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Green building now more cost-effective than ever

Green buildings can now be built for a little more than traditional buildings. For the environmental and economic benefits, it deserves serious consideration...

Issued by Private Property 1 day ago

Legal to use drones on private property

New rules regulating the use of drones are now in effect after having been signed by the Minister of Transport...

2 days ago

How a marriage contract affects property ownership

Marriage is undeniably a life-changing event, but because it is contractual it also affects property ownership - and should be discussed before the romantic side of "I do" is finalised...

By Tim Johnson 2 days ago

Liberty aims at high-end Reit listing on JSE

Liberty intends to list part of its premium property portfolio on the JSE as a real estate investment trust (Reit) in December...

By Alistair Anderson 2 days ago

#WomensMonth: Property industry predominantly manned by women

Over the past four decades, several highly successful women have made it to the top in the real estate industry in South Africa...

2 days ago

70% of buyers in affordable housing market young professionals

According to Caron Leslie, broker/owner of RE/MAX Property Associates, young professionals are the driving force behind the affordable housing market in Atlantis and the surrounding suburbs on the Western Seaboard.

3 days ago

Why you shouldn't price for foreign buyers

Foreign buyers do not make up as large a proportion of buyers on the Atlantic Seaboard as many suspect. This is according to data from PropStats...

3 days ago

Nine things that first-time renters should know

Renting your first place can be intimidating. These tips for first-time renters will help you go out there and flat hunt with confidence...

Issued by Private Property 3 days ago

Sotheby's CEO Jason Rohde arrested

According to Eyewitness News, CEO of Sotheby's International Realty Jason Rohde has been taken into custody...

23 Aug 2016

Private sector pivotal in meeting SSA student housing demand

According to research from JLL, the demand for new purpose-built student accommodation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is set to exceed 500,000 beds over the next five years...

23 Aug 2016

Access to timely finance, detailed information key to property investments

While the markets remain uncertain and skittish, investors are still on the lookout for good property deals. However, moving on opportunities requires access to fast finance, good support, and the ability to spot the real gems...

By Gary Palmer 23 Aug 2016

Why property management is best left outsourced

Effective property managers are worth their weight in gold, says Gregg Huntingford, CEO of Spire Property Management...

23 Aug 2016

Holiday home development on world heritage property thwarted

Recent judgment confirmed that World Heritage Site and National Park managers have authority and jurisdiction in buffer zones around parks, thwarting a 512-holiday home development...

22 Aug 2016

Tenants face tough economic conditions

South Africans breathed a sigh of relief when the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) announced that the repo rate was going to stay at 7%...

22 Aug 2016

Property boom in Garden Route offset by stock shortages

The Garden Route property market has demonstrated a steady upsurge in demand over the past year...

22 Aug 2016

Human factor important in property transactions

According to Tom Salomone, president of the National Association of Realtors in America (NAR), the sheer size of the millennial generation should mean a peak in home sales...

22 Aug 2016

Standard mortgage strategy pays off

Although it saw a 16% rise in credit impairments for the six months to June, Standard Bank has not burnt its fingers on home loans, unlike rivals that reported results recently...

By Moyagabo Maake 19 Aug 2016

Is it time to replace your bay window?

While bay windows often enhance the exterior beauty of a home, chances are, at this point, those units are now reaching the end of their life cycle and would need to be changed out...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Aug 2016

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