Freedom and prosperity for all

Given the current economic situation in the country characterised by low growth, more people are coming to appreciate the sound moral, philosophical, and economic...

Benefits To Property Funds Of Diversified Retail Portfolios Reinforced, Says Clur Report

The benefits to property funds of diversified retail portfolios in the current market, in terms of shopping centre format, profile and geography, have again...

COCT – Cancellation of Foreshore Freeway Project

In 2016, the City of Cape Town announced its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of the Foreshore precinct in the Cape Town...

SAPOA Raises concerns on Property Rates 

On Tuesday 26 June 2018, the City of Joburg stated that: “The City of Johannesburg has taken a decision not to increase the property rates...

Offshore property investment remains the big opportunity for SA REITs in 2018

The global sell-off of in emerging markets, an intractably weak domestic economy, an oversupply of business space, and a focus on the quality of...

Don’t wait an age to become a home-owner

Many people only start thinking about home-ownership when they are ready to “settle down” or start a family, which is why first-time buyers these...

Property Buyer Show – 21-22 July, Durban Exhibition Centre, Durban

South Africa’s premier property expo will be taking place at the Durban Exhibition Centre on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July 2018 following popular...

The 2018 SAPOA Journalism Awards For Excellence – Winners Announcement

Winners and runners up in the 2018 installment of the SAPOA Journalism Awards for Excellence were announced at the gala dinner and awards evening...

2018 Sapoa Journalism Awards For Excellence – Nominees Announcement

Entries for the SAPOA Journalism Awards for Excellence 2018 were announced at the SAPOA Convention & Property Exhibition this afternoon, taking place at the...

Top 5 Points Landlords Need To Know Before Letting Their Property

In the current market, letting out a property can be a good option as rental demand remains strong, especially in the northern suburbs of...

South Africans Can Buy Property on a Mortgage In The UK

Contrary to common belief, South Africans who don’t have residency in the UK or a British passport can buy property there and get a...

Co-Owning a Home a Good Way to Get Onto the Property Ladder

With fewer couples nowadays getting married but choosing rather to co-habit, or friends choosing to share as they cannot afford something on their own,...

Inheriting a Problem

Thousands of elderly South Africans have children who are living overseas, which can become an administrative nightmare when the parents pass away and their...

Balwin Launches Five New Developments with Annual Results

Balwin, South Africa’s largest homebuilder focusing on large scale sectional-title residential estates in high-growth, high-density metropolitan nodes in South Africa’s major cities, this morning...

Vukile Acquires Shopping Centre in Spain

Vukile Property Fund has acquired its first shopping centre in Spain, Habaneras Shopping Centre in the popular coastal city of Torrevieja, through its 98.7%-owned...

South African’s Fighting to ‘Keep up with the Joneses’

PayProp Rental Index findings have shown that the average percentage of South African tenants’ net income that they spend on rent increases disproportionally as...

Emira Makes its Fourth USA Shopping Centre Investment

Emira Property Fund today announced it has invested in its fourth shopping centre in the USA, growing its exposure in the biggest market in...

How to Approach Building Your Own Home

There’s nothing quite like a home that is purpose-built for your needs, but for most South Africans, the thought of building a house from...

Wiese Lodges Claims of R59 Billion Against Steinhoff

Companies in Dr Christo Wiese’s Titan Group have served summons on Steinhoff International Holdings (Pty) Ltd, registered in South Africa, and Steinhoff International Holdings...

Property Experts Share Advice to First-Time Buyers and Investors

The Property Buyer Show, taking place on the 21st and 22nd of April 2018, is an ideal platform for anyone looking to buy their...

SAPOA concerned over JHB GV Process for Objections and Appeals

SAPOA is concerned over the lack of feedback from the City of Johannesburg on the latest General Valuation (GV) Process. In correspondence to the...

Property Demand and Values Increasingly Impacted by Commute Times

As our roads seem to get busier every year, people are seeking ways of reducing their commute times to improve their quality of life....

Opportunities Aplenty in KwaZulu-Natal’s Property Market

It’s no secret that KwaZulu-Natal is one of the country’s last remaining property hotspots. With its enviable infrastructure, unequalled climate and beautiful coastline, prime...

The Drought Won’t Last Forever

The performance of the property market over the last five years has clearly demonstrated that Cape property is well ahead in terms of value...

Sandton Central Supports Water Savings this World Water Day 

This Thursday, 22 March, is World Water Day and Sandton Central Management District, which manages the public spaces of South Africa’s cosmopolitan financial capital,...

Arabella Country Estate Uses Water Responsibly and Sustainably

Arabella Country Estate, one of SA’s leading lifestyle and golfing residential estates situated along the Bot River Lagoon in Kleinmond, is reaping the rewards...

SAPOA Concerned Over Rates Increases at Municipal Level

SAPOA represents companies and organisations in the commercial property sector, and, as Chief Executive Officer Neil Gopal points out, "SAPOA members contribute significantly to...

