MyProperty News Feed http://www.myproperty.co.za Continued fundamental confidence in residential property market http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14358/Continued-fundamental-confidence-in-residential-property-market.aspx Posted: 1/24/2017 3:36:18 PM<br/><br/>Today’s (24 January 2017) announcement by the Monetary Policy Committee meeting that the repo rate remains unchanged is surely what is needed to help fuel increased activity in the residential property market, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.<br />Today’s (24 January 2017) announcement by the Monetary Policy Committee meeting that the repo rate remains unchanged is surely what is needed to help fuel increased activity in the residential property market, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.<br><br>“Amid su... 14358 2017-01-24T15:36:18.547 Church Square set for an upgrade http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14356/Church-Square-set-for-an-upgrade.aspx Posted: 1/24/2017 10:52:35 AM<br/><br/>The iconic Church Square in the heart of Pretoria will undergo an upgrade which will see more trees, lawns and, benches in the modern landscaped square to just name a few. This is all part of the rejuvenation of the CBD.<br />The iconic Church Square in the heart of <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/gauteng/pretoria/11/" target="_blank">Pretoria</a> will undergo an upgrade which will see more trees, lawns and, benches in the modern landscaped square to just name a few. This is all part of the rejuven... 14356 2017-01-24T10:52:35.233 Coastal property markets to the fore http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14355/Coastal-property-markets-to-the-fore.aspx Posted: 1/24/2017 9:19:02 AM<br/><br/>Despite an overall modest slowdown in house price growth in South Africa’s residential property market, with house price inflation averaging at 4.88 percent in 2016, which is only marginally below the 2015 national average of 5.34 percent, the three coastal metropolitan markets of Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay and Durban continue to outperform the interior metro markets.<br />Despite an overall modest slowdown in house price growth in South Africa’s residential property market, with house price inflation averaging at 4.88 percent in 2016, which is only marginally below the 2015 national average of 5.34 percent, the three coastal metropolitan markets of <a href="http://ww... 14355 2017-01-24T09:19:02.31 Should equity in the bond be used for debt? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14354/Should-equity-in-the-bond-be-used-for-debt--.aspx Posted: 1/24/2017 7:47:13 AM<br/><br/>Often car loans and credit cards accrue interest at a much higher rate than a home loan, which is why many people decide to take equity out of their home loan to pay off their other debts. Focusing on paying off debt with the highest interest rate is a very good financial strategy to implement, but is using a home loan to do it the best idea?<br />Often car loans and credit cards accrue interest at a much higher rate than a home loan, which is why many people decide to take equity out of their home loan to pay off their other debts. Focusing on paying off debt with the highest interest rate is a very good financial strategy to implement, but ... 14354 2017-01-24T07:47:13.103 Historic buildings in South Africa http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14352/Historic-buildings-in-South-Africa.aspx Posted: 1/23/2017 1:03:29 PM<br/><br/>From the historic Cape wine lands to the balmy beaches of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa has some of the most beautiful historic homes just waiting to be discovered<br />From the historic Cape wine lands to the balmy beaches of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa has some of the most beautiful historic homes just waiting to be discovered<br><br><strong>Carnarvon<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/HistoricHomes%20Carnarvon.jpg" alt="" style=""></strong><br... 14352 2017-01-23T13:03:29.343 Want to live on a remote island? This one needs a caretaker http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14351/Want-to-live-on-a-remote-island--This-one-needs-a-caretaker.aspx Posted: 1/23/2017 10:31:46 AM<br/><br/>Need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life? Then this remote island off the Australian coast might just be what you have been looking for.<br />Need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life? Then this remote island off the Australian coast might just be what you have been looking for.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/maxresdefault.