Property Trends 2019



Adopt downturn survival strategies in 2019, property agents advised

With inflation expected to continue its rise for most of the year and economic growth predicted to stay slow, 2019 will see estate agencies facing mounting pressure from property owners and tenants alike...

13 hours ago

New year, new home, new rental?

If you're planning to move in 2019, getting yourself rent-ready is important. Here's how to make yourself the best prospective tenant a landlord could wish for...

Issued by Private Property 1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: 4 trends defining the commercial, retail property sectors in 2019

It's no longer about location, location, location. In the commercial and retail property spaces, the buzzword is now technology, technology, technology...

By Rowland Gurnell 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Outlook for the 2019 property market

There are many people stating that the worst is over and that things will start improving soon...

By Paul Stevens 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Rental growth cycles - what is in store for 2019?

2018 saw the continuation of a tough economic climate keeping consumers under pressure. So it is not really surprising that rental growth dipped to levels last seen in 2014...

By Johette Smuts 7 Jan 2019

5 tips to save money when moving houses this January

January demands a lot of money for most people and moving houses in 'Januworry' is a top priority for most people...

4 Jan 2019

Generation rent is a myth - housing prospects for millennials are determined by class

Millennials have been labelled "generation rent", as growing numbers of young people are renting their homes for longer periods of their lives than their parents' generation...

By Kim McKee 3 Jan 2019

Investing in rentable property

Purchasing a rental property is a major investment and can be a lucrative one. But before making a final decision, take a step back and do some research...

By Veruska de Vita 20 Dec 2018

Landlord for the holidays? Here's what you need to know

If you are lucky enough to live in a holiday town, renting out your home (or part of it) for the festive season can be a great way to boost your income and make January a lot less bleak...

By Berry Everitt 18 Dec 2018

When can a landlord evict law-abiding tenants to renovate?

When can a landlord evict law-abiding tenants in order to effect refurbishments?

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 5 Dec 2018

Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane

About 50 protesters gathered at the corner of Buiten and Buitengracht Street on Tuesday, 20 November. Their aim was to prevent a crane from entering Bo-Kaap...

By Aidan Jones and Ashraf Hendricks 21 Nov 2018

New report: Almost 40% of all possible rental tenants are high-risk

South African rental growth continues to slow, according to the latest PayProp Rental Index for Q3 2018, reaching a level of only 3.25% for the quarter...

19 Nov 2018

Court stops Bo-Kaap residents from interfering with tower block construction

The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to the developers of a controversial 12-storey apartment block in the Bo-Kaap...

By Kelly Vinett 14 Nov 2018

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