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Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricks
Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricksArticle

While the recent PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey found that the key challenges agents currently face are a shrinking viable tenant pool, lower tenant affordability and high arrears...

2 days ago

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

#BehindtheBrandManager: Deirdre Moore, chief brand officer, Just Property
#BehindtheBrandManager: Deirdre Moore, chief brand officer, Just PropertyArticle

With a wealth of knowledge and experience behind her, Deirdre Moore leads the creative team at Just Property...

Sindy Peters 26 Apr 2021

Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker Survey
Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker SurveyArticle

In this report, we discuss the first quarter 2021 results of the rental market component of our FNB Commercial Property Broker Survey...

John Loos 20 Apr 2021

Flisp partnership answers property dreams
Flisp partnership answers property dreamsArticle

First-time home buyers in South Africa now have added support to get their foot on the first rung of the property ladder, thanks to a new partnership between LexisNexis South Africa and MDW Inc...

Issued by LexisNexis 20 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property group
#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property groupArticle

Established in 1976 by the late property and real estate icon Pam Golding, the Pam Golding Property group has since achieved world-class status...

Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2021

Get your free digital copy of Public Sector Leaders (PSL) April edition - out now!
Get your free digital copy of Public Sector Leaders (PSL) April edition - out now!Article

Human rights and constitutional democracy are the golden threads which run through this bumper April edition of Public Sector Leaders...

Issued by Topco Media 15 Apr 2021

Unprecedented activity in housing market following lockdown - Re/Max Q1 2021 report
Unprecedented activity in housing market following lockdown - Re/Max Q1 2021 reportArticle

Since South Africa emerged from hard lockdown in June 2020, the local property market has been seeing unprecedented levels of activity driven by pent-up demand...

13 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

High levels of financial pressure-related selling perceived in commercial property sector - FNB survey
High levels of financial pressure-related selling perceived in commercial property sector - FNB surveyArticle

We continue with the first quarter 2021 results of our FNB Commercial Property Broker Survey, which surveys a sample of commercial property brokers in the six major metros of South Africa...

John Loos 8 Apr 2021

Final chance to enter Private Property's innovative Sherlock Homes competition - with a chance to WIN big!
Final chance to enter Private Property's innovative Sherlock Homes competition - with a chance to WIN big!Article

Private Property's innovative Sherlock Homes competition is well underway, with thousands of people joining in the hunt every week...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 7 Apr 2021

FNB records 46% uptick in secondary property purchases in Q4 2020
FNB records 46% uptick in secondary property purchases in Q4 2020Article

FNB has reported a 46% increase in the total number of buyers who purchased secondary properties in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the fourth quarter of 2019...

7 Apr 2021

Accor opens internationally-branded hotel in Bridgwater
Accor opens internationally-branded hotel in BridgwaterArticle

The new-build property is the first ibis hotel in the UK to showcase Accor's new Plaza-design throughout...

31 Mar 2021

Tenant payment performance recovering but requires tough administration
Tenant payment performance recovering but requires tough administrationArticle

A 'full' recovery to pre-lockdown tenant payment performance levels is yet to be achieved, however, the sector is showing signs of recovery...

30 Mar 2021

SARB has missed the mark, interest rate stimulus vital for economy
SARB has missed the mark, interest rate stimulus vital for economyArticle

The Reserve Bank has completely missed the mark with their decision to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%)...

Samuel Seeff 26 Mar 2021

Predictable outcome as interest rate holds steady
Predictable outcome as interest rate holds steadyArticle

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has again announced that interest rates will remain stable, keeping the repo rate at 3.5% and the prime lending rate at 7%...

Adrian Goslett 25 Mar 2021

Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 survey
Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 surveyArticle

Over 40% of brokers surveyed see office-bound companies revising their office space needs and in many cases downscaling. The planned downscaling is not only due to greater levels of work-from-home, however...

John Loos 25 Mar 2021

Residential property boom predicted to continue into 2021
Residential property boom predicted to continue into 2021Article

According to Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of MultiNet Home Loans, the notion of pent-up demand driving the current residential property boom has long been thrown out the window...

23 Mar 2021

Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyond
Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyondArticle

FNB Commercial Property Finance recently held its Quarterly Property Market briefing and the focus was on key retail property themes...

John Loos 23 Mar 2021

An economic success story: How interest rate cuts grew the demand for property by 35%
An economic success story: How interest rate cuts grew the demand for property by 35%Article

The surprise turnaround of the residential property market is possibly the greatest economic highlight of the past year...

Carl Coetzee 18 Mar 2021

New guard in real estate beginning to make their distinctive mark
New guard in real estate beginning to make their distinctive markArticle

Doing things differently, the new guard of real estate agents are beginning to make their distinctive mark on the industry, says Yael Geffen...

18 Mar 2021

Youth most optimistic about property investment - survey
Youth most optimistic about property investment - surveyArticle

According to the recently released Absa Homeowner Sentiment Index, aspirant buyers between the ages of 18-24 have the highest positive sentiment towards property investment...

15 Mar 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: Tax relief, further fiscal consolidation welcomed
#BudgetSpeech2021: Tax relief, further fiscal consolidation welcomedArticle

Apart from the commitment made to the urgent rollout of the vaccination programme, of comfort to debt-burdened consumers is the announcement...

Dr Andrew Golding 25 Feb 2021

Positive budget welcome news for homeowners and consumers
Positive budget welcome news for homeowners and consumersArticle

Finance minister Tito Mboweni presented a "positive budget" under challenging circumstances, perhaps the most challenging over the last 27 years...