‘On-Demand’ Expectation from SA Consumers Challenges the Property Industry

Estate agents and rental property managers that don’t adopt technology in their businesses will be replaced,” says Adriaan Grove from Entregral Technologies. Speaking at...

Land Expropriation Without Compensation

In light of the recent motion by the National Assembly to amend the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation, the South African...

Entry-level Property Boom in Cape Town’s “Most Integrated” Suburb

Parklands is fast becoming Cape Town’s most racially and culturally integrated suburb as entry-level buyers clamour to snap up affordable housing in this rapidly...

What Body Corporate Finances Really Mean for your Investment

Whether you own a property in a sectional title complex or are looking to invest in one, the financial standing of the body corporate...

What Are Your Rental Rights During the Water Crisis?

As the Western Cape continues to brace for Day Zero, many questions have been raised about how the water crisis affects the rights of...

Invest Before 1 April 2018 and Save on VAT!

With an economy set to experience more growth than in recent years thanks to a change in political leaders who understand the importance of...

Budget 2018, Worrying for Economy and Property, says Seeff

It was always going to be a tough budget given that Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, already signalled during his mini-budget late last year that...

National Budget Geared to Instil Confidence

Given the hand they were dealt, government has performed a delicate balancing act which it is hoped will serve to reignite confidence in investment...
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Wealth Migrate, First Global Online Real Estate Investment Platform with Integrated Blockchain is now...

In October 2016, FinTech platform Wealth Migrate which enables global real estate investing introduced blockchain technology in a move that significantly enhances security and...
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Paint Your Way To Wealth

Top trends, emerging colours, and expert tips Long gone are the days of painting a rental property all-white and expecting a tenant to like it....
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How Blockchain Is Disrupting the Construction / Real Estate Industry

After disrupting the financial industry, blockchain technology is slowly trickling down to other industries. You may be wondering, ‘Is Blockchain Technology set to 'rattle...
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‘PropTech’ Ushers in a New Wave of Tech Entrepreneurs

Johannesburg - A new generation of real estate entrepreneurs in South Africa is transforming the property industry through technical innovation that could change the...
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Why South Africans are investing with Select Property Group, the leading developer of fully...

What’s driving the surge in interest for British real estate among South Africans? Select Property Group has recorded an 89% increase in enquiries and 75%...

Junk Status – What it Means for the Construction Industry

South Africa’s downgraded status by international agencies is likely to have significant impact on the construction industry as the cost of credit rises, particularly...

Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill

The Draft Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill (Bill) was published on 17 March 2017. Members of the public are invited to comment before...

Don’t Invest in UK Property Before Reading This

Investing overseas can be quite daunting and it is a challenge to know what to believe. One Touch Property have been helping people invest...

5 things first-time home buyers should know

Buying your own home can be a daunting prospect. Many of us have spent our lives renting, so when we decide to take the...

Unchanged Repo Rate a Confidence Boost for Landlords and Investors

Paul Stevens, chief executive of Just Property says, “the announcement by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) that the repo rate remains unchanged will have...

2016 Highlights a new Dawn for the Wealth Creation Company

Paul Stevens CEO of Just Property says, ‘One of the highlights of 2016 for Just Property was when we rebranded the company to Just...

Security Tips for Your Property Over the Holidays

The holidays are here and Just Property warns you not to hold back when it comes to the security of your house when you...

How to Keep Your Vacancies Low by Valuing Your Tenant

Make a list, check it twice Gone forever are gut instinct tenant decisions. Now, screening tenants is nearly as complex as voting for a political...

6 Steps on Buying Property in a Skittish Economy

Year-end is a time when people start thinking about re-evaluating their goals and taking action on improving their financial situation, which in many cases...

How To Find A Great Property Manager

Property management is a critical part of a landlord’s success. The art of making money in property investment is not just about buying and...

CYPRUS becomes the new frontier with full EU Citizenship and a Luxurious Villa on...

CYPRUS CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT The Cyprus Ministry of Interiors has announced an even more effective and attractive legislation that enables foreign investors to become a...

Tips On How To Fill Vacancies Quickly With Quality Tenants

A property manager’s core function is ensuring quality tenants for landlords with timeous rental collection. A vacancy is a like a festering sore for...

The Changing Nature of Retail

The Impact of Online Shopping on Cities The advent of e-commerce has undoubtedly changed the way consumers shop.  In a post-recession world where the majority...

Liability for levies when a unit is sold

When a sectional title unit is sold, the pro rata ordinary or general levies for the period remaining of the current financial year automatically...

An innovative approach to sale and leasebacks can bulk up BEE weight

The traditional approach to BEE property investment has been to focus on the acquisition of assets that have large public-sector tenancies.  While this was...

Port Elizabeth’s residential property market poised for capital growth

Multi-million rand investment in Port Elizabeth is raising the profile of the city, which, despite being South Africa’s fifth largest, has been a well-kept...

Demand for student housing presents new opportunities for private sector

SSA’s economic prospects are improving, with a number of macro trends creating an urgent need for better real estate infrastructure. Within this environment, a...

Western Cape property kick-starts a lacklustre national inflation average

It’s no secret that the property market in the Western Cape has become the strongest and most stable regional housing sector in the country,...

