MyProperty News Feed http://www.myproperty.co.za Norwood’s market stability underpinned by value and diversity http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14500/Norwood’s-market-stability-underpinned-by-value-and-diversity.aspx Posted: 2/21/2017 10:26:28 AM<br/><br/>Despite a dip in sales volumes last year, property values in Norwood have continued to grow at a steady pace and 2017 has kicked off on a promising note with 24 (40%) of the 60 sales concluded between February 2016 and the end of January this year being is the last three months.<br />Despite a dip in sales volumes last year, property values in Norwood have continued to grow at a steady pace and 2017 has kicked off on a promising note with 24 (40%) of the 60 sales concluded between February 2016 and the end of January this year being is the last three months.<br><br><img src="htt... 14500 2017-02-21T10:26:28.593 Breaking down Estate Agents’ commission – what they (really) do to earn their daily bread http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14499/Breaking-down-Estate-Agents’-commission-–-what-they--really--do-to-earn-their-daily-bread.aspx Posted: 2/21/2017 9:01:08 AM<br/><br/>It’s not uncommon for people who are embarking on the business of buying or selling property for the first time to wonder exactly what estate agents do to earn their commission, with many assuming that it’s simply a matter of popping a sale board on the lawn and hosting a show house or two to conclude the deal<br />It’s not uncommon for people who are embarking on the business of buying or selling property for the first time to wonder exactly what <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/estate-agents/" target="_blank">estate agents</a> do to earn their commission, with many assuming that it’s simply a ma... 14499 2017-02-21T09:01:08.677 Property Pick - Exclusivity in Pretoria http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14491/Property-Pick---Exclusivity-in-Pretoria.aspx Posted: 2/20/2017 4:00:00 PM<br/><br/>A stunning family home with world-class finishes situated in the sought-after Rietvlei Ridge Country Estate, Pretoria is our Property Pick of the day - and it is easy to see why!<br />This home offers the best in finishes combined with practical, stylish living for the whole family. Open the front door and immediately feel at home. <br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/201744.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><em><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/riet... 14491 2017-02-20T16:00:00 Fibre Neighbourhoods - Where can I find them? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14497/Fibre-Neighbourhoods---Where-can-I-find-them-.aspx Posted: 2/20/2017 1:15:00 PM<br/><br/>Polls have indicated that South Africans are willing to pay more for a home that is fibre ready and that internet coverage does play a role in the property buying decision - but where are these elusive neighbourhoods?<br />Polls have indicated that South Africans are willing to pay more for a home that is fibre ready and that internet coverage does play a role in the property buying decision - but where are these elusive neighbourhoods?<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Doe... 14497 2017-02-20T13:15:00.047 Purchasing property and compliance certificates – great expectations? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14494/Purchasing-property-and-compliance-certificates-–-great-expectations-.aspx Posted: 2/20/2017 12:45:21 PM<br/><br/>Offers to purchase generally include a clause providing for the seller to obtain Certificates of Compliance for Water, Electrical, Beetle, Gas and Electrical Fencing, where applicable. <br /><em>(Article by Laurence van Blerck - Chartered Accountant and an Estate Agent with Knight Frank Residential Property)</em><br><br>An estate agent should always encourage a seller to disclose any defects in the property prior to sale. Such disclosures should always be reduced to writing and be annex... 14494 2017-02-20T12:45:21.327 Pros and cons of buying a property through a trust http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14493/Pros-and-cons-of-buying-a-property-through-a-trust.aspx Posted: 2/20/2017 10:30:40 AM<br/><br/> With the costs involved in setting up a trust, why do some people still use this entity to purchase property?<br />A trust is a legal entity created by a trust founder that can be used to purchase and own property. Once a trust is created, all assets are placed into the trust by either the trust founder donating the assets to the trust or the trust buying the assets. If the assets are donated to the trust, then ... 14493 2017-02-20T10:30:40.143 Building date confirmed for soon-to-be tallest building in Cape Town http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14488/Building-date-confirmed-for-soon-to-be-tallest-building-in-Cape-Town.aspx Posted: 2/20/2017 7:58:39 AM<br/><br/>Development of the soon-to-be tallest building in Cape Town has now been scheduled to begin in April, and construction will cost in the region of R1.5 billion.