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Monday Jul 07, 2014

Heritage site saved from mining

After taking a beating from the UN's World Heritage Committee, South Africa has unveiled a new buffer zone that aims to improve protection of the ancient ruins of its most precious historical offering: the Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site.

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Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

Pitch your property to the right audience'

If you have a home worth more than R1m to sell, your marketing should be aimed at people over 60 years of age - because, as the graph shows, they are your most likely buyers.

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Thursday May 16, 2013

EAAB's intern monitoring system almost 'unworkable'

The latest figures from South Africa's Estate Agency Affairs Board show that currently only 32,718 estate agents are still working in the formal recognized sector of the industry.

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Monday Jul 16, 2012

Bathrooms top the list for added value

If you're planning to renovate for resale, it's a good idea to look to the bathrooms first, according to Mike Greeff, chief executive of Greeff Properties.

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Friday Jun 22, 2012

Property Renovation Revelations

Renovations can add value to a property, but only if they are done in the right way, says Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.

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Thursday Jun 21, 2012

Leading Banks Declared Intention of Chasing Property Finance market

The news that another major South African commercial bank, following a significant rise in profits has committed itself to working for an increased share of the home mortgage market and that they will, in particular, be targeting first time home buyers and the affordable sector is very welcome and encouraging, says Tony Clarke, MD of Rawson Properties.

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Wednesday Jun 20, 2012

Steady growth provides opportunities for investors

After three years of recession-induced sluggishness, the property market appears to be showing signs of recovery, aided largely by increasing confidence from the government and banks.

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Tuesday Jun 19, 2012

Demand for cheap Joburg rentals surges

The affordable rental market, catering for households earning around R15 000 a month, is experiencing surging demand in Joburg, according to property developers.

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Builders warned about asbestos rules

Too many non-compliant contractors are endangering health of workers and clients, says expert.Asbestos has been used commercially for many years for its desirable physical properties, especially in the building industry.

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Property, construction firms feel heavy stress

Only 49 percent of businesses in the property and construction sectors were optimistic about the outlook in a recent survey, highlighting the stress under which these sectors have been operating.

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