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Henley and Partners on second citizenships

Second passports ‘no longer just talk’

The recent credit downgrades by Fitch and Standard & Poor’s ratings agencies, and the potential effects of junk status, has wealthy South Africans seriously reviewing the available options for diversifying their personal interests and investment assets beyond the country’s borders. (more…)

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How to get into the buy-to-rent market

A low growth economy and a rising cost of living has given property investors pause for thought. However, there is still money to made for the astute investor in the buy-to-rent market, says Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions. (more…)

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Priciest homes in the world are in Monaco

The most expensive home in the world

Monaco residential property is now the most expensive in the world, according to London-based Savills, one of the world’s largest real estate firms. (more…)

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A ‘grim day’ for the property market

With consumer and business confidence already at low levels, South Africa’s downgrade to junk status by S&P Global last night will put more pressure on the economy as a whole sending it further into negative territory, with a natural ripple effect on the residential property market. This is according to Francois Venter, Director at Jawitz Properties. […]

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Growth in sectional title real estate presents new opportunities for insurers

The responsibilities of trustees and executives impacting community and collective property schemes, including golf estates, have become more onerous, due to specific legislative requirements in the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) Act.  This, says Karl Bishop, head of Santam Specialist Real Estate, has a significant impact on the property insurance solutions provided to consumers, and calls […]

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Forty-eight percent of new offices being built are going up in Sandton

Nearly half of SA’s commercial property development in Sandton

Nearly half of all the office development taking place in South Africa right now is happening in Sandton. Sandton Central is the epicentre of this development, which includes many of the most cutting-edge, exciting and innovation new buildings on the continent.The latest research in the South African Property Owners Association Office (SAPOA) Vacancy Survey for […]

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Robust UK Property Market Provides Shelter from EU Storms

Increased uncertainty in the European Union this year will have a positive effect on the UK, making it a more attractive property investment destination than its European counterparts. This is according to global property investment firm IP Global’s Director of Africa, George Radford. (more…)

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Weak Economic Conditions Weigh On SA’s Housing Market

A weak macroeconomic environment, still-high household indebtedness, and rising interest rates burden the South African housing market, said S&P Global Ratings in a report published today on RatingsDirect, entitled Weak Economic Conditions Are Weighing On South Africa’s Housing Market. (more…)

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