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.

Champing at the bit because of rates system

2014-12-02 14:03

A Fin24 user working for a large law firm shares his views on the problems with the City of Cape Town's new system for obtaining rates clearance certificates.

China to implement property registration

2014-12-02 09:45

China will implement long-awaited property registration rules, in a move that could give the country's anti-corruption investigators extra ammunition.

Oil, food key to SA property market - expert

2014-12-01 12:22

Global oil and food markets have been key to South Africa's residential property market performance, according to FNB's property barometer.

Four great ways to invest in property

2014-11-27 07:52

Everyone should invest in property mainly because it is a growth asset, so the money you plough into real estate should keep pace with inflation.

Property market has something to cheer about

2014-11-23 10:30

Coming off five years of low growth, 2014 has seen the property market emerge from one of the toughest down-cycles, says Seeff chair Samuel Seeff.

Capital gains tax on replacement property

2014-11-20 13:27

A Fin24 is not sure if capital gains tax applies to her sale and quick purchase of a second property.

Signs of floor under China's property market

2014-11-20 10:10

Even as China's home prices have suffered their biggest annual fall in nearly four years, there are early indications the worst might have passed.

Property scam expert gives advice in Twitter Q&A

2014-11-19 14:44

There are a number of procedures that you can follow that will protect you against a potential holiday scam, says a credit bureau expert.

State-of-the-art commercial green building to be unveiled

2014-11-17 14:23

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There is still hope to buy the home you desperately want even if your bond application has been declined, says a property attorney.

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Make sure you don't mess up your holiday home

2014-11-12 13:55

Buying a holiday home strictly as an investment to rent out or as a second home to live in is an exciting time for any buyer, but many things can go horribly wrong, an expert says.

Douw’s R250m Palazzo Steyn reflects 'my confidence in SA'

2014-11-12 09:56

It never hurts to highlight visionaries like entrepreneur Douw Steyn whose new home is SA’s most expensive residence – even beating Nkandla’s taxpayer-funded Zumaville.

Capital gains tax on two non-rental properties

2014-11-11 15:32

A Fin24 user is confused about the impact of capital gains tax on her two properties, which had never been rented out.

Northgate Park a trendy office redevelopment

2014-11-10 18:09

New life is being breathed into Northgate Island in Brooklyn, Cape Town, which is being redeveloped and upgraded into A-grade office space.

Top 10 ways retired planes can be creative properties

2014-11-10 16:29

While most retired planes get chopped up for parts, some creative people are turning the flying machines into homes, restaurants and even schools.

Use time wisely before next rate hike - expert

2014-11-09 18:00

A two percentage point interest rate increase could mean many homeowners would have to sell or face foreclosure, warns an expert.


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.

Using access bond to buy second property

2014-12-02 15:37

A Fin24 user wants to know if it is a good idea to use the access bond on his primary property to buy a second one.

UK construction sector expands at slowest pace

2014-12-02 12:15

British construction activity has expanded at the slowest pace in more than a year last month, with order books filling at the slowest pace since June 2013.

Frustration at rates clearance delays

2014-12-02 07:00

Delays in the issue of rates clearance certificates in the Cape are causing huge frustration among property buyers, sellers, conveyancers and estate agents.

No chance of Pinnacle Point dividend

2014-12-01 11:31

The liquidators of Pinnacle Point Group do not believe there is any prospect of a dividend to creditors or shareholders at this stage.

British house price boom fading

2014-11-25 16:20

The latest British property boom is fading, more than a year after it got a boost from a stimulus programme aimed at first-time buyers.

Little evidence of house price bubble

2014-11-20 16:31

When adjusting for inflation, the increase in real house prices since the end of the 2008 recession is marginal, says an expert.


It's a property investor's dream: investing in an "up-and-coming" neighbourhood while prices are still low and for-sale properties are plentiful. We speak to property expert David Rebe who gives us tips on identifying these hots spots.

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Co-applicants and bond cover

2014-11-19 17:36

A Fin24 user is a co-applicant for a home loan and wants to know if both applicants need to take out bond cover.

Redefine BDL Hotel Group adds to portfolio

2014-11-19 10:05

The Redefine BDL Hotel Group has been appointed to manage a portfolio of 22 hotels on behalf of LRG Acquisition.

Protect yourself from holiday home scams

2014-11-17 13:49

The holiday season often brings out cunning con artists who take pleasure in scamming you out of your well-deserved holiday, says a credit bureau expert.

Fallen property icon Wendy Machanik breaks cover

2014-11-13 01:00

In a deeply moving podcast, fallen estate agency queen Wendy Machanik shares her learnings and why respected business people like billionaire Natie Kirsh stood by her.

WW2 benefits

2014-11-12 10:37

An African adventurer has found a home in the most unlikely of places.

Diversifying into offshore property

2014-11-11 17:20

Real estate investment trusts are a common and globally recognised way for investors to access income-producing, listed property, says an expert.

Adventurer turns rundown WW2 boat into his home

2014-11-11 13:17

An African adventurer famous for his headline-grabbing races around the globe has found a most unlikely home - on a World War 2 boat on a tiny river in England.

London's 'Gherkin' tower sold to billionaire

2014-11-11 10:50

London's landmark "Gherkin" office tower has been sold to investment company Safra Group, controlled by Brazilian-Lebanese billionaire Joseph Safra.

Private Table Mountain eco-reserve for sale

2014-11-10 17:39

A private mountain eco-reserve is now on the market for the first time in over 35 years in Scarborough, Cape Town.

Township house prices higher - index

2014-11-10 15:10

House price growth in former black townships has marginally outperformed homes in former white suburbs in the third quarter of 2014, shows a house price index.

Canary Wharf's home-building bet in London

2014-11-09 13:55

Canary Wharf Group's plans for high-rise living in London's transformed financial centre mark a new departure for it and workers in Britain's capital.


From William Randolph Hearst’s home in California to Oprah Winfrey's Santa Barbara pad, we take a look at the most exclusive homes in the world and who lived in them.

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