EXPLAINER | What if I can't pay my rent during lockdown?

2020-03-27 06:02

Attorney Liad Hadar explains if, and when, there are exemptions to paying rent during the coronavirus lockdown.

Fast-track construction projects after coronavirus pandemic, says industry body

2020-03-24 19:47

The property development and construction sector is already under severe strain and a lack of intervention could see it decimated, warns an industry body.

Growthpoint reports 11% jump in office vacancies

2020-03-11 13:01

SA's largest listed property company Growthpoint reported increased vacancies across the South African sector, most notably office vacancies jumped 11.5%.

Two new laws impacting property - and what you should know about them

2020-02-29 15:28

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed two acts into law that will have a significant impact on the real estate industry, says the CEO of MultiNET Home Loans.

Budget 2020 a boon for first-time homeowners, say experts

2020-02-27 05:01

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has announced that transfer duty will no longer apply to properties that cost R1 million or less.

House price growth could be 2.3% this year - if you are optimistic

2020-02-24 19:38

House prices in SA could increase on average by 2.3% this year, but a more pessimistic scenario could see them decline by 1.3%, according to analytics company Lightstone.

Student accommodation resilient despite pressure on property market

2020-02-02 21:14

The purpose-built student accommodation segment has been resilient due to its hedge benefits as well as a general under supply in the market, says the CEO of Respublica Student Living.

Two big factors putting pressure on SA commercial property - economist

2020-01-25 18:00

With the SA economy expected to grow at less than 1%, this would be insufficient to curb an increase in the vacancy rate of commercial property and to prop up real property values at recent levels, according to John Loos, property sector strategist at FNB.

New development shows revival of Cape Town's East City Precinct

2020-01-17 17:36

Cape Town's East City Precinct - between the CBD and District Six - are undergoing a revival and the new The Harri residential development is an example of this trend.

SA average house price growth dips in 2019

2020-01-15 11:07

The latest FNB House Price Index shows that pressure persists in more affluent areas, while low-income areas have remained resilient.


Trying to sell your home? Don't give up hope during lockdown say realtors

2020-03-26 11:38

There are actually some very good reasons to keep your residential property listing active during the coronavirus lockdown, says the managing director of the Rawson Property Group.

Trendy apartments for sale in mixed-use CT suburb

2020-03-05 11:50

Trendy apartments, promoting "active streets", are now for sale in a mixed-use development near Cape Town’s CBD which features schools, retailers, office blocks and a business hotel.

4 ways to creatively finance a property deal

2020-02-28 22:11

There is a saying in the property world: find the deal and the money will come, says property investment expert and property wealth coach Andrew Walker.

Blok launches FOUR ON O in Sea Point

2020-02-25 19:20

Blok has recently launched its latest development, FOUR ON O.

Property giant Intu shares jump as it confirms 'discussions' over cash call

2020-02-10 21:59

Embattled UK mall property owner Intu has been struggling with a mountain of debt, but on Monday confirmed that it is in talks with potential investors to get cash to address its number one priority - fixing its balance sheet.

PICS: Fancy owning a boutique wine farm? Here's what buyers are paying

2020-02-01 11:36

Opting for a boutique wine farm might be the way to go, according to Kevin Layden, the Seeff Property Group' agent for farms in the Stellenbosch and Boland areas.

700 homes for sale in posh Constantia? Nope, say agents

2020-01-18 07:00

Could there really be about 700 properties up for sale in the wealthy, rustic Cape Town southern suburb of Constantia?

What interest rate cut means for residential property market

2020-01-17 14:39

Property experts weigh in on the Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank's decision to lower interest rates.

MONEY CLINIC: Should I wait to settle my bond before getting another property?

2020-01-15 05:00

A Fin24 user who has 2 years remaining on his bond repayments wants to know if he should pay off his bond first before investing in more property.

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