The student accommodation game is similar to retirement in that demand exceeds supply and there will always be a demand for safe, secure and affordable residences. Many investors have jumped on this bandwagon, hoping to cash in on what they see as a proverbial cash cow. There

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“Hey love, check out this home in Sunward Park in Boksburg.” “Ja, it’s nice. But that levy!? Yoh, it’s too much.” Tshepo first commented on one of the homes advertised for sale on HomeTimes’ Facebook page in October last year. This was roughly the same time HomeTimes

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Q Hi Nick, what is the ideal distance away from a pool to plant a Washingtonia Robusta palm tree? - David A Hi David, the Washingtonia has a large bulbous root system. They grow incredibly tall and when the wind blows they shift slightly. They can withstand very

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As a long-term investment, it makes sense to start building a property portfolio as early in life as possible, but with prices as high as they are in many parts of South Africa, getting that first foot in the door can be a daunting prospect. “It’s

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Dum… Dum… Dum… School is starting. It’s time to start getting the kids ready for the new school year. With all the excitement of the holidays and the late nights watching movies and just enjoying their vacation this is sure to be a bit of

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The State of Transformation Report for the South African Property Sector published by the Property Sector Charter Council (PSCC) shows that the South African residential property market has increased by nearly R1tn over six years, from the 2010/11 to 2016/17 financial year. The residential property market

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House price growth slowed by almost a full percent in 2017, compared with 2016’s 4.8%. This was according to FNB’s House Price Index which pegged house price growth in 2017 at 3.7% - the third consecutive year of slowing annual average price growth. “Based on 11

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How do current members of the ANC know what will happen in the future if they remove the strict protection of property rights from the constitution? Was being without property rights for generations not enough warning as to what can happen? Are they prepared to

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In addition to ongoing development across Gauteng, large scale growth is especially predicted for the northern and north western suburbs of Johannesburg where platforms such as Airbnb are creating interesting trends in the Sandton property market in particular. Dave Lewis, Seeff Sandton’s developments manager, said in

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