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KNOWLEDGE IS KEY TO THE COMPETITIVE HOLIDAY RENTAL MARKET

2017-11-20

Cape Town’s popularity as a world-class tourist destination has resulted in a spike in the number of homes available for holiday lets and fueled investor demand for sectional title units with short term rental potential.

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'RENTVESTOR' A NEW BREED OF PROPERTY BUYER

2017-11-13

South Africa is currently seeing the emergence of a new type of property buyer known as a “rentvestor”, says Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet estate agency group.

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PROPERTY SEEN AS A SAFE HAVEN ASSET

2017-10-16

It is relatively straightforward to make a good property investment when the economy and housing market are booming.

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BUILDING WEALTH THROUGH MULTIPLE PROPERTIES

2017-08-12

Many individuals who already own more than one property mistakenly overlook key principles of wealth creation that could potentially unlock their ability to grow their property portfolios.

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SEMIGRANTS INVESTING IN COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN CAPE TOWN

2017-07-25

There's no such thing as an inexpensive property investment mistake, says Lance Chalwin-Milton, joint MD of specialist property auction house The High Street Auction Co, but some markets are more equal than others, and in the South African commercial real estate sector, Cape Town is where ill-informed decisions are likely to exact the largest toll.

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WHY CONSIDER SERVICED APARTMENT INVESTMENTS?

2017-07-07

Serviced apartments are a relatively recent phenomenon. They are fully furnished flats that have similar amenities to hotel rooms and can be used for either short-term or longer-term stays, offering a more home-from-home type experience. Benefits of staying in a serviced apartment over a hotel room include more privacy, flexibility, and space (serviced apartments are on average 30% larger than hotel rooms). These benefits also come at a reduced cost, as according to The Apartment Service, serviced apartments are 15-30% cheaper than the average hotel room.

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HOW JUNK STATUS WILL AFFECT THE PROPERTY MARKET

2017-06-17

News broke last week that The Fitch ratings agency could affirm SA’s rand-denominated credit rating one level above junk at BBB-, a move that no doubt makes us question what this means for the property development and real estate sectors.

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THE INS AND OUTS OF A COMMERCIAL LEASE DEPOSIT

2017-06-17

A deposit is a predetermined sum of money which a tenant is required to pay the landlord before taking occupation of any commercial premises.

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INVESTING IN STUDENT ACCOMMODATION: PROS AND CONS

2017-04-01

The recent protests at universities and colleges across SA have caused many to question the wisdom of investing in student accommodation - but it still remains a highly attractive option provided you buy the right kind of property in the right location, says Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group.

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ZERO-RATED VAT FOR A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTION

2016-12-02

The area of zero-rated VAT for a commercial property transaction can be confusing and must be properly understood if one wishes to avoid confusion and delays.

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