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Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area ©
Kenilworth backs new business village to win

The owners of Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town, home of the Met and the Queen's Plate, want to build up to 500 homes, a hotel and a restaurant on about 8ha of the property.

1 day ago

The 10 most expensive areas in South Africa
The 10 most expensive areas in South Africa

Exclusivity, location and lifestyle make these 10 areas the most expensive in South Africa per square metre.

Issued by Private Property 2 days ago

HouseME founders Benjamin Shaw and Kyle Bradley
HouseME 2.5% management fee shakes up SA rental market

Faced with the current economic instability in South Africa, SA's property landlords are considering how they can maintain the earning potential of their assets. Cognisant of this reality, tech startup HouseME charges a 2.5% management fee across the board, shaking up SA's property rental market in which average fees remain between 8-12%, says CEO Ben Shaw.

2 days ago

George Radford, IP Global director of Africa
More governments considering higher taxes on foreign buyers

To protect local property buyers and keep price increases in check, governments are considering introducing additional property taxes predominantly on foreign purchases.

2 days ago

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. And first-time buyers stand to gain the most, simply because they don't need to sell a home in order to buy one

By Ronald Ennik 21 Apr 2017

Traffic, transport costs reshaping property markets
Traffic, transport costs reshaping property markets

The desire to avoid traffic jams is informing many current property purchasing decisions in Johannesburg and Cape Town, says Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet estate agency group.

21 Apr 2017

Blok to launch development in Bo-Kaap
Blok to launch development in Bo-Kaap

Urban property developer Blok will be launching a new development concept in Cape Town's Bo-Kaap with the aim of providing urban homes to a more diverse range of incomes.

20 Apr 2017

Do you know what your property is worth?
Do you know what your property is worth?

It's a great irony in the property business: having bought a dream home, and invested more in it than in any other asset we own, more than any asset we're ever likely to own, we don't really know our property's value.

By Denis Quayle 20 Apr 2017

Selecting a commercial investment property
Selecting a commercial investment property

Selecting a specific asset class in which to invest can be an overwhelming task for a new or first-time commercial property investor.

20 Apr 2017

Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya
Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya

The Rezidor Hotel Group has added the 35th hotel to its Africa portfolio with the opening of the first Park Inn by Radisson in Nairobi's Westlands.

20 Apr 2017

How to survive rising interest rates
How to survive rising interest rates

Experts agree that South Africans will be facing higher interest rates soon. In order to keep or purchase a home, we will all have to reassess our spending habits.

Issued by Private Property 19 Apr 2017

Co-working properties get the green light from alternative funders
Co-working properties get the green light from alternative funders

The rise of the shared economy is not only shifting how we work, but where we work. Co-working office space is on the rise in South Africa and has all the makings for very profitable business opportunities. However, investors are struggling to get the traditional lenders to shift their blinkered perception and lending criteria when it comes to alternative property use cases.

By Gary Palmer 19 Apr 2017

Growthpoint 151 on 5th
Primedia Unlimited takes up offices at Growthpoint's 151 on 5th

Primedia Unlimited has moved its headquarters to Growthpoint Properties' newly refurbished ‘151 on 5th' office park on the corner of 5th Avenue and Park Lane in Sandton Central. It has 12,000 sqm of A-grade office space across a trio of uniquely designed low-rise, three-storey buildings that offer attractive rentals.

19 Apr 2017