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The value of new mortgages granted in the residential sector was down -10.9% year-on-year in Q4 2016. This is according to the Reserve Bank’s

The City of Cape Town remains the country’s strongest housing market, posting 13.2 year-on-year growth in Q4 2016 (or 3% quarter-on-quarter). Believe it or not,

Residential contractor confidence fell in Q1 2017 on the back of weaker building activity and keener tendering price competition – in contrast to unchanged

More than 250 properties, or 80%, in the first phase of the Menlyn Maine residential development that were put to market off-plan in November

The lower to mid-market sectional title sector is expected to remain the busiest throughout 2017, with the highest demand for well-priced units under R1,5m

FNB’s residential activity indicator has risen over the past two quarters, indicating strengthening residential demand. “From a seven-year low point of 5.59 (on a scale

The Garden Route and Eastern Cape region performed better than expected last year, said Tony Ketcher, regional manager for the Seeff property group’s operations

In January, 12.3% of properties sold for a loss – and 76% of these homes (9.4%) were sold for 5% less than their original

Demand for sectional title apartments in key nodes throughout northern Johannesburg has continued to gain momentum in the first month of 2017, said Chris

After just fourteen weeks on the market the historic Cape Villa built by the well-known De Villiers family in 1860, sold for R22m. Marketed and

A one-of-a-kind development to hit Durban shores, Umhlanga Arch is proudly introduced by The Multiply Group. Prominently positioned on the slopes of Umhlanga’s Ridgeside,

House prices rose 0.8% year-on-year in February, according to the FNB House Price Index, with the average price of homes transacted in January being

Following on from their success in 2015, Neville and Cindy Brits, Broker/Owners of RE/MAX Dazzle in Kempton Park, have once again flown the South

The recent sale of a luxury 750m2 home by Pam Golding Properties for R16m has set a new record in Port Elizabeth’s property market. That’s

In honour of its 10-year anniversary celebration, Leapfrog Property Group is partnering with extreme adventurer, David Grier and Miles for Smiles to raise funds

Last year, Balwin acquired development rights in Waterfall which will see the company develop approximately 15,500 sectional title residential apartments over an eight to

The property industry unanimously reacted positively to the 20% increase in the threshold for the payment of transfer duty from R750,000 to R900,000 effective

The exemption on government-charged transfer fees has been raised by R150,000 on the current R750,000. This was revealed today during Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s

The overall value generated in Cape Town’s City Bowl reached a record-high of R2,36bn last year - double that of 2010 (R1,16bn) and 19%

Some 40% of Norwood’s year-on-year home sales occurred in the final three months of the year (November 2016 to January 2017). Based on 60 sales

The average selling price for Welgevonden estate in Stellenbosch rose 14.9% year-on-year - on top of the 7.5% growth clocked up in 2015. This is

While the percentage of first-time buyers among home loan applicants rose to 47% in the 12 months to end-January 2017 – its highest level in

While Gauteng’s gross outflow of repeat home buyers to other provinces stood at 16% in 2016, it only attracted 6.9% of incoming repeat home

The average purchase price between Q4 2015 and Q4 2016 showed positive nominal (including consumer price inflation) growth of 7.1%; while nominal quarter-on-quarter growth

Buyers paying between R362,873 and R664,093 are most highly dependent on receiving 100% bonds to be able to afford their new home purchases. In

Average loan-to-purchase price recorded 88.5% in Q4 2016. This means, across the entire market using deeds office data for natural persons applying for mortgage

In April the Western Cape will play host to The Property Buyer Show, a first of its kind exhibition aimed at first-time residential buyers

The Western Cape is better at attracting the older repeat buyer skilled population while Gauteng is a better draw card for younger skills who

House price growth slowed to 0.3% year-on-year for January 2017, according to the FNB House Price Index. This is down from a 1% revised

National house price inflation is 3.4% as at the end of December 2016. This is according to property data analysts, Lightstone Property, which said

The average estimate of foreigner buying of South African homes was 5.2% of total home buying in 2016, with 27.95% made up of African

Tenants whose monthly rentals are between R7,000 to R12,000 remain the best payers, with those in the bottom and top price categories the worst. This

Smaller homes have outperformed both medium- and larger-sized houses since as far back as 2001, with these homes returning growth of 368.5% on a

The Western Cape’s Q4 2016 year-on-year average house price growth was 8%, according to FNB House Price Indices. The country’s star performer has slowed

The average full-title home replacement cost exceeds the average existing home value by 30.4% - increasing by more than 9% over 2014/15 when it

Sectional title, bodies corporate and managing agents began collecting CSOS levies from January this year. But since the Gazetting of the new regulations in

Half of South Africa’s estate agents ended 2016 believing 2017 would be more of the same, with 25% each expecting better or worse buying

Despite the residential market improving its risk situation quarter after quarter, the highly constrained broader economy means potential buyers continue to adopt a wait-and-see

The number of second properties owned by individuals is estimated at 16.2% of all properties identified using deeds office data – and growth is

Houghton, north of Johannesburg is fast becoming a favourite amongst high-end property buyers, thanks to its central and convenient location, and reputation for being

Construction of homes is now well under way in the 774ha Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate situated on the edge of the Steenkampsberg

The average age of a first-time home buyer in South Africa is 44.4 years old, an increase from 43.82 years in 2015. This is according

Buy-to-let investors are among the only residential sector investors expected to yield better-than-inflation income this year. This is due to the national average gross

Average house prices between December 2015 and the end of 2016 declined -4.7% in real terms (when adjusted for inflation); going back 10 years

Some 67 property opportunities remain at Benguela Cove Lagoon and Wine Estate in Hermanus. The estate boasts some of the lowest density housing in

South Africa’s construction industry is experiencing a shortage of structural timber, which has made imports of the material necessary. “It is not uncommon for non-compliant

In 2016 property sales volumes decreased by an average of around 15%, compared to 2015. This is the result of a slow economy, buyer

The average home price paid by first-time buyers has risen by R37,000 in the past 12 months, while the average home loan instalment has

Cosmo City, in northwest Johannesburg, has experienced steady growth in property prices since its launched in 2004. “Middle-class families find Cosmo City very attractive, in

Growing rental demand in various conveniently situated hubs around KwaZulu-Natal suggests that the area will continue to offer excellent opportunities for buy-to-let investors. Carol Reynolds,

Cape Town’s Strand is attracting considerable investor interest, and is one of the few places where it is still possible to invest in a

Demand is currently highest for lower-priced rental properties in Gauteng, with more pricey stock being slower to move. This is according to Jawitz Properties’

Debra Maddocks of Tyson Properties last night won three of the most sought-after titles in the property industry, the prestigious International Property Awards 2016

In December 2015, FNB’s credit card customers spent R6,7bn - 22% more compared with that year’s average January to November spend. FNB Credit Card CEO

There has been a shift in demand for rental apartments in Sandton’s CBD due rampant development and oversupply, and this is being echoed in

Sellers of entry-level properties across the Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl are cashing in on strong demand with prices doubling in less than five

Plettenberg Bay’s Castle on the Cliff, near the Robberg Nature Reserve, is a rural villa crafted castle-style from local stone and perched above the

RE/MAX’s annual RE/MAX Foundation National Toy and Book collection has arrived again. From 1 December 2016 to 31 January 2017, the RE/MAX Foundation will be

The Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa (IEASA), Western Cape, has been instrumental in discussions with the council to discuss the City of

The iconic Boskruin luxury property, situated on the northern slopes of the ancient Boskruin Koppie, is on the market for the first time in

The “traditional” part of the Cape’s Southern Suburb of Plumstead has a new price record after a three-bedroom home with a flat in Plympton

Nelspruit has developed into a major commercial hub of the Mpumalanga Lowveld, and has a growing need for retirement accommodation. This is according to Dirk

The East Rand suburb of Modderfontein has enhanced its appeal considerably over the past decade and its elevated status and growing popularity have steadily

Older cash buyers are driving the Howick market, according to broker/owner of RE/MAX Midlands, Pelham Henwood. “We have seen a number of buyers over the

The residential auction crown has moved to the Cape after a winning bid of R90m on a super luxury Clifton villa yesterday unseated the previous

The Cape suburb of Zwaanswyk, which was ravaged by last March’s Cape Peninsula fires, has completely. In fact, all homes and fences have been

Last week news broke that Property24 was buying rival Private Property, with Naspers’ investment relations officer, Meloy Horn, saying “Property24 has reached an agreement

Pam Golding Properties has announced that it has increased its International Property Portfolio to now include Berlin, Barcelona, Sydney and Paris. According to Andrew Golding,

