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PSCC, Property Point partner on property sector transformation

The Property Sector Charter Council (PSCC) and business accelerator Property Point (PP) are embarking on a collaborative effort to develop and fast-track the participation of Black entrepreneurs in the property sector...

13 Nov 2020

How the profile of typical property investors in SA has been turned on its head

A few years ago, the typical property investor in South Africa was male and between the ages of 30 and 40, but the latest figures reveal a significant change...

12 Nov 2020

Lightstone data reveals the age groups dominating property investment in SA

According to property data analytics provider Lightstone, around 40% of multiple residential property owners in South Africa fall between the ages of 36-49 years, while 38% of multiple property owners fall between 50-64 years...

11 Nov 2020

Top trends set to impact SA's commercial property market in 2021

Covid-19 simply accelerated many existing trends, like retail footprint reductions and the appeal of quality retail assets outside of big cities..

By Norman Raad 9 Nov 2020

Lowest prime rate in decades driving tenants towards home ownership

Currently at 7%, the prime rate is at its lowest level in decades, driving more South African tenants to consider property ownership...

6 Nov 2020

How lockdown has impacted property buying trends among SA's generations

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has been a catalyst for highlighting the different characteristics - as well as the commonalities of preference - among various generations of home buyers...

By Dr Andrew Golding 3 Nov 2020

Research key to decision-making in currently ripe property market

Despite the impact of Covid-19 and the tightening of economic activity, property remains a sound investment, according to Lightstone's Esteani Marx...

28 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by 26 Oct 2020

Property trends: Living in a 'quarantine bubble'

With Covid-19 forcing many people to spend the majority of their time at home, it has become more than a sanctuary. Homes have now evolved into what are being dubbed 'quarantine bubbles'...

19 Oct 2020

#BizTrends2021 - write them, own them, make them possible

There's never been a better time to rewrite the future or a better time to come on board to sponsor BizTrends...

Issued by 14 Sep 2020

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

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

By Adrian Goslett 28 Aug 2020

Trend shift in SA home market: More women are first-time buyers than men

Single women are dominating the South African home market with more women first-time home buyers than men for the six years between 2015 and 2020, according to Hayley Ivins-Downes, head of sales at Lightstone Property...

27 Aug 2020

Post Covid-19: How the property market will potentially evolve

In a recent webinar on 'Exploring post-Covid-19 property trends in South Africa', Associate Professor Francois Viruly, University of Cape Town's (UCT) head of the Urban Real Estate Research Unit, looked at the longer-term trends in the country's property market...

27 Aug 2020

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