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Ornico revives Natal Bank Building in CBD for new head office

Ornico, a brand and media intelligence company, will move into and operate from the newly restored historic site of the Natal Bank Building, which is situated at 90 Albertina Sisulu Street in Johannesburg

10 hours ago

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 3 days ago

Property value affects rates and taxes

Each month homeowners receive a bill for the rates and taxes applicable to their property, but what are these municipal rates used for and how is the amount worked out?

By Adrian Goslett 3 days ago

#Budget2017: Commerical property sector to experience tough times ahead

According to Broll Property Group, the low economic growth prospects will continue to drive cautiousness in the commercial property sector

3 days ago

Capco is aiming at consistent returns

Capital & Counties (Capco) is well-positioned to provide consistent returns for shareholders over the next three years, regardless of uncertainty about Brexit, says its management

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

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

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

Why a two-month rental deposit makes sense for landlords

For tenants, a two-month rental deposit may seem steep, but for many landlords it just makes business sense

Issued by Private Property 23 Feb 2017

#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

#Budget2017: The good, the bad and the budget

All eyes were on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan yesterday evening as he delivered his budget speech

By David de Waal 23 Feb 2017

Victory for property owners receiving exorbitant and delayed utility bills

An important judgment was handed down in the Gauteng High Court last week, granting relief to property owners who have received exorbitant utility bills after a number of years

By Nicholas Gangiah and Fatima Gattoo 22 Feb 2017

SA investors rising to green building challenge as globe heats up

Progressively, more South African property investors are rising to the challenge of mitigating climate change through greening the built environment, with positive impacts on the environment and their businesses

22 Feb 2017

Five mistakes sellers make

After more than twenty five years in the industry, Bruce Swain, MD of Leapfrog Property Group, has noticed that sellers are prone to making one or more of five mistakes

22 Feb 2017

New homes to outperform pre-owned market in 2017

Newly built homes currently cost 31.2% more, on average, than their pre-owned equivalents, according to the most recent Absa Housing Review

22 Feb 2017

Rates Watch reappointed to monitor rates policies

The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) has reappointed specialist consultants Rates Watch on a five-year contract to monitor rates policies

22 Feb 2017

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

Tradehold acquires Collins Group

Investment holding group Tradehold has completed its acquisition of the Collins Group, with the purchase of the company's South African property portfolio, as well as its property development and management business, exposing Tradehold to property worth R7.8bn

By Alistair Anderson 21 Feb 2017

RICS Africa Summit to host mentoring workshop with Women's Property Network

The annual RICS Africa Summit, taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg, 22-23 February, will place a stronger focus on the empowerment of women in the built environment

21 Feb 2017

#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

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