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Category: Properties

Real estate agent’s guide to weathering Covid-19 storm

Earlier this year the outbreak of Covid-19 was declared a public health emergency of international concern and, for now, most people in South Africa do not have an...

Security vs privacy – May residential estates scan your driver’s licence?

The scanning of driver’s licences has become prevalent at the entrances of community housing schemes like town house complexes, retirement villages and residential...

Coronavirus in South Africa and expected impact on property sales

The arrival of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to South Africa’s shores with a minimum of seven confirmed cases thus far could only add to the country’s stalled...

Five positives for property in Sona 2020

Property experts were united in their hopes for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) with clear leadership, a pragmatic outlook and...

Lots to offer in Tzaneen property market

The Tzaneen property market has seen a drastic expansion in recent years, particularly on the residential side. With its abundance of subtropical and indigenous plants,...

Five emerging real estate trends for 2020 and beyond

After a decade of unprecedented change in the property world, one of the frontrunners of property disruption in South Africa predicts a continued evolution in the 2020s....

No rate cut disappoints, but great value for savvy home buyers

After a challenging year for the property market the recent decision by the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee to retain the repo rate unchanged at 6,5% and the...

Five essentials for estate agents to remain relevant in changing times

Most real estate agencies striving to remain relevant in today’s world are sometimes going through a phase of disruption and transformation and have to reassess their...

Take note of new property laws, amendments

Keeping abreast of legal amendments is vital for any seller, landlord and agent, and the past few years have seen a number of important new laws and amendments which are...

New ‘hipsturbia’ trend taking over

Millennials are settling down, having kids and moving back to the suburbs just like their parents – but they are creating a new type of suburbia which meets their very...