ARTICLES RELATING TO PROPERTY

France to boost housing, cut taxes for low-paid

2014-08-19 11:15

The French government will announce measures soon to boost construction and give tax relief to low income households.

New bill to fast-track property registration

2014-08-17 11:00

The electronic deeds registration bill will decrease turnaround time and registration of property, says Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Consumers reduce 'luxuries' to afford homes

2014-08-15 13:02

Households are reducing property "luxuries" in order to address the long term deterioration in home affordability, according to an expert.

Rich Chinese eyes property in Australia

2014-08-14 15:45

More wealthy Chinese are moving their money out of China to invest in Australia's property market amid a corruption crackdown.

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Fortress Income Fund reported a 14.36% growth in income payouts for the year ending June and is set to announce a huge acquisition, CEO Mark Stevens tells Fin24.

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Building constrained in SA - FNB report

2014-08-13 05:30

Building characteristics have reflected far less exuberance in the post-2008/9 recovery, compared to pre-2008 boom period.

Mild slowing in house price growth expected

2014-08-11 13:10

Gradually rising interest rates are expected to slow down growth in residential demand in the near term, but in a moderate way, says an expert.

Vacant industrial land scarce in Pretoria

2014-08-07 16:46

Warehousing and logistics companies needing to development modern warehousing facilities will find a shortage of land in the Pretoria area, says an expert.

Metrofile expands property ownership

2014-08-07 15:30

Metrofile Holdings has extended its property ownership to include two more properties located in Gauteng and the Western Cape.

Buying to let?

2014-08-06 08:17

A Fin24 user mulls buying a property for the sole purpose of letting it out.

Average house costs R959 000

2014-08-04 14:11

House prices are still growing, but at a slower pace, according to the latest FNB House Price Index.

Berlin's 'death strip' lures wealthy buyers

2014-08-01 10:00

When luxury living The Garden opens only a metal strip retracing the Berlin Wall will remind its inhabitants that 25 years ago this was on no man's land.

Interest rate hike impacts rental payments

2014-07-31 05:00

Tenants should be screened more thoroughly than ever if investors want to reduce risk, warns a credit bureau.

How to find your perfect neighbourhood match

2014-07-30 09:06

Home buyers should pick the right suburb before they say yes to the address, according to an expert.

Emergency fund or extra money in a bond?

2014-07-28 13:38

A Fin24 user wants to know if it would be wiser to use extra money to create an emergency fund or to put more cash towards his bond repayment.

V&A Waterfront project gets R1.5bn boost

2014-07-28 11:10

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has committed an additional R1.5bn to develop four more Silo buildings and provides an update on what can be expected.

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The iconic Kyalami race circuit is up for auction at a reserve price of R200m and its geographical positioning gives it an ideal commercial edge.

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Slowdown in house price growth

2014-07-23 19:53

A slowdown in the growth of house prices in certain segments of the property market appears likely, according to a survey.

UK mortgage approvals turn up in June

2014-07-23 13:15

British banks have reported their first sizeable increase in mortgage approvals in five months.

UK housing market may be cooling down

2014-07-10 14:18

More signs are emerging that Britain's housing market is starting to moderate, even in hotspots like London, although mortgage lending continues to rise.

Wanda to build $900m complex in Chicago

2014-07-09 17:25

China's Wanda Group says it will invest $900m in a five-star hotel and apartment complex in Chicago in its bid to acquire more assets in the US.

Foreigners buy property worth R6.5bn in SA

2014-07-06 09:00

Foreign buyers have bought almost R6.5bn worth of properties in South Africa last year, and not all of it is in Cape Town or Johannesburg.

UK house prices rising fast

2014-07-02 09:00

British house prices have risen at the fastest annual pace in more than nine years and prices in London have shown their biggest jump in a generation.

Zuma assents to property valuation act

2014-06-30 14:56

President Jacob Zuma has assented to the Property Valuation Act 2014.

Old Athens airport to become resort

2014-06-24 15:29

A prominent Greek development fund has announced plans to create a "world-class resort" at the former Athens airport of Hellinikon.

