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Promising signs for an uptick in activity in SA's housing market

As anticipated, the MPC kept the repo rate steady, taking a conservative approach against the backdrop of rising fuel prices, and with a wary eye on CPI inflation...

By Dr Andrew Golding 3 hours ago

Rate cut needed to kickstart the economy
Rate cut needed to kickstart the economy

The Reserve Bank should have been brave and should have cut the interest rate to kickstart the economy...

By Samuel Seeff 5 hours ago

These small upgrades could make your commercial property more desirable
These small upgrades could make your commercial property more desirable

The bottom line in owning commercial property is to make money, but this won't happen if you are experiencing frequent vacancies...

By Leon Breytenbach 10 May 2019

Why investing in residential estates provides good long-term value
Why investing in residential estates provides good long-term value

According to Clifford Oosthuizen, MD for Westbrook, and Christo Slabbert, sales associate at RE/MAX, despite housing markets around the world experiencing a slowdown in prices thanks to challenging economic conditions and political uncertainty, there is still potential and value in investing in property in South Africa...

10 May 2019

Is buy-to-let property investment on its death bed?
Is buy-to-let property investment on its death bed?

The once buoyant residential market is not the golden goose it was a few years back, says Rowan Alexander, director of Alexander Swart Properties, but this is a short term view for which there is little or no justification...

9 May 2019

Buyer advice: Where is just as important as what
Buyer advice: Where is just as important as what

While all property values fluctuate in line with the country's overall economic conditions and with interest rate levels, some areas do consistently experience better growth over time - and generate higher returns for home owners...

By Berry Everitt 9 May 2019

Top 5 things to budget for as a landlord
Top 5 things to budget for as a landlord

What to set aside for surprise expenses that may occur for landlords...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 7 May 2019

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Elections will come and go, but challenges in land reform will not

While land reform features prominently in manifestos of several political parties, not much detail is being provided on how individual parties plan to improve land reform and deal with the current challenges...

By Peter Setou 7 May 2019

Sipho Pityana named new chairperson of Redefine Properties
Sipho Pityana named new chairperson of Redefine Properties

Redefine Properties has appointed Sipho Pityana as its independent non-executive chairperson with effect from 3 May...

7 May 2019

How credible is your builder
How credible is your builder

When you are about to spend five-figure rands (or more) on a new home build, you need some reassurance that the home builder you appoint has the right credentials...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 6 May 2019

$250m World Bank loan to boost access to affordable housing in Kenya
$250m World Bank loan to boost access to affordable housing in Kenya

With the goal of enhancing access to affordable housing finance for Kenyans who are unable to access long-term loans, the World Bank has approved a $250m International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) loan for the East African country...

6 May 2019

Raising the bar for real estate in South Africa
Raising the bar for real estate in South Africa

Gone are the days when property brokers were mostly stay-at-home moms knocking on doors to sell homes; but despite the industry now being far more sophisticated and bolstered by technology and full-time professionals, its image remains tainted and it has become cluttered with a barrage of tacky messaging...

By Yael Geffen 6 May 2019

Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal
Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal

South African property developer John Rabie has embarked on a new joint venture in Portugal, creating a €90m (over R1.4bn) residential and retail development in Amoireras, Lisbon...

3 May 2019

Technology and the property market: Here's how it affects buyers and sellers
Technology and the property market: Here's how it affects buyers and sellers

We're all familiar with the major technological "disruptors" of the past decade - think Uber, Netflix and Airbnb, to name just a few. It's comes as no surprise then that technology is slowly but surely changing the face of the property market too...

By Bruce Swain 3 May 2019

Is experiential retail delivering for SA malls?
Is experiential retail delivering for SA malls?

As more and more trading takes place through an online channel with a consequent reduction in comparative trading densities, we can expect a shift in how malls inform their key metrics such as tenant mix and rent-to-turnover ratios...

3 May 2019

Do provincial election outcomes affect the property market?
Do provincial election outcomes affect the property market?

Two property consultants confirm that it is not provincial elections that cause semigration, rather it is the performance of individual municipalities...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 2 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Expanding into Africa, it's full steam ahead for The Business Exchange
#AfricaMonth: Expanding into Africa, it's full steam ahead for The Business Exchange

With community and collaboration the key drivers of the co-working revolution, disruption in the traditional office space market seems all but inevitable...

