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Real estate experts weigh in on the elections
Real estate experts weigh in on the elections

Now that the elections are over, real estate practitioners have dusted off their crystal balls and give us their opinion on the future of the property market...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 17 May 2019

Emira adds two more shopping centres to its US portfolio
Emira adds two more shopping centres to its US portfolio

Emira Property Fund has made two further equity investments into grocery-anchored dominant shopping centres in the USA...

17 May 2019

What to expect from the post-election property market
What to expect from the post-election property market

As the excitement of the 2019 general elections begins to die down, the question on most citizens' lips is, "What happens now?" For the property market, at least, predictions are cautiously optimistic...

By Tony Clarke 15 May 2019

Post elections: Getting back to basics - SA is open for business
Post elections: Getting back to basics - SA is open for business

There's been a dismaying dip in business confidence in the first quarter of 2019 that analysts will tell us is unsurprising ahead of any election...

By Joff van Reenen 15 May 2019

Elections 2019: What it means now that all the votes have been counted
Elections 2019: What it means now that all the votes have been counted

Now that the general elections have smoothly run their course and most of the speculations have abated, we expect an upswing of positive market sentiment...

By Mike Greeff 13 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

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

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

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

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

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

Why you should invest in property sooner rather than later
Why you should invest in property sooner rather than later

If you want to set yourself up for long term financial gain, investing in property is an excellent way of ensuring this and the sooner you start climbing the property ladder the sooner you start creating wealth...

By Grant Wheeler 23 Apr 2019

RE/MAX Q1 2019 housing report indicates signs of a changing market
RE/MAX Q1 2019 housing report indicates signs of a changing market

According to Lightstone Property data, a total of 39,836 bond registrations were recorded at the Deeds Office over the period January to March 2019, totalling an amount of R43,880,124,000....

17 Apr 2019

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New report: Africa to remain a compelling property investment destination

Knight Frank has published its new Africa Horizons report highlighting that office yields remained largely stable in most African markets over the past two years, anchored by patient domestic capital...

12 Apr 2019

Cape Town property remains an attractive option for foreign buyers
Cape Town property remains an attractive option for foreign buyers

Moody's decision to keep South Africa's credit rating stable is an incredibly positive one...

10 Apr 2019

Kenya property sector set to boom in 2019
Kenya property sector set to boom in 2019

Kenya's real estate industry is set to boom once again in 2019, following a stagnant economy brought on by political turmoil...

9 Apr 2019

The next phase of real estate financing in Africa
The next phase of real estate financing in Africa

For a long time, the most prominent players in the African property sector have been private equity or other institutional investors...

By Selwyn Blieden 9 Apr 2019

Property investment: How to make your tax returns work in your favour
Property investment: How to make your tax returns work in your favour

Through wise investment and managed expenditure, property investors can reduce the amount of money owed to the South African Revenue Service (SARS), explains Craig Hutchison, CEO of Engel & Völkers Southern Africa...

3 Apr 2019

What Moody's silence means for homeowners
What Moody's silence means for homeowners

International credit ratings agency Moody's was scheduled to make an announcement on South Africa's credit rating on Friday, 29 March. However, the agency failed to announce an updated rating...

By Adrian Goslett 2 Apr 2019

Office sector dominates investment growth in commercial real estate market in 2018
Office sector dominates investment growth in commercial real estate market in 2018

According to JLL Sub-Saharan Africa's recently released 2018 Investment Review, an annual analysis of investment activity in the South African commercial real estate market, investment activity recovered notably year-on-year...

1 Apr 2019

Stable repo rate underpins ongoing resilience of residential property market
Stable repo rate underpins ongoing resilience of residential property market

With inflation currently below the mid-point of the Reserve Bank's inflation target and economic growth remaining sluggish, the Monetary Policy Committee kept the repo rate steady at 6.75%, as expected...

By Dr Andrew Golding 29 Mar 2019

No rate hike a welcome relief, but likely short lived
No rate hike a welcome relief, but likely short lived

The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.75% (base home loan rate at 10.25%) is welcome news for the property market, but likely to be short-lived...

By Samuel Seeff 29 Mar 2019

Rands and cents of buying low
Rands and cents of buying low

With mortgage grants slowing down, and the supply of homes exceeding demand, is this the right time to invest in a new home?...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 27 Mar 2019

Dr Sedise Moseneke appointed chairman of Property Sector Charter Council
Dr Sedise Moseneke appointed chairman of Property Sector Charter Council

Dr Sedise Moseneke has been named the new chairman of the Property Sector Charter Council...

27 Mar 2019

These are the top performing suburbs in the Western Cape
These are the top performing suburbs in the Western Cape

While looking at past performance by no means guarantees similar future performance, it can provide investors with an insight into where some of the investment hotspots might be in the year ahead...

By Adrian Goslett 26 Mar 2019

Policy exemption allows SA investors to buy into top Swiss resort
Policy exemption allows SA investors to buy into top Swiss resort

South Africans seeking to diversify their investment portfolios are now able to buy into the biggest ski resort in Europe at competitive prices with significant tax incentives and highly attractive returns...

Issued by Leap Communications 26 Mar 2019

SA REIT Best Practice Recommendations draft second edition available for comment
SA REIT Best Practice Recommendations draft second edition available for comment

Following a broad consultative process, the SA REIT Best Practice Recommendations (BPR) draft second edition is out for for public comment...

20 Mar 2019

Looking to buy to rent? Make sure the unit ticks the boxes
Looking to buy to rent? Make sure the unit ticks the boxes

If a decision is made to buy a residential unit to rent out, it is advisable to first assess what the expectations are in terms of income or tenancy...

By Nelio Mendes 20 Mar 2019

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