MyProperty News Feed http://www.myproperty.co.za The daily 5 - Stunning Bloemfontein Real Estate http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14213/The-daily-5---Stunning-Bloemfontein-Real-Estate.aspx Posted: 12/5/2016 12:48:56 PM<br/><br/>The beautiful Free State city of Bloemfontein is our Daily Five focus with its stunning family homes and wildlife estate properties.<br />The beautiful Free State city of Bloemfontein is our Daily Five focus with its stunning family homes and wildlife estate properties.<br><br><strong>Waverley</strong><br><br>This sought-after area is in close proximity to top notch schools and modern conveniences, such as shopping centres. It therefo... 14213 2016-12-05T12:48:56.693 Home buyers - check the zoning before you buy http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14212/Home-buyers---check-the-zoning-before-you-buy.aspx Posted: 12/5/2016 11:45:10 AM<br/><br/>One of the key questions a property buyer should be asking, on the purchase of their dream home, is how is the immediate area zoned? “All too often one of the major attractions of a property is its current views, which are reflected in the value being asked,” says Craig Robinson who specialises in freehold property in the Green Point and Sea Point areas for Jawitz Properties. <br />One of the key questions a property buyer should be asking, on the purchase of their dream home, is how is the immediate area zoned? “All too often one of the major attractions of a property is its current views, which are reflected in the value being asked,” says Craig Robinson who specialises in f... 14212 2016-12-05T11:45:10.157 Tenants’ rights and obligations with regards to leases http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14210/Tenants’-rights-and-obligations-with-regards-to-leases.aspx Posted: 12/5/2016 10:35:27 AM<br/><br/>While a written lease is not a legal requirement when renting residential property in South Africa, it is recommended that everything be committed to writing. This protects both the landlord and tenant should there be a dispute, says Gail Cawood, rentals manager for Knight Frank Residential SA. <br />While a written lease is not a legal requirement when renting residential property in South Africa, it is recommended that everything be committed to writing. This protects both the landlord and tenant should there be a dispute, says Gail Cawood, rentals manager for Knight Frank Residential SA. &nbs... 14210 2016-12-05T10:35:27.19 Now’s the time to buy your coastal home http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14209/Now’s-the-time-to-buy-your-coastal-home.aspx Posted: 12/5/2016 8:56:27 AM<br/><br/>If you’ve been thinking about buying a holiday home – or even a permanent home at the coast – then now’s the time to do so, says Tony Clarke, Managing Director of the Rawson Property Group.<br />If you’ve been thinking about buying a holiday home – or even a permanent home at the coast – then now’s the time to do so, says Tony Clarke, Managing Director of the Rawson Property Group.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/CoastalTowns.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>“For a few yea... 14209 2016-12-05T08:56:27.317 Insurance implications of a flawed property valuation http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14207/Insurance-implications-of-a-flawed-property-valuation.aspx Posted: 12/3/2016 7:41:22 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... 14207 2016-12-03T07:41:22.883 Property Pick - Farm style beauty in Centurion http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14204/Property-Pick---Farm-style-beauty-in-Centurion.aspx Posted: 12/2/2016 5:00:00 PM<br/><br/>The large, farm style home is situated in the sought after Midstream Estate, Centurion is our Property Pick of the day with its stunning design and cosy family atmosphere.<br />The large, farm style home is situated in the sought after Midstream Estate, Centurion is our Property Pick of the day with its stunning design and cosy family atmosphere.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/2016-11-307.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><em><a href="http://www.myproperty.co... 14204 2016-12-02T17:00:00 Daily Five - Pretoria East properties we love http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14206/Daily-Five---Pretoria-East-properties-we-love.aspx Posted: 12/2/2016 12:36:02 PM<br/><br/>Much can, and has, been said about Pretoria East - all we can say is that we love this beautiful leafy city. From its traditional homesteads to its vibrant new developing nodes there is something for everyone and we take a look at five current listings from MyProperty that we love!