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Property News - 15 September 2016

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Norman Raad, CEO of Broll Auctions and Sales believes that with the election results behind us and change the order of the day, there is some positivity for investors and businesses to look forward to. He continues to say that it is an undisputed fact that sentiment plays a big role when investing in property. Read more in Second half of 2016 more positive for property sector

In Picking the best areas for your children we read that one of the major reasons for the rising popularity of lifestyle estates and other secure complexes is the peace-of-mind they offer parents as regards their children’s safety. Gerhard Kotzé, the new MD of the RealNet estate agency group, shares some guidelines to follow when looking for a child-friendly home.

Figures show that where there is a higher risk, represented by a lower percentage of tenants in good standing, landlords can generally expect a higher gross yield on their buy-to-let investments - and vice versa, this according to Greg Harris, CEO of Chas Everitt Property Rentals. Read more in Landlords Need Expert Help to Find Best Yield / Risk Balance

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Second half of 2016 more positive for property sector, says Broll Auctions and Sales

Second half of 2016 more positive for property sector, says Broll Auctions and Sales
Following the uncertainty prior to the elections, the second half of the year should be much more positive for the property sector, according to Norman Raad, CEO of Broll Auctions and Sales...
Second half of 2016 more positive for property sector, says Broll Auctions and Sales

This is how long it now takes to sell a house in South Africa

This is how long it now takes to sell a house in South Africa
New data contained in the FNB Estate Agent Survey for the 3rd quarter of 2016 shows further weakening in the local property sector in South Africa – both in market activity levels, and in the balance between demand and supply...
This is how long it now takes to sell a house in South Africa

Picking the best areas for your children

Picking the best areas for your children
City parents looking for a new home to accommodate a growing family also have to try to ensure that the area they choose is child-friendly, and that can prove quite difficult in an age of rapid urbanisation and mixed-used developments which can very quickly change the character of a whole neighbourhood...
Picking the best areas for your children

Inexpensive home updates that pack a punch

Inexpensive home updates that pack a punch
In the current competitive real estate market sellers need all the help they can get to make their home shine and stand out from the crowd; however this doesn’t mean that they need to break the bank with expensive updates...
Inexpensive home updates that pack a punch

Landlords Need Expert Help to Find Best Yield / Risk Balance

Landlords Need Expert Help to Find Best Yield / Risk Balance
Ethekwini has been identified as the metro currently producing the highest gross annual yield* on residential rental property (8,9%), according to the latest FNB-TPN Gross Residential Rental Yield Report...
Landlords Need Expert Help to Find Best Yield / Risk Balance

Retail Property opportunities abound, but tread carefully

Retail Property opportunities abound, but tread carefully
There are a number of retail development opportunities in the buoyant South African property sector but potential investors and developers must ensure they have investigated the project thoroughly before committing huge resources...
Retail Property opportunities abound, but tread carefully

How to stay safe when selling real estate

How to stay safe when selling real estate
It’s an unfortunate fact that working as an estate agent can sometimes be dangerous – and not just in South Africa...
How to stay safe when selling real estate
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