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>The Tasmania Parks &amp; Wildlife Service is looking f... 14351 2017-01-23T10:31:46.11 Airbnb castles on Atlantic Seaboard http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14350/Airbnb-castles-on-Atlantic-Seaboard.aspx Posted: 1/23/2017 8:45:04 AM<br/><br/>The online short term letting platform, Airbnb allows property owners to list their apartments and homes to attract travellers and charge daily accommodation rates. In June 2016, there were about 7 500 Airbnb hosts in South Africa, making this a fast growing industry of its own.<br />The online short term letting platform, <a href="https://www.airbnb.com/s/Cape-Town--Western-Cape--South-Africa?guests=1&amp;adults=1&amp;children=0&amp;infants=0&amp;place_id=ChIJ1-4miA9QzB0Rh6ooKPzhf2g&amp;ss_id=1od500ge&amp;source=bb&amp;page=1&amp;s_tag=YicBgC-u&amp;allow_override%5B%5D=" target... 14350 2017-01-23T08:45:04.753 Boomers return to extended family living http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14348/Boomers-return-to-extended-family-living.aspx Posted: 1/21/2017 7:31:49 AM<br/><br/>Most of today’s grandparents are members of the Baby Boomer generation, which is renowned for doing just about everything in life really differently from their parents and all previous generations.<br />Most of today’s grandparents are members of the Baby Boomer generation, which is renowned for doing just about everything in life really differently from their parents and all previous generations.<br><br>“And true to form, they are now also challenging the stereotypes of retirement, grand-parenting... 14348 2017-01-21T07:31:49.257 Houghton ‘Superhome’ goes on sale for R110m http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14347/Houghton-‘Superhome’-goes-on-sale-for-R110m.aspx Posted: 1/20/2017 11:12:11 AM<br/><br/>There is a home on Houghton Ridge, overlooking the golden lights of Johannesburg, that is so opulent in both proportion and finish that it has been named Gatsby – in honour of the extravagant mansion that Scott Fitzgerald’s character Jay Gatsby built to impress his Daisy.<br />There is a home on Houghton Ridge, overlooking the golden lights of Johannesburg, that is so opulent in both proportion and finish that it has been named Gatsby – in honour of the extravagant mansion that Scott Fitzgerald’s character Jay Gatsby built to impress his Daisy.<br><br><img src="https://om... 14347 2017-01-20T11:12:11.757 A year of market shifts for the Atlantic Seaboard http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14346/A-year-of-market-shifts-for-the-Atlantic-Seaboard.aspx Posted: 1/20/2017 9:41:19 AM<br/><br/>Several emergent trends that have been germinating along the Atlantic Seaboard in recent years have now taken root and triggered significant market shifts along this sought-after coastline, with one in particular literally changing the property landscape.<br />Several emergent trends that have been germinating along the Atlantic Seaboard in recent years have now taken root and triggered significant market shifts along this sought-after coastline, with one in particular literally changing the property landscape.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/up... 14346 2017-01-20T09:41:19.36 The execution against the homes of indigent debtors http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14343/The-execution-against-the-homes-of-indigent-debtors.aspx Posted: 1/20/2017 7:54:59 AM<br/><br/>As seen in the case of FirstRand Bank Limited v Mdletye and another (98145/2015) [2016] ZAKZDHC 22 (1 July 2016) banks are often faced with the burdensome task of collecting bond payments when a client has fallen in arrears and often as a last resort will approach the court to obtain an order declaring the immovable property executable.<br /><em>(By Luanne Chance and Stephanie Goncalves, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)</em><br><br>As seen in the case of FirstRand Bank Limited v Mdletye and another (98145/2015) [2016] ZAKZDHC 22 (1 July 2016) banks are often faced with the burdensome task of collecting bond payments when a client has fallen in ar... 14343 2017-01-20T07:54:59.867 Paint and prepare before you move in http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14342/Paint-and-prepare-before-you-move-in.aspx Posted: 1/19/2017 2:40:57 PM<br/><br/>Every first-time homebuyer wants to add their personal touch to their property and turn their new house into a home. Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that a great way to do this at a reasonably low cost is by giving the property a fresh coat of paint. <br />Every first-time homebuyer wants to add their personal touch to their property and turn their new house into a home. Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that a great way to do this at a reasonably low cost is by giving the property a fresh coat of paint.