<br />Development of the soon-to-be tallest building in Cape Town has now been scheduled to begin in April, and construction will cost in the region of R1.5 billion.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Zero2one-2-640x845.png" alt="" style=""><br><br>Zero-2-One Tower – the working name fo... 14488 2017-02-20T07:58:39.607 Inyathelo offers work space in Woodstock http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14487/Inyathelo-offers-work-space-in-Woodstock.aspx Posted: 2/18/2017 7:54:42 AM<br/><br/>Supportive, well-located and affordable work spaces, where users can network with like-minded people, are in short supply in Cape Town. However, Inyathelo (The South African Institute for Advancement) is offering hot desking, meeting spaces, conference rooms and related facilities in Woodstock’s trendy Buchanan Square.<br />Supportive, well-located and affordable work spaces, where users can network with like-minded people, are in short supply in Cape Town. However, Inyathelo (The South African Institute for Advancement) is offering hot desking, meeting spaces, conference rooms and related facilities in Woodstock’s tre... 14487 2017-02-18T07:54:42.947 New developments set to outperform pre-owned homes in 2017 http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14485/New-developments-set-to-outperform-pre-owned-homes-in-2017.aspx Posted: 2/17/2017 11:36:02 AM<br/><br/>According to Absa, newly-built homes currently cost 31,2% more, on average, than their pre-owned equivalents – and that means, says Rawson Property Group Managing Director Tony Clark, that second-hand homes should be selling a lot faster than new ones right around the country.<br />According to Absa, newly-built homes currently cost 31,2% more, on average, than their pre-owned equivalents – and that means, says Rawson Property Group Managing Director Tony Clark, that second-hand homes should be selling a lot faster than new ones right around the country.<br><br>“The traditiona... 14485 2017-02-17T11:36:02.843 Achieving your homeownership goals http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14484/Achieving-your-homeownership-goals.aspx Posted: 2/17/2017 9:55:39 AM<br/><br/>Consumers who aspire to purchase a property during 2017 will need to take of their financial position into account and make adjustments where necessary to achieve their goal, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br />Consumers who aspire to purchase a property during 2017 will need to take of their financial position into account and make adjustments where necessary to achieve their goal, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.<br><br>“The majority of the population is relian... 14484 2017-02-17T09:55:39.483 Why property investors should consider Potchefstroom http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14482/Why-property-investors-should-consider-Potchefstroom.aspx Posted: 2/17/2017 8:41:04 AM<br/><br/>Affectionately known as ‘Potch’, the North West town of Potchefstroom looks to be on the up in terms of its property market this year.<br />Affectionately known as ‘Potch’, the North West town of <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/north-west/potchefstroom/40/" target="_blank">Potchefstroom</a> looks to be on the up in terms of its property market this year.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/13%20K... 14482 2017-02-17T08:41:04.48 Rejuvenation transforming Atlantic Seaboard's urban heart http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14481/Rejuvenation-transforming-Atlantic-Seaboard-s-urban-heart.aspx Posted: 2/17/2017 7:40:37 AM<br/><br/>Massive investment in property regeneration is rapidly transforming the urban landscape of the Atlantic Seaboard between Sea Point and the Mother City's CBD.<br />Massive investment in property regeneration is rapidly transforming the urban landscape of the Atlantic Seaboard between <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/western-cape/cape-town/sea-point/1269" target="_blank">Sea Point</a> and the Mother City's CBD.<br><br><img src="https://oms... 14481 2017-02-17T07:40:37.977 Secure and Insure your holiday home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14480/Secure-and-Insure-your-holiday-home.aspx Posted: 2/16/2017 12:31:53 PM<br/><br/>If you’ve just crowned a great holiday at the end of last year with the purchase of a second home or weekend getaway, one of the first things you need to do is make sure that it is just as well-secured as your primary residence – and properly insured.<br />If you’ve just crowned a great holiday at the end of last year with the purchase of a second home or weekend getaway, one of the first things you need to do is make sure that it is just as well-secured as your primary residence – and properly insured.