The real cost of financing a home

2018-04-23 09:20

Experts share key costs to consider for first-time property buyers, and how they can finance their homes.

5 key factors to consider before ceding your life policy

2018-04-22 05:57

Many consumers who are eager to finalise the house-buying process often rush into taking out and ceding life insurance without first doing their homework.

Mashaba: payment increase frozen for Joburg property valuation objectors

2018-04-15 13:01

The City of Johannesburg says it will freeze a payment increase for property owners who have objected to their property valuations.

Agency reveals its top 5 searched suburbs for SA home buyers

2018-04-12 17:55

According to the RE/MAX National Housing Report for the first quarter of 2018, most homes sold were in the price bracket of R400 000 and below.

Review finds no evidence of misconduct - Resilient REIT

2018-04-11 12:57

Resilient REIT says an independent review has found no evidence of executive misconduct or breaches of governance rules and policies.

These SA towns and suburbs could be the next hotspots for R20 million homes

2018-04-05 14:18

Some 2,400 homes in South Africa are valued at R20 million or more. The next hotspot suburbs for homes of that price could be: Keurbooms, Natures Valley, Zinkwazi, St Francis Bay, and Noordhoek.

Real estate icon Pam Golding hailed for her entrepreneurial spirit

2018-04-04 17:52

Role players in the property and business sector pay tribute to property icon and businesswoman Pam Golding, who passed away at the age of 90.

Rate cut seen as energy boost for home buyers, owners

2018-03-28 19:27

The rate cut by the Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank has led to a base home loan rate cut from 10.25% to 10%.

"Our childhood home was repossessed - now I'm a homeowner at 29"

2018-03-27 13:41

With a few scary moments along the way.

"I’m a white woman, I am previously advantaged and privileged." We need to talk about the land

2018-03-20 20:00

It's #TuesdayTruths and Nina is tired of being told that politics is not a woman's issue. She wants to have a conversation about SA and expropriation.

 

Drought does little to deter W Cape property investment - analyst

2018-04-22 21:15

When it comes to investing in property in the Western Cape, investors are more wary of political developments than of the water crisis, says Lightstone.

Signs of renewed expat, foreigner interest in SA housing market

2018-04-16 12:27

Due to improved sentiment, it would not be surprising to see an increasing demand for SA residential property among foreigners and SA expats, says FNB household and property sector strategist John Loos.

Summit looks at city planning in Africa

2018-04-12 19:04

RICS Summit Africa will look at Africa's need to be smart about city planning and sustainability as it faces one of the fastest urbanisation rates in the world.

Most exclusive penthouses up for grabs in SA

2018-04-11 15:28

Penthouse living is synonymous with the rich and famous and Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard illustrates this trend, says an expert at Seeff.

The top 10 most expensive streets in South Africa - where you can pay up to R95 000 per square metre

2018-04-07 07:03

Cape Town is home to the country's ten most expensive streets.

Real house price growth still below inflation - index

2018-04-05 07:51

A "correction" in real house price growth in SA continues with growth remaining below general inflation, says a household and property sector strategist at FNB.

Drought likely part of 'cooling' Western Cape house price growth - expert

2018-04-04 15:10

The severe drought in the Western Cape could be starting to play a "cooling" role on its economy as well as on its housing market, says John Loos of FNB.

Why it makes sense to invest in REITs

2018-03-28 14:46

Market capitalisation of the real estate investment trust sector has surged in recent years, rising from under R80bn in 2008 to around R400bn today.

Building confidence improves, but not yet past halfway mark - index

2018-03-21 17:54

Although it looks like growth in the building sector in SA started 2018 off on a stable footing, John Loos, property economist at FNB, advises caution.

Here are some of your worst experiences with landlords

2018-03-20 17:24

Renting a flat is no joke – and sometimes it even means dealing with property owners from hell.

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