Having trouble reading this email? View it in your browser

Property News - 1 September 2016

FROM THE EDITOR

South Africa‘s economy grew by its most in six quarters as the mining and manufacturing sectors reversed sharp contractions due to an up tick in exports ending fears of a recession.

According to FNB’s John Loos the residential property market-related FNB House Price Index, whose seasonally adjusted month-on-month fluctuations, can often broadly track short term economic fluctuations reasonably well and that we have seen three consecutive months of growth slowing to August, after a 2016 high point reached in May. He believes that the housing market can often say a lot about the economic direction.

When deciding to save for a deposit on a home it is always a lot easier than actually doing so, and prospective homebuyers will need to be both determined and creative in order to reach their target amount.  Gerhard Kotzé from RealNet shares some advice in Saving on a tight budget.

We also have an interesting article for investors looking at investing in retirement homes. Although it is not the right investment for everyone, it can have great potential for the right investor.  Read more in Investing in Retirement Homes The Pros & Cons

Enjoy!
The editor

Property of the Week

9 Bedroom house for Sale in Silver Lakes Golf Estate
Farm for Sale in Swellendam

SAPTG Reports

In the News this week


Five Tips on What to Look for when House Hunting

Five Tips on What to Look for when House Hunting
House hunting can be a daunting task; buying a house is a significant investment and the last thing any new owner wants is to suffer from buyer’s remorse. So what should people look out for when viewing a property...
Five Tips on What to Look for when House Hunting

Saving on a tight budget

Saving on a tight budget
Many people in their 20s and early-30s are renting their homes because they are paying off student loans and other debts and owning a property seems like a simply unattainable dream - but if they are able to save some cash each month, they may be able to buy sooner than they thought...
Saving on a tight budget

Understanding your home loan: property and finance jargon explained

Understanding your home loan: property and finance jargon explained
Navigating all the paperwork involved in securing a home loan can be a little overwhelming at times – particularly as a first-time buyer confronted with an array of industry jargon and cryptic initialisms...
Understanding your home loan: property and finance jargon explained

Thinking of investing in Retirement Property?

Thinking of investing in Retirement Property?
The number of South Africa’s elderly requiring a retirement home is growing. Currently, those aged 60 and over make up 8% of the population, while those 50 years and above comprise almost double that at 15.8%...
Thinking of investing in Retirement Property?

“Embrace technology” Ronald Ennik tells estate agents

“Embrace technology” Ronald Ennik tells estate agents
Today’s consumer – and, not least, the home buyer – wants an easier, more streamlined, route to market, given that he or she now has instant online access to a wealth of information without the assistance of an intermediary...
“Embrace technology” Ronald Ennik tells estate agents

Keeping track of parking on common property

Keeping track of parking on common property
Parking space is at a premium in most Sectional Title schemes, so it is not unusual for additional parking bays to be created on common property, says Andrew Schaefer, MD of leading national property management company Trafalgar...
Keeping track of parking on common property

Planning ahead for those heatwaves

Planning ahead for those heatwaves
Warmer weather is on the horizon and soon you will be wishing for a pool to cool off in – if you do not have one, where do you start...
Planning ahead for those heatwaves
Like us on
Follow us on

Search For Properties by area


1. Western Cape
2. Garden Route
3. Northern Cape
4. Eastern Cape
5. KwaZulu Natal
6. Free State
7. North West
8. Gauteng
9. Mpumalanga
10. Limpopo

CyberProp Extras!

Focus On

Focus on Swellendam, Western Cape

Focus on Swellendam, Western Cape
‘Rediscovered’ Swellendam sees house prices on the rise

The scenic town of Swellendam, situated at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains halfway between Cape Town and George on the Garden Route, is being rediscovered by several different categories of property buyers, and as a result, house prices are on the rise...
Focus on Swellendam, Western Cape

>> View properties in Swellendam


In the Area

Demand soars for Cape Town's South Peninsula sectional title properties

Demand soars for Cape Town's South Peninsula sectional title properties
The scenic laid back suburbs along Cape Town’s South Peninsula coastline were once all dominated by character period freestanding homes, but this is changing as ongoing sectional title and estate development remodels the property landscape...
Demand soars for Cape Town's South Peninsula sectional title properties
CyberAgent, the real estate software solution

CyberAgent Anywhere Introduction Video

If you would like to know more about the above features and benefits that CyberAgent offer, visit: www.tivvit.com or email: sales@tivvit.com

News Archive
To the Editor
Get in Touch

"This is not advice. Clients should not act solely on the basis of the material contained in this newsletter. Items herein are general comments only and do not convey advice per se. Also changes in legislation may occur quickly. We therefore recommend that formal advice be sought before acting in any of these areas."

Unsubscribe from newsletter