Property for your portfolio

2015-10-05 18:38

Property is a valuable asset. Simon Brown shares on the benefits of having property in your portfolio, and which listed property stocks to include.

Balwin seeks to raise R1.6bn ahead of JSE listing

2015-10-02 19:46

A South African residential-estate developer, Balwin Properties, will seek to raise about R1.6bn before listing on the JSE.

Emira extends conservative debt profile

2015-09-28 18:07

Emira Property Fund, a JSE-listed real estate investment trust, has embarked on a series of proactive debt extensions.

SA property activity slowing - survey

2015-09-21 19:21

Activity in the SA residential property market indicates that it could be moving from "sideways to slowing", the FNB South African Estate Agent Survey shows.

Buyers pay R10.3bn in cash for Cape properties

2015-09-21 14:00

With homes selling within days of coming onto the market, it seems cash is king for buyers wanting in on the Cape's scarce pool of property hot spots.

Building activity improves

2015-09-18 17:04

The number of new housing units for which building plans have been approved was up by around 5% y/y since January, with strong growth in flats and townhouses.

Eurozone house-price recovery sustainable

2015-09-15 13:49

A recent rise in eurozone property prices appears sustainable, but the recovery is weaker than in past cycles.

Struggling home buyers can't afford deposits

2015-09-14 17:53

Financial constraints on consumers have increased the percentage of home buyers who have no means of paying a deposit, says ooba.

Price correction in commercial property market

2015-09-11 18:18

The commercial property market for private investors is experiencing a price correction as this has been coming for a while, according to an expert.

Growthpoint develops R150m industrial park in CT

2015-09-07 18:33

Growthpoint Properties is developing a R150m an industrial park on a 3.4 hectare site in Airport Industria, near Cape Town International Airport.


Double recognition for V&A Waterfront’s Watershed

2015-10-04 09:51

The V&A Waterfront’s Watershed for African craft was recognised twice for its design and redevelopment at two awards ceremonies this past week.

China cuts minimum home down payment

2015-09-30 13:30

China’s central bank has cut the minimum home down payment required of first-time buyers for the first time in five years, showing support for the property market.

ooba launches new subsidy service

2015-09-22 14:51

Bond originator ooba has formed a partnership to launch a new service to assist first-time home buyers with applying for a government subsidy.

US existing home sales fall more than expected

2015-09-21 16:45

US home resales have fallen more than expected in August, a cautionary sign for the US housing market which has recently looked on stronger footing.

UK house prices hit record, leads to ‘extremes’

2015-09-21 12:35

London has led asking prices for UK homes to an all-time high in September, reflecting a continuing shortage of property for sale.

New R1.2bn development for Cape Town waterfront

2015-09-16 16:48

A new mixed-use development of R1.2bn, right next to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, will offer offices, residential units and a hotel.

Business case for green buildings more compelling

2015-09-14 17:57

The business case to invest in green buildings is becoming more compelling, according to Brian Wilkinson, CEO of the Green Building Council of South Africa.

MAS Real Estate continues robust growth

2015-09-14 16:54

MAS Real Estate has continued the rapid expansion of its property portfolio concentrated in Germany and the UK, increasing its value to about R3.8bn.

House price growth shows consumer strain

2015-09-08 15:26

Property analyst Jacques du Toit says the declining trend in house price growth in SA continues as consumers face price pressures and rising interest rates.

Move to retail property pays off for Vukile

2015-09-07 17:04

Vukile Property Fund’s strategy to shift its portfolio to favour retail property seems to be paying off, with its assets showing R9bn growth for the past three years.

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