News Archive


President Assents to Sectional Titles Schemes Management Bill and Community Schemes Ombudsman Bill - PUBLISHED 27 JUN 2011


Rate hikes ‘to begin sooner’ - PUBLISHED 30 MAY 2011


Bond approval delays can lead to the sale contract becoming invalid - PUBLISHED 2 MAY 2010
Pay off your home loan before your retire - PUBLISHED 2 MAY 2010
Bond approvals 'should reach 60% this year' - PUBLISHED 2 MAY 2010


New law no threat to HOA rules - PUBLISHED 9 APR 2010
New law no threat to HOA rules - PUBLISHED 9 APR 2010
New era for institute of Estate Agents - PUBLISHED 9 APR 2010
It pays to keep your price down and sell faster - PUBLISHED 3 APR 2010
Hopes for easier lending as rate drops - PUBLISHED 3 APR 2010
Rising sales volumes confirm market upturn - PUBLISHED 3 APR 2010


Property offers the power of gearing - PUBLISHED 6 MAR 2010
NERSA reaction: Homeowners should consider fixed rates - PUBLISHED 6 MAR 2010


Sellers must reserve the right to change lawyers - PUBLISHED 19 FEB 2010
World Cup landlords should beware the taxman - PUBLISHED 19 FEB 2010
Average house price reaches R1m - PUBLISHED 12 FEB 2010
Secure and insure your holiday home - PUBLISHED 5 FEB 2010
House prices stay on rising trend, but... - PUBLISHED 5 FEB 2010


Rate decision 'disappointing' for property - PUBLISHED 31 JAN 2010
Tenant eviction process explained - PUBLISHED 31 JAN 2010
Off-plan pros and cons - PUBLISHED 22 JAN 2010
2010 looking better for property - PUBLISHED 22 JAN 2010
Snappy sales signal good price growth - PUBLISHED 22 JAN 2010
‘Now is the best time to secure home loans’ - PUBLISHED 22 JAN 2010
Economic recovery will boost property - PUBLISHED 15 JAN 2010


Call to incentivise energy savings in homes - PUBLISHED 12 DEC 2009
Affordability the key to next year’s property market - PUBLISHED 12 DEC 2009
Important to check on seller's nationality - PUBLISHED 4 DEC 2009
Home loan applications surge - PUBLISHED 4 DEC 2009
House prices back in the black - PUBLISHED 4 DEC 2009


Hopeful signs for residential builders - PUBLISHED 29 NOV 2009


Absa expects demand for new housing to remain depressed - PUBLISHED 16 APR 2009
Government simplifies electrical certificate standards - PUBLISHED 16 APR 2009


Rental increases seem set to slow this year - PUBLISHED 27 FEB 2009
Rates - PUBLISHED 6 FEB 2009
Comment on interest rate prospects - PUBLISHED 5 FEB 2009


Only 54% of tenants are paying rentals on time - PUBLISHED 30 JAN 2009


Property Tip of the Day 92 – Defining Capital Gain Tax - PUBLISHED 17 OCT 2008
Landlords should be in control of tenant activities - PUBLISHED 17 OCT 2008
Property ownership versus life-long rental a ‘no brainer’ - PUBLISHED 16 OCT 2008
How to decide where to buy - PUBLISHED 16 OCT 2008
SA homeowners not alone in facing tough times - PUBLISHED 15 OCT 2008
SA homeowners not alone in facing tough times - PUBLISHED 15 OCT 2008


Maximise Property Group : Introduction to letting services - PUBLISHED 28 SEP 2008
Remove the risk of losing a revenue producing asset - PUBLISHED 17 SEP 2008
FNB House Price Index - PUBLISHED 8 SEP 2008
Disgruntled buyer evicted under ‘Voetstoots’ law - PUBLISHED 8 SEP 2008
Sellers urged to take offers seriously - PUBLISHED 8 SEP 2008
Sharp fall reported in second quarter mortgage loans granted - PUBLISHED 8 SEP 2008
Absa forecasts 7% drop in real term house price growth - PUBLISHED 8 SEP 2008
Black home ownership numbers rise - PUBLISHED 2 SEP 2008
Use square metre pricing to gauge value - PUBLISHED 1 SEP 2008


