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Property News - 10 September 2015

FROM THE EDITOR

The rand has lost nearly 20% of its value against the dollar since the start of the year, victim to concerns about lacklustre domestic growth and a general sell-off in emerging markets as US interest rates are set to rise this year.

For those buying in strong currencies, home prices in SA have effectively been discounted by between 35% and 50% since 2011 making it a great time for foreign purchasers to buy holiday homes or investment properties in SA. Read more in Rand decline boosts appeal of SA real estate

In areas where property demand exceeds supply it is usually only a matter of time before property sellers start receiving competing offers to purchase, but there are more factors to consider than just the price when deciding on which offer to accept. Read more in Choosing the best offer

In Focus On this week we take a closer look at the West Rand, where you can still find a strong sense of community and great value-for-money when it comes to real estate.

Enjoy!
The editor


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In the News this week


Sisulu vows to open way for business to develop gap housing

Sisulu vows to open way for business to develop gap housing
The Department of Human Settlements will move swiftly to ease zoning bottlenecks and government red tape in a bid to woo the private sector for the state’s "mega projects" drive...
Sisulu vows to open way for business to develop gap housing

Rand decline boosts appeal of SA real estate

Rand decline boosts appeal of SA real estate
The rand recently fell to a 14-year low against both the pound and the dollar – and in doing so underlined the exceptional purchasing opportunities currently available to foreign investors in the SA real estate market...
Rand decline boosts appeal of SA real estate

Big increases in the value of former township homes

Big increases in the value of former township homes
Mike van Alphen, National Manager of the Rawson Finance, the Rawson Property Group’s bond origination division, said this week that FNB’s statement that prices in former township areas have been appreciating faster than in former white suburban areas and this has been noticeably reflected in the rise of bond applications to Rawson Finance from buyers in these areas.
Big increases in the value of former township homes

Choosing the best offer

Choosing the best offer

In any town or suburb where the demand from prospective buyers exceeds the number of homes for sale, it is usually only a matter of time before property sellers start to receive competing offers to purchase – and have to decide which of them to accept or reject...
Choosing the best offer


Home buyers set their sights on sectional title

Home buyers set their sights on sectional title
With time being a commodity in short supply in today’s fast-paced world, global trends logically reflect an increasing desire among home buyers for convenient and affordable living in close proximity to amenities, the workplace, schools and entertainment...
Home buyers set their sights on sectional title

Nedbank Property Finance leads green building movement to sponsor

Nedbank Property Finance leads green building movement to sponsor
Furthering its commitment to greener, more sustainable South African buildings, Property Finance at Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (NCIB), will again be the principal sponsor of the Green Building Convention hosted by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA)...
Nedbank Property Finance leads green building movement to sponsor

The SA Rental market – a growing concern

The SA Rental market – a growing concern
The South African rental market has in the last few years evolved into a complex and highly specialised sector. Historically rentals have been seen as the “black sheep” of the property market...
The SA Rental market – a growing concern
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Focus on the West Rand, Gauteng

Focus on West Rand, Gauteng
Community projects protect West Rand home values

It’s hard to beat the West Rand for value-for-money when it comes to real estate, and a strong sense of community makes areas like Roodepoort and Krugersdorp even more appealing...
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In the Area

Discerning buyers now flocking to Waterfall

Discerning buyers now flocking to Waterfall
The Waterfall development in Midrand is steadily reshaping the skyline between Sandton and Pretoria and continues to capture the imagination of prospective residents with its visionary urban planning...
Discerning buyers now flocking to Waterfall

Langebaan house price still way off the boom time rises of the pre-2009 era

Langebaan house price still way off the boom time rises of the pre-2009 era
Despite the fact that residential property prices are often appreciating annually by over 10% in the more sought after areas of South Africa’s high density precincts, in the rural and outlying areas the growth rate – if there has been any growth at all – has this year sunk to below 5%...
Langebaan house price still way off the boom time rises of the pre-2009 era

Young Jo’burg buyers flock to southern suburbs

Young Jo’burg buyers flock to southern suburbs
After a slow start to the year, property sales in Johannesburg’s southern suburbs have picked up dramatically recently, and the Harcourts franchisees in the area are expecting very brisk business in the coming summer months...
Young Jo’burg buyers flock to southern suburbs
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