Millennials have moved into the Cape Town Central City in a big way. In fact, according to early results from the Central City Improvement

Rietfontein, the magnificent Karoo stud farm that has been home to sporting legend Gary Player and his family for the past 44 years, has

Areas such as Bramley in Johannesburg are offering the market the value for money that becomes increasingly important in a subdued economy. Edgar Mhlope, Bramley,

Fransche Hoek Estate in Franschhoek, 80km from Cape Town and 30km from Stellenbosch, currently has only two stands available. Sized at 800m² each and priced

Nimbati Estate, a 30-unit full-title development in Brentwood Park, in Kempton Park, Gauteng, is on the market. The estate, developed by owner-developers, Jill and

The Community Schemes Ombud Service was officially launched today in Rosebank, Johannesburg, with officials and key stakeholders in attendance. Although the office of the chief

A landmark Pringle Bay property fondly referred to as ‘Trix se Trein’ has been sold by Pam Golding Properties for close to the asking

Four and a half million: This is the new record price set for a home sold in Meadow Way, a small residential pocket within

Royale on Main, a 24-unit luxury apartment complex in Tokai, has been launched to market. Developed by Asrin Property Developers the five-floor building will

Properties in Johannesburg South suburbs such as Bassonia, Glenvista and Mulbarton priced just short of R2m are selling within a month. This is according

Average house price growth is forecast at 3% for 2017, and when adjusting for inflation (at current consumer price inflation of 6.5%) is expected

Cape Town’s surging property values, spurred by the growing demand from the semigration trend the metro is experiencing has resulted in a stock shortage

Gordon’s Bay in the Western Cape is considered one of the most affordable coastal towns in the province, with house prices growing by 6%

Cape Town’s V&A Marina has yielded sales worth R2,030bn at an average price of R10,464m in just the past five years. This is due in

The Garden Route areas of Knysna, Sedgefield and Wilderness have over the past 12 months received an increase in both enquiries and sales in

House price growth (when adjusting for inflation) was -2.5% year-on-year for September - following -1.1% year-on-year deflation in August. This is according to FNB household

Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl agency sales, according to the latest Propstats data, top R6,28bn. This is according to Billy Rautenbach, sales director for Seeff’s

Large-scale sectional title developer, Balwin, received the “highly commended” award for the Africa region of the International Property Awards 2016/17, in the category “Development

The recent announcement by the Department of Energy (DoE) that the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) will feature a R25bn gas-to-power programme, along with the

“[Minister of Finance Pravin] Gordhan has been handed the proverbial sow’s ear by government and told to turn it into a publicly palatable silk

When the City of Cape Town announced on 18 October that Level 3 water restrictions would be implemented from 1 November, 2016, it was intended to

Despite its steady stream of office and commercial development some experts are noticing a subdued sectional title market in Sandton as a result of

An historic Victorian era cape villa has come on the market in Wynberg. The five-bedroom home on a 3,077m² stand is being marketed by

The least expensive homes in the Atlantic Seaboard suburb of Llandudno are currently in the R10m region – and houses at these prices will

Retirees and those soon to retire can be the first to learn about retirement accommodation opportunities in KwaZulu-Natal before they are released to the

The Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID), which looks after the needs of the central city, has launched its own property portal featuring

Home buyers have been doing things backwards all along: First they start with the home search and once they have signed the offer to

Almost a third of the 143 units in the new development, Le Boulevard, in the heart of uMhlanga just north of Durban, have already

Century 21 South Africa has announced that 2 new sales offices will be opening in and around the Cape Town metro in the next

Almost half of all mortgage applications were declined in Q3 2016 compared with the same period last year. This is according to quarterly property

According to a survey conducted by Cape Town’s Central City Improvement District (CCID) in the last quarter of 2015 owner-occupied residential properties in the

A 3,000m² tract of land with a beautiful, 1903 Sir Herbert Baker manor house, known as Tregenna Estate, is on the market in Rondebosch. Aside

Urban developer, Blok, has just made the apartments at its most recent development, TENONQ in Sea Point, more accessible than ever. Launching an industry-first financing

Despite Johannesburg Water implementing level 2 restrictions on Johannesburg residents, demand has not dropped to acceptable levels and the city is taking a tougher

Some 46 of the 100 units in phase two at Bedfordview’s high-rise Infinité development have already sold – following the sell out of phase

According to the TPN Market Strength Index landlords in the Western Cape can afford rental escalation rates four times higher than that of the

Financial stress in the residential market is not as bad as has been reported. This is according to John Loos, FNB household sector strategist,

Pam Golding Properties is the best real estate agency in South Africa and Africa. This is according to the International Property Awards 2016 (IPA) held

Simon’s Town’s 14,800m² mixed-use Harbour Bay development is expected to break ground in January next year, which will feature 44 luxury two- and three-bedroom apartments, as

The regulations in terms of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act (STSMA), 2011 (Act No. 8 of 2011) and the Community Schemes Ombud Service

A new proposed private hospital in the Free State town of Parys may be just the catalyst the town needs to retain its aged

Tshwane CBD property management company, City Property, has halted its Central Improvement District (CID) levy payment to the Kerk Street and Esselen Street CIDs. The

The Minister of Human Settlements has signed the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) Regulations, following the signing by the President the Proclamation Notice for

Sovereign Sands, a luxury private development set on 4ha of sloping dunes and unique coastal dune forest, is selling its last freestanding home. The 548m²

Average house price growth is -1.1% compared with August last year. This is according to the FNB House Price Index for September 2016 which

Clarens in the eastern Free State is getting a lot of attention from Gauteng buyers, evident in the fact that the 24-unit development, The

First-time home buyers now make up 18% of the total home buying market, according to Q3 2016 FNB Estate Agent Survey. This is down

National house price inflation is 5.2% as at the end of August 2016, according deeds office statistics gathered by property research company, Lightstone Property. “Looking

Retief “The Goose” Goosen, one of SA’s top golfers, has placed his Zebula Country Club and Golf Estate home on the market for R7,5m. The

Homes in Mowbray, Cape Town, spend an average of eight days on the market, with some even selling within a day of release. This

An Oudtshoorn home, which has been known to local residents as an Ostrich Palace, clinic, bridal dress shop and haunted house, is back on

Home sales in Hout Bay are expected to hit the R1bn mark this year. This is according to Stephen Cross, sales manager for Seeff

Tenants are paying R6,570.50 on average to rent a house in South Africa, according to Q2 2016 stats from PayProp Group. This is a 6.4%

The latest decision by the Monetary Policy Committee of the South African Reserve Bank to leave the repo rate unchanged has been welcomed by

Property developer, Blok, today launched TENONQ - its largest development to date. Situated in Sea Point between Kloof and Regent Roads, the eight-storey building will

The sectional title market in Morningside, north of Johannesburg, now accounts for 63% of the suburb’s property landscape. This is according to Di Kuhlenthal,

Pam Golding Properties Goodwood office in Cape Town is running its third successive and successful Garden Competition in the suburb to create greater awareness

The Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA) and Community Schemes Ombuds Service Act (CSOSA) have been signed by President Jacob Zuma. While the two new acts introduce very significant

Western Cape estate agents writing the Professional Designation Exam (PDE) on 17 November have one last chance to attend preparatory workshops at the IEASA training

Pam Golding Properties Pretoria East office is on a recruitment drive, following its headquarters move to Menlyn Maine this Wednesday. The company said it

The Cape Town City Bowl suburb of Tamboerskloof has seen its average house price increase from just under R3m in 2010 to almost R7m

Agents are reporting that the R4m-plus luxury market on the Atlantic Seaboard is officially showing signs of turning into a buyer’s market. Adrian Mauerberger and

Current statistics suggest that more women are dying of heart disease than men; what’s more, they are unlikely to survive their first attack. Cardiovascular disease

The property landscape of the South Peninsula coastline has changed gradually over the last couple of years, with sectional title properties being increasingly in

Home and Country Property, the in-house sales entity for Brettenwood Coastal Estate, announced yesterday that it has sold a home for R11m – a

Almost half of the recent buyers in Sedgefield, which sits between George and Knysna on the Garden Route, are aged between 50 and 64

Gordon’s Bay in the Western Cape has seen house values rise healthily in recent years, brought about in part by major demand for anything

The housing market in mining towns, such as Rustenburg, Witbank, Middelburg and Secunda continues to battle – and job losses caused by mines and

Mount Edgecombe will in 2018 be home to KwaZulu-Natal’s biggest frail care centre, thanks to a R95m investment into the Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village.

