Green building policy for 'old, sick' govt buildings

2018-10-08 20:32

The Department of Public Works has launched its green building policy, which will support sustainable construction and enable the creation of "green jobs".

Mashaba lauds City of Joburg investigative unit for helping owner get hijacked CBD building back

2018-10-04 07:16

Mayor Herman Mashaba says three suspected property hijackers have been prevented from forcefully taking control of a building.

These three trendy residential buildings used to be offices - and young workers love them

2018-10-02 08:26

This trend of turning offices into apartments is still gaining speed in the Johannesburg CBD as demand for housing runs hard.

Homebuilders squeezed as UK eyes foreign buyer tax hike

2018-10-01 10:30

Britain’s high-end and luxury homebuilders face a squeeze as Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to impose higher taxes on foreigners looking to buy properties in the UK.

Couples living together: know your rights

2018-09-29 09:00

A cohabiting relationship looks like a marriage, but the distinguishing feature is the lack of legal sanction, cautions an attorney.

PICS: Giant new urban park for V&A Waterfront in Cape Town

2018-09-27 10:25

The V&A Waterfront is adding a new multi-million urban park to its offering in October.

Beware of potential double estate tax on your offshore property

2018-09-23 18:18

For South Africans who have invested in offshore property, estate planning can be challenging given the legal and tax frameworks of another country.

Reserve Bank rates decision may just be short-term property breather

2018-09-22 08:15

Although the SA Reserve Bank has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged, a hike may well come sooner than anticipated, caution property experts.

PICS: Tourists fork out R960 000 for 4 nights in Clifton - in low season

2018-09-19 07:30

A group of international tourists decided it is worth paying a total of R960 000 for four nights in Cape Town's high-end Atlantic Seaboard suburb of Clifton.

PICS: Super luxury Cape Town villas for R89 000 to R189 000 per day

2018-09-08 07:15

Short-term rental agents across the Cape are expecting a busy summer season, according to Seeff’s short stay teams in Cape Town and Hermanus.

 

Is your house an investment?

2018-10-04 09:30

Group Five results hit by major loss in Ghana

2018-10-02 14:14

Diversified construction company Group Five has performed "materially below expectations" during the past financial year after significant losses on a major contract in Ghana.

Here's what the new 120,000 square metre development at Rantanga Junction will look like

2018-10-01 19:34

Most of the standing water pools at Cape Town's Ratanga Junction would be retained and sculpted for the development and buildings around it, according to new plans.

Property evictions: Courts 'will be more rigorous'

2018-09-29 10:00

An eviction notice brought before the Constitutional Court provides a test case for the rights of the vulnerable in society, says attorney Simon Dippenaar.

More South Africans 'hedging their bets' by buying property in Mauritius

2018-09-28 07:24

In recent years South Africans have become increasingly dominant in the property market in Mauritius, according to the director of a local estate agency.

Hackers target real estate deals, with devastating impact

2018-09-24 19:00

The problem is growing as hackers take advantage of lax security in the chain of businesses involved in real estate and a potential for a large payoff.

Val de Vie achieves record sales over past twelve months

2018-09-23 17:52

Resale transactions in excess of R885m were concluded on the Val de Vie Estate near Paarl over the past twelve months.

City of Cape Town fails to explain R140m discrepancy in property sale to Growthpoint

2018-09-21 10:10

Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson has defended the City of Cape Town's controversial sale of Site B – a prime Foreshore property.

Recession may be a boon for buyers in property market

2018-09-11 05:45

A recession usually translates into a buyer’s market where the supply of properties outweighs demand, according to Adrian Goslett of RE/MAX.

A radical solution to land ownership

2018-09-06 09:01

A new book proposing a drastic policy regarding land ownership demonstrates the creative thinking we need to start tackling the immense social challenges we face.

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