Property Trends 2020

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#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

Why pet-friendly properties confer landlords with a distinct edge

Pets in South Africa are increasingly being treated as part of the family, with owners spending more and aligning their pet's lifestyle with their own...

14 Feb 2020

Despite credit metric differences, men and women present equal levels of risk

Female tenants in South Africa experienced a higher percentage earnings increase in 2019 at 4.77% vs. the 0.9% increase experienced by their male counterparts...

12 Feb 2020

Tips for reducing vacancies in your property portfolio

Tough economic times like the downward cycle we are in now calls for a new and fresh approach to ensure you are not sitting with costly vacancies...

By Org Geldenhuys 10 Feb 2020

Survey: How to get tenants to stay put

Just Property recently conducted a national survey of tenants beyond their existing client base with more than 2,600 responses providing insights invaluable to landlords wanting to retain or attract great tenants...

6 Feb 2020

Rentvesting to become a reality in SA property market

They call it rentvesting, a label coined by millennials as they find disruptive ways to climb the property ladder...

By Marcél du Toit 30 Jan 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

#BizTrends2020: Is a rental rebound on the cards?

For most of 2017 and 2018, the rental growth rate trended downward - in other words, rents still increased, but at a slower pace...

By Johette Smuts 6 Jan 2020

Rights, obligations and recourse for short-term rental properties

"In recent years, sectional title properties have grown in popularity to become the preferred choice of holiday accommodation in most destination hotspots and therefore also the most attractive property type for buyers seeking short-term buy-to-let investments," says Brett Leon, MD of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty, Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl.

24 Dec 2019

Short-term rentals continue to yield good returns in Cape Town

The tourism industry has always been one of the cornerstones of Cape Town's economy and, with the city recently voted as world's top tourist destination in the 2019 Telegraph Travel Awards for the seventh consecutive year, it bodes well for the short-term letting sector...

By Alessia Collura Brown 20 Dec 2019

Set yourself apart as a property entrepreneur, everything you need to know

Professor François Viruly, property economist, associate professor and course convenor on the University of Cape Town Property Development and Investment short course provides information on how to improve your chances of becoming a successful property investor...

Issued by GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc. 17 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Property

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content...

17 Dec 2019

New CT municipal bylaw amendment good news for landlords, agents

Once promulgated in the Provincial Gazette, new municipal bylaw amendments by the City of Cape Town will allow "short-term letting from a house or flat for a period not exceeding 30 consecutive days for the same guest"...

13 Dec 2019

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