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Residential property remains a sound option for investment
Residential property remains a sound option for investmentArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has prompted many people to reassess their priorities and make changes and life choices that reflect a more balanced and...

Dr Andrew Golding 28 Apr 2021

Price right, sell fast and cut your holding costs
Price right, sell fast and cut your holding costsArticle

Record fuel price increases are grabbing headlines at the moment, but home sellers should be even more concerned about the increases in municipal tariffs that will be implemented in just a few months' time...

Gerhard Kotzé 23 Apr 2021

Property investment 101: practical steps to consider
Property investment 101: practical steps to considerArticle

Last year's five consecutive repo rate cuts, which dropped the prime lending rate to a record low of 7%, has resulted in an increase in buyer activity in the property market...

12 Apr 2021

Problems paying your bond? Act swiftly to minimise the damage
Problems paying your bond? Act swiftly to minimise the damageArticle

There is little doubt that the risk of losing your home because you can no longer afford the monthly bond repayments is a terrible position to be in...

Bruce Swain 6 Apr 2021

Now cheaper to buy than rent for first-time SA home buyers - global expert
Now cheaper to buy than rent for first-time SA home buyers - global expertArticle

Selected properties under R1.5m are now significantly more affordable to buy than rent, offering first-time homeowners an unprecedented opportunity to get into the property market, says global property expert Toni Enderli...

Issued by Leap Communications 19 Feb 2021

Buying vs renting - is the time to purchase now?
Buying vs renting - is the time to purchase now?Article

According to ooba Home Loans CEO Rhys Dyer, "Unlike other 'flash in the pan' trends, the time to purchase a home is...

10 Feb 2021

Why the office will conquer WFH in the end
Why the office will conquer WFH in the endArticle

There has been much speculation that Covid has put a permanent end to the centuries-old office commute, where workers would put in an eight-hour day...

9 Feb 2021

Property investment: Exploring opportunity in adversity
Property investment: Exploring opportunity in adversityArticle

Paul Stevens, CEO of Just Property, weighs in on the property investment opportunities available in the current climate of low interest rates and recession...

7 Sep 2020

Evictions set to rise as tenants feel the pinch
Evictions set to rise as tenants feel the pinchArticle

The increasing financial pressure of the national lockdown means that hot button topics such as evictions and affordability can no longer be ignored...

Grant Smee 6 Aug 2020

How much each interest rate cut has saved property owners
How much each interest rate cut has saved property ownersArticle

At the current prime lending rate of 7%, homeowners can end up spending less on their monthly bond instalments than they would in rent...

3 Aug 2020

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

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

Tony Clarke 26 Jun 2020

Covid-19 lockdown: Early indications suggest property market recovery is likely
Covid-19 lockdown: Early indications suggest property market recovery is likelyArticle

Initial predictions regarding the future of the residential property market as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown painted a sombre picture...

Carl Coetzee 17 Jun 2020

Ripple effects of supervening impossibility on commercial lease agreements
Ripple effects of supervening impossibility on commercial lease agreementsArticle

During this challenging time of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and national lockdown, it is appropriate when considering commercial lease agreements to also consider...

Darryl Furman and Jayde Vaughan 22 Apr 2020

The 'virtual' reality of shopping online for a property
The 'virtual' reality of shopping online for a propertyArticle

The ins and outs of searching for a home in this new reality...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 20 Apr 2020

Survey reveals challenges for small businesses amidst Covid-19
Survey reveals challenges for small businesses amidst Covid-19Article

Findings from the pre-lock down Covid-19 National Small Business Survey released by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) shows deep economic challenges for small businesses during these unpredictable times.

3 Apr 2020

Hot 91.9FM and NSBC bring you Small Business Relief weekdays on Mansfield in the Morning
Hot 91.9FM and NSBC bring you Small Business Relief weekdays on Mansfield in the MorningArticle

We have engaged with Mike Anderson and the amazing team from the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) to help roll out a Covid-19 business relief plan in the form of a relief centre...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 1 Apr 2020

What to expect from property in a Covid-19 world
What to expect from property in a Covid-19 worldArticle

As we all band together against the Covid-19 virus and the inevitable economic chaos that will be left in its wake, information sharing has never been more important...

