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Property News - 29 October 2015

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Student protests over tuition fees have rocked South Africa's universities for about a week with a number of universities across the country shutting down. The Occupy Movement have also marched to the offices of property administration group City Property, complaining about exorbitant rental fees in Pretoria. Read more in Protesting Pretoria students warn City Property over rental fees

South Africa is definitely one of the most beautiful countries in the word with its exquisite beaches, magnificent countryside and rugged mountain backdrop. Don't miss a great up-beat article by Engel & Völkers Southern Africa titled South Africa – A world in one country.

In Holiday renters want tight security Greg Harris, CEO of Chas Everitt Property Rentals, warns property owners who decide to venture into short-term holiday letting, owners of guesthouses, B&Bs and other holiday accommodation that they need to make sure their security provisions are top notch as consumers are becoming increasingly selective in choosing only accommodation with good security.

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Protesting Pretoria students warn City Property over rental fees

Protesting Pretoria students warn City Property over rental fees
Johannesburg - South Africa’s residential property market was in a “cocoon” and outperforming the general economy, Seeff Properties chairman Samuel Seeff said yesterday...
Protesting Pretoria students warn City Property over rental fees

Water Restrictions Begin in South Africa as Drought Worsens

Water Restrictions Begin in South Africa as Drought Worsens
South Africa’s biggest water utility started restrictions in the largest city and capital because of increased demand spurred by persistent high temperatures...
Water Restrictions Begin in South Africa as Drought Worsens

South Africa A world in one country

South Africa  A world in one country
“A world in one country” – an expression very aptly associated with South Africa and its diverse natural beauty. It enjoys one of the highest rates of sunshine per day in the world, thereby offering enviable, outdoor lifestyle adventure activities which are rare to many other countries and continents...
South Africa  A world in one country

U.S. Property trends ring true in South Africa

U.S. Property trends ring true in South Africa
SA Commercial Prop News has leaned that the American property market will be strong enough to withstand an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve Bank there, according to a report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch...
U.S. Property trends ring true in South Africa

First-time buying in a sellers' market

First-time buying in a sellers' market

Buying a home, particularly a first home, can be stressful. It can also be downright discouraging when there are stock shortages in most popular areas, prices keep rising and many listings are attracting multiple offers from competing buyers...
First-time buying in a sellers' market


How homeowners can help reduce fire dangers

How homeowners can help reduce fire dangers
As SA continues to experience its worst drought in decades, runaway fires are taking an increasing toll on people, animals and properties around the country – and farmers and foresters are not the only ones who need to be better prepared, says Richard Gray, CEO of Harcourts Real Estate...
How homeowners can help reduce fire dangers

Holiday renters want tight security

Holiday renters want tight security
It’s almost the holiday season and usually the busiest time of year for those with leisure properties to let, but they should know that consumers are becoming increasingly selective in choosing only accommodation with good security...
Holiday renters want tight security

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Cape Town CBD residential market boom

Cape Town CBD residential market boom
The steadily growing demand for residential accommodation in Cape Town’s central city shows no signs of abating after a record year in 2014 when around 530 apartments were sold to the value of R856 million...
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Affordable versatility sees high demand in Bothasig, Edgemead and Summer Greens

Affordable versatility sees high demand in Bothasig, Edgemead and Summer Greens
The suburbs between the N1 and N7, to the northeast of Cape Town, have often flown under the radar for property buyers from outside the area in the past, but the extremely high demand being experienced at present could indicate that this is starting to change...
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