Advice for buying sectional title - PUBLISHED 6 AUG 2008
Hard hit property market calls for a pause in rate hikes - PUBLISHED 1 AUG 2008
What RENTAL ACT amendments mean - PUBLISHED 1 AUG 2008


Arrears on home bonds set to double - PUBLISHED 30 JUL 2008
Buyers returning to residential property - PUBLISHED 18 JUL 2008
Rental activity declines - PUBLISHED 18 JUL 2008
Buy-to-let investors in pound seats - PUBLISHED 11 JUL 2008


Report reveals good news for South African property market - PUBLISHED 26 JUN 2008
Private landlords in SA face unique pitfalls - PUBLISHED 26 JUN 2008
“Invest in property” says International Expert - PUBLISHED 18 JUN 2008
Three keys to smooth Sectional Title living - PUBLISHED 18 JUN 2008


A good time to consider investment property - by K Wakefield - PUBLISHED 30 MAY 2008
New ruling on servitudes - PUBLISHED 23 MAY 2008


Property Tip of the Day 78 – Understanding sectional title - PUBLISHED 25 APR 2008
Electricity crisis could affect property values - PUBLISHED 18 APR 2008
The house party is officially over for now - PUBLISHED 18 APR 2008
Eskom delays occupation dates - PUBLISHED 18 APR 2008
Rate increase puts market in ‘survival’ mode - PUBLISHED 18 APR 2008
Inspect before your rent, says rental expert - PUBLISHED 11 APR 2008
Standard Bank foresees strong likelihood of rate rise - PUBLISHED 11 APR 2008
Rates – Comment by Cees Bruggemans, Chief Economist FNB - PUBLISHED 11 APR 2008


Finding the right tenant is critical - PUBLISHED 17 MAR 2008
Absa - Affordability of housing - PUBLISHED 13 MAR 2008
Absa – Outlook - PUBLISHED 13 MAR 2008
FNB paints a "very rosy picture" of SA residential rentals - PUBLISHED 13 MAR 2008
Residential property : Shortterm bearish, mediumterm bullish - PUBLISHED 13 MAR 2008
Standard blames reduced affordability for market slowdown - PUBLISHED 13 MAR 2008
Residential property : Shortterm bearish, mediumterm bullish - PUBLISHED 10 MAR 2008
Standard blames reduced affordability for market slowdown - PUBLISHED 10 MAR 2008


Softening rand expected to firm up foreign interest in SA - PUBLISHED 28 FEB 2008
Absa Home Loans launches an international mortgage product - PUBLISHED 28 FEB 2008
Generators: Luxurious or Non-Luxurious Improvement? - PUBLISHED 18 FEB 2008
Residential property is always a good investment - PUBLISHED 18 FEB 2008
Generators: Luxurious or Non-Luxurious Improvement? - PUBLISHED 15 FEB 2008
UK market gains momentum - PUBLISHED 14 FEB 2008
Landlords need an order of court to evict tenants - PUBLISHED 4 FEB 2008
Standard bank anticipates rate cut in fourth quarter - PUBLISHED 4 FEB 2008
Lightstone – Western Cape records lowest price inflation - PUBLISHED 4 FEB 2008
Lightstone – Freehold price inflation still higher than S/T - PUBLISHED 4 FEB 2008


Office / industrial boom to continue - PUBLISHED 28 JAN 2008
Property market favours savoir-faire buyers - PUBLISHED 25 JAN 2008
Investors smiling as rental keep rising - PUBLISHED 18 JAN 2008
Good returns with right property picks for 2008 - PUBLISHED 11 JAN 2008
Property still looking good in 2008. - PUBLISHED 11 JAN 2008
SA property still looking good in 2008 - PUBLISHED 4 JAN 2008