Bloemfontein, SA’s judicial capital, has seen its population grow by 59% in the past 20 years and is expected to be home to 623,000

The Institute of Estate Agents SA, Western Cape, is hosting its Residential Property Rental Lease workshop on 6 September at Sheldon Way, Pinelands from 10am to

The Oaks in Val de Vie offers 20 plots sized between 675m² to 746m² with a selection of four floor plans for four bedrooms

More than 60% of South African bond holders are paying their minimum contributions, while some 14% are paying extra each month. This is according

The Sandton rental market is saturated, and it’s affecting demand. This is according to Shaun Groves, Gauteng rental manager for Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International

Port Elizabeth is experiencing a growth in appetite for R2,5m+ homes thanks to massive investment in the city, notwithstanding the Coega Industrial Development Zone. “Given

Single women account for 27% of all home purchases nationally, according to Jan Davel, MD of the RealNet estate agency group. And according to

Mortgage lenders still provide “100% loans”, and they are more common than people believe. This is according to John Loos, FNB household and property sector

House prices edged up 7.6% year on year in July, from an upwardly revised 7.5% year on year (originally 7.3% y/y) in June. This

With 30 interested tenants per listed property, the rental game can prove as difficult for agents as it is admin intensive. And as any

Constantia, one of Cape Town’s most affluent suburbs, is experiencing demand in the 35 to 45 age group, according to Gerald Romanovsky, sales agent

Foreign buying of South African property has moved sideways, according to the FNB Estate Agent Survey for Q2 2016. “Using a two-quarter moving average, for

National house price inflation was 5.45% at the end of June 2016͘, according to property data company, Lightstone. This is slower than Consumer Price Inflation

South Africa has a low number of professional architects. Due to this, the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) launched its SAIA Future Architects

The Randburg Square complex, which includes a 35,000m² shopping centre and a multi-storey car park, is getting an urban revival with the 12-storey office

The former black townships, under the Apartheid era classification, witnessed the fastest house price inflation in Q2 2016. “The higher average house price growth of

Some 50 units, which include top-floor penthouses and first-floor garden units, have already been sold at Infinité in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. This before the development’s

Small-sized homes (20m² to 80m²) continue to outperform the medium-sized (80m² to 230m²) and the large-sized (230m² to 800m²) homes, according to FNB. “The house

The South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee decided to keep the Repo Rate unchanged at 7%, keeping the prime lending rate at 10.5%. “We

RE/MAX Infoglobe sales associate, Bertus Myburgh, is South Africa’s newest millionaire after he won the BetterLife Dream Lottery last night. Through the BetterLife, BetterRewards programme,

Pearl Valley and Val de Vie will soon join to become a single luxurious, self-sustaining community – and one in which billionaire businessman, Patrice

Pam Golding Properties’ Cape rental division has concluded a number of high-value leases since the start of the 2017 financial year (March 2016), for

Sandton suburbs and its immediate surrounds have generated an estimated R8bn in residential sales in the last 18 months, and a fair amount of

While the latest FNB Property Barometer puts the Western Cape at the top nationally with the highest average house price at R1,4m, you can

House price inflation of 2% year-on-year was achieved for Q2 2016 compared to Q2 2015, according to bond originator, ooba. The average first-time buyers’

The average price of freehold houses on the Atlantic Seaboard for the first half of 2016 is up by R1,1m compared to the same

Median income for first-time buyers is R30,600 per month in 2016, according to research by Standard Bank. This group of buyers falls within the

Cape Town estate agents and auctioneers need to register individually for permission to use show house boards and directional signage to advertise properties on

The Johannesburg suburbs of Robindale and Robin Hills have remained consistently active, despite the global credit crunch, thanks to both being long-established suburbs and

Pam Golding Properties is hosting a street store on 16 July 2016, as part of their Mandela Day initiative. The company is collecting warm

The household sector is cautious due to a number of years of slow economic growth, affecting consumer confidence. This is reflected in the home buying

There is little “excitement or exuberance” in the level of buy-to-let home buying, and even a possible decline in significance according to Q2 2016

Estate agents surveyed in Q2 2016 presented a picture of a “well balanced market”, according to John Loos, FNB household and property sector strategist.

The Atlantic Seaboard has seen a small shift in its residential property market, with the freehold sector ceding a portion of its market share

House prices rose 7.4% year-on-year according to the FNB House Price Index for June 2016. This is slightly faster than the revised 7.2% rate

Val de Vie in the Cape Winelands will launch a retirement facility in its sought-after development. This is in response to the widening gap

“Semigration” into the scenic Garden Route city George, from towns and cities around the country is reported to have a real effect on the

Cape Town is among the few global cities which continues to enjoy positive rental growth in its luxury segment. This is according to Knight

  Some three units of the 83 apartments at Azure on the Bay development at Big Bay are still for sale, but are expected to

Charles Vining, Seeff’s managing director for Seeff Sandton, said that properties under R2m are most sought after and tend to move the quickest in

Low interest rates, strong demand from buyers and a shortage of stock has been the driving the sellers’ market up until 2015. This market

The sectional title and estate markets have become increasingly important in the Pretoria region in recent years. This is according to Retha Schutte, Pam

Property companies submitting documentation to their auditors, to be sent on to the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) for their yearly audits, have reported

Prices of sectional title properties have risen by 151.6% in Mouille Point (median price R3,12m in 2015) and by 133.8% in the V&A Waterfront

The Western Cape town of Napier, closing in on its 200th birthday, is experiencing a surge in property sales, according to Marthie Jones, the

Hout Bay’s rental market is under pressure due to a shortage of long-term rental properties. This is according to Natasha Gussenhoven, rentals agent at

The brand-new Bali Village development, a new cluster of nine homes in Wapadrand, Pretoria East, are now for sale. All homes are individually designed and

Mortgage originator, BetterLife Home Loans, reported that most buyers require a bigger percentage of the purchase price as a deposit than they did a

The first of only five homes in the award-winning Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate, located in the beautiful Wellington Valley, is for sale. The five

Hoedspruit in Limpopo is attracting a lot of city dwellers and foreign investors in search of homes in a more relaxed setting. This is

Consumers are beginning to be increasingly conservative – deliberately so. This is according to household and property sector strategist, John Loos at FNB, who

The FNB Property Barometer’s residential property affordability review found that home affordability deteriorated further for credit-dependent consumers.  This continuation of the decline that started

The Pretoria East suburb of Equestria has for the past few years witnessed massive new development, due to being purposefully planned as a higher-density

Cape Town’s Tokai is the city’s latest hot ticket thanks to four 500m² plots being released to market – in a suburb where greenfield

2016 Q1 South African Reserve Bank (SARB)  New Mortgage Lending data showed a significant year-on-year drop. This according to John Loos, household and property

A new development has been launched in Kenilworth, Cape Town, for sale exclusively through Pam Golding Properties. 156 on Rosmead is a small, low-rise sectional

Global house prices rose on average by 3.4% in the year to March 2016, with South Africa recording 6.8% growth and trending upwards. This is

The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index fell for the second consecutive quarter in 2Q 2016, by five points to 34. The current level of the index indicates

Demand for family homes in Northcliff is on the rise, leading to stock shortages in the lower and mid-market segments. Gert Bekker, area specialist for

The upgrade to Fourways Mall has been touted as a catalyst to house price growth in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs as demand for housing in

Some prepaid electricity customers in Cape Town may be in for nasty surprise come October 2016, as the city adjusts its qualifying criteria for

Seeff False Bay is this year’s name right sponsor of the False Bay Youth Regatta, now referred to as the Seeff False Bay Youth

In May 2016, the FNB House Price Index recorded a 7.4% year-on-year rate of increase, which is slightly faster than the 7.0% revised rate

  South Africa is not witnessing a flood of foreign buyers, despite the weaker rand, according to Praven Subbramoney, CEO of FNB Private Bank Lending. He

Cape Town’s rental market is currently very buoyant, with data compiled by economists at Rode & Associates revealing that rental inflation for 2015 was

The City of Johannesburg (COJ) has adopted a policy of writing off prescribed charges, this according to Schindlers Attorneys. Previously the policy was not to

South African universities are only able to accommodate about 20% of their 530,000 students in official residences. This number does not include those students

The redevelopment of a well-known Heritage building on Old Searle Street is envisaged to become a landmark in the area, this according to its

There is a new breed of renovator in the Johannesburg suburb of Highlands North, where houses are generally located on double stands of 1,000m²,

Northriding, located between Malibongwe Drive and Witkoppen Road, is one of the busiest suburbs in Johannesburg in terms of property sales, with some 250

FNB reports slightly better Q1 2016 building stats which it says may point to slightly less economic weakness in the near term, and some

The Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to leave the repo rate at 7% and prime at 10.5% has been welcomed by heads of the country’s

