Property Trends 2018

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Maitland retail property snatched up in pre-auction sale

A retail property situated at 182 Voortrekker Road in Maitland was recently sold for R6.4m in a pre-auction sale, highlighting the area as attractive from both a business and residential perspective...

1 day ago

Average first-time home buying percentage stabilised in 2017 after two years of decline

According to the FNB Estate Agent Surveys through 2017, the estimated average first-time home buyer level was 20.27% of total home buying for the year...

By John Loos 1 day ago

Stable start to 2018 with no change in repo rate

It was a stable start to the New Year with the Reserve Bank on Thursday, 18 January, announcing no change in the repo rate...

By Dr Andrew Golding 19 hours ago

Do your homework before you let to students

Becoming a student landlord can appear to be an attractive proposition. But, before you take the plunge, here's what you need to know about this type of investment...

Issued by Private Property 18 hours ago

#BizTrends2018: Does timeshare deserve its bad rap?

The term 'timeshare' all too often conjures up images of late-night phone calls and promises of freebies if you can endure the persuasive sales pitch. Despite this poor reputation, timeshare in South Africa has been growing in stature...

By Brent Dickson 2 days ago

Are show days still relevant?

With most consumers looking online for property, many real estate professionals have stopped using open show days as a marketing tool to sell a home...

By Adrian Goslett 1 day ago

Why sectional title schemes should have separate water billing for units

With the Western Cape still in the midst of a severe severe drought, many households have had to adjust the way they use water...

1 day ago

How to build a property portfolio as a young professional

As a long-term investment, it makes sense to start building a property portfolio as early in life as possible, but with prices as high as they are in many parts of South Africa, getting that first foot in the door can be a daunting prospect...

By Bill Rawson 2 days ago

South African property market predictions for 2018

Wondering what the property market will be doing this year? Private Property asked some of the country's leading experts for their views...

Issued by Private Property 3 days ago

Maitland slumlord forced to fix up property

The Maitland house crammed with 52 immigrants who shared one toilet is under renovation, following action taken by the City of Cape Town...

By Tariro Washinyira 2 days ago

#StartupStory: Sxuirrel platform solves storage space issues

Sxuirrel is a local disruptive tech company that connects individuals with extra space to those in need of storage and parking space...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Growthpoint pays handsome dividends

Shareholders of the largest South African-based real estate group, Growthpoint Properties, ended 2017 well in terms of rewards compared with holders of various other local stocks...

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

Open plan offices CAN actually work, under certain conditions

You might be back in your open plan office after holidays, struggling to concentrate and pining for quiet time...

By Gemma Irving 15 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Township retail is taking its rightful place at the top

Township shopping centres are bucking the trend and outperforming other types of retail centres...

By Ina Lopion 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Malls think outside the box to win over shoppers

Time. There is never enough of it. It is an increasingly valuable commodity for all South Africans across the entire social and economic spectrum...

By Paul Gerard 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The residential property market in 2018

South Africa's real economic growth has been on a gradual downward trend since reaching a level of 3.3% in 2011, shortly after the recession of 2008/09...

By Jacques du Toit 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Household rental on the rise, albeit slowly

Judging by the current economic climate - which is unlikely to improve over the next year - rent levels will continue to rise in 2018...

By Johette Smuts 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Buyer's market emerging for property heading into 2018

The property market has shifted notably over the last 18 months as the fall-out from the weak political and economic climate, poor growth and credit downgrades continue...

By Samuel Seeff 11 Jan 2018

Heading back to the office? Bring these plants with you to fight formaldehyde (and other nasties)

Humans have built high-rises since ancient Roman times, but it wasn't until the 20th century that they became the default work space for a significant slice of the world's workers...

By Danica-Lea Larcombe 11 Jan 2018

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International

How to start your own mortgage business

Have you ever thought of it? One of man's basic needs is shelter - which basically comes in the form of a house, whatever shape and size it is. Being a basic need, the real estate industry is one with many prospects and opportunities.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 10 Jan 2018

How to shop for office bathroom accessories on a budget

The office is known as a place where all kinds of business transactions take place. It's that one place you spend at least eight hours a day, doing all kinds of activities to ensure your venture is profitable.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 28 Dec 2017

How to choose a perfect location for your business

When it comes down to business, there are The Four P's: Place, Promotion, Price and Product. Place in this context stands for where your business is located, where your customers receive your products or services.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 28 Dec 2017

The argument for buying a new house often

For some people, buying a house at all might seem like an event outside of the realm of rational possibility. We've all heard the narrative about how millennials can't buy homes, and while it is totally true for millions of young people, there is reason for people to make it a goal and work hard to achieve it.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Dec 2017

Landlord Capco expands Covent Garden footprint

London-focused property company Capital & Counties Properties (Capco) has increased its footprint in Covent Garden, acquiring a long leasehold interest for R1.4bn (£79m) before purchaser's costs.

By Karl Gernetzky 15 Dec 2017

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