<br />Much can, and has, been said about Pretoria East - all we can say is that we love this beautiful leafy city. From its traditional homesteads to its vibrant new developing nodes there is something for everyone and we take a look at five current listings from MyProperty that we love!<br><br><strong>Mo... 14206 2016-12-02T12:36:02.487 Smaller is better, but even the smaller home market shows signs of slowing http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14205/Smaller-is-better,-but-even-the-smaller-home-market-shows-signs-of-slowing.aspx Posted: 12/2/2016 10:10:59 AM<br/><br/>We have for some time been saying that smaller is better when it comes to home buying, but that doesn’t mean the smaller home market isn’t slowing down.<br /><em>(Article by John Loos - household and property sector strategist at FNB Home Loans)<br></em><br>We have for some time been saying that smaller is better when it comes to home buying, but that doesn’t mean the smaller home market isn’t slowing down.<br><br>All of the factors we have periodically ... 14205 2016-12-02T10:10:59.307 Just launched: Luxury retirement complex in the heart of Plettenberg Bay http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14203/Just-launched--Luxury-retirement-complex-in-the-heart-of-Plettenberg-Bay.aspx Posted: 12/2/2016 8:28:34 AM<br/><br/>A new “retirement hotel” just launched in Plettenberg Bay will help to meet the enormous – and growing - demand for high-end retirement accommodation in this area, says local Chas Everitt International franchisee John Fuller, who has just been awarded a mandate to market the apartments in the development.<br />A new “retirement hotel” just launched in <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/western-cape/plettenberg-bay/85/" target="_blank">Plettenberg Bay</a> will help to meet the enormous – and growing - demand for high-end retirement accommodation in this area, says local Chas Everitt Int... 14203 2016-12-02T08:28:34.863 Is your property going to be home alone these holidays? Seven #realsafety tips http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14202/Is-your-property-going-to-be-home-alone-these-holidays--Seven--realsafety-tips.aspx Posted: 12/2/2016 7:12:54 AM<br/><br/>The end of the year holidays are often a time of travel, meaning that many homes may be standing empty. Make sure your property is safe by taking some precautions before you hit the road. <br /><em>(Glenda Luitingh, Branch Manager at Jawitz Properties Atlantic Seaboard)</em><br><br>The <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14198/Explore-South-Africa--Things-to-do-this-holiday-season.aspx" target="_blank">end of the year holidays</a> are often a time of travel, meaning that many homes m... 14202 2016-12-02T07:12:54.553 Property Pick - Architectural beauty in Randburg http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14201/Property-Pick---Architectural-beauty-in-Randburg.aspx Posted: 12/1/2016 5:00:00 PM<br/><br/>This is an architectural designed, contemporary home with modern finishes and an Entertainer’s dream and is situated in Northcliff, Randburg<br />This is an architectural designed, contemporary home with modern finishes and an Entertainer’s dream and is situated in Northcliff, Randburg - with 5 separate entertainment areas, large swimming pool and a beautiful view of the sunset all year round; this is a perfect house for family and socialites... 14201 2016-12-01T17:00:00 Holiday home market expected to pick up during festive season http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14199/Holiday-home-market-expected-to-pick-up-during-festive-season.aspx Posted: 12/1/2016 12:18:09 PM<br/><br/>As the year comes to an end, many will be making plans to visit some of the country’s top leisure spots during the festive season. This provides buyers with an ideal opportunity to get a feel for these areas before making their final decision regarding purchasing a holiday home.<br />As the year comes to an end, many will be making plans to visit some of the country’s top leisure spots during the festive season. This provides buyers with an ideal opportunity to get a feel for these areas before making their final decision regarding purchasing a holiday home.<br><br>Broker/Manage... 14199 2016-12-01T12:18:09.157 Explore South Africa: Things to do this holiday season http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14198/Explore-South-Africa--Things-to-do-this-holiday-season.aspx Posted: 12/1/2016 10:04:28 AM<br/><br/>Whether you are having a staycation or heading out this holiday season, there is so much fun to be had in our beautiful country - we take a look at some cool places to visit this December!<br />Whether you are having a staycation or heading out this holiday season, there is so much fun to be had in our beautiful country - we take a look at some cool places to visit this December!