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Joburg homes market poised to rise
Joburg homes market poised to rise

The Johannesburg residential property market is set for an upturn after a long period of uncertainty and flat-lining prices

By Ronald Ennik 21 Apr 2017

Innovative South African real estate technology
Innovative South African real estate technology

Global real estate innovation has never evolved as rapidly as it has in recent years

By Richard Gray 18 Apr 2017

Conveyancing attorneys - their role in a property transaction
Conveyancing attorneys - their role in a property transaction

The change of ownership of an immovable doesn't happen when the Offer to Purchase is signed, or even when the purchase price is paid to the seller

By Adrian Goslett 18 Apr 2017

What to look for when investing in property
What to look for when investing in property

There are three fundamental factors that are crucial in determining how the property market works

By Sindy Peters 13 Apr 2017

Climate control for the smart home
Climate control for the smart home

It is important that people be comfortable at home - and climate control forms an integral part of the perceived comfort of a person's surroundings.

By Neil Cameron 12 Apr 2017

The process of rezoning or subdividing
The process of rezoning or subdividing

Homeowners who are looking to rezone their property for business use or subdivide to sell a portion of their land may be in for a longer ride than they initially expected

By Adrian Goslett 11 Apr 2017

YIPA aims to drive transformation in property sector
YIPA aims to drive transformation in property sector

At the recently concluded Property Buyer Show in Cape Town, we caught up with the marketing director of the newly launched Youth in Property Association (YIPA), Khensani de Klerk to find out a bit more about what the organisation does, what its objectives are, and what some of the challenges are for the youth of South Africa in becoming more involved in the property sector.

By Sindy Peters 11 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to buy the ideal property for your business

Though leasing is attractive to business with limited capital or those uncertain of the future, buying offers a lot of advantages, such as earning you equity over time and allowing you to sublet to other tenants in your building

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Apr 2017

How to become a property investor - the fundamentals
How to become a property investor - the fundamentals

Neale Petersen, founder and publisher of Real Estate Investor Magazine, kicked things off at the recently launched Property Buyer Show. The first leg of the show took place at the CTICC in Cape Town, 8-9 April

By Sindy Peters 10 Apr 2017

What junk status means for property market
What junk status means for property market

The downgrade of South Africa to sub-investment will have a negative impact on the housing market

By Adrian Goslett 5 Apr 2017

Is buying repossessed property worth it?
Is buying repossessed property worth it?

While many may think that a sale of execution and a repossessed property are one in the same, they do differ

By Adrian Goslett 4 Apr 2017

Debbie Reabow, brand and communications manager at the Rawson Property Group
#BrandManagerMonth: Rawson, a brand that likes to do things differently

Founded in 1982 by William ‘Bill' Rawson, the Rawson property brand is a familiar one to many

By Sindy Peters 31 Mar 2017

Steady repo rate good news for first-time buyers
Steady repo rate good news for first-time buyers

In line with general consensus among economists prior to the recent Monetary Policy Committee announcement, the repo rate remains unchanged

By Dr Andrew Golding 31 Mar 2017

Cooling-off period only applicable in certain instances
Cooling-off period only applicable in certain instances

Once an offer to purchase has been signed by both the buyer and seller, it immediately becomes a legal and binding sale agreement

By Adrian Goslett 28 Mar 2017

Commission cutting is not the answer in a market downturn
Commission cutting is not the answer in a market downturn

Estate agent commission cutting on home sales, which was rampant during the 2008 economic downturn, is making a re-appearance in the current residential property market downturn. ..

By Ronald Ennik 28 Mar 2017

Residential transactions: a turnaround in sight?
Residential transactions: a turnaround in sight?

The property industry weathered a very difficult year in 2016. Declining sales have mauled the industry, hitting agents and homeowners alike. But there may be some good news on the horizon

By Richard Gray 22 Mar 2017

Deborah Aremband and Ricky Tomaselli, Fieldspace's marketing team
#BrandManagerMonth: How the Fieldspace brand stays ahead of the game

Deborah Aremband and Ricky Tomaselli are the marketing managers behind the Fieldspace Property Group brand

By Sindy Peters 16 Mar 2017

Be aware of possible rental scams
Be aware of possible rental scams

While the internet is an extremely useful tool, it has also made it easier for criminals to prey on prospective tenants – with the number of incidences on the increase

By Adrian Goslett 10 Mar 2017

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Hive living - a growing trend

As many consumers feel the financial constraints of higher living costs, coupled with the rising property prices, more and more people have turned to hive living as means to get into the property market

By Adrian Goslett 7 Mar 2017

What does #Budget2017 mean for property?
What does #Budget2017 mean for property?

The 2017 Budget will add to the financial difficulties facing South African households. Tough times lie ahead, but they may prove to be a necessary step in addressing our fiscal difficulties

By Richard Gray 24 Feb 2017

Property value affects rates and taxes
Property value affects rates and taxes

Each month homeowners receive a bill for the rates and taxes applicable to their property

By Adrian Goslett 24 Feb 2017

Tough times for real estate – but does the future look brighter?
Tough times for real estate – but does the future look brighter?

Recent data on South Africa's residential mortgage market paints a bleak picture of the housing market. But beneath the concern, there are indications that a turnaround may be in sight

By Richard Gray 23 Feb 2017

#Budget2017: Good news for buyers, not necessarily home owners
#Budget2017: Good news for buyers, not necessarily home owners

Minister Pravin Gordhan had a difficult budget speech to deliver on 22 February as the economy struggles through its largest under performance since the 2009 recession, with the added challenge of a R30.4bn tax shortfall

By Bruce Swain 23 Feb 2017

#Budget2017 brings some relief for first-time home buyers
#Budget2017 brings some relief for first-time home buyers

The raising of the threshold for transfer duty on properties sold for less than R900,000, up from R750,000, as announced in the National Budget, is positive news as it provides some relief for first-time home buyers

By Dr Andrew Golding 23 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Creative collaboration central to Blok's Konnect
#DesignMonth: Creative collaboration central to Blok's Konnect

Besides the nine properties Blok has launched since its inception in 2014, the urban property developer has also worked on various urban and design intervention projects

By Sindy Peters 21 Feb 2017

Pros and cons of buying a property through a trust
Pros and cons of buying a property through a trust

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

By Adrian Goslett 21 Feb 2017

Insuring your property
Insuring your property

For most of us, our homes are the largest and most valuable assets we will ever have. That it might be damaged or destroyed is an inevitable risk, and one that we need to guard against. For this reason, getting the right insurance is a facet of the property business than can never be overemphasised

By Richard Gray 17 Feb 2017

Is it possible to terminate a lease agreement without recourse?
Is it possible to terminate a lease agreement without recourse?

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?

By Adrian Goslett 17 Feb 2017

Look out for restrictions on your property
Look out for restrictions on your property

Owning a property does not mean that the owner is entitled to do whatever they want to the property

By Adrian Goslett 15 Feb 2017

Good city governance enhances home values
Good city governance enhances home values

It is a global real estate fact that well-managed cities that are clean, relatively crime-free, with solid infrastructure and reliable service delivery, invariably protect – and grow– home values within their municipal boundaries

By Ronald Ennik 14 Feb 2017

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