 

Bovis Homes stays on track with profit leap

2014-08-18 12:00

British housebuilder Bovis Homes is on track for a significant rise in full-year profit, after a record number of completions.

China to issue new property rules

2014-08-15 16:30

China has published a draft of long-awaited property registration rules, a move expected to stabilise the real-estate market and help crack down on corruption.

Various activities planned for Portside building

2014-08-14 17:00

Various activities are planned at the new Portside building, the highest building in Cape Town, to benefit the community of Cape Town.

London property momentum fading

2014-08-14 12:00

Momentum behind London's property boom appears to be fading, according to a survey that has added to signs that rapid house price growth is starting to moderate.

Fortress CEO hints about big acquisition

2014-08-13 18:49

Fortress Income Fund reported a 14.36% growth in income payouts for the year ending June and is set to announce a huge acquisition, CEO Mark Stevens tells Fin24.

Providing for retirement and buying a home

2014-08-12 18:30

A Fin24 user wants to know how he could possibly provide for his retirement and buy a home for the first time.

Arrowhead reassures about African Bank impact

2014-08-11 12:48

Arrowhead Properties has reassured linked unitholders that its exposure to African Bank is insignificant.

Asia's most expensive home on sale

2014-08-07 16:15

Asia's most expensive home is set to go on sale in Hong Kong, which boasts some of the world's costliest properties despite efforts to curb skyrocketing prices.

Getting rid of co-applicant on a bond

2014-08-06 16:29

A Fin24 user wants to get rid of the co-applicant he has on his bond, but is puzzled by the new term the bank has determined.

Buy to let: a good idea?

2014-08-05 17:20

A Fin24 user is looking into buying a property for the sole purpose of letting it out.

UK housebuilding grows at fastest rate

2014-08-04 11:15

British house-building has accelerated last month at the fastest rate since November 2003, leading to a record pace of job creation, according to a survey.

Land bills may 'threaten investor confidence'

2014-08-01 07:26

A property body wants to discuss proposed bills with the department of land reform and says restrictions on foreign property buyers could affect investor confidence.

New medical facilities for Century City

2014-07-30 11:30

Century City in Cape Town will soon boast a day clinic and associated medical suites following the obtaining of funding of R63.6m.

London's famed 'Gherkin' for sale

2014-07-30 08:19

London's landmark "Gherkin" office tower in the city's financial district has gone on sale after being placed into receivership.

More ultra rich could eye SA luxury properties

2014-07-28 12:06

SA's luxury residential market offers a massive opportunity for the world’s ultra rich to extend their search for prize properties, say experts.

Dreaming of owning a house

2014-07-25 18:20

A Fin24 user has a dream of owning a house but is not sure how to go about it and if he could get finance.

Iconic Kyalami to go under the hammer

2014-07-24 10:04

World famous Kyalami race circuit will be South Africa's first race track to go on auction at a reserve price of R200m.

Govt rethinks foreign land ownership

2014-07-23 16:41

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says the government will introduce legislation to stop foreigners buying land .

Nxesi: Govt wasting millions on vacant properties

2014-07-16 19:05

Millions of rand in taxpayers' money has been paid for government leases for unoccupied properties, says Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi.

UK housing market may be cooling down

2014-07-10 07:50

More signs have emerged that the upturn of Britain's housing market is starting to moderate, even in hotspots like London, a survey shows.

Dubai real estate giant's profits surge

2014-07-09 13:45

Dubai's Nakheel real estate giant, hit badly during the global debt crisis, says its profits surged 54% in the first half of 2014 to reach $502.7m.

UK house prices rising more than income

2014-07-03 13:13

Rising house prices are a problem that has spread in the UK, the risk they pose to the economy grows greater the more they outpace incomes.

House price growth rates unchanged

2014-07-02 06:30

House price growth rates for June have risen year-on-year, according to an expert.

Rates dent commercial property demand

2014-06-25 19:17

Interest rate increases and escalating municipal costs are lowering the demand for commercial property in South Africa, says an expert.

Affordable housing options

2014-06-23 17:14

Advice for a Fin24 user whose salary is too high to qualify for a state-subsidised house.

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