Skills gap in the property industry widening - PUBLISHED 18 DEC 2007
Higher rental rates for large factories - PUBLISHED 12 DEC 2007
Another rate hike for SA as inflation expectations continue - PUBLISHED 10 DEC 2007
UK’s Nationwide to decrease mortgage rates by 0,25% - PUBLISHED 10 DEC 2007
Higher interest rates will further subdue house price growth - PUBLISHED 10 DEC 2007
Court orders illegal buildings demolished - PUBLISHED 7 DEC 2007
Survey shows best performing areas - PUBLISHED 3 DEC 2007
Property expert dismisses market perceptions - PUBLISHED 3 DEC 2007


SA will be spared fallout from sub-prime debt crisis - PUBLISHED 30 NOV 2007
Fix or Float, rent or buy - PUBLISHED 30 NOV 2007
Mortgage approvals stabilise after NCA teething period - PUBLISHED 26 NOV 2007
Principals now need to pass tough examinations - PUBLISHED 26 NOV 2007
How to survive interest rate hikes - PUBLISHED 26 NOV 2007
Higher rates 'not the way to curb inflation' - PUBLISHED 20 NOV 2007
Property continues to enjoy good capital growth - PUBLISHED 19 NOV 2007
Estate Agents Assessment Centre launched - PUBLISHED 19 NOV 2007
Rates increases could reach 400% - PUBLISHED 19 NOV 2007
Renewed investor interest in Gansbaai - PUBLISHED 16 NOV 2007
Consider an overseas property - PUBLISHED 16 NOV 2007
How to buy well in a down market - PUBLISHED 16 NOV 2007
Building inflation reflects a market under pressure - PUBLISHED 12 NOV 2007
SA Property Review - PUBLISHED 9 NOV 2007
Property best sellers - PUBLISHED 9 NOV 2007
Lowest house price growth since mid-2001 - PUBLISHED 8 NOV 2007
Technology a key enabler for the property industry - PUBLISHED 8 NOV 2007
Black buyers will drive property market - PUBLISHED 8 NOV 2007
No more 'wannabee' estate agents... - PUBLISHED 6 NOV 2007
Hold on to your investment apartment - PUBLISHED 6 NOV 2007
Properties being shed as interest rates bite - PUBLISHED 6 NOV 2007
Buy-to-let properties set for a comeback - PUBLISHED 2 NOV 2007
LESS PLACE FOR WANNABES - PUBLISHED 2 NOV 2007


Increased life expectancy changes ownership-type - PUBLISHED 30 OCT 2007
Latest rate hike not the end - PUBLISHED 30 OCT 2007
Get your tax house in order before buying or selling property - PUBLISHED 30 OCT 2007
Sales in execution rise as interest rates begin to climb - PUBLISHED 28 OCT 2007
Sell your house fast - common sense tips that aren’t common knowledge - PUBLISHED 22 OCT 2007
3 ways to buy your first Property - PUBLISHED 22 OCT 2007
ERA says property stands out solidly - PUBLISHED 22 OCT 2007
Look before leaping into dodgy property deals - PUBLISHED 20 OCT 2007
It’s time for Cape buyers to get off the fence - PUBLISHED 19 OCT 2007
DIVESTED LAND COULD HELP SA’s - PUBLISHED 19 OCT 2007
Why tourism is good for property - PUBLISHED 15 OCT 2007
SA repo rate increased by 50 basis points - PUBLISHED 12 OCT 2007
Downward trend in house price growth continues - PUBLISHED 8 OCT 2007
Jo’burg house price growth ‘stalled’ - PUBLISHED 5 OCT 2007
Actively maximize returns on rental properties - PUBLISHED 5 OCT 2007
What service to expect for commission payments - PUBLISHED 5 OCT 2007
Property buying drops as consumers battle debt - PUBLISHED 5 OCT 2007
It’s time to look for property bargains - PUBLISHED 5 OCT 2007
Who maintains sectional title unit? - PUBLISHED 4 OCT 2007
Month-on-month growth in SA median house price unchanged - PUBLISHED 4 OCT 2007
Claimants 'should take land, not payouts' - PUBLISHED 3 OCT 2007
Dubai's Istithmar sets up local shop with Africa in its sights - PUBLISHED 3 OCT 2007
Credit Act props up car sales - PUBLISHED 3 OCT 2007
Foreigners are not pushing up house prices - PUBLISHED 2 OCT 2007
Eskom puts R2bn into solar project - PUBLISHED 2 OCT 2007
'Little or no growth’ forecast for Johannesburg house prices - PUBLISHED 1 OCT 2007
Housing supply threatened by confluence of negative factors - PUBLISHED 1 OCT 2007


