Friday, 30 August 2019 22:06

Deconstructing the value of real estate

Real estate has long been touted as a good investment on the basis of property having excellent value, but in order to capitalise in a dynamic marketplace, one has to understand the meaning of value in this context and the key factors which contribute to this value.

JSE listed REIT Octodec Investments Limited today announced its full year results which were impacted by pressure on rental income growth, the lag effect of the let-up period at recent developments, and competitive pressures. A distribution of 203.4 cents per share was declared for the period.

JSE-listed diversified Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Redefine Properties (JSE: RDF) has been voted as the leader in corporate reporting in the property sector for the 2017 financial year.

After a four year high of unprecedented double-digit growth, South Africa’s strongest market took a knock in 2017 with a significant drop in sales volumes and price growth, but the new year has got off to a promising start with a record apartment sale price and three sales within 24 hours of listing.

The Atlantic Seaboard has for many years been regarded as one of the most desirable residential addresses in South Africa, with skyrocketing prices and consistent double digit returns firmly positioning the upper end of the market in the prestigious luxury home category, increasingly peppered with trophy homes.

Residential building activity in the South African market for new housing remained relatively subdued in the first four months of 2016 compared with the corresponding period a year ago.

Hawks are investigating Eastern Cape Human Settlements officials and two contractors for allegedly defrauding the department of millions of rands.

The state will build 216 000 houses and connect 905 000 households to electricity over the next two years, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in Parliament on Wednesday.

Thursday, 12 July 2012 10:36

Disclosure aids sale agreement

In terms of the Consumer Protection Act it is very important for a seller of a house to make sure he is covered effectively and for the agent to make sure that everything has been disclosed.  A good agent will communicate all the relevant information pertaining to a property to the prospective purchaser.

Bigen Africa, a South African infrastructural development company, has expressed interest in partnering Ghanaian real estate companies to build affordable houses for the poor and middle income earners

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