<br><strong><br>Cape Town<br></strong><br>Table Mountain and the V&amp;A Waterfront are always popular tourist s... 14198 2016-12-01T10:04:28.237 Huge demand for new homes in Kuils River in Cape Town sees launch of new development http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14188/Huge-demand-for-new-homes-in-Kuils-River-in-Cape-Town-sees-launch-of-new-development.aspx Posted: 12/1/2016 8:20:56 AM<br/><br/>A huge demand for brand new residential developments in Kuils River in Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs has seen the launch of Die Wingerd Security Estate<br />A huge demand for brand new <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/western-cape/kuils-river/46/" target="_blank">residential developments in Kuils River in Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs</a> has seen the launch of Die Wingerd Security Estate by the same developer, De Kuilen Trust, who ... 14188 2016-12-01T08:20:56.903 Low-cost ways to light up a rental apartment http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14187/Low-cost-ways-to-light-up-a-rental-apartment-.aspx Posted: 12/1/2016 7:20:17 AM<br/><br/>Living the rental life has many benefits, including the flexibility to move, someone else to repair things when they’re broken and possibly even living in a neighbourhood that you would otherwise not be able to afford.<br />Living the rental life has many benefits, including the flexibility to move, someone else to repair things when they’re broken and possibly even living in a neighbourhood that you would otherwise not be able to afford.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Updating-your-home-on-a-SAH... 14187 2016-12-01T07:20:17.157 See Concept brings a new vision of French chic to Melrose Arch http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14186/See-Concept-brings-a-new-vision-of-French-chic-to-Melrose-Arch.aspx Posted: 11/30/2016 1:06:29 PM<br/><br/>Iconic French trendsetter, See Concept, is the latest leading international brand to join the stylish retail mix at Melrose Arch.<br />Iconic French trendsetter, See Concept, is the latest leading international brand to join the stylish retail mix at Melrose Arch.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Iconic%20View.jpg" alt=""><br>&nbsp;<br>The brand new See Concept store was opened on 25 November by the Eye Couture... 14186 2016-11-30T13:06:29.153 The Daily Five - Luxury Apartments in Cape Town http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14185/The-Daily-Five---Luxury-Apartments-in-Cape-Town.aspx Posted: 11/30/2016 11:49:09 AM<br/><br/>The Mother City is well known for its incredible seafront properties, such as the Clifton property that recently smashed the South African residential auction record with its whopping R90 million winning bid, but for those with deep pockets looking for a lock-up-and-go lifestyle Cape Town’s luxury apartments are just what they have been waiting for.<br />The Mother City is well known for its incredible seafront properties, such as the <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14166/Clifton-house-smashes-SA-residential-auction-bid-record-by-more-than-R30-million-.aspx" target="_blank">Clifton property that recently smashed the South African residenti... 14185 2016-11-30T11:49:09.247 Three new retirement projects being developed in Nelspruit http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14184/Three-new-retirement-projects-being-developed-in-Nelspruit.aspx Posted: 11/30/2016 9:31:54 AM<br/><br/>The relevance of Nelspruit as a major commercial hub has in recent years resulted in an increasing demand for homes in this, Mpumalanga’s capital city – a trend which has spilled over into a growing need for retirement accommodation, says Dirk van Rooyen, Nelspruit area principal for Pam Golding Properties.<br />The relevance of <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/mpumalanga/nelspruit/57/" target="_blank">Nelspruit</a> as a major commercial hub has in recent years resulted in an increasing demand for homes in this, Mpumalanga’s capital city – a trend which has spilled over into a growing ... 14184 2016-11-30T09:31:54.273 Create buyer appeal through home staging http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14182/Create-buyer-appeal-through-home-staging-.aspx Posted: 11/30/2016 7:44:19 AM<br/><br/>Although home staging is not new to the real estate market, its popularity among sellers has seen an increase in recent years. <br />Although home staging is not new to the real estate market, its popularity among sellers has seen an increase in recent years.&nbsp;<br><br>According to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX, more and more sellers understand the importance of creating buyer appeal in today’s challengin... 