Interior design of the future will seem like magic
Interior design of the future will seem like magic

Imagine a house where the walls change colour depending on your mood, or your tablecloth changes shape when you're having a dinner party...

By Sara Nabil 1 day ago

Negotiating the gap between aesthetics and profit
Negotiating the gap between aesthetics and profit

Grant Gillis considers himself a hostage negotiator. A odd title for an interior designer to choose, but as he explains he is the linchpin between all the parties involved in a project...

1 day ago

Landscape artist and sculptor to transform outdoor space of Willow Wood Office Park
Landscape artist and sculptor to transform outdoor space of Willow Wood Office Park

Heartwood Properties has partnered with landscape artist and sculptor Strijdom van der Merwe to transform the outdoor space of office block Willow Wood in Fourways, Gauteng...

15 Feb 2019

How keeping an eye on industrial rental activity can help you negotiate the best deal
How keeping an eye on industrial rental activity can help you negotiate the best deal

Knowing exactly what market rentals are doing is an essential part of all rental negotiations in the industrial property sector, says Tony Bales of Epping Property...

14 Feb 2019

Top 5 emerging workplace design influences set to catch on in SA
Top 5 emerging workplace design influences set to catch on in SA

Around the world there is a growing rejection of purely efficiency-based office environments...

By Isla Galloway-Gaul 13 Feb 2019

First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled
First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled

OR Tambo International Airport has unveiled the first phase of a multi-billion-rand development plan for its Western Precinct...

13 Feb 2019

Mboweni's Budget must source maximum revenue, restore confidence
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

SA REIT sector set for re-rating
SA REIT sector set for re-rating

As South Africa's real estate investment trust (SA REIT) sector heads for a re-rating, investors are optimistic of the sector rallying this year or next...

12 Feb 2019

IREM gives commercial property management a boost with launch of African chapter
IREM gives commercial property management a boost with launch of African chapter

US-based Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) has increased its global footprint to 15 with the recent launch of its first African chapter...

12 Feb 2019

The coming shopping centre ecosystem apocalypse
The coming shopping centre ecosystem apocalypse

The shopping centre ecosystem is facing an apocalypse. Why? Because shops are middlemen and the internet is killing middlemen...

By Alan Knott-Craig 11 Feb 2019

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

Housing Development Bank to speed up service delivery
Housing Development Bank to speed up service delivery

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of the Human Settlements Development Bank as the country seeks to accelerate the delivery of housing...

11 Feb 2019

#SONA2019 serves up positive news for the housing sector
#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

#SONA2019: SA government 'building a mansion on a foundation of termite-ridden wood'
#SONA2019: SA government 'building a mansion on a foundation of termite-ridden wood'

Reacting to the president's State of the Nation Address, Yael Geffen, CEO of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty, said South Africa was the living embodiment of the "good news, bad news" paradigm...

8 Feb 2019

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

Why anyone in the property game should be watching #SONA2019
Why anyone in the property game should be watching #SONA2019

A successful property market relies heavily on a strengthened economy for investment. Investors need to believe that their money will be secure and protected...

By John Jack 7 Feb 2019

SONA 2019: Road closures
SONA 2019: Road closures

To accommodate the State of the Nation Address (SONA) and the opening of Parliament on Thursday, 7 February 2019, several roads will be closed in and around the Cape Town CBD...

6 Feb 2019

Lightstone 2019 forecast expects positive economic turnaround post-election
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
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

Court gives Hermanus occupiers till June to oppose eviction
Court gives Hermanus occupiers till June to oppose eviction

Over 200 people occupying private land in Schulphoek, Hermanus, picketed outside the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday, where eviction proceedings have been brought against them...

By Thembela Ntongana 5 Feb 2019

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

6 mistakes companies make when choosing office space
6 mistakes companies make when choosing office space

The office you choose for your business has a direct impact on your employees, your clients, and of course your bottom line...

By Linda Trim 5 Feb 2019

7 common mistakes to avoid when cancelling a lease agreement
7 common mistakes to avoid when cancelling a lease agreement

This article deals with the seven most common mistakes made in cancelling an occupant's right to reside on the property...

By Anja van Wijk and Chantelle Gladwin-Wood 4 Feb 2019

Edgars celebrates 90, adding to revitalisation of Joburg CBD
Edgars celebrates 90, adding to revitalisation of Joburg CBD

Coinciding with Edcon's 90th birthday, the multi-billion-rand Johanneburg CBD renewal project will see the property on the corner of Pritchard and Joubert Streets renovated...

4 Feb 2019

Sectional title sector predicted to continue dominating CT market
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

Diversifying your property portfolio
Diversifying your property portfolio

Diversification is a key wealth strategy, but what should consumers invest in?

By Grant Wheeler 1 Feb 2019

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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

Proptech - what is it and how will it impact the real estate industry?
Proptech - what is it and how will it impact the real estate industry?

The acronym "proptech" has been bandied about with increasing regularity of late, often accompanied by terms like disruption and digitised...

By Yael Geffen 31 Jan 2019

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