Why agents need to adapt to changing consumer behaviour
Why agents need to adapt to changing consumer behaviour

Consumer behaviour studies - which examine how emotions, attitudes and preferences affect buying behaviour - are clearly indicating that when it comes to success in the real estate business, relationships matter most.

By Linda Erasmus 1 day ago

Future of real estate: Could we buy property with bitcoins?
Future of real estate: Could we buy property with bitcoins?

Although cryptocurrency has been around for quite some time now, it is still a relatively new concept in South Africa and, to a degree, quite foreign for some. The idea of no physical money and no set currency is quite daunting. There are quite a few options as an investment, but bitcoin is perhaps the most well-known.

By Chantalle Bell 2 days ago

Go sea life at Cresta
Go sea life at Cresta

As part of its two-year expansion and modernisation project, Cresta Shopping Centre will be launching South Africa's first and only mall-based aquarium early next year. Introducing over 30 species, shoppers will have the opportunity to "Imagine More" and enjoy the tranquility of life under the sea right in the middle of Gauteng.

2 days ago

The great north coast 'semigration'
The great north coast 'semigration'

The north coast of KwaZulu-Natal is attracting younger buyers, while current property owners in the area are just as keen to stay put, recent property statistics have revealed.

3 days ago

What's really driving the future of retail?
What's really driving the future of retail?

Many predictions about the "future of retailing" have been made. These range from the supposed dominance of certain technologies, to increased use of data and analytics, the rising need for personalisation and customisation, and the transformation of physical spaces.

By Jason Pallant 3 days ago

The pros and cons of deed digitisation
The pros and cons of deed digitisation

In July, the Deeds Office officially entered the digital era when the Bloemfontein office registered its first property transfer with a digitally signed document, paving the way to a more efficient and streamlined process in an industry which is renowned for cumbersome reams of documentation.

3 days ago

Civil construction to commence on Ntshongweni Urban Development early 2019
Civil construction to commence on Ntshongweni Urban Development early 2019

Civil construction on the 2,000-hectare Ntshongweni Urban Development, located 30km west of the Port of Durban on the N3, will commence in early 2019. The site is situated with KwaNdengezi and Dassenhoek to the south, Summerveld to the west, Assagay and Hillcrest to the north and on completion will provide critical spatial, social and economic linkages to the existing surrounding communities.

14 Sep 2018

BetterBond CEO calls for rate cut
BetterBond CEO calls for rate cut

Rudi Botha, CEO of BetterBond, believes that while real estate and construction are among the economic sectors that are currently doing best - according to the latest GDP figures released by StatsSA - both could really do with a helping hand from the Reserve Bank in the form of an interest rate cut.

14 Sep 2018

Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity
Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity

Give your brand the space to blossom on the biggest B2B website, catering to 18 professional industry sectors and niche audiences across Africa.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Sep 2018

Victor Zuma and his wife Beverly Msibi lost their home after it was repossessed over a R6,000 outstanding debt. Archive photo (2015) by Ciaran Ryan
Gauteng court rules against cheap bank repossessions

A full bench of the South Gauteng High Court ruled on Wednesday, 12 September, that repossessed homes may no longer be sold at auction without reserve prices, except in exceptional circumstances. A reserve price is the minimum price that something may be sold for at an auction. If no one bids at or above the reserve price, the property remains unsold.

By Ciaran Ryan 14 Sep 2018

Ignore 'recession' talk and buy more real estate
Ignore 'recession' talk and buy more real estate

SA may be in a "technical" recession, but a closer analysis of the figures released by StatsSA shows that the economy is actually heading in the right direction - and that the construction and real estate sectors are among those performing best.

By Berry Everitt 13 Sep 2018

Foreign buyers remain keen on SA property
Foreign buyers remain keen on SA property

With Spring in the air, foreign tourists - and property investors - will soon be making their way to South Africa as the Northern Hemisphere winter starts to set in.

13 Sep 2018

Affordable housing: City of Cape Town and developers at crossroads
Affordable housing: City of Cape Town and developers at crossroads

Politicians, civil servants and people in Cape Town's property industry are at a crossroads. The next few months will tell who is committed to building an inclusive and spatially just city.

By Jonty Cogger and Jared Rossouw 13 Sep 2018