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Property News - 23 April 2015

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Where should you invest in Africa? According to Standard Bank 's head of real estate finance, Gary Garett, the rapid urbanisation and a growing middle class are boosting opportunities for investment in Africa, particularly in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Angola, Mozambique, Zambia and Namibia. Read more in Key Real Estate Investment Opportunities in Africa

Everybody wants to get the best return on their investment and by renting out your investment property on a short term basis, owners stand to make considerably more money than if they rent long-term. In Should you let short-term or long-term? we take a closer look at the pro's and con's of short and long term rentals.

Tarrystone Manor, the home in which Princess Diana holidayed months before her death is on the market in Cape Town, South Africa. We take a closer look at what this mansion has to offer.

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Key Real Estate Investment Opportunities in Africa

Key Real Estate Investment Opportunities in Africa
South Africa's Standard Banking Group has identified significant real estate investment opportunities in some African countries and is seeking to raise the continent's profile, particularly among foreign investors...
Key Real Estate Investment Opportunities in Africa

Cut backs in spending by South Africans point to a greater sense of financial responsibility

Cut backs in spending by South Africans point to a greater sense of financial responsibility
Discussions with many of the Rawson Property Group’s franchisees and agents seem to indicate that middle class South Africans are now at last beginning to cut back on the money and time spent on ‘frivolous’ items, particularly holidays, and that this is being done in order to balance their household budgets and to protect their prime asset - the property that they are paying off...
Cut backs in spending by South Africans point to a greater sense of financial responsibility

How to Invest in Industrial Property

Get home ready for winter
During the last three years, interest rates have been low and the rand has been strong, fuelling the growth of many businesses...
Get home ready for winter

How to get the price right for a smooth sale

How to get the price right for a smooth sale
OK so you’ve decided to move, maybe to another suburb or town, or maybe just to a bigger or smaller place in the same area...
How to get the price right for a smooth sale

You can put a price on security

You can put a price on security
Security remains one of the main factors influencing home buying decisions in Gauteng, and if one wants to see the influence it can have on property values, one need only look at the difference in prices between access-controlled areas and neighbouring areas without such controls...
You can put a price on security

Should you let short-term or long-term?

Should you let short-term or long-term?
Short-term rental demand is no longer only common in popular holiday and tourism destinations, but also increasing rapidly in business districts, student zones and the areas around airports and conference centres...
Should you let short-term or long-term?

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Focus on Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Focus on Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Housing market in Cape Town Metropole continues to shine

Having largely retained its lustre throughout the recession and ensuing property market recovery, the Western Cape’s Cape Town Metropole has been identified by a recent global wealth report as among the top 20 best performing housing markets and offering a top value proposition for luxury property investment...
Focus on Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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The home in which Princess Diana holidayed months before her death is on the market in Cape Town

The home in which Princess Diana holidayed months before her death is on the market in Cape Town, South Africa
In 1997, the late Princess visited her brother Earl Spencer at the spectacular Tarrystone Estate in the city’s exclusive Constantia area...
The home in which Princess Diana holidayed months before her death is on the market in Cape Town, South Africa

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Home prices rising in Bluff as stock shortage grows

Home prices rising in Bluff as stock shortage grows
The Bluff has long been recognised as an area offering home buyers good value for money - and there is now such a serious shortage of homes for sale here that even wealthy buyers with cash-in-hand are hard pressed to find something to suit their needs...
Home prices rising in Bluff as stock shortage grows

High-rise luxury catches on in Jo'burg

High-rise luxury catches on in Jo'burg
Luxury apartment living has really caught on now in Johannesburg, where more than2500 upmarket units in 22 of the city’s most sought-after suburbs have been sold in the past year...
High-rise luxury catches on in Jo'burg
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