<br><... 14342 2017-01-19T14:40:57.257 Old versus new in the Cape’s southern suburbs http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14341/Old-versus-new-in-the-Cape’s-southern-suburbs.aspx Posted: 1/19/2017 12:40:58 PM<br/><br/>The demand for new-builds has caught up with that of pre-owned houses in the sought-after suburbs at the “back” of Table Mountain. But does the value of the area’s shiny new homes match up to that of its period charmers? <br />The demand for new-builds has caught up with that of pre-owned houses in the sought-after suburbs at the “back” of Table Mountain. But does the value of the area’s shiny new homes match up to that of its period charmers?&nbsp;<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/ChasOldVersusNew.jp... 14341 2017-01-19T12:40:58.273 Property Statistics: The Most Expensive Streets in South Africa http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14339/Property-Statistics--The-Most-Expensive-Streets-in-South-Africa.aspx Posted: 1/19/2017 10:27:38 AM<br/><br/>The latest data from Lightstone reveals where the most expensive streets are in South Africa based on historic and comparative data.<br />The latest data from Lightstone reveals where the most expensive streets are in South Africa based on historic and comparative data.<br><br>From the data that was collected the most expensive street in South Africa is <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/Property-Search.aspx?stype=poi&amp;rdc=0&amp;... 14339 2017-01-19T10:27:38.443 Insurance implications of a flawed property valuation http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14338/Insurance-implications-of-a-flawed-property-valuation.aspx Posted: 1/19/2017 7:43:44 AM<br/><br/>The property valuation system in Cape Town was recently under question when investigations revealed the value of some properties were increased, which led to increased tariffs and taxes for homeowners.<br />The property valuation system in Cape Town was recently under question when investigations revealed the value of some properties were increased, which led to increased tariffs and taxes for homeowners.<br><br>A flawed property valuation could have a severe financial impact for the homeowner and lead... 14338 2017-01-19T07:43:44.397 Property Pick - Contemporary beauty in Bloemfontein http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14337/Property-Pick---Contemporary-beauty-in-Bloemfontein.aspx Posted: 1/18/2017 4:05:46 PM<br/><br/>No expense was spared in the design, construction and interior finishes of this charming contemporary home situated in the popular Woodland Hills, Bloemfontein<br />No expense was spared in the design, construction and interior finishes of this charming contemporary home situated in the popular Woodland Hills, Bloemfontein<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/20178.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><em><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-s... 14337 2017-01-18T16:05:46.037 Household safety tips that every child should know http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14335/Household-safety-tips-that-every-child-should-know.aspx Posted: 1/18/2017 12:17:54 PM<br/><br/>Home should be a haven and sanctuary where children can grow up enjoying their informative years. However, there are dangers and elements that children should be aware of to ensure their safety.<br />Home should be a haven and sanctuary where children can grow up enjoying their informative years. However, there are dangers and elements that children should be aware of to ensure their safety. <br><br>Teaching children about home safety is imperative and could potentially be life-saving, says Adri... 14335 2017-01-18T12:17:54.077 Estate Living - Top residential estates in South Africa http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14334/Estate-Living---Top-residential-estates-in-South-Africa.aspx Posted: 1/18/2017 10:15:56 AM<br/><br/>The popularity of residential estates in South Africa doesn’t show any sign of slowing down which can be attributed to the security and lifestyle they offer. We take a look at a few of these estates and what they offer home buyers.<br />The popularity of residential estates in South Africa doesn’t show any sign of slowing down which can be attributed to the security and lifestyle they offer. We take a look at a few of these estates and what they offer home buyers.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Residential%20... 14334 2017-01-18T10:15:56.967 Bond’s yacht now for sale through Engel & Völkers Yachting http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14332/Bond’s-yacht-now-for-sale-through-Engel---Völkers-Yachting-.aspx Posted: 1/18/2017 9:27:01 AM<br/><br/>Today’s luxury yachts are much more than just a seafaring vessel - they are floating luxury homes and Engel & Völkers Yachting is marketing one such schooner with Hollywood links.