Property Trends 2021

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Private sector investment key in bridging Africa's housing gap

The Africa Investment Conference will explore how inclusive, sustainable and resilient investment can serve to help countries across the continent...

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Cape Town's Cloud 9 reopens after six month renovation, expansion

The renovation involved, among other things the addition of eight additional guest rooms with balconies, also adding balconies to several of the existing rooms...

3 days ago

2021: Positive shifts as the world transitions to the next paradigm

According to Yael Geffen of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty, executives who take note of emerging trends as the world transitions...

2 days ago

Land reform: Importance of exploring, understanding various models to fast-track pace in 2021

The Vumelana Advisory Fund believes the various models on how land reform can be administered should be explored and adapted to the programme as SA plans to fast-track its pace...

3 days ago

Making the career switch into real estate - success requires perseverance

With the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown restrictions resulting in many left jobless, many are now forced to reconsider their career options and switch over into an industry that is still able to operate...

14 Jan 2021

Young buyers fuel sectional title market in Mother City

After having been excluded from the property market by rising prices in recent years, the record-year low interest rates and the current granting of 100% bonds to first-time buyers has swayed more young people to opt for owning...

13 Jan 2021

Wetherby Real Estate launches in London targeting Africa's HNWIs

Specialising in investment opportunities for high-net-worth individuals from Africa, the launch of Wetherby Real Estate was recently announced...

13 Jan 2021

Digital signature on an Offer to Purchase - is it legally valid?

Electronic signatures have been a relevant and current topic of conversation, with the legal stance on the validity of such signatures within the context of property sale agreements being clear up until recently...

By Leigh-Anne Kriel 12 Jan 2021

2021 (property) resolutions your future self will thank you for

You'll be forgiven for being hesitant to make resolutions for 2021, what with 2020 being the year of 'Plans turned upside down!'...

By Bruce Swain 12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Auction industry survival depends on going virtual

Covid-19 has forever changed the traditional live auction model, forcing the industry to accept and adapt to an accelerated digital standard to keep their doors open...

By Joff van Reenen 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Covid-19 drives new trends in local property market

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a 'significant and lasting impact' on the South African residential property market and is shaping many of the emerging trends we're seeing in the market right now...

By Marcél du Toit 8 Jan 2021

8 reasons to book now for #BizTrends2021 online

Here's a sneak preview of what you can expect from BizTrends2021 - Towards New Norths & New Narratives on Thursday, 28 January 2021. We invite you to join us as trend 'rockstars' point to new 'north stars'...

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#BizTrends2021: Re-thinking our approach to providing student housing in 2021

During the last year, South African students faced some of their greatest challenges yet. On top of the usual academic pressure and issues of affordability, many were forced to leave their on-campus accommodation...

By John Schooling 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19

Amplified by the pressures of a global pandemic, 2020 saw the continuation of a challenging economic climate for both consumers and rental agencies...

By Johette Smuts 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: AR, VR enable property development to break global boundaries

Blurring the line between reality and technology is what will help realtors sell developments moving forward, and technology's role in realty is becoming more critical to its success...

By Andrea Tucker 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: There's good news as well as bad for the property industry

Looking ahead, here is our forecast for South Africa's property landscape in the year to come...

By Paul Stevens 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Revitalising property markets through inner-city investment and refurbishment

South Africa's property sector, in general, has shown poor performance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Property stocks have taken a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space have been hit hardest...

By Paul Jackson 6 Jan 2021

Are landlords obligated to pay tenant utilities that are in arrears?

Property experts weigh in on whether landlords are still obligated to pay tenant utilities that are in arrears, even if their rent payments are up to date...

22 Dec 2020

Now is the time to relook approaches to addressing the land issue

As the year draws to a close, it is worthwhile to reflect on one of the biggest highlights of 2020 in land reform.

21 Dec 2020

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