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Property News - 11 June 2015

FROM THE EDITOR

Property is the world's most popular investment today, no doubt about it and the ability to invest in offshore property via various JSE-listed companies is a welcome news for investors looking to diversify their portfolios. Read more in Good time to look offshore

According to Gail Cawood, rental manager for Knight Frank Residential SA, tenants need to be constantly aware of all the things that might not “add up” when they look for a property to rent. In Rental scam warning signs she tells us what to look for when searching for a new property to rent.

Sectional Title Owners often think of reasons why not to attend their Annual General Meeting but, Michael Bauer, general manager of IHFM says that owners of units need to realise that if they do not attend the AGM of their scheme, they cannot really complain if they do not agree with decisions that have been made.  Read more in Reasons to attend AGM

In Focus On this week, we take a closer look at Middelburg, Mpumalanga in the heart of South Africa's coal mining industry. Chris de Jager from Pam Golding Properties says that economic growth in the Middelburg area in general has presented considerable business opportunities, including those in the commercial and residential property market.

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Good time to look offshore

Good time to look offshore
There are definite opportunities for investors to acquire properties offshore, particularly in the eastern Europe...
Good time to look offshore

The Rise of the First Time Buyer in South Africa

The Rise of the First Time Buyer in South Africa
The young professional demographic in South Africa has expanded to the degree that more young people are in a position to buy their first home much earlier than their peers a couple of decades ago...
The Rise of the First Time Buyer in South Africa

Rental scam warning signs

Rental scam warning signs

There have been various warnings issued over the years and rental scams come in many guises, and keep evolving. With this in mind, tenants need to be constantly aware of all the things that might not “add up” when they look for a property to rent....
Rental scam warning signs


Reasons to attend AGM

Reasons to attend AGM
Residents in sectional title schemes will often not realise how important it is to attend their Annual General Meeting and will think of many reasons not to do so...
Reasons to attend AGM

Voting rights must be checked

Voting rights must be checked
When it comes to voting time at the AGM of a sectional title scheme, the trustees must be sure that all those who are voting do in fact have the right to vote, says Michael Bauer, general manager of the property management company IHFM...
Voting rights must be checked

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Focus on Middelburg, Mpumalanga

Focus on Middelburg, Mpumalanga
Economic growth in Middelburg spurs business growth...

With some 60 listed and privately owned mines, most of which are fully operational, Middelburg’s location in the heart of the coal mining industry...
Focus on Middelburg, Mpumalanga

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Widespread upgrading in Strand and Gordon's Bay will boost rising residential values

Widespread upgrading in Strand and Gordon's Bay will boost rising residential values
The attractive False Bay coastal suburbs of Strand and Gordon’s Bay are both to be given major transformative improvements by the local municipalities...
Widespread upgrading in Strand and Gordon's Bay will boost rising residential values

Top prices being achieved as home buyers find value in South Peninsula residential property

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Homes for all reasons in Ruimsig
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