Schalk van der Merwe 30 Mar 2020

Covid-19 Small Business Relief Centre launched
Covid-19 Small Business Relief Centre launchedArticle

The Covid-19 Small Business Relief Centre has been launched by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC)...

23 Mar 2020

Want a tax break? Invest in property
Want a tax break? Invest in propertyArticle

As we enter the new financial year, it's time to start thinking about tax savings - or strictly speaking, what deductions one can legitimately claim.

12 Mar 2020

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Why 'buy and hold' strategy worksArticle

The 'buy and hold' strategy of real estate investing is seen by many as the safest and most consistent method for inexperienced real estate investors to proceed...

Tim Greeff 19 Nov 2019

Is property co-ownership the answer when times are tough?
Is property co-ownership the answer when times are tough?Article

Co-ownership is becoming increasingly common in South Africa as it is a great way for multiple people to invest in property...

1 Nov 2019

Property market ready for take-off as bond grants rise
Property market ready for take-off as bond grants riseArticle

Housing demand has continued to gain momentum since the start of the year, and in the third quarter the number of applications for home loans was at its highest level in more than three years...

Carl Coetzee 17 Oct 2019

Buying a home off-plan
Buying a home off-planArticle

Buying a brand-new home off-plan directly from a developer can be a daunting prospect, but the advantages are significant and the risks negligible - if you do your homework...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 31 Jul 2019

Property co-ownership: Sharing requires a lot of caring
Property co-ownership: Sharing requires a lot of caringArticle

Buying a property with your best friend may sound like a slice of happiness - you get onto the property ladder faster and for less than you thought...

Rudi Botha 17 Jul 2019

Post-election Ramaphoria sees home purchase offers rocket
Post-election Ramaphoria sees home purchase offers rocketArticle

According to BetterBond CEO Rudi Botha, while interest rates have a big influence on the residential property market, in SA sentiment often plays an even bigger role...

27 May 2019

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Promising signs for an uptick in activity in SA's housing marketArticle

As anticipated, the MPC kept the repo rate steady, taking a conservative approach against the backdrop of rising fuel prices, and with a wary eye on CPI inflation...

Dr Andrew Golding 24 May 2019

Is buy-to-let property investment on its death bed?
Is buy-to-let property investment on its death bed?Article

The once buoyant residential market is not the golden goose it was a few years back, says Rowan Alexander, director of Alexander Swart Properties, but this is a short term view for which there is little or no justification...

9 May 2019

Why you should invest in the industrial property sector in 2019
Why you should invest in the industrial property sector in 2019Article

Industrial property's top performance is comparison to other sectors is likely to continue going forward, according to Tony Bales, industrial property expert at Epping Property...

17 Apr 2019

Choosing the retirement option that is right for you
Choosing the retirement option that is right for youArticle

When you retire from work, choosing where to spend the next phase of your life is probably the most important decision to make, and will depend on personal circumstances...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 9 Apr 2019

Magical living in Midstream Estate
Magical living in Midstream EstateArticle

Living in a secure estate is the dream for almost every family. Midstream Estate, however, offers so much more than just idyllic living...

Cath Jenkin, Issued by Private Property South Africa 11 Feb 2019

The experts all agree - now is the time to buy
The experts all agree - now is the time to buyArticle

Property market predictions for 2019, and why the experts are encouraging you to buy property now...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 24 Jan 2019

Affordable housing: City of Cape Town and developers at crossroads
Affordable housing: City of Cape Town and developers at crossroadsArticle

Politicians, civil servants and people in Cape Town's property industry are at a crossroads...

Jonty Cogger and Jared Rossouw 13 Sep 2018

Banks still bullish on real estate
Banks still bullish on real estateArticle

According to Rudi Botha, CEO of bond originator BetterBond, there has been a 4.2% increase in the number of bond approvals over the past 12 months...

