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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

Wesgro Western Cape Property Report 2018/19 launched
Wesgro Western Cape Property Report 2018/19 launched

The inaugural edition of Wesgro's Western Cape Property Report was launched this week, providing comparative analysis on commercial office, retail, industrial and residential property for sale or to rent...

2 days ago

Why you should choose rental homes as carefully as your own
Why you should choose rental homes as carefully as your own

When buying an investment property, you should apply the same "rules" about location, condition and security as when buying a home for yourself...

By Berry Everitt 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

Why property developers need to create more agile business models
Why property developers need to create more agile business models

Many business models around the world are under pressure, now more than ever, to be able to respond more speedily to volatile developments...

By Francois Schoeman 3 days ago

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

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

Vukile sells all non-retail property assets to Mbako Property Fund
Vukile sells all non-retail property assets to Mbako Property Fund

Vukile Property Fund announced this week that it is disposing of all its remaining non-retail property assets to Mbako Property Fund, a new black-women-owned and managed unlisted property fund...

29 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

MPC decision on repo rate anticipated but disappointing
MPC decision on repo rate anticipated but disappointing

Against the backdrop of a persistently sluggish economy, subdued market confidence and lower-than-expected inflation, but with an eye on future inflationary impacts, global economic headwinds and the prospect of a Moody's downgrade, the Monetary Policy Committee's decision to hold the repo rate steady was anticipated...

By Dr Andrew Golding 22 Nov 2019

Making property ownership more accessible to more people
Making property ownership more accessible to more people

The costs of buying a property in South Africa include transfer duty, attorney's fees, and deeds office registry fees. As a rule of thumb, these costs amount to 8-10% on top of the purchase price of any property over R900,000...

By Paul Stevens 21 Nov 2019

In consulting on development risk, it's nose in, fingers out
In consulting on development risk, it's nose in, fingers out

Nose in, fingers out! This is what I was taught on how best to approach the subject of risk detection in property development...

By Francois Schoeman 21 Nov 2019

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Why 'buy and hold' strategy works

The 'buy and hold' strategy of real estate investing is seen by many as the safest and most consistent method for inexperienced real estate investors to proceed...

By Tim Greeff 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

First-time property investor? Here's what you need to know
First-time property investor? Here's what you need to know

As a result of uncertainty in the South African property market, opportunities for first-time investors are on the rise...

By Grant Smee 14 Nov 2019

SA REIT publishes latest edition of Best Practice Recommendations
SA REIT publishes latest edition of Best Practice Recommendations

Following its first edition published in 2016, the SA REIT sector has published the second edition of its Best Practice Recommendations...

13 Nov 2019

Tax and forex in Africa: A property investor's perspective
Tax and forex in Africa: A property investor's perspective

A combination of political volatility, regulatory uncertainty and economic stagnation has seen South Africa understandably falling out of favour with local and global property investors of late. However, much of the rest of Africa remains a relatively attractive investment proposition...

By Gerhard Zeelie 11 Nov 2019

Cape Town Municipal Planning By-laws approved
Cape Town Municipal Planning By-laws approved

The City of Cape Town's Council approved amendments to the Municipal Planning By-law (MPBL) yesterday, 31 October 2019. Once promulgated, the amendments will, among others, allow for controlled densification, short-term letting from flats, and minor freestanding and minor rooftop cell masts, either as of right or as a consent use...

1 Nov 2019

Is property co-ownership the answer when times are tough?
Is property co-ownership the answer when times are tough?

Co-ownership is becoming increasingly common in South Africa as it is a great way for multiple people to invest in property...

1 Nov 2019

Fairvest to list on A2X
Fairvest to list on A2X

Fairvest Property Holdings, on Thursday, 31 October 2019, will become the fourth property company to list on A2X Markets...

24 Oct 2019

Global housing markets experiencing moderate growth
Global housing markets experiencing moderate growth

The South African property market is not the only one that has experienced a slow period of growth...

21 Oct 2019

Redefine COO David Rice set to retire in 2020
Redefine COO David Rice set to retire in 2020

Redefine Properties has announced that its chief operating officer, David Rice, will retire on 31 August 2020...

15 Oct 2019

House prices show moderate growth - RE/MAX Q3 2019 report
House prices show moderate growth - RE/MAX Q3 2019 report

According to results from the RE/MAX National Housing Report for Q3 2019, the lull in the South African property market may soon be over...

14 Oct 2019

Real estate ends 2019 on stable footing
Real estate ends 2019 on stable footing

The South African economy has experienced promising, positive movement in the second half of 2019 following a slowdown in markets over the past year...

By Mike Greeff 10 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: HouseAfrica is changing the housing market in Africa
#StartupStory: HouseAfrica is changing the housing market in Africa

HouseAfrica is a Nigerian-based startup on a mission to make real estate investment accessible to everyone through technology...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Oct 2019

Regus brings the Flexible Working Revolution to Britam Towers, Nairobi
Regus brings the Flexible Working Revolution to Britam Towers, Nairobi

Businesses in Nairobi eagerly await the arrival of the tenth Regus business centre, in Britam Towers - making this its 10th location in Nairobi - in November 2019...

Issued by GO Content Lab 8 Oct 2019

Why the Western Cape is experiencing a semigration slow-down
Why the Western Cape is experiencing a semigration slow-down

Has affordability finally tipped the scales out of the Cape's favour, or are there other factors at play?

8 Oct 2019

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