By Sindy Peters 2 May 2019

Housing activists occupy Green Point Bowling Club
Housing activists occupy Green Point Bowling Club

Reclaim the City used Workers' Day to step up their campaign for access to affordable housing near Cape Town's city centre...

By Peter Luhanga 2 May 2019

Entries open for 2019 Footprint Marketing Awards
Entries open for 2019 Footprint Marketing Awards

Shopping centre owners, mall marketing departments and agencies are invited to enter the South African Council of Shopping Centres' 2019 Footprint Marketing Awards...

30 Apr 2019

Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar
Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed an agreement with Groupe Talys, for three hotels to enter Madagascar, namely the Radisson Blu Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront, Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront and Radisson Serviced Apartments Antananarivo City Centre...

30 Apr 2019

Property experts optimistic for post-election upswing
Property experts optimistic for post-election upswing

Property owners across South Africa will be pleased to hear that industry experts are predicting a strong chance of a post-election market upswing...

By Tony Clarke 30 Apr 2019

Buyer analysis-paralysis, the elections can't come quick enough
Buyer analysis-paralysis, the elections can't come quick enough

The 2019 elections simply cannot come quick enough. It is time to get it done and dusted as quickly and efficiently as possible so that we can get back to the business of building the economy and property market...

By Samuel Seeff 30 Apr 2019

How to flood-proof your home
How to flood-proof your home

With the recent floods in Durban, it's time to stop and reflect on how well we are prepared and protected when it comes to harsh weather conditions...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 29 Apr 2019

Dunoon sport centre comes alive after 4-year legal dispute
Dunoon sport centre comes alive after 4-year legal dispute

The Western Cape High court has ordered the City of Cape Town to pay over R5.8m as well as legal costs to Tempani Construction for a multi-use sports centre in Dunoon near Milnerton...

By Peter Luhanga 29 Apr 2019

Glenn Noome, director, Smart Integration
5 vital areas to note in building management systems

Demand for building management systems (BMS) is on the rise as the need for automation of security and other systems in buildings and large construction sites around the world grows...

26 Apr 2019

Accor set to accelerate Africa development plans in new, existing markets
Accor set to accelerate Africa development plans in new, existing markets

Target growth markets include Kenya and Tanzania in East Africa; Ghana and Nigeria in West Africa; and Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa...

26 Apr 2019

EPP completes R1.45bn equity raise
EPP completes R1.45bn equity raise

JSE-listed Polish retail company EPP has successfully completed an equity raise of R1.45bn, equating to approximately €90m...

26 Apr 2019

Key trends that will shape home design in 2019
Key trends that will shape home design in 2019

There are a number of trends that will continue to shape home design in 2019 and beyond. For both home owners and architects there is a keen focus on sustainability, wellness, smart homes and the comforts of technology...

By Veruska De Vita 25 Apr 2019

Amdec Group unveils R1.5bn Yacht Club in Cape Town
Amdec Group unveils R1.5bn Yacht Club in Cape Town

The Amdec Group recently unveiled its latest development The Yacht Club, a mixed-use property that includes 170 luxury residential apartments, 6,000m2 of premium-grade office space spanning two levels, and Africa's first AC Hotel by Marriott...

24 Apr 2019

Land reform panel finalising its report
Land reform panel finalising its report

The Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform is currently finalising its report for consideration by the Inter-Ministerial Committee and the Presidency...

24 Apr 2019

Residential estate income: What's tax exempt and what isn't?
Residential estate income: What's tax exempt and what isn't?

The levy income of a body corporate, share block or an association of persons, such as a home owners association (residential estate), is exempt from income tax. However, not all income received by a residential estate is exempt from tax, only levy income...

By Graeme Palmer 23 Apr 2019

Before you sell, know the market value of your property
Before you sell, know the market value of your property

As a home owner looking to sell your home and wanting to realise the best value on your investment, the most useful starting point is to put yourself in the buyer's shoes...

Issued by LexisNexis 23 Apr 2019

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