3 Sep 2018

Property co-ownership: The good, the bad and the letter of the law
Property co-ownership: The good, the bad and the letter of the lawArticle

For first-time buyers, property co-ownership may be the easiest and most affordable way to enter the property market...

Bruce Swain 21 Aug 2018

King Sibiya of the Lungelo Lethu Human Rights Foundation has gone to court in a case that will have implications for home-owners struggling to pay their bonds. Archive photo: Ciaran Ryan
Court to decide how to handle home repossessionsArticle

A landmark case to decide how banks should deal with home repossessions will be heard on 28 and 29 August in the South Gauteng High Court...

20 Aug 2018

The ABC of buying a second property
The ABC of buying a second propertyArticle

Property is almost always an appealing investment and an accessible way for most South Africans to build wealth over time...

Bruce Swain 2 Aug 2018

A landlord's guide to following up on late payments
A landlord's guide to following up on late paymentsArticle

You've screened the tenant thoroughly and their credit check returned a glowing review...

Adrian Goslett 12 Jul 2018

Pick the right property to start building your investment portfolio
Pick the right property to start building your investment portfolioArticle

Investing in property is an option many South Africans consider as it offers an excellent extra source of income...

29 Jun 2018

Recovering arrear levies from defaulting home owners just got easier
Recovering arrear levies from defaulting home owners just got easierArticle

A change of legislation will now make it easier for sectional title trustees and home owners' association directors to recover arrear levies from defaulting home owners...

4 May 2018

Property: To buy or not to buy?
Property: To buy or not to buy?Article

Whether to buy property or continue to rent is a tough question. Here are five reasons to buy now and five reasons to put it off...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 12 Apr 2018

The effect of the interest rate cut explained in real terms
The effect of the interest rate cut explained in real termsArticle

The recent announcement of the interest rate cut was a mini triumph for all South Africans...

Adrian Goslett 9 Apr 2018

Interest rate cut: Great news for the property market
Interest rate cut: Great news for the property marketArticle

The South African Reserve Bank announced this week that the interest rate will be cut by 25 basis points...

Issued by Private Property 4 Apr 2018

Budget 2018: Here's the property industry's reaction
Budget 2018: Here's the property industry's reactionArticle

Some of SA's top property experts weigh in with their opinions on how the "tough but hopeful" budget for 2018 will affect the economy and market...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 27 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Tough budget positive for property market in medium to long term
#Budget2018: Tough budget positive for property market in medium to long termArticle

The Budget Speech is likely to prove positive for the property market in the medium to long term, says Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet...

22 Feb 2018

Should I buy now or keep on renting?
Should I buy now or keep on renting?Article

Here are a couple of pointers to help you decide if you are ready to step onto the first rung of the property ladder...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 30 Jan 2018

How to build a property portfolio as a young professional
How to build a property portfolio as a young professionalArticle

As a long-term investment, it makes sense to start building a property portfolio as early in life as possible...

Bill Rawson 16 Jan 2018

Commercial property ripe with investment opportunities
Commercial property ripe with investment opportunitiesArticle

The property market in South Africa remains unfavourable for real estate agents and sellers following years of low price growth and stagnant sales...

Christo Botes 14 Dec 2017

Rise of the 'rentvestors'
Rise of the 'rentvestors'Article

A new type of property buyer, the 'rentvestor', is emerging in the South African marketplace, according to Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet estate agency group...

8 Nov 2017

Should you rent or buy a property?
Should you rent or buy a property?Article

With an investment in property being the biggest financial commitment many will ever make, it's hard to know when it's the right time to buy, or whether to rent...

7 Sep 2017

Here's what you need to know before taking the buy-to-let plunge
Here's what you need to know before taking the buy-to-let plungeArticle

Correctly managed, buy-to-let properties can be one of the most attractive investment opportunities out there...

Tony Clarke 7 Sep 2017

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