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Investment Property vs Retirement Annuities

All South Africans worry about retiring at some stage in their lives. Where are the funds going to come from? What is the best option: property or saving money in a retirement fund. (more…)

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20 cities that property experts are not investing in this year

Most property experts will tell you where to spend your money, but they seldom tell you where not to invest. It’s the type of advice that could save you a lot of money, making it equally as valuable as the industry’s focus on “hot real estate”. (more…)

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‘Not all physical retail is created equal’ – Catalyst Fund Managers

“We have long held the view that not all physical retail is created equal and that there would inevitably be a distinct return profile differential between high-productivity (higher quality) and low-productivity (lower quality) retail real estate over time,” says Catalyst Fund Managers. (more…)

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Cape’s top schools and universities a boost for buyers

The success of the Cape Town property market is built on a number of pillars such as good governance, the fabulous location, tourism and attractions and the excellent schools and universities. Western Cape and Cape Town schools in particular frequently rank among the best performing when it comes to matric results according to the Seeff […]

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It’s a buyers’ market for house sales

How long does a home loan approval process take?

First time home buyers and owners who are eager to sell often wait in anticipation to get feedback from the bank on the status of a home loan application. Stanley Mabulu, Channel Management Head at FNB Home Loans says the amount of time it takes for a home loan application to be approved often depends […]

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Residential market activity weakens after the early-2018 ‘Ramaphoria’ spike

By John Loos, Household and Property Sector Strategist at FNB. ‘Ramaphoria’ has subsided and life goes ‘back to normal’ in a stagnant economy for the Residential Market, according to the 2nd quarter FNB Estate Agent Survey. Although disappointing, given the raft of poor economic news recently we were not too surprised to see our 2nd […]

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Growthpoint Healthcare Property Holdings launches with R2,4bn portfolio

Growthpoint Properties has launched South Africa’s first unlisted healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT), Growthpoint Healthcare Property Holdings. The introduction of Growthpoint Healthcare has received strong market interest with its first close attracting capital commitments of R285m from third parties. It is expected to raise at least double that again in the next 12 months. […]

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Top tips for first time home owners

Owning a house comes with certain responsibilities that first time home owners might not be fully aware of.  Doing your homework upfront is key to having the peace of mind that you can cope with the financial obligations of owning your own home, including related costs for maintenance, repairs, insurance, rates and taxes and so […]

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