4 ways top security estates are increasing property and rental values
4 ways top security estates are increasing property and rental values

Few properties in South Africa can compete with the excellent price and rental growth experienced by top security estates...

By Schalk van der Merwe 9 hours ago

Renewed spark of activity noted in Winelands sales, rentals markets
Renewed spark of activity noted in Winelands sales, rentals markets

The growing challenge of affordability and an increasingly cautious investor sentiment have fuelled the rental market in the Winelands...

1 day ago

The affordable housing market is outperforming the rest - here's how

In a recent evaluation of the total 8-million South African properties, Lightstone's analytics has revealed that the affordable sector is by far the largest portion of the residential property market...

8 Nov 2018

Outlook for Cape Town property landscape in 2019 promising

As 2018 draws to a close and the new economic year remaining a largely unknown entity, many homeowners are considering what the 2019 Cape Town property market holds...

7 Nov 2018

The market will be fine, but what about the city?

There is currently much debate on whether the Cape Town property market is overheated and whether the market will come tumbling down or not...

By Deon van Zyl 6 Nov 2018

Regulation of the behaviour of owners and occupiers in sectional titles schemes

The owners and occupiers in residential sectional title schemes live close to one another and share the use of the common property, so their behaviour is subject to various types of regulation...

By Professor Graham Paddock 5 Nov 2018

FNB clients can now sell their homes via the FNB app

NEWSWATCH: No trick, just a treat for FNB clients - as of Wednesday, 31 October, the bank's clients are able to list and sell their homes to other FNB clients via the mobile app...

1 Nov 2018

4 home buying tips to help secure your school of choice

When government schools open applications for 2020 in February and March next year, you may need to be living at an address in the feeder zone of your school of choice to stand the best chance of getting in...

31 Oct 2018

Home-owners to register their off-grid energy installations or face stiff penalties

The supply of electricity to the property may also be disconnected and only reconnected once the city is satisfied that the SSEG system is either disconnected, decommissioned or authorised...

31 Oct 2018

Digital disruption and the role of the real estate agent

There's no question that technology is going to play an ever-increasing role in the residential real estate world...

By Dr Andrew Golding 31 Oct 2018

How to guard against the dreaded 'double commission'

Home sellers need to take special care now not to expose themselves to the possibility of having to pay a 'double commission'...

By Gerhard Kotzé 30 Oct 2018

Medium-term housing subsidy move: What it means

From a real estate perspective, the big news coming out of last week's MTBPS was that R1bn of the R50bn worth of government expenditure that is being reprioritised over the next three years will be directed to housing subsidies...

By Rudi Botha 30 Oct 2018

Don't write off Gen-X and baby boomer home buyers just yet

The real estate industry should not write off Gen-X and 'boomer buyers just yet, says Rudi Botha, CEO of BetterBond...

29 Oct 2018

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