  Property values in Fairmount, north-east of Johannesburg, have remained steady with average house prices nudging up yearly over the past decade. This according to Howard

Four5Four on Sussex, a new development in Lynnwood, Pretoria, has been launched to market through Seeff which has the sole mandate to market it

In April the City of Cape Town approved plans for the Ambassador Hotel in Bantry Bay to be developed into eight residences, each occupying

Developer Farrelli Properties has launched a new sectional title development in Hout Bay. The development, Riverside Square, will be in demand, this according to

Previously, the property management company, City Property, revitalised the vibrant multi-use venue 012central and others in Tshwane’s creative precinct while also investing in the

In a recent ruling, the court found that a trust deed should be scrutinised to determine whether a trustee is indeed authorised to enter

Buyers at the upmarket Mouille Point, Cape Town, development, The Vantage, were recently given the keys to their new homes – 20 months after

Luxury residential real estate on the Atlantic seaboard is performing well despite negative market outlooks, this according to Billy Rautenbach, residential sales manager for

During tough economic times, seaside holidays are often the first the go, impacting on these towns' property market. Margate, the south-coast holiday town 135km from

The southern suburbs of Bloemfontein have experienced an increase in property demand to align with the wide variety of budgets and needs of the

  The Tyrwhitt, situated on the corner of Bath and Tyrwhitt Avenues in Rosebank, Johannesburg, has begun construction on the 12-storey apartment building. Chris Renecle, MD

The developers of The Pearls of Umhlanga have acknowledged market demands and announced additional residential opportunities within the final phase of the development, Pearl

A new townhouse development, offering just four homes, has launched in the Western Cape town of Hout Bay. ’22 On Earl’ is situated in

An agricultural property, situated on the banks of the Orange River, about 10km from Hopetown in the Northern Cape has come on the market.

  Pam Golding Properties Zimbabwe is merging with Donavans Property Consultants. “Having been at the forefront of the property market in Zimbabwe since 1998 we are

The most buoyant residential property market in Fourways, Johannesburg, is the mid-level price band of R2m to R2,5m, with growing demand now resulting in

Using Deeds Office transfer data for transactions by individuals, FNB, in their most recent property barometer, observed a slowdown in the residential property market.

The booming office and retail property market in the wider Sandton area has meant that the residential property market has had a tough time

Bantry Bay, in recent years,  has overtaken Clifton and Fresnaye in terms of market performance.  The suburb’s share of 10 most expensive streets in

Strandfontein, located between Mitchells Plain and Muizenberg, is fast becoming a sought-after seaside location. Due to the fact that the suburb has easy access

  The current favourable exchange rate for foreigners explains why holiday lets and longer term rentals for executives and their families have led to significant

The Cape Town suburb of Vredehoek has shown an impressive increase in demand for its residential stock in recent years. According to Nelio Mendes,

The rate of house price inflation is “hugging” the zero level, according to FNB household and property sector strategist, John Loos. Though the FNB House

The Mpumalanga town of Secunda has stands for sale at prices from R200,000, and one and two-bedroom apartments from around R600,000. These properties are

  The Cape Town suburbs of Mowbray and Rosebank are experiencing an increase in property values and demand, according to Tina Malyon, area specialist for Lew

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Knight Frank has examined house price performance in the locations of the Bard’s most iconic

Year-on-year growth in the volume of building activity in the planning phase of the South African market for new housing remained in the low

Although house price inflation in Gauteng has slowed in the past few months, homes in well-run and well-situated residential and golf estates continue to

The Standard Bank House Price Index (HPI) rose to 6.7% y/y in March from a downwardly revised 5.4% y/y (originally 6.2% y/y) in February. The

Thirty-five apartments remain in the 136-unit The Iron Works in Upper Woodstock, Seeff reports. The “trendy”, mixed-used development comprises ground floor retail level, three levels

Plettenberg Bay now ranks in the top three premier property locations in the country next to Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard and Sandton in Johannesburg. That

Property statistics from bond originator ooba for the first quarter of 2016 point to a slowing growth rate in house prices. Compared to the

Some 40% of applications for housing finance are turned down in sought-after Pretoria East suburbs, where the biggest demand is for homes priced below

The Institute of Estate Agents, Western Cape, will be running a workshop to assist property professionals who are over 60 in compiling their Portfolios

When Zanny Muller, one of the Knight Frank agents specialising in property sales in the Rondebosch area (working with Jeanne Cowan), first started working

The Institute of Estate Agents Western Cape will host their next Property Update session on April 20, from 10am to 12:30pm, at their training

Mixed-use precinct, Bridge City off the Ring Road, north of Durban, still under development, experienced a zero crime incident rate over the most recent

Convention: African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo 2016 Date: May 9-11, 2016 Where: Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg Featuring:  Housing for Africa Forum Sustainable building is at the top

Over 80% of the plots in the new Signautre Sibaya gated estate have sold before the official launch, reports Pam Golding Properties. Situated in

According to Pam Golding Property Group’s recently released quarterly research report, The Study, which incorporates the Pam Golding Residential Property Index, house price inflation

With Cape Town’s limited CBD space, increasing traffic congestion and unreliable public transport, it’s not surprising that more businesses are choosing to relocate to

The Chas Everitt Luxury Portfolio team has sold just under R100m worth of homes in areas such as Sandhurst, Hyde Park, and Houghton since

Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs are often all seen as very similar by those who aren’t familiar with them. Contrary to this rather misguided opinion,

While economic and house price growth slowdown is the general direction in SA and Namibia, the Western Cape has recently bucked that trend to record

Average home prices are up by R1,6m in 2015 on 2014 in the small enclave of Constantia Upper. They now rival Bishopscourt in terms

The first three months of 2016 saw growth in the average value of middle-segment homes in the South African residential property market remaining relatively

As a percentage of total home buying, the first quarter 2016 FNB Estate Agent Survey pointed to a slowing in the level of first

A new phase of ‘life rights’ retirement units has been launched at the Plumstead Rusoord (PlumRus) development located in the tranquil suburb of Plumstead

Billed as the country’s most successful property launch in history, with R1bn in sales taking place at its initial launch on April 4, 2015,

So far, the Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl areas seem to have shrugged off the country’s economic woes and interest rate hikes. Sales in

The 1st quarter 2016 FNB Estate Agent Survey shows a decline, once again, in the percentage of sellers selling in order to upgrade homes, reports

With property prices in many of Cape Town’s central Southern Suburbs rising above the average family budget, more and more young buyers are looking

Where only a handful of residential sales topped the R20m mark five years ago, today there are 22 streets in the country where this

The village of Gansbaai that lies just south of Hermanus and stretches form De Kelders to Pearly Beach has seen renewed interest from beach

Amanda Cuba is the new chief operating officer (COO) of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. Co-owner of Z-Capital Properties, a prominent black empowered company, which

The Institute of Estate Agents, Western Cape will host a Legal Property Rental and Evictions workshop on April 12 at their training centre in

FNB’s latest Property Barometer found that seasonal factors excluded, agents point to residential market activity moving sideways from the previous quarter but down on

According to the 1st Quarter 2016 FNB Estate Agent Survey, the buy-to-let market remains stable. This is the first of FNB’s quarterly series of

The Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa (IEASA), as a member of a multi-stakeholder group, reports that they, with the Real Estate Business

The FNB House Price Index’s year-on-year inflation rate slowed in March, as gradual interest rate hiking and a slow economy appear to take effect.

