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Wednesday Feb 24, 2021

Unexpected buying trends hit the PE property market

Residential properties with studies or home offices are attracting multiple offers from Port Elizabeth buyers - a trend that wasn't on the radar 12 months ago.

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Tuesday Feb 23, 2021

Insurance essentials for community housing schemes

There is much that Sectional Title trustees and Home Owners' Association directors can do to avoid large insurance claims arising in their housing schemes - and also much that they must do to avoid any claims that are submitted from being repudiated.

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Monday Feb 22, 2021

Anuva Investments launches new loan product

Anuva Investments, a registered 12J Venture Capital Company, has announced the launch of a new loan product, the ‘Convertible Investment Loan’, provided by Flyt Property Investment. The product enables qualified investors to secure a 100% loan to invest into Anuva’s Section 12J Equity, Property or Fixed Income funds which allow South African taxpayers to claim tax relief of up to 45% on the investment amount.

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Deciding whether to downsize to relieve financial pressure

The decision to downsize is often not an easy one to make. Those who have faced retrenchment or ongoing salary cuts due to lockdown restrictions should consider whether their financial situation could become more manageable if they choose to downscale.

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Portal monopolies and a broken record

Lately I cringe every time I read articles like these complaining about portal monopolies, how portals can't do this or that, or prices that are too high:

"Growing unease over Property24's recruitment service"

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REBOSA takes EAAB to court

After years of attempted collaboration with the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) to rectify the Board's ongoing service delivery issues, the Real Estate Business Owners of South Africa (REBOSA) has turned to court action against the regulator.

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Bumper season for Ballito Village with 100 sales in 3 months

Always a popular holiday destination, the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal is a prime pick for property investors, with a long-term track record of outperforming national growth statistics.

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Tuesday Feb 09, 2021

Section 12J property investments - calling last rounds on the tax break

Section 12J funds will be gearing up for a flurry of interest as investors into the tax incentive realise it may be now or never to make the most of the tax break offered. Not only are investors clamouring to benefit from the tax deduction before financial year end on 28 February 2021, but this may very well be the penultimate tax season in which SARS will make the incentive available.

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The rising importance of proptech in a new world

Amplified by the pressures of a global pandemic, 2021 has begun as a continuation of the challenging economic conditions that plagued the year before.

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Property sub-sectors offer hope for investors

"The property market is deeply complex with around 25 sectors and sub-sectors, all of which are recovering at very different rates"

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