Yael Geffen, CEO of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty, welcomed the government backtracking in this budget speech on its earlier decision to increase personal income tax, as well as providing a further R2.2 billion in tax relief through raising personal income tax brackets and rebates by 5%.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 11:37

2021 - the year of the great reset

Although the pandemic hasn’t yet abated as we had all hoped and 2021 looks to be more of the same, interestingly, instead of increased pessimism, a December survey of global executives by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) found that even in the short-term optimism is growing with the highest levels of optimism now being detected since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Urbanisation has been a major watchword of the 21st century, with 55% of the world’s population already living in urban areas and numbers expected to increase to almost 70% by 2050, however, the course of urbanisation is likely to be significantly altered by several forcible disrupters.

A number of significant amendments to the City of Cape Town’s Municipal Planning By-laws of 2015 were promulgated this month (3 February), impacting both home owners and property owners in the hospitality industry who offer short-term and holiday accommodation.

Thursday, 16 January 2020 12:48

The rising tide of the silver economy

Whilst we may not yet have discovered the long-coveted elixir of eternal youth, the truth is that humans are now getting older than ever before; we are living longer, leading more active lives and, as a result, the 60-plus age group is far more independent than their predecessors.

A decade of corporate semigration and decentralisation fuelled the Winelands commercial sector, with increased demand boosting development, however, this has begun to taper off,

precipitating a number of significant market shifts.

A decade of corporate semigration and decentralisation fuelled the Winelands commercial sector, with increased demand boosting development, however, this has begun to taper off,precipitating a number of significant market shifts.

This years’ “women’s month” was nothing short of an oxymoron with horrific acts of violence towards women and children, both highlighting the extent of the problem and the need for the country to take continue to a stand and work together to protect society’s most vulnerable.

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.

Tuesday, 06 August 2019 11:50

Maximise rental returns in a tough market

Being a landlord can be just as challenging as managing any other business and, in a slow market where stock outnumbers prospective tenants, its especially important to have a thorough understanding of the current rental market and to take a hard, objective look at your property.

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