A new R6,2bn Gauteng housing project – the Leratong City integrated nodal development – is set to get under way in Leratong, Mogale City

The value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector showed growth of 4,8% year-on-year (y/y) to R1,495,4bn at the end of

Did you know that enrolling your new home with the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) is a statutory requirement? Do you know how

One hundred and twenty-three stands in the first phase of Thorny Bush Estate in Limpopo have sold out, reports Christine McGrath, managing director of

Demand for affordable accommodation in Cape Town by first time buyers and young families is such that when reasonably priced homes come on the

After improving marginally to 42 in 4Q2015, the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index lost 14 points to register a level of 28 in 1Q2016. This

While still well off its early-2014 growth high, the growth slowdown in the Value of New Mortgages Granted “stalled” late in 2015. But growth

The January 2016 Leading Business Cycle Indicator recorded the 28th consecutive month of year-on-year decline, still pointing to further economic weakness ahead, reports FNB

The home affordability picture deteriorated further in the fourth quarter of 2015, continuing a gradual deteriorating trend that began back around 2013, reports John

Due to popular demand, with the morning session being fully subscribed, the Institute of Estate Agents (IEASA) Western Cape, will be repeating their Property

The level of residential building activity in the planning phase of the South African market for new housing recorded a double-digit year-on-year contraction in

FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist John Loos reports further mild improvement on the indebtedness front, but no good news regarding the

FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist John Loos has just released his latest Property Barometer report regarding Residential Market Macro Stability and

SA real estate group Chas Everitt International has been named the Most Innovative Brokerage in the World out of more than 500 companies that

An announcement was made recently that the City of Cape Town has published the General Valuation Roll (GVR) for 2015 and this can be

The Institute of Estate Agents of SA (IEASA) Western Cape has been actively involved in educating the public and estate agents about the Finance

  The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index shed 9 index points to register a level of 39 in 1Q2016.   The fall in confidence was broad-based with all

Remarkable returns on select Atlantic Seaboard properties in Cape Town have at times outstripped the performance of some competing local asset classes, returning positive

Compared to inflated prices in the major CBDs, northern suburbs of Johannesburg and in older, established eastern parts of Pretoria, Centurion is attracting investors

Nominal year-on-year growth in the average value of middle-segment homes in the South African residential property market remained steady around the 6% level in

There is a new financial registration and reporting system, goAML, that has been introduced by the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC). In order to get

  The various deeds offices are increasing their fees for all registrations registered on or after 1 April 2016. This is according to MC van

Citing Lightstone statistics, Pam Golding Properties reports average selling prices of freehold and sectional title homes in Durban North have risen by 56% and

The value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector increased by 4,6% year-on-year (y/y) to R1 485,1 billion at the end of

London has beaten New York for the second year in a row as the most important city for the ultra-wealthy, according to Knight Frank’s

Estate agents are reporting keen interest in the Western Seaboard as an affordable alternative to the Atlantic Seaboard. Many of the young professionals attracted

GDP growth slowed in the 4th quarter of 2015. The broad year-on-year slowing growth trend since 2012 is still intact, and wage bill growth

The FNB House Price Index’s year-on-year inflation rate “treads” water, as lower base effects play a key role, but month-on-month growth continued to slow,

Household Sector and Mortgage Credit growth accelerated slightly in January, but is not foreseen to be the start of a rising trend, reports FNB

December 2015 Leading Business Cycle Indicator records the 27th consecutive month of year-on-year decline, pointing to further economic weakness ahead in 2016, reports John

With local and international attention focused on South Africa’s National Budget tomorrow (Wednesday 24 February 2016), from a property market perspective it is hoped

Green building is forecast to double globally by 2018, according to new research, which showcased South Africa as one of the top performers world-wide,

Levels of residential building activity in the South African market for new housing improved in 2015, but growth remained relatively low at between 4%

Levels of residential building activity in the South African market for new housing improved in 2015, but growth remained relatively low at between 4%

Growth in Residential Building Activity flattened out late in 2015 reports John Loos, FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist, in the bank’s

The historic home of the late Dr Johnny Mosendane, one of Soweto’s best-known public figures, has been sold by for R2.5 million, a new

What price? How big? What finishes? What part of Cape Town? These are some of the questions, though not necessarily in that order, put to

Real Retail Sales growth is still “solid”, but the Retail Property Sector will probably have to contend with slower growth in 2016, as much

While drought-induced food price inflation has become more troublesome, it was the petrol price and thus the Transport CPI that was mostly responsible for

A handpicked team of architectural, construction and design experts is ensuring that Cape Town’s eagerly anticipated Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence Cape Town is

Three homes are now completed with a further 11 homes in the final phase already well under construction in upmarket Baronetcy Estate, situated in

With less than one month to go before a new Cape Town retirement development opens its doors in Pinelands on March 1, there has

The property market in East London has just about everything a first-time buyer could wish for – affordability, lifestyle amenities in abundance and many

If you’re planning to sell your large family house and downsize to a smaller property, now’s the time to make your move, says Jan

In the past year, home prices in the first-time buyer sector have grown only half as fast as they did in the previous 12

Based on Absa’s house price data, year-on-year growth in home values was on a declining trend through 2015, with full-year growth down compared with

Slowing Holiday Town House Price Index inflation may be pointing to a more cautious household sector, cutting back on “non-essentials” in weak economic times,

Of the six major metro regions, the upper income areas have recently shown the most noticeable slowing in house price growth, admittedly off the

Nominal year-on-year growth in the average value of middle-segment homes in the South African residential property market remained in single digits in January 2016,

Estate agents paint a mediocre buy-to-let picture, but that may not be all bad in current times of economic downturn reports John Loos, FNB

Is the level of residential maintenance and upgrades starting to settle after a period of significant improvement, John Loos, FNB Home Loans household and

Among the household sector issues in 2016, loss of employment is expected to be the serious one, as we look set to move into

As part of its bid to educate all involved in property purchases, rental or management, whether professionals or members of the general public, the

FNB House Price Index’s mini-growth uptick in January appears to be peaking, with month-on-month growth having lost considerable momentum reports John Loos, household and

The South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) raised the key monetary policy interest rate – the repurchase, or repo rate –

The SARB hiked interest rates again yesterday by a more significant 50 basis points, a bit more rapidly than our expectation as upside inflation

No matter what the economic “weather”, there is always demand for property in Moreleta Park, thanks to its excellent location about 12km to the

Fernkloof Estate, a well-established residential village situated in Hermanus on the world-famous Walker Bay whale-watching coastline and surrounding the 27-hole Hermanus Golf Club, has

Buying a sectional title unit has proven to be very popular in South Africa, especially if the development is well-situated. This has been evidenced

[caption id="attachment_3035" align="alignnone" width="1176"] Yzerfontein harbour[/caption] Just 90km north of Cape Town lies the small harbour town of Yzerfontein, known for its spectacular wildflower viewing

  As a percentage of total home buying, estate agents point to a healthy level of first time buying. But how strong is this source

November 2015 SARB Business Cycle Indicators continue to point to a broadly deteriorating economic environment, with the Leading Indicator recording its 26th consecutive month

In a financially constrained environment, translating into a focus on home affordability, it was probably to be expected that the Sectional Title Market’s price

At the start of 2015 Lightstone forecast that national house price inflation would end the year off at 5.8% with significant downside should the

Rivonia has stood its ground since the economic downturn, according to Di Jessiman, area specialist for Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty, who says: “Even

It may not be popular, but ongoing gradual interest rate hiking in 2016 can be key to gradually reducing Household Sector vulnerability to economic

Building activity with regard to new private sector-financed housing in South Africa recorded relatively low single-digit growth in the first eleven months of 2015

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PLANS AS A LEADING BUSINESS CYCLE INDICATOR The South African Reserve Bank finds the number of Residential Building Plans Passed for Flats, Townhouses

[caption id="attachment_2895" align="alignnone" width="984"] 90a Bellamont on the market for R12,4m[/caption] “As 2016 kicks off to a tumultuous start, perhaps one certainty is that the

The demand for property in the greater Cape Town area has continued to climb steadily over the past few years. In the Helderberg, which

[caption id="attachment_2883" align="alignnone" width="749"] Beach pedestrian road in Ballito, Durban North Coast[/caption] While Ballito has always been a popular seaside destination for Durban locals, it

[caption id="attachment_2879" align="alignnone" width="754"] R29,1m Bantry Bay apartment being marketed by Pam Golding Properties[/caption] Gauteng and KZN-based property buyers in search of a rand currency

FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist comments on the implication of the December CPI inflation data on interest rates and its broader

London, UK – Sydney is set to see the strongest prime residential price growth in 2016, rising by 10% year-on-year according to Knight Frank’s

It’s quiet, clean and restful – and yet just a short distance from the buzzing centre of SA’s busiest city. This is Winchester Hills, a

[caption id="attachment_2797" align="alignnone" width="751"] An architectural masterpiece in Constantia on sale through Lew Geffen Sotheby's International for R115m[/caption] Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs are experiencing a

Increasingly, in the residential property market, size counts, but it is smaller that is increasingly proving to be better. This has much to do

[caption id="attachment_2773" align="aligncenter" width="901"] This newly built four-bedroom, four-bathroom home in Welgedacht Estate has been sold by Pam Golding Properties for R10m.[/caption] Homes in the

Against the background of macroeconomic developments that impacted consumer finances and confidence, year-on-year growth in the average value of middle-segment homes in the South

House prices continue to grow in excess of inflation as the demand for residential property remains buoyant, despite a weakening economy. This is according to

With multi-year Rand depreciation continuing, and food price inflation rising, upside risk to interest rates remains significant, and at such times the question  around

After the High Net Worth Area segment led the slowing in Residential Activity, weakening spread into Upper and Middle Income Areas through 2015. The