<br>&nbsp;<br>So says Berry Everitt, CEO of the C... 14480 2017-02-16T12:31:53.197 Don’t wait for ‘the one’ before you buy a home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14479/Don’t-wait-for-‘the-one’-before-you-buy-a-home.aspx Posted: 2/16/2017 10:52:16 AM<br/><br/>If you’re young and working, you don’t have to wait until you’re in a permanent relationship before you buy your first home.<br />If you’re young and working, you don’t have to wait until you’re in a permanent relationship before you buy your first home.<br><br>That’s the advice from Shaun Rademeyer, chief executive of mortgage originator BetterLife Home Loans.<br><br>“Young people often argue that they are not sure they will ... 14479 2017-02-16T10:52:16.05 Pretoria’s R4-billion Time Square to open in April 2017 http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14478/Pretoria’s-R4-billion-Time-Square-to-open-in-April-2017.aspx Posted: 2/16/2017 9:46:51 AM<br/><br/>Construction on the R4-billion Sun International Time Square which will be situated in Pretoria’s Menlyn Maine is fully on track with a projected opening date in April 2017.<br />Construction on the R4-billion Sun International Time Square which will be situated in <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/gauteng/pretoria/11/" target="_blank">Pretoria’s</a> Menlyn Maine is fully on track with a projected opening date in April 2017.<br><br><img src="https://oms.... 14478 2017-02-16T09:46:51.447 Will there be relief for property owners in the Budget? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14475/Will-there-be-relief-for-property-owners-in-the-Budget-.aspx Posted: 2/16/2017 7:42:32 AM<br/><br/>Herschel Jawitz, CEO of Jawitz Properties does not expect any direct relief for property owners or buyers in the upcoming budget.<br />Herschel Jawitz, CEO of Jawitz Properties does not expect any direct relief for property owners or buyers in the upcoming budget. “With virtually no economic growth in 2016, Treasury will be hard pressed to offer any tax relief in the residential property sector,” says Jawitz. The two areas for tax ... 14475 2017-02-16T07:42:32.02 Camps Bay still offers investors above-average double digit return on investment http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14474/Camps-Bay-still-offers-investors-above-average-double-digit-return-on-investment.aspx Posted: 2/15/2017 1:37:30 PM<br/><br/>The unremitting economic crunch has trickled through to the more resilient exclusive markets like Cape Town’s Camps Bay, where changing buyer appetites have precipitated a notable market shift and sales volumes are down, but property values have shown enormous growth.<br />The unremitting economic crunch has trickled through to the more resilient exclusive markets like Cape Town’s Camps Bay, where changing buyer appetites have precipitated a notable market shift and sales volumes are down, but property values have shown enormous growth.<br><br><img src="https://oms.en... 14474 2017-02-15T13:37:30.49 Is it possible to terminate a lease agreement without recourse? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14473/Is-it-possible-to-terminate-a-lease-agreement-without-recourse-.aspx Posted: 2/15/2017 11:43:16 AM<br/><br/>There are a number of possible reasons that could arise that lead to a tenant wanting to terminate their lease agreement before it has run it course, however, it is possible for them to get out of a lease agreement without being in breach of the contract?<br />There are a number of possible reasons that could arise that lead to a tenant wanting to terminate their lease agreement before it has run it course, however, it is possible for them to get out of a lease agreement without being in breach of the contract?<br>&nbsp;<br>According to Adrian Goslett, Re... 14473 2017-02-15T11:43:16.757 On the Market in Kempton Park http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14472/On-the-Market-in-Kempton-Park.aspx Posted: 2/15/2017 9:27:13 AM<br/><br/>Wondering what some of the latest properties are in Kempton Park? Wonder no more as we take a look at five newly listed properties for sale in Kempton Park<br /><p>Wondering what some of the latest properties are in Kempton Park? Wonder no more as we take a look at five newly listed <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/gauteng/kempton-park/3/" target="_blank">properties for sale in Kempton Park</a><br><br><strong>Serengeti Estate<br></stro... 14472 2017-02-15T09:27:13.557 Special resolutions in terms if the STSMA http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14470/Special-resolutions-in-terms-if-the-STSMA.aspx Posted: 2/15/2017 7:45:16 AM<br/><br/>Now that the new Sectional Title Schemes Management Act has come into force, trustees should take note of what aspects of the scheme’s management requires a special resolution by the members, as it does take more planning and organisation to get these passed at the annual general meeting, says Mandi Hanekom, operations manager of sectional title finance company Propell.