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Buying property on auction? Here's what you need to know
Buying property on auction? Here's what you need to knowArticle

According to Skoko Sebola, principal at Leapfrog Midrand, buying property at an auction does not necessarily guarantee that you'll get a better deal...

17 Sep 2020

6 reasons why you should pay a deposit when buying property
6 reasons why you should pay a deposit when buying propertyArticle

Mfundo Mabaso, head of growth at FNB Home Finance, shares six reasons why paying a deposit is important when buying property...

11 Sep 2020

How pre-qualifying for a home loan can support your offer to purchase
How pre-qualifying for a home loan can support your offer to purchaseArticle

There is a misconception that a 'pre-qualification' on a bond means you are guaranteed that a bank has approved a home loan up to a certain amount. This is not true. Nondumiso Ncapai Head of Product for Absa Home Loans explains...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 24 Aug 2020

Property market holding steady in challenging times
Property market holding steady in challenging timesArticle

The continued rise in home loan applications since lockdown restrictions were eased at the start of June suggests that a modest market recovery is under way, especially at the lower end of the market...

Carl Coetzee 2 Jul 2020

SAIBPP provides stepping stones for next generation of black property professionals
SAIBPP provides stepping stones for next generation of black property professionalsArticle

Through its initiatives, such as its bursary fund and Young Professionals Forum, the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) aims to nurture the next generation of black property leaders and professionals...

1 Jul 2020

5 things you need to look out for before buying property this year
5 things you need to look out for before buying property this yearArticle

The property sector, like all sectors, has not escaped the effects of Covid-19 and its impact can be felt in multiple ways...

Tim Akinnusi 11 Jun 2020

PayProp notes massive jump in average rental arrears from March to April
PayProp notes massive jump in average rental arrears from March to AprilArticle

According to the first PayProp Rental Index for 2020, during March 2020, just over 20% of tenants were in arrears, increasing to almost 24% in April...

2 Jun 2020

How to invest R3m into offshore property
How to invest R3m into offshore propertyArticle

This article will set out the steps of how to invest R3m in property. Do not fret if your budget won't stretch to R3m... some sage investment options are provided for those with lower amounts of cash to deploy...

Issued by One Touch Solution 25 May 2020

The perks of selling property on auction
The perks of selling property on auctionArticle

The property sector breathed a sigh of relief after Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, announced an adjustment to the transfer duty threshold in the 2020/21 budget speech...

11 Mar 2020

Credit reports can make or break a property deal
Credit reports can make or break a property dealArticle

Why a good credit rating is important when it comes to buying or renting property...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 5 Dec 2019

Making property ownership more accessible to more people
Making property ownership more accessible to more peopleArticle

The costs of buying a property in South Africa include transfer duty, attorney's fees, and deeds office registry fees. As a rule of thumb, these costs amount to 8-10% on top of the purchase price of any property over R900,000...

Paul Stevens 21 Nov 2019

Do you have what it takes to be a landlord?
Do you have what it takes to be a landlord?Article

Six essential character attributes that you will need, to become an effective landlord...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 21 Oct 2019

Proptech empowering first-time female homebuyers
Proptech empowering first-time female homebuyersArticle

According to Lightstone Property, the number of female property buyers has been steadily increasing since 2016‚ noticeably overtaking males and married couples...

21 Aug 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

Buying property at home still a good option for SA expats
Buying property at home still a good option for SA expatsArticle

South African property is still a good investment opportunity for expatriates who intend coming home...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 16 Jul 2019

What every home buyer (and seller!) should know
What every home buyer (and seller!) should knowArticle

Buying a home is not only the largest investment most of us will ever make; we are also purchasing our haven from the world, the place in which we raise our families and create lasting memories, but there are myriad potential pitfalls and the dream can quickly sour if not navigated correctly...