<br />Today’s luxury yachts are much more than just a seafaring vessel - they are floating luxury homes and Engel &amp; Völkers Yachting is marketing one such schooner with Hollywood links.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Regina%20(c)%20Engel%20%20V%C3%B6lkers%20Yachting%20(4).jpg" a... 14332 2017-01-18T09:27:01.973 Bridging the generation gap to gain the edge in the prevailing market http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14331/Bridging-the-generation-gap-to-gain-the-edge-in-the-prevailing-market.aspx Posted: 1/18/2017 7:48:37 AM<br/><br/>Economists are predicting another tough year ahead as political uncertainty and a flat economy continue into 2017, further squeezing an increasingly subdued property market and shrinking investor pool.<br />Economists are predicting another tough year ahead as political uncertainty and a flat economy continue into 2017, further squeezing an increasingly subdued property market and shrinking investor pool.<br><br>However, while realistically priced homes in most areas will always eventually find a buyer... 14331 2017-01-18T07:48:37.593 Home Design: Trends we love in 2017 http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14330/Home-Design--Trends-we-love-in-2017.aspx Posted: 1/17/2017 10:14:25 AM<br/><br/>From fresh colours to faux leather, 2017 is set to be a big year for home interiors and we take a look at some of the trends we cannot wait to try out!<br />From fresh colours to faux leather, 2017 is set to be a big year for home interiors and we take a look at some of the trends we cannot wait to try out!<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/2.png" alt="" style=""><br><br><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14295/Colour-Inspirat... 14330 2017-01-17T10:14:25.687 Bergvliet’s thriving market reached new highs http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14329/Bergvliet’s-thriving-market-reached-new-highs.aspx Posted: 1/17/2017 9:13:21 AM<br/><br/>The tranquil, unassuming suburb of Bergvliet in Cape Town’s Constantia Valley achieved record sale prices in 2016 despite the national economic slump, with average house prices increasing by some 10% since the end of 2015.<br />The tranquil, unassuming suburb of <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/western-cape/cape-town/bergvliet/3470" target="_blank">Bergvliet in Cape Town’s Constantia Valley</a> achieved record sale prices in 2016 despite the national economic slump, with average house prices increasin... 14329 2017-01-17T09:13:21.277 A buyer's guide to keeping track of properties http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14327/A-buyer-s-guide-to-keeping-track-of-properties.aspx Posted: 1/17/2017 7:46:58 AM<br/><br/>While it may sound like a reasonably easy thing to do, finding the ideal home may take a little more time and effort than most expect, especially if the potential buyer doesn’t follow any specific process.<br />While it may sound like a reasonably easy thing to do, finding the ideal home may take a little more time and effort than most expect, especially if the potential buyer doesn’t follow any specific process. Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, says that much of the ... 14327 2017-01-17T07:46:58.507 Property Pick - Elegant living in Pretoria http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14326/Property-Pick---Elegant-living-in-Pretoria.aspx Posted: 1/16/2017 4:00:00 PM<br/><br/>Situated in the sought-after Pretoria East estate, Mooikloof Equestrian Estate, our Property Pick of the day is an elegant home with more than just modern convenience. ?<br />Situated in the sought-after Pretoria East estate, Mooikloof Equestrian Estate, our Property Pick of the day is an elegant home with more than just modern convenience. <br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/20176.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><em><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/prope... 14326 2017-01-16T16:00:00 Rental essentials for seniors http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14321/Rental-essentials-for-seniors.aspx Posted: 1/16/2017 12:04:35 PM<br/><br/>The Baby Boomer generation is renowned for being non-conformist – and its members are once again doing things differently when it comes to deciding where to live in their later years.<br />The Baby Boomer generation is renowned for being non-conformist – and its members are once again doing things differently when it comes to deciding where to live in their later years.