Property Rental – What is the right security deposit amount?

The security deposit that landlords request from the tenant secures the protection of their rental investment. Therefore, it is vital to ensure that the...

Vukile, Arrowhead and Synergy advance with 
new high-yielding, high-growth listed property fund, GemGrow Properties...

Vukile Property Fund, Arrowhead Properties and Synergy Income Fund  today announced they have concluded agreements for a landmark transaction that will create a high-yield,...

Trustees nominations and elections

It is sometimes very difficult to motivate owners to make themselves available as trustees in sectional title schemes, says Michael Bauer, general manager of...

Innovative strategies essential capture african property growth

How are real estate industry leaders making their mark? Despite Africa’s slowdown; multinational companies, retailers, property developers and private equity funds continue to invest in...

Investing in your outdoor space

Although kitchen and bathroom renovations still top the list as the upgrades that add the most value to a property, a growing number of...

Create a home maintenance and project fund

There is much more to homeownership than paying a monthly bond repayment, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa,...

Franchising experts share their knowledge at #BuyaBusiness Expo

Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs will be able to have their business questions answered and learn key insights from business experts at the Buy a...

Buying Off-Plan Provides a Major Saving in Transfer Duty

In the recent national budget, transfer duty costs were again hiked up to what must be amongst the highest in the world. The top...

Is Technology Replacing the Need For Estate Agents?

Statistically, nine out of ten homebuyers will make use of the internet during their home search process. This is because technology has made the...

Hout Bay Rental Market Demand Outstrips Supply

The Hout Bay residential rentals market offers a vast array of property types, but there is currently a shortage of long term rental properties...

Enclosure of Patios in Sectional Title Schemes

There is often discussion and debate on the issue of the enclosure of patios or balconies in sectional title schemes and whether they become...

Tips for Investing in Your First Property

When deciding on investing in property for the first time, there a few key elements that investors should take into consideration, such as whether...

Sectional Title Scheme maintenance responsibility

If there is one issue which can be almost guaranteed to cause dissension among sectional title property owners, it is the question of who...
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Cape Town City Bowl houses selling like hotcakes

Freehold houses in the City Bowl suburbs are hot property and selling like hotcakes. According to Seeff freehold specialist agents, Michele Apperley and Colette...

Keeping your home Flu free in the colder months

As the weather turns and gets colder, many will be focusing their attention on preparing for winter and staying germ-free during the flu season....

What to be aware of when selling or buying Sectional Title Property

When a sectional title unit is being sold, the situation sometimes arises where it is discovered too late that the scheme’s body corporate has...

Pretoria East: A popular choice for Young Professionals and Young Families

Pretoria East has become very popular for young and upcoming professionals and young families because of its excellent central position, and now that there...

Check your Plans

An illegal extension on a property can put the homebuyer in a potentially tricky situation, says Charles Haigh, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Elite, who notes...

Cape property still a safe bet

One of the leading property market indicators, the FNB Property Barometer recently confirmed that the Cape property market remains sturdy amidst a rather stormy...

The Benefits of Buy-to-Let

The Benefits of Buy-to-Let In South Africa, with its rapidly growing middle class, strong urbanisation trend and a staggering housing backlog, the opportunities for...

Debunking home selling misconceptions

When it comes to selling a home there is no shortage of advice from a number of sources, such as family and friends, however...
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Sectional title owners must stick to the rules when renovating or altering units

Problems often arise when an owner (often a new owner who has not read through the conduct rules of the scheme) of a sectional...

Property education for first-time home buyers

If you’ve just decided to buy your first home, Just Property is the ideal resource for you and is ready to assist you through...

COULD VIRTUAL REALITY CHANGE THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR

No longer just for computer gaming enthusiasts, 2016 has been dubbed as the year of virtual reality – but will this have any impact...

8 Tips to Creating Good Credit to Buy a Property

One of the first stops on the road to home ownership is figuring out your finances, and that includes understanding your credit, a critical...

KEEP UP WITH BOND REPAYMENTS, EVEN IF TIMES GET TOUGH

Your home is your most important asset and in tough financial times priority should be given to paying your mortgage bond instalments, says Anne...

DEBUNKING HOME SELLING MISCONCEPTIONS

When it comes to selling a home there is no shortage of advice from a number of sources, such as family and friends, however...

The 7 Essential Questions To Ask Before Appointing Your Property Manager

Choosing a property manager or estate agent can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve never rented a property before. In order to find the right...

Pretoria continues to grow at a rapid pace – Residential property market in Tshwane...

If the national economy is lethargic, much of the Pretoria region does not appear to be reflecting this, and continues to grow at an...

Educate yourself about investing first before you buy!

Buying your first investment property can be scary, and rightly so if you don’t know the right steps, understand the investment process or if...

LIVING IN THE CITY VERSUS OUTLYING SUBURBS, WEIGHING UP THE COSTS

There are many pros to living in the city, particularly Cape Town, but there are various pros to living in the outlying suburbs too,...
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