[caption id="attachment_2691" align="aligncenter" width="1067"] This 673ha nature reserve and game farm is on the market for R11,35m. Located between Welkom and Kroonstad, it is

[caption id="attachment_2670" align="alignnone" width="840"] DESIGNER FAMILY HOME: This beautifully renovated four bedroom house is an entertainers dream with a generous lounge leading out to

  Corobrik believes further developments in South Africa's affordable housing market and investments in social infrastructure are the key to positive prospects for 2016, with

Agents continue to point to a decline in residential market activity, suggesting slowing demand reports FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist John

[caption id="attachment_2620" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] This contemporary three-bedroom Fresnaye home with panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean is an entertainer’s dream. A light and airy

2016 will see a continued demand for property, particularly near the CBD nodes of Sandton, Rosebank, JHB central and the business districts in Midrand

FNB’s valuers continue to point to a well-balanced residential market, but perceive demand to be weakening, reports John Loos, FNB Home Loans household and

[caption id="attachment_2093" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Four-bedroom house in Ranjesfontein, Johannesburg, on the market now for R7,250m. http://bit.ly/1YKJlOs[/caption] 2015 average house price growth was slightly slower than

A vast and superbly-located 3570m² Upper Fresnaye property – extending over four erven, with two established homes – is on sale by tender through

A year of hard work for property and consumer-related sectors appears likely, given economic and household sector income growth mediocrity, but perhaps the good

[caption id="attachment_2483" align="aligncenter" width="667"] This mixed-use building in George is for sale through RealNet for R8m. It has a good mix of commercial office

The towns along the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast have been enjoying a major influx of tourists and holidaymakers since the start of the festive

[caption id="attachment_2405" align="aligncenter" width="674"] Contemporary cluster homes in the new Marine Island development in The Islands estate at Hartbeespoort Dam are now available off-plan

Florida, to the west of Johannesburg, began its life as a mining town, and many of its older homes are similar to the standard

  [caption id="attachment_2113" align="aligncenter" width="750"] This four-bedroom home in Randpark Ridge is on sale now for R2,8m. http://bit.ly/1IsUX4y[/caption] November property statistics released by bond originator ooba show

[caption id="attachment_2300" align="aligncenter" width="667"] This five-bedroom, four-bathroom home in Silver Lakes Golf Estate is for sale through RealNet for R7,5m. It also has four

Residential units plans passed for units over 80 square metres is a useful leading economic indicator, and like most other indicators of late, it

Real Retail Sales growth for October continued to record a reasonably healthy growth rate under the weak economic circumstances. From a revised 3% year-on-year

The November CPI (Consumer Price Index) inflation rate edged slightly higher, from 4.7% year-on-year in the previous month to 4.8%, reports John Loos, FNB

The Household Sector battles to improve its debt and saving situation, amidst stagnating income growth, reports FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist

[caption id="attachment_2186" align="aligncenter" width="667"] Luxury villas in the second phase of the Baybridge Canal Waterfront Villas complex in The Islands Estate at Hartbeespoort Dam.[/caption] The

The recent student protests have focused South Africa’s attention on the huge cost of tertiary education – and the impact that cost can have

The gradual downward trend in local annual house price growth since late 2014 continued up to November 2015, reports Absa Home Loans property analyst

[caption id="attachment_2153" align="aligncenter" width="752"] This beautifully renovated two-bedroom apartment in Gardens in Cape Town is on the market for R1,995m.[/caption] Cape Town’s City Bowl is

  Late last week, many South African eyes seemed to be firmly on two rating agencies, which didn’t give us any good news, but the

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee has approved the step up to Level 2 water restrictions in Cape Town. This item will now

Indluplace, the JSE’s first and only residential focused REIT, has concluded an agreement to acquire a R707 million portfolio of newly built residential properties

[caption id="attachment_2117" align="aligncenter" width="428"] GBCSA CEO Brian Wilkinson.[/caption] The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has made an ambitious commitment to introduce a Net Zero/Positive

The Johannesburg suburb of Linden is so popular that prospective buyers often bid against each other for the same property, according to Jandri Coetzee,

It’s still a well-balanced market, but there are more strong indications of near term economic weakening on the way, with recession risk high reports

[caption id="attachment_2056" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Trish Luthuli, new business development manager at Pam Golding Properties, Gauteng.[/caption] Pam Golding Properties is the best estate agency in Johannesburg,

Lightstone Property announced yesterday that annual residential property inflation for October 2015 was recorded at 5.36%, down by 0.21% from the previous month. Lightstone

[caption id="attachment_2035" align="aligncenter" width="750"] This house recently sold for R47m and was a record price achieved per square metre on the Apostles side of

The FNB House Price Index’s mini-growth uptick appears to be peaking, with month-on-month growth already losing momentum reports John Loos, FNB Home Loans household

In what he describes as still a “well-balanced market”, Seeff chairman Samuel Seeff reports stock levels are tight. This echoes what other leading estate

[caption id="attachment_1969" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Boulder's Beach near Cape Town.[/caption] There is a noticeable upswing in demand for houses in Simon's Town priced above R3m, and are now selling at an average

  The International Monetary Fund expects the world economy to grow by 3,1% in 2015 and 3,6% in 2016 (3,4%), with growth to remain largely

[caption id="attachment_1942" align="aligncenter" width="973"] An artist’s impression of Pangia Beach - a 33-unit luxury development on Mahé, Seychelles, just launched through Knight Frank South

[caption id="attachment_1948" align="aligncenter" width="757"] The Hobie, Humewood and Kings beaches in Port Elizabeth have all been awarded Blue Flag status by the Wildlife and

[caption id="attachment_1913" align="aligncenter" width="749"] This spacious family home in Panorama was recently sold by RealNet for R2,45m. It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, three

[caption id="attachment_1898" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Located in a landmark setting at the top of the Kloofsig valley, this property offers beautiful sea and river views

[caption id="attachment_1889" align="aligncenter" width="889"] A rendering of 441@Kirkness, a new residential block consisting of 56 upmarket apartments, which have been put to market by

[caption id="attachment_1842" align="aligncenter" width="751"] Priced at R3,2m, this five-bedroom family home in Die Wingerd in Malmesbury boasts three en-suite bathrooms, guest suite, underfloor heating,

[caption id="attachment_1837" align="aligncenter" width="750"] This double-storey four-bedroom home is an entertainer’s dream and has a light, airy living area which flows out to the

[caption id="attachment_1051" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Stephen Brookes, Balwin CEO and founder, sounds the kudu horn at the company's listing.[/caption] Balwin Properties, South Africa’s largest homebuilder focusing

FNB Home Loans household and property sector analyst John Loos reports that on a more volatile quarter-on-quarter basis, GDP growth returned to positive territory

FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist John Loos reports that the September South African Reserve Bank Leading Indicator continued to pick up

More than 500 luxury South African properties are now being showcased to hundreds of millions of Apple users in the US, UK and Australia after

Absa Home Loans property analyst Jacques du Toit reports steady single-digit growth in building activity related to new private sector-financed housing in South Africa

[caption id="attachment_1176" align="aligncenter" width="707"] Soho Junction in Broadacres, Johannesburg. 33% of first-time home buyers are opting for sectional title over freehold homes.[/caption] The overall demand

Alberton’s central location and its proximity to good schools and employment opportunities is attracting an influx of cash buyers in search of affordable accommodation. This

[caption id="attachment_1740" align="aligncenter" width="750"] The famous whale-watching town of Hermanus is attracting more permanent residents.[/caption] The exponential growth experienced by Hermanus in the past two

  [caption id="attachment_1690" align="aligncenter" width="750"] PGP Stellenbosch was the top performing office in the PGP stable for the year under review.[/caption] Huge population growth coupled with

[caption id="attachment_1677" align="aligncenter" width="1124"] An aerial view of Clifton, the country’s most expensive suburb with an average sales price about R5m more and a

[caption id="attachment_1672" align="aligncenter" width="803"] An apartment on the V&A Waterfront which sold for R45m.[/caption] The V&A Marina is now the leader in top-end apartment sales,

[caption id="attachment_1669" align="aligncenter" width="1034"] Vineyards landscape near Wellington, South Africa.[/caption] Wellington in the Western Cape has seen a big rise in the number of enquiries

[caption id="attachment_1660" align="aligncenter" width="747"] Northern Cape community builders construct 100 low-cost housing units in Upington.[/caption] The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) has

October property statistics released by bond originator, ooba, show an increase in residential property prices, despite current weak economic growth. ooba’s average purchase price rose