<br />Now that the new Sectional Title Schemes Management Act has come into force (as of the 7th October 2016), trustees should take note of what aspects of the scheme’s management requires a special resolution by the members, as it does take more planning and organisation to get these passed at the annua... 14470 2017-02-15T07:45:16.67 Westville property market not in crisis http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14469/Westville-property-market-not-in-crisis.aspx Posted: 2/14/2017 12:39:57 PM<br/><br/>A correctly priced home in good condition will still sell in a reasonable time frame. This is according to Gail Compton, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Tricolor, whose offices service the Westville and Pinetown areas in KwaZulu-Natal.<br />A correctly priced home in good condition will still sell in a reasonable time frame. This is according to Gail Compton, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Tricolor, whose offices service the <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/kwazulu-natal/westville/228/" target="_blank">Westville</a> and P... 14469 2017-02-14T12:39:57.07 Weird and wonderful holiday rentals around the world http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14468/Weird-and-wonderful-holiday-rentals-around-the-world.aspx Posted: 2/14/2017 11:00:28 AM<br/><br/>We are two months deep into 2017 but it is never too early to start planning your next holiday - why not stay at these weird and wonderful places around the world (some are closer than you think!)<br />We are two months deep into 2017 but it is never too early to start planning your next holiday - why not stay at these weird and wonderful places around the world (some are closer than you think!)<br><br><strong>Karosta Prison, Latvia<br><br></strong><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Ka... 14468 2017-02-14T11:00:28.413 The Real Estate Industry: Costs and Compliance Delay Transformation http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14463/The-Real-Estate-Industry--Costs-and-Compliance-Delay-Transformation.aspx Posted: 2/14/2017 8:55:47 AM<br/><br/>During his State of the Nation address on Thursday evening, President Jacob Zuma commented on the property market saying that, “This sector in our country is valued at approximately R7 trillion, with the subsidised sector being valued at R1.5 trillion”. The President also noted that less than 5% of the sector is managed by people of colour and Africans in particular. <br />During his State of the Nation address on Thursday evening, President Jacob Zuma commented on the property market saying that, “This sector in our country is valued at approximately R7 trillion, with the subsidised sector being valued at R1.5 trillion”. &nbsp;The President also noted that less than ... 14463 2017-02-14T08:55:47.507 Don’t set your home buying clock according to interest rates http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14460/Don’t-set-your-home-buying-clock-according-to-interest-rates.aspx Posted: 2/14/2017 7:42:35 AM<br/><br/>Interest rates are an important consideration for anyone who owns a home or is planning to buy one – which is why the real estate industry holds its breath every time the Reserve Bank makes a rates announcement.<br />Interest rates are an important consideration for anyone who owns a home or is planning to buy one – which is why the real estate industry holds its breath every time the <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14358/Continued-fundamental-confidence-in-residential-property-market.aspx" target="_bl... 14460 2017-02-14T07:42:35.447 Absa signs biggest rental agreement in Cape Town http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14459/Absa-signs-biggest-rental-agreement-in-Cape-Town.aspx Posted: 2/13/2017 12:21:49 PM<br/><br/>The newest head office for Absa, officially opened this weekend where according to a press release Absa consolidated 12 administrative offices into one regional campus. Absa signed a 10 year rental contract.<br />The newest head office for Absa, officially opened this weekend where according to a press release Absa consolidated 12 administrative offices into one regional campus.&nbsp;Absa signed a 10 year rental contract.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/bad0233088f647f3b161994f972f68b4.... 14459 2017-02-13T12:21:49.083 Should you buy property together? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14457/Should-you-buy-property-together-.aspx Posted: 2/13/2017 10:49:27 AM<br/><br/>Property is pricey and for many first time home owners the only way to get onto the property ladder is by doing it with a partner.