Interest rate disappoints as second wave could eat into property and economic gains
Interest rate disappoints as second wave could eat into property and economic gains

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is disappointing for the economy and property market...

Samuel SeeffBy Samuel Seeff 1 day ago

Repo rate remains unchanged, still room for a further cut
Repo rate remains unchanged, still room for a further cut

While a further reduction to the interest rate would have been a bonus for aspirant first-time home buyers and existing homeowners...

Dr Andrew GoldingBy Dr Andrew Golding 2 days ago

How landlords can mitigate risks in this economy
How landlords can mitigate risks in this economy

The tightening of the lockdown restrictions amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic once again highlights the risks of rental property...

By Antionette McClean 2 days ago

2021 is the ultimate property investment year - here's why
2021 is the ultimate property investment year - here's why

If you've been holding out for the perfect time to leap into the property market, you're not going to be disappointed this year...

By Craig Mott 2 days ago

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...

3 days ago

Where is the housing market headed in 2021?
Where is the housing market headed in 2021?

After the worst economic downturn in decades, economic growth is still widely expected to show some positive growth of around 3% this year...

Dr Andrew GoldingBy Dr Andrew Golding 19 Jan 2021

New year's resolutions for (first-time) home buyers in 2021
New year's resolutions for (first-time) home buyers in 2021

If 2020 taught us anything, it's that life can be unpredictable and while no one can say for certain how much things...

By Andrea Tucker 18 Jan 2021

Private sector investment key in bridging Africa's housing gap
Private sector investment key in bridging Africa's housing gap

The Africa Investment Conference will explore how inclusive, sustainable and resilient investment can serve to help countries across the continent...

18 Jan 2021

Re/Max Q4 2020 report reveals property market recovery to pre-pandemic levels
Re/Max Q4 2020 report reveals property market recovery to pre-pandemic levels

Data from Q4 2020 reflects nearly the same levels of activity in the housing market as it had pre-pandemic...

15 Jan 2021

Making the career switch into real estate - success requires perseverance
Making the career switch into real estate - success requires perseverance

With the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown restrictions resulting in many left jobless, many are now forced to reconsider their career options and switch over into an industry that is still able to operate...

14 Jan 2021

Young buyers fuel sectional title market in Mother City
Young buyers fuel sectional title market in Mother City

After having been excluded from the property market by rising prices in recent years, the record-year low interest rates and the current granting of 100% bonds to first-time buyers has swayed more young people to opt for owning...

13 Jan 2021

Digital signature on an Offer to Purchase - is it legally valid?
Digital signature on an Offer to Purchase - is it legally valid?

Electronic signatures have been a relevant and current topic of conversation, with the legal stance on the validity of such signatures within the context of property sale agreements being clear up until recently...

By Leigh-Anne Kriel 12 Jan 2021

2021 (property) resolutions your future self will thank you for
2021 (property) resolutions your future self will thank you for

You'll be forgiven for being hesitant to make resolutions for 2021, what with 2020 being the year of 'Plans turned upside down!'...

Bruce SwainBy Bruce Swain 12 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: 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

Are landlords obligated to pay tenant utilities that are in arrears?
Are landlords obligated to pay tenant utilities that are in arrears?

Property experts weigh in on whether landlords are still obligated to pay tenant utilities that are in arrears, even if their rent payments are up to date...

22 Dec 2020



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