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#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

Repo rate reduction further incentive for savvy home buyers
Repo rate reduction further incentive for savvy home buyers

The announcement of a further reduction of 50 bps in the repo rate will have a positive effect on the residential property market, albeit deferred until potential buyers can begin transacting in earnest...

By Dr Andrew Golding 22 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: As we look for and leverage opportunities, we must remember our shared humanity
#LockdownLessons: As we look for and leverage opportunities, we must remember our shared humanity

Paul Stevens, CEO of Just Property, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Sellers will galvanise change in the property industry
#LockdownLessons: Sellers will galvanise change in the property industry

Tony Clarke, MD of the Rawson Property Group, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 19 May 2020

Good news: Pre-lockdown home buyers/sellers allowed to move
Good news: Pre-lockdown home buyers/sellers allowed to move

It was announced on Thursday, 7 May, that moving homes is now allowed until 7 June 2020, within certain restrictions and regulations...

By Adrian Goslett 8 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Slow return anticipated to a new-normal - Andrea Tucker, MortgageMe
#LockdownLessons: Slow return anticipated to a new-normal - Andrea Tucker, MortgageMe

Andrea Tucker, director at MortgageMe, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 8 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: We're all in this together, says Adrian Goslett of RE/MAX of Southern Africa
#LockdownLessons: We're all in this together, says Adrian Goslett of RE/MAX of Southern Africa

Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 5 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Q&A with Samuel Seeff of Seeff Property Group
#LockdownLessons: Q&A with Samuel Seeff of Seeff Property Group

Samuel Seeff, chairman of the Seeff Property Group, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 30 Apr 2020

Are show-houses still a thing?
Are show-houses still a thing?

The current lockdown period offers an excellent opportunity if you want to sell your home: at last you can get to all that DIY before it goes on show. But wait - are show-houses still a thing?

By Paul Stevens 15 Apr 2020

Sellers, be ready to capitalise on pent-up demand post-lockdown
Sellers, be ready to capitalise on pent-up demand post-lockdown

There is no doubt that the post-Covid-19 lockdown recession will weigh on the property market...

By Samuel Seeff 14 Apr 2020

Repo rate reduction will help ease economic pain post lockdown
Repo rate reduction will help ease economic pain post lockdown

In an unexpected but welcome announcement, the Monetary Policy Committee this week announced a further 100bps cut in the repo rate, reducing it to just 4.25%...

By Dr Andrew Golding 14 Apr 2020

Collaborative consumption - an emerging property trend for 2020 and beyond
Collaborative consumption - an emerging property trend for 2020 and beyond

The real estate industry is going through significant change for the first time in my 20-year history in this business. And it is technology-driven. I expect that more and more, players in our industry will adapt their business models to ensure that they stay relevant in times to come...

By Paul Stevens 27 Jan 2020

Rate cut welcomed for housing market, but more needed
Rate cut welcomed for housing market, but more needed

The decision by the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee to cut the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25% (from 6.5%), reducing the mortgage rate to 9.75% (from 10%) is welcomed, but we need more...

By Samuel Seeff 17 Jan 2020

Contained inflation made the case for an easing in the repo rate
Contained inflation made the case for an easing in the repo rate

With limited, modest growth anticipated for the year ahead, it is encouraging that the Monetary Policy Committee saw fit to reduce the repo rate by 25bps in order to help kickstart the economy and foster increased confidence among consumers who are feeling the pressure of ever-rising costs...

By Dr Andrew Golding 17 Jan 2020

6 energy management steps for a sustainable residential development
6 energy management steps for a sustainable residential development

Multi-unit residential buildings consume more energy than other housing types. This is due to the provision of shared space and common area facilities and services...

By Francois Schoeman 2 Jan 2020

2020 vision: Outlook and trends in the residential property market
2020 vision: Outlook and trends in the residential property market

Following another year of tepid economic growth, and with the latest round of load shedding further dampening the economy and expected to result in a Moody's downgrade early next year, where does that leave South Africa's residential property market?

By Dr Andrew Golding 12 Dec 2019

Predictions for the 2020 real estate market
Predictions for the 2020 real estate market

The property market was off to a slow start in the beginning of the year building up to the elections...

By Adrian Goslett 12 Dec 2019

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

Tale of two markets, will 2020 be a turnaround for property sellers?
Tale of two markets, will 2020 be a turnaround for property sellers?

Two to three years ago the property market was all about sellers, rising prices and the tale of two cities with Cape Town on a high performance trajectory with no price too high for upper-end sellers...

By Samuel Seeff 26 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

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#OrchidsandOnions: Mahlangu does the impossible

Poignant: Kudos for athlete, Toyota's tough message but whole bunch of estate agents a law unto themselves with their illegal boards...

By Brendan Seery 19 Nov 2019

Property buyers are heading back to the market, are you ready to sell?
Property buyers are heading back to the market, are you ready to sell?

Property buyers are heading back to the market according to recent property market reports, but are you ready to sell? It is often much easier to purchase property than to sell it, especially in the current buyer's market...

By Samuel Seeff 16 Oct 2019

Property outlook positive despite static interest rates
Property outlook positive despite static interest rates

The recent decision from the South African Reserve Bank to leave interest rates unchanged was met with disappointment from several sectors...

By Tony Clarke 30 Sep 2019

Hurray for 100% home loans
Hurray for 100% home loans

It seems no matter whether you're talking to industry professionals in the boardroom or friends around the braai that confidence in the property market is low...

By Bruce Swain 29 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: 'If you feel like the tortoise in your life, don't give up'
#WomensMonth: 'If you feel like the tortoise in your life, don't give up'

Slovakian by birth, Andrea Gombalova Stevens made South Africa her home many years ago and is currently the franchisee of Just Property Port Elizabeth. She is the epitome of inspirational leadership with a motivational morning regimen to match...

By Sindy Peters 15 Aug 2019

Shipping containers - an interesting alternative to traditional construction techniques
Shipping containers - an interesting alternative to traditional construction techniques

As economic pressures increase, and affordability continues to limit access to property, millions of South African families are without a reliable place to call home...

By Tony Clarke 13 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Women dominate the SA property market
#WomensMonth: Women dominate the SA property market

It seems crazy to think that women, who were once excluded from the right to own property, are now the largest group of property buyers in South Africa...

By Adrian Goslett 2 Aug 2019

Rate cut should've been bolder to kickstart economy, property market
Rate cut should've been bolder to kickstart economy, property market

While welcoming the decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank to cut the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.50%, the bank should have been bolder...

By Samuel Seeff 19 Jul 2019

Time to buy is certainly now
Time to buy is certainly now

Yesterday's repo rate reduction of 25bps (to 6.5%), coupled with early indicators of recovery in the South African residential property market, augur well for the balance of the year...

By Dr Andrew Golding 19 Jul 2019

How 'refirement' is reshaping senior housing
How 'refirement' is reshaping senior housing

People are generally living longer these days than they used to, with the result that the over-60 sector of the population is growing and the need for senior accommodation is increasing...

By Berry Everitt 18 Jul 2019

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