14182 2016-11-30T07:44:19.68 The Daily Five - Garden Route Properties http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14181/The-Daily-Five---Garden-Route-Properties.aspx Posted: 11/29/2016 2:58:34 PM<br/><br/>Beautiful shorelines, lush vegetation and incredible scenery the Garden Route is one of South Africa's most picturesque areas and we choose five spectacular listings to showcase just why property here is so sought-after! ?<br /><p>Beautiful shorelines, lush vegetation and incredible scenery the Garden Route is one of South Africa's most picturesque areas and we choose five spectacular listings to showcase just why property here is so sought-after! <br><br><strong>Knysna<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97... 14181 2016-11-29T14:58:34.71 IEASA Western Cape urges agents to comment on Cape Town's advertising and signage policy and bylaw review http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14179/IEASA-Western-Cape-urges-agents-to-comment-on-Cape-Town-s-advertising-and-signage-policy-and-bylaw-review.aspx Posted: 11/29/2016 7:05:50 AM<br/><br/>The Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa, Western Cape, is urging real estate agents to comment on Cape Town's advertising and signage policy and bylaw review.<br />The Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa, Western Cape, has been instrumental in discussions with the council to discuss the City of Cape Town’s outdoor advertising and signage policy and bylaw. To date there have been concerns put forward by IEASA Western Cape members and IEASA has stepped fo... 14179 2016-11-29T07:05:50.98 Modderfontein residential market is driven by growing demand and ongoing development http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14178/Modderfontein-residential-market-is-driven-by-growing-demand-and-ongoing-development.aspx Posted: 11/29/2016 6:42:38 AM<br/><br/>Investment and development have transformed the once-modest East Rand suburb of Modderfontein considerably over the past decade and its elevated status and growing popularity have steadily driven an increasingly resilient residential market that is weathering the current economic storm far better than many areas.<br />Investment and development have transformed the once-modest East Rand suburb of Modderfontein considerably over the past decade and its elevated status and growing popularity have steadily driven an increasingly resilient residential market that is weathering the current economic storm far better th... 14178 2016-11-29T06:42:38.293 No disclosure, no deal is the rule for ‘bargain’ properties http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14177/No-disclosure,-no-deal-is-the-rule-for-‘bargain’-properties.aspx Posted: 11/29/2016 6:37:37 AM<br/><br/>According to the National Credit Regulator, more than 10-million South Africans are having trouble paying their bills at the moment, and many of the property owners among them are selling now in order to pay off some debt or cut back on their monthly expenses.<br />According to the National Credit Regulator, more than 10-million South Africans are having trouble paying their bills at the moment, and many of the property owners among them are selling now in order to pay off some debt or cut back on their monthly expenses.<br>&nbsp;<br>“In fact, the latest FNB P... 14177 2016-11-29T06:37:37.06 The Daily Five - Sparkling Pools http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14176/The-Daily-Five---Sparkling-Pools.aspx Posted: 11/28/2016 1:36:59 PM<br/><br/>During the hot summer months there is just nothing better than a cool down in your very own pool, and our daily five is a selection of five sparkling pools from current listings from MyProperty!<br /><p>During the hot summer months there is just nothing better than a cool down in your very own pool, and our daily five is a selection of five sparkling pools from current listings from MyProperty!<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/866037_b1f8ca30-7a6f-4e6d-8d84-6bcc7b6e91ff1.jpg... 14176 2016-11-28T13:36:59.127 Maintenance plan requirements for sectional title schemes http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14175/Maintenance-plan-requirements-for-sectional-title-schemes.aspx Posted: 11/28/2016 11:56:32 AM<br/><br/>The requirements now necessary with regards to sectional title maintenance of major capital items as per the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA) are there to create a more formalised and long term view with regards to maintenance, which in turn will create a need for better budgeting and financial management, says Michael Bauer, general manager of property management company IHFM. <br />The requirements now necessary with regards to sectional title maintenance of major capital items as per the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA) are there to create a more formalised and long term view with regards to maintenance, which in turn will create a need for better budgeting and ... 