Property Trends 2020

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Buyers, tenants maintain upper hand in Kenyan property market

According to Knight Frank's Kenya Market Update for the second half of 2019, prime retail rents decreased by 4.2% to $4.6 per square foot per month in the period...

3 days ago

#Sona20: 5 positives for property

In the lead-up to Sona 2020, property experts were united in their hopes for the president's address...

By Tony Clarke 17 Feb 2020

2020 a potential 'make or break' year for SA's residential property sector

This year's Budget Speech has been described as the most important in the past 20 years...

12 Feb 2020

2020 SAPOA Property Development Awards open for entries

This year's edition of the SAPOA Property Development Awards for Innovative Excellence is open for entries...

10 Feb 2020

Sharing isn't just caring - it's also impacting the property market

The sharing economy and its cousin the caring economy already have deep cultural roots across South Africa...

By Marcél du Toit 7 Feb 2020

Local property investors urged not to lose hope

The South African economy is performing poorly and has been for some time now, but Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, is urging South Africans not allow their confidence...

4 Feb 2020

10 tips landlords should know about property inspections

Here are 10 tips for landlords on property inspections...

By Steve van Wyk 30 Jan 2020

West Coast property owners could be ordered to demolish their houses

Five Elands Bay beach property owners have been served warning notices by the Western Cape's environmental authorities for allegedly illegally building houses and other structures within the protected coastal zone...

By John Yeld 29 Jan 2020

New fintech startup aims to shake up SA home loans industry

Property finance expert Timothy Akinnusi has launched a digital home loan platform that aims to change the slow and cumbersome traditional home loan application process...

28 Jan 2020

Collaborative consumption - an emerging property trend for 2020 and beyond

The real estate industry is going through significant change for the first time in my 20-year history in this business. And it is technology-driven. I expect that more and more, players in our industry will adapt their business models to ensure that they stay relevant in times to come...

By Paul Stevens 27 Jan 2020

The rising tide of the silver economy

Whilst we may not yet have discovered the long-coveted elixir of eternal youth, the truth is that humans are now getting older than ever before; we are living longer, leading more active lives and, as a result, the 60-plus age group is far more independent than their predecessors...

By Chris Cilliers 27 Jan 2020

Property is still a sound investment in SA, provided you take the right approach

Property has traditionally been one of the safest forms of investment, offering stable long-term returns. But with South African residential property prices in decline, a sluggish economy, and fears around expropriation without compensation, it may not feel as sound as it once did...

By Hugo Venter 23 Jan 2020

Semigration: What's all the hype about?

The last decade has seen a massive uptick in South Africans choosing to emigrate and semigrate. While much has been written about the former, less is known about the trend of semigration and the motivations behind it...

By Grant Smee 20 Jan 2020

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