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.


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.

Top-end buyers are back and buying

2014-06-23 15:08

Price records are tumbling in the SA property market as trophy and top-end home buyers turn on the heat, says an expert.

UK measures to curb housing market slammed

2014-06-18 12:46

British housebuilder Berkeley has attacked government measures designed to help cool the country's surging housing market.

Calculating a building's green credentials

2014-06-13 17:13

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has published a methodology to calculate the total carbon emitted for a building.

Building industry hosts gathering

2014-06-09 17:30

The 2014 annual Master Builders South Africa Congress will be taking place in Port Elizabeth this year.

Kyalami going under hammer

2014-06-06 07:54

The liquidated Kyalami race circuit in Gauteng will be auctioned and could fetch as much as R200m, a newspaper reports.

Final resting place costly in Hong Kong

2014-06-04 14:15

There's one thing even Hong Kong's wealthiest will struggle to buy - a final resting place on their home turf.

UK house prices increasing fast

2014-06-03 10:15

British house prices have picked up more speed in May to rise at their fastest pace in annual terms in nearly seven years.

Average house price rises

2014-06-02 12:49

The average house price for May has risen year-on-year, says First National Bank.

British housing market starting to cool

2014-05-30 17:29

House prices rose more slowly in May than in April across England and Wales, in another sign that Britain's housing market may be starting to cool.


Vukile has released its 2014 results and CEO Laurence Rapp expects even better growth in the years ahead after rebasing its portfolio.

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How state, taxpayers get milked

2014-05-25 16:24

Firms with good political connections are reportedly milking taxpayers by providing office space to government departments for up to four times the normal price.


Visual International Holdings' listing on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange will fast-track plans at a development in Cape Town, says CEO Charles Robertson.

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UK house prices set to rise

2014-05-13 18:30

The Bank of England will act soon to restrain Britain's booming housing market, but prices are still set to rise.

Impact of buying another house

2014-05-09 15:22

An expert gives advice on the implications of having two home loans at the same time.


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.

CT's South Peninsula attracting families

2014-06-23 10:59

There is a steady trend of families relocating to Cape Town's South Peninsula in search of a slower-paced, tranquil lifestyle, says an expert.

Dubai could face looming property bubble

2014-06-16 18:30

A leap in bank lending to the construction industry indicates financial institutions have resumed pouring money into real estate projects in Dubai.

Val de Vie Estate expands

2014-06-10 12:56

The award-winning Val de Vie Estate near Paarl will soon expand after acquiring a portion of an adjacent farm.

'Stable' rise in certain home values

2014-06-06 08:46

The value of homes in the middle segment of the South African market has seen stable nominal year-on-year growth in May, says Absa

ConCourt upholds SCA property judgment

2014-06-05 16:00

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an appeal against a judgment and order of the Supreme Court of Appeal in a matter involving a property developer and a client.

UK house price growth hits new 7-year high

2014-06-03 15:45

Britain's house prices have increased at their fastest annual pace in nearly seven years last month, fanning concerns that the property market could be overheating.

SA can no longer blame others

2014-06-02 20:46

The current economic deterioration can no longer be attributed largely to the international situation, warns an agriculture expert.

Strain in China property market

2014-06-01 13:28

After years of boom the prospect of a bust is looming over China's vast property sector, with authorities hoping to avoid a meltdown.

Property contributes billions to economy

2014-05-27 19:30

Economic activity in the property sector contributed R191.4bn to the economy last year, reveals a Property Sector Charter Council study.


Vukile has released its 2014 results and CEO Laurence Rapp expects even better growth in the years ahead after rebasing its portfolio.

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Visual International Holdings' listing on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange will fast-track plans at a development in Cape Town, says CEO Charles Robertson.

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UK housing market has 'deep problems'

2014-05-18 13:16

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has given his strongest warning to date about the risks of a housing bubble.

Forced to choose home or car

2014-05-12 16:49

More consumers are having to make a choice between buying a home or upscaling their vehicle, says a property expert.

Hong Kong property tycoons stand trial

2014-05-08 11:17

Thomas and Raymond Kwok, billionaire co-chairs of Asia's largest developer Sun Hung Kai Properties, have gone on trial in Hong Kong's biggest corruption case.

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