14175 2016-11-28T11:56:32.267 Cash buyers drive luxury market in Midlands http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14174/Cash-buyers-drive-luxury-market-in-Midlands-.aspx Posted: 11/28/2016 10:28:55 AM<br/><br/>Despite the challenging economic conditions surrounding the property market over the past year, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Midlands, Pelham Henwood, says that older cash buyers are still driving much of the movement in the luxury home market in their areas of operation.<br />Despite the challenging economic conditions surrounding the property market over the past year, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Midlands, Pelham Henwood, says that older cash buyers are still driving much of the movement in the luxury home market in their areas of operation.<br><br><img src="https://oms.ente... 14174 2016-11-28T10:28:55.873 Holiday-home buyers now a vanishing breed in Hermanus http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14172/Holiday-home-buyers-now-a-vanishing-breed-in-Hermanus.aspx Posted: 11/28/2016 7:42:18 AM<br/><br/>The Overberg coast has shaken off its sleepy holiday-by-the-sea reputation and is increasingly attracting younger buyers and upcountry semigrants as permanent residents. So much so, in fact, that purchasing patterns in Hermanus now resemble those in the city, where young people buy to accommodate growing families and empty nesters buy to scale down.<br />The Overberg coast has shaken off its sleepy holiday-by-the-sea reputation and is increasingly attracting younger buyers and upcountry semigrants as permanent residents. So much so, in fact, that purchasing patterns in <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/western-cape/hermanus/92/"... 14172 2016-11-28T07:42:18.44 House price index drop to 6.8 percent, as mortgages slow http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14167/House-price-index-drop-to-6-8-percent,-as-mortgages-slow.aspx Posted: 11/26/2016 7:43:24 AM<br/><br/>Standard Bank’s house price index slowed to 6.8 percent year on year in October from a slightly upwardly revised 6.9 percent in September. <br /><em>(by Siphamandla Mkhwanazi, economist at Standard Bank)</em><br><br>Standard Bank’s house price index slowed to 6.8 percent year on year in October from a slightly upwardly revised 6.9 percent in September.<br><br>Sub-indices show that:<br><br>Freehold properties accelerated to 8.9 percent from a... 14167 2016-11-26T07:43:24.527 Clifton house smashes SA residential auction bid record by more than R30 million. http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14166/Clifton-house-smashes-SA-residential-auction-bid-record-by-more-than-R30-million-.aspx Posted: 11/25/2016 11:37:31 AM<br/><br/>A winning bid of R90 million on a super luxury Clifton villa on Thursday (Nov 24) smashed South Africa’s residential auction price record by more than R30m.<br />A winning bid of R90 million on a super luxury Clifton villa on Thursday (Nov 24) smashed South Africa’s residential auction price record by more than R30m.<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/Nov%20Auction%20Clifton.jpg" alt="" style=""><br>This super luxury villa in Clifton’s Net... 14166 2016-11-25T11:37:31.92 The Daily Five - Curb Appeal http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14165/The-Daily-Five---Curb-Appeal.aspx Posted: 11/25/2016 10:49:52 AM<br/><br/>First impressions matter - and in real estate first impressions or curb appeal is just as important. We chose five properties from current MyProperty listings that we simply love!<br /><p>First impressions matter - and in real estate first impressions or curb appeal is just as important. We chose five properties from current MyProperty listings that we simply love!<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/827234_ba7fa507-badc-40fd-835f-f099881fff501.jpg" alt="" style=... 14165 2016-11-25T10:49:52.397 MyProperty Black Friday Special - Save an incredible R117,000 on your home loan! http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14164/MyProperty-Black-Friday-Special---Save-an-incredible-R117,000-on-your-home-loan-.aspx Posted: 11/25/2016 8:53:36 AM<br/><br/>We are running an incredible Black Friday offer at MyProperty, and we are not charging you anything. <br /><p>We are running an incredible Black Friday offer at MyProperty, and we are not charging you anything. &nbsp;<br></p><p><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/mpblackfriday.png" alt="" style=""><br><br>By paying in only R250/month extra on a R1 million home loan every month, you can save an... 14164 2016-11-25T08:53:36.913 Historic Kalk Bay and St James experiencing property revival http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14162/Historic-Kalk-Bay-and-St-James-experiencing-property-revival-.aspx Posted: 11/25/2016 7:20:12 AM<br/><br/>Growing investor interest in the historic False Bay villages of Kalk Bay and St James in Cape Town’s False Bay has spurred the revival of this scenic coastal strip’s status as a sought-after holiday and residential destination.