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What would 'junk' status mean for SA?
What would 'junk' status mean for SA?

Home owners should not take a knee-jerk reaction to the potential of SA being downgraded to junk status by Moody's says SA futurist/economist Daniel Silke...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 6 Sep 2019

Upcoming SAIBPP Convention to focus on property finance, SMME funding, enterprise development
Upcoming SAIBPP Convention to focus on property finance, SMME funding, enterprise development

The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) will host its 2019 convention at the Durban ICC, 11-13 September, under the theme of 'Funding the future'...

6 Sep 2019

Southern African shopping centres require a holistic, fluid strategy
Southern African shopping centres require a holistic, fluid strategy

According to the Clur Report of SA Retail Property, shopping centres in Southern Africa need to adopt an integrated, holistic and fluid strategy to drive performance given shifting local and international approaches to lifestyle...

6 Sep 2019

Co-working space vs. working from home
Co-working space vs. working from home

The current economic climate in South Africa has meant that businesses are letting people go at a rapid rate and more business professionals are finding themselves out of a job...

6 Sep 2019

The power of a home auction
The power of a home auction

Auctions are one of the most efficient ways of selling a home regardless of the status of the market or economy...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 5 Sep 2019

Unpacking the key factors that contribute to the value of real estate
Unpacking the key factors that contribute to the value of real estate

Real estate has long been touted as a good investment on the basis of property having excellent value, but in order to capitalise in a dynamic marketplace, one has to understand the meaning of value...

5 Sep 2019

Is gearing commercial property worth the cost and complexity?
Is gearing commercial property worth the cost and complexity?

Gearing is one of the major contributors to property's popularity and success as an investment, enabling investors to access the benefits of assets far more valuable than their initial cash outlay...

By Leon Breytenbach 5 Sep 2019

Standout exhibitors at Cape Town Homemakers Expo 2019
Standout exhibitors at Cape Town Homemakers Expo 2019

The 24th annual Cape Town Homemakers Expo held at the CTICC from 9 August to 1 September attracted just under 27,000 visitors this year...

4 Sep 2019

Kenya's office market boosted by innovation in leasing deals
Kenya's office market boosted by innovation in leasing deals

According to Broll Property Intel's latest Kenya Office Market Snapshot H1:2019 report, a creative approach to leasing deals is helping innovative landlords offset the challenges of high vacancies in an overstocked Nairobi office market...

4 Sep 2019

Location, location, location has never been more important than now
Location, location, location has never been more important than now

As the age-old adage advises, location, location and location are the three most important aspects when it comes to property...

4 Sep 2019

R240m Sterling Industrial Park nears completion
R240m Sterling Industrial Park nears completion

Growthpoint Properties' R240m Sterling Industrial Park development in its Centralpoint innovation district spans 27,000m2 of gross lettable area...

4 Sep 2019

Finding a new rental property
Finding a new rental property

If you are looking for a home to rent you need to prepare just as well as if you are buying a property, and many of the items on both checklists are the same...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 3 Sep 2019

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Coega welcomes NMB's airport relocation plans to free up land for human settlements

This development will deliver on the objectives of the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) programme by way of expanding the SEZ's strategic industrialisation focus to cover diverse regional development needs...

3 Sep 2019

Why the short-term rental revolution is here to stay
Why the short-term rental revolution is here to stay

It all started with the growth of the sharing economy, which has exploded over the past decade and disrupted many industries around the world, by allowing ordinary people the ability to monetise their goods and services and directly connecting them to consumers...

By Auren Freitas dos Santos 3 Sep 2019

Invest in Swiss Alps for safe returns - property expert
Invest in Swiss Alps for safe returns - property expert

South Africans, fearful of a declining rand and uncertain property laws, could consider investing in Switzerland where one of the world's top ski resorts offers safe and attractive returns and an idyllic getaway...

Issued by Leap Communications 2 Sep 2019

3 ways to collect rental arrears
3 ways to collect rental arrears

Defaulting tenants can be a nightmare for landlords. Through this guide, we help landlords like you act on non-paying tenants to collect rental arrears...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 2 Sep 2019

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Property sales and 'that certificate the auditors must sign'

This article is aimed at addressing a misunderstanding regarding a certificate that auditors are often asked to sign, usually requested by an attorney attending to the transfer of a property (or requested by a bank in relation to a sale or purchase of property where a bond is involved)...

By Struan Robertson, Issued by Meredith Harington 2 Sep 2019

Barend de Loor appointed new Eris Property Group CEO
Barend de Loor appointed new Eris Property Group CEO

The Eris Property Group has appointed Barend de Loor as its new chief executive officer who assumed his new role at the property development, investment and services group as of 1 September 2019...

2 Sep 2019

Khayelitsha land occupiers to square off with City in court
Khayelitsha land occupiers to square off with City in court

Shack dwellers at Mpukwini informal settlement in Khayelitsha are preparing to square off with the municipality in court next month. They want the eviction order against them scrapped and the City of Cape Town to build them houses on the land...

By Vincent Lali 30 Aug 2019

Tensions flare at Cape housing dialogue
Tensions flare at Cape housing dialogue

About 80 backyarders and homeless people from the metro met at the Castle of Good Hope on Thursday, 29 August, to discuss the lack of housing opportunities for the poor...

By Ashraf Hendricks 30 Aug 2019

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Aug 2019

Hurray for 100% home loans
Hurray for 100% home loans

It seems no matter whether you're talking to industry professionals in the boardroom or friends around the braai that confidence in the property market is low...

By Bruce Swain 29 Aug 2019

Technology an enabler in the real estate domain
Technology an enabler in the real estate domain

The digital era has seen computers and online tools replace the filing cabinet in the modern office...

By Greg Brown 28 Aug 2019

Estienne de Klerk takes reins as SA REIT Association chair
Estienne de Klerk takes reins as SA REIT Association chair

Estienne de Klerk has been elected chair of the SA REIT Association, which represents the South African listed REIT sector...

28 Aug 2019

Tenant-landlord relationship - unravelling the fine print
Tenant-landlord relationship - unravelling the fine print

While a few years ago, a very basic lease agreement was the definitive last word in the tenant-landlord relationship and common clauses included standard annual increases and simple eviction procedures requiring only a month's notice, this is no longer the case...

27 Aug 2019

SAHIF supporting women empowerment with job opportunities
SAHIF supporting women empowerment with job opportunities

The South African Housing and Infrastructure Fund (SAHIF), during an intimate information sharing session in KwaZulu-Natal in August, announced that the majority of beneficiaries of its projected 11,600 jobs - to be created over the next three years - will be women...

26 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: 'Be authentic, irrespective of which profession you're in'
#WomensMonth: 'Be authentic, irrespective of which profession you're in'

An attorney, notary, and conveyancer specialising in property and conveyancing, Subashnee Moodley is an example of what one can achieve through perseverance, hard work and authenticity...

By Sindy Peters 23 Aug 2019

Property or money market: Which is the better investment?
Property or money market: Which is the better investment?

For some time now, house prices have grown at a rate slightly below inflation. This continued house price decline in real terms has caused investors to take stock of their options...

By Adrian Goslett 23 Aug 2019

Proptech empowering first-time female homebuyers
Proptech empowering first-time female homebuyers

According to Lightstone Property, the number of female property buyers has been steadily increasing since 2016‚ noticeably overtaking males and married couples...

22 Aug 2019

Upper end of Winelands property market shows encouraging activity
Upper end of Winelands property market shows encouraging activity

While top end of the market is often the sector that bears the brunt in a downturn with the biggest drop in sales volumes and prices, it's also the segment that signals a positive upturn...

22 Aug 2019

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