<br />Property is pricey and for many first time home owners the only way to get onto the property ladder is by doing it with a partner.<br>&nbsp;<br>"If you take into account that the average monthly salary is R12,715 (according to BankservAfrica) and that reports indicate that small properties were sell... 14457 2017-02-13T10:49:27.617 Winelands market remains in a league of its own http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14452/Winelands-market-remains-in-a-league-of-its-own.aspx Posted: 2/13/2017 9:07:03 AM<br/><br/>Consistency was the watchword for the Winelands property market in 2016, with a respectable average nominal year-on-year growth in property values of between 7% and 10% across all residential sectors in a region that includes the historic towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Wellington – the heart of South Africa’s fruit industry.<br />Consistency was the watchword for the Winelands property market in 2016, with a respectable average nominal year-on-year growth in property values of between 7% and 10% across all residential sectors in a region that includes the historic towns of <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sa... 14452 2017-02-13T09:07:03.95 ‘Eviction order denied!’ - how to avoid this pitfall in one easy step http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14451/-‘Eviction-order-denied-’---how-to-avoid-this-pitfall-in-one-easy-step.aspx Posted: 2/13/2017 8:06:21 AM<br/><br/>Every landlord has the same unexpressed nightmare: ‘Eviction order denied!’ And nowadays, many well-intentioned landlords actually hear those words in Court … in slow motion no doubt, as they process the financial spiral of death they find themselves trapped in with no clear way out. The obvious question then is, why do so many Eviction Applications go so horribly wrong? <br />Every landlord has the same unexpressed nightmare: ‘Eviction order denied!’ And nowadays, many well-intentioned landlords actually hear those words in Court … in slow motion no doubt, as they process the financial spiral of death they find themselves trapped in with no clear way out. The obvious que... 14451 2017-02-13T08:06:21.157 Look out for restrictions on your property http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14450/Look-out-for-restrictions-on-your-property-.aspx Posted: 2/11/2017 7:38:16 AM<br/><br/>Owning a property does not mean that the owner is entitled to do whatever they want to the property. Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that every property in South Africa that is privately owned is subject to certain control measures, which may restrict the owner from making the changes they desire.<br />Owning a property does not mean that the owner is entitled to do whatever they want to the property. &nbsp;Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that every property in South Africa that is privately owned is subject to certain control measures, which may restri... 14450 2017-02-11T07:38:16.98 Schneider Electric aiming for LEED Gold certification with new development in Midrand http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14449/Schneider-Electric-aiming-for-LEED-Gold-certification-with-new-development-in-Midrand.aspx Posted: 2/10/2017 12:17:32 PM<br/><br/>Situated in the Waterfall Development, the new Schneider Electric office designed by the Aevitas Group won’t just be an eye-catching star-shaped design but will also be optimised for a superior energy performance.<br />Situated in the Waterfall Development, the new Schneider Electric office designed by the Aevitas Group won’t just be an eye-catching star-shaped design but will also be optimised for a superior energy performance.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Schneider-Electric-by-Aevitas-Gr... 14449 2017-02-10T12:17:32.823 The allure of green building warms up as the globe heats up http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14448/The-allure-of-green-building-warms-up-as-the-globe-heats-up.aspx Posted: 2/10/2017 10:17:44 AM<br/><br/>The built environment has a major role to play in climate change mitigation, and progressively more South African property investors are rising to the challenge with positive impacts on the environment and their businesses.<br />The built environment has a major role to play in climate change mitigation, and progressively more South African property investors are rising to the challenge with positive impacts on the environment and their businesses.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_188462762... 14448 2017-02-10T10:17:44.443 The Airbnb impact on the South African property market http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14447/The-Airbnb-impact-on-the-South-African-property-market.aspx Posted: 2/10/2017 9:03:03 AM<br/><br/>Over the years Airbnb has grown from a start-up founded in San Francisco into a global brand that now boasts with more than 2 million listings in 34 000 cities around the world - and property investors have taken note of the opportunities that these vacation rentals could offer.