While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued
While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued

The sounds emanating from the property market in recent months seem to point to two almost totally different worlds...

By John Loos 18 Sep 2020

Rate decision welcomed as first-property buyer's market booms
Rate decision welcomed as first-property buyer's market booms

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is welcome news...

By Samuel Seeff 18 Sep 2020

Potential recovery scenarios as repo rate remains stable
Potential recovery scenarios as repo rate remains stable

The Monetary Policy Committee's decision to keep the repo rate stable was not entirely surprising, as the 300bps rate cuts for the year to date are still taking effect...

By Dr Andrew Golding 18 Sep 2020

Green homes - features that add investment value
Green homes - features that add investment value

Investing the money in environmentally friendly enhancements for a home is not only a way to protect the environment and save on monthly energy costs...

By Adrian Goslett 17 Sep 2020

Sell fast - there's another real estate slowdown on the way
Sell fast - there's another real estate slowdown on the way

If you're a home seller, you should absolutely not withdraw your property from the market now in the hopes of selling it at a higher price next year...

By Berry Everitt 15 Sep 2020

Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reaching
Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reaching

Ever since the Covid-19 hard lockdowns began in all seriousness across the world earlier this year, the world has been abuzz with talk of how the crisis has changed the world...

By John Loos 14 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: Evalution Flooring, SA's first GreenTag-certified LVT flooring supplier
#DoBizZA: Evalution Flooring, SA's first GreenTag-certified LVT flooring supplier

Eva Kaiser, founder of Evalution Flooring, is intent on paving the way for a sustainable decor industry in South Africa...

By Sindy Peters 11 Sep 2020

Tax tips for landlords
Tax tips for landlords

Owning a rental property portfolio that provides an income is much like owning a business. This means that there are tax implications and dues that need to be paid to the South Africa Revenue Service...

By Adrian Goslett 9 Sep 2020

Remote workers heading out of town
Remote workers heading out of town

When we talk of semigration now, we are no longer just talking about the familiar pattern of movement from Gauteng to Cape Town, but about the worldwide counter-urbanisation or de-urbanisation movement...

By Berry Everitt 3 Sep 2020

Property market recovery: Shifts in renting to buying
Property market recovery: Shifts in renting to buying

As many challenges as Covid-19 has brought about, an equal amount of opportunities also exists...

By Adrian Goslett 28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront's Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhere
#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront's Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhere

Tinyiko Mageza talks us through her serendipitous career journey, the women who have shaped her growth, and how the V&A aims to drive meaningful impact while adapting to the pandemic...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Aug 2020

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Slow new household formation likely to dampen residential rental market

The pace of new household formation is likely to slow during and shortly after the current recessionary period, constrained by a lack of new employment creation and widespread household financial pressure...

By John Loos 21 Aug 2020

Has Covid-19 triggered a fundamental shift in SA's housing market?
Has Covid-19 triggered a fundamental shift in SA's housing market?

The near-universal lockdown of global economies earlier this year as governments attempted to contain the coronavirus is unprecedented...

By Dr Andrew Golding 18 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: 'Be yourself and trust in your unique skills' - Claire D'Adorante, Paragon Interface
#WomensMonth: 'Be yourself and trust in your unique skills' - Claire D'Adorante, Paragon Interface

Early in her career, Claire D'Adorante - now director of Paragon Interface - discovered interior design as a way to blend her passion for creativity with technicality...

By Sindy Peters 14 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: 'Generations to come are dependent on our unity' - Lungile Nkosi, The Pillow Fluffer
#WomensMonth: 'Generations to come are dependent on our unity' - Lungile Nkosi, The Pillow Fluffer

Lungile Nkosi is the entrepreneur behind The Pillow Fluffer Interiors, a black female-owned full interior design services company and content platform...

By Sindy Peters 13 Aug 2020

#BizUnity: How Liberty Two Degrees is helping co-create a better tomorrow
#BizUnity: How Liberty Two Degrees is helping co-create a better tomorrow

To help restart the economy and pay it forward, Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) launched its #CreateTomorrow campaign...