Samuel Seeff 24 Feb 2021

Undeterred by Covid-19, private capital continues to invest in commercial real estate
Undeterred by Covid-19, private capital continues to invest in commercial real estateArticle

According to Knight Frank's 2021 edition of The Wealth Report, private capital has been undeterred by the Covid-19 pandemic...

24 Feb 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

TPN Tenant Survey: 75% of tenants reported loss of income during lockdown
TPN Tenant Survey: 75% of tenants reported loss of income during lockdownArticle

According to specialised credit bureau TPN, residential rentals were -0.75% cheaper on average for the last quarter of 2020. However, the Gauteng High Court's recent ruling...

18 Feb 2021

Can real estate contribute towards rebuilding South Africa's crippled economy?
Can real estate contribute towards rebuilding South Africa's crippled economy?Article

Despite President Ramaphosa's optimistic analogies of fynbos re-emerging after fire, 2021's State of the Nation Address made it clear that South Africa...

Tony Clarke 16 Feb 2021

#Budget2021: What the real estate industry can expect
#Budget2021: What the real estate industry can expectArticle

As we await the National Budget Speech later this month, many investors and roleplayers in the real estate industry are holding their breath to gauge the year ahead...

Pearl Scheltema 15 Feb 2021

Property, tax and SONA
Property, tax and SONAArticle

As is expected after a year like no other, the primary focus of the President's 2021 State of the Nation Address was the Covid-19 pandemic...

John Jack 15 Feb 2021

3 ways to earn more money from your property
3 ways to earn more money from your propertyArticle

Property assets can be leveraged in many ways - both in the short- and the long-term. For those looking for a few ideas, here are some creative ways to earn more money from your property...

11 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

How to increase the value of your property in a competitive market
How to increase the value of your property in a competitive marketArticle

Covid-19 has and continues to drive new trends in the property market - large gardens, studies and fibre internet are the...

Marcél du Toit 10 Feb 2021

Lesser known property sub-sectors offer hope for battle-scarred investors
Lesser known property sub-sectors offer hope for battle-scarred investorsArticle

Despite the patchy property performance last year, there are still pockets of excellence for the smart investor...

Gary Palmer 8 Feb 2021

Unpacking the growing trend of women investing in property
Unpacking the growing trend of women investing in propertyArticle

In a recent Instagram Live session on The Thando Channel, the topic of women's growing participation in the property market was addressed...

5 Feb 2021

What to expect from the industrial property market in 2021
What to expect from the industrial property market in 2021Article

The industrial property market in 2021 is certainly not an easy one to predict. However, learning from the past year's events...

Tony Bales 4 Feb 2021

Prime global residential property market outlook shows strength, ongoing stability
Prime global residential property market outlook shows strength, ongoing stabilityArticle

According to Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index, despite the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, the market for prime global residential...

3 Feb 2021

Impact of Covid-19 on the real estate sector
Impact of Covid-19 on the real estate sectorArticle

The challenge for investors today is identifying those real estate sectors that are thriving in the current market environment and those...

Sherry Rexroad 29 Jan 2021

Pandemic 'jet fuel' for online retail
Pandemic 'jet fuel' for online retailArticle

While online shopping in South Africa was already seeing noteworthy gains before Covid-19 hit, the past 10 months has seen it go through the roof...

Issued by imagineNATION Alliance 29 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spaces
#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spacesArticle

As the fight against Covid-19 rages on, the property sector shows a bag of mixed results with some parts of the sector...

Herbert Seabelo Theledi 28 Jan 2021

Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?
Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?Article

"As much as the pandemic exposed vulnerabilities, it has also revealed unseen opportunities. By and large it tested business continuity, planning, digital ecosystems and their stretch capabilities...

Michael Smollan 28 Jan 2021

6 factors hanging in the balance for property in 2021
6 factors hanging in the balance for property in 2021Article

Having started 2020 in recession, only to be hit by Covid-19, few would have predicted a successful year for property...

Schalk van der Merwe 25 Jan 2021

SA home market continues positive performance in 2021
SA home market continues positive performance in 2021Article

According to Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of Multinet Home Loans, the local residential property market has continued to boom amidst the Covid-19 pandemic...

25 Jan 2021

BetterBond CEO welcomes unchanged repo rate, good start to 2021
BetterBond CEO welcomes unchanged repo rate, good start to 2021Article

BetterBond CEO Carl Coetzee has welcomed the Monetary Policy Committee's recent decision to hold the repo rate steady at 3.5%...

25 Jan 2021

Interest rate disappoints as second wave could eat into property and economic gains
Interest rate disappoints as second wave could eat into property and economic gainsArticle

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is disappointing for the economy and property market...

Samuel Seeff 22 Jan 2021

Repo rate remains unchanged, still room for a further cut
Repo rate remains unchanged, still room for a further cutArticle

While a further reduction to the interest rate would have been a bonus for aspirant first-time home buyers and existing homeowners...

Dr Andrew Golding 21 Jan 2021

#StartupStory: Filmspace connects property owners to filmmakers
#StartupStory: Filmspace connects property owners to filmmakersArticle

Filmspace, a local tech startup company, aims to make the industry more accessible by connecting professional filmmakers to property owners...

Johannes Masiteng 21 Jan 2021

2021 is the ultimate property investment year - here's why
2021 is the ultimate property investment year - here's whyArticle

If you've been holding out for the perfect time to leap into the property market, you're not going to be disappointed this year...

Craig Mott 21 Jan 2021

Where is the housing market headed in 2021?
Where is the housing market headed in 2021?Article

After the worst economic downturn in decades, economic growth is still widely expected to show some positive growth of around 3% this year...

Dr Andrew Golding 19 Jan 2021

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