Commercial building costs add on another 29% - PUBLISHED 26 SEP 2007
SAPOA urges caution on targeting foreign land ownerhsip - PUBLISHED 25 SEP 2007
Property market pinch to relax next year - FNB - PUBLISHED 18 SEP 2007
Buildings costs slow – but not for long - PUBLISHED 14 SEP 2007
No slowdown in industry adspend - PUBLISHED 14 SEP 2007
Call for rental referral network - PUBLISHED 14 SEP 2007
New qualification regulations gazetted - PUBLISHED 14 SEP 2007
US housing collapse may bypass some local markets - PUBLISHED 13 SEP 2007
Credit Act and interest rates has mixed effect on market - PUBLISHED 11 SEP 2007
Developers to bend the knee to middle and low income buyers - PUBLISHED 11 SEP 2007
Fading confidence dims commercial property - PUBLISHED 7 SEP 2007
Emerging home buyers hit in the pocket - PUBLISHED 3 SEP 2007


'No exceptions to agents' qualifications should be allowed' - PUBLISHED 31 AUG 2007
Referrals mean business – even in a slow market - PUBLISHED 31 AUG 2007
Ieasa to host first SA real estate trade expo - PUBLISHED 31 AUG 2007
Lower selling prices having healthy ripple effect on market - PUBLISHED 27 AUG 2007
Industry fends off waning sales by boosting advertising - PUBLISHED 27 AUG 2007
Construction boom can keep economy ticking - PUBLISHED 27 AUG 2007
Gauteng tops home sales, Cape tops cost - PUBLISHED 27 AUG 2007
House prices climb 18.4% - PUBLISHED 24 AUG 2007
Women turn to property for retirement planning - PUBLISHED 21 AUG 2007
England's Property Pendulum Swings The Other Way - PUBLISHED 21 AUG 2007
Lower-end property buyers to feel the squeeze - PUBLISHED 21 AUG 2007
Mboweni pushes another rate hike through - PUBLISHED 20 AUG 2007
Rate rise – Jeanne van Jaarsveldt - PUBLISHED 20 AUG 2007
SA housing market set to slow further after rate hike - PUBLISHED 20 AUG 2007
Pitfalls ahead for ‘adult’ teenagers - PUBLISHED 20 AUG 2007
MSN.co.za launches property channel - PUBLISHED 20 AUG 2007
It's now officially a buyers' property market - PUBLISHED 20 AUG 2007
Rate hike to refocus black middle class - PUBLISHED 17 AUG 2007
Mugabe warns estate agents, landlords - PUBLISHED 17 AUG 2007
Land shortage, traffic to drive house prices - PUBLISHED 17 AUG 2007
Householders under repayment pressure - PUBLISHED 17 AUG 2007
That 'Friday feeling' costs SA R19bn a year - PUBLISHED 17 AUG 2007
Upbeat forecast for Sa Economy - PUBLISHED 16 AUG 2007
Homeowners struggling to sell their property - PUBLISHED 14 AUG 2007
UK House prices 'could rise by 40 percent' - PUBLISHED 13 AUG 2007
Property Tip of the Day 69 – Disposable income - PUBLISHED 13 AUG 2007
Credit Act – Staff loans and spouse consents by Cabby Esat - PUBLISHED 13 AUG 2007
Increase in house prices at lowest level in seven years - PUBLISHED 8 AUG 2007
Sparkling diamonds - PUBLISHED 6 AUG 2007
Don’t close the door on foreign buyers, urges Tony Clarke - PUBLISHED 6 AUG 2007
Landlords face tough new law - PUBLISHED 1 AUG 2007


