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7 characteristics of great coworking spaces
7 characteristics of great coworking spaces

It's estimated that more than one million people now work in 14,000 coworking spaces around the globe and the trend has become increasingly popular...

By Linda Trim 2 days ago

2018 ending on a more positive note
2018 ending on a more positive note

News that South Africa's GDP increased by 2.2% in Q3, with fuel prices considerably reduced and the end of the technical recession, has ended the year (2018) on a more positive note...

By Dr Andrew Golding 3 days ago

4 ways arms-length property valuations are shooting sellers in the foot
4 ways arms-length property valuations are shooting sellers in the foot

Between online service providers, low-cost agencies and traditional real estate agents, sellers are spoilt for choice when it comes to getting a property valuation before they sell...

By Tony Clarke 3 days ago

#NewCampaign: What does 'home' mean to you?
#NewCampaign: What does 'home' mean to you?

Jawitz Properties' new integrated social media campaign, #RealLifeRealEstate features Lucas Radebe in tackling the emotionally-compelling story of what makes a house a home...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Nov 2018

Belt tightening ahead for homeowners as interest rate climbs
Belt tightening ahead for homeowners as interest rate climbs

Homeowners and buyers will need to continue tightening their belts as the interest rate climbs...

By Stuart Manning 23 Nov 2018

Interest rate hike a disappointing decision at this juncture of the year
Interest rate hike a disappointing decision at this juncture of the year

While many market commentators would probably have liked to be a fly on the wall during the Monetary Policy Committee's earnest deliberations this week, the final outcome is what matters...

By Dr Andrew Golding 23 Nov 2018

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Newly revamped President Hotel pays tribute to Cape Town

Last month the President Hotel invited members of the press to view their newly refurbished floors, proudly paying tribute to the beauty of Cape Town...

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Nov 2018

Brace yourself for coming interest rate hikes
Brace yourself for coming interest rate hikes

Nobody likes to hear bad news, but it is always better to be prepared than to be caught off guard...

By Adrian Goslett 20 Nov 2018

How tax breaks for first-time buyers could help stimulate the economy
How tax breaks for first-time buyers could help stimulate the economy

The state of the South African economy has been on a downward spiral that has culminated in a technical recession announced in September this year...

By Adrian Goslett 19 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Magnastruct to launch 100% fire retardant, affordable informal dwelling
#EntrepreneurMonth: Magnastruct to launch 100% fire retardant, affordable informal dwelling

Using MagnaBoards - a 100% fire retardant material, Magnastruct is currently in the planning stages of launching a self-assembling, affordable informal dwelling called the The Square...

By Sindy Peters 5 Nov 2018

Digital disruption and the role of the real estate agent
Digital disruption and the role of the real estate agent

There's no question that technology is going to play an ever-increasing role in the residential real estate world...

By Dr Andrew Golding 31 Oct 2018

Why The Westin Cape Town's R150m refurbishment investment is worth every penny
Why The Westin Cape Town's R150m refurbishment investment is worth every penny

Business or leisure, if you're a regular at The Westin Cape Town, you're in for a marvellous surprise...

By Sindy Peters 29 Oct 2018

The A-Z guide to selling your home
The A-Z guide to selling your home

Selling a much-loved home can be an emotional prospect, but it's an important part of moving onwards and upwards to better things...

By Tony Clarke 29 Oct 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Invest in stone
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Invest in stone

The Maltese have a saying - invest in stone - which means put your money into property...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 26 Oct 2018

Tito Mboweni, South Africa's recently sworn in minister of finance, delivered the 2018 medium-term budget policy statement this week. Image source:
MTBPS should inspire economic and investor confidence

Straight-talking as expected, the minister of finance's medium-term budget policy statement sought to inspire investor and market confidence...

By Dr Andrew Golding 25 Oct 2018

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Has 10 years of zero growth damaged fundamental belief in property?

Traditionally, property has always been a cornerstone of anyone's investment portfolio...

By Ronald Ennik 22 Oct 2018

Pricing a property is not an exact science
Pricing a property is not an exact science

What is the right price of a property? Is it the advertised price? Or 10% lower than advertised? Or even 20% lower?

By Ronald Ennik 15 Oct 2018

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Egyptian real estate startup iCommunity raises $600k from Algebra Ventures

Egyptian startup ?iCommunity, a mobile community platform for the real estate industry, has raised $600,000 in Series A funding from VC firm Algebra Ventures for further growth at home and internationally...

By Tom Jackson 12 Oct 2018

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Nigerian startup launches construction funding platform

Nigerian startup Landhouse has launched a platform that allows for the crowdfunding of property development...

By Tom Jackson 10 Oct 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: People who need people
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: People who need people

One of the advantages of living on the other side of the equator to South Africa is that it gives you a different perspective - on everything! From a Maltese standpoint, Marcus Brewster was led to look at a recent report about population density through the other end of the telescope...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 5 Oct 2018

2018 Q2 data shows new mortgage lending growth fading
2018 Q2 data shows new mortgage lending growth fading

Second quarter 2018 SARB New Mortgage Lending data showed slower year-on-year growth in the value of new mortgage loans granted compared to the previous quarter...

By John Loos 28 Sep 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cottage for sale
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cottage for sale

This month, a new report shows that Malta has edged out Hong Kong as the territory or country with the highest residential price gains. With such rampant development on the island, Malta's national bird should perhaps be... the crane?

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 21 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...

By Berry Everitt 13 Sep 2018

Community Schemes Ombud Service: Who is guarding the guardian?
Community Schemes Ombud Service: Who is guarding the guardian?

While there has been much focus in the property media on how homeowners can save costs as the fees for basic services continue to rise, sectional title property owners had more added to their monthly levies...

By Chris Renecle 12 Sep 2018

Flat outlook for property, but a great time to buy
Flat outlook for property, but a great time to buy

Like everyone else, we had hoped that the technical recession would be staved off...

By Samuel Seeff 11 Sep 2018

Dr Roelof Botha
Recession? What recession? Now let's talk land reform

Economist, Dr Roelof Botha is quite adamant that South Africa is not in a recession despite what Stats SA said...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

What the recession means for the property market
What the recession means for the property market

Following the recent announcement of a 0.7% drop in GDP in the second quarter of 2018, South Africa has fallen into another technical recession...

By Adrian Goslett 10 Sep 2018

Land reform panic unnecessary, Seeff welcomes clarity and support
Land reform panic unnecessary, Seeff welcomes clarity and support

There is no doubt that there is great concern about land reform amongst ordinary South Africans and especially property owners and buyers. At the same time, there is a huge amount of noise in the media and public discourse around this, often sending mixed messages...

By Stuart Manning 4 Sep 2018

Why property show days are still relevant
Why property show days are still relevant

It's spring, which is traditionally one of the best home sales periods of the year and a great time for sellers to list...

By Berry Everitt 3 Sep 2018

How to increase the value of your home without overcapitalising
How to increase the value of your home without overcapitalising

Homeowners who are intent on renovating and / or extending their homes should take care...

By Ronald Ennik 31 Aug 2018

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