<br />Growing investor interest in the historic False Bay villages of Kalk Bay and St James in <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/western-cape/cape-town/88/" target="_blank">Cape Town</a>’s False Bay has spurred the revival of this scenic coastal strip’s status as a sought-after holida... 14162 2016-11-25T07:20:12.35 Property Pick - Exceptional beauty in Cape Town http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14161/Property-Pick---Exceptional-beauty-in-Cape-Town.aspx Posted: 11/24/2016 4:50:15 PM<br/><br/>A superb collaboration of Form - Flow and Function - this newly renovated double volume Stefan Antoni designed masterpiece situated high up on the slopes of Table Mountain in Higgovale, Cape Town allows for awe-inspiring views of city bowl, signal hill and the harbour.<br /><p>A superb collaboration of Form - Flow and Function - this newly renovated double volume Stefan Antoni designed masterpiece situated high up on the slopes of Table Mountain in Higgovale, Cape Town allows for awe-inspiring views of city bowl, signal hill and the harbour.<br></p><p><img src="https:/... 14161 2016-11-24T16:50:15.493 Consumers - use rate pause to reassess financial situation http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14160/Consumers---use-rate-pause-to-reassess-financial-situation.aspx Posted: 11/24/2016 4:24:46 PM<br/><br/>It was announced today at the last Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of the year that the interest rate would remain unchanged as we move into 2017. The repo rate will stay at 7%, with the prime lending rate currently at 10.5%.<br />It was announced today at the last Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of the year that the interest rate would remain unchanged as we move into 2017. The repo rate will stay at 7%, with the prime lending rate currently at 10.5%.<br><br>A slow economy and the need for expanded money supply has l... 14160 2016-11-24T16:24:46.11 Major face-lift for Pier Place in heart of Cape Town’s Foreshore district http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14159/Major-face-lift-for-Pier-Place-in-heart-of-Cape-Town’s-Foreshore-district.aspx Posted: 11/24/2016 12:57:58 PM<br/><br/>Recently acquired by Aria Property Group, Pier Place, a prime-situated 15-storey, 15 000sqm building in Jetty Street on Cape Town’s Foreshore, is undergoing redevelopment and refurbishment at a total investment of in excess of R200 million. <br />Recently acquired by Aria Property Group, Pier Place, a prime-situated 15-storey, 15 000sqm building in Jetty Street on Cape Town’s Foreshore, is undergoing &nbsp;redevelopment and refurbishment at a total investment of in excess of R200 million.&nbsp;<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploa... 14159 2016-11-24T12:57:58.297 Understanding the bond application process http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14158/Understanding-the-bond-application-process.aspx Posted: 11/24/2016 10:53:27 AM<br/><br/>Cameron Jansen, Broker Manager of RE/MAX Central, discusses what happens during the home loan application process.<br />Cameron Jansen, Broker Manager of RE/MAX Central, discusses what happens during the home loan application process.<br>Broker Manager of RE/MAX Central, Cameron Jansen says that currently in South Africa around four out of every five people who want to purchase a property will require a financial ins... 14158 2016-11-24T10:53:27.907 The Daily Five - New Developments http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14157/The-Daily-Five---New-Developments.aspx Posted: 11/24/2016 8:43:04 AM<br/><br/>We aren’t saying there is something like ‘new-home-smell’ but if there was then our five choices from current MyProperty listings would definitely have it!<br />We aren’t saying there is something like ‘new-home-smell’ but if there was then our five choices from current MyProperty listings would definitely have it!<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/466620_20119121310124.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>A 4 bedroom stunner in the sought-after... 14157 2016-11-24T08:43:04.933 Four things rental agents wish tenants knew http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14156/Four-things-rental-agents-wish-tenants-knew-.aspx Posted: 11/24/2016 7:54:11 AM<br/><br/>According to Grant Rea, Rental Specialist at RE/MAX Living, there are a few things that rental agents wished their tenants were aware of, here we discuss the top four things rental agents wish tenants knew.