Chris Cilliers 8 Jul 2019

How to invest in property without costly and risky direct ownership
How to invest in property without costly and risky direct ownershipArticle

When people want to invest in real estate they usually secure a loan to purchase a property - either residential or commercial. But there are other more efficient and less costly ways to invest in the property sector...

Marc Edwards 6 Jun 2019

Current climate ideal for first-time home buyers, those looking to upgrade
Current climate ideal for first-time home buyers, those looking to upgradeArticle

The current property climate affords home owners and first-time buyers a window of opportunity to upgrade and to get a foot in the market...

27 May 2019

How the gender pay gap in SA is limiting home affordability for single women
How the gender pay gap in SA is limiting home affordability for single womenArticle

Recent statistics from Lightstone show that single women are now buying significantly more homes in SA than married couples, and way more than single males...

21 May 2019

Buyer advice: Where is just as important as what
Buyer advice: Where is just as important as whatArticle

While all property values fluctuate in line with the country's overall economic conditions and with interest rate levels, some areas do consistently experience better growth over time - and generate higher returns for home owners...

Berry Everitt 9 May 2019

Cape Town property remains an attractive option for foreign buyers
Cape Town property remains an attractive option for foreign buyersArticle

Moody's decision to keep South Africa's credit rating stable is an incredibly positive one...

10 Apr 2019

Policy exemption allows SA investors to buy into top Swiss resort
Policy exemption allows SA investors to buy into top Swiss resortArticle

South Africans seeking to diversify their investment portfolios are now able to buy into the biggest ski resort in Europe at competitive prices with significant tax incentives and highly attractive returns...

Issued by Leap Communications 26 Mar 2019

Rands and cents of buying low
Rands and cents of buying lowArticle

With mortgage grants slowing down, and the supply of homes exceeding demand, is this the right time to invest in a new home?...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 26 Mar 2019

Predicted change is here
Predicted change is hereArticle

Herschel Jawitz, CEO of Jawitz Properties, Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop and Dr. Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, all agree that the residential market is in for an interesting time in 2019 in South Africa...

Lynelle Clark, Issued by Prevance 26 Feb 2019

Private Property acquires Property Buyer Show
Private Property acquires Property Buyer ShowArticle

Private Property South Africa has acquired the Property Buyer Show, South Africa's premier property expo, from media company Spintelligent...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 20 Feb 2019

4 experts share insights into thriving in the property investment space
4 experts share insights into thriving in the property investment spaceArticle

Four property industry experts recently shared their insights at Entrepreneurship To The Point, an entrepreneurship network hosted monthly by Growthpoint Properties' Property Point...

31 Jan 2019

South African property terminology and the British equivalent - made simple
South African property terminology and the British equivalent - made simpleArticle

South Africans thinking of investing in UK property may be slightly reticent when they start looking into the industry and discover new terms they may not have come across before...

Issued by One Touch Solution 28 Jan 2019

Brace yourself for coming interest rate hikes
Brace yourself for coming interest rate hikesArticle

Nobody likes to hear bad news, but it is always better to be prepared than to be caught off guard...

Adrian Goslett 20 Nov 2018

Spire joins CORFAC International real estate brokerage network
Spire joins CORFAC International real estate brokerage networkArticle

When shopping for offshore commercial property investments, knowing what to buy in which area of which country that will offer the highest returns and the lowest risk can be challenging for investors...

12 Nov 2018

The ins and outs of financing a property abroad
The ins and outs of financing a property abroadArticle

There are plenty of hoops to jump through when investing in foreign property...

7 Nov 2018

FNB clients can now sell their homes via the FNB app
FNB clients can now sell their homes via the FNB appArticle

NEWSWATCH: No trick, just a treat for FNB clients - as of Wednesday, 31 October, the bank's clients are able to list and sell their homes to other FNB clients via the mobile app...

1 Nov 2018

Future of real estate: Could we buy property with bitcoins?
Future of real estate: Could we buy property with bitcoins?Article

You can already use bitcoins to buy everything from pizza to a manicure, but could virtual currencies become a standard trading resource to purchase real estate...?

