The planning phase of new housing in the South African property market showed a rising trend from July up to October 2012, whereas the construction of new housing saw a contraction in September and October this year.

The introduction of e-tolling, which now seems imminent before Christmas, will have an immediate effect on home buying patterns as well as the use of public transport.

There is a desperate shortage of affordable rental stock in the Bloemfontein/Manguang Metro area, with flat rentals continuing to rise strongly despite the general weakness of the economy.

Friday, 28 October 2011 02:00

High-rise returns

US-backed private equity fund International Housing Solutions, which entered SA’s affordable housing market in 2008, recently breached the R1bn lending mark.

Friday, 30 September 2011 02:00

Ponte gets a facelift

Film producer David Selvan and developer Nour Ayyoub's grand plans to buy Hillbrow's Ponte City for R100m and turn it into a chic residential address have come to naught.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011 02:00

More people equals more opportunity

With a new national census in the offing, the trends inherent in the latest population estimates released by StatsSA already spell good opportunities that some clever property developers and investors have started to scen

Tuesday, 08 February 2011 02:00

High quality properties on offer nationwide

The commercial property market has leapt into action early this year and is gearing up for a period of active trading

Thursday, 30 September 2010 02:00

Invest, don’t speculate

Speculators have been knocked out of the residential market, according to estate agents. The proportion of properties sold to buy-to-let investors has fallen from over 25% at the peak of the boom in 2006 to 7% today

Wednesday, 29 September 2010 02:00

Joburg CBD feature auction

In addition to a number of feature CBD properties on offer, an array of commercial, industrial, retail and residential property will also come under the hammer on the day

Friday, 09 April 2010 02:00

Jo'burg buildings top bill at auction

 

TWO of the most prominent landmark buildings in central Johannesburg topped the billing at the Savile Row Auctions property sale yesterday, and provided for the most exciting bidding at Summer Place venue, fetching the highest prices for the day.

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