EDITOR'S CHOICE

Rental Arrears – Further Decline Expected

During March 2020, just over 20% of tenants were in arrears, increasing to almost 24% in April.

4 Features Buyers Will Look For Post Lockdown

Shaken by the effects of COVID-19, the world is going to be a very different place long after we emerge from the national lockdown.

Buy When There’s Blood in the Streets

“Buy when there’s blood in the streets, even if the blood is your own “- Baron Rothschild. Due to fear and uncertainty, most people end up selling when they should be buying.

Economic Change Essential Post COVID-19

South Africa’s dire economic situation was caused by the wrong macro-economic policies being adopted in the past, and the country needs a radically different path going forward.

NEWS

What Rate Cut Means For Real Estate

These are unprecedented and uncertain times and we need as much support from the Reserve Bank as possible to boost confidence to invest in the property market & economy as we emerge from the Lockdown.

New Property Sector Council Formed

A new representative council has been formed to provide a single voice for property practitioners to speak with authority on issues connected with the property industry.

Passing of Marc Wainer is a loss to the property sector

The legendary founder and pioneering property investor and developer Marc Wainer had retired from the company at the end of August 2019.

Rate Cut Applauded for Economy & Property Sector

This rate cut takes the interest rate to a new historic low. Together with the previous cut, this is vital for when the country comes out of the COVID-19 Lockdown & the recovery starts.

Room for Further Interest Rate Cut

“As the Deeds Office is currently closed, transactions underway can still be at least partially processed online, ready to be concluded once the lockdown is lifted.”

LOCKDOWN – Effects on Real Estate & the Economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation called the country into a full lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision will cause all non-essential businesses to shut down all face-to-face operations until the situation can be contained.  “I commend the president for taking such proactive measures against this pandemic. After speaking to Dario […]

Rate Cut – Stimulus for Economy & Property

The decision by the MPC to cut the repo rate by 100 basis points is a welcome stimulus for the economy & property market. 

Selling & Buying Properties During Coronavirus

Keeping the Light on  How do we continue buying or selling properties in light of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic as a national disaster? How do we to continue providing value-adding, secure and safe property services? 12 TIPS “We recommend the following TIPS for home buyers, sellers, property sales agents and professionals […]