<br>&nbsp;<br>“Not only are they downsizing, which is to be expected,” says Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet estate a... 14321 2017-01-16T12:04:35.847 Consumer Confidence key to Residential Property Market Recovery in 2017 http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14320/Consumer-Confidence-key-to-Residential-Property-Market-Recovery-in-2017.aspx Posted: 1/16/2017 10:29:41 AM<br/><br/>Consumer confidence as a driver of long-term decision making will be the key to the recovery of the residential property market in 2017.<br />Consumer confidence as a driver of long-term decision making will be the key to the recovery of the residential property market in 2017.<br>&nbsp;<br>While rebounding slightly towards the end of 2016, consumer confidence has been at levels not seen since 1993 and below levels during the global finan... 14320 2017-01-16T10:29:41.35 Krugesdorp - Property in demand on Robert Broom Drive http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14318/Krugesdorp---Property-in-demand-on-Robert-Broom-Drive.aspx Posted: 1/16/2017 7:46:18 AM<br/><br/>Robert Broom is one of the main arteries that runs through Krugersdorp in the Westrand, crossing through Noordheuwel, Rangeview and past the Sugarbush Estate. Residential property in these areas are increasingly in demand as they offer great value both in terms of sectional title and freehold properties and access to good schools and amenities.<br /><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/Property-Search.aspx?stype=poi&amp;rdc=0&amp;area=Robert%20Broom%20Dr&amp;radius=2&amp;lat=-26.0774578&amp;lng=%2027.779224200000044&amp;statusType=0.-1&amp;build=0&amp;garages=0&amp;baths=0&amp;beds=0&amp;minPrice=0&amp;maxPrice=1000000000&amp;fa=Robert%20Broom%... 14318 2017-01-16T07:46:18.553 Evaluating multiple offers http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14317/Evaluating-multiple-offers.aspx Posted: 1/14/2017 7:42:58 AM<br/><br/>Sellers sometimes receive more than one offer to purchase (OTP) on their properties at a time, especially for homes in sought-after areas, says Adrian Goslett, regional director and chief executive of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br />Sellers sometimes receive more than one offer to purchase (OTP) on their properties at a time, especially for homes in sought-after areas, says Adrian Goslett, regional director and chief executive of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br><br>“It might be tempting to simply accept the highest offer, but thi... 14317 2017-01-14T07:42:58.7 I can’t pay my rent – what do I do now? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14312/I-can’t-pay-my-rent-–-what-do-I-do-now-.aspx Posted: 1/13/2017 7:00:00 AM<br/><br/>Even the most frugal of households can only make their money go so far, so what happens when disaster strikes and your income takes an unexpected dip, leaving you with empty pockets when it’s time to pay rent?<br />Most South Africans are fairly adept at stretching a pay cheque when necessary, thanks to our unpredictable economy, high unemployment rate, and skyrocketing living expenses. Of course, even the most frugal of households can only make their money go so far, so what happens when disaster strikes and ... 14312 2017-01-13T07:00:00 Sales picking up pace at Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate near Dullstroom http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14313/Sales-picking-up-pace-at-Highland-Gate-Golf-and-Trout-Estate-near-Dullstroom.aspx Posted: 1/13/2017 7:00:00 AM<br/><br/>Construction of homes is now well under way in the 774ha Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate situated on the edge of the Steenkampsberg plateau some 14km from the scenic town of Dullstroom in Mpumalanga.<br />Construction of homes is now well under way in the 774ha Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate situated on the edge of the Steenkampsberg plateau some 14km from the scenic town of Dullstroom in Mpumalanga.&nbsp;<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Dullstroom%20Highland%20Gate%20R3.5m... 14313 2017-01-13T07:00:00 House hunting in the New Year? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14314/House-hunting-in-the-New-Year-.aspx Posted: 1/13/2017 7:00:00 AM<br/><br/>If you are thinking of getting onto the housing ladder in the New Year, visiting show houses must be on your ‘to do’ list. Although a great starting point, newcomers to the market may not always know how to navigate their way through show houses. These top tips from Seeff are sure to help you on your way to your first or next dream house.