Cash or bond, what's the wise property investment move?
Cash or bond, what's the wise property investment move?

There are certainly advantages to paying cash for your investment property, however there is an intriguing alternative...

By Pieter Piek 10 Aug 2018

How to deal with illegal tenant activity
How to deal with illegal tenant activity

According to a study conducted in 2012 by Anti Drug Alliance South Africa, 5.8% of their 57,809 national respondents reported using drugs on a daily basis...

By Adrian Goslett 1 Aug 2018

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How to buy to let successfully

Buying to let is a great investment strategy. In theory, someone else will be paying your bond while you own the asset, generating an income for years to come...

By Barrie Swart 31 Jul 2018

Student influx sees rising demand for student lodging in Cape Town
Student influx sees rising demand for student lodging in Cape Town

According to student housing facility, StudentatHome, Adderley Street in Cape Town has seen a stream of national and international students drawn into the city...

23 Jul 2018

A landlord's guide to following up on late payments
A landlord's guide to following up on late payments

You've screened the tenant thoroughly and their credit check returned a glowing review...

By Adrian Goslett 12 Jul 2018

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Rental property management: Why investors need to think beyond the box

Capital growth has been the saving grace of the buy-to-let sector for the past few years...

6 Jul 2018

9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should note
9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should note

Cape Town City Council has just approved a range of amendments to the water by-laws as part of its campaign to limit water consumption...

2 Jul 2018

Pick the right property to start building your investment portfolio
Pick the right property to start building your investment portfolio

Investing in property is an option many South Africans consider as it offers an excellent extra source of income...

29 Jun 2018

Realistic pricing remains key in Southern Suburbs rental market
Realistic pricing remains key in Southern Suburbs rental market

Slowing semigration and the reluctance of landlords to adjust their price expectations are some of the factors which contributed to the steady decline...

26 Jun 2018

Joburg rental market not out of the woods yet
Joburg rental market not out of the woods yet

While the rental market in Joburg has shown encouraging signs of revival this year, it is by no means out of the woods yet...

25 Jun 2018

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Cape Town sees substantial drop in rental prices

Rental prices in Cape Town have dropped by as much as 30% in recent months...

20 Jun 2018

What type of home affluent tenants prefer
What type of home affluent tenants prefer

"Landlords who wish to operate in this sector need to do careful research to establish what type of home really affluent tenants prefer, what might make them choose one over another, and what will make them stay."

11 Jun 2018

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Paying attention to the wants and needs of generational buyers

The property market is viewed differently across generations - from millennials to empty nesters. They require agents to adopt a bespoke approach to meet their requirements as each generation has specific needs and trends...

11 Jun 2018

Sectional title complexes are starting to tighten up on Airbnb rentals
Sectional title complexes are starting to tighten up on Airbnb rentals

With Airbnb gaining in popularity with property owners in SA, many sectional title (ST) complexes and estates have given up on trying to prevent owners from letting their homes...

29 May 2018

3 critical questions to ask before buying a sectional title property
3 critical questions to ask before buying a sectional title property

Since 2001, sectional title properties in South Africa have, on average, consistently outperformed their full title counterparts...

By Tony Clarke 29 May 2018

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Flat rental rates in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs decline by 36%

According to Seeff's Imtiaz Adam, the Southern Suburbs sectional title rental market has softened notably over the last few months...

28 May 2018

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What you need to know about "airing" your property

Conversation around the braai has it that Airbnb is an easy way to let your property make money for you...

By Bruce Swain 24 May 2018

SAPOA, Property Sector Charter Council to continue partnership on transformation
SAPOA, Property Sector Charter Council to continue partnership on transformation

The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) will continue to fund the Property Sector Charter Council (PSCC) to the tune of around R250,000 a year for an additional three-year period...

23 May 2018

Emira releases refreshed, rebranded commercial property leasing app
Emira releases refreshed, rebranded commercial property leasing app

First launched in 2016, Emira Property Fund has released the second version of its leasing app...

18 May 2018

Is the Airbnb model a true threat to the traditional rental industry?
Is the Airbnb model a true threat to the traditional rental industry?

While many were at first sceptical when Airbnb first launched in 2008...

16 May 2018

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Cape Town's downtown continues to attract investors - report

R23.954bn of investment has, conservatively, been committed to the Cape Town Central City since the start of 2017...

16 May 2018

SA tenants fighting to 'keep up with the Joneses'
SA tenants fighting to 'keep up with the Joneses'

According to PayProp Rental Index findings, the average percentage of South African tenants' net income spent on rent increases disproportionally as their income increases...

9 May 2018

Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA
Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA

Following last month's launch of the Amsterdam-based workspace concept, Spaces at Atrium on 5th in Sandton, I interviewed Dutch founder Martijn Roordink to find out what it offers the South African workforce besides a place to plug in your laptop, and for his views on this new way of working...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Apr 2018

Five tips for millennial first-time landlords
Five tips for millennial first-time landlords

There are certain times in life when you want to settle down and others when you know it is time to move on...

By Greg Harris 12 Apr 2018

First phase of green mixed-use precinct Loftus Park now open
First phase of green mixed-use precinct Loftus Park now open

The first phase of Loftus Park in Pretoria - a dynamic, green mixed-use precinct being developed by Redefine Properties together with Abland - has been opened, introducing 34,000m² A-grade office space, a premium gym, open-air piazza with restaurants and convenience retail...

4 Apr 2018

RIP Pam Golding
RIP Pam Golding

Property and real estate icon Pam Golding has passed away at the age of 90. Golding entered the male-dominated property industry in the 1970s and not only became a household name but a leader in the industry and an inspiration to female entrepreneurs everywhere...

4 Apr 2018

Why a rental inspection report is important for both landlords and tenants
Why a rental inspection report is important for both landlords and tenants

The best way to avoid any conflict or dispute between landlords and tenants when it comes to the move in/move out inspection is...

20 Mar 2018

The rental suburbs that South Africans are flocking to
The rental suburbs that South Africans are flocking to

We take a look at the most in demand suburbs for renters in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape, and what you'll pay for a rental in them...

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MPs rap Ingonyama Trust over dilution of land rights

Parliament's portfolio committee on rural development and land reform has rebuked the Ingonyama Trust for watering down the rights of people living on its land...

By Tamar Kahn 9 Mar 2018

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