ARTICLES RELATING TO PROPERTY

NPA seizes Durban businessman's assets

2014-04-17 13:55

The NPA says property and cash amounting to over R400m belonging to Jay Singh, whose company is also implicated in the collapsed Tongaat mall, has been seized.

Office vacancy rate moving sideways

2014-04-15 17:25

The national office vacancy rate has essentially been moving sideways and the current excess supply is weighing on rental growth, says Sapoa.

US beachfront home hits record sale

2014-04-13 10:34

A sprawling estate, situated on prime waterfront property along the US East Coast has been sold for $120m, setting a new record in the United States.

Landmark Beijing property sold for $928bn

2014-04-10 11:13

A company controlled by the family of Asia's richest man has sold a landmark Beijing property for more than $900m.

Cautious optimism about house price growth

2014-04-09 16:57

When asking estate agents for the factors influencing their near term expectations, interest rates were by far the most common, shows a survey.

Popi will impact real estate agencies

2014-04-08 16:11

The Protection of Personal Information Act has far reaching implications for the business sector in SA, including for real estate agencies, says an expert.

Real SA wedding

2014-04-03 09:06

He was dressed as a giant apple when they first met. Check out their pics.

Consumers, homes brighten US growth picture

2014-03-26 11:24

US consumer confidence surged to a six-year high in March and house prices increased solidly in January, positioning the economy for stronger growth.

Demand for coastal homes picking up

2014-03-25 05:30

During the past holiday season interest in the coastal residential market has picked up among holiday and retirement buyers, says Pam Golding Properties.

Consumer outlook impacts residential building

2014-03-21 17:29

Residential building activity will continue to be affected by household finances, property-investment sentiment and consumer confidence, says an expert.

Hermanus beach estate rescue shows results

2014-03-19 17:54

The business rescue plan at the Romansbaai beach estate near Hermanus seems to be working, according top the developer.

Late rental payments 'becoming worrisome'

2014-03-10 11:30

There are concerning trends in both the residential and commercial rental markets, according to the latest TPN Rental Monitors.

Growthpoint shows positive performance

2014-03-04 17:22

Notwithstanding challenging market conditions, Gowthpoint reported a positive performance and delivered results ahead of expectations, says the CEO.

New head office for Discovery

2014-02-25 15:54

Discovery announced the development of its new global head office in Sandton.

Calgro M3 ventures into Africa

2014-02-20 12:19

Black-empowered residential project developer Calgro M3 has announced that it will be taking on its first project outside of South Africa.

Heed the rate hike

2014-02-13 07:08

Jason Elley examines the link between the interest rate and commercial property.

Upswing in owner-occupied commercial property

2014-02-11 17:15

Businesses have been looking to purchase buildings for their own use rather than opting to rent their business premises, says an expert.

Super-rich heading for London despite crisis

2014-02-07 12:30

Political and financial upheaval in some of the world's largest emerging economies is driving a new wave of rich migrants to London's supercharged property market.

Rate hike to dampen property prices - FNB

2014-02-03 19:30

The housing market was gathering momentum, but the recent interest rate hike will put paid to further price increases this year, says First National Bank.

Impact of rate hike on property market

2014-01-29 19:30

The interest rate hike signals a warning to property buyers, because interest rates are unlikely to remain this low in the medium term, says an expert.

Trophy homes galore in this Cape suburb

2014-01-28 15:40

Camps Bay boasts the highest concentration of trophy homes - those valued above the R20m price mark, according to a report.

'My wife swears at me'

2014-01-28 08:54

One of our readers is madly in love with his beautiful wife but worries about her flirtatious ways.

Thousands of students want accommodation

2014-01-24 15:11

Thousands of students are realising that securing a coveted space at a tertiary campus was just the first hurdle, says an expert.

 

PE's Baywest will be a 'smart village'

2014-04-16 16:30

The R1.7bn Baywest Mall development in Port Elizabeth could be the catalyst for a “smart village”, says Baywest managing director Gavin Blows.

Growthpoint acquires strategic stakes

2014-04-14 17:33

Growthpoint Properties has acquired stakes in Acucap Properties and in the Sycom Property Fund, in a substantial R4.66bn transaction.

Green building gains momentum in SA

2014-04-11 16:28

South Africa’s green building movement has gained significant momentum with the achievement of 50 Green Star SA certifications in only six years.

Chinese to start building $8bn Jhb city

2014-04-10 10:37
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China's Shanghai Zendai Property plans to break ground next year on an $8bn new city development near Johannesburg.

Rental increases under pressure

2014-04-09 10:30

The days of standard 10% rental increases seem to be over as soaring utility hikes impose significant pressure on tenants, says an expert.

Rest of Africa buying more homes in SA

2014-04-04 12:24

More foreign buyers of residential property in SA are estimated to be from elsewhere in Africa and they especially like Gauteng, according to a survey.

Is R25 000 000 too much for the ultimate beach home?

2014-04-03 09:03

For that view? We don’t think so.

House price growth feels inflation effect

2014-04-01 12:05

The expectation remains for some mild slowing in house price growth because the economic fundamentals supporting the residential market appear less positive.

Steinhoff may have property plan for JD Group

2014-03-23 15:37

Is Steinhoff International Holdings looking to use the JD Group listing on the JSE to list its growing property portfolio, asks Adriaan Kruger.

Credit crunch forces Chinese to sell homes

2014-03-20 14:20

Chinese are scrambling to sell their luxury homes and some are knocking off the price for a quick sale, as a liquidity crunch looms on the mainland.

Property prices continue to grow - Ooba

2014-03-17 11:45

The continued positive growth in the property market is because of a combination of lender and buyer confidence, says bond originator Ooba.

Township property prices grow

2014-03-05 08:41

House price growth in township areas slightly outperformed CPI which indicates a good balance between supply and demand, says a property strategist.

Budget disappoints property sector

2014-02-28 11:52

Property sector role players are dismayed that the budget offered no relief on property transaction costs and capital gains tax, both vital aspects in the market.

Foreign fiancé and donations tax

2014-02-21 13:25

A Fin24 user wants to know about the tax implications of her foreign fiancé providing her with money to buy property in SA.

Dubai property giant Emaar's profits rise

2014-02-17 15:10

Emaar Properties posted a 21% surge in annual profits in 2013, reaching $699m on the back of strong performances in the retail and hospitality sectors.

House price growth still in single digits

2014-02-11 17:34

Nominal year-on-year growth in the average value of homes in the middle segment of the South African housing market remained in single digits, says an expert.

Four properties boost Dipula portfolio

2014-02-07 16:54

Dipula Income Fund has recently acquired four properties, comprising three retail centres and an office block.

SA green leader to chair international council

2014-02-04 13:10

Buildings globally consume about 40% of the world’s energy and green buildings typically reduce consumption by 50% to 70%, says the Green Building Council SA.

Rate hike impact on commercial property

2014-01-30 19:03

The immediately impact of the interest rate hike will be on the prices of listed property stocks, which have already dropped in response, says an expert.

How weak rand impacts residential property

2014-01-29 10:33

The question repeatedly asked at the moment is whether now is the time to buy a residential property, either for an own residence or for letting purposes.

Preventing property sale for a pittance

2014-01-28 14:31

A proposed amendment to court rules may prevent deeply indebted consumers from having their houses sold for a next to nothing.

More home owners selling to upgrade

2014-01-27 14:11

There has been a noticeable increase in people selling their property to upgrade to a better home, especially in low-income areas, says an expert.

Fast growth in SA for US estate agent group

2014-01-24 14:51

South Africa has become the fastest growing region for the US-based franchising estate agent group Keller Williams

 
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