Riding on the Dubai property roller coaster

2016-05-04 18:51

For more than 10 years Dubai property prices have been on a roller coaster, creating and wiping out fortunes, but recently they appear to have run out of steam.

Banking on retirement property

2016-05-03 14:30

Investing into a mature lifestyle property early is profiting both retirement investors and developers.

Establishing a 2nd residence outside SA

2016-04-22 18:10

If a business focuses on a particular country for its new markets, it could make sense to acquire a property there or use it to gain an additional passport.

Top tips to increase the value of your home

2016-04-21 13:00

Rory Judd, head of online marketing at MiWay, discusses how home improvements can increase the value of your home much quicker than the general rate of appreciation.

Freehold property prices outpace sectional title - index

2016-04-20 17:41

The latest Standard Bank House Price Index shows freehold property prices outpace sectional title for the first time since April 2015.

FOR SALE: Mona Lisa's villa in Italy

2016-04-14 22:00

One of Tuscany's most famous villas is up for sale with its owners hoping to be smiling all the way to the bank thanks to its links to the Mona Lisa.

Namibia house price growth beats all but one SA province

2016-04-13 13:53

Of all the major rand area regions, the Western Cape had the highest house price growth in the first quarter, followed by Namibia.

Gauteng could gain from expensive W Cape property - expert

2016-04-13 07:20

While the Western Cape has relative strength in its residential property market, this could become a growth constraint due to the loss of young skills, warns an expert.

INFOGRAPHIC: The future of Cape Town

2016-04-12 10:20

The inner city of Cape Town just keeps on getting better and new plans to develop property means the boom will keep on going.

Possible downgrade: Where to for growth investors?

2016-04-07 11:30

In these uncertain times, where is the safest place to invest? Equities? Property? Bonds? Contributor Craig Gradidge takes a closer look.


What to consider when looking for a new home

2016-05-04 10:00

Buying a home is the single largest expense you will most likely incur in your lifetime, however finding your ideal property can be a mammoth task.

Drop in house price growth stalls as avg home tops R1m

2016-05-03 11:43

Zero percent real house price inflation at the current time should not be too surprising as valuers point to a supply-constrained market, says FNB's John Loos.

Entrepreneurial success in property industry

2016-04-22 17:55

Ten thriving small businesses have graduated from the two-year enterprise development incubation programme offered by Property Point - a Growthpoint initiative.

Property: Local challenges force offshore card

2016-04-21 10:38

The sector for real estate investment will likely weather the economic meltdown thanks to quality management and the ability to expand into international markets.

UK home presales drop 33% as tax burden rises

2016-04-18 12:30

Demand for London homes under construction has slumped by 33% in the first quarter as a new tax on overseas buyers and high values damped demand.

Tips for buying a property on auction

2016-04-14 14:03

Dr Simphiwe Madikizela, head of projects at FNB housing finance, highlights a few factors to consider when buying a house on auction.

Vacant office space makes way for homes

2016-04-13 11:18

The City of Cape Town has the lowest office vacancy rate in the country at 7.2% quarter end, thanks to the conversion of empty office space to much needed residential units.

Why W Cape house price growth bucks the trend

2016-04-12 18:35

The Western Cape has managed to “buck the trend” of slowing house price growth of late, says John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB.

Master Builders W Cape offers training

2016-04-11 12:11

The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape is offering a number of free training opportunities and the chance to gain employment.

Tenants increasingly green aware

2016-04-01 16:11

Tenants are increasingly looking for green rental spaces, says Nkuli Bogopa, president of the SA Institute of Black Property Practitioners.

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