ARTICLES RELATING TO PROPERTY

Cap land ownership - ANC

2015-01-28 16:50
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The ANC has called for a limit on land ownership and for ownership by foreign nationals to be prohibited, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Property market on the rise

2015-01-27 17:37

The property market appears to be strengthening after a "lull" in the residential sector in the first half of 2014, says First National Bank.

Interest on flexibond savings

2015-01-26 15:38

A Fin24 user wants to know if he will forfeit interest gained by paying extra money into his home loan and then withdrawing funds to pay for renovations.

Retirement catch-up

2015-01-19 15:07

There's a high road, low road retirement scenario for a user, says an expert.

China Dec new home prices slip

2015-01-19 10:30

China's new home prices have fallen significantly in December for a fourth straight month even as year-end sales volumes surged.

China new home prices slip

2015-01-18 18:00

China's new home prices have fallen significantly in December for a fourth straight month even as year-end sales volumes have surged.

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Menlyn, Cavendish malls strike R10bn deal

2015-01-15 11:29

Old Mutual and Pareto Limited have entered into an asset swap transaction that involves Menlyn Park in Pretoria and Cavendish Square in Cape Town.

Solid performance expected in housing market

2015-01-14 16:37

The residential property market in SA is set to show another relatively good performance in 2015, says an expert as he looks at trends.

Obtaining a bond when self-employed

2015-01-12 17:24

Applying for a bond when you are self-employed can be a tedious process, unless you are well prepared and understand the bank's specific requirements.

Foreign investors in London forcing out locals

2015-01-11 16:28

Tough foreign competition in the London commercial property market is forcing local investors to invest in regional cities to tap rising rents.

SA property stocks at ‘crazy’ levels of 2006/7

2015-01-08 15:34

Alec Hogg speaks to property guru Marc Wainer, a straight-shooting dealmaker, who says it the way he sees it – even if that makes others uncomfortable.

Glencore exec pays $70m for London pad

2015-01-08 14:15

The head of copper mining and trading at Glencore has paid millions for an apartment in London’s upscale Belgravia district.

Needed: R20k a month

2015-01-06 10:27

A user wants to invest R2.5m from his property sale and draw R20k a month.

Needed: R20k a month

2014-12-30 15:40

A user wants to invest R2.5m from his property sale and draw R20k a month.

Motsepes fork out R69m for Cape Town home

2014-12-28 11:40
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Billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe has reportedly paid what is believed to be a record price of R69m for a house in Cape Town’s exclusive Bishopscourt.

US existing home sales hit six-month low

2014-12-23 06:00

US home resales have tumbled to a six-month low in November, underscoring the uneven nature of the housing market recovery.

Scrap holidays, it’s time for a staycation

2014-12-22 11:29

A "staycation" is the perfect time to do small improvements to your home that will not only freshen it up, but will also give you a great start to the New Year.

US housing starts fall, trend points to recovery

2014-12-17 09:45

US housing starts have fallen in November as groundbreaking for single-family homes declined after increases, in what appears to be a pause in a recovery trend.

Spain tiptoes back into house-building

2014-12-15 10:30

Spain is building again after seven years of a crushing downturn in the construction sector with investment in house-building registering its first quarterly rise.

Slowdown in mid-segment house price growth

2014-12-05 12:23

Year-on-year growth in the nominal value of middle-segment homes in SA has slowed down further in November, according to and index.

Keeping title deeds of a property

2014-12-05 10:19

A Fin24 user is not sure who will receive the title deeds of a property he has bought in a deal with his father.

Rates clearance troubles continue

2014-12-04 14:08

While conveyancers in Cape Town still don't know if the deeds office will be closing over the holiday season, more Fin24 users share their rates frustrations.

Ever increasing demand for rental properties

2014-12-04 07:00

An expert says there is a continuous and ever increasing demand nationwide for rental properties in all rental categories.

 

Worried about debt impact on getting a home loan

2015-01-28 16:19

A Fin24 user is making good progress in paying off his debt, but worries about whether he will be able to get a home loan.

Flexibond savings

2015-01-27 13:31

Will I forfeit interest on extra payments on my bond if I draw money for renovations?

Townships trump suburban house growth

2015-01-19 13:27

House price growth in former black township areas has outperformed major metro residential markets in 2014, says First National Bank.

Registering a property in a company

2015-01-19 07:00

All companies and close corporations are required by law to submit their annual returns with the within 30 days of the anniversary date of its incorporation.

High road, low road scenario for retirement

2015-01-16 17:07

A Fin24 user working overseas has various choices to make now before she retires back in SA in a few years' time.

5 Ridiculously expensive houses we wish we owned

2015-01-16 07:00

The good news is your dream house exists. The bad news is you have to be on another level of rich to afford it! The prices of these Johannesburg houses will make your jaw drop.

Where to find SA's R20m mansions

2015-01-15 07:00

The Atlantic seaboard continues to gain in value as a luxury property destination, with posh Johannesburg suburbs hot on its heels, according to a study on SA wealth.

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The good news is your dream house exists. The bad news is you have to be on another level of rich to afford it! The prices of these Johannesburg houses will make your jaw drop.

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Property prognosis positive for 2015 - FNB

2015-01-12 13:55

The residential property industry is expected to be generally positive in 2015, First National Bank says.

Redefine’s Marc Wainer: SA property stocks expensive, at ‘crazy’ levels of 2006/7

2015-01-08 15:31

Marc Wainer expresses his opinion on near record valuations in the JSE property sector and offers advice to those who own the shares.

Mild average house price increases expected

2015-01-06 11:53

The housing market has improved somewhat in 2014 and indications are it will continue to strengthen, says an expert.

Fosun closes in on Club Med buyout

2015-01-04 14:31

Chinese conglomerate Fosun has zeroed in on its 18-month quest to buy French holiday resort group Club Med.

Needed: R20k per month from R2.5m investment

2014-12-30 15:24

Advice for a user who wants to know where he can invest his property sale proceeds to draw R20 000 a month.

Chinese tycoon to build more with IPO

2014-12-23 10:15

Wang Jianlin has risen from local bureaucrat to China's richest man by transforming a debt-laden state-owned housebuilder into the sprawling Wanda Group.

Scrap holidays

2014-12-22 11:47

It’s time for a staycation, perfect time to declutter for fresh start to the New Year.

Cape Town's CBD residents have their say

2014-12-18 10:01

People living in Cape Town's central business district have once again had a chance to say what they want.

Rewards slow to come for Japan's rental market

2014-12-15 13:14

Japan seems to have the right mix for a vibrant short-term home rental market, but firms hoping to cash in need to wait for local governments to relax curbs.

No electricity connection, but R69 000 bill

2014-12-12 16:40

A Fin24 user was shocked to discover that the City of Johannesburg wants R69 000 from him for what they say are overdue rates.

Commercial property rates nightmares

2014-12-05 11:36

It is not only buyers and sellers of residential property who are frustrated by delays in the issue of rates clearance certificates by various municipalities.

Taking a bond now or buying later

2014-12-04 17:33

If you are a first-time home buyer and you qualify for a bond, take it as banks are becoming more risk averse, says a property expert.

UK house prices slow again in November

2014-12-04 12:00

British house price growth has slowed again in the three months to November as prices rose by 8.2% compared with the same period last year.

We suffer too, Cape Town - Jozi ratepayers

2014-12-03 15:12

Ratepayers in Johannesburg are sending a message to Capetonians frustrated by delays in the issue of rates clearance certificates: You are not alone.

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