Are high and forever-rising residential property prices really a good thing? Many seem to think so, says FNB Home Loan household and property sector strategist John Loos, but perhaps not if one considers the broader economic benefits of affordable property.
“For those of us that produce
[caption id="attachment_1464" align="aligncenter" width="888"] Artist’s impression of the new residential development, The Vantage in Windhoek.[/caption]
With robust economic growth coupled with prudent fiscal management and infrastructural improvements, South Africa’s northern neighbour of Namibia is proving increasingly attractive to investors – including property developers, reports Pam Golding
What’s more pressing than the #feesmustfall debate? The question of accommodating the 185,000 annual tertiary institution graduates in the job market. Consider that the economy is showing no job growth and retrenches some 10,500 workers a year, and the point hits home, and hard. This
With the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) certifying the first housing projects in the country using the EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) residential green building tool, currently in pilot phase, the council is now set for a major rollout of green building
We live in a dry country and we are all aware of the need to save water in everything that we do. When painting, how do we maintain our brushes while using the least amount of clean water?
Water saving cleaning system
This system is based on
Estate agents in East London report property developers are again active in the city as its residential property market shows “real” signs of recovery.
Penny Niemand, co-owner of top local agency Harcourts Advantage says: “After the 2008/ 09 recession the market was flooded with vacant stands
A healthy dose of realism has set in among property sellers in the northern parts of Midrand, and sales volumes are now increasing steadily as a result.
That’s according to Emma Ledwaba, owner of the RealNet Midrand Core franchise that recently expanded to include these areas. “For
The new range of Puzey Uber Scoot PTVs consists of a selection of five electric models and one petrol-powered unit.
“This range is the most diverse and dynamically designed and manufactured range to date from us,” says Mike Puzey, CEO of Puzey Motor Corp. “These units cater
Year-on-year growth in the average nominal value of homes in the middle segment of the South African housing market continued its slowing trend to a level of around 5% in October 2015, Absa Home Loans property analyst Jacques du Toit reports. Month-on-month price growth dropped
The cost of water as part of our living expenses is unavoidable. At a time when all other living expenses are on the rise in SA (electricity, petrol and food) we have no other option but to use it more wisely – for the sake