Chantalle Bell 18 Sep 2018

Why you are not investing in property (and should!)
Why you are not investing in property (and should!)Article

When we conducted a poll last year, 66.6% of South Africans surveyed said that it's always better to own your own home...

Barrie Swart 30 Aug 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

Property ownership is a powerful way for women to attain financial independence
Property ownership is a powerful way for women to attain financial independenceArticle

Property ownership among South African women is on the rise...

8 Aug 2018

How selling and moving overseas affects the conveyancing process
How selling and moving overseas affects the conveyancing processArticle

Whether you are selling or buying property in South Africa while living or working abroad, it is noteworthy to know that your property transactions can be concluded...

Chantalle Bell 1 Aug 2018

Is buying property always a good investment?
Is buying property always a good investment?Article

The current buyer's market is great, but does this mean that everyone who has a steady job and income should rush out and invest in bricks and mortar?...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 24 Jul 2018

Buying or selling property abroad? Why documentation authentication matters
Buying or selling property abroad? Why documentation authentication mattersArticle

At some point while buying or selling property overseas, one is bound to go through some frustration...

17 Jul 2018

Is now a good time to buy investment property?
Is now a good time to buy investment property?Article

"Buy now" is a popular refrain that investors hear, but there is no right or wrong time to buy property. Buying property can be a good investment at any time, if you follow sound investment principles...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 26 Jun 2018

Now's an opportune time to get onto the property ladder. Here's why
Now's an opportune time to get onto the property ladder. Here's whyArticle

First-time buyers with funds at their disposal are currently well-placed to gain an initial foothold on the property ladder...

20 Jun 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

Buying property together: How couples can avoid conflict
Buying property together: How couples can avoid conflictArticle

Conflict can arise when partners have different ideas about what they want in a home. Here's how to find common ground...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 22 Mar 2018

Property buying at different life stages
Property buying at different life stagesArticle

As we grow older the type of home that is most suitable for us, changes. Here is advice on choosing the best property at various life stages...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 16 Mar 2018

Why you should proceed with caution when buying a property under a trust
Why you should proceed with caution when buying a property under a trustArticle

While there are advantages to buying property in a trust, this is not a solution for everyone...

9 Feb 2018

#BizFinFocus: Move over Bitcoin, these are the altcoins to watch in 2018
#BizFinFocus: Move over Bitcoin, these are the altcoins to watch in 2018Article

Bitcoin's movements over the last year have certainly paved the way for up-and-coming altcoins...

9 Feb 2018

Is Day Zero the beginning of the end for Cape Town property?
Is Day Zero the beginning of the end for Cape Town property?Article

Capetonians are bracing for the onset of Day Zero - the day the City turns off the taps and residents will have to collect their 25-litre water ration at one of 200 public distribution points...

Tony Clarke 26 Jan 2018

Traditional property investment is dead
Traditional property investment is deadArticle

The traditional property investment cycle has dramatically changed since the last property boom a decade ago...

Gary Palmer 19 Dec 2017

Cape Town's 20 most affordable suburbs
Cape Town's 20 most affordable suburbsArticle

Want to know where you can still find value in Cape Town's property market? These are the suburbs with the lowest asking prices...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 22 Nov 2017

Last chance to get your free tickets to the Property Buyer Show, Gauteng
Last chance to get your free tickets to the Property Buyer Show, GautengArticle

As proud sponsors of The Property Buyer Show, Private Property is giving away 350 free tickets to attend this exclusive property exhibition in Sandton this weekend!...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 26 Oct 2017

Common pitfalls to avoid when buying or selling property
Common pitfalls to avoid when buying or selling propertyArticle

While the Consumer Protection Act has gone some way towards protecting buyers, and the new proposed Property Practitioners Bill goes further, property buyers still have to beware...

13 Oct 2017

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