ARTICLES RELATING TO PROPERTY

#Budget2017: Changes to transfer duty

2017-02-22 22:05

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced in his Budget 2017 that properties less than R900 000 will no longer attract transfer duty.

What Zuma's land, property reform needs - black property body

2017-02-19 21:01

The SA Institute of Black Property Practitioners supports the president's call in his State of the Nation Address for land reform and transformation of the property sector.

Emira rebalancing its portfolio

2017-02-17 17:20

Emira Property Fund has reported a 68.93 cents dividend per share for its half-year ended 31 December 2016, which is in line with its market guidance.

Increased Chinese interest in lavish Cape Town property

2017-02-13 20:17

There is an increase in queries about properties in certain Cape Town suburbs, according to John McDermott of Fine & Country’s Camps Bay office.

Allure of green building warms up in SA

2017-02-09 19:57

So far more than 230 formal green building certifications have been achieved in South Africa.

What to know about a usufruct

2017-02-02 20:41

The definition of a usufruct is a legal right given by an owner to someone who is not the owner, to use the owner’s property for a certain period.

Strong semigration push to W Cape, Gauteng

2017-02-02 19:01

So-called "semigration" to the Western Cape from other parts of the country is going full steam ahead, says a household and property sector strategist.

Why fewer foreigners could buy property in SA

2017-02-01 20:03

While there may be a decline in foreigners buying property in SA, there was an increase in foreign buyers from the rest of Africa, says an expert.

De Lille gives green light for R1bn Cape Town development

2017-01-30 06:15

Despite some objections, Cape Town's Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille has given final approval for a R1bn, multi-use development in the historic Bo-Kaap district.

Is Western Cape property market losing steam?

2017-01-24 05:31

There have recently been clear signs that the Western Cape property market has been slowing, says John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB.

 

Victory for property owners receiving huge, delayed utility bills

2017-02-20 19:02

Legal experts explain why a new judgment is an important victory for property owners who receive large and delayed utility bills.

Average cost to build a new house up almost 7%

2017-02-17 18:56

The average building cost of new housing constructed in 2016 increased by 6.9% to an average of R6 614 per square metre, says a property analyst.

Liberty Two Degrees announces first results after listing

2017-02-16 11:18

Liberty Two Degrees has announced its first set of financial statements following its successful listing as a REIT on the JSE in December 2016.

SONA lacked fuel to boost property market - Seeff

2017-02-10 07:03

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address lacked the excitement to boost the economy and property market, says the chair of Seeff Property Group.

Group Five cautions about expected loss

2017-02-09 17:45

Group Five expects to report a loss per share and headline loss per share of at least 170 cents per share for the six months to December 2016.

More than 70 residential units planned for Cape Quarter

2017-02-02 19:49

Tower Property Fund's development of over 70 residential units in Cape Town's Cape Quarter is expected to come on stream from December 2017 through to mid-2019.

Is the age of the access bond over?

2017-02-02 17:42

Investors and small business owners could get a nasty surprise when trying to access capital through their home loans, says an independent lender. Banks do not necessarily agree.

Tower Property Fund profit soars

2017-01-31 20:32

Cape-based Tower Property Fund has increased revenue and operating profit in difficult trading conditions in the six months to November 2016, it says.

Why Cape Town luxury rentals give super-rich bang for their buck

2017-01-26 09:20

A luxury holiday rental expert shares his insights into why Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard can command rentals from R10 000 to R150 000 per night.

Two SA cities on top property list for rich and famous

2017-01-23 06:31

Cape Town and Johannesburg rank among the top 50 cities attractive to the ultra-rich when they decide where to buy luxury urban real estate, shows a report.

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