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Property News - 14 May 2015

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South African-listed property funds comprehensively outperformed their global counterparts in the first four months of this year, even though analysts expect the sector to lose some momentum in the second half of the year. Read more in SA's listed property funds outperform peers

The Johannesburg City Council has reportedly become more positive and refreshingly level-headed about suburban road closures by residents of Sandton (and other areas of northern Johannesburg) - apparently in the belief that road closures uplift neighbourhoods by improving safety and security Read more in Welcome shift in Jo’burg road closure policy

Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Then the KZN Midlands might just might just be the perfect place to look for a country retreat. In Focus On this week we take a closer look at what this area has to offer.

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SA's listed property funds outperform peers

SA's listed property funds outperform peers
South African-listed property funds comprehensively outperformed their global counterparts in the first four months of this year, even though analysts expect the sector to lose some momentum in the second half of the year...
SA's listed property funds outperform peers

Sustainable housing is still a problem: Sisulu

Sustainable housing is still a problem: Sisulu
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has reiterated that government is building RDP houses for South African citizens and not just for foreign nationals...
Sustainable housing is still a problem: Sisulu

There’s Financing Available for First Time Buyers

There’s Financing Available for First Time Buyers
First time buyers often struggle to enter the property market as they battle to come up with a deposit. What many don’t realise that they actually qualify for a housing subsidy from Government...
There’s Financing Available for First Time Buyers

Welcome shift in Jo’burg road closure policy

Welcome shift in Jo’burg road closure policy
Suburban road closures by residents of Sandton (and other areas of northern Johannesburg) have been a contentious issue ever since pre-democracy 1992, when the South African Police first recommended the procedure for then crime-ridden Gallo Manor, says luxury property marketer Ronald Ennik...
Welcome shift in Jo’burg road closure policy

How to buy a house in a sellers' market - real advice for competing in a high demand, low stock situation

How to buy a house in a sellers' market - real advice for competing in a high demand, low stock situation
The current property market, particularly in Cape Town, is sitting firmly in the sellers’ court...
How to buy a house in a sellers' market - real advice for competing in a high demand, low stock situation

Many fortunate housing pockets bucking the national declining trend in house prices

Many fortunate housing pockets bucking the national declining trend in house prices
The widespread media coverage given to the latest banks’ home loan division comments on the downward trend in South African house prices has led to some of the general public questioning the bullish growth claims that certain estate agents have been making for most of this year regarding prices in their areas...
Many fortunate housing pockets bucking the national declining trend in house prices

Translate amortisation into big savings

Translate amortisation into big savings
When you apply for a home loan, you will definitely hear about “amortisation”, and it’s important to understand how this works because it’s actually the key to good management of your mortgage...
Translate amortisation into big savings


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Focus on KZN Midlands

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Downshifting? Look to the KZN Midlands

If you’re on the hunt for a relaxed lifestyle “far from the madding crowd”, the villages of Nottingham Road, Rosetta and Mooi River in the KZN Midlandsmight just be the perfect places to look for a country retreat...
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Linden: A Smooth blend of traditional and trendy

Linden: A Smooth blend of traditional and trendy
Younger residents are changing the face of Linden, bringing quirkiness and individuality to the neighbourhood while preserving its strong sense of community, says Michelle Joseph, owner of the RealNet franchise in Linden...
Linden: A Smooth blend of traditional and trendy

Pinelands Retirement Village offers an exceptional returns for investments

Pinelands Retirement Village offers an exceptional returns for investments
Pinelands Grove, a modern Retirement Village, presently under construction in Pinelands offers rental returns of as high 11% to investors of all age groups who would like to invest in the Life Right units...
Pinelands Retirement Village offers an exceptional returns for investments
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