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Avoid committing these deadly sins of property investment

While purchasing investment property can be risky, it can also be a gateway to a future free from financial worry if the right principles are applied

By Adrian Goslett 12 hours ago

Public hearings on property sector bills to be held

Officials from the Department of Human Settlements will this week visit the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape for public hearings on the Property Practitioners Bill and the Home Loan and Mortgage Disclosure Amendment Bill

12 hours ago

Growthpoint named overall winner of IAS 2016 Awards

Along with being named winner for the property sector for the sixth consecutive year, Growthpoint Properties is the overall winner of the Investment Analysts Society (IAS) Excellence in Financial Reporting and Communications Awards 2016

11 hours ago

Malls should give spaza shops rent-free spaces, Malema says

Township spaza shop owners should either be given shares or space in township malls, which are bankrupting them, EFF leader Julius Malema said

3 days ago

It's time to take affordable housing in SA to the next level

There can be no arguing against the fact that the provision of affordable housing is a vital component of the social transformation and empowerment efforts of local and national governments across South Africa

By Leanne Govender 3 days ago

Here's what the average London property price can buy you around the world

New research has revealed that Londoners could move abroad and swap their one-bed flats for a seven-bedroom mansion complete with swimming pool

3 days ago

City seeks more social housing partners to expedite provision of affordable housing

In an effort to expedite the provision of affordable housing opportunities across the city, the City of Cape Town is seeking additional social housing partners

3 days ago

Does the property market still need estate agents?

With a number of new property platforms employing models that 'cut out the middle-man', and in doing so asking for much lower commissions for connecting sellers with buyers, the question of why use an estate agent at all has been asked

3 days ago

Cash is king in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs

According to Cyndy Minnaar, Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty area specialists in Newlands and Constantia, the majority of buyers in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs don't need bonds

3 days ago

Weak laws 'hinder investment in Africa'

South African listed property players are still concerned about a lack of legal structures and reliable regulations in other African countries, saying it is making investments on the continent a more difficult sell than European ones

By Alistair Anderson 22 Jun 2017

Couple almost lose home over one late repayment

A couple who nearly lost their home because of a bank's attempt to penalise them for one late repayment, has been saved by the courts

Issued by Private Property 22 Jun 2017

EAAB protects against unscrupulous agent behaviour

According to a Homeowner Insights study conducted by Absa and Columinate in 2016, only 16% of people selling their properties trusted their estate agents

By Adrian Goslett 22 Jun 2017

Understanding commercial lease deposits and how they work

A tenant is required to pay the landlord a deposit, a predetermined sum of money, before taking occupation of any commercial premises

22 Jun 2017

Store closures to squeeze Hyprop

Hyprop Investments, the blue chip R30bn specialist shopping centre owner is facing pressure following the tenant failure of department store chain Stuttafords at three of its malls and the possible closure of some of Edcon's retail outlets.

By Alistair Anderson 21 Jun 2017

Rebosis chief opts to hand over reins

Sisa Ngebulana, founder of Rebosis - the first black-run, managed and controlled fund to list in SA - will be stepping down as CEO with effect from September 30

By Colleen Goko 21 Jun 2017

Crystal Lagoons sets eyes on Kenya for further expansion in SSA

“Rapid urbanisation and economic development make sub-Saharan Africa a promising market for property, especially as countries like Kenya are starting to adopt international frameworks"

21 Jun 2017

Last call for Retail, Design and Development Awards entries

There is still time to enter the Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA), hosted by the South African Council of Shopping Centres

21 Jun 2017

The benefits of commercial landlords providing Wi-Fi to the masses

In 2016, there were over seven billion mobile devices in the world and the users of these devices demand connectivity for them

By Ron Lagnado and Bilal Vallee 20 Jun 2017

State of Transformation Report for the Property Sector launched

The South African property sector is making reasonable efforts towards transformation

20 Jun 2017

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Atlantic Station a model for brownfield development

As the United States moves away from its industrial past many of the older locations of defunct factories are found to be contaminated with hazardous wastes and pollution. There are many such sites scattered across this country and although many have been cleaned up, there are many more that need to be reclaimed.

By Matt Towns, Issued by Monetary Library 14 Jun 2017

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