New tax law involving non SA residents starts September 1 - PUBLISHED 30 JUL 2007
Property still open to foreign buyers - PUBLISHED 25 JUL 2007
London Property Still A Good Buy - PUBLISHED 24 JUL 2007
SA house prices forecast to double in second half of decade - PUBLISHED 23 JUL 2007
Investors advised to be selective - PUBLISHED 23 JUL 2007
Education a priority for the property industry - PUBLISHED 23 JUL 2007
Developers await final decisions on inclusionary housing policy - PUBLISHED 23 JUL 2007
Township housing boom eludes black estate agents - PUBLISHED 19 JUL 2007
Sanlam invades banking territory with new approach to home loans - PUBLISHED 18 JUL 2007
Standard reports 18,8% house price growth - PUBLISHED 16 JUL 2007
Youth Independence? – Property investment is the answer! - PUBLISHED 16 JUL 2007
State’s proposed “inclusive housing policy” criticised - PUBLISHED 9 JUL 2007
Building costs take a breather, but for how long? - PUBLISHED 9 JUL 2007
Johannesburg and East London drive rentals 30% higher - PUBLISHED 9 JUL 2007
House price growth is still slowing, Absa index shows - PUBLISHED 4 JUL 2007
Plan ahead for home ownership - PUBLISHED 3 JUL 2007
Stats point to healthy supply decline - PUBLISHED 3 JUL 2007
SA tenants facing double-digit rent increases - PUBLISHED 3 JUL 2007
Investors reap solid rewards from flat rentals - PUBLISHED 3 JUL 2007


Chill in property sales to get icier under credit act - PUBLISHED 28 JUN 2007
Demand for home offices rising - PUBLISHED 22 JUN 2007
Developers have new financing option for affordable housing - PUBLISHED 22 JUN 2007
Median house price reaches R600 000 - PUBLISHED 22 JUN 2007
National Credit Act makes home loans more complicated - PUBLISHED 18 JUN 2007
Tenants need insurance too - PUBLISHED 18 JUN 2007
Market turns back in favour of buy-to-let - PUBLISHED 12 JUN 2007
New credit law will favour consumers - PUBLISHED 12 JUN 2007
Moody's positive on SA outlook - PUBLISHED 6 JUN 2007


New qualifications will give industry professional status - PUBLISHED 28 MAY 2007
Stamp Duty Amendments on the way - PUBLISHED 25 MAY 2007
Standard Bank study optimistic on inflation - PUBLISHED 24 MAY 2007
Cooling prices ensure market stays warm - PUBLISHED 21 MAY 2007
New Credit Act will increase demand on lender and consumer - PUBLISHED 21 MAY 2007
Absa - SA house price growth - PUBLISHED 14 MAY 2007
Absa - Building costs and new and existing house price trend - PUBLISHED 14 MAY 2007
Absa - Land prices - PUBLISHED 14 MAY 2007
Absa - Mortgage finance - PUBLISHED 14 MAY 2007
Absa - Outlook - PUBLISHED 14 MAY 2007
Fractional ownership – a hot property option by Jose Ventura - PUBLISHED 8 MAY 2007
SA mortgage advances growth assumes declining trend - PUBLISHED 7 MAY 2007
House market set to continue slowing down - PUBLISHED 4 MAY 2007
New tax trap for homebuyers - PUBLISHED 4 MAY 2007


