Don't be a victim of title deeds scam
Don't be a victim of title deeds scam

The City of Ekurhuleni has warned residents not to fall for a scam which has emerged in the area involving title deeds.

1 day ago

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. Nonetheless, the year ahead is likely to be characterised by a number of highly significant events which could substantially impact the performance of the local residential property market.

By Dr Andrew Golding 2 days ago

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. We need stability so that we can get on with rebuilding confidence and the economy.

By Samuel Seeff 2 days ago

Rental Tribunal sends clear message to landlords: Don't treat tenants unfairly
Rental Tribunal sends clear message to landlords: Don't treat tenants unfairly

Zubeida Hendricks is 81 years old. She has lived on Goldsmith Street in Salt River, Cape Town, for 51 years. She shares the house with her son, his wife and two children.

By Wilmien Wicomb 3 days 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. PayProp CEO Louw Liebenberg says that agents operating in this economic environment should carefully consider which strategies they adopt to better serve their businesses.

3 days ago

New year, new home, new rental?
New year, new home, new rental?

If you're planning to move in 2019, getting yourself rent-ready is important. Here's how to make yourself the best prospective tenant a landlord could wish for:

Issued by Private Property 16 Jan 2019

Local developers take inspiration from mixed-use precincts abroad
Local developers take inspiration from mixed-use precincts abroad

More and more people are buying into the trend of urban living, opting for central living with a range of amenities and minimal travel time. Property companies must now meet the demand with modern spaces that offer a range of benefits, including the ability to 'live, work and play' in a safe and secure precinct.

16 Jan 2019

BizTrendsLIVE! Avoid the FOMO!
BizTrendsLIVE! Avoid the FOMO!

If you haven't got around to booking for the BizTrendsLIVE! yet, here's some info so you avoid FOMO. The face-to-face version of BizTrends, Bizcommunity's annual first-to-market trend report, is not to be missed!

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Jan 2019

Q4 2018 a stable, steady quarter - Re/Max report
Q4 2018 a stable, steady quarter - Re/Max report

The final quarter of 2018 has yielded slow but steady results so far, with the year ending with roughly as many positive outlooks as there were negative. Without any curve ball spikes in numbers, and with most figures revealing shoots of minor growth, the fourth quarter could easily be described as good news to the risk averse investor.

15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Power to the people - the modern office puts humanity first
#BizTrends2019: Power to the people - the modern office puts humanity first

Apart from enabling substantial innovations and efficiencies, technology has changed the way people are productive. In today's agile world, employees no longer need an office to be industrious. What does the rise of the liquid workforce mean for commercial real estate then if it is no longer a necessary place for productivity?

By Craig Hean 14 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