Design-focused hotel Gorgeous George to open in Cape Town
Design-focused hotel Gorgeous George to open in Cape Town

Gorgeous George on St George's Mall will officially open in March 2019. Created out of two restored heritage buildings, it's the first hotel in Cape Town to join the Design Hotels group.

18 hours ago

Expect more property developments in 2019
Expect more property developments in 2019

During 2018 the South African property market was under immense pressure. We saw many agents having to reinvent their strategies in an attempt to to grow their businesses. Some were also forced to evolve as the man on the street consumes information differently. However, there were certain areas that performed well, developments being one.

By Richard Gray 1 day ago

How to turn your granny flat into a money-spinner
How to turn your granny flat into a money-spinner

Does your home have a teen pad, granny flat or garden cottage? If so, you could be sitting on a great source of extra income! Garden flatlets in some areas can earn good monthly rental income. Here are tips on how to get in on the action.

By Jacqui Savage 1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: Tech Trends and Millennials: what's in store for 2019?
#BizTrends2019: Tech Trends and Millennials: what's in store for 2019?

The concept of property technology - "proptech" - applies to both the target market (in our case, millennials as the main consumers of rental property) as well as businesses (the landlords renting out the properties).

By Gil Sperling 1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: A Proptech (R)evolution
#BizTrends2019: A Proptech (R)evolution

It's no secret that technology has revolutionised much of our lives. From buying groceries, to going on holiday, and booking a taxi, to finding a plumber: tech has made our lives easier and more rewarding. Why then, is the property rental journey still the same as it was 100 years ago - archaic and disconnected? Even the word "landlord" is a draconian term: it implies that if I have the land then I have the power over you, the tenant.

By Daniel Levy 1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'
#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'

When 2018 wrapped up, we saw the rental market in South Africa continue to struggle. According to PayProp's Rental Index Report from June 2018, the average national rental growth rate has trended even further downward, with a year-on-year increase of just 3.27% for June 2018, compared to a 6.72% increase a year ago.

By Jonathan Liebmann 1 day ago

Where are the best places to invest in UK property in 2019?
Where are the best places to invest in UK property in 2019?

2019 is finally upon us and with the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, many are apprehensive about investing in the UK property market. We believe that there is still opportunity to be had, if you know where to look. Read on to find out where we think the best places to invest in UK property in 2019 are.

Issued by One Touch Solutions 2 days ago

Trends transforming the traditional face of property ownership
Trends transforming the traditional face of property ownership

High property prices and building costs, rising consumer inflation and a subdued economy are driving the development of innovative alternatives, with a number of emergent trends transforming the traditional face of real estate and property ownership.

2 days ago

Don't be a victim of title deeds scam
Don't be a victim of title deeds scam

The City of Ekurhuleni has warned residents not to fall for a scam which has emerged in the area involving title deeds.

18 Jan 2019

Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the market
Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the market

After an unexpectedly tough 2018, but with the welcome announcement that the repo rate remains unchanged following this first MPC meeting of the year, the outlook for 2019 is somewhat brighter. Nonetheless, the year ahead is likely to be characterised by a number of highly significant events which could substantially impact the performance of the local residential property market.

By Dr Andrew Golding 18 Jan 2019

Interest rate news good, time to get on with rebuilding the economy
Interest rate news good, time to get on with rebuilding the economy

Following the November rate hike, the Seeff Property Group has welcomed the decision to keep the interest rate on hold as the right decision. We need stability so that we can get on with rebuilding confidence and the economy.

By Samuel Seeff 18 Jan 2019

Rental Tribunal sends clear message to landlords: Don't treat tenants unfairly
Rental Tribunal sends clear message to landlords: Don't treat tenants unfairly

Zubeida Hendricks is 81 years old. She has lived on Goldsmith Street in Salt River, Cape Town, for 51 years. She shares the house with her son, his wife and two children.

By Wilmien Wicomb 17 Jan 2019

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Adopt downturn survival strategies in 2019, property agents advised

With inflation expected to continue its rise for most of the year and economic growth predicted to stay slow, 2019 will see estate agencies facing mounting pressure from property owners and tenants alike. PayProp CEO Louw Liebenberg says that agents operating in this economic environment should carefully consider which strategies they adopt to better serve their businesses.

17 Jan 2019