ARTICLES RELATING TO PROPERTY

US home prices rises 6% as supply tightens

2017-05-24 16:14

Home prices in the US has increased 6% in the first quarter from a year earlier as competition heated up for a scarcity of listings.

Women's rights in customary marriages

2017-05-19 20:04

The Constitutional Court is asked to decide if a certain act discriminates against women in old polygynous marriages based on gender, race and ethnic or social origin.

Hong Kong curbs lending to developers as property risks soar

2017-05-12 13:29

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has tightened limits on bank loans to property developers, as it seeks to contain risks in the city’s booming real-estate market.

Tech billionaire buys Sydney mansion for record price

2017-05-08 16:00

A tech billionaire has bought a Sydney waterfront mansion for an Australian record Aus$75m after the owners resisted selling the 1863-built home to developers.

Britain steps up fight to expose dirty London property

2017-04-30 15:00

Britain has taken a significant step by passing a law allowing the seizure of homes from foreigners who cannot explain how they paid for them.

UK house prices fall amid pinch on consumers

2017-04-28 10:30

UK house prices have fallen for a second month in April, adding to signs of consumer weakness, according to Nationwide Building Society.

The catch when buying a rented property

2017-04-25 16:04

Be aware that there is a catch when you buy a property which already has a tenant in occupation.

Property affordability a challenge in Western Cape

2017-04-25 08:26

Mounting affordability challenges have likely caused some slowing in house price growth in the Western Cape in recent quarters, says a property expert.

Good landlord, tenant relationship important

2017-04-24 15:02

It is of paramount importance that a healthy relationship between a landlord and tenant be nurtured in order to encourage easy communication between them.

Greater supply of housing for older generation crucial

2017-04-21 16:07

There has been a focus on the lack of student accommodation, but many other groups are similarly affected, says the CEO of Evergreen Lifestyle.

 

London home sellers shrug off election, raise prices

2017-05-22 10:23

London house prices have rebounded in May, rising to a record as buyers and sellers defied the usual trend of holding off on property transactions before an election.

The role of the Rental Housing Tribunal

2017-05-18 14:27

The Rental Housing Tribunal assists in resolving disputes that arise between landlords and tenants.

Redefine Properties cushions against volatility

2017-05-08 16:19

Listed Real Estate Investment Trust, Redefine Properties, has reported a growth of over 250% for the six months ended February 28, 2017.

How to capitalise on bleisure travel

2017-05-04 18:29

The mixing of business and leisure travel – or “bleisure” travel is making an impact on far more than just the tourism industry.

UK's landlord levy raises $1.3bn more than expected

2017-04-28 13:55

A levy on landlords and second-home owners that roiled sales of property rentals is becoming increasingly important for UK government coffers as home sales fall.

Cash-strapped homeowners turn to loans to pay bonds

2017-04-26 07:46

Hard-pressed South Africans are so fearful of losing their homes that they are turning to unsecured debt at increasing costs to service home loan repayments.

Unsold London homes under construction at record high

2017-04-25 11:10

The number of unsold London homes under construction has risen to a record as higher taxes and economic uncertainty damp demand for expensive properties.

PICS: What you get for R185m Cape Town home

2017-04-25 06:00

A property in Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard suburb of Fresnaye is on the market for a record price of R185m.

What you need to know when selling or buying

2017-04-23 07:01

The onus is on you to uncover any defects before you buy, writes Angelique Ruzicka.

Stefanutti Stocks expects earnings loss

2017-04-20 16:49

Stefanutti Stocks expects earnings per share to show a loss of between 70.00 cents and 90.00 cents per share.

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