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Category: Properties

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...

South African rental property market a possible boom on the cards

Recent housing market surveys from FNB suggest that an increasing number or South Africans are choosing to rent instead of buying and that there are fewer rental...

Entry level buyers squeezed out of the market

Repeat buyers currently make up the majority of the property market as first-time buyers struggle in the face of poor economic growth. Repeat home buyers are currently...

Outlook for the South African property market

Challenges facing the property market have resulted in a flat outlook for the rest of the year, but buyers can get a great deal in the current environment. In a press...

Land reform panic unnecessary, Seeff welcomes shows of clarity and support

There is no doubt that there is great concern about land reforms amongst ordinary South Africans and especially property owners and buyers. At the same time, there is a...

Tax benefits property owners are entitled to

It is that time of year again where all income from property investments must be declared to SARS and is subject to income tax, this includes all rental income. In...

How rising fuel costs are affecting the housing market

Ongoing, escalating fuel costs – with yet another hike on the cards for September – coupled with rising traffic congestion in South Africa’s cities, is playing...