#BudgetSpeech2019: Boost housing provision to create jobs
#BudgetSpeech2019: Boost housing provision to create jobs

It is obviously going to be very difficult for Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and his team to find any leeway in the Budget to allow for tax cuts, but there should be room for a focus on measures to promote infrastructure and housing development...

By Rudi Botha 2 hours ago

A foreign investor's guide to the South African property market
A foreign investor's guide to the South African property market

Considering the political turmoil that is running rampant across the globe, South Africa does still hold some of the more promising growth potential for foreign investors...

By Adrian Goslett 23 hours ago

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

Living Coral: Pantone Colour of the Year 2019
Living Coral: Pantone Colour of the Year 2019

Described as emotionally nourishing, energising and playful, the 2019 Pantone Colour of the year is Living Coral...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 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

Why pods are blooming in SA offices
Why pods are blooming in SA offices

The pod - a small, free-standing box or space that is typically soundproof and designed to fit just one or two people - is taking over offices in South Africa...

31 Jan 2019

4 experts share insights into thriving in the property investment space
4 experts share insights into thriving in the property investment space

Four property industry experts recently shared their insights at Entrepreneurship To The Point, an entrepreneurship network hosted monthly by Growthpoint Properties' Property Point...

31 Jan 2019

High-risk tenants spend most on rent
High-risk tenants spend most on rent

According to the PayProp Rental Index from Q3 2018, nearly two out of every five tenants in South Africa are risky...

30 Jan 2019

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Pro-working - co-working's mature older sibling - has arrived

Linda Trim, director at FutureSpace, describes pro-working as co-working's more mature older sibling, who is also better dressed and much more sophisticated...

30 Jan 2019

New report: Global affordable housing gap has reached roughly $740bn
New report: Global affordable housing gap has reached roughly $740bn

Knight Frank has released its inaugural Urban Futures report which has found that the affordable housing gap reached an estimated $740bn globally in 2018...

29 Jan 2019

4 Durban estates you really want to live in
4 Durban estates you really want to live in

Living in an estate comes with a big bunch of benefits. Here are four Durban estates you want to live in...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 29 Jan 2019

New local proptech app Flow raises R20m in seed funding
New local proptech app Flow raises R20m in seed funding

Local proptech startup Flow, which aims to revolutionise the rental space by rewarding good tenant behaviour, has raised R20m in seed funding...

29 Jan 2019

South African property terminology and the British equivalent - made simple
South African property terminology and the British equivalent - made simple

South Africans thinking of investing in UK property may be slightly reticent when they start looking into the industry and discover new terms they may not have come across before...

Issued by One Touch Solutions 28 Jan 2019

Good tourism has a positive impact on the property market - here's how
Good tourism has a positive impact on the property market - here's how

Rich in natural heritage, dynamic cultures, and a very favourable currency, South Africa makes for a very attractive tourist destination...

28 Jan 2019

Cape Town's southern residential property market shows resilience
Cape Town's southern residential property market shows resilience

While 2018 was another subdued year for the Cape Town real estate market, it was not all doom and gloom...

28 Jan 2019

The experts all agree - now is the time to buy
The experts all agree - now is the time to buy

Property market predictions for 2019, and why the experts are encouraging you to buy property now...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 25 Jan 2019

Property investment: Rental yield vs capital growth
Property investment: Rental yield vs capital growth

When it comes to investment property what matters more, rental yield or capital growth?

25 Jan 2019

Is the 'sweet spot' for home buying now upon us?
Is the 'sweet spot' for home buying now upon us?

Astute investors know that the basic premise of sound investment is the timing and pricing of the item purchased. In real estate another basic consideration is location...

By Ronald Ennik 25 Jan 2019

City counts number of occupiers in Woodstock Hospital
City counts number of occupiers in Woodstock Hospital

Members of the unlawful occupation at Woodstock Hospital have welcomed City of Cape Town officials compiling a list of their names as part of the city's ongoing response to the situation...

By Aidan Jones 24 Jan 2019

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