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Lightstone unpacks semigration trends across Western Cape, KZN, Gauteng
Lightstone unpacks semigration trends across Western Cape, KZN, Gauteng

Nearly 15% of homeowners who sold and bought homes in the three years leading up to 2020 have moved from cities to smaller towns...

25 May 2021

Here are the hottest property features in a WFH world
Here are the hottest property features in a WFH world

It is now clear that many of the changes in working, commuting and learning patterns that have come about because of the Covid-19 pandemic will become permanent adjustments for a great number of families...

Berry EverittBy Berry Everitt 22 Apr 2021

Real estate under the spotlight: Is sustainability becoming mainstream?
Real estate under the spotlight: Is sustainability becoming mainstream?

As the world grapples with the uncertainty surrounding the long-term implications of Covid-19, there is a measure of agreement on one thing...

4 Mar 2021

Rising importance of proptech in a new world
Rising importance of proptech in a new world

For many rental agencies in South Africa that still relied on outdated processes to manage their portfolio payments, Covid-19 brought on...

Johette SmutsBy Johette Smuts 10 Feb 2021

Minimalism and the surprising impact it's having on the rental economy
Minimalism and the surprising impact it's having on the rental economy

Minimalism - once a niche art movement - is now a mainstream lifestyle trend. We have Marie Kondo, the Japanese organising guru...

Jonathan HurvitzBy Jonathan Hurvitz 8 Feb 2021

Unpacking the growing trend of women investing in property
Unpacking the growing trend of women investing in property

In a recent Instagram Live session on The Thando Channel, the topic of women's growing participation in the property market was addressed...

5 Feb 2021

What to expect from the industrial property market in 2021
What to expect from the industrial property market in 2021

The industrial property market in 2021 is certainly not an easy one to predict. However, learning from the past year's events...

By Tony Bales 4 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spaces
#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spaces

As the fight against Covid-19 rages on, the property sector shows a bag of mixed results with some parts of the sector...

Herbert Seabelo ThelediBy Herbert Seabelo Theledi 28 Jan 2021

Unpacking the commercial real estate landscape, rising trends for 2021
Unpacking the commercial real estate landscape, rising trends for 2021

While 2020 will forever be remembered as a year of unprecedented challenges and uncertainty, 2021 promises to bring exciting shifts...

By John Jack 26 Jan 2021

Top residential property trends projected for 2021
Top residential property trends projected for 2021

According to property entrepreneur and Only Realty owner Grant Smee, recent statistics indicate that first-time buyers are younger than ever before...

20 Jan 2021

2021: Positive shifts as the world transitions to the next paradigm
2021: Positive shifts as the world transitions to the next paradigm

According to Yael Geffen of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty, executives who take note of emerging trends as the world transitions...

15 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Auction industry survival depends on going virtual
#BizTrends2021: Auction industry survival depends on going virtual

Covid-19 has forever changed the traditional live auction model, forcing the industry to accept and adapt to an accelerated digital standard to keep their doors open...

By Joff van Reenen 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Covid-19 drives new trends in local property market
#BizTrends2021: Covid-19 drives new trends in local property market

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a 'significant and lasting impact' on the South African residential property market and is shaping many of the emerging trends we're seeing in the market right now...

By Marcél du Toit 8 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: AR, VR enable property development to break global boundaries
#BizTrends2021: AR, VR enable property development to break global boundaries

Blurring the line between reality and technology is what will help realtors sell developments moving forward, and technology's role in realty is becoming more critical to its success...

By Andrea Tucker 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19
#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19

Amplified by the pressures of a global pandemic, 2020 saw the continuation of a challenging economic climate for both consumers and rental agencies...

Johette SmutsBy Johette Smuts 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Re-thinking our approach to providing student housing in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Re-thinking our approach to providing student housing in 2021

During the last year, South African students faced some of their greatest challenges yet. On top of the usual academic pressure and issues of affordability, many were forced to leave their on-campus accommodation...

John SchoolingBy John Schooling 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Revitalising property markets through inner-city investment and refurbishment
#BizTrends2021: Revitalising property markets through inner-city investment and refurbishment

South Africa's property sector, in general, has shown poor performance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Property stocks have taken a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space have been hit hardest...

By Paul Jackson 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: There's good news as well as bad for the property industry
#BizTrends2021: There's good news as well as bad for the property industry

Looking ahead, here is our forecast for South Africa's property landscape in the year to come...

Paul StevensBy Paul Stevens 6 Jan 2021

Top 5 retirement trends going into 2021
Top 5 retirement trends going into 2021

The ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has triggered and accelerated trends particularly in the areas of health and technology...

17 Dec 2020

Resilience of SA's housing market reflects ongoing aspiration for home ownership
Resilience of SA's housing market reflects ongoing aspiration for home ownership

Residential real estate, while also being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, has so far proven to be one of the more resilient sectors...

Dr Andrew GoldingBy Dr Andrew Golding 15 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Property
#BestofBiz 2020: Property

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Property & Real Estate site over the past year below...

14 Dec 2020

What to expect from 2021's residential property market
What to expect from 2021's residential property market

Considering the challenging year we've just experienced, it would seem contrary to say the housing property market is gearing up for a bumper year ahead. However, given five consecutive repo rate cuts, which has dropped the prime lending rate to a record low of 7%, 2020 has been a surprisingly good year for the property market...

By Carl Coetzee 10 Dec 2020

PSCC, Property Point partner on property sector transformation
PSCC, Property Point partner on property sector transformation

The Property Sector Charter Council (PSCC) and business accelerator Property Point (PP) are embarking on a collaborative effort to develop and fast-track the participation of Black entrepreneurs in the property sector...

13 Nov 2020

How the profile of typical property investors in SA has been turned on its head
How the profile of typical property investors in SA has been turned on its head

A few years ago, the typical property investor in South Africa was male and between the ages of 30 and 40, but the latest figures reveal a significant change...

12 Nov 2020

Lightstone data reveals the age groups dominating property investment in SA
Lightstone data reveals the age groups dominating property investment in SA

According to property data analytics provider Lightstone, around 40% of multiple residential property owners in South Africa fall between the ages of 36-49 years, while 38% of multiple property owners fall between 50-64 years...

11 Nov 2020

Top trends set to impact SA's commercial property market in 2021
Top trends set to impact SA's commercial property market in 2021

Covid-19 simply accelerated many existing trends, like retail footprint reductions and the appeal of quality retail assets outside of big cities..

By Norman Raad 9 Nov 2020

Lowest prime rate in decades driving tenants towards home ownership
Lowest prime rate in decades driving tenants towards home ownership

Currently at 7%, the prime rate is at its lowest level in decades, driving more South African tenants to consider property ownership...

6 Nov 2020

How lockdown has impacted property buying trends among SA's generations
How lockdown has impacted property buying trends among SA's generations

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has been a catalyst for highlighting the different characteristics - as well as the commonalities of preference - among various generations of home buyers...

Dr Andrew GoldingBy Dr Andrew Golding 3 Nov 2020

Research key to decision-making in currently ripe property market
Research key to decision-making in currently ripe property market

Despite the impact of Covid-19 and the tightening of economic activity, property remains a sound investment, according to Lightstone's Esteani Marx...

28 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020



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