News Archive for February - 2016

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property pick - contemporary design in johannesburg
a guide to home buying for the self-employed
coastal jewels – kommetjie and noordhoek markets surge
new sectional title units snapped up in clarens
high demand for cluster homes in benoni and boksburg
mining towns less attractive now for buy-to-let investors
property pick - country living in pretoria
transfer duty implications arising from the 2016 budget speech
buyers snap up r550m in plots in durbanville lifestyle estate
margins tight now for renovate-and-resell buyers
property pick - stylish living in centurion
buying a home with your partner – what happens if you break up?
letting out a property - here’s what you need to know
multi-billion rand expansion projects planned for port elizabeth’s western suburbs
real estate experts comments on the national budget 2016
property pick - royal living in knysna
national budget helps restore confidence in south africa
the top benefits of real estate investment
the top golf courses in south africa
everything you need to know about getting a bond for a commercial property
property pick - contemporary beauty in sandton
tenants' rights and obligations with regards to leases
dr andrew golding comments ahead of sa’s national budget
applying for a bond – the hows and how nots of tackling this daunting task
morningside shopping centre continues to increase customer base
property pick - stunner in cape town
plan ahead for the m1 rehabilitation
offer to purchase residential property - when is it a binding contract?
all you need to know about occupational rent
new exclusive development for cape town’s booming claremont upper
make a plan and stay safe
property pick - country living in stellenbosch
exclusive apartments launch at the median, rosebank
property barometer - holiday town price trends
tourism, migration, weak economy to boost added demand in cape rental market
make sure you can trust your estate agent
property pick - architectural masterpiece in umhlanga rocks
body corporate budgets should be carefully assessed for 2016
sunny outlook for residential market in sunninghill
what agents do behind the scenes
property pick - luxury family living in roodepoort
breaking through ‘buyer’s block’
“green” building takes hold in johannesburg suburbs
don’t let your insurance lapse while your home is ‘in transfer’
tesla powerwall - south african prices revealed
property pick - chic living in centurion
hartbeespoort - escape from the city
how to decide whether a home is worth restoring
homes in final phase in upmarket baronetcy estate rapidly rising out the ground
statistics signal slower house price growth forecast for 2016
property pick - grandeur in camps bay
protect yourself by using only registered estate agents
surge in buyer interest as pinelands retirement village readies for opening
estate living popular in stellenbosch
east london is ‘just the ticket’ for many young buyers
property pick - family living in sandton
find your dream home in nelspruit
new modderfontein estate sets the trend
can you bounce back from overpricing a property?
here’s why downsizing is gaining popularity
property pick - elegance in hartbeespoort
slow price growth is good for first-time buyers
massive roads upgrade under way in the sandton cbd
when it comes to location one is spoilt for choice in st francis bay
melrose arch is the new business address of eversheds
property pick - charming coastal living in plettenberg bay
craighall property market fuelled by demand
bowling over the south coast property market
demand for cape wine estates continues to grow
our depreciating rand: are you adequately covered?
property pick - designer home in vredehoek
characteristics to consider when choosing an agent
select johannesburg areas to see residential development during 2016
world real estate accounts for 60 percent of all mainstream assets
property pick - beauty in hoedspruit
tax season - make property work for you
managing the finances when purchasing a property
real estate investment trusts (reits) are subject to a special tax regime in sa
is fixing the interest rate on your home loan a good idea?
property pick - upmarket living in roodepoort
water meters could help residents manage the rising costs of water
new secure development for tokai
how to get started in commercial property
repair, renovate or improve a home before selling?
property pick - contemporary living in somerset west
boreholes - key to saving water in johannesburg
communicating with your tenant
co-ownership contracts need to stipulate conditions of the partnership
sa's shifting retail landscape underpins property prices
property pick - designer beauty in cape town
pets in sectional schemes
find your dream home in mossel bay
2016 will be a great year for the rental market but one major risk looms for landlords
how to cut electricity consumption
property pick - beauty in ballito
oceandune sibaya unveiled as first development in the exclusive sibaya precinct
getting a foot in the atlantic seaboard market in 2016
new year, new home
boom time for hout bay property market
property pick - designer beauty in pretoria
hoa rule application often seen as too stringent but take care with interpretation
how to handle moving house with children
top cape schools boost the property market
occupational rent explained
Latest Property News
  • 17 Oct 2017
    It is relatively straightforward to make a good property investment when the economy and housing market are booming. As the old saying goes - a rising tide lifts all boats. However, says Sandra Gordon, Pam Golding Properties senior research analyst, when the economy is struggling with low growth – as South Africa’s currently is, there are still opportunities for investments
  • 17 Oct 2017
    In recent years, residential property investment has been highlighted for its value as an income stream when the property is bond-free, especially for those owners in their retirement years.
  • 17 Oct 2017
    As technology improves, so does the level of property scams that do the rounds, and while every precaution seems to be taken, there will be yet another thing that fraudsters find to dupe people out of large sums of money, warns Johnny Henkes of law firm Henkes Nolte-Joubert.
  • 16 Oct 2017
    With Accelerate Property Fund owning a large portion of business right land and partnering with the Fourways Precinct, residents in this (and surrounding) areas can almost be assured that the plans for the improvement and development of the area will increase residential property values exponentially in the coming year
  • 16 Oct 2017
    You have done your homework thoroughly, researching the market and current trends in the area and gaining a clear understanding of the renovation process you have in mind. You are not discouraged by the time and dedication required nor the plethora of possible minefields, and you decide to take the plunge. What next?
  • 16 Oct 2017
    In the past, if a sectional title scheme appointed a managing agent, the trustees would still have to be actively involved in the decision making and management of the scheme. The Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA), however, makes allowance for a new type of managing agent – the executive managing agent - which could almost be seen as putting the scheme under voluntary administration.
  • 13 Oct 2017
    The violent storms that have swept South Africa over the past week have left many people with one question on their minds: “I wonder if my insurance will cover the damage?”
  • 13 Oct 2017
    For some Friday the 13th is one of the unluckiest days of the year and to honour this spooky day we take a look at 13 superstitions from around the world.
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