[caption id="attachment_1637" align="aligncenter" width="833"] This home in Nettleton Road in Clifton on the Atlantic Seaboard is being marketed by Harcourts for the “bargain” price

[caption id="attachment_1630" align="aligncenter" width="443"] The 200-apartment Tyrwhitt is spread over 12-storeys and includes a variety of configurations including one- and two-bedroom apartments.[/caption] When it comes

[caption id="attachment_1625" align="aligncenter" width="750"] This three-bedroom home with a view in Belfast was recently sold by RealNet for R850,000. It also has two separate

[caption id="attachment_1615" align="aligncenter" width="855"] This sunny north-facing family home has four spacious bedrooms which all lead onto the garden, a bright reception area, separate

  [caption id="attachment_1607" align="aligncenter" width="667"] The Nieuwe Steenberg security development in Tokai where 11 units are still available for sale at prices from R8,790,000.[/caption] There are

According to information published by Old Mutual in the latest edition of the Savings and Investment Monitor, home loan repayment patterns on primary residences

Consumer confidence, as measured by the Bureau for Economic Research (BER), improved to -5 index points in the third quarter of 2015 from a

  [caption id="attachment_1571" align="aligncenter" width="882"] An aerial view over the Eagle Canyon golf course.[/caption] Eagle Canyon Golf Estate, in northwestern Johannesburg, is one of the best-performing

[caption id="attachment_1552" align="aligncenter" width="750"] This modern, four-bedroom, three-bathroom house in Nahoon, East London, is priced at R8,9m.[/caption] The East London housing market has fully recovered

Absa’s Housing Review for the fourth quarter of 2015 published on November 9, reports housing rental indices, as published by Statistics South Africa, showed

Difficulty in obtaining finance is no longer the biggest obstacle to an increased volume of home sales, according to a nationwide survey just completed

House price growth is forecast to remain in the single digits for the rest of the year and in 2016. This is according to

[caption id="attachment_1488" align="aligncenter" width="750"] With the NHBRC unable to process builders' renewal applications and new home certificates, buyers will likely receive their homes later

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

[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

With the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) certifying the first housing projects in the country using the EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater

  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

  A healthy dose of realism has set in among property sellers in the northern parts of Midrand, and sales volumes are now increasing steadily

  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

  [caption id="attachment_1428" align="aligncenter" width="750"] This elegantly designed townhouse in Bryanston has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and is on sale for R4,6m.[/caption] The continued development

  [caption id="attachment_1410" align="aligncenter" width="707"] A beautiful, luxury house in Bryanston, northern Johannesburg.[/caption] The rental demand in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs is buoyant, especially for well-priced, well-appointed

[caption id="attachment_1406" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Aerial view of Wendy Cottage which recently sold for R10,6m.[/caption] Increased demand for homes in Hermanus in the Western Cape is

[caption id="attachment_1395" align="aligncenter" width="752"] Dobonsonville, Soweto.[/caption] The areas formerly classified as “black township areas” under apartheid-era classifications, saw their house price inflation rate continue to

  [caption id="attachment_1380" align="aligncenter" width="962"] The last available land in Rondebosch, measuring just over 15,000m2 (just over 1,5ha) has been listed on a tender basis.[/caption] The

There is no slump in sight for the property market as yet according to Samuel Seeff, chair of the Seeff property group. While the

  Estate agents report land prices have risen and demand is strong for upmarket rental homes near the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (IDZ). According to

  Of the major household sector-related expenditure items, motor vehicle purchases and homes are the big credit-dependent items and thus the most sensitive to largely

[caption id="attachment_1361" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Set on over 6,300m² of prime real estate, this lavish five-bedroomed mansion with hotel rights in the heart of Sandhurst

[caption id="attachment_1355" align="aligncenter" width="873"] A rendering of the groundbreaking Park Central development in Rosebank. Redefine Properties is offering pre-qualified investors the opportunity to secure

  The FNB House Price Index’s growth is experiencing a mild “uptick”, but the bank remains of the view that it will be a short-term

  The first nine months of 2015 saw the value of outstanding credit balances in the South Africa household sector rising by 4,3% year-on-year (y/y),

[caption id="attachment_1320" align="aligncenter" width="834"] The home in Pinelands which beat the previous record by R500,000.[/caption] A home in the Cape Town suburb of Pinelands was

  After some resurgence, off a low base, through 2013/2014, the FNB Holiday Towns House Price Index has more recently shown signs of a loss

[caption id="attachment_1305" align="aligncenter" width="707"] An artist's impression of Central Square in Sandton, located adjacent to the World Trade Centre.[/caption] Lushaka Investments has sold close to

[caption id="attachment_1297" align="aligncenter" width="851"] Artist’s impression showing the exterior of one of the apartment buildings in Le Domaine de Grand Baie retirement village.[/caption] Mauritius’ very

  Since the RE/MAX Foundation was formed in 2012, RE/MAX offices around the country have made it their goal to build up the communities in

  Growth in Household Sector Mortgage Credit Outstanding has been accelerating moderately in lagged response to some mild strengthening in the housing market around 2013

  The EcoMobility World Festival in the Sandton CBD may be coming to an end this weekend, but eco-mobility and sustainable public transport in South

  3rd Quarter FNB House Price Indices for the major regions of the Rand Area continue to show Namibia’s supply-constrained residential market outstripping the other

The September FNB National House Price Index showed some renewed year-on-year growth acceleration, following a prior slowing trend, suggesting that the days of a well-balanced

[caption id="attachment_1209" align="aligncenter" width="752"] The Caribbean island of Grenada.[/caption] The country of Grenada recently announced that it has added an additional investment option to its

[caption id="attachment_1206" align="aligncenter" width="712"] From left, Alasdair Hedley (Hamptons International), Samuel Seeff (Seeff chairman) and Stuart Manning (Seeff CEO).[/caption] Seeff property group has partnered with

  There exists a view that property values are capable of by-and-large “holding up” in tougher economic times, some even believing that home values “can

[caption id="attachment_1192" align="aligncenter" width="733"] Cassablanca, in Lonehill, sells from R699,000.[/caption] “It can take between a year to two years to sell out a development,” says

[caption id="attachment_1176" align="aligncenter" width="707"] Some 50 apartments of a total 120 in the first phase have already been sold.[/caption] SoHo Junction developer Gofa and its

[caption id="attachment_1155" align="aligncenter" width="839"] A penthouse in the Michelangelo Towers is on the market for 85,000/m².[/caption] Sandton homes may not always fetch the prices of

[caption id="attachment_1134" align="aligncenter" width="707"] Metropolis on Park has, to date, sold over 50% if its 126 apartments.[/caption] Metropolis on Park in the Sandton CBD, a

[caption id="attachment_1126" align="alignnone" width="788"] Artist rendition of The Centenary in Modderfontein.[/caption] Zendai Development South Africa has entered into agreements for the sale of 27 units

[caption id="attachment_565" align="alignnone" width="990"] SA homeowners are increasingly making value-adding upgrades to their homes.[/caption] The third quarter of 2015 saw further improvement in agent perceptions

As more-or-less “predicted” by the FNB Estate Agent Survey Activity rating, FNB household and property sector strategist John Loos, reports that the SARB (Reserve

[caption id="attachment_1093" align="alignnone" width="787"] This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home in Amanzimtoti is for sale through Harcourts for R1,55m.[/caption] Home prices in the holiday town of Amanzimtoti,

[caption id="attachment_1090" align="alignnone" width="200"] One of Cape Town's new smart parks.[/caption] Cape Town’s City Parks Department last week received a prestigious award for Phase 1 of

[caption id="attachment_1087" align="alignnone" width="200"] City departments clean up parts of Roodepoort.[/caption] Roodepoort suburbs of Princess, Grobblerpark, Lindhaven, Reefhaven, Witpoortjie, Culembeeck, Batavia and Davidsonville in the

  [caption id="attachment_1084" align="alignnone" width="200"] Kruinkloof Bushveld Estate features homes marketed from R3,5m.[/caption] A new pre-retirement life stage is emerging in Gauteng, which involves executives seeking

  [caption id="attachment_1073" align="alignnone" width="200"] An artist's impression of the interior of Milner Grove in Bedfordview.[/caption]   A luxury, energy-efficient sectional title development is set to be launched

[caption id="attachment_1057" align="alignnone" width="200"] View of the old, unused roalroad in Sir Lowrys Pass in the Hottentots-Holland Mountains near Somerset West.[/caption] Some 46% of the

  Absa Home Loans property analyst Jacques du Toit reports that building activity with regard to new private sector-financed housing in South Africa continued to

