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Estate agents: SA's unsung entrepreneurs

South Africa's new generation of estate agents , or property practitioners, are unheralded entrepreneurs and consultants in their own right...

By Marcél du Toit 30 Nov 2020

Top trends set to impact SA's commercial property market in 2021

Covid-19 simply accelerated many existing trends, like retail footprint reductions and the appeal of quality retail assets outside of big cities..

By Norman Raad 9 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by 26 Oct 2020

Stone castles can be tough to renovate

Stop me if this sounds familiar. You're in the market for a new home, and your estate agent takes you to see a series of houses that are totally out of your price range or that tick none of your boxes...

By Marcél du Toit 14 Oct 2020

Proptech industry propelled into action during Covid-19 pandemic

The proptech, or property technology industry, is experiencing a massive push by the coronavirus pandemic, with companies implementing and investigating technology-backed solutions to combat ongoing challenges...

By Richard Gray 6 Oct 2020

How proptech innovation is boosting the local property market

Fintech specialist e4 has noted the substantial impact of proptech-driven innovation on the global real estate industry and South African markets...

30 Sep 2020

New proptech startup reOS aims to disrupt professional rental management

In line with global trends, the number of South African renters is likely to spike over the next decade, and with this the workload of residential rental management professionals...

17 Sep 2020

How digital tech is transforming the commercial real estate sector

From work-from-home policies to virtual events and scaling of IT support infrastructure, digital transformation within companies is taking place at every level due to Covid-19...

4 Sep 2020

New proptech startup Averly takes rental applications online

Zabeth Venter and her team at Averly, a new South African startup aimed at positively impacting the rental space, was just about ready to launch when the national lockdown was announced...

25 Aug 2020

Despite rising use of tech during lockdown, property sees minimal disruption

The estate agent versus proptech disruption debate was recently explored during a Let's Talk Property webinar hosted by Real Estate Investor and eLan Property Group...

24 Aug 2020

South Africa's first eco home loan

One of the key residential market trends in South Africa has been the move away from freehold homes into estate or complex living, largely because they offer increased security, and a sense of community...

By Kerry Dimmer, Issued by Private Property South Africa 21 Aug 2020

Why next-level trust fund separation is vital in rental property management

No estate agent or property manager needs to be reminded of the legal specification that trust funds must be held separate from business funds. The reason for it is well known too...

By Jan Davel 29 Jul 2020

The new architectural frontier: buildings and their microbiomes

As we grow to better understand the microorganisms in built environments - and what dynamics support their survival - we will be able to design and engineer buildings for better health...

By Jako Nice 15 Jun 2020

Bidstream notes increased usage by estate agents during lockdown

Having launched in February this year, Bidstream has four auctions under its belt, with a collective 31 properties going under the hammer...

22 May 2020

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