real estate investment trust Hospitality Property Fund (HPF) is consolidating its presence in Sandton, the premium hotel node of Gauteng...

By Alistair Anderson 13 Apr 2017

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International

Sirius makes acquisitions worth €103m

Sirius Real Estate enjoyed a "highly successful" period in the 12 months to March.

By Alistair Anderson 12 Apr 2017

Echo Polska seeks to raise R1.65bn in new share issue

Polish shopping mall and office owner, Echo Polska Properties, said on Wednesday, 5 April, that it planned to raise R1.65bn through the issue of new ordinary shares.

6 Apr 2017

Property group Globe Trade Centre opens the door to regular dividends

Poland-based real estate group Globe Trade Centre (GTC), which develops and manages properties in eastern Europe, has decided to pay regular dividends, thanks to a better than expected performance since listing in August 2016.

By Alistair Anderson 23 Mar 2017

Greenbay and Resilient to buy two malls in Portugal

Property groups Greenbay and Resilient intend buying two Portuguese shopping centres for €219.25m. Each will pay half for a 50% stake, they announced on Thursday, 16 March.

By Matthew Stevens 20 Mar 2017

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