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#BudgetSpeech2019: Budget measured, but time to get the house in order
#BudgetSpeech2019: Budget measured, but time to get the house in order

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's maiden budget was always going to be tough given the extent of the economic challenges...

By Samuel Seeff 8 hours ago

#BudgetSpeech2019: No quick fix for SA's Budget, but there's some hope
#BudgetSpeech2019: No quick fix for SA's Budget, but there's some hope

In what was arguably one of the most closely watched National Budget speeches in recent years, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni outlined government's plan to boost growth...

By Dr Andrew Golding 9 hours ago

Mboweni's Budget must source maximum revenue, restore confidence
Mboweni's Budget must source maximum revenue, restore confidence

With the National Budget Speech looming on 20 February 2019, the general consensus appears to be that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is on a tightrope of sorts...

By Dr Andrew Golding 12 Feb 2019

Gen-Z is about to hit the property market - are we prepared?
Gen-Z is about to hit the property market - are we prepared?

Every generation has its own idiosyncrasies when it comes to property, and knowing what these are can be an ace in the sleeve for existing owners and investors...

By Tony Clarke 11 Feb 2019

#SONA2019 serves up positive news for the housing sector
#SONA2019 serves up positive news for the housing sector

The very detailed State of the Nation Address dealt with all of the economic and social issues that are currently of concern to the real estate industry...

By Berry Everitt 8 Feb 2019

Transfer duty, capital gains tax too high a burden for property market
Transfer duty, capital gains tax too high a burden for property market

While government had intended to boost its tax income from wealthy buyers with the introduction of transfer duty and capital gains tax, it has actually had the opposite and stifling effect on the upper end of the market...

By Samuel Seeff 7 Feb 2019

Is the 'sweet spot' for home buying now upon us?
Is the 'sweet spot' for home buying now upon us?

Astute investors know that the basic premise of sound investment is the timing and pricing of the item purchased. In real estate another basic consideration is location...

By Ronald Ennik 25 Jan 2019

Expect more property developments in 2019
Expect more property developments in 2019

During 2018 the South African property market was under immense pressure. We saw many agents having to reinvent their strategies...

By Richard Gray 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'
#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'

When 2018 wrapped up, we saw the rental market in South Africa continue to struggle...

By Jonathan Liebmann 22 Jan 2019

Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the market
Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the market

After an unexpectedly tough 2018, but with the welcome announcement that the repo rate remains unchanged following this first MPC meeting of the year, the outlook for 2019 is somewhat brighter...

By Dr Andrew Golding 18 Jan 2019

Interest rate news good, time to get on with rebuilding the economy
Interest rate news good, time to get on with rebuilding the economy

Following the November rate hike, the Seeff Property Group has welcomed the decision to keep the interest rate on hold as the right decision...

By Samuel Seeff 18 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Residential property trends
#BizTrends2019: Residential property trends

The following developments are the main issues that will be affecting the residential property market in South Africa in 2019...

By Herschel Jawitz 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Little change in the Gauteng property market in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Little change in the Gauteng property market in 2019

In order for the South African property market to show any kind of improvement and growth in 2019, it requires policy certainty, especially around the land issue, as well as investment and an economic boost...

By Chris Renecle 10 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

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#BizTrends2019: Residential property in 2019 - what to expect

Political and economic uncertainty, combined with increasing petrol prices and rising household costs saw the property market slowdown dramatically throughout the first, second and third quarters of 2018...

By Nardee Brims 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Residential market in for an interesting time
#BizTrends2019: Residential market in for an interesting time

South Africa's residential market is in for an interesting time in 2019, but our predictions for the year are all positive...

By Berry Everitt 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 10 new and emerging trends in the residential property market
#BizTrends2019: 10 new and emerging trends in the residential property market

These 10 new or increasing trends are expected to impact on the market in 2019...

By Dr Andrew Golding 7 Jan 2019

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

4 ways arms-length property valuations are shooting sellers in the foot
4 ways arms-length property valuations are shooting sellers in the foot

Between online service providers, low-cost agencies and traditional real estate agents, sellers are spoilt for choice when it comes to getting a property valuation before they sell...

By Tony Clarke 12 Dec 2018

#NewCampaign: What does 'home' mean to you?
#NewCampaign: What does 'home' mean to you?

Jawitz Properties' new integrated social media campaign, #RealLifeRealEstate features Lucas Radebe in tackling the emotionally-compelling story of what makes a house a home...

By Jessica Tennant 30 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

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

How tax breaks for first-time buyers could help stimulate the economy
How tax breaks for first-time buyers could help stimulate the economy

The state of the South African economy has been on a downward spiral that has culminated in a technical recession announced in September this year...

By Adrian Goslett 19 Nov 2018

Digital disruption and the role of the real estate agent
Digital disruption and the role of the real estate agent

There's no question that technology is going to play an ever-increasing role in the residential real estate world...

By Dr Andrew Golding 31 Oct 2018

The A-Z guide to selling your home
The A-Z guide to selling your home

Selling a much-loved home can be an emotional prospect, but it's an important part of moving onwards and upwards to better things...

By Tony Clarke 29 Oct 2018

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Has 10 years of zero growth damaged fundamental belief in property?

Traditionally, property has always been a cornerstone of anyone's investment portfolio...

By Ronald Ennik 22 Oct 2018

Pricing a property is not an exact science
Pricing a property is not an exact science

What is the right price of a property? Is it the advertised price? Or 10% lower than advertised? Or even 20% lower?

By Ronald Ennik 15 Oct 2018

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Nigerian startup launches construction funding platform

Nigerian startup Landhouse has launched a platform that allows for the crowdfunding of property development...

By Tom Jackson 10 Oct 2018

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