The Rawson Property Group is proud to announce that its MD, Tony Clarke, has officially been appointed Chairman of the Board of Real Estate Business Owners of South Africa (REBOSA).

Those hoping for good news for the South African property market in the 2018 budget speech were likely disappointed by the lack of change to the sector’s key influencing factors.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:58

Energy efficient ways to light up your garden

The sun might be setting a little earlier than it did at the beginning of the year.

As far as buzzwords go, “green” has been having a pretty good run, with the world becoming more and more aware of climate change and the impact we’re having on our planet.

Sunday, 31 May 2015 08:00

Gautrain boosts property values

Location is still of prime importance in real estate – and these days that can be as much about proximity to reliable public transport as it is about the safety and security of the area, easy access to shops and good schools, and the steady appreciation of home values.

The August 2012 residential market overview compiled by the highly respected analysts, Lightstone, reveals clearly that the four major banks in South Africa, as well as, Investec and SA Homeloans have by-and-large come to terms with and solved the unpaid mortgage loan crisis that hit them in 2008/2009.  

Landlords in South Africa in recent years have sometimes had the impression that the courts, in their endeavour to comply with the constitutional right of citizens to have “access to adequate housing”, have been overly sympathetic to tenants

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 02:00

'Mystery' surrounds bank loan policy

The stress test looks at what a loan applicant qualifies for and then calculates if his financial position is strong enough to enable him to take the same loan with a 1% or 2% higher interest rate

Tuesday, 04 October 2011 02:00

The 'silver lining' for rental investors

Similarly to the UK and other developed markets, is SA in a potentially burgeoning buy-to-let climate as a result of various market imperfections and constraints?

Although the United States has temporarily bought themselves a reprieve by extending the debt ceiling on its debt payments, the current precariousness of the western world’s economies is still creating uncertainty on a scale never before seen in his 19 years in property.

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