[caption id="attachment_1051" align="alignnone" width="200"] Stephen Brookes, Balwin CEO and founder, sounds the kudu horn.[/caption] Balwin Properties yesterday successfully debuted on the main board of the

  In Upington in the Northern Cape, it is reported that a huge surge in economic activity over the past two years has driven up

  The FNB Estate Agent Survey for the 3rd quarter of 2015 pointed to a slight increase in the prominence of foreigner buying of domestic

  For the second consecutive year, social media apps have dominated free downloads on all three major app stores in South Africa, namely Google Play

[caption id="attachment_1018" align="alignnone" width="200"] An aerial view of the solar plant at Val de Vie Estate in the Cape Winelands.[/caption] The ‘green revolution’ is catching

  The average home purchase price among first-time buyers has climbed steadily over the past two years from R612 000 to R652 000, and yet

[caption id="attachment_1012" align="alignnone" width="200"] House prices continue to grow in value, but at a slower pace.[/caption] Bond originator, ooba, reports that property prices in the

[caption id="attachment_997" align="alignnone" width="200"] De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate in Stellenbosch.[/caption] Estate homes are selling quicker than any other residential property in Stellenbosch and Somerset

[caption id="attachment_976" align="alignnone" width="200"] Grade 2 educator, Kwanele Nombekana, assists Busi Ndebela in one of the new classrooms.[/caption] Blackburn Primary School learners living in Cornubia,

  Balwin Properties Limited, South Africa’s largest homebuilder focusing on large scale sectional-title residential estates in high-growth, high-density metropolitan nodes in South Africa’s major cities,

[caption id="attachment_955" align="alignnone" width="200"] Fourways is one of Gauteng's top rental destinations, according to OLX searches.[/caption] More than 50% of the online classifieds property market

  [caption id="attachment_952" align="alignnone" width="200"] Freestanding homes in the Cape Town CBD are showing good demand and appreciation.[/caption] Large, luxurious freestanding homes in Cape Town’s Oranjezicht,

  Absa Home Loans property analyst Jacques du Toit reports year-on-year growth in the average nominal value of homes in the various categories of middle-segment

  Within three weeks of launching The Beacon in Illovo, Sandton, developer Renprop Residential has sold 50% of the units in the high rise apartment

  Sustainability buffs will converge on Cape Town this November for the much-anticipated Green Building Convention 2015, the theme of which this year is “Inspiring

[caption id="attachment_916" align="alignnone" width="200"] This multi-level, five-bedroom, five-bathroom glass and maple designer house is on the market for R61m in Bantry Bay.[/caption] Cape Town dominates

  [caption id="attachment_913" align="alignnone" width="200"] This luxury five-bedroomed villa in Camps Bay was sold to an American buyer for R24m recently.[/caption] Sales to foreign buyers across

The construction industry is facing a skills shortage of 46 000 artisans. This was the quintessential message of Human Settlements Deputy Minister, Zou Kota-Fredericks on

  [caption id="attachment_890" align="alignnone" width="200"] Property players have the opportunity to join Growthpoint's incubation programme.[/caption] Entrepreneurs working in the property industry have until 15 October to

  [caption id="attachment_884" align="alignnone" width="200"] Greenstone Crest in the high-growth node of eastern Johannesburg.[/caption] Balwin Properties is on the hunt for between R713m and R1,6bn ahead

[caption id="attachment_883" align="alignnone" width="200"] The picturesque Hout Bay harbour.[/caption] Property in Hout Bay, in the Western Cape, is well-priced compared with most other beachfront suburbs,

[caption id="attachment_865" align="alignnone" width="200"] The luxury segment often leads the market through peaks and troughs.[/caption] Lightstone Property recorded national house price inflation at 6% as

[caption id="attachment_868" align="alignnone" width="200"] A luxury home on the Garden Route.[/caption] All developing market currencies are under pressure at the moment, and the rand is

[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

Absa Home Loans property analyst Jacques du Toit reports that the value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector increased by

[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,

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

  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

[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,

[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

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

Only 13 of the 463 freehold residential properties in Bishopscourt, Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs, changed hands for the entire year to date. “The demand for

[caption id="attachment_793" align="alignnone" width="200"] First-time buying is slowing in pace.[/caption] First-time buying activity is tapering off, and has been for the past three months according

[caption id="attachment_780" align="alignnone" width="200"] A four-bedroom designer penthouse in Summerstrand.[/caption] Beachfront properties with sea views in Port Elizabeth are increasingly sought-after now by investors in

[caption id="attachment_765" align="alignnone" width="200"] Interest rates on hold, for now.[/caption] The prime lending rate of 9.5% remains unchanged, following today’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting. The

[caption id="attachment_773" align="alignnone" width="200"] FLISP can help you bridge for a slightly more expensive home.[/caption] Bond originator, ooba, is now able to assist first-time homebuyers

  The Chas Everitt International property group reports that it has opened a new franchise in Worcester, the bustling Boland town at the heart of

  The first seven months of 2015 saw improved levels of building activity with regard to new private sector-financed housing in South Africa, based on

  Tshwane’s top-performing suburbs are all in Centurion, according to the Financial Mail’s 2015 top suburbs survey, conducted earlier this year in partnership with property data

Pretoria is witnessing a high demand for rentals, making viable buy-to-let markets. In Pretoria East, rentals have crept up steadily, starting at R5,000 per month

  Donna Sipman, RE/Max Masters property consultant, answers questions on the syndicate operating in Blair Atholl, Johannesburg.   How many property owners/sellers have been affected?  I’m not sure

  Following the success of its LIVE app, which won App of the year and Best Android App (Enterprise) at the 2014 MTN Business App

  On September 22 at 7pm, Dr Anthea Jeffrey, head of Policy Research at the Institute of Race Relations, and author of BEE: Helping or

Blair Atholl in Lanseria, Johannesburg, has reportedly been a victim of syndicates operating in the estate. This is according to Glenn Norton, broker/owner of

  FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist John Loos reports that the bank’s latest Property Barometer note regarding the 3rd Quarter 2015 FNb

  Some R37bn worth of homes have been purchased through BetterLife Home Loans in the past 12 months. These loans were made to more than 39,000

In the past 20 years, flats and townhouses have made up 26.6% of newly completed buildings, according to Absa. Over the past three years,

The affordable sector is attracting an increasingly younger buyer, with 61% aged between 18 and 35 years old. This is according to Rachel Vickers, broker/owner

The residential property market in Noordhoek, in Cape Town, is doing very well. Prices for plots stand at R2,2m to R2,3m for approximately 1,000m²,

South African consumers are less impulsive and more considering of the long-term approach to their finances, according to the July FNB Consumer Banking Barometer. The

  Fifty stands remain for sale in Waterfall Estate says Century Property Developments marketing manager Geoffrey Crow. Varying in size from 1000 to 1400 square

  Offers are in on all 63 apartments in Westminister Close in Bryanston, a Sable Homes development. To date, the complex, made up entirely of

  Confirming HomeBid’s research findings that future demand for housing in South Africa lies in the sectional title market, the latest Pam Golding Residential Property

September 8. Pinelands Grove Retirement Village on Sunrise Road in Pinelands, KZN, was officially launched this past weekend of September 5 & 6. The

Absa Home Loans property analyst Jacques du Toit reports that August 2015 saw a continuation of the declining trend in year-on-year growth in the

September 1, 2015. FNB's second quarter Estate Agent Survey estimates that 13% of sellers are selling in order to "downscale due to financial pressure"

September 1, 2015. Analysis by property economist Neville Berkowitz, adviser to HomeBid, the low commission estate agency, shows that demand for more affordable sectional

ADT, a division of Tyco International,  was voted the best security company in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal at various PMR

Pam Goldberg Properties reports 40 units remain to be sold of the 227 unit Regency apartments planned on the market in Menlyn, Pretoria. The

Demand for townhouses in Rivonia, Johannesburg prompts developer Renprop to bring to market in August a 32-unit townhouse scheme named Homestead. Located at the

FNB in August reported that former black township house price growth continued to outstrip higher priced suburban regions in the second quarter 2015. Year

Mortage originator BetterLife reports that the average age of first-time buyers in South Africa is now 34.

An innovative app that helped a developer sell more than R300 million worth of property in three months has won two Loerie awards. Dubbed

Lightstone ranks Kyalami Estate in top five Johannesburg suburbs for houses priced over R3 million.

FNB in August reported that a gradual slowing in house price growth in the holiday towns was expected to continue. FNB’s Holiday Towns House

Bond originator ooba reports the average home purchase price in South Africa increased by 8.8% from R937,512 in July 2014 to R1,109,556 in July 2015.