Although the Camps Bay market has responded predictably to the prevailing socio-economic climate with lower sales volumes across the board, it has proven more resilient than most comparable areas this year with a 1.88% increase in the average house price and a diminishing gap between asking and selling prices.

Spiralling electricity costs and the escalating energy crisis have fuelled a fast-growing trend towards energy-efficiency and green building principles during the past decade, but ecological awareness could prove a costly exercise for Cape home-owners who fail to comply with new regulations.

Buying and selling property is a complex process, made all the more daunting by a multitude of potential pitfalls that can compromise a sale, but even more perilous is the proliferation of brazen fraudsters whose increasingly sophisticated scams are not only fleecing buyers and sellers but also property practitioners.

After a four year high of unprecedented double-digit growth, South Africa’s strongest market took a knock in 2017 with a significant drop in sales volumes and price growth, but the new year has got off to a promising start with a record apartment sale price and three sales within 24 hours of listing.

Renewed energy has been the hallmark of the Gauteng market since the beginning of the year; the change underpinned by a more positive national sentiment prompted by the change in national political leadership.

A major shift in the ageing paradigm has precipitated an equally dramatic transformation in the retirement sector, with modern accommodation options worlds away from the conventional model.

The Atlantic Seaboard has for many years been regarded as one of the most desirable residential addresses in South Africa, with skyrocketing prices and consistent double digit returns firmly positioning the upper end of the market in the prestigious luxury home category, increasingly peppered with trophy homes.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 14:06

Midrand's robust market flouts current trends

The Midrand market is as stable a market you could ask for in in the prevailing economy, with its burgeoning new area, Waterfall, coming up trumps thanks to a unique location, top class facilities and excellent lifestyle on offer.

The property market in the Southern Suburbs has performed valiantly in the face of the political and economic uncertainty of 2017, showing solid growth in prices despite the significant drop in sales volumes.

Monday, 27 November 2017 15:01

Boomtime for Cape Town's East City Precinct

For many years, Cape Town's East City Precinct was regarded as the less desirable fringe of Cape Town’s CBD, largely overlooked by the developers who have been reshaping the city scape during the last decade.

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