<br />If you are thinking of getting onto the housing ladder in the New Year, visiting show houses must be on your ‘to do’ list. Although a great starting point, newcomers to the market may not always know how to navigate their way through show houses. These top tips from Seeff are sure to help you on you... 14314 2017-01-13T07:00:00 Simplify meetings held in sectional title schemes http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14311/Simplify-meetings-held-in-sectional-title-schemes.aspx Posted: 1/12/2017 11:54:26 AM<br/><br/>The new Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA) came into effect on 7 October 2016. While this act repealed several provisions of the Sectional Titles Act of 1986 (STA), the one does not replace the other entirely, says Mandi Hanekom, operations manager of sectional title finance company Propell. <br />The new Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA) came into effect on 7 October 2016. While this act repealed several provisions of the Sectional Titles Act of 1986 (STA), the one does not replace the other entirely, says Mandi Hanekom, operations manager of sectional title finance company Prop... 14311 2017-01-12T11:54:26.767 Decor Inspiration: The Home Office http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14309/Decor-Inspiration--The-Home-Office.aspx Posted: 1/12/2017 10:04:15 AM<br/><br/>Yes, the holidays are well and truly over - but going back to work shouldn’t be a bland and boring affair. The home office is going to rock 2017 and we take a look at some decor inspiration and tips on how to achieve the ultimate goal-crushing space.<br />Yes, the holidays are well and truly over - but going back to work shouldn’t be a bland and boring affair. The home office is going to rock 2017 and we take a look at some decor inspiration and tips on how to achieve the ultimate goal-crushing space.<br><br><strong>Privacy Please<br><br></strong><im... 14309 2017-01-12T10:04:15.103 Long, slow haul ahead for home-building industry http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14307/Long,-slow-haul-ahead-for-home-building-industry.aspx Posted: 1/12/2017 7:58:55 AM<br/><br/>Construction, and especially residential construction, is a major creator of employment and ultimately also of housing demand, so it is always worrying when the home-building sector goes into decline, says Bill Rawson, Chairman of the Rawson Property Group.<br />Construction, and especially residential construction, is a major creator of employment and ultimately also of housing demand, so it is always worrying when the home-building sector goes into decline, says Bill Rawson, Chairman of the Rawson Property Group.<br><br>“And the latest available figures f... 14307 2017-01-12T07:58:55.36 You got to love the house you buy http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14306/You-got-to-love-the-house-you-buy.aspx Posted: 1/11/2017 12:18:40 PM<br/><br/>Property is a long-term investment, in fact, on average it takes a minimum of approximately five years to see real returns on a property sale, provided there are no other unusual circumstances. <br />Property is a long-term investment, in fact, on average it takes a minimum of approximately five years to see real returns on a property sale, provided there are no other unusual circumstances. &nbsp;<br><br>Given the fact that most buyers will end up staying in the home they purchase for some time,... 14306 2017-01-11T12:18:40.99 Mark Zuckerberg on building ‘Jarvis’ http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14305/Mark-Zuckerberg-on-building-‘Jarvis’.aspx Posted: 1/11/2017 10:40:15 AM<br/><br/>Early on in 2016, Mark Zuckerberg set out to build a home AI that would be reminiscent of Jarvis in Iron Man - he recently wrote about building this system and the challenges involved in home automation.<br />Early on in 2016, <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/12498/Mark-Zuckerberg-wants-to-build-a-home-AI.aspx" target="_blank">Mark Zuckerberg set out to build a home AI</a> that would be reminiscent of Jarvis in <strong><em>Iron Man</em></strong> - he recently wrote about building this system and... 14305 2017-01-11T10:40:15.963 Big rewards for high-end landlords in Cape Town http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14304/Big-rewards-for-high-end-landlords-in-Cape-Town.aspx Posted: 1/11/2017 9:00:40 AM<br/><br/>Stratospheric holiday rentals and equally steep long-term leases put the Atlantic Seaboard’s buy-to-let investors in the pound seats.<br />Stratospheric holiday rentals and equally steep long-term leases put the Atlantic Seaboard’s buy-to-let investors in the pound seats.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/ChasAtlanticRental3.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><em>Holidaymakers will love the outdoor entertainment area of this ... 