How the repo rate affects you

Interest rate fluctuations and economic policy announcements can have a big effect on your property, home life, and savings. We help you better understand the repo rate, and how it affects your home and lifestyle...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 14 Feb 2019

Residential estates: Just how secure are they?

While residential estates may seem a refuge from the criminal threat lurking in the suburbs, crime may be rife here, too...

Issued by Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate 14 Feb 2019

Mboweni's Budget must source maximum revenue, restore confidence

With the National Budget Speech looming on 20 February 2019, the general consensus appears to be that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is on a tightrope of sorts...

By Dr Andrew Golding 12 Feb 2019

Magical living in Midstream Estate

Living in a secure estate is the dream for almost every family. Midstream Estate, however, offers so much more than just idyllic living...

By Cath Jenkin, Issued by Private Property South Africa 11 Feb 2019

Gen-Z is about to hit the property market - are we prepared?

Every generation has its own idiosyncrasies when it comes to property, and knowing what these are can be an ace in the sleeve for existing owners and investors...

By Tony Clarke 11 Feb 2019

#SONA2019 serves up positive news for the housing sector

The very detailed State of the Nation Address dealt with all of the economic and social issues that are currently of concern to the real estate industry...

By Berry Everitt 8 Feb 2019

Transfer duty, capital gains tax too high a burden for property market

While government had intended to boost its tax income from wealthy buyers with the introduction of transfer duty and capital gains tax, it has actually had the opposite and stifling effect on the upper end of the market...

By Samuel Seeff 7 Feb 2019

How a focus on home ownership could create jobs, boost economy

Ten years ago, a survey by Reader's Digest revealed that 65% of South African consumers were in favour of home ownership...

7 Feb 2019

Lightstone 2019 forecast expects positive economic turnaround post-election

A preliminary review of the Lightstone Property Forecast of 2018 indicates that the market is ending the year closer to the 2.9% low road scenario, as opposed to the forecasted 3.8%...

6 Feb 2019

Cape Town General Valuation 2018 Roll open for public inspection this month

The General Valuation 2018 Roll contains some 875,000 registered properties in Cape Town and is drawn up for the purpose of billing fair rates to each property owner...

6 Feb 2019

Living Coral: Pantone Colour of the Year 2019

Described as emotionally nourishing, energising and playful, the 2019 Pantone Colour of the year is Living Coral...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 5 Feb 2019

The do's and don'ts of insurance for landlords

Along with paying off a bond on a rental property, property investors are usually also paying a monthly or annual premium for home owner's insurance...

5 Feb 2019

Sectional title sector predicted to continue dominating CT market

During the past decade, the sectional title sector has become a significant market disrupter with rampant development transforming the Cape Town property landscape...

4 Feb 2019

Why the role of homeowners' association directors shouldn't be taken lightly

To serve as a director of your homeowners' association is a role that should not be taken lightly...

1 Feb 2019

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