Agent qualifications entering a ‘new era’ - PUBLISHED 30 APR 2007
Average house price heads for R1m - PUBLISHED 30 APR 2007
Changes to EIAs will open doors for housing - PUBLISHED 23 APR 2007
Expectations rise for a 15% year-on-year house price growth - PUBLISHED 23 APR 2007
Five golden rules that investors should follow - PUBLISHED 23 APR 2007
D-day looms for new credit law - by Keith Wakefield - PUBLISHED 23 APR 2007
Protection for consumers in new builders’ code - PUBLISHED 20 APR 2007
Hold on to your marbles, investors advised - PUBLISHED 20 APR 2007
New index puts house price growth at 24% - PUBLISHED 20 APR 2007
Consumer confidence hits 25-year high, survey shows - PUBLISHED 11 APR 2007
South African property continues to play in the top league - PUBLISHED 10 APR 2007
Economist forecasts “great possibility” of rate increase - PUBLISHED 10 APR 2007
UK house prices increases, but rate varies by area - PUBLISHED 10 APR 2007
Home-builders faced with tough new code of conduct - PUBLISHED 10 APR 2007
Government gives clarity on short-term leases and stamp duty - PUBLISHED 10 APR 2007
Growing US home loan defaults could be contagious - PUBLISHED 4 APR 2007
SA February CPIX 0,4% lower than January - PUBLISHED 2 APR 2007
Foreign buyers attracted to SA commercial property - PUBLISHED 2 APR 2007
Knight Frank places SA property among top five performers - PUBLISHED 2 APR 2007


Rand dips as Mboweni takes on banks - PUBLISHED 28 MAR 2007
Upturn points to strong housing market - analyst - PUBLISHED 27 MAR 2007
Romancing the Dragon by Allen Denton-Miller - PUBLISHED 26 MAR 2007
Immovable property and the budget - PUBLISHED 19 MAR 2007
London house prices hit 28-year record - PUBLISHED 16 MAR 2007
Now market needs education, legislation - PUBLISHED 9 MAR 2007
Short term leases to be exempted from stamp duty - PUBLISHED 7 MAR 2007
UK Buy-to-let boom picks up pace - PUBLISHED 7 MAR 2007
Growth in SA mortgage advances still strong - PUBLISHED 7 MAR 2007
SA commutable CBD space three times cheaper than London - PUBLISHED 7 MAR 2007


A decade of sound policy buys increases in spending - PUBLISHED 22 FEB 2007
Trustees should be paid for services - PUBLISHED 19 FEB 2007
Interest rates unchanged following upbeat inflation outlook - PUBLISHED 19 FEB 2007
Huge sectional title surge on the way - PUBLISHED 12 FEB 2007
SA house price growth trend levels out in January - PUBLISHED 12 FEB 2007
Greater powers likely for Renting Housing Tribunals - PUBLISHED 5 FEB 2007


Property Slump Short-lived - PUBLISHED 30 JAN 2007
Slowdown in credit growth continues - PUBLISHED 30 JAN 2007
Confidence in Cape property “still high” - PUBLISHED 26 JAN 2007
Weaker rand driving renewed expat interest in SA property - PUBLISHED 26 JAN 2007
Township markets resist slowdown - PUBLISHED 26 JAN 2007
2007 outlook for property is positive - PUBLISHED 12 JAN 2007


Has the buy-to-let property market turned? - PUBLISHED 24 NOV 2006
Leading economist forecasts sound future for property - PUBLISHED 16 NOV 2006
SA averts housing bubble by a whisker - PUBLISHED 15 NOV 2006
Growth in building brakes sharply - PUBLISHED 14 NOV 2006
Slowdown in the housing market may be short lived... - PUBLISHED 6 NOV 2006


Average SA house needs R29k/month - PUBLISHED 18 SEP 2006
Banks eyeing co-ownership sector - PUBLISHED 18 SEP 2006
Real house prices decline - PUBLISHED 5 SEP 2006


Buyers need to start seeing this as normal market - PUBLISHED 29 AUG 2006
Rates 'have hit housing' - PUBLISHED 22 AUG 2006


Housing demand sees a shift to higher density complexes - PUBLISHED 28 JUL 2006
House prices set to take off in 2007 - PUBLISHED 25 JUL 2006
Flats in older suburbs promise good returns - PUBLISHED 13 JUL 2006
Steady as she goes for market, says Standard Bank - PUBLISHED 13 JUL 2006
Two ways of looking at the weaker rand - PUBLISHED 7 JUL 2006


High rates 'to bruise property' - PUBLISHED 9 JUN 2006