14304 2017-01-11T09:00:40.04 The product shaking up residential rentals http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14303/The-product-shaking-up-residential-rentals.aspx Posted: 1/11/2017 7:48:56 AM<br/><br/>In today’s economy, it isn’t easy for every tenant to produce a sizeable deposit to secure a property. But often two or even three months’ worth of rent is required, making many tenants fall short of consideration.<br />In today’s economy, it isn’t easy for every tenant to produce a sizeable deposit to secure a <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/to-rent/" target="_blank">rental property</a>. But often two or even three months’ worth of rent is required, making many tenants fall short of consideration.<br... 14303 2017-01-11T07:48:56.587 Property Pick - Exclusive living in Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14302/Property-Pick---Exclusive-living-in-Serengeti-Golf-and-Wildlife-Estate.aspx Posted: 1/10/2017 4:53:19 PM<br/><br/>A stunning home in the highly sought-after Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate situated in Kempton Park is our Property Pick of the day with its world-class finishes and contemporary design.<br />The double story home leads from the front entrance into the living areas comprising a formal lounge, bar area and dining room. Step out through the aluminum stacking doors onto the covered patio which leads into the magnificent manicured garden with irrigation and pool providing absolute tranquilit... 14302 2017-01-10T16:53:19.087 Is it worthwhile buying a fixer-upper? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14300/Is-it-worthwhile-buying-a-fixer-upper-.aspx Posted: 1/10/2017 12:13:58 PM<br/><br/>Purchasing a fixer-upper can be an extremely beneficial financial endeavour. However, only if the buyer has taken the time to do their research and followed the right procedures to ensure they are making a sound investment decision, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br />Purchasing a fixer-upper can be an extremely beneficial financial endeavour. However, only if the buyer has taken the time to do their research and followed the right procedures to ensure they are making a sound investment decision, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Souther... 14300 2017-01-10T12:13:58.06 Neighbourhoods we love: Woodstock, Cape Town http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14299/Neighbourhoods-we-love--Woodstock,-Cape-Town.aspx Posted: 1/10/2017 9:34:27 AM<br/><br/>Trendy and a favourite with millennial couples, the Cape Town suburb of Woodstock is experiencing a renewal and with its mix of modern and Victorian charm it is easy to see why it is so popular. <br />Trendy and a favourite with millennial couples, the Cape Town suburb of Woodstock is experiencing a renewal and with its mix of modern and Victorian charm it is easy to see why it is so popular.&nbsp;<br><br><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d26484.636561240484!2d18.4... 14299 2017-01-10T09:34:27.167 The booming belt of Jozi’s North http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14298/The-booming-belt-of-Jozi’s-North.aspx Posted: 1/10/2017 8:21:10 AM<br/><br/>While densification has driven property investment in major development nodes across Johannesburg’s north for the past decade, changing buyer wish lists and pervasive economic pressure are creating new purchasing patterns and a distinctly different value perspective.<br />While densification has driven property investment in major development nodes across <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/gauteng/johannesburg/109/" target="_blank">Johannesburg</a>’s north for the past decade, changing buyer wish lists and pervasive economic pressure are creating ... 14298 2017-01-10T08:21:10.843 Schools impact home values http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14297/Schools-impact-home-values.aspx Posted: 1/10/2017 7:04:14 AM<br/><br/>The one amenity that has the largest impact on property-buying decisions are schools, this is because they have an influence on both the housing prices in the area and children’s education.<br /><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14293/Are-you-financially-ready-to-own-a-home-.aspx" target="_blank">Purchasing a property</a> is a large financial commitment, and as such, there are several vital aspects that buyers need to consider before taking the final step towards homeownership, says... 14297 2017-01-10T07:04:14.177 Slower sales, stalling prices and weaker, but stable property market expected for 2017 http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14296/Slower-sales,-stalling-prices-and-weaker,-but-stable-property-market-expected-for-2017.aspx Posted: 1/9/2017 11:57:07 AM<br/><br/>Slower sales, stalling house prices, rising consumer debt and affordability challenges will dominate the housing market in 2017, according to Samuel Seeff, chairman of the Seeff Property Group.