International hotel group enters SA market

Casablanca-headquartered ONOMO Hotels has entered the South African hotel management arena with the acquisition of three properties. ONOMO has acquired the iconic Inn on the Square in Cape Town, the […]

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What South African homeowners want in a better home

A recent survey by Saint-Gobain Gyproc has revealed some startling results in terms of what local homeowners are looking for in their homes. The survey by Saint-Gobain Gyproc was aimed at […]

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Fewer buyers, but banks grant more home loans

There has been a 4% increase in the number of home loans granted over the past 12 months, even though the number of home loan applications has fallen off by […]

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Greeff Properties links to international real estate agency with rebrand

Greeff Properties recently announced its rebranding with Christie’s International Real Estate. Greeff’s portfolio includes 22 development projects currently on the market, ranging in prices from R 995,000 to R 17.5 […]

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Airbnb community boosts Western Cape economy by R5 billion

Airbnb has released new data on the impact of the home sharing community across the Western Cape, highlighting the continued growth of guests in the region and the positive impact […]

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Smaller deposit? Buy a cheaper home!

Is there any point in waiting to save up a large deposit on a home when interest rates are declining and the banks are in a hurry to grant more […]

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The lucrative world of short-term rentals

Investors looking to buy a property offshore can potentially recoup their money faster through short-term rentals than traditional letting options, all the while earning income in a foreign currency. This […]

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Customisation in BIM drives dormakaba SA’s approach

According to dormakaba South Africa, the customised building information modelling (BIM) solutions it provides help differentiate the company in a fast-growing market that is transforming design and construction. BIM is […]

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Outlive your money…

Life Rights or Sectional Title? That’s the question top-of-mind for anyone planning for their retirement. Lifestyle change and medical advances are ensuring we enjoy greater life expectancy than ever before, but […]

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What the rate cuts mean to home owners and buyers 

Following the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut its repo rate by 25 basis points to 6,5% and the prime rate and home loan “base” rate from 10,25% to 10% this […]

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Repo rate cut a boost to residential property

Today’s decision by the Monetary Policy Committee to cut the repo rate has been welcomed by Greeff Christies International Real Estate. “Given the cut in the repo rate by the […]

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Higher deposit, lower loan-to-value (LTV) = better home loan

There’s a vital factor that homebuyers need to be aware of when they apply for a home loan, and that is the loan-to-value ratio. So says Rudi Botha, CEO of BetterBond, […]

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Rand rebound: now is the time for overseas property investment

As the rand strengthens against other major currencies, the prospect of investing in properties abroad is an increasingly appealing option for South African investors. Several factors, local and international, are […]

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Futuregrowth’s Community Property Fund invests for value in Heidelberg Mall 

In December 2017, Futuregrowth’s Community Property Fund acquired its 19th retail property with the purchase of the Heidelberg Mall south-east of Johannesburg. The Community Property Fund, which invests in shopping centres in underserviced […]

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