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Monday May 30, 2016

Gentrification 'threat' to District Six

Working class residents in District Six's Springfield Terrace flats feel threatened, claiming estate agents are "shopping for properties" and pushing for the sale of their homes which will result in a wave of gentrification on central Cape Town's doorstep.

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Thursday May 26, 2016

Stay in the rental market or buy?

With 2016 touted as a financially challenging year, many buyers may be hesitant to take the step towards homeownership and are quite content to stay within the rental market for the time being.

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There's more to land reform than expropriation

5 million to 7 million black South African families live on council-owned urban property, which could be transferred into their names, giving them security and injecting billions into the economy.

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Thursday May 19, 2016

Estate agent admits guilt over fake property deals

An estate agent who admitted her guilt in a scam where people were duped in fake property deals involving R2.5 million, wants to change her plea to not guilty.

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Wednesday May 11, 2016

How sub-investment status may impact property market

Moody's Investors Service rating agency recently affirmed the country's status at two notches above sub-investment or junk status, but gave the country a negative outlook. While it is good news that the rating was not downgraded, we are not out of the woods just yet.

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Tuesday May 03, 2016

'Moderation in property prices'

Property statistics from ooba for the first quarter of this year point to a slowing growth rate in house prices.

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Friday Apr 22, 2016

State buildings eyed for students

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande wants hundreds of unused state buildings to be taken to house thousands of university students.

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Tuesday Apr 19, 2016

Tenant to get damages after gate fell on her

A Menlo Park couple are liable for the damages which their tenant suffered when a security gate on the premises fell on her, injuring her back.

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Voetstoots still applicable to property sales

The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) does not negate or override the voetstoots clause that still appears in most property sale agreements, according to Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group.

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Monday Apr 18, 2016

Luxury property market could have tough year ahead

The budget Speech in February touched on several aspects of property-related taxation, and many property owners may still be anxious about how these changes will affect the profitability or the returns of their fixed assets.

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