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Property News - 30 April 2015

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Africa's fast-growing population is the key reason why international investors are eyeing residential properties in Africa and the focus of buyers is shifting from South Africa to real estate markets in the continent’s other countries according to a recent Knight Frank report. Read more in Global real estate boom spreading to Africa

After months of searching you found your ideal property, but that feeling of elation can sometimes devolve into feelings of regret. In Buyers' Remorse we share the 4 biggest factors to keep in mind when viewing a property to buy.

In Focus On today we take a closer look at what is happening in the Garden Route Property Market. According to Keith Murray, Pam Golding Properties area principal, people are looking at building over buying second hand homes, saying it makes financial sense to build as currently many of the existing homes are still overpriced.

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Global real estate boom spreading to Africa

Global real estate boom spreading to Africa
African real estate markets are increasingly attracting overseas property investors, but the focus of buyers is shifting from South Africa to real estate markets in the continent’s other countries. The result is that continent is set for a property boom, argues a recent Knight Frank report...
Global real estate boom spreading to Africa

Ins and outs about selling property to foreign investors

Ins and outs about selling property to foreign investors
According to Craig Hutchison, CEO Engel & Völkers Southern Africa, “Although political and economical conditions do impact on the property industry, we stand firm that property still remains your best investment as housing is not an optional extra...
Ins and outs about selling property to foreign investors

Beware the risks of unregulated property schemes

Beware the risks of unregulated property schemes
Knowing how well an investment is regulated is a critical consideration when putting your hard-earned money into any investment, and property is no exception advises the SA REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) Association...
Beware the risks of unregulated property schemes

Buyers' Remorse

Buyers' Remorse
There are only a few things in life as exciting as being handed the keys to your new home...
Buyers' Remorse

Office property market losing shine

Office property market losing shine
The office property market is a long way from solving the problem of high vacancy levels, according to the latest Rode’s Report on the SA Property Market...
Office property market losing shine

To Lease Or Not To Lease?

To Lease Or Not To Lease?
To lease or not to lease? That is the question being asked around an increasing number of board tables as company’s eye off balance sheet property assets against new capital for core business activities...
To Lease Or Not To Lease?

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Focus on Garden Route, South Africa

Focus on Garden Route, South Africa
Vacant land in demand along Garden Route & Eastern Cape coastline

A surge in uptake in vacant land along the Garden Route and Eastern Cape coastline provides a clear indicator of a market turnaround in these coastal locations, with buyers looking to acquire plots for diverse reasons, including primary residences, retirement, leisure or investment...
Focus on Garden Route, South Africa

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Where is the most action taking place today?

Where is the most action taking place today?
An analysis of the Cape Town Rawson Property Group franchises to ascertain in which areas most of the residential sales activity is now taking place has corroborated very closely the latest figures and charts released by the Western Cape Institute of Estate Agents through their data processing service, Propstats...
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