<br />Over the years <a href="https://www.airbnb.com/about/about-us" target="_blank">Airbnb</a> has grown from a start-up founded in San Francisco into a global brand that now boasts with more than 2 million listings in 34 000 cities around the world - and property investors have taken note of the opportu... 14447 2017-02-10T09:03:03.79 SONA 2017 and the Property Industry http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14445/SONA-2017-and-the-Property-Industry.aspx Posted: 2/10/2017 7:51:06 AM<br/><br/>Lew Geffen, Chairman of market-leading real estate group Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty, says from an international business confidence perspective the real state of the South African nation was demonstrated by the chaotic scenes in and around Parliament before President Zuma delivered his address.<br />Lew Geffen, Chairman of market-leading real estate group Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty, says from an international business confidence perspective the real state of the South African nation was demonstrated by the chaotic scenes in and around Parliament before President Zuma delivered hi... 14445 2017-02-10T07:51:06.43 How To: Light up your garden http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14443/How-To--Light-up-your-garden-.aspx Posted: 2/9/2017 12:58:51 PM<br/><br/>We might be heading into the last days of summer soon but that doesn’t mean that we can’t spend them outdoors - double up the fun with these cost-effective and sustainable lighting ideas. <br />We might be heading into the last days of summer soon but that doesn’t mean that we can’t spend them outdoors - double up the fun with these cost-effective and sustainable lighting ideas.&nbsp;<br><strong><br>Solar jars</strong><br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/consol%20solar%20... 14443 2017-02-09T12:58:51.72 Computer generated imagery helps boost price for Atlantic seaboard property http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14442/Computer-generated-imagery-helps-boost-price-for-Atlantic-seaboard-property.aspx Posted: 2/9/2017 11:51:45 AM<br/><br/>A seaboard apartment in the Atlantic seaboard’s new development, Aurum, was recently sold for a R130 million, a new record for apartments along this stretch of luxury homes.<br />A seaboard apartment in the Atlantic seaboard’s new development, Aurum, was recently sold for a R130 million, a new record for apartments along this stretch of luxury homes.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/ArumComputer.png" alt="" style=""><br><em>Computer generated imagery of ... 14442 2017-02-09T11:51:45.27 Wealth-X’s first global Alpha Cities Index of luxury investment destinations http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14441/Wealth-X’s-first-global-Alpha-Cities-Index-of-luxury-investment-destinations.aspx Posted: 2/9/2017 9:24:08 AM<br/><br/>Over the past decade Cape Town has accumulated a commanding list of international accolades as a top tourist destination, but the Mother City has another exclusive feather in its cap as one of the top 50 international housing markets favoured by ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals purchasing luxury real estate.<br />Over the past decade <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/western-cape/cape-town/88/" target="_blank">Cape Town</a> has accumulated a commanding list of international accolades as a top tourist destination, but the Mother City has another exclusive feather in its cap as one of the ... 14441 2017-02-09T09:24:08.94 Is your agent right for you? http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14440/Is-your-agent-right-for-you-.aspx Posted: 2/9/2017 8:11:13 AM<br/><br/>Putting your home on the market for the first time can be an overwhelming experience, as often it is a person’s most valuable asset. Having the right real estate professional by your side will make the process far easier; however, with so many agents out there, it can be difficult to know which one to choose.<br />Putting your home on the market for the first time can be an overwhelming experience, as often it is a person’s most valuable asset. Having the right <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/estate-agents/" target="_blank">real estate professional</a> by your side will make the process far easi... 14440 2017-02-09T08:11:13.99 Smart home market set to grow globally http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14439/Smart-home-market-set-to-grow-globally.aspx Posted: 2/8/2017 11:17:46 AM<br/><br/>According to a new report, the smart home market is expected to see a double-digit spike worldwide in annual growth for the next five years. The report stated that revenue would reach $53.45 billion by 2022.