By Sindy Peters 27 Jul 2020

Rate cut welcomed as property rebounds on pent-up demand
Rate cut welcomed as property rebounds on pent-up demand

The decision by the Reserve Bank to cut the repo rate by a further 25 basis points to 3.5%, reducing prime and the base home loan rate to a further historic low of 7% is welcome relief for the property market and households...

By Samuel Seeff 24 Jul 2020

Home buyers responding to interest rate cuts
Home buyers responding to interest rate cuts

The further reduction of the repo rate by 25 basis points to an all-time low of 3.5% takes the prime interest rate down to 7%...

By Dr Andrew Golding 24 Jul 2020

Student accommodation: Designing for the new normal
Student accommodation: Designing for the new normal

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to create uncertainty for the country's higher education sector...

By John Schooling 22 Jul 2020

#YouthMonth: How an unexpected passion for property altered Chelsea Brown's career path
#YouthMonth: How an unexpected passion for property altered Chelsea Brown's career path

A UJ alumna, Chelsea Brown has found her passion in property, especially after recognising the many opportunities the field holds for SA's youth...

By Sindy Peters 30 Jun 2020

Silver linings for homeowners as economic revival takes centre stage
Silver linings for homeowners as economic revival takes centre stage

Finance minister Tito Mboweni's supplementary budget speech on Wednesday was met with trepidation by many South Africans...

By Tony Clarke 26 Jun 2020

#SupplementaryBudget: Prioritisation of infrastructure development, public-private partnerships key
#SupplementaryBudget: Prioritisation of infrastructure development, public-private partnerships key

Against the backdrop of ongoing measures to address the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, the Supplementary Budget 2020 highlighted several key aspects...

By Dr Andrew Golding 25 Jun 2020

Filmmaker Dugan Bridges on Upward Globility and FMF's Khaya Lam episode shot in SA
Filmmaker Dugan Bridges on Upward Globility and FMF's Khaya Lam episode shot in SA

We talk to Dugan Bridges, an award-winning filmmaker about a new video series produced by Atlas Network in the USA, which pilot episode focuses on the Free Market Foundation's Khaya Lam project in South Africa...

By Juanita Pienaar 23 Jun 2020

Like economy, housing market recovery dependent on confidence, investment rebound
Like economy, housing market recovery dependent on confidence, investment rebound

Indicating the severity of the current economic contraction experienced as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, finance minister Tito Mboweni is expected to deliver an Emergency Budget on 24 June...

By Dr Andrew Golding 19 Jun 2020

SA property prospects as we look beyond Covid-19 lockdowns
SA property prospects as we look beyond Covid-19 lockdowns

The Covid-19 crisis has changed the world a lot, perhaps less through introducing new trends and more through speeding up old trends...

By John Loos 18 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: When architecture, interior design and passion collide
#YouthMonth: When architecture, interior design and passion collide

As a junior 3D visualisation artist at the Paragon Group, Ashna Premji found the perfect job where her passion for both architecture and interior design collides...

By Sindy Peters 15 Jun 2020

New vision for real estate in which all can win
New vision for real estate in which all can win

The real estate industry will no doubt look very different by the end of this year to the way it looked before the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Berry Everitt 8 Jun 2020

What does the future of hotel design look like?
What does the future of hotel design look like?

Guy Stehlik, CEO and founder of BON Hotels chats to the hotels interior design building and procurement partner, Grant Gillis as he delves deeper into how the hotel industry can be expected to change, specifically from a design point of view...

By Guy Stehlik 2 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 crisis has shown resilience of property industry
#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 crisis has shown resilience of property industry

The team at PayProp share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how their organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 27 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: With every challenge, therein lies an opportunity
#LockdownLessons: With every challenge, therein lies an opportunity

Lerato Pooe, general manager of the South African Institute of Valuers (SAIV), shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 25 May 2020

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