As the property market continues to heat up and shortages of homes for sale in certain areas and price brackets start to develop, hopeful buyers and investors are increasingly turning to estate agents directly and paying them a fee to go out and find suitable properties.

Tuesday, 05 November 2019 11:51

Parktown North poised for growth

After peaking in mid-2015 and a subsequent period of flat growth, Parktown North seems set for a return as developers target one of Gauteng’s most popular destination suburbs.

Bellevue East, located on the border of the upmarket suburbs of Observatory and Upper Houghton, emerged as one of the top performing suburbs in Johannesburg in terms of property price growth.

A new analysis by INRIX, has shown that Cape Town’s commuting vehicle drivers, spend more time in congested traffic than those of any other major city in South Africa.

Established 26 years ago, Silver Lakes Golf and Wildlife Estate, emerged as one of the top performing suburbs in Pretoria, according to Lightstone data.

Friday, 15 February 2019 11:27

Predicted change is here

Herschel Jawitz, CEO of Jawitz Properties, Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop and Dr. Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, do all agree that the residential market is in for an interesting time in 2019 in South Africa.

2018 was a challenging year for the South African property market, with negative real price growth in the residential property market and slowing market activity.

After an unexpectedly tough 2018, but with the welcome announcement that the repo rate remains unchanged following this first MPC meeting of the year, the outlook for 2019 is somewhat brighter.

Monday, 10 December 2018 23:01

Buying a house during recession

It was recently announced that South Africa is in a technical recession, and although it sounds daunting to buy a house during a recession, it might be the perfect time to do so.

With sales of R150 million to date, only 52 out of the total of 143 apartments are still available for purchase in the brand new, designer apartment development, Le Boulevard, in the heart of uMhlanga on the rapidly expanding KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, according to Carol Reynolds.

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