<br />According to Grant Rea, Rental Specialist at RE/MAX Living, there are a few things that rental agents wished their tenants were aware of, here they are:<br><br><br><strong>1. &nbsp; &nbsp;You have loads of competition!</strong><br><br>Particularly in coastal cities, the demand for rentals is astrono... 14156 2016-11-24T07:54:11.28 Property Pick - Architectural luxury in Krugersdorp http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14155/Property-Pick---Architectural-luxury-in-Krugersdorp.aspx Posted: 11/23/2016 4:18:23 PM<br/><br/>Our Property Pick of the day is a breathtaking eco-friendly architectural masterpiece situated in Krugersdorp, Gauteng!<br />This modern home offers much more than expected. Situated off the banks of the Crocodile river this home is ideal for family living with ultimate luxury and particular planning in the design making the home comfortable elegant and family friendly. Not only is the home an architectural award winning ... 14155 2016-11-23T16:18:23.64 The Daily Five - Hibiscus Coast Properties http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14152/The-Daily-Five---Hibiscus-Coast-Properties.aspx Posted: 11/23/2016 10:45:30 AM<br/><br/>Long stretches of sandy beaches, inviting warm ocean waters and that summer feeling year-round, what is not to love about the Hibiscus Coast? We take a look at five awesome listings currently on MyProperty!<br /><p>Long stretches of sandy beaches, inviting warm ocean waters and that summer feeling year-round, what is not to love about the Hibiscus Coast? We take a look at five awesome listings currently on MyProperty!<br><strong><br>Shelly Beach<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/896058_d... 14152 2016-11-23T10:45:30.693 Be a low-risk borrower and better your home loan prospects http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14154/Be-a-low-risk-borrower-and-better-your-home-loan-prospects.aspx Posted: 11/23/2016 10:36:57 AM<br/><br/>If you’ve decided to become a homeowner, the first thing you need to do is find out whether you have a good chance of being approved for a home loan – or whether lenders will consider you too “high-risk”. <br />If you’ve decided to become a homeowner, the first thing you need to do is find out whether you have a good chance of being approved for a home loan – or whether lenders will consider you too “high-risk”.<br><br>“It’s all very well to start looking at online listings or visiting show houses to find ... 14154 2016-11-23T10:36:57.337 The pastoral jewel of the Constantia Valley – demand for property in Zwaanswyk continues to rise http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14151/The-pastoral-jewel-of-the-Constantia-Valley-–-demand-for-property-in-Zwaanswyk-continues-to-rise.aspx Posted: 11/23/2016 8:36:18 AM<br/><br/>The pastoral enclave of Zwaanswyk that was ravaged by the fire that raged across the Cape Peninsula in March last year has not only completely recovered from the devastation but the post-fire property market has remained steady with unwavering demand.<br />The pastoral enclave of <a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/Property-Search.aspx?stype=poi&amp;rdc=0&amp;area=Zwaanswyk%20Rd&amp;radius=2&amp;lat=-34.0663005&amp;lng=%2018.418928100000016&amp;statusType=0.-1&amp;build=0&amp;garages=0&amp;baths=0&amp;beds=0&amp;minPrice=0&amp;maxPrice=1000000000&amp... 14151 2016-11-23T08:36:18.85 Focus on function for faster home sales http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14148/Focus-on-function-for-faster-home-sales.aspx Posted: 11/23/2016 7:16:55 AM<br/><br/>With budgets under pressure and home sizes getting smaller, functionality is of increasing concern to modern homebuyers, says Gerhard Kotzé, the new MD of the RealNet estate agency group.<br />With budgets under pressure and home sizes getting smaller, functionality is of increasing concern to modern homebuyers, says Gerhard Kotzé, the new MD of the RealNet estate agency group.<br>&nbsp;<br>“Most buyers are not planning to move again anytime soon, so they are focused on finding a home whe... 14148 2016-11-23T07:16:55.983 High-end homebuyers are going big on ‘green’ http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14147/High-end-homebuyers-are-going-big-on-‘green’.aspx Posted: 11/22/2016 11:17:36 AM<br/><br/>The demand for sustainable-living and security technologies is rapidly gaining ground among the world’s most affluent home-buyers, with whole-house energy solutions implemented during initial construction being the most popular, closely followed by the convenience offered by ‘smart’ technologies.