<br />Slower sales, stalling house prices, rising consumer debt and affordability challenges will dominate the housing market in 2017, according to Samuel Seeff, chairman of the Seeff Property Group.<br><br>However, he is keeping his outlook for the market into the early part of next year as stable.<br><b... 14296 2017-01-09T11:57:07.567 Colour Inspiration: 2017 is all about Greenery http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14295/Colour-Inspiration--2017-is-all-about-Greenery.aspx Posted: 1/9/2017 10:26:22 AM<br/><br/>Described as a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring,” Pantone’s Colour of Year selection for 2017 is called ‘Greenery’ and we have to say that we just love this new fresh shade!<br />Described as a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring,” Pantone’s Colour of Year selection for 2017 is called ‘Greenery’ and we have to say that we just love this new fresh shade!<br><br><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8zC75u81VKg... 14295 2017-01-09T10:26:22.267 Negative aspects that influence property values http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14294/Negative-aspects-that-influence-property-values.aspx Posted: 1/9/2017 8:46:07 AM<br/><br/>Research reveals that it only takes a prospective buyer a few minutes to decide whether they like a home or not, which is why it is essential that the home makes an excellent first impression, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br />Research reveals that it only takes a prospective buyer a few minutes to decide whether they like a home or not, which is why it is essential that the home makes an excellent first impression, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br><br>He adds that while ther... 14294 2017-01-09T08:46:07.46 Are you financially ready to own a home? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14293/Are-you-financially-ready-to-own-a-home-.aspx Posted: 1/9/2017 7:43:09 AM<br/><br/>Since the National Credit Act came into effect, prospective homebuyers have been required to have their financial affairs in order before they apply for a bond.<br />Since the National Credit Act came into effect, prospective homebuyers have been required to have their financial affairs in order before they apply for a bond. While banks have become slightly less stringent since the act's inception, financial institutions are likely to tighten up their lending cr... 14293 2017-01-09T07:43:09.837 Ongoing demand for homes to rent in KZN http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14284/Ongoing-demand-for-homes-to-rent-in-KZN.aspx Posted: 12/23/2016 8:28:39 AM<br/><br/>The demand for residential property to let in various conveniently situated hubs around KwaZulu-Natal continues unabated, particularly among younger, career-minded buyers who may not yet have access to sufficient capital and credit in order to put down a deposit and acquire their own homes.<br />The demand for residential property to let in various conveniently situated hubs around KwaZulu-Natal continues unabated, particularly among younger, career-minded buyers who may not yet have access to sufficient capital and credit in order to put down a deposit and acquire their own homes.<br><br><... 14284 2016-12-23T08:28:39.197 Luxury Atlantic Seaboard property gives Monaco a run for its money http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14280/Luxury-Atlantic-Seaboard-property-gives-Monaco-a-run-for-its-money.aspx Posted: 12/20/2016 11:48:31 AM<br/><br/>It might come at a hefty price tag, but prime property on the Atlantic Seaboard is still 10 times cheaper than anything offered in its European counterpart. <br />It might come at a hefty price tag, but prime property on the Atlantic Seaboard is still 10 times cheaper than anything offered in its European counterpart.&nbsp;<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/AtlanticLuxury2.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><em>Situated within walking distance of th... 14280 2016-12-20T11:48:31.25 The residential property market in 2017 http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14279/The-residential-property-market-in-2017.aspx Posted: 12/20/2016 10:04:08 AM<br/><br/>The residential property market has had its ups and downs during 2016 as the economy stagnates, the Reserve Bank started hiking interest rates again and consumers struggle with household debt-to-income<br />The residential property market has had its ups and downs during 2016 as the economy stagnates, the Reserve Bank started hiking interest rates again and consumers struggle with household debt-to-income. What’s in store for 2017; slowing property price growth – with a few notable exceptions - an incr... 14279 2016-12-20T10:04:08.01