Australia to charge foreigners buying property

2015-02-25 21:00

Australia plans to charge fees to foreign nationals buying residential property and fine those who break foreign investment laws.

US housing regaining footing

2014-06-23 18:49

US home resales have increased more than expected in May and the stock of properties for sale was the highest in more than one-and-a-half years.

Coastal property prices rise

2013-07-26 19:05

Absa's latest housing review shows that house prices along KwaZulu-Natal's coast and around the Cape Peninsula have grown "relatively strongly" the past year.

Not much cheer in property market

2012-12-19 15:49

The prognosis for property remains weak and the SA market continues to stutter amid sluggish broad-based economic growth.

First-time homebuyers on the rise

2012-08-14 14:27

The residential property market has seen continued year-on-year growth in property prices, especially for first-time buyers, says bond originator ooba.

Beware the fly-by-night letting agent

2012-07-16 10:12

Be on the lookout for scamsters whose only aim is to make you pay a deposit for rental accommodation so that they can make off with the money.

Buying a house now: a good investment?

2012-07-11 12:54

Is a property purchase in the current economic situation a wise move, asks a Fin24 user.

Uptick in bond applications

2012-06-18 09:56

Bond originator ooba says it has recorded significant growth in home loan applications and approved loans in May.

Estate agents’ board chief suspended

2011-08-26 16:48

The trade and industry minister has suspended the Estate Agency Affairs Board chairperson - the second high-profile action against a senior official at the body.

EAAB stands behind its chairperson

2011-08-08 13:21

The Estate Agency Affairs Board says it fully supports its chairperson Thami Bolani, in spite of weekend media reports of a Hawks probe into his affairs.


Smaller sized properties play catch-up

2014-07-12 10:00

While higher end areas have played catch-up with the lower end, in terms of market strength, smaller-sized properties still appear more popular.

UK flirts with a new house price bubble

2013-08-14 17:32

Britain is flirting with another runaway rise in house prices, according to a Reuters poll of economists, with a firm majority putting the chances at 50-50.

Seniors drive SA house sales

2013-07-17 12:26

Over a fifth of owners selling their homes are nearing retirement age and looking to scale down, a First National Bank study shows.

Property market remains subdued

2012-11-15 18:17

The local property market remained subdued during the first three quarters of 2012, Absa says.

Property demand highest in Cape Town

2012-07-16 13:05

Demand for residential property in the City of Cape Town is higher than that of the national average, a survey shows.

No 'Olympic' house prices

2012-07-15 12:59

Property prices in the vicinity of Olympic Park in London have not seen the anticipated revival.

Houses on the market for longer

2012-07-09 11:43

The average time a house is on the market has risen from 15 to 17 weeks, according to the FNB Estate Agent Survey.

Cashbuild Q2 revenue up 9%

2012-01-24 10:44

Building materials supplier Cashbuild says revenue for the second half rose 9% compared to the previous year.

Emigration property sales dive

2011-08-15 12:53

The FNB estate agent survey says the number of people selling properties because they want to emigrate is the lowest since 2008.

Hawks investigate estate board chief

2011-08-07 12:43

The Hawks have been called in to investigate the chairperson of the Estate Agency Affairs Board for allegedly receiving R200 000, reports the Sunday Times.

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