<br />The demand for sustainable-living and security technologies is rapidly gaining ground among the world’s most affluent home-buyers, with whole-house energy solutions implemented during initial construction being the most popular, closely followed by the convenience offered by ‘smart’ technologies.<br... 14147 2016-11-22T11:17:36.93 The Daily Five - Lavish living rooms http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14146/The-Daily-Five---Lavish-living-rooms.aspx Posted: 11/22/2016 9:02:28 AM<br/><br/>From cozy to ultra modern, a living room is one of the spaces in a home where functionality and creativity meets to create the perfect entertainment areas<br />From cozy to ultra modern, a living room is one of the spaces in a home where functionality and creativity meets to create the perfect entertainment areas<br><br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/914519_8bd32a61-8a3b-4fb4-b70c-8149da6e3f551.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><br>The earthy to... 14146 2016-11-22T09:02:28.187 Going on holiday? Check your insurance http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14145/Going-on-holiday--Check-your-insurance.aspx Posted: 11/22/2016 7:43:41 AM<br/><br/>You probably already know (or have some idea) as to what your holiday is going to (or should) cost you. However, have you considered whether your property is adequately insured for the holidays, or what it will cost if it isn’t? Under insurance can be an unwanted additional cost over the holiday period.<br />You probably already know (or have some idea) as to what your holiday is going to (or should) cost you. However, have you considered whether your property is adequately insured for the holidays, or what it will cost if it isn’t? Under insurance can be an unwanted additional cost over the holiday per... 14145 2016-11-22T07:43:41.27 Property Pick - Beauty in Alberton http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14144/Property-Pick---Beauty-in-Alberton.aspx Posted: 11/21/2016 5:00:00 PM<br/><br/>A bright and open home built with the modern family in mind situated in the sought-after Meyersdal Nature Estate, Alberton is our Property Pick of the day!<br />A bright and open home built with the modern family in mind situated in the sought-after Meyersdal Nature Estate, Alberton is our Property Pick of the day!<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/2016-11-21.jpg" alt="" style=""><br><em><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-... 14144 2016-11-21T17:00:00 Benefits qualified agents bring to property transactions http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14139/Benefits-qualified-agents-bring-to-property-transactions.aspx Posted: 11/21/2016 11:28:18 AM<br/><br/>For most people purchasing a property will be one of the largest financial decisions they will ever make in their lifetime. Due to the fact that it is a decision that will impact their financial well-being far into the future, it makes perfect sense to seek out the expertise of a trained real estate professional who will be able to guide them through the process.<br />For most people purchasing a property will be one of the largest financial decisions they will ever make in their lifetime. Due to the fact that it is a decision that will impact their financial well-being far into the future, it makes perfect sense to seek out the expertise of a trained <a href="ht... 14139 2016-11-21T11:28:18.367 Oceans Hotel Apartments launched in sought after uMhlanga http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14138/Oceans-Hotel-Apartments-launched-in-sought-after-uMhlanga.aspx Posted: 11/21/2016 10:31:30 AM<br/><br/>Umhlanga has certainly become one of the fastest growing suburbs in KwaZulu-Natal, attracting world-class developers seeking to dominate its skyline with award-winning products.<br /><a href="http://www.myproperty.co.za/property/for-sale/kwazulu-natal/umhlanga/132/" target="_blank">Umhlanga</a> has certainly become one of the fastest growing suburbs in KwaZulu-Natal, attracting world-class developers seeking to dominate its skyline with award-winning products.<br><br><img src="h... 14138 2016-11-21T10:31:30.547 The Daily 5 - Perfect Patios http://www.myproperty.co.za/news/14134/The-Daily-5---Perfect-Patios.aspx Posted: 11/21/2016 9:10:23 AM<br/><br/>As we head into summer holidays we cannot overlook the fact that South Africans love entertaining outside and therefore we take a look at some perfect patios from current listings on MyProperty<br />As we head into summer holidays we cannot overlook the fact that South Africans love entertaining outside and therefore we take a look at some perfect patios from current listings on MyProperty<br><br><img src="https://oms.entegral.net/uploads/o97/894708_1ad35790-c950-4b12-8688-4d7993f8ce201.jpg" al... 14134 2016-11-21T09:10:23.463