[caption id="attachment_844" align="alignnone" width="200"] Braamfontein now receives free wifi; more suburbs to follow.[/caption]
Braamfontein residents in Johannesburg will be the first to test and benefit from the city’s free wifi – currently set at 300MB per device per day.
“We see this is as very transformative initiative
The City of Joburg is offering 20% to 25% rebates over three years (it started in 2014/15) to repurpose its inner city.
Asking prices for land in the Johannesburg CBD have escalated from R1,500/m² to R10,000/m² over the past 12 years in response to public-private initiatives
Absa Home Loans property analyst Jacques du Toit reports that the value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector increased by 4,2% year-on-year (y/y) up to the end of August 2015, with growth rising above the 4% level for the first time
[caption id="attachment_826" align="alignnone" width="200"] The site on which Burgundy Estate Cape Town will be developed.[/caption]
Vermont, the first development in Burgundy Estate in Cape Town, will include 190 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for rent.
Construction began last month while the second development of 165 one- and
One of South Africa’s unique off-the-grid homes has been hailed at a global conference in the UK where a paper on its development has been named as the best piece of research.
African Energy-Plus construction: A case study of House Rhino received the Chair’s Award at
Life's too short to take terrible showers. Grohe, the manufacturer of sanitary fittings, including kitchen and bathroom taps, and shower systems, has invented the Rainshower system, which features SmartControl push button technology to personalise all shower functions.
The spray pattern can be selected and started by
One of the last areas to recover from the 2008/09 property price crash, the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is finally picking up some momentum as a steady stream of investors, retirees and even holiday-home buyers re-enter the market.
That’s according to Joe Foxcroft, owner of the Harcourts
[caption id="attachment_811" align="alignnone" width="200"] Camps Bay villa rents at R150,000 per month.[/caption]
Camps Bay property averages a sales price of R1,5m more than last year, while the rental market fetches anything upwards of R50,000 to R150,000 per month.
This is according to Ian Slot, Seeff’s MD for
[caption id="attachment_808" align="alignnone" width="200"] A Summerstrand home on the market for R9,995m. Set to break the previous record of R7,5m.[/caption]
Port Elizabeth suburb, Summerstrand, saw residential sales rise by more than R111m in 2014, compared with 2013.
The market’s total value of sales in the area increased
Good capital growth and commercial development are driving Johannesburg’s Rosebank market.
“Property prices in Rosebank are increasing due to the lack of available land for development, so those investors who get in early and buy off plan will benefit from the upward price trend,” says Chris