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Predictions for the 2020 real estate market
Predictions for the 2020 real estate market

The property market was off to a slow start in the beginning of the year building up to the elections...

By Adrian Goslett 7 hours ago

CT scoops highest prices paid for residential property despite challenging year
CT scoops highest prices paid for residential property despite challenging year

For the 12-month period to end November, Cape Town topped R21.75bn in residential property transactions at an average transaction value of R2.2m...

1 day ago

Unpacking the Property Practitioners Bill
Unpacking the Property Practitioners Bill

The Property Practitioners Bill has now been signed into law by the President but it is not yet known when the Act will come into operation...

By Simphiwe Maphumulo 1 day ago

Your 2020 property goals
Your 2020 property goals

What are your 2020 property goals? Private Property helps you plan towards achieving them during the fresh new decade, coming right up...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 2 days ago

Residential property market growth predicted for late 2020
Residential property market growth predicted for late 2020

Experts in the South African residential market predict no improvement until the final quarter of 2020, when supply is expected to align better with demand...

2 days ago

Nairobi prime residential values continue to drop
Nairobi prime residential values continue to drop

According to the Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index (PGCI) for Q3 2019, house prices in Nairobi's high-end market fell by 5.4% in the year to September...

3 days ago

Credit reports can make or break a property deal
Credit reports can make or break a property deal

Why a good credit rating is important when it comes to buying or renting property...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 6 Dec 2019

Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watch
Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watch

Build-to-rent (BTR) is not a well-known term in South Africa, but is an investment model to watch...

By Harold Spies 6 Dec 2019

Reasons to stay in the local housing market
Reasons to stay in the local housing market

Recent reports reveal that emigration sales are on the rise, climbing from 7.3% of property sales in 2017 to 15.7% of sales in Q3 2019...

By Adrian Goslett 6 Dec 2019

Opposition to City of Cape Town's business park plan
Opposition to City of Cape Town's business park plan

Some business owners in the Racing Park near Dunoon are opposing the City of Cape Town's plan to rezone the area from industrial to residential...

By Peter Luhanga 5 Dec 2019

Investec cancels bonds on 3,600 houses in Gauteng townships
Investec cancels bonds on 3,600 houses in Gauteng townships

Investec, at its own cost, is cancelling the mortgage bonds and distributing 3,600 title deeds for houses in 15 townships around Gauteng...

4 Dec 2019

How to finance your festive season
How to finance your festive season

Here's how to finance your festive season, without going for broke...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 3 Dec 2019

Shifting social needs driving the global rise of gated communities
Shifting social needs driving the global rise of gated communities

According to Chris Cilliers, CEO and principal of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty in the Winelands, while often associated primarily with security, there is a lot more to the growing global trend...

3 Dec 2019

Land expropriation update
Land expropriation update

Homeowner concerns around land expropriation and what this could mean for you...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 29 Nov 2019

Repo rate stable at 6.5%
Repo rate stable at 6.5%

The repo rate has been left unchanged at 6.5%...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 26 Nov 2019

Tale of two markets, will 2020 be a turnaround for property sellers?
Tale of two markets, will 2020 be a turnaround for property sellers?

Two to three years ago the property market was all about sellers, rising prices and the tale of two cities with Cape Town on a high performance trajectory with no price too high for upper-end sellers...

By Samuel Seeff 26 Nov 2019

SA's inner cities experiencing rebirth but challenges remain
SA's inner cities experiencing rebirth but challenges remain

Hosted annually by TUHF Limited, the Inner City Property Conference took place late last month at the Sunnyside Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg. Outgoing mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba was among...

25 Nov 2019

No rate cut, but still a good time to buy
No rate cut, but still a good time to buy

After a challenging year for the property market, the decision by the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee to retain the repo rate unchanged at 6.5% and the mortgage rate at 10% is disappointing...

By Samuel Seeff 22 Nov 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Mahlangu does the impossible

Poignant: Kudos for athlete, Toyota's tough message but whole bunch of estate agents a law unto themselves with their illegal boards...

By Brendan Seery 19 Nov 2019

Fourways' Riverside View ranks top with Gauteng first-time buyers
Fourways' Riverside View ranks top with Gauteng first-time buyers

Riverside View, located in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg, is the suburb with the highest volume of first-time buyers in Gauteng, according to data recently released from Lightstone...

18 Nov 2019

Capital Gains Tax explained
Capital Gains Tax explained

It is not uncommon to misunderstand how CGT is determined and applied when it comes to the sale of your home or investment property...

By Private Property, Issued by Private Property South Africa 15 Nov 2019

Understanding the transfer process
Understanding the transfer process

The property ownership transfer process explained...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 13 Nov 2019

Budget tips for the festive season
Budget tips for the festive season

Financing the festive season just got easier with Private Property's top 10 budget tips...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 12 Nov 2019

Dealing with levy defaulters in a lawful way
Dealing with levy defaulters in a lawful way

One of the most frustrating tasks some trustees and managing agents have to tackle, is the situation where the body corporate finds itself in financial difficulty as a direct result of some of its members failing, and/or refusing to pay their contributions (commonly referred to as 'levies')...

By Ané de Klerk 11 Nov 2019

Deconstructing the Housing Consumer Protection Draft Bill
Deconstructing the Housing Consumer Protection Draft Bill

In terms of Government Gazette dated 30 August 2019, the Minister for Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation published the Housing Consumer Protection Draft Bill, 2019 which, if promulgated, will repeal the existing Housing Consumer Protection Measures Act No 95 of 1998...

By Simphiwe Maphumulo 7 Nov 2019

3 basic checks to avoid a defaulting tenant
3 basic checks to avoid a defaulting tenant

With increased financial pressure on everyone in the current economic climate, landlords need to be vigilant as to how they vet and process potential tenants so as to avoid the risk of future defaults...

By Hayley Vann-Herbert 4 Nov 2019

Purchasing a house vs apartment - which is the better investment?
Purchasing a house vs apartment - which is the better investment?

If you are considering buying your first investment property, you might be wondering what makes a better investment, a house or an apartment?

By Mike Greeff 30 Oct 2019

How 'hipsturbia' is transforming the very fabric of traditional suburban life
How 'hipsturbia' is transforming the very fabric of traditional suburban life

Predicted rapid urban growth - touted as one of the primary trends of the 21st century - is being tempered by an unexpected emergent trend: 'hipsturbia'...

23 Oct 2019

Do you have what it takes to be a landlord?
Do you have what it takes to be a landlord?

Six essential character attributes that you will need, to become an effective landlord...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 22 Oct 2019

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