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How to successfully transfer a property into your name in SA
How to successfully transfer a property into your name in SA

Understanding the basics of conveyancing, also known as property ownership transfer, is an essential part of being a property owner. Depending on your situation, this can be a complicated process...

By Pearl Scheltema 11 hours ago

Interest rate disappoints, but South Africans will buy property this festive season
Interest rate disappoints, but South Africans will buy property this festive season

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is disappointing and out of step with the economy...

By Samuel Seeff 3 days ago

Low interest rate, realistic pricing sustaining buoyant property market
Low interest rate, realistic pricing sustaining buoyant property market

What we are experiencing at present is a continued strong uptake in demand for residential property acquisitions around the country - particularly in the price band up to R3m...

By Dr Andrew Golding 3 days ago

Office Version:2021 - goodbye stainless steel, hello UV lights and apps
Office Version:2021 - goodbye stainless steel, hello UV lights and apps

The coronavirus pandemic will have long-term effects on offices as the habits and routines developed of a century of work have vanished overnight...

19 Nov 2020

Judge in Woodstock eviction case concerned about 'spatial apartheid'
Judge in Woodstock eviction case concerned about 'spatial apartheid'

Judgment has been reserved in the case brought by long-standing tenants facing eviction from their Bromwell Street homes in Woodstock, Cape Town...

By James Stent 19 Nov 2020

The 5-year crystal ball potential home buyers need now
The 5-year crystal ball potential home buyers need now

Buying a home is a long-term commitment, especially as it involves a bond that could take upwards of 20 years to repay...

By Carl Coetzee 18 Nov 2020

How property managers are evolving into mediators
How property managers are evolving into mediators

The role of the property manager continues to evolve. Once thought of as merely rent collectors, it has become all too evident that the role of a good property manager has progressed...

By Gregg Huntingford 17 Nov 2020

Rebosa calls for simplification of estate agency qualification framework
Rebosa calls for simplification of estate agency qualification framework

Rebosa has called on government to urgently regulate a revamp and simplification of the estate agency qualification framework as the current requirements are an obstacle to transformation of the industry...

17 Nov 2020

Paragon completes 1 Park Lane multi-company fit-out
Paragon completes 1 Park Lane multi-company fit-out

The challenges of a multi-company building fit-out entail meeting the requirements of different clients, each with their own branding and aesthetics...

17 Nov 2020

Pros and cons of renting vs buying as tenants reconsider their priorities
Pros and cons of renting vs buying as tenants reconsider their priorities

While many - particularly the millennial generation - chose to travel and live more 'freely' in the past, priorities have since changed, says Grant Smee, property investor, entrepreneur, and MD for Only Realty...

16 Nov 2020

Unpacking the macro property risks in SA's 3 major provinces post-lockdown
Unpacking the macro property risks in SA's 3 major provinces post-lockdown

Earlier in the year, we discussed the three major provincial regions' (Gauteng, KZN and Western Cape) property markets' ability to handle the major economic shock emanating from the coronavirus-related lockdowns...

By John Loos 16 Nov 2020

Innovative retail concept Egg to launch in SA this November
Innovative retail concept Egg to launch in SA this November

A joint venture between Old Mutual Property and retail mavens Paul Simon and Arie Fabian will see the introduction of a new multi-brand omnichannel retail concept in South Africa...

16 Nov 2020

Remote working trend triggers spike in KZN North Coast semigration
Remote working trend triggers spike in KZN North Coast semigration

According to Vernon Vogt, principal of Jawitz Properties North Coast, Covid-19's impact on how we live, work and play has been particularly felt on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, with a spike in semigration interest in the area...

13 Nov 2020

Inospace gifts local NPO with 15 months of free office space
Inospace gifts local NPO with 15 months of free office space

Not-for-profit social enterprise Relate Bracelets has been gifted with more than a year of free office space...

13 Nov 2020

PSCC, Property Point partner on property sector transformation
PSCC, Property Point partner on property sector transformation

The Property Sector Charter Council (PSCC) and business accelerator Property Point (PP) are embarking on a collaborative effort to develop and fast-track the participation of Black entrepreneurs in the property sector...

13 Nov 2020

Court grants eviction order against housing hijackers
Court grants eviction order against housing hijackers

The Cape High Court has granted social housing company Communicare an eviction order to remove people who have been illegally occupying units in its Albatros rental complex in Thornton for over a year...

By Marecia Damons 13 Nov 2020

How the profile of typical property investors in SA has been turned on its head
How the profile of typical property investors in SA has been turned on its head

A few years ago, the typical property investor in South Africa was male and between the ages of 30 and 40, but the latest figures reveal a significant change...

12 Nov 2020

Industrial property is a shining light in a gloomy property market
Industrial property is a shining light in a gloomy property market

Covid-19 has accelerated the growth of online retailing, hamstrung the hospitality sector and thrown the future of the office into question - none of which has been good news for commercial property owners...

By Rael Levitt 12 Nov 2020

Bushbuckridge shopping centre set for R348m redevelopment
Bushbuckridge shopping centre set for R348m redevelopment

Nthoese Developments late last month hosted a sod-turning ceremony to mark the commencement of the redevelopment and expansion of Bushbuckridge shopping centre in Limpopo...

11 Nov 2020

Lightstone data reveals the age groups dominating property investment in SA
Lightstone data reveals the age groups dominating property investment in SA

According to property data analytics provider Lightstone, around 40% of multiple residential property owners in South Africa fall between the ages of 36-49 years, while 38% of multiple property owners fall between 50-64 years...

11 Nov 2020

Expropriation Bill will create a clear framework, says Didiza
Expropriation Bill will create a clear framework, says Didiza

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Minister Thoko Didiza says she is pleased the Expropriation Bill has been tabled in Parliament...

11 Nov 2020

Hard and fast rules a good property investor should never ignore
Hard and fast rules a good property investor should never ignore

With the interest rate at all-time low, and the market geared to favour buyers, now is an ideal time to consider building on a property portfolio, says Giel Viljoen, principal at Leapfrog Stellenbosch...

10 Nov 2020

Why tech companies should open offices in small towns, villages
Why tech companies should open offices in small towns, villages

Covid-19 has induced massive reverse migration with employees moving back to their homes, making it the right time for tech companies to capitalise on the trend of operating in smaller towns...

By Andrew Bourne 10 Nov 2020

New UFH student village set for completion this December
New UFH student village set for completion this December

Despite delays caused by the national Covid-19 lockdown, the University of Fort Hare's (UFH) new 2,047-bed student village will reach completion in December 2020...

9 Nov 2020

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

Understanding FLISP and how buyers can save on their first home
Understanding FLISP and how buyers can save on their first home

With the interest rate at its lowest in over 50 years, potential homeowners have a golden opportunity to take advantage of one of the most favourable lending environments in decades...

9 Nov 2020

Lowest prime rate in decades driving tenants towards home ownership
Lowest prime rate in decades driving tenants towards home ownership

Currently at 7%, the prime rate is at its lowest level in decades, driving more South African tenants to consider property ownership...

6 Nov 2020

South Africans buying property like it's Black Friday
South Africans buying property like it's Black Friday

We never thought we would be seeing a sustained market rally this long after the April-May Covid-19 lockdown, but it seems that South Africans are buying property as if it is a Black Friday sale...

By Samuel Seeff 6 Nov 2020

Why pricing is key if you want to sell your property quickly
Why pricing is key if you want to sell your property quickly

When buyers are looking for their dream home, their first priority is not just 'location, location, location', according to Lloyd Hobson, national sales manager of Leadhome...

5 Nov 2020

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