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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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Disciplined investing: five principles to follow

By Jac de Wet, PSG Wealth. Despite our best intentions, many of us focus on the wrong things when it comes to our savings and investments. We tend to focus on the factors we can’t control, typically headline-grabbing things like investment returns and the markets. We barely ever focus on the factors and variables that […]

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Building confidence drops to below 30 in Q2

The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index lost 14 points to register a level of 29 in 2Q2018. This is the lowest since 2Q2012. The current level of the index indicates that the majority (more than 70 per cent) of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions. The confidence of main building contractors fell marginally by 4 […]

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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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What to consider when buying a holiday home

Despite the reducing investment appetite, the demand for holiday homes continues to remain buoyant amongst property investors. According to the FNB Holiday Town House Price Index for February 2018, the demand for holiday homes has remained reasonably buoyant since 2013. After losing some growth momentum earlier in 2017, there has been a renewed year-on-year growth […]

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Growthpoint Investec African Properties commences operations

Growthpoint Properties and Investec Asset Management, in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), have announced the commencement of operations of their pan-African real estate investment business, Growthpoint Investec African Properties (GIAP), which is managed by Growthpoint Investec African Property Management. GIAP has secured capital commitments in excess of US$212 million from several large institutional […]

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