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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 1 day ago

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Adopt downturn survival strategies in 2019, property agents advised

With inflation expected to continue its rise for most of the year and economic growth predicted to stay slow, 2019 will see estate agencies facing mounting pressure from property owners and tenants alike...

17 Jan 2019

Hadley Dean, CEO, EPP
SA investors reap rewards from good festive season trade at Polish malls

Poland's retail property sector paints a more positive picture for investors than many other sectors in South Africa and abroad, which had a rough year in 2018...

14 Jan 2019

SA REIT sector to focus on improved governance in 2019
SA REIT sector to focus on improved governance in 2019

According to Wynand Smit, real estate analyst at Anchor Stockbrokers, "The performance of SA REITs in the coming year will be influenced by improving levels of confidence in the listed property sector."

11 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Will 2019 be the turnaround for the economy and property market?
#BizTrends2019: Will 2019 be the turnaround for the economy and property market?

That is the question on everyone's lips as we look forward to dusting off the challenges of 2018 which was, by all accounts, a challenging year for the economy and property market...

By Samuel Seeff 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Outlook for the 2019 property market
#BizTrends2019: Outlook for the 2019 property market

There are many people stating that the worst is over and that things will start improving soon...

By Paul Stevens 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Foreign capital investments through property and 'golden visa' could stimulate the economy
#BizTrends2019: Foreign capital investments through property and 'golden visa' could stimulate the economy

The South African economy is struggling, with ongoing pressure of petrol price hikes, a weakening rand and decreased consumer spend...

By Stuart Chait 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Rural and township retail property trends
#BizTrends2019: Rural and township retail property trends

Shortly after concluding the successful SA Investment Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa then took a walk through the streets of the famous Vilakazi Street in Soweto to show off the township and its successful businesses...

By Seabelo Theledi 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Slight uptick in investment activity expected
#BizTrends2019: Slight uptick in investment activity expected

The tough economic climate during 2017 induced pressure on the property market which did ultimately deter growth within this market...

By Linda Tshabalala 7 Jan 2019

The big influences set to impact the property market in 2019
The big influences set to impact the property market in 2019

The factors that influence the performance of the property market are as numerous as there are fluctuations in the exchange rate...

By Bruce Swain 24 Dec 2018

Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developers
Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developers

Even through South Africa's technical recession and the Western Cape drought, foreign tourism rose by 2.4% in 2017, building on a 12.8% increase in 2016...

21 Dec 2018

Investing in rentable property
Investing in rentable property

Purchasing a rental property is a major investment and can be a lucrative one. But before making a final decision, take a step back and do some research...

By Veruska de Vita 20 Dec 2018

2018 ending on a more positive note
2018 ending on a more positive note

News that South Africa's GDP increased by 2.2% in Q3, with fuel prices considerably reduced and the end of the technical recession, has ended the year (2018) on a more positive note...

By Dr Andrew Golding 12 Dec 2018

2019 Knight Frank Prime Global Forecast released
2019 Knight Frank Prime Global Forecast released

Knight Frank's recently released Prime Global Forecast 2019 predicts a convergence of price growth across the world's luxury residential markets...

11 Dec 2018

Marius Muller officially takes reigns as Texton CEO
Marius Muller officially takes reigns as Texton CEO

Marius Muller has been appointed Texton Property Fund's new CEO with immediate effect...

6 Dec 2018

Varying degrees of activity in real estate sector as markets await election outcome
Varying degrees of activity in real estate sector as markets await election outcome

JLL has released its city reports for key markets across South Africa...

3 Dec 2018

Is the residential property market in better shape than most think?
Is the residential property market in better shape than most think?

The residential real estate market is in much better shape than most people think, thanks to the "affordable" sector...

29 Nov 2018

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Broll Property Intel's Ghana Snapshot Q3:2018 looks at impact of economic influences on markets

The report investigates the country's retail, office and industrial markets, assessing the current barriers to and opportunities for growth within each industry...

29 Nov 2018

Property experts' reaction to interest rate hike
Property experts' reaction to interest rate hike

The rate hike just before the festive season puts more financial pressure on South Africans already feeling the pinch will mean higher repayments on debt like home loans, credit cards and vehicle finance...

Issued by Private Property 28 Nov 2018

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Broll releases Q3:2018 snapshot report for Nigerian property markets

The Broll Property Intel Nigeria Snapshot Q3:2018 has been released, providing an overview of the country's current economic standing and the state of its retail, office and industrial markets...

23 Nov 2018

Belt tightening ahead for homeowners as interest rate climbs
Belt tightening ahead for homeowners as interest rate climbs

Homeowners and buyers will need to continue tightening their belts as the interest rate climbs...

By Stuart Manning 23 Nov 2018

Interest rate hike a disappointing decision at this juncture of the year
Interest rate hike a disappointing decision at this juncture of the year

While many market commentators would probably have liked to be a fly on the wall during the Monetary Policy Committee's earnest deliberations this week, the final outcome is what matters...

By Dr Andrew Golding 23 Nov 2018

10 easy ways to save on your grocery bill
10 easy ways to save on your grocery bill

Between tax hikes and escalating fuel prices, 2018 has been a sad year for the consumer. But, there are ways you can keep saving and beat the grocery bill...

Issued by Private Property 21 Nov 2018

Brace yourself for coming interest rate hikes
Brace yourself for coming interest rate hikes

Nobody likes to hear bad news, but it is always better to be prepared than to be caught off guard...

By Adrian Goslett 20 Nov 2018

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New report: Almost 40% of all possible rental tenants are high-risk

South African rental growth continues to slow, according to the latest PayProp Rental Index for Q3 2018, reaching a level of only 3.25% for the quarter...

19 Nov 2018

5 buying secrets from property investors
5 buying secrets from property investors

When starting out as a property investor a lack of knowledge can lead to costly mistakes...

Issued by Private Property 12 Nov 2018

Spire joins CORFAC International real estate brokerage network
Spire joins CORFAC International real estate brokerage network

When shopping for offshore commercial property investments, knowing what to buy in which area of which country that will offer the highest returns and the lowest risk can be challenging for investors...

12 Nov 2018

Atterbury, Talis Investment Partners conclude significant B-BBEE deal
Atterbury, Talis Investment Partners conclude significant B-BBEE deal

The Atterbury Property Fund is now 30% owned by Talis Investment Partners...

9 Nov 2018

The affordable housing market is outperforming the rest - here's how
The affordable housing market is outperforming the rest - here's how

In a recent evaluation of the total 8-million South African properties, Lightstone's analytics has revealed that the affordable sector is by far the largest portion of the residential property market...

8 Nov 2018

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