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Category: Properties

Predictions and expectations for SA’s 2019 property market

The year 2018 has been a tumultuous one – from newly-instated presidents to economic recessions, ever-rising fuel costs, interesting revelations from South African...

Economy ends the year on a more positive note

News that South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 2,2% in the third quarter, with fuel prices considerably reduced and the end of the technical...

Extra home security tips for the Festive Season

With the holidays fast approaching, South Africans have been warned not to kick back when it comes to their security. Instead, extra security measures have been advised...

Best locations in South Africa for a holiday home

The stresses of work, city living and simply the ongoing daily grind sees many people looking to realise their dream of owning a holiday home where they can kick back...

Ten character traits one need to be a successful estate agent

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or considering a career path in real estate, it’s good to know what character traits are necessary to thrive and succeed. On...

How much a lower interest can save you

Many new home buyers are unaware of the large savings they can make by securing a home loan at a lower rate from the outset. In an article by Private Property, Chief...

Property industry’s reaction to Mboweni’s mini budget speech

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s maiden Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) highlighted the difficult economic and global environment South Africa is currently...

Innovative ways to build homes

What will homes look like in the future? Well, the future is now and innovative building solutions are being used around the world. Globally, the home being built are...

Home loan approval rates on the increase

The latest statistics from ooba indicate that although house price growth has slowed, lower prices and easier access to credit is benefiting buyers. Third quarter...

Surviving the buyers’ market

With the weak economic outlook persisting the current buyer’s market phase can be expected to last until well into next year. Private Property has some guidelines on...