<br />According to a new report, the smart home market is expected to see a double-digit spike worldwide in annual growth for the next five years. The report stated that revenue would reach $53.45 billion by 2022.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/shutterstock_551091415.jpg" alt="" sty... 14439 2017-02-08T11:17:46.41 Cape Town’s Claremont residential market kicks off 2017 on a promising note with a brand new development http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14435/Cape-Town’s-Claremont-residential-market-kicks-off-2017-on-a-promising-note-with-a-brand-new-development.aspx Posted: 2/8/2017 9:17:57 AM<br/><br/>The Claremont residential market dipped slightly towards the end of 2016, but only a few weeks into the new year it’s already showing promise as a result of a far better selection of stock including a brand new development that has just been launched off-plan.<br />The Claremont residential market dipped slightly towards the end of 2016, but only a few weeks into the new year it’s already showing promise as a result of a far better selection of stock including a brand new development that has just been launched off-plan.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.n... 14435 2017-02-08T09:17:57.31 ooba’s fourth quarter 2016 results show housing market constrained by consumer budgets http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14434/ooba’s-fourth-quarter-2016-results-show-housing-market-constrained-by-consumer-budgets.aspx Posted: 2/8/2017 7:49:34 AM<br/><br/>2017 looks to be a challenging year for the South African property market, as quarterly statistics released by ooba, South Africa’s largest bond originator, point to ongoing affordability constraints for South African consumers. <br />2017 looks to be a challenging year for the South African property market, as quarterly statistics released by ooba, South Africa’s largest bond originator, point to ongoing affordability constraints for South African consumers.&nbsp;<br><br>Rhys Dyer, ooba’s CEO says: “With the 2017 Budget Speech j... 14434 2017-02-08T07:49:34.93 Property Pick - Stylish living in George http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14433/Property-Pick---Stylish-living-in-George.aspx Posted: 2/7/2017 4:37:10 PM<br/><br/>A rare find in a sought after security estate in Kraaibosch, George is our Property Pick of the day with its stylish outdoor living.<br />A rare find in a sought after security estate in Kraaibosch, George is our Property Pick of the day with its stylish outdoor living.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/201730.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><em><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/kraaibosch/4-bedroom-h... 14433 2017-02-07T16:37:10.2 Pezula offers best golf estate value in beautiful Knysna http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14432/Pezula-offers-best-golf-estate-value-in-beautiful-Knysna.aspx Posted: 2/7/2017 11:25:20 AM<br/><br/>Internationally acclaimed for its scenic beauty, the Garden Route that runs along the Southern Cape coast from Mossel Bay almost to Port Elizabeth has steadily also gained renown as a world-class golfing destination – and home to some of the most desirable properties in SA.<br />Internationally acclaimed for its scenic beauty, the Garden Route that runs along the Southern Cape coast from <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/western-cape/mossel-bay/31/" target="_blank">Mossel Bay</a> almost to <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/eastern-c... 14432 2017-02-07T11:25:20.02 Mortgage Barometer - Residential Mortgage Market Stress http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14431/Mortgage-Barometer---Residential-Mortgage-Market-Stress.aspx Posted: 2/7/2017 9:24:36 AM<br/><br/>The latest report from First National Bank (FNB) has revealed that the deterioration in residential mortgage market stress during the recent interest rate hiking cycle has not been severe to date - it is also plausible that we could see improvement in 2017 if interest rates continue to move sideways.<br />The latest report from First National Bank (FNB) has revealed that the deterioration in <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/bond-calculator/" target="_blank">residential mortgage</a> market stress during the recent interest rate hiking cycle has not been severe to date - it is also plausible that w... 14431 2017-02-07T09:24:36.55 Restrictive Conditions: Here is what you need to know http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14428/Restrictive-Conditions--Here-is-what-you-need-to-know.aspx Posted: 2/7/2017 7:45:25 AM<br/><br/>Many buyers have purchased their dream home, only to realise that the plans they had to add another story, or to sub-divide the property can’t be realised because of restrictive conditions they weren’t aware of. <br />Many buyers have purchased their dream home, only to realise that the plans they had to add another story, or to sub-divide the property can’t be realised because of restrictive conditions they weren’t aware of.&nbsp;<br><br>“The majority of buyers ask questions about the condition of the plumbing, ... 14428 2017-02-07T07:45:25.887 Property Pick - Stunner in Johannesburg http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14427/Property-Pick---Stunner-in-Johannesburg.aspx Posted: 2/6/2017 4:22:26 PM<br/><br/>A magnificent home designed by renowned Architect Malcom Nathan in the exclusive Houghton Estate, Johannesburg is our Property Pick of the day!<br />A magnificent home designed by renowned Architect Malcom Nathan in the exclusive Houghton Estate, Johannesburg is our Property Pick of the day!<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/201727.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><em><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/houghton-es... 14427 2017-02-06T16:22:26.83 The best - and worst - home improvements to make this year http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14425/The-best---and-worst---home-improvements-to-make-this-year.aspx Posted: 2/6/2017 12:43:53 PM<br/><br/>Most homeowners will make improvements or do renovations over time, but if you are hoping to get back everything you’ve spent on those projects when you sell your property, you should focus on keeping what you already have in really great condition rather than making more radical changes.<br />Most homeowners will make improvements or do renovations over time, but if you are hoping to get back everything you’ve spent on those projects when you sell your property, you should focus on keeping what you already have in really great condition rather than making more radical changes.<br>&nbsp;<... 14425 2017-02-06T12:43:53.063 Smart pricing will drive property sales in 2017 http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14424/Smart-pricing-will-drive-property-sales-in-2017.aspx Posted: 2/6/2017 10:23:19 AM<br/><br/>A key theme for the property market in 2017 will be smart pricing according to Samuel Seeff, chairman of the Seeff Property Group.<br />A key theme for the property market in 2017 will be smart pricing according to Samuel Seeff, chairman of the Seeff Property Group.<br><br>“The market contracted in 2016, demand has dipped in line with the slower economy, more property listings are coming through and buyers now have more to choose fr... 14424 2017-02-06T10:23:19.033 Home Buyer: Dealing with defects http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14423/Home-Buyer--Dealing-with-defects.aspx Posted: 2/6/2017 9:08:34 AM<br/><br/>The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) was introduced to protect consumers engaged in commercial transactions with businesses to avoid the consumer being treated unfairly. <br />The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) was introduced to protect consumers engaged in commercial transactions with businesses to avoid the consumer being treated unfairly. <br><br>Unless a property buyer is purchasing a home from a developer or speculator whose ordinary course of business is to sell prop... 14423 2017-02-06T09:08:34.313 Springs Mall will open with a feast of leisure http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14421/Springs-Mall-will-open-with-a-feast-of-leisure.aspx Posted: 2/4/2017 7:52:49 AM<br/><br/>World-class in every way, the R950 million Springs Mall , which opens on 16 March, will introduce the very latest in shopping as well as a generous and exciting leisure experience.<br />World-class in every way, the R950 million Springs Mall , which opens on 16 March, will introduce the very latest in shopping as well as a generous and exciting leisure experience.<br>&nbsp;<br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Springs%20Mall%20aerial.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>At Spr... 14421 2017-02-04T07:52:49.15 Things to consider before building a home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14420/Things-to-consider-before-building-a-home.aspx Posted: 2/3/2017 11:30:15 AM<br/><br/>Instead of purchasing an existing property some buyers like the idea of buying a stand and building a home to their specifications. While this can be a very fulfilling experience with many benefits, there are a few things that need consideration before undertaking a project like this<br />Instead of purchasing an existing property some buyers like the idea of buying a stand and building a home to their specifications. While this can be a very fulfilling experience with many benefits, there are a few things that need consideration before undertaking a project like this, says Adrian Go... 14420 2017-02-03T11:30:15.523