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Bitcoin outdoes Property but its future is unknown

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Offshore Property offers top Value

The number of Real Estate companies promoting offshore property as a low-risk rand hedge investment has grown in recent months, reports SA Commercial Prop News.

More effort needed to Transform SA’s real estate sector

The CEO of the Property Sector Charter Council, (PSCC), Portia Tau-Sekati, says SA’s real estate sector has shown a strong commitment to transformation, but work needs to be done to convince black talent to pursue careers in property.

Listed Property wades through hard times

It’s getting harder for listed property companies to repeat their former successes in the current South African landscape, according to Ortneil Kutama, SA Commercial Prop News Media Director.

Real Estate Investments in South Africa increased by R28 billion

Investment volumes in South Africa’s real estate saw a 55,2% increase in 2016, despite economic challenges, weak currency and political uncertainty.

SA Listed Property Growth Has Taken a Dive

There was very little in the way of positive news for South Africa’s listed property investors as the sector is down 1% in the year-to-date due to a number of reasons.

Industrial Sector the top performer in SA Property Market

INDUSTRIAL remains the top-performing property sector in South Africa, with a total return of 13.6% delivered in 2016, the latest IPD SA Annual Property Index shows.

Good news for Buyers, not necessarily Owners

Minister Pravin Gordhan had a difficult budget speech to deliver as the economy struggles through its largest under performance since the 2009 recession, with the added challenge of a R30.4bn tax shortfall.

Some relief for first time property buyers in National Budget

The raising of the threshold for transfer duty on properties sold for less than R900 000, up from R750 000, as announced in today’s National Budget, is positive news as it provides some relief for first time buyers.

Budget 2017: Property under R900 000 will not attract Transfer Duty Tax

Tabling the South African National Budget Speech 2017 on Wednesday, Finance minister Pravin Gordhan revealed that properties under R900 000 (previously R750 000) wll not attract transfer duty tax.

Listed property sector winning favor with Investors

Having raised about R153 billion in the past six years, South Africa’s listed property sector is gaining ground and remains unaffected by a weaker economy growth.

SA Property Sector survives 2016 rollercoaster

Towards the end of 2015, the naysayers and the sorry folk who have avoided listed property investing in the past said the sector would struggle in 2016.

Property demand pushes Rosebank to new market highs

Property punters say they are seeing increasing demand in the Rosebank precinct — with rentals surpassing those in Sandton and Melrose Arch.

Investors should take advantage of Healthcare Reits

With growing interest in real estate investment trusts (Reits) and a desire for strong returns, it is time to consider listing a healthcare Reit, advises Ortneil Kutama, SA Commercial Prop News Media Director.

British Pound volatility brings hot opportunities for SA Property Investors

The weak post-Brexit pound has opened a window of opportunity for South Africans to invest in the UK property market.

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