How the repo rate affects you
How the repo rate affects you

Interest rate fluctuations and economic policy announcements can have a big effect on your property, home life, and savings. We help you better understand the repo rate, and how it affects your home and lifestyle...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 1 day ago

Residential estates: Just how secure are they?
Residential estates: Just how secure are they?

While residential estates may seem a refuge from the criminal threat lurking in the suburbs, crime may be rife here, too...

Issued by Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate 1 day ago

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

Magical living in Midstream Estate
Magical living in Midstream Estate

Living in a secure estate is the dream for almost every family. Midstream Estate, however, offers so much more than just idyllic living...

By Cath Jenkin, Issued by Private Property South Africa 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

#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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Dynamic 2019 property market hinges on quality stock
Dynamic 2019 property market hinges on quality stock

If the thousands upon thousands of words penned in recent months about general sentiment in the South African property sector could be summarised in just a single one...

By Joff van Reenen 24 Jan 2019

10 of the most expensive houses in South Africa
10 of the most expensive houses in South Africa

Let your mouse wander through 10 of the most exquisite homes that you've ever seen, with whopping price tags to match...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 23 Jan 2019

Expect more property developments in 2019
Expect more property developments in 2019

During 2018 the South African property market was under immense pressure. We saw many agents having to reinvent their strategies...

By Richard Gray 22 Jan 2019

How to turn your granny flat into a money-spinner
How to turn your granny flat into a money-spinner

Does your home have a teen pad, granny flat or garden cottage? If so, you could be sitting on a great source of extra income!

By Jacqui Savage 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'
#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'

When 2018 wrapped up, we saw the rental market in South Africa continue to struggle...

By Jonathan Liebmann 22 Jan 2019

Where are the best places to invest in UK property in 2019?
Where are the best places to invest in UK property in 2019?

2019 is finally upon us and with the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, many are apprehensive about investing in the UK property market...

Issued by One Touch Solutions 21 Jan 2019

Win R10,000 in our #PropertyDreams competition
Win R10,000 in our #PropertyDreams competition

With JanuWorry eating into your pocket, Private Property has a great way for you to win big while sharing your property dreams...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 21 Jan 2019

Trends transforming the traditional face of property ownership
Trends transforming the traditional face of property ownership

High property prices and building costs, rising consumer inflation and a subdued economy are driving the development of innovative alternatives...

21 Jan 2019

Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the market
Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the market

After an unexpectedly tough 2018, but with the welcome announcement that the repo rate remains unchanged following this first MPC meeting of the year, the outlook for